You are the Key to My Heart

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I kicked off my Catalog Launch party … It was a great start. My Stampin’ Friends are the Key to my Heart because they are the Heart of my business and they make my stamping classes, clubs and retreats so worth while and so much fun.

This is the Alternative project I shared yesterday ….

Here are the cards I shared during my LIVE demonstration on Facebook last night …..

I even gave away a FREE “Key to my Heart” Paper Pumpkin kit last night. All the names of the attendee’s watching LIVE were in the drawing … yep, all they had to do was join in and watch.

Here is the awesome February kit: Remember that there are Sale-a-bration Rewards when you subscribe to one of our three Pre-Paid options.

Thank you so much for stopping by today … Why don’t you join us on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page.

Have yourself an amazing weekend.

Here are the Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions …. It’s a great time to check out Paper Pumpkin because you will earn FREE product during Sale-a-bration!

Key to My Heart: Alternative Paper Pumpkin Card

Happy Friday Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I’m back to share my Alternative Card from the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin kit. I used most of the items from the January kit except for the Vellum oval that I cut from the Framed Florets Dies.

The original design has 3 padlocks on the front … I borrowed one! Then I knew I wanted to use the Key to “unlock” their heart. I used the vellum oval to really highlight my heart lock and key, and with dimensionals on back, it gives it dimension as well.

I added a little bow to my key which is included in the January Paper Pumpkin kit, and it ties in the color of our heart lock. Then I stamped my greeting in Fresh Freesia and trimmed the ends off the banner.

One of the main reasons I love the Paper Pumpkin kits is the Exclusive Stamp Sets!! Not to mention you can collect many colors of “spots” ink pads and the ease of having a kit so you can whip out a card when needed … no lengthy though process to design your own card.

Stampin’ Up! thinks of everything because you also get a coordinating envelope, and that’s what Stampin’ Up! and Paper Pumpkin is all about …. COORDINATION. Making our lives easier.

Thank you so much for checking back to see my alternative card.

Have yourself an amazing weekend.

Here are the Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions …. It’s a great time to check out Paper Pumpkin because you will earn FREE product during Sale-a-bration!

Key To My Heart: Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin. Each kit includes nine unique cards—three each of three designs—and nine coordinating envelopes that you can fill with love! This month’s kit represents a love lock tradition.

Many couples have signified their unbreakable love and devotion to one another by writing their names on a padlock, locking it on a bridge, and throwing the key into the river below. So, become locked in love this season and send a card to those you really care about! Check out these Love Lock Bridges!

Now let’s check out the Paper Pumpkin kit …

Don’t forget the special add-on to make your love go even further! Get the heart-shaped treat boxes and fill them with something sweet! The add-ons are sold separately and only be available while supplies last:

Stop back tomorrow to see the very special card I designed (my alternative project) with these cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Here are the Subscriptions that Qualify for Sale-a-bration Rewards …. Click on any one to get started with Paper Pumpkin and then collect YOUR Sale-a-bration Rewards!

Time to Celebrate FREE Product …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have heard the News … Our Sale-a-bration and Mini Catalogs are now LIVE!! We will only be having ONE Saleabration this year! It’s the BEST time of year with Stampin’ Up! For every 50.00 you spend you get to pick exclusive free product! Can we say…ADORABLE OWLS, or beautiful papers!

Another way you can get FREE Sale-a-bration products is to be a Paper Pumpking subscriber.

Our Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin craft kits by mail are an even better deal during Sale-A-Bration! Pick a free reward item for every $50 spent in January when you get your pre-paid code for the year.

So, for every $50 spent during Sale-a-bration (January & February) YOU get to pick a FREE Exclusive Sale-a-Bration Reward … purchase the 12-month subscription and you not only get to pick up to 4 FREE products, YOU will have earned HOSTESS Rewards as well!! That’s right, you will quality as a hostess too.

If your wishlist is over 100.00…you will really want to consider buying the starter kit and joining my Stars team so you get 20-25% off all your future orders! Plus choose to get the Boho Blue Mini Machine added to your starter kit! Choose 175.00 in product of your choice in your starter kit and pay only 99.00 or 129.00!

