Thursday, May 7, 2020

Beautiful Paper Flowers for Mother's Day

Getting flowers for mom for Mother's Day is going to be a bit tougher this year. So to make it easier, I created these beautiful paper roses with the We R Memory Circle and Spin tool and beautiful papers from DCWV called Petal Paper. While these papers are specially made, you could follow the tutorial below and create these flowers with tissue paper, patterned paper, and even card stock. You know what, even magazine or newsprint would work too!

Start by placing your paper inside the Circle Spin and Trim tool. Cut a circle. The larger you made your circle, the larger your flower will be.

The Circle Spin and Trim tool has two blades stored in the top. (Love that!) Twist the blade into the slot that corresponds to the size you wish to cut. Place the paper inside, close the lid, and turn the knob. You will need to hold the tool down, like any other cutting tool.

Using a scissors, cut a spiral from your circle. Cut off the end to square it up, and trim up any other wonky edges that might appear.

Begin rolling the paper, starting from the outside and working your way in. Use your fingers to help keep the bottom paper level. The top is not a concern, as it spreads out, it will create more realistic looking petals.

Stop rolling once you reach the circle in the center of your paper.

Put glue on the bottom of your rolled up paper. I find that a sticky craft glue works best. 

Place the glue down into the circle left at the center of your paper. Hold in place for a few moments. And also, allow the roll of paper to loosen up slightly, once again, creating a flower that looks more real.
You can manipulate the paper how you see fit. Especially when working with a wet glue. There is time to arrange the paper as you see fit.

Make as many flowers as you desire. Don't forget to cut out some leaves from paper as well. They can also be folded and bent to add a realistic look.

Surprise mom with flowers for Mother's Day. No need to tell her how easy they were to make, all she will see is how beautiful they are!

Happy Mother's Day!

To those of you hurting this Mother's Day, you are near to my heart and in my prayers. <3 p="">

Sincerely Yours,
Supplies used. Shared with affiliate links. Thanks, as always, for the support!
DCWV Petal Papers can be found at JoAnn. Which is offering free curbside pick up for online orders. Coupons are also accepted online and online orders include sale prices as they occur.

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar for Card-Mailers - May 2020

This calendar is available for FREE download. Feel free to open the link and save, print, or share this calendar!

Each month for our Mail It Monday community at Instagram, I share this calendar as inspiration for your card-making and your card-mailing! Use this to inspire you to take out a forgotten set of stamps, use it to remind you of someone who could really use a smile, or use it to be an encouragement to send your cards!

The Mail it Monday community is exploding with new members each week! It is a wonderful place of joy and my heart is full these days as I see everyone stepping up and spreading love into the world. I am blown away by the number of cards being sent. Card-mailers you are making a difference in the world with your hobby! Wow! What an amazing thing to be able to say!

We would LOVE for your to join us. Click here to become a part of Mail It Monday!

Sincerely Yours,

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Armful of Joy - new design launch!

I am so very excited to announce that I have launched a new design in my Society6 shop, 
Sincerely Yours, Kimberly! "Armful of Joy" is inspired by a bouquet of flowers I picked up at a farmer's market. These dahlias are full of fun and happiness!

I added quite a few new products in the home decor department, so be sure and click over and check them all out! I thought I would share my most popular items for sales with the new design!

First up, the canvas tote bag. The bag comes in 3 different sizes. Its great to able to choose what will work best for you!

These pouches are SO popular! With the thick fabric and heavy-duty zipper, these pouches can store quite a bit. They are available in 3 different sizes, or if you cannot choose, a pack of all 3!

Another super popular chose is the iPhone case. This case is available for a variety of models. My sister-in-law ordered the Rainbows version and loves it! Especially in these days of needing to disinfect everything, she is happy for a new case that she can wipe down easily!

The wonderful notebooks from Society6 have been given an update! You can now choose lined or unlined notebooks or even a pack of 3! I love the feel of these notebooks. Soft cover, but sturdy. The pages feel really nice to write upon!

HUGE update to the throw pillows! You can now choose INDOOR OR OUTDOOR, along with 4 different sizes. As I was thinking about getting new cushions for our deck this summer...these may need to come live at our house!

The cover is machine washable and the inside pillow form is full! Very high quality!

This pillow is new for my shop, but I LOVE it! The floor pillow comes in either round or square, and in your choice of two different sizes. How fun would this be in a screen porch or sun room? I am thinking my cat will be taking possession of this one! (as long as I put it in the sunshine...)

And, because I adore all things paper, wrapping paper is available in Armful Of Joy. This wrapping paper comes in 5 sheets. It is incredibly thick and luxurious feeling! 

