Celebrating 5 years!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy birthday to us! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and Stampin’ Up! is kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our customers and demonstrators who have helped us reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

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Five years of meeting you at your mail box. Creating & sharing millions of projects together. Inspiring countless smiles and glad hearts. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you for all you have done to inspire smiles and glad hearts using Paper Pumpkin. Share your favorite Paper Pumpkin story on social media using #paperpumpkin5. And don’t forget to be subscribed by March 10 to receive your free gift and special 5th anniversary box!

Thanks for stopping by today to. Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin.

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Have a great day …

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Simply Sunday: Brusho Crystal Colour Technique

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with a card that I made with my Stampin’ Clubs this month. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … a new product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog on page 26.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 26 of the Occasions catalog with the Brusho.

The pretty little butterfly comes from the “Bold Butterfly” Framelits and cut out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!!

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

I will be hosting a “Brusho Crystal Colour” Watercoloring Class … be sure you’re on my mailing list! You won’t want to miss this one. I have an entire class list coming out VERY soon!

Thank you for joining me today ~


Droppin’ by with Hugs for YOU!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to show you the last of the 3 dies from the Lovely Words Thinlits … “Hugs”.  I did say that I had another version of yesterday’s card but due to technical difficulties I could not post it (weird) but I will be sharing it with you soon!

So today’s card not only features the thinlets from the Lovely Inside & Out bundle but 2 Sale-A-Bration items … the Tutti-Frutti Cards w/Envelopes but the Party Panda’s as well! So … Let’s get this party started!

I’m sure you can tell by now which of the 3 panda’s is my favorite! Although the one with the little letter is cute too! This cute little Panda is drifting over to give you “Big Hugs”.

To create the balloon I cut the “hugs” out in the same fashion I cut the heart out … using the coordinating circle die (same as pictured with hearts)

You see the coordinating die outside of the Lovely Words Framelit Die … each of the three can be cut out this way.

Then … out of the leftover card back from our “Lovely” card, I cut out the circle. Both circles come from the “Layering Circles Framlit Dies”. Then I just glued the cut out piece to the circle.  To create the “balloon” … I cut out a triangle from the scraps and glued that on … tied the string and got ready for the Panda!

The Panda was stamped with the Black Archival Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and was had cut. I actually cut the balloon (from the stamp) off but in a way that I can still put it together (like a puzzle) and use it as one again.

Thank you for dropping in on me today! It is appreciated, if you like my project today … please click on the LIKE button at the bottom of the page.


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Thanks again, and have a wonderful day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Lovely Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with my third card share from the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle!  These little dies are fun to play with … you are going to LOVE the simplicity of this next card.

I’m using the Pool Party card & coordinating envelope from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration item: Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  Don’t forget this is an exclusive FREE item with a qualifying purchase.


When cutting the oval “friend” out the way I did here, you will leave your card “open” … the way it is packed, line up the die on the front. Because this front & back are identical you could get even more cards out of this pack … Stop back tomorrow and I’ll show you how!!

I used the Daisy Punch to create an accent and a little dimension to the card.

I punched two daisies out of Whisper White, put a dimensional between them, then stamped a small circle out of Pool Party.  I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309) and covered the circle with glue then sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (133751).


Thanks so much for stopping back … don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see another version of this card that will double your card count!

Have a wonderful week ~



Lovely As Can Be …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are having a good day so far … a bit chilly again! Cold never bothered my much before but I’m ready for some 50’s … 60’s …. anything!

Yesterday I share a quick -n- easy card that I created with the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle and I paired it with the Tutti-Frutti Cards -n- Envelopes packet from the Sale-a-bration Catalog! Comes with 16 cards (4 each of 4 colors) with coordinating envelopes!!

Well … I could not let the cut out from yesterday’s card go to waste, especially since I cut it out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!  So I came up with this card …

The left over pieces were glued onto a heart that I cut out from the Tutti-Frutti paper … with that I cut out a few extra hearts (some in Basic Black cardstock).

I cut out a little banner and stamped it with one of the greetings from the stamp set included in the bundle.  The little heart comes from the Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678) and colored it with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend!

Using the framelits to cut around the words is only one way to use these dies, but don’t throw away the left overs … you can always use them!

Thank you for stopping back today  … don’t forget to check back daily to see what else I’ve come up with using this bundle.

So my Two for Tuesday come from the same die cut!!


Have a great day ~



Lovely Inside & Out …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had a very snowy one here in Wisconsin … about 6 inches were we live (actually I think it’s the most we had all season, pretty lucky so far).

I was hoping to make it through this winter without a snowblower, but yea … I ended up paying people to clear out my driveway! I have to protect my stampin’ hands! lol

Today I am going to share with you a card I created with the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle … in fact, for the next few days I will be showing you cute creations from this bundle … it will be like attending one of my classes!

You will learn how I made them and some great tips as well. I hope you stop back each day to see them all, and if you like them, please take a second to click the LIKE button on the bottom of my post.

Our “lovely” was cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and you can purchase that either from it’s own pack (12 x 12) or in the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper (6 x 6).

When cutting the heart out the way I did here, you will need one of the hearts from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies. You will notice throughout the week that the Lovely Words Framelits coordinate with the hearts, Ovals & Circle Framelits.

Using the framelits to cut around the words is only one way to use these dies, I will show you more in the upcoming days.


The stamped words come from the Lovely Inside & Out Stamp set. I created the little tag with the Triple Banner punch and by omitting the word “great” because I only needed the “For a” to go with my “lovely” and then I hand stamped the “friend”.

I added the little flower from the “Petal Passions” embellishments to balance out my card. The banner made  it a bit top heavy, so the addition of the flower added dimension and balance.

So … you must be wondering “What is that cardstock Linda’s using”??  Well, it’s the cute little Tutti-Frutti Cards -n- Envelopes packet from the Sale-a-bration Catalog! Comes with 16 cards (4 each of 4 colors) with coordinating envelopes… 32 pieces in all!!

Thanks so much for sharing you Monday with me … don’t forget to check back daily to see what else I’ve come up with using this bundle.

Have a wonderful week ~



Simply Sunday: Wishful Thinking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With 16 pieces, the Happy Wishes Stamp Set has it all! With variety and simplicity, these stamps have an understated elegance. Plus, the designs give you the opportunity to do some coloring, maybe using Stampin’ Blends™, Watercolor Pencils, or even Stampin’ Write® Markers! Watch this video to get some ideas …

During Sale-A-Bration (January 3-March 31, 2018), you can earn the Happy Wishes Stamp Set for FREE with a qualifying purchase! This super versatile set has greetings for every occasion. You won’t want to miss it, so contact me today!

Thanks for checking out my blog today.  Stop back tomorrow for some new ideas with great products!

Have a Super Sunday!! And if your watching the Super Bowl, I hope your team wins … or you enjoy the commercials! lol