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!

THIS KIT INCLUDES …

  • 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.

Change is Beautiful ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature. 

About the Kit

Name: Change Is Beautiful

This kit includes:

  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

I’m pretty excited to see the “Iridescent sea glass” that is included in the kit!! Always something cool inside the Paper Pumpkin boxes 🙂

Thank you for the visit today. Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin kits … I’d be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Beyond the Horizon ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

From the hands and hearts of our in-house artisans to you—our fellow crafters and creators—comes this month’s breathtaking kit. The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. And paper pieces that perfectly coordinate with the New Horizons Suite Collection in the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog.

So friends, if you have “ever” thought of checking out Paper Pumpkin … and if you LOVE the New Horizons; let me say that now is the time to get that subscription started. And if a coordinating kit is not enough … WOW, they are adding a second Exclusive Stamp set for FREE!! (Yes—that’s two stamp sets in one kit!) as our way of saying THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

About the Kit

Name: Beyond the Horizon

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

You can CLICK HERE to subscribe to the monthly kit or you can pre-purchase from the choices listed below.

Thank you for the visit today. Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin kits … I’d be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Quick & Easy POP UP Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a fun, easy and quick way to make POP UP cards. I love the look on my grandkids faces when the open up the card and up pops the greeting, a stamped image or a Gift Card!!

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back while we watch the replay of my LIVE video last night … then I will share my finished card inside and out!

Don’t you just love to find fun and easy ways to make people smile. You can put your “POP UP” insert inside any card like I showed in the video. I’ll be sharing the Paper Pumpkin card shown in the video…

As I suggested in the video, I tucked another present inside the card …

Too cute and some “eye poppin'” fun as well. I hope I’ve inspired you to grab some cardstock and a scissors and create some POP UP cards for your friends and family.

Have fun and have a great day!

Thanks for joining me today ~

Gift Boxes & Card Alternatives

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing my Tuesday Night LIVE video replay of the fun November 2021 Paper Pumpkin. You’ll see how easy it is to put these little cuties together (they are not really little) and two Alternative Projects!! Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and join me for this presentation …

This November kit is sooo much fun and easy to put together … remember, everything is included in the kits (you may need adhesive for some kits) but includes all the projects that are die cut for you, the exclusive stamp set and an ink spot … plus fun embellishments.

Here is a picture of the finished tree …

All you need for this kit is the goodies you tuck inside the bag! As a subscriber you can also purchase past kits and refills when available! How cool is that. Here is the link if you wish to be a monthly subscriber: CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE When you subscribe through me, you will be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals Facebook Page where I’ll share more alternative projects with you.

If you subscribe on or before December 10th … you will receive the Lots of Pun Kit … You can activate your subscription after the 10th and receive the January Kit which will be announced on December 11th.

Now let’s get a close up of that cute snowman … he is adorable! This is the first of two alternative projects I have for you today!

The perfectionist in me had to change out the Real Red cardstock to Poppy Parade … I wanted to colors to coordinate as they should. He is adorable!!

Now I would like to share with you the second alternative project that I made using the third gift box pieces … the presents!

I cut apart the stack of presents so they would fit on the front of my card. The cute background you see is not designer paper but Wink of Stella just “dotted” onto Basic White cardstock!! I also added Stella to all the bows … oh, it sparkles so pretty! I try not to add other products to my first alternatives so you can really see what you can do with just this kit.

But, if you think the front is cute … wait till you see the inside!!

Oh yes I did … I took one of those presents and made a pop-up card. The pretty greeting comes from the exclusive stamp set that comes with your Paper Pumpkin Kit. The exclusive stamp sets are worth the price of the Paper Pumpkin alone!! I think that our Paper Pumpkin and Stamping Kits are the perfect “GIFT” for the crafters on your holiday shopping list.

Did you know you can give “Gift Subscriptions” … how fun to have one of these fun kits sent to your craftin’ friends each month. I will put links at the bottom for limited subscriptions.

Thank you for joining me today. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or other “gifting” ideas. I’m here to help.

Don’t forget we have FREE SHIPPING today ONLY (Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions do not apply) and may be combined with the Clearance Rack and Retiring products! Great way to save.

Again, thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous day!!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Time for Some Pun Fun ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!

The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!

Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile!

About the Kit

Name: Lots of Pun

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot

You can CLICK HERE to subscribe to the monthly kit or you can pre-purchase from the choices listed below.

Thank you for the visit today. Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin kits … I’d be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Peaceful Christmas Alternative Projects …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share two cards with you today!! Both are alternative projects to the October 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit. You’re getting two cards today because the Paper Pumpkin cards beautiful design is not only on the front, but on the back as well … so with just a little trimming, you can double your card count!! Here are the pieces I used from the kit …

Can you see how the card laid out can easily be doubled … LOVE IT!! So I trimmed it down to 5-1/4″ … then I folded it in half, and cutting on the fold down to 4 inches, creating the two pieces. Then I took a sheet of Shaded Spruce, cut it in half and used the two pieces for my card bases. Then I attached my cut card fronts onto my card bases …

On my first one I cut down the card front from the other card in this kit to use as an accent on this card. I then stamped the greeting that is include in the kit with the Shaded Spruce ink pad (also included in the kit) I popped it up and it completed my card!

My second card uses a few other pieces; the banner and circle and the Noel … so no stamping needed on this one. I used the Glue Dots to attach the “Noel” and then I popped up the entire greeting and placed it in the lower left hand corner, trimming off the left side of the banner.

I also cut 2 … 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic White for the inside of my card … those I stamped with the trees included in the kit. (It matches the trees shown on the enveloped below) I love that you get “everything” you need to create beautiful cards, and that there is the ability to change up the design … or double it, like we got to do in this kit!

I’m sharing the video again today for those who may have missed it yesterday….

I hope this inspires you to try out some of our upcoming Paper Pumpkins! Here is a peek of our November Paper Pumpkin …

I hope you enjoyed the alternative projects and how you can “stretch” your kit … and still get amazing cards! You can click on any of the links below to begin a Pre-Paid Subscription or you can CLICK ON THIS LINK to start the monthly subscription.

Thank you for taking time out of your weekend to hang out with me today.

Peaceful Christmas ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

About the Kit

Name Peaceful Christmas

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

You can CLICK HERE to subscribe to the monthly kit or you can pre-purchase from the choices listed below.

Thank you for the visit today. Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin kits … I’d be happy to help you.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Ready for Pumpkins, Apples & Fall …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s so humid out there … I’m so ready for Fall! Don’t we all love Autumn days … the warm sun, the crisp air and ohhhh, the smells.

Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm)
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  •  Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent

This kit features three different designs for every treat box. That means whether you want to celebrate the Fall harvest or feel like getting in the Halloween-mood (or a mix of both!), you and your customers can choose how you want to create your adorable treat boxes! Take your pick from crisp red apples, seasonal pumpkins, spooky jack-o-lanterns, or get creative and customize them into whatever you can imagine!

The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit not only offers the cutest giftable treat packages, it is also intended as home décor with the included wheelbarrow crafting opportunity! This month’s Paper Pumpkin box is designed with pre-traced lines and instructions to create a vintage-inspired wheelbarrow as a place to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

Can’t you almost smell the fall air … amazing! If you need to add these cute fall treat boxes to share with your friends and family, you can CLICK HERE to subscribe. I will also invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals private Facebook page, where we share anything Paper Pumpkin!

I will be back tomorrow with the August Paper Pumpkin …

I can’t wait to share these cards with you!! Thank you for checking in with me today.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!