Two for Tuesday: Silent Night & Simple Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got double the fun for you! I’m going to share a beautiful card that one of my Holiday Retreat Attendee’s made for the card swap, and I have a super simple way to deck out your Holiday Paper Pumpkin Stocking.

I am thrilled to share a pretty card from my Guest Stamper: Jennifer F. What I love about this card is that Jen took a staple from her stamp collection and created this a fresh new holiday look …

Lovely as a Tree just received a lovely update … I love how it is framed with the use of the Circle Framelits Dies and the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.

The “two” on this Tuesday is an Alternative Project to the November 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. These little stockings are so easy to work with and a Gift Card tucks nicely inside … so hang them on the tree or use them on the gift.

I teamed up my Paper Pumpkin with the fun and amazing Stitched Felt Embellishments from the Quilted Christmas Product Suite. Just a quick dab on All Purpose Glue and your stockings are ready to hang… and I added some pretty ribbon so you can do that!

I see some of you took part in our 24-hour Sale (THANK YOU!!) There are plenty of items on the shopping list, so just click the link below.  Don’t forget the Clearance Rack too.

Don’t forget our FaceBook Live event … join me and the rest of the Paper Pumpkin family …


Today … November 21st at 6:00pm (MT) or 7 o’clock central time go to the Stampin’ Up! Facebook Paper Pumpkin page to view this fun event LIVE!!  Here is the link to the page:


Click Here to start!

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Happy Tuesday!


Projects & Stamp Sale & Tips … Oh My!! It’s all here!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got a cute project to share and some stampin’ tips that can be used on any projects!!

Stampin’ Up! has produced yet ANOTHER fabulous Paper Pumpkin kit! This November’s kit is filled with adorable mini Christmas stockings. And they are super fast and easy to assemble for gifting as is.

I didn’t change much on this little stocking at all … Basically I extended the Cherry Cobble part of the tag so it shows at the top and bottom, wrapped the leaves around the tag, and ….

… used my new Stampin’ Blends to color the clothes pins that were included in the kit! That’s right, you can color any of our wood elements, rhinestones, pearls, accents or enamel shapes with the Stampin’ Blends.

Next… I jazzed up the stocking a bit by using the Gold Star Sequins from my October Paper Pumpkin kit, just add a touch of Multipurpose Liquid glue.

I choose the stars because of the gold tree and the star at the top… it just ties it all together.

Ready for one more awesome idea? Oh yea … Here it is ~


You can use the Stampin’ Blends on the stocking to die it to match the October card … how awesome is that!! I love this, and you can make it any color.

If you can’t get enough … join me and the rest of the Paper Pumpkin family on a FACEBOOK LIVE event  …


Tomorrow … November 21st at 6:00pm (MT) or 7 o’clock central time go to the Stampin’ Up! Facebook Paper Pumpkin page to view this fun event LIVE!!  Here is the link to the page:


Click Here to start!

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog today.

I hope your week starts out simply wonderful … Happy Monday!

Birthday Alternative ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a special birthday card … my sister Eileen’s. I could not share this card earlier because we just celebrated her birthday yesterday.

I used the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin as my base … and then I changed it up to create a unique birthday card. I wanted to use the beautiful “Happy Birthday” on my card and to do so, I had to change out the top layer of my card …  this is where I decided to use the Oval Dies to create my opening for a shaker card.

When I cut out my oval, I used the outside of my die as a template to draw an “Old Olive” line around the oval … this was to add a bit more of the Olive color to my card.  I used the background, window sheet, sequins and foam strips from the kit for my card.

I added the deer and I did that because I wanted to add a touch of black to pull the color from the greeting and the plaid background. At this point the card was a little masculine so I added the pretty “sparkly” black bow because it tied into the color theme and added a feminine touch to the card. Now … don’t you think that did the trick!

Hope you enjoyed my Paper Pumpkin alternative … a great base to create a very special birthday card.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one.

Here it is …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve been waiting to see what Stampin’ Up! has boxed up for us this month … It’s here! Check out the video!!

We’ve made it easy for you to get ‘er done with October’s Pining for Plaid kit—which will arrive on your doorstep in plenty of time for assembling and holiday giving.

The cards are a snap to put together; plus, you’ll get an immediate dose of the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this kit’s rustic pine trees, shimmering “snowflakes,” and merry greetings.

NOT A PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBER? It’s not too late, sign up now for the coordinating November kit and as a subscriber you can order ANY of the available past kits (including this kit!!)

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, our monthly stampin’ kit.

Order the 3 month subscription (below) or more and I’ll send you a cute Paper Pumpkin tote to carry your kits in.  With everything you need to create the projects in your kit, they are perfect for creating on the go!

You’ll also get a Virtual Rewards point for each $5o spent! Learn more about my Rewards points by clicking the link on the right side of my blog.

Thanks much for hanging in there, my computer went down but it’s back up and running again!

Have an awesome day ~

Shop for your Paper Pumpkin now …


Thankful for my Coffee!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday!! Today is the last of my Paper Pumpkin Alternative projects … time to move on because there is soooo much to show you, but I must say “this kit has been so easy to work with!”

So … for my last project I just had to incorporate this kit with one of the hottest new bundles in the catalog … the Coffee Café Bundle!! 

Always “thankful” for my coffee! I used the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper as my background. The series of leaves were all stamped with the leaf stamp included in the kit … I just simply dragged the tip of the ink spot over the center of the stamp so only the veins showed.

The cup was cut from the “Pillow Box” included in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I really love the embossing on the pillow box and I centered it so it would be visible.

The greeting and tag also come from the kit. I added a strip of gold behind my cup and leaves to accent the gold strip on the tag.  Really quite simple … and fun to make.

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin… I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for dropping in on me today.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Be Thankful ….


Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m really excited to share my next alternative project with you! From the comments and the “pins” you really liked the Gold Leaf card, I do to but this card is full of color and gold and I think it’s my favorite so far!!

Stunning… right!  I just love all the layers of leaves … and they are all included in the kit! I pulled apart one of the envelopes and cut it into 3″ x 1″ strips, then I stamped the greeting on a left-over piece and punched it out with a 1-1/2″ circle punch … then layer. Viola!!


Incredible dimension is created by simply layer the leaves … no dimensionals were needed.

Many of you have asked how you can get this kit … Well, you need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. If you sign up before the 10th of October, you will be able to purchase many of the past kits (hopefully including this one) Plus there are refills that you can also purchase!!

Why Sign Up NOW? …

HOW COOL IS THAT!!  Two coordinating kits! However, they work fine as stand alone kits. Give it a test drive and join us for the fun!!


Thanks for hangin’ out with me today! I hope you are having a wonderful week… the weekend is almost here!

I will have one more alternative project to share with you tomorrow, until then …

Have a great day!!


Color Me Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!

I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.

This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.

WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.

Have a warm and wonderful day!