Everything is Rosy

Stampin’ Up!’s Everything is Rosy kit is packed with everything a crafter needs to make stunning projects. Not only does the stamp set have beautiful floral and leafy images, the sentiments are in delightful font. Then there are the coordinating dies. The rose gold foil paper, the specialty designer paper with rose gold accents, sheets of preprinted floral images and foil accented label. As if that wasn’t enough to have you running for your craft room there are also mirrored rose gold embellishments, two full rolls of ribbon and a bottle of rose gold shimmer paint. I tried to resist, I really did. But the shimmer paint and the foil paper pushed me over the edge. I’m so glad I fell!

A Birthday Card

This is the card I designed as a make and take for my Paper Pumpkin Party club. I wanted something fairly simple to assemble but that showcased as many of the products in the kit as I could reasonably use. I also wanted something soft and feminine. So instead of the darker coordinating colors of Night of Navy or Melon Mambo, I used Powder Pink as my card base. This color is retiring at the end of May.

Normally, I would add another card stock layer, but again to keep things simple, I used a 3-1/4″x5-1/4″ piece of DSP with the lovely rose gold accents. For the leafy accent on the left, I started with a 1″x6″ strip of the foil paper and die cut using the Everything is Rosy die. I love how edge dies give you detail, but it remains connected to the paper. This made it easy to glue the DSP to foil and then attach the entire piece to the card.

Next, I assembled the sentiment layer. I used an 8″ length of the Night of Navy ribbon with rose gold metallic edges (it’s so pretty in person). Over that, I layered one of the preprinted floral sprays. These punch out and there are two sheets of just flowers in different sizes. The sentiment is stamped on a small piece of Whisper White and die cut with the Stitched Labels dies. I used glue dots for the ribbon and Dimensionals for the sentiment and flower.

As a final touch, I added three of the rose gold mirror embellishments. The inside of this card is stamped with the birthday sentiment that came in the kit. But it would also make a great thinking of you card. If you love rose gold, don’t miss out on this kit! It’s only available as long as supplies last or until May 31, 2019. If you’d like to get it now, shop with me.

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Alternates

The April 2019 Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit includes two Distinktive stamps that provide realistic images of a rose and leaf spray. The kit also has an array of useful sentiments and enough materials to make nine gorgeous notecards.

Sample of the Designs

These are the three cards the kit makes if you use it as designed following the instructions. The Gray Granite ink in the kit gives the cards an aged or vintage feel. I loved the background papers that were pre-watercolored as well as the corrugated pieces that add such a unique texture. I could have made all nine cards exactly like this and been completely satisfied with the results. But, I love to share ideas so using the remaining six cards worth of materials (plus the extras that Stampin’ Up! always includes).

Simple Alternates

This alternate uses Mint Macaron ink for the leaves and Flirty Flamingo ink for the sentiment. The bow is Flirty Flamingo ribbon that I had in my stash. The instructions included with the kit list the coordinating colors. I like to see what I have on hand that matches and use of my stash.

The second simple alternate also uses Mint Macaron ink for the leaves with second generation stamping (stamp off on scrap paper then stamp the card). The rose is So Saffron. I made sure to stamp it over the pink part of the background to make it look like a Peace Rose. I also used Linen Thread instead of the twine in the kit.

For the last simple alternate, I cut one of the notecards in two using my trimmer. Then I trimmed another half inch from each side of the plain part of the card. The small white piece is stamped with the leaves in a variety of directions. Using my watercolor pencils, I filled in the leaves with Garden Green. I layered the two pieces together and added Linen Thread. The entire thing is mounted on a base of Gray Granite cardstock. The sentiment is stamped on the back of one of the banners in the kit in Mint Macaron. I like the gender neutral style of this card.

DSP Alternates

Patterned paper, for some of us its a weakness. I have packs of gorgeous paper, some unopened. I do my best to cut the paper I love and use it in my projects. Paper Pumpkins always inspire me to use my DSP (Designer Series Paper). For this first card, I layered paper with a wood grain texture. I also added Linen Thread and gems from the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin. The card is still notecard sized (3.5″x5″) but I made my own base from Whisper White cardstock.

This card is full sized. I used So Saffron as my base and also a layer of So Saffron DSP. This paper is done by color collection, and this is from the Subtles pack. The sentiment is from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin. It fit perfectly in a vertical orientation. I meant to put the corrugated banner underneath, but I forgot. Bummer. The rose is second generation Flirty Flamingo and the Leaves are also second generation in Mint Macaron. I like how feminine this card is.

Memories and More Cards

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before how economical the Memories and More packs are. You get tons of cards in two sizes, sometimes laser cut papers, stickers, and other great pieces that are perfect for pocket scrapbooking but also for making interesting cards. The pack I used for these cards is retired, but the color worked and they had a garden theme.

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Playing with Past Paper Pumpkins

The Paper Pumpkin celebrated its sixth birthday in March. That’s seventy-two boxes of creative inspiration if you subscribed from the start. I’ve only been a member for a few years, but I was gifted with several retired boxes. Woo Hoo. It was like winning the craft stash lottery. I know there are many people who have past boxes. Every so often, I’ll pull one out and see what I can do with it. This time I’m playing with the July 2014 kit, Wish Big.

The first surprise was that the kit used Blackberry Bliss. This color was brought back last year. Perfect timing! The kit came with cards and gift boxes. I had scavenged the boxes months ago. But here are the cards I came up with using the stamps and the card materials from the kit.

Wish Cards

This card is closest to the original design in the kit. The wish letters and big star were stickers in the kit along with the gray and white strip. The box came with a ton of silver stars. I added a few more with a stamp in the kit using Blackberry Bliss ink. The Make A sentiment was also in the kit.

This card is similar, just more. I added a layer of Frosted Floral DSP and more silver stars. The tag is a leftover from a more recent kit.

Thanks Cards

Going with the star theme, I used a piece of Bubbles and Fizz DSP. I was using all my retired product for these cards. But that is the cool thing about Stampin’ Up! products, they are timeless and work together beautifully even five years later. The Thanks sentiment was a stamp in the kit.

I liked the Thanks sentiment so much, I got out my Stamparatus and let it rip. The hearts were stickers in the kit. I added the white and silver twine bow. The Stamparatus makes repetitive stamping so easy. A simple one layer card that has a huge visual impact. Those fun folk art style hearts inspired my next card.


The last two projects use the round tags that came in the kit. I like cards that use tags on the front. I don’t make enough of these for as much as I like the look. I used a piece of Wood Texture DSP to play up the rustic style of the hearts. The sentiment is from Labels to Love. The twine is from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit. This would be a cute card for a summer beach wedding.

The final project I have is a simple tag. For You was in the kit along with more of those awesome silver stars.

So if you have a stash of unopened or incomplete Paper Pumpkins, pull one out – the fun doesn’t expire. Happy crafting.