Monthly Archive: April 2017

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

The design team I’m on at Use Your Stuff is having a Circle Challenge this week!  Circles are a challenge everyone can easily do, so jump over to Use Your Stuff when you have your Circle Creation completed.

My dear college friend, Sharon, is having a birthday this week so I decided to make this circle birthday card for her.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set has beautiful fonts and is the show piece for this circle challenge birthday card designed by demo Beth McCullough. This April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative makes use of some of my favorite kit parts.Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

A couple friends were over stamping this month’s Paper Pumpkin with me on Friday evening.  I love the Lemon Lime Twist with the black and white, so I chose to use some of the Paper Pumpkin kit parts on this card and make a Paper Pumpkin April 2017 Alternative card.  I used the washi tape from the kit and also the DSP lining from one of the envelopes.  The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Paper Pumpkin kit April 2017. Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Click here to order a Paper Pumpkin kit for next month.  If you’re a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, the refill kits for A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin (April 2017) are available starting today.  Don’t miss out, they will sell out fast!

Saturday night was Prom for Abby and Keegan.  Here’s a picture of my kids before they met up with their friend groups.  I love the Lilac bushes shown in the background.  They smell wonderful!

We weren’t expecting any kids at our house Saturday evening. Before the night was over, Keegan and his girlfriend stopped over before the dance, Abby and her friend group came to have snacks and change before “After Prom”, and Ryan brought ten of his Okoboji Bible camp counselor friends for a bonfire in our back yard, and seven of them stayed overnight.  With three of our kids along with the seven guests, we had young adults sleeping on every couch and bed all over the house.  Sunday morning we sent them off after having cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs and bacon.  It was a fun evening!  I hope they all come back soon.  Superman and I are going to be super lonely when we become empty nesters in sixteen months!  I’ll probably have a lot more time to make cards though. 🙂

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Daisy 3×3 cards in the Wood Crate

Stampin Up Daisy punch makes adorable 3x3 cards and envelopes designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My Order from OnStage arrived today!  You may not be surprised there was a Daisy Punch inside!  Did you notice the awesome Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon?  You should start making your wish list!

Stampin Up Daisy punch makes adorable 3x3 cards and envelopes designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

The Daffodil Delight Daisy really pops on the Pool Party card.

Stampin Up Daisy punch makes adorable 3x3 cards and envelopes designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

The tag is from the Wood Crate Framelits.  The “happy birthday” is from a new stamp set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I can’t wait to show you more from that stamp set.  The crate is made with the Serene Scenery DSP Stack.  You should get one if you haven’t already, it’s on the Retired List.

Stampin Up Daisy punch makes adorable 3x3 cards and envelopes designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Here’s the Daisy cards I made last week.  See them in the crate all wrapped up for Mother’s Day here.

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I have several friends with birthdays this week.  Hopefully one of them would love to receive this little crate of 3×3 cards.

Bunny Cake made by Abby McCullough. Please see card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  We certainly did!  Here’s the Bunny Cake that Abby made.  My Grandma Olson made them while I was growing up, I made them for several years and now Abby has been the Bunny Cake maker for probably eight years.  Someone asked me why the bunny’s bow tie is missing?  Well, we needed to taste test it and make sure the bunny was yummy!  Also, our pan is not big enough to add the bow tie so it is now a tradition to eat the bow tie when we decorate the cake.  We had a wonderful Easter church service at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, IA.  Here’s the link to the video of the sermon if you’re interested.

I spent the afternoon cooking today.  I made two big pans of scalloped potatoes and ham, healthy Chocolate Zucchini Protein Muffins, and  my healthy Porridge Breakfast.

Hope you had a blessed day!

Beth 🙂

Stampin’ Up New Daisy Punch


Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Stampin Up 3x3 card set made with the new Daisy punch designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Cute 3×3 cards with coordinating envelopes!

  • Bermuda Bay
  • Melon Mambo
  • Crushed Curry
  • New Daisy Punch

At the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event last weekend, I was introduced to three of my new favorite products in the new 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Catalog which include the Daisy Punch, Wood Crate Framelits and Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack.  All the new products will be available beginning June 1.

Stampin Up Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack and Wood Crate Framelits. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

This crate is the perfect size for 3×3 cards or any kind of treat.  I love making boxes and this one is quick and easy.

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Stamp set and new Daisy punch Thank you card. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

.  I made this card at OnStage using the new Daisy punch.

Stampin Up 3x3 card set made with the new Daisy punch designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

My envelopes are trimmed in the Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks #138434.  This paper is retiring and it’s probably the item I’ll miss the most.  If you want some, get it quick before it’s gone.

Stampin Up 3x3 card set made with the new Daisy punch and Wood Crate Framelits designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Shhh, don’t tell my Mom, but she’s getting this cute little crate with the three 3×3 cards and envelopes with her Mother’s Day gift. My parents live in an independent senior living facility, so she can leave a sweet note for someone without having to put it in the mail.  If you give money for graduation gifts, it would be fun to add it to a little crate of cards.

Stampin Up 3x3 card set made with the new Daisy punch designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

The currently available products I used on this project are shown at the very bottom of this post.

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards