Oh Happy Day!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today to share 2 cute cards with you.  The card that was in my head did not come out the way I wanted … seems I can’t manipulate a stamp on paper like I can in my head! lol  So the first card I’m sharing is actually the second card I made.

If you remember the Paper Pumpkin cards I shared yesterday …

Well, I took the parts of 2 of these cards to reconstruct “my alternative”!!  I started with a Whisper White card base and added a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock after embossing it with the Subtle embossing folder.

I then took the bright and fun card front from their “Your Amazing” card and added it to my card front … I did put a piece of velum behind it, this was included in the kit.  I thought it looked a bit like a rainbow of different colors of course, so I added the clouds from the “Hey” card.  Here is what I came up with …

It’s on the simple side but it’s Oh so colorful and looks like a whole lot of fun!!

My second card is part of what I had in my head when I was thinking about what alternatives I could do with this “colorful” kit.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the unicorn from the “Leave a Little Sparkle” for my alternative … the bright colors in the kit was a perfect pairing.

I started with the bright card base from the “Hey” card and then cut the base of the “Your Amazing” card (above) and added it to the front of my cardbase… this is where I stamped my greeting …

Oh my gosh … my granddaughter is going to LOVE this card!! To highlight the beautiful unicorn, I colored his mane in multiple colors and then added Wink of Stella. Oh how I wish this would have shown up on the picture … it is amazing!  To finish off my card, I added those cute little embellishments that were in the kit as well.

I love playing with these kits and seeing how well they pair up with other stamp sets … don’t forget, you get a stamp set in each kit!  These are exclusive to the Paper Pumpkin kits.

Hope I’ve added a little more fun and color to your day today. If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and give it a test run, I have the links listed for you below.

Thank you for stopping back and joining me today.  Hope your weather is as beautiful as ours is here today.  Enjoy …

Here are links to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin or the “Leave a Little Sparkle” stamp set ….

Say It with Color …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

They say the sunshine is coming out today!! And guess what I got in my mailbox … yup, my Paper Pumpkin and … my pre-order from the NEW Catalog comes on Friday!!  Maybe I’ll do a Facebook Live so you can see what I got!! I want more … just saying!!

I’m so excited that this kit features the NEW In-Colors and rainbows!!  I’ve got some cute ideas to share with you tomorrow for an alternative project to the kit … I will also have samples in the near future as I think this kit would work great with some catalog stamp sets!

This kit is so fun … I can see why it “Sold Out”.  Don’t let that happen to you for our June kit.  This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! Watch our video to see more …

I’d like to invite you to try out Paper Pumpkin … these fun kits come directly to your home.  Enjoy putting them together as is, or play around and create your own projects.  There are always left over supplies so you can keep playing … besides, the stamp set included will last forever!

I’ll meet you back here tomorrow to share an alternative project and a little something else!!

Thank you for joining me today… hope yours is a good one.

Here are quick links to bringing “Fun to your Doorstep” …


A Box of Sunshine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Time for some fun … Inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO Sara Douglass, this June Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. When you’ve made all the cards, fill the box with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! Watch our video to see more …

Isn’t this just the cutest idea?!!  I’m actually going to order a few extra this month. Please note that the last month Paper Pumpkin SOLD OUT!! So make sure you get your subscription as soon as possible.  You can go to this link:  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646

Or … you can click on any of the pictures to purchase a 3-month, 6-month or yearly subscription …

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Please let me know if you are interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, I can help you!!  If you choose the one year subscription … you will also qualify for FREE Hostess dollars … nice!

Let me know if I can help.  Thanks.

Have a good day ~

All About Family …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A quick post today to share our April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit with you.  April’s Paper Pumpkin is all about family. Don’t wait to let those who mean the most to you know just how much you care. Watch the unboxing and start making handmade cards for family today …

As usual … I will share some alternative projects with you as soon as I get my Paper Pumpkin.  I’m hoping it’s today!!  I just checked and I’m not surprised that the March kits / refills have already sold out.  That is another benefit of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Sign up before May 10th for the BIG REVEAL of our 2020-22 In-Colors … they will be included in the kit.  How cool will you be gettin’ those ink colors before they come out in the catalog!!