There are SO many more products with Armful of Joy on it in my shop! Stop over by clicking the words above, and add a bright spot of joy to your house, or maybe as a gift! They ship worldwide!

Sincerely Yours,

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thank you card with a gift card pocket - We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

There are SO many people who deserve our thanks these days. So many people who need our support as we live in unprecedented days. I pray that you are safe, and healthy. Hugs to each of you as we all face stress and fears. I hope that you find ways to make yourself happy. Usually finding a way to help someone out, or to spread cheer fills my heart up. Making cards is definitely one bright spot in my days!

Because people need our thanks, I thought it would be fun to make a card that can hold a gift card. Using the Pocket Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers made it easy. I love when my design team assignments turn into a great project to use immediately!

I also used the We R Memory Keepers Word Punch board to create the "thanks" banner. And check out those cute papers from Pebbles, Inc.!

For a tutorial, pop over to the We R Memory Keepers blog. For a video tutorial, visit me on Instagram @kimberlystamps! You will get a great look at the tool, plus an important tip about orientating your patterned papers!

Sincerely Yours,
Supplies used. Shared with affiliate links. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar for Card-Mailers - April 2020

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar for Card Mailers April 2020 edition is now available for FREE download! This calendar is a part of our card-mailing community at Mail It Monday. Mail It Monday is located on Instagram and is a growing group of people all encouraging one another to send cards. While most people make their cards, sending any type of card is amazing! We are working on spreading love into a world that needs more light! Mail It Monday also tracks card drives and organizations that send cards out. So its a happy place full of resources!

This calendar started last year. It is a resource that is meant to bring ideas and inspiration to you! The days on this calendar are fun, serious, and well, some days plain old ridiculous! Use this calendar to inspire you to take out an old stamp set you forgot about. Maybe the day will remind you of someone special in your life. The day might even spark an idea to send a card to someone you never thought about needing a card before! So many possibilities! I have used it also for social media post ideas and fun dinners or desserts at our house!

Click above and feel free to download and print, or just save digitally. You are also free to share this calendar, but PLEASE link to the source! Thank you! 

Sincerely Yours,

Monday, March 16, 2020

Die Cutting and Embossing with the We R Memory Keepers Revolution

Die cutting and embossing are my two favorite card-making techniques! And while I love using them for cards, they are also awesome for scrapbook layouts as well! We R Memory Keepers has a new manual die cutting machine out called the Revolution. It is really smooth and creates clean cuts and deep embosses!

The plates and platform are so easy to use. The base is also magnetic, making it easy to keep your dies in place while passing everything through the machine.

See how clearly everything is labeled? So smart! So easy!

Check out the details on the white card stock circle! Visit the We R Memory Keepers Blog for way more details and visit me on Instagram @kimberlystamps for a video look at the Revolution!

Thinking of you all in these unusual days. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Stay home. Praying for everyone in the days ahead. Sending you much love and a massive, socially-distant, hug!

Sincerely Yours,
Supplies used. Affiliate links shared here. Thank you for supporting my family in this way!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Two EXCITING announcements!

I have two incredibly exciting announcements to make about my designs!! Not only can you find my designs on many products at Society6, but now I have two more shops!

Starting today, I have fabric available for sale at Spoonflower!

You can find my shop here: Spoonflower Sincerely Yours, Kimberly

Spoonflower is a website that allows you to shop for fabrics from hundreds of designers. You can choose from over 20 different types of fabric, in any design you find in the shop.

Spoonflower takes care of the manufacturing, production, and shipping. So you will be ordering my designs, but they take care of the rest. Its wonderful for me as a beginner because I can learn how designs look best and not worry about the rest. I earn a small commission on every yard that is ordered.

now available as fabric!

I have a very small start with this one fabric design, but I will be adding more very soon!

Along with Spoonflower, is its sister site, Roostery. This shop allows you to order many household items with my designs. You can choose from pillows, to curtains, to napkins, to placemats, and more!

 My Roostery shop can be found here: Roostery Sincerely Yours, Kimberly

Rainbows Throw Pillows
The throw pillows come in two different styles.

Rainbows Bedding
Sheets, duvet covers, and pillow shams are available.

Rainbows Napkins
The napkins come in standard sizes, but also cocktail size as well.

And finally, placemats! Thanks to my sister-in-law, I have quite a few ideas for these in the days ahead! 

Dear friends, thank you as you continue to support me in all my creative adventures! All the orders you have placed (WOW!) and all your sweet messages mean the world! This is all so exciting and new and scary, and having wonderful friends in my corner lifts me up so! Hugs to each of you!

Sincerely Yours,

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