It’s finally summer break for us! This is my daughter’s first official week off school. (My son’s been off for a couple weeks now.) It’s so nice not to have that hustle and bustle in the mornings. Now, it’s more the opposite problem, getting them out of bed before noon!!!
Today, I have news about Paper Pumpkin, new Weekly Deals, and a little inspiration on dressing up a bottle of sparkling wine.
Tomorrow is the last day of the Paper Pumpkin promotion. New subscribers, if you sign up by June 10th, then you can receive the June and July kits for 50% off! Afterwards, you may continue receiving these fun kits for the regular monthly price of only $19.95 plus tax (includes shipping.) Sign up using the promotion code: SAVE50 using the Paper Pumpkin tab on my right sidebar.
But that’s not all! When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator, you’ll receive free tutorials each month for alternative projects. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the projects from May. I’m part of a group of demonstrators that get together each month to design these fun projects. The tutorials are an exclusive for our customers only. You won’t see these projects anywhere else!
Curious about what the tutorials look like? Here’s a sneak peek of one of the many May tutorials.
Stampin’ Up! announced the following new weekly deals this morning. The Gift Card Envelope & Trims is a big favorite of mine. I give out lots of gift cards to teachers and my kids’ friends. This thinlit makes it super easy to whip up a nice envelope. I also highly recommend the two satin ribbons. They are so smooth and make any project look great!
I have another quick gift idea to share with you today. On Saturday, I wrote about the annual dance party. Well, there was one more gift that I made up for the hostess that I wanted to show you. I brought her some peach sparkling wine as a hostess gift and wanted to dress it up a little to match the other gift I’d made. I again used a retired color, Crisp Cantaloupe, so that everything matched, but you could easily replace it with a current color.
I started by cutting a piece of card stock 2-1/2″ x 11″ and folding it in half. Then, I punched a 1-3/4″ circle in the middle. Originally, when I placed the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock over the bottle to test it out, I realized that the paper wouldn’t hold it’s folded shape. It slid down the bottle and flattened open. So, I decided to add a piece of Gold Satin Ribbon around the back and attach it to both sides to hold the base together. It worked perfectly!
Once I got the base figured out, I started decorating the front. I layered Typeset Specialty Designer Paper, Gold Neutrals Designer Paper and Gold Foil Paper. For the banners on the bottom, I used the new Triple Banner Punch.
I stamped the label with the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set and used the Deco Labels Framelits to cut it out. The baker’s twine is attached with a couple staples and unraveled for a vintage look. At first, I was trying to push the twine aside, but later I decided I sort of liked it all messy and laying on top of the sentiment.
This sparking wine is one of my favorites from the local Weibel Winery near Lodi. If you’re ever in Lodi, you should check out their tasting room. They have sparkling wines in Peach, Citron, Almond, and one that’s blue that tastes like berries. I forget the name, but it is to die for!!!!
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Have a wonderful and creative week!