Have a great day!!

Guest Stamper: Olivia H

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are all doing well today … It’s Friday!  I have to tell myself because sometimes I forget! lol  I was thrilled yesterday as my daughter Andrea surprised me with a new laptop and  to find an envelope in my mailbox … another card share! Yeah!!!!

Olivia sent me her version or alternative to the March Paper Pumpkin kit  ….

The card highlights the die cuts included in the Paper Pumpkin … Olivia stamped clouds onto her background which really creates an added depth to the card.  Even simply having the bunny behind the boots and putting the flower right in the front really adds dimension to this card … pretty, right!

It’s amazing how something so simple as the placement of your die cuts can really transform your card into a multi-dimensional image!

Olivia stamped her greeting “Wishing You Brighter Days Ahead” on a coordinating banner … the stamp set, ink spot (mini ink pad) and the banner were all included in the Paper Pumpkin. In fact, everything you need to create your cards / projects from your kits are included!! And … they come delivered right to your door each month!

To finish off her card, Olivia added a bit of “Wink of Stella” on the heart and a “smidge” of color on the bunnies nose!  Those are her words … but I have to say, I love the word “smidge” because it is a term used in one of my favorite movies … It’s a Wonderful Life ❤ “She doesn’t have a smidge of temperature”

And it truly is a Wonderful Life… Many of us maybe home bound but we can still connect with each other through this blog, through social media (which allows us “social distancing”) and through our cardmaking.  Thank you Olivia for sending me your beautiful card so I could share it with our stamping friends.

If you would like to send a card and have it shared on my blog, just send it to : Linda Schnabel * 2019 Miller Street  *  West Bend, WI 53095


It’s my Birthday month so I’d like to celebrate by giving you a GIFT!  Since “Diamonds” are my birthstone and April is “Tax Time” … I will either send you a package of Rhinestones OR will pay the taxes on your order …Whichever is MORE!!  Qualifying orders of $50 or more (before Ship&Tax) can choose their FREE GIFT!  You MUST place your order “though” me so I can apply the FREE TAX or add your Rhinestones for FREE.  Here’s how it works … if you place a $50, the Rhinestones would be shipped FREE because they are higher in value than the taxes … if you placed a $100 or more order, you could choose!  Tax will vary depending where you live. This offer is Valid ONLY through me all month long!

Thank you all for stopping in today, sorry my post is a little late, still learning my new laptop!! lol



Simply Sunday: No Matter the Weather Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share several cards that I created using the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!!  I must say this is a fun one to play with, and REFILLS are now available, however you do have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order them.  I also have a fun tip to share with you.

First let me share what the cards look like in the kit … My cards are all alternatives to the kit. I like to show what you can do with it besides how they were designed.  This stretches your kit out even further. The stamps you get in your kit means you have endless stamping!

My first card is simple … a little cutting and you have created a full sized card.  The kit is note size card and envelopes, and I just prefer the regular A2 size. Besides, this will really stretch out my kit, so follow along and see what you can do!  To view the original post for this card CLICK HERE.


My second card … uses the sentiment from the “Good Morning Magnolia” stamp set and the pre-cut boots and hearts that come with the kit.  Pretty simple right?  For the background I used the So Very Vellum cardstock that is FREE through the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

My next card uses more boots … and features the “Soft Sea Foam” Vellum.  These boots come from the strip of boots that are used for the middle card, I just cut them apart so I could create even more cards. We are practicing “Social Distancing” while we support each other.  Click HERE to view the original post for these two cards.

I cut apart the base of one of the note cards to create this one … The die cut circle and blue banner are elements included in the Paper Pumpkin kit, as is the sentiment I used on this card.  Fitting for our current situation, don’t you think?

Here are the supplies that I used for today’s cards. Paper Pumpkin is a great option for stamping while we have to be apart 😦  Plus … when purchasing the any of the Subscriptions listed below … you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!

The next card highlights more of the die cuts from the kit  … The background is the Purple Posy So Very Vellum which creates the background for our card.  From the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have yet another set of boots, and I picked some pretty flowers from the elements to place into them. Our cute bunny helps to create the perfect Easter Card …

The Oval background was cut with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. This really creates a focal point to the card. I added the “Easter Blessings” greeting which comes from teh Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It was stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then I simply cut it to create a banner. You can CLICK HERE to view all the details in the original post.