You can CLICK HERE for more information or to join my team. If you have any questions, please message me and we can chat. There is never an obligation … it’s all about YOU!

Thank you for joining me on this fine Friday… I hope you have yourself a wonderful day.

Here are the QUICK LINKS for the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions …

Santa Claus is Coming to Town …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I was assembling my October kit and noticed a bag of “Gnomes” that I had pre-die cut so … I thought what more fun than a sleigh ride than invite my die cut gnomes to join Santa Claus!! lol Here are the original cards from the kit (upper left hand) and my Gnomes cards (lower right).

Let’s begin by sharing a little JOY ….

The kit had 3 different designs so on my next card “Santa Clause is Comeing to Town) I did change up the layout a little bit ….

Just a little change on the next card …. Have a Merry Christmas my friends!

Just in case you wanted to view the video … I added it for you to see ….

Thank you for the visit … I appreciate it.

Good Things Come in Small Packages …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the December Paper Pumpkin …. Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate!

This kit includes:

*Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set *Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot *16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs *Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts. *Enough adhesive for each project! *Finished box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″ (9.2 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are only available while supplies last so make sure to get yours today.

Our January Paper Pumpkin kit and is available to subscribe to now …

From Gift Tags to Cool Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a video of the November 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit; From the North Pole. Today I’ll share a replay of last nights Facebook LIVE and you’ll see how these cute tags are magically transformed into easy, cool cards!

I’ll share not only the replay but photos of these alternative projects so you an get a better view so join me for a quick view of the video …

How cute and how simple, right! Let’s start with the “Candy Cane” tag ….

And now for the card…

You can create this super simple alternative card with a Mint Macaron card base and the magic of a quarter sheet of the Snowflake Specialty paper.

Here is a look at the “Santa” tag ….

To create this card you simply stamp the background as shown in the video …

and with a few additional colors added, Cherry Cobbler mat and the Crumb Cake card base, you end up with a fun card.

Let’s take a look at our last tag, the “Express Delivery ….

Another easy alternative to the tag is the next card ….

I used the Brick Embossing Folder on the 3 – 4″ x 1-1/2″ strips layered onto a Basic White Base. Don’t you love using the “scrap” little dots from the tag for an embellishment!?

You may have noticed that I stuck pretty close to what was in the kit except for the cardstock. I did have a little more fun with my fourth card….

I used a Basic White cardbase and one of the cards from the Santa Expess Memories and More Card kit for my background. The white circle and the sparkly tag are from the kit and then I added the snowflake from the Wonderful Snowflakes embellishments. Speaking of embellishments …. I also added a few Iridescent Rhinestone for even more bling!

I hope you enjoyed all the alternative projects created here for you today.

Thanks for joining me. Have a great day ~

Paper Pumpkin 48-Hour Sale!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Surprise! On 9–10 November, all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can save up to 50% on Paper Pumpkin past kits, refills, and add-ons 9–10 November! Customers who sign up by 10 November will even receive the November From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit, you can sign up HERE.

Past kits, refills, and add-ons make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season. So here’s your headstart on holiday shopping now! Past kits don’t include a clear block, but they can be purchased separately.

Exciting News Coming Soon!

We’ve got something great in the works, but we don’t want to give too much away just yet. Check back on 11 November 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (MT) on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook page for more details!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions.

Ho Ho Ho of Happiness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.
Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and the special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

I would also like to invite you to join me for my Facebook LIVE tonight at 6:30 pm CT for a fun Halloween card and a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for two upcoming Stamping Events!! You won’t want to miss the fun card and my news!

Hope you can join me tonight!! Thanks for checking in on me today ~

Grab a Paper Pumpkin or two … or more, and have some fun!

Trio of FUN … Stamp Kits!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Our September kit is all about Halloween, but our October and November kits keep the holiday season theme going with Christmas cards and gift tags! We don’t want to give too much away, but a little elf told us that these upcoming kits have even more exclusive, coordinating products to make holiday crafting a breeze!

Besides these amazing upcoming kits having coordinating products, now is a perfect time to try them out because when you make a qualifying purchase … you can also claim Sale-a-bration rewards, but Sale-a-bration ends in less than 2 weeks.

Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs! No need to let the season creep up on you; subscribe and order your kit today.

Plus, Stampin’ Up! putting the TREAT in trick-or-treat with a special GIVEAWAY on social media starting 5 September at 9:00am (MT)! Simply follow @PaperPumpkin on Instagram or the Paper Pumpkin page on Facebook, like either post, and mention three friends in the comments for your chance to win one of two personalized JBL speakers. You’ll have to be quick because the giveaway closes 8 September at 4:00pm (MT). Don’t miss out on this fang-tastic opportunity!

I thank you for joining me today, and if you are ready to check out the wonderful world of Paper Pumpkin … I have the links for you below.

Here are the links to our Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions and get your Sale-a-bration rewards.

Here Comes the Sun(flower) …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share this beautiful floral … Sunflowers with you today.

Are you like me and just love the beauty of the Sunflower? I find it amazing that this flower actually turns it’s head towards the sun … I think we should all do that more often!! Stop, tunr your head towards the sun, take a deep breath and relax. Take time to bask in God’s beauty.

I want to share with you the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit … This month’s kit includes watercolor designs inspired by nature, two Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and an all-new twist technique.

As a bonus, this month’s kit includes a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any of your projects. Time to make smiles bloom!


  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

I can’t wait for this kit! If you want to these beautiful sunflowers too … you can subscribe now by clicking on the subscription of your choice. I also want to let you know we are in our Summer Sale-a-bration so any purchase over $50 (before shipping & handling) will reward you with a FREE Sale-a-bration item!!

Woot Woot … a FREE Gift in your Paper Pumpkin and a Sale-a-bration Gift … YES Please! Here is graph to show you your rewards level.

Here are those links I promised … you will note they match up with the rewards above.

I want to thank you for hanging out with me today. I would love to invite you to hang out with me during my Facebook LIVE tonight! You’ll find me at 6:30 pm Central Time on my Linda’s Stampin’ Escape Facebook Page. See you there!

Pick of the Crop

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I will be sharing my card and Facebook LIVE replay with you, and it features the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting. Let’s take a look at the video ….

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!

Here’s the card …

Thanks for checking in on me today ~

Grab a Paper Pumpkin or two … or more, and have some fun!

Introducing: The Sending Good Thoughts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was the first day to subscribe to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit. Send your favorite people a message in a bottle—on a card! This kit is full of adventurous fun with a gorgeous ocean color palette and daring nautical designs.

Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 daring designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit will have your loved ones feeling sand-tastic!

Plus, we’ve got a fun game for you to play: the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz! This is a great chance to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and this month’s nautical kit. All active Paper Pumpkin Subscribers who play will be entered in to win a 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription code. Subscribe to the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit to be eligible to win!

Thanks for checking in on me today ~

Grab a Paper Pumpkin or two … or more, and have some fun!

Sharing Hope Alternative …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the “SHARE HOPE” Paper Pumpkin special Kit you can purchase at a discount and … you do not have to be a subscriber to get your hand on this. I do want to share the “contents” of the kit which includes the stamp set, card bases, embellishments and more!

Then I’m going to share a cute alternative that you can make with this kit, because at this price … you’ll want to snag up a refill too!

This kit is packed to the brim with bright and cheery elements! There is enough here to create 9 cards as well as decorate a Hope Box of your own! Full instructions are included in your kit.

Here is what the cards look like completed per instructions …

Now … Check out this little cutie and so easy to make ~

I used only ingredients from the kit. I started with the card base and added the pretty pre-printed piece. Added the “HOPE” and cut one of the banners in half to create the cute little flags. Did I mention your kit includes matching envelopes in three different styles! Love it.

I have LINKS to the full kit and refill for you below… just click on the photo and it will take you directly to the product in my online store. Grab a refill so you can create with family or friends!

Thank you and have a great day.

Click on the photo below to take you to this product in my stampin’ store ….

Change is Beautiful ~

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Kids? Grandkids? Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters!

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore your creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this craft subscription box and consider subscribing.

Thanks for joining me today.