Simply Sunday: Hello Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with a simple Valentine card … or just an I love you card. I kept with the traditional red and white for my color pallet, which is what our “Sending Love” Designer Series paper pack contains.

I picked the pattern with the little dots that connect the hearts. With that thought I wanted to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits (they are now available again for purchase)  I used the oval shapes to create a focal point… my greeting.

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My greeting comes from the stamp set “Sealed with Love”. If you love this stamp set, consider the bundle and save 10% and enjoy the cute die cuts that are included.

I needed something a little different that had the Valentine look so I chose the “Sending Love Embellishments” … the wood embellishments add such a cute touch and a totally different color – natural. I used a Sharpie™ to color my Rhinestones and then placed them in the center of the flowers.

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Cute -n- simple that’s all it takes to let someone know you love them.  The little heart that is stamped on the inside has the same pattern as our wooden heart.

Thanks for taking time on your Sunday to stop by.

Just want to say on more thing … GO PACKERS!!!

Have a wonderful day !

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Sealed with Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a card I created using the “Sending Love Suite”. Valentine’s Day is such a sweet holiday … whether is to your soul mate or a grandchild with the bold designs and traditional colors in this product suite it’s easy to send your love.

For today’s card I’m using the “Sealed with Love” bundle which includes the Sealed with Love stamp set, Love Notes Framelits Dies, and the awesome stamp set … Suite Sentiments. You’ve seen this stamp set before on my Friend Card.

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I began by using the cool edge die that created this beautiful line of hearts.  It’s really easy, just line it up to the edge of the card and run it through the BigShot. I pulled up the inside of the hearts for a dramatic look and added texture.

I chose the designer paper with the pattern I thought looked a bit like stamps because I wanted to use the greeting from the Suite Sentiments stamp set … “Love is in the Air Mail”.  I just thought that was so cute!

The greeting was cut out and matted with the squares from the Stitched Framelit Dies … Good news, they will be available soon … I will keep you posted.

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If you look closely, you will see the “lips” on the envelope … I didn’t get a shot of the inside but it is stamped with the verse “Sealed with a Kiss” and the lips … too cute! So many great greetings / verses in the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed, it was a big hit in my January Stamp Clubs. It was easy to create yet very dramatic.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit with me… hope yours is a good one.

Take care ~

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Simply Sunday: Sending Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope you enjoyed the holidays and I thank you for spending a part of your 2016 with me. I look forward to sharing more ideas, products and stampin’ tips with you in 2017. I have a great line up of classes and events for the new year as well.

Today I’d like to share with you a sweet -n- simple card that showcases some of the new items in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.

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The designer paper used for the background comes from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (142733) and is part of the Sending Love product suite found on pages 14 and 15. 

All of the items used today come from the Sending Love product suite including the “Sealed with Love ” (142815) stamp set.

To highlight the greeting and create a focal point … I added two of the hearts from the “Sending Love” embellishments (142735).  There are 36 cute wooden elements in this set / 6 each of 6 designs.

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Not a lot of work here … just a sweet -n- simple card to send your love in any language! Hope you enjoyed, the products seen here today will be available on January 4th.

Thank you for stopping by today … Happy New Year!

Take good care ~

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Wednesday Wow … Sneak Peak!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe this year is winding down … it went so fast!! And before we know it, all the excitement of Christmas and the Holidays will die down as well, but don’t fret … January is just as exciting for all of us stampers and scrapbookers!

We are about to kick off our most exciting time of the year … Sale-a-bration and our NEW Occasions Catalog. Today I’m sharing a SNEAK PEEK with you …

 

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Introducing our …

Sending Love Suite
With bold designs and traditional colors, this irresistible suite is one you’ll want to add to your stamping collection.  We’ll be using some of that holiday love we’ve stored up to keep the excitement going into next year for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Just a reminder … If you’re looking for that last minute gift, I have Gift Certificates available for your stampin’ friends! Just contact me and I’ll get you all taken care of.

Thank you for checking out my blog today. Let me know if you recieved your 2017 Occasions Catalog yet. I always send one to myself so I know when they’re coming, and I haven’t gotten mine yet, but they should be coming soon!!

Have a great day today!

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RMHC Day of Change …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card parade for you … featuring the “MY HERO” stamp set to honor the Ronald McDonald House Day of Change ….

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October 15th is an extraordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around our Donation Boxes-our largest fundraiser- to ensure that we continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.

Your small change can change lives for Ronald McDonald House Charities … Donate to a RMHC donation box at your local participating McDonald’s.

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set… Stampin’ Up!s exclusive stamp set created for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

I will share all 7 with you today …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

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Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

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How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

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THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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My Hero Recap …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy 4th of July!!

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set. I will share all 7 with you today …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

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Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

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How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

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THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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You Have My Heart Valentine

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s Simply Sunday is a card I created using the 2015 January Paper Pumpkin Kits… one of my all time favorites! It was super simple to put together as all these fabulous components are found in the kit … the refill is still available.

All I added to my Valentine’s card is cardstock! Whisper White is my base and makes the the focal point (the heart) really stand out. The Real Red was embossed with the “Happy Heart” textured embossing folder from the occasions catalog.

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The tag, clip, bakers twine, heart, banners are included in the refill kit. To join in on all the fun … you just need to sign up for Paper Pumpkin. As a subscriber, you receive a pretty package packed with fun every month. You can put it on hold while your away, or just subscribe for a determined length of time.

CLICK HERE to View the Options

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

As a special perk for Paper Pumpkin subscribers, Stampin’ Up! offers a selection of past kits and refill kits for purchase, while supplies last. We just added new kits to the offering. Click here to learn more and visit the Online Store to shop.

You can always contact me: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for stopping back, and be sure to come back again tomorrow … I have another Valentine’s Day project from my Paper Pumpkin kit!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Happy Valentine’s Day … Friend

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised I have a card for you, using the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper.  I teamed it up with the “Bloomin’ Love” stamp set and “Bloomin’ Hearts” Thinlits Die.

A perfectly quick -n- cute card for anyone who did not know that Valentine’s Day is only in 3 more days! Managing a Candy store … I don’t forget these dates! lol

I began with a Crumb Cake base and then added my “Perfectly Artistic” Designer Series Paper.  The heart maybe the focal point but the beautiful watercolor background just adds a soft touch to the card.

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I used the “Thick Whisper White” Cardstock because it holds up so nicely with all the intricate cuts – not all bendy and floppy! I then stamped the flowers with Rose Red and Blushing Bride.

The banner was created with the Triple Banner Punch and stamped “friend” on it.  There is one banner on top of the heart and another underneath it … just to add a bit more dimension.

To complete my card I added a few pearls and popped up the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals … Sweet, Simple and complete.

I appreciate you stopping in today ~

Hope your day is a good one.

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Valentine: I have Loved You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a Valentine’s Card with you that I created with the “Bloomin’ Love” stamp set.  I love Early Espresso with our “pinks” so that is where I began planning my card …

I stamped the beautiful heart with Blushing Bride onto Very Vanilla cardstock. The banner comes in the set so I stamped that too … but only after I had stamped the words first. The greeting comes from the “First Sight” stamp set and I omitted all but that part.

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Actually … the Forever comes from the same stamp set, again I omitted part of the stamp. A great little technique the stretches the use of your stamps.

I used the fun fold on today’s card by simply folding the card front forward … it adds a fun dimension to the card and a step up from the normal card front.

The glimmer paper really enhances the card into a shimmery delight… and the heart completes the card, which comes from the “Itty Bitty Accents” Punch Pack.

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A simple card … maybe, but very, very elegant for a very special loved one.

Hard to believe only 8 more days till Valentines Day! Hope I inspired you to create a card for your loved ones.

Thanks for checking out my blog post today.  I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend ~

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Love You Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better bundle from the Occasions catalog than the “Bloomin’ Love” bundle. Today’s card focuses more on the stamp set, but you’ll soon see another fab card done with the Thinlit Dies…. what an awesome combination!

I wanted the basic “red & black” on this card – with a pop of white as my focal point. Of course the beautiful heart is stamped in the Real Red and centered on my card. That layered piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The “LOVE YOU” stamp is included in this 16 piece stamp set… and I used it on my banner. My banner was anchored with the “Basic Metal Buttons” in silver, a piece of red cardstock punched from the Owl Builder Punch (his eye) and topped off with a Rhinestone!

I didn’t forget to stamp my inside as I made the card for some special friends …

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I borrowed a stamp from another great stamp set that works great for Valentine’s day, Mothers Day and so much more.

If you look closely … you will see that I have textured the background. I chose the “Lovely Lace” because I thought that it went well with the flowers in the heart.  You could also use the “Happy Heart” embossing folder … either of them look wonderful.

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I hope today’s card inspires you to pull out your supplies and stamp a few Valentines cards … if you need supplies, I have a list of those used on today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day.

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Love you always!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would love to share with you the cute card that I made using some of the Weekly Deals. If you would like to see them again CLICK HERE.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I think our “Hearts Border Punch” and “Something to Say” stamp sets are a great combination to have around! Let’s not forget the Envelope Paper … I’ve combined them all for today’s post  …

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This card is dedicated to our dear friend Alice … We loved stamping with you, your sense of humor, and your wit. You will be deeply missed, and we know there is a special angel watching over us ❤

I started with the Envelope paper because it would help determine my color pallet … I chose the “Watermelon Wonder” for my card. At this point I pulled out the “Envelope Punch Board” because I not only used the paper for my card but created a matching envelope. How fun is that!

Next I punched a strip of hearts with the “Hearts Border” punch and decided to put a strip of “Dazzling Diamonds” Glimmer paper behind it … gotta love that sparkle!

With so many greeting types in the “Something to Say” you think it would have been hard to chose from, but I was focusing on Valentine’s so the “love you always” was easy. It has a coordinating stamp “big ways, small ways” that I stamped on the inside of my card.

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The little heart also comes in the “Something to Say” stamp set and I stamped that on the front greeting and on the inside of my card. On the front I added “Crystal Effects” to my heart and then sprinkled it with some “Dazzling Diamonds” while it was still wet … LOVE that effect!!

I finished off my card with a simple bow made from the 1/4″ White Cotton Ribbon. It’s so easy to use and I keep plenty on hand because it goes with everything!

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Now you can see why I love our Weekly Deals this time (well, to be honest … they’re always good!)

Thank you for joining me today … I love the company!

We’re fighting some mighty cold weather here in Wisconsin … so stay warm! If you’re in one of those nice warm states … send some our way. Thanks again.

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Love … You have my Heart

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day! And a happy weekend to you too!

Yesterday I promised to share with you a card that I created from the left overs in my January Paper Pumpkin kit … we really don’t like to throw anything away, do we?

My focal point will be the sheet that is left after we use up all the hearts …

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I first cut one row off the sheet so the hearts were in a row (horizontally) and then I trimmed them to fit my Real Red mat that is behind the hearts.  I liked the “open” hearts and the end … reminds us to keep our hearts open and let love in … and out.

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The only thing that I used that was not in our kit, is the cardstock … both the “love” and the “you have my heart” stamps came in our kit. Those we keep forever! I had a couple hearts left from my kit so I stamped it and popped it up … it is the focal point that draws your eye to the card.

Your eye then follows the hearts to the greeting “you have my heart” … what a nice Valentine card, or a special card to give your significant other on your wedding day or anniversary. You can’t say it any better than … Love, you have my heart.

I love doing the projects in our Paper Pumpkin kits, but I also love to challenge myself to create something fun with the items in the kit.

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You can check out my Pinterest page “CLICK HERE” to see more samples from January and before.

If you are not a subscriber and would like to be, you can CLICK HERE.  You will receive a cute crafting kit in your mailbox each month for only $19.95 which includes tax and shipping!!  OR Save by subscribing for 3 months – see below…

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Order a 3 month subscription here at a discount & pick out a

FREE Sale-a-bration item!

(view the Sale a Bration Catalog – free items – HERE online or ask me for a copy in the mail)

 

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Sweet Treats for my Club Members …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a cute little treat that I made for each of my Club Members … they are very special to me so I used the January Paper Pumpkin and some Candyman truffles to to help me surprise them!

This is just one of the many, (see more below) I tried to make sure none of the treats in class looked alike. I was happy to see that Stampin’ Up! had added the refill kit so I had enough for all my club members and my grandkids! The refills are a great way to cost effectively purchase multiples … you don’t have to buy the entire kit, just the “consumable” contents … clips, bags, hearts, etc.

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If you are not a subscriber and would like to be, you can CLICK HERE.  You will receive a cute crafting kit in your mailbox each month for only $19.95 which includes tax and shipping!!  OR Save by subscribing for 3 months – see below…

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Order a 3 month subscription here at a discount & pick out a

FREE Sale-a-bration item!

(view the Sale a Bration Catalog – free items – HERE online or ask me for a copy in the mail)

 * You can still enjoy this kit … just sign up! It is available to all current subscribers!

Let me know if you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin. I’d love to have you join me and my Pumpkin Pals 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop back tomorrow and see what I am doing with the left-over sheet you see here …

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Have a wonderful day ~

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BE MINE, Valentine

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, I am going to share a card that I whipped up using 3 of yesterday’s Weekly Deals! I used the two heart punches and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

All you glitter lovers … if you do not have the new “Dazzling Diamonds” glimmer paper, put it on your shopping list – it goes with almost everything!

I began with a Basic Black base and my Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. After I punched the heart border, I added the Real Red behind the glimmer paper to make the hearts pop.

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I then embossed the Valentine greeting (came from the January Paper Pumpkin) and then punched it out with the heart punch.

There are two hearts in every love story, so I added the red heart. To balance out the card, I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and tied it off in a bow.

Super simple. Hope you enjoyed.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today have a good one!

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More Valentine’s Day Ideas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share more samples from the January Paper Pumpkin kit! These cute projects were created by Stampin’ Up! Concept Artist Arika B.

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Here is the first of 3 projects that Arika shared with us … A simple wrap for a sweet treat

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Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and watch this fun video on how easy these cute treat bags are to put together.

 

Here are two alternative projects you can create …

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If you are not a subscriber and would like to be, you can CLICK HERE.  You will receive a cute crafting kit in your mailbox each month for only $19.95 which includes tax and shipping!!  OR Save by subscribing for 3 months – see below…

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Order a 3 month subscription here at a discount & pick out a

FREE Sale-a-bration item!

(view the Sale a Bration Catalog – free items – HERE online or ask me for a copy in the mail)

 

* You can still enjoy this kit … just sign up! It is available to all current subscribers!

Let me know if you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin. I’d love to have you join me and my Pumpkin Pals 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful day ~

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