Paper Pumpkin: Birthday Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A blog share from the Stampin’ Up! “Get Inspired” blog …

Having a Paper Pumpkin subscription is like giving yourself a birthday surprise every month—and this month the surprise even has a birthday theme!

Have you seen it yet? If not, stop what you’re doing and watch this video:

Now, the only question is, are you ready to party? This kit is packed with fun and enough supplies to make six cards, four bags, and four tags! The color scheme and style make it a perfect gift for anyone ages 1-100, man or woman, dog or cat, friend or yourself!

It’s like the party you wish would never end! Here are some additional ideas:

  1. Use the supplies from the kit to create your own projects like our artist did with this card. See that cute yellow fringe? It’s made with the tissue paper—brilliant!KitCompnentsOnly-1
  2. Don’t forget to use your stamps. We added a balloon stamp so you can use it long after the die-cut balloons run out. Every celebration needs a little confetti, and this shaker card delivers!OthersuProductOnly_58
  3. In case you use those die-cut balloons on another project, here’s another take on the bag. Stamp and emboss on Watercolor Paper and then use your Aqua Painter for a more elegant look. Add a little bling with some gold sequins and a pompom and you’ve got a gift anyone will love. (And might we say, you’ve got a gift for creativity too!)OthersuProductOnly_73

There are so many things you can do with this kit that you’re definitely going to need some refills. As a special perk, our subscribers can order them here, while supplies last.

If you’re not a subscriber you missed out on this kit. But don’t miss another one! Get your first two months for 50% off right now. Click here to learn more. Offer only applies for first-time subscribers, excludes previous subscribers. Not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. Offer ends June 10, 2015

Thanks for stopping by ~


Thank You in Blackberry Bliss …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I just have to squeeze in one more card sample using the Painted Blooms Designer Series paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12″ x 12″ Acid free, lignin free… and it coordinates with Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi.

Today I’m going to share one of the cards that we made at the 2015 Spring Stampin’ Retreat. On this card they learned how to create this unique card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch …


You can see that we used the Blackberry Bliss flowers. I thought they went well with the flower from the “Petal Potpourri” stamp set. Create a bouquet, a garden, or a single perfect bloom. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options–combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.


I used Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight inks to create the front floral piece. The greeting comes from the “Hey You” stamp set.

This stamp set was the “Pillow Gift” our guests received Saturday night when they returned to their rooms. This cute little clear mount set includes three greetings that work with some of the most frequent card-giving occasions.


The card was finished off with the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon all tied up in a bow. What a fun way to open a card … it will be just like opening a present!

Don’t forget that the Painted Blooms Designer Paper is on the Weekly Deals list for only $8.21 and the “Hey You” stamp set is currently on the retired list … and on sale!! Only a few days remain to get the items you wanted from the retirement list.

I have a list of ingredients below … just click on the items description for more information or to begin your purchase.

Thank you for stopping by …

and enjoy your day!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

A Wonderful Man … Sneak Peek

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I have returned home and created a “sneak peek” for you today! I will be introducing you to a new “Hostess” stamp set, designer paper, and one of the new In-colors! 

For those of you in my Stampin’ clubs … the catalogs are in, give me a call and we’ll set up a time for you to get yours!  All club members will receive their copy for FREE. Those of you who have purchased during the past few months with a qualifying order … you will receive yours by mail!!

Anyone else in the U.S. who follows my blog and does not have a current demonstrator, all you need to do is place a $50 order from My Stampin’ Up! On-line Store and I will send one directly you – FREE as a Thank You!

Now … on to the card!


Let me begin by introducing you to the new “Hostess” stamp set … “Happy Birthday Everyone”.  The font is gender neutral and “any” age appropriate… how perfect!  It also contains: to an amazing women … to a good friend … to you … love … and to my darling. It comes in wood or clear mount.

I stamped the greeting in Island Indigo and Delightful Dijon (one of the new in-colors) to coordinate with the new Bohemian Designer Series paper.  I had a hard time picking out what pattern I wanted to use, so many great ones to choose from.


A little layering of cardstock and your card is complete. I think the rich hue of the Island Indigo works so well with the warm Delightful Dijon. We are going to have a blast with the new colors this year!

Thanks for dropping by today …I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek.

Have a warm & wonderful day ~




Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am still in Door County (but leaving today) so I’ll be sharing  some of the beautiful cards that I have created with the Painted Blooms Designer Series paper.

The first card is cut from the same 12 x 12 sheet as the last card.  You can actually get 6 awesome cards from just that one sheet, and they will all look a different.  It coordinates with the Painted Petals Stamp Set …. which I used on the inside.




This pretty little blue pattern is so fun … reminds me of forget-me-nots!  You must check out the pattern with Blackberry Bliss … it is scrumptious!



Hope you enjoyed this quick review of the Painted Blooms designer paper.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!!

Have yourself a fantastic day ~



Hello Stampin’ Friends from beautiful Door County Wisconsin!

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend … as you can see, I am extending mine a bit longer. I am on a get-away with my sister Eileen, in Sister Bay! I’ll share some photos with you soon.

Till then … I have the Weekly Deals for you ~

Everyone’s favorite Designer Paper is on sale … Painted Blooms! It’s my favorite to make quick & easy cards that look beautiful!!  The Build a Bouquet project kit is also included in the Weekly Deals! I will share with you the flowers that I made 🙂

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Hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

137784G Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Item # 137784
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets Item # 137788
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46
Large Kraft Grid Journal Item # 137865
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96
Build A Bouquet Project Kit Item # 137952
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71
Aquamarine Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad Item # 138092
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46
Yellow Citrus Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad Item # 138093
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons Item # 137857
Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46
Painted Blooms Cotton Twine Item # 137873
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21
Hello Honey 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Quilted Cotton Ribbon Item # 137864
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21

Thank you for stopping by …

Have a beautiful day!


Remember the Fallen … Memorial Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a special card I would like to share with you. It’s my way of saying “Thank You” and pay my respects for those who have fought and served our country … but did not make it home.

Today is the day we pay our respect for those who gave all to give us the freedoms we enjoy.

A simple “Thank You” card made with the Pleasant Poppies stamp set…


I embossed them in black and colored them in with the new Watermelon Wonder maker… The base card is also in the Watermelon Wonder. I was going to use the Calypso Coral, but this was closer to the color I picture poppies as.

The “Thank You” comes from the “Celebrate Baby” stamp set. I love this set and I’m sorry it is on the discontinued list.  I added a Vintage Brad to give my card a little brass, and to finish it off … I simple spritzed a bit of black to create a more interesting background.

Enjoy your Memorial day … and take a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate price to keep our country free.

Thank you for joining me today.




Simply Sunday: Sneak Peek

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With the new catalog just around the corner, I wanted to share a sneak peek with you! Today you will get to see the beautiful “You’ve Got This” stamp set!

I will also introduce “Watermelon Wonder” … one of the new 2015-17 In-Colors!  The background stamp is included with this set.  I stamped off so it was a bit lighter … I must say, the new pads are very juicy!


I stamped the flower and greeting (also included in the stamp set) with the Momento ink. I love this ink pad (still love my StazOn) but the Momento ink cleans nicely off the stamps.

The beautiful lace ribbon is new and is “Watermelon Wonder”. The ribbon comes in each of the 5 new In-Colors.

If you are looking to create beautiful cards, quickly … here’s the answer.  This pretty little card could be sent out with birthday wishes, get well, thinking of you … even a sympathy card. So very versatile.


You will be able to order these items on June 2nd!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a beautiful day ~