Here are the benefits of purchasing Paper Pumpkins during Sale-A-Bration: You can earn free product during Sale-A-Bration since your order is over $50.00. Once your purchase is complete, a special code is emailed to you to use at http://www.paperpumpkin.com. If you are an already existing customer this prepaid code will override your credit card payment. How awesome is that?

  • 3-month prepaid subscription item (#137859) = $63
  • 6 month prepaid subscription item (#137860) = $114
  • 12-month prepaid subscription item (#137861) = $220

My final card includes a fun stamping tip ….

On my final card I combined the Under My Umbrella Bundle from the Spring Mini Catalog and our March 2020 “No Matter the Weather” Paper Pumpkin. I used the pink envelope for my background and combined it with Smoky Slate … so pretty together.

The umbrella was stamped with Smoky Slate onto the left over paper from the envelope, and then punched with the coordinating umbrella punch. Both of these were popped up onto the die cut piece. The die cut comes from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. The greeting sentiment is from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and was stamped with the Smoky Slate and also die cut from the Stitched to Sweetly dies.   View the original post by CLICKING HERE.

It is truly amazing that you can create such different styles of cards with our Paper Pumpkin kit.  The versatility is as big as your imagination.  And if you don’t deem “yourself” creative, well that is why I share alternative ideas with you!  You can find even more on Pinterest!

Sale-a-bration is a great time to join in on the Paper Pumpkin band wagon … They are delivered right to your door monthly, perfect at this time in our lives, I have creative alternatives to share, and it’s a great way to reduce stress, add to your stamp collection, or have some fun with the family creating these projects together. OH YES … and you get FREE STUFF when you purchase the Paper Pumpkin during Sale-a-bration!! 

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st so contact me if you have any questions or concerns about ordering Paper Pumpkin or getting any of the Sale-a-Bration items.

Thank You and Have a beautiful Sunday … Stay safe! 


So Very Vellum Easter Blessings Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today with the third card from the So Very Vellum Designer Series paper … Our last vellum color is “Purple Posy”. This is really pretty vellum and it’s perfect for an Easter card which I made for you today.

I am also featuring the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin as well.  There are so many fun and pretty elements in this kit that the ideas were just coming to me. I have yet another set of boots, and I picked some pretty flowers from the elements to place into them …

I could not resist adding these two together.  I took the Purple Posy ink and put a bit on the tip of a Q-Tip and added some color over the flower on the right to match up with the Purple Posy Vellum better.  It was close, but now it really coordinates nicely.

The Oval background was cut with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. This really creates a focal point to the card.  I added the “Easter Blessings” greeting  which comes from teh Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  It was stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then I simply cut it to create a banner.

The banner draws your eye away from the focal point and right to our cute little bunny.  The bunny was also an element from the kit.  I added a touch of the Wink of Stella to our bunnies ears and to the flowers. It doesn’t really show on the picture but it will raise an eyebrow of the recipient of this card!

Since we are abiding by the “stay at home” / “shelter in place” orders and practicing social distancing if we have to go out … Lets have some fun and get to know each other a little better!! Lets take a break from what’s going on in the world and make a card or two. First of all, crafting is know to reduce stress levels, and I’d like to see what you’ve been up to, so send me your card and I’ll post it on this blog!! Share a little info about the card and maybe about yourself.  Then …

You can send your cards to:

Linda Schnabel   2019 Miller Street  West Bend, WI 53095

Join me … send in your card and I’ll feature it right here on my blog. We have to abide to the “social distancing” but lets create some social interaction and fun.  We can do this stampers!!  Don’t forget … I’ll send you one back, and who doesn’t want a beautiful card in the mail.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used for today’s card.  Remember … The Paper Pumpkin subscriptions listed below qualify your for a minimum of one Sale-a-bration item. The longer the subscription the more Sale-a-bration items you can earn.  Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration ends March 31st!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you were inspired by my card and you go into your stamp room and start creating!  Don’t forget to send me one!!

Have an awesome day!!  Linda