Urban is Back!

Get ready for a blast from the past with the return of the Urban paper suite! This was one of my favorite paper packs. I love it’s rugged, distressed, industrial vibe. Along with a brand-new sticker sheet and a coordinating cardstock pack, the Bring Back My Pack special also includes a new workshop kit with materials you need for creating these layouts and cards.

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Save 25% on the Urban Workshop Bundle

I love when we have a special reboot on one of our past paper packs.  With refreshed colors and a new sticker sheet, this Urban paper packet is sure to be a go-to for all kinds of scrapbooking and card projects.  In conjunction with the Urban paper pack itself, you can purchase the brand-new Urban stamp workshop set at a 25% discount and create these awesome projects.

Here is What is Included in Your Workshop Kit

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(1) Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet 
Cardstock sheets (5 French Vanilla, 1 Peacock, 2 Pewter, 1 Saffron, 2 Toffee)
(1) Wooden Arrows
(5) White card bases & envelopes

Urban Flair Stamp Set
(Can be purchased without stamps)
DOWNLOAD the Workshop Guide

♥ Purchase the Urban Workshop Bundle ♥

We’re also offering a special incentive for any new Consultants who sign up during December, and Hostesses whose Gatherings reach the third level of Hostess Rewards. Anyone who qualifies for this offer will receive the Urban Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, free of charge!

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Rugged ♦ Distressed ♦ Industrial

The Urban paper pack and workshop kits are available, while supplies last, through January 31st. With all the boys in my home, Urban is the pack I will be stocking up on. I am so glad they brought back this pack!

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Using a Kit to Create Your Own Unique HOME Decor

Many of you have commented on the color palette of the Home Monogram Workshop kit and, honestly, I can sympathize.  Today, I want to convince each of you that the bright peach color scheme should NOT prevent you from buying the kit. With a little creativity, some manipulation of the Design Space™ file, and careful use of the papers in the package, I was able to create an adorable piece for my home.

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My home decor is Rustic Americana (or kids can dent it and it’s okay). I knew, right away, that the bright peach cardstock on the original design was not going to match my space, but after looking through the contents of the kit, I thought, “I can work with this!”.  Here is what you get when you purchase the Home Chipboard Monogram Workshop Kit:

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(6) So Much Happy papers (basically half a package)
(3) Peach, (1) Sapphire, (2) White Daisy cardstock
So Much Happy Puffy Stickers (Z4254)
Chipboard Monogram—H (Z3420)
Chipboard Monogram—M (Z3425)
Chipboard Monogram—E (Z3417)
FREE INSTRUCTIONS & DESIGN SPACE™ FILE

See, plenty to work with! So how did I do it?

It first began with the careful use of the papers and cardstock. 

The “H” and the E” were cut from the Daisy paper, as close as possible to each other so that I could use the scraps to cut out a few of the Yellow Flowers in Design Space™.

On my “M”, I took advantage of the Floral Pattern at the base of one of the papers. By doing this, I didn’t need to cover the letter completely and used the remaining Heart paper to cut out leaves in Design Space™ as well as a few of the strips for the tops of the letters. (NOTE: Pay attention to the direction of the Hearts)

Remember that Floral Pattern I used? The back of the paper is the Red Stripe which was used for the Roof, Window sills, and the Door (grey on the back).

As you can see here, I also used quite a few of the Zip-Strips and Cut-Apart Icons to decorate my letters.

My design also required me to change the Design Space™ file.  I have decided that, instead of explaining all of my changes, I would just give you the LINK TO MY DESIGN. The biggest change was the “House”. My image was cut from Sapphire, the Windows from the Mint paper, and the roof from the Red Stripe.

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I have a love of Dandelions and Daisies, so I chose to layer and resize each of the White Flowers to make them appear more daisy-like.

How easy is that? One Kit – Two Ways

Simple, easy, fun, and done. This was a perfect way that I could use the kit “as is” and still create something that fit my decor.  What if your home has more of a French Country, Modern, and Farmhouse feel?? In that case, just purchase the Monogram Letters individually and take advantage of the BOGO sale to use one of our other paper collections and match your own unique style.

Just download the Free Instruction Guide and Design Space File™ and do what I did to make your own unique piece. I am so happy that I gave this kit a second glance. Sometimes you just have start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can – you never know what you will end up with.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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You Are Awesome Card

Do you know someone who is just amazingly awesome? I believe that it is good to recognize those who have blessed you with their friendship, willingness to listen, and ability to tolerate you.  This week, I created a card that you can give those awesome people using the a sentiment and little girl image from our A Bushel & a Peck stamp set.  Isn’t this just adorable?!  I love the combination of Glacier and Bashful together. If you would like to recreate this card you can find the list of supplies I used at the bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ B&T (Blue Leaf Fresh Air), 4¾” x 3¼” Glacier Cardstock, 4¼” x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock, 4″ x 2¾” B&T (Pink Beautiful Friendship), White Daisy Cardstock for stamped image

Techniques & Tips Just for You:
• The Glacier cardstock was embossed using a small dots embossing folder.
• I curved the sentiment and placed it onto a block before stamping it onto the B&T paper with Black Ink.
• Here is a list of the ShinHan™ markers used:  Mahogany, Bronze, Clay, Light Orange, Pastel Peach, Tender Pink, Cerulean Blue Light, Turquoise Blue, Colorless Blender

I hope you take some time to create a few of these cards to give to those who are willing to put up with your nonsense. 😉  Remember, this exclusive  A Bushel & a Peck stamp set is only available through June 30th for $17.95 on my website or for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.  I can’t wait to see what you create with our Stamp of the Month.

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Stamps
A Bushel & a Peck Stamp Set

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Fresh Air Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers

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Black Memento Ink

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My Acrylix® Block Starter Kit

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Glacier & Gold Ribbon

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Glue Dots

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3D Foam Dots

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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MicroTip Scissors