Waiting for the Great Pumpkin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Change of plans, I was going to share some alternatives to this months Paper Pumpkin but I’ve had many questions about Paper Pumpkin so I’m here to answer some of those questions ….

What IS Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these themed all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards and other creations for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

Each month Paper Pumpkin announces their upcoming kit with lots of hints about what FUN you’ll find inside … the September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

The “Hello Pumpkin” Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match! What is a Cracker Box Treat package?

These are sooooo cute … I can’t wait to see what the treat packages look like in our “Hello Pumpkin” kit next month…. decorating them with the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces will be loads of fun!! Here are the Coordinating Colors in our Hello Pumpkin kit …

Autumn is my favorite season, decorating for Halloween is a blast, gathering with family for Thanksgiving is something I cherish each year … you can use this cute little treat holders for Halloween handouts or Thanksgiving place cards!!

I could not resist sharing this cute little graphic ….

You can subscribe to the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit between August 11th and September 10th… you can also order additional kits once you are a subscriber! SUBSCRIBE HERE but don’t wait until the last minute … some kits have sold out before the deadline.

Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin crafting kit. I’d be happy to answer them. You can subscribe by clicking the link above or selecting a Pre-Paid Subscription below.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!

Here are the links to the Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits … just click on the image and it will take you to my online store, and you can continue with your purchase. The 12-month Subscription Qualifies YOU for Hostess Rewards ($22.00 Free Merchandise of your choice!!)

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Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve shared some Christmas with you to get you thinking about your Christmas card list, however, today I want to share something exciting coming for my favorite season …. Fall. The beautiful changing colors, the warm days and cool nights, the season of thanks, there is just so much to celebrate! I want to introduce you to Hello, Pumpkin … our September Paper Pumpkin kit.

What IS Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these themed all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards and other creations for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

The Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match!

Coordinating Colors in our Hello Pumpkin kit are …

Prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures….

Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

You can subscribe to the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit between August 11th and September 10th. SUBSCRIBE HERE but don’t wait until the last minute … some kits have sold out before the deadline.

Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin crafting kit. I’d be happy to answer them. You can subscribe by clicking the link above or selecting a Pre-Paid Subscription below.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!

Here are the links to the Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits … just click on the image and it will take you to my online store, and you can continue with your purchase. The 12-month Subscription Qualifies YOU for Hostess Rewards ($22.00 Free Merchandise of your choice!!)

Pumpkin Card Share …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Oh my… It’s March 31st already!  It’s been cold for so long that I don’t think we realized that we really are heading into April (and Spring).

I have created a bunch of cards using my March