Wow … 50% OFF first 2 months!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m having a little technical difficulty with my camera so I will share our current promotion with you …

New Paper Pumpkin Subscribers get 50% Off!

NEW subscribers who join Paper Pumpkin between now and May 10 will get 50% off their first 2 months. Enter this promotion code to get in on the special: SAVEFIFTY0418

Paper Pumpkin for 50%!… #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out!

For those who are current or returning subscribers, you can still reap some rewards. In fact everyone that purchases a 3, 6 or 12 month pre-paid subscriptions by the end of March will get to choose FREE Sale-a-Bration products!

Check it out … We’ve got some great kits, and I share alternative projects so you’ll see even more ways to use your monthly kits!!

Thanks for checking in with me …

Hoping to be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday post.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!




Mixed Medallion Treat Pouch!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yay … It’s Friday and I’ve got a treat for you!!  Yesterday I shared the Mixed Medallion Card Kit video … what did you think? Cute? Well today I’m going to transform this card into a cute little treat pouch!

I did not do much to this card at all, and with a few strategic placement of adhesive, I created a treat pouch that anyone would love to receive …

First, I simply secured the Berry Burst flap down inside the card … I liked the color behind our cardfront so I did not want to cut it out.  Then I simple used my Fast Fuse to secure the bottom flap on each side to create the pouch / pocket.

Next … I wanted a little salutation on the inside that matched my “Thank You” greetings on the outside (In 3 different languages). I stamped it in White Craft ink and Heat Embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I think the White on White is much bolder …

Then I tucked my 3 little Merci candies into the pouch/pocket. I created a belly band to hold the top flap down and hold in my candies. I wanted to make sure it was wide enough so I made it with the candy inside.

I simply wrapped a 1″ x 11″ strip of paper around it and then where the crease came from the sides I scored it again at 1/4″ to create a wider band that would slide freely over the top.

I added the cute little Enamel Glitter Dots just for some glimmer and a little dimension to the card.

So … Did you think you could turn your card into a “gift giving candy pouch?”  I love it ❤  And I love figuring out different ways to use my products!

I hope your enjoyed today’s transformation and that your Friday has a surprise treat for you!

Thanks for joining me today ~



Got to Love a Card Kit …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick post for you … I’m going to be sharing a video of yet another Sale-A-Bration item!! This is our Mixed Medallions card kit.

Card kits are great to have on hand because you can whip out a card with no prep work and not much thought because the work is already done for you. Just check this out …

Get the fantastic Mixed Medallions Card Kit by Stampin’ Up! for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s biggest and best yearly sales event, Sale-A-Bration! Quickly and easily create 8 “thank you” and “congratulations” trifold cards. Everything you need is included!

NOW … Stop back tomorrow because I will be sharing some fun alternatives to this card kit!! Let’s get creative 🙂

Thanks for stopping today, I hope your day is a good one!

Rockin’ the Celebration!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Wednesday … Wow! And I’m hoping to WOW you with this next card. With just a little fussy cutting and our Bigshot we’ve got some real dimension and texture going on, on this card.

I am using the Epic Celebrations stamp set again and I’ve teamed it up with the Layer Squares and Shaped Stitched Framelits Dies along with the Picture Perfect Designer Paper again.  I’d like you to see the different looks you can create with the same items …

I found yet another pattern from the Picture Perfect designer paper that just shouts “celebration” so I thought what better to highlight that paper than to rock it out with the guitar.

Again, I used the Watercolor Pencils on both the guitar and the head set, earphones, what ever they are called now! LOL  Both were also popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Speaking of dimensionals, I also used them to pop up the square window so it framed the greeting!  It’s so cool to see the layer on layer but it fits into a regular A2 size envelope.

The stars are from one of our framelit dies … it gave it a more “Rock Star” look.  I often use bits -n- pieces from other stamp sets or dies, it gives you more versatility and a greater value for your purchases.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, and I hope you have enjoyed this card. I found this one a bit more gender neutral than yesterday’s card.

Have yourself a Happy Wednesday!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply Lists …


Dare to Dream

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well… this is actually my Tuesday, March 13th post but while editing, I hit the wrong button and it posted (AGH … technology!!)  Anyhow, let me show you what I’ve been up to!

For the past two days I’ve shared my creations from the Epic Celebrations, well I’ve got two more for you, so today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing those and you will get to see how fun and versatile this stamp set is …

I love this card for a young lady who is dreamin’ big … traveling, going off to collage, or heading out to explore life! I used the “Post Script” background stamp because I thought it looked cool with the tennis shoes.

The little circles on the background are what gave me the idea to create my focal point using … circles!! The tennis shoes were colored in using the Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen. I feel you have a lot more control using the pencils than some of our other water coloring techniques.

The little pop of designer paper comes from out Picture Perfect Party stack … and again, little circles!! The “Dare to Dream” greeting comes from one of our Exclusive Hostess stamp sets; Dare to Dream! This makes me feel like these were all suppose to be put together 🙂

Our circles were created with the Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes Framelits! And while I was at it … I decided to finish it off with a few now circles by using the beautiful little Glitter Enamel Dots!

I love this card in black -n- white with that pop of color, just sets the tone to inspire an awesome young lady to “Dare to Dream”! Switch out the color and you can send off your young man to follow his dreams too.

I’m so happy you stopped by today and checked out my card.  No reason in the world you can’t Dare to Dream as well … I’m always dreaming (and workin’ towards those dreams).

Have an inspiring day ~



Epic -n- Awesome!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend. Mine was filled mainly with stamping … a Stamp Club on Saturday morning and a Stampin’ Party on Saturday afternoon, and some card designing on Sunday!

One of the cards I designed yesterday is the one I’ll be sharing with you today. I was having some fun with the Epic Celebrations stamp set … it is one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can get FREE with a qualifying purchase.

I began by stamping my guitars onto the Wood Textures Designer Series paper, cut them out and then sponged a little Crumb Cake ink onto my guitars … gives them a little dimension ….

Then I stamped the Sheet Music Background stamp onto some Very Vanilla cardstock … I sponged the musical paper as well because it ages it some and really highlighted the guitars.

I created my background by starting with a 4″x5-1/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay. Then I sprinkled some of the Brusho directly onto my cardstock and then spritzed it with water … I did not over saturate, I just wanted speckles!

Begin lightly “Less is more” … you can always add,  but sometimes it’s hard to take it back off. I did the same with my greeting on a piece of Very Vanilla.

I then cut my greeting out with the “Layering Ovals Framelits” and sponged the edge with the Crumb Cake as well.  The greeting, the music notes, and the entire card front are matted with the Basic Black Cardstock. The entire cardfront is adhered to a Very Vanilla back.

Check this out …

I really liked the way this turned out, I glazed (covered) the guitars with the glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Not only does the glue stiffen the paper but it highlights the grain of the “wood” grain paper. Love it!!

Sometimes you just gotta play and discover all the different things you can do with the products you have in your craft room!

Thank you for joining me today, it is appreciated!

Have a marvelous Monday ~




Simply Sunday: Epic Celebrations

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How is your weekend going? Hope you have some time to enjoy this mild weather (in the mid-west anyway)! Our East Coast stampers have been going through some wicked storms … we can all be happy that Spring is on it’s way.

I’m behind in my posts … so I’m busy working at catching up! I have my “Epic Celebrations” card for you today! It’s a simple card that highlights not only the Epic Celebrations stamp set but Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper ….

I started with the Berry Burst cardstock on which I stamped the guitar and the dots.

Then I took the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads and sponged the colors onto the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper. It not only has the foil dots but is a glossy cardstock so sponging works beautifully!

The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White and is matted with the Copper Foil sheets found in the Annual Catalog before popping it up onto the card.

I just couldn’t resist a little more color pop so I added the Glitter Enamel dots … it adds some dimension and a whole lot of fun!!

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing another “Epic Celebrations” card  which will highlight the New Brusho!!

I thank you for stopping back today…

Hoping you have a wonderful Sunday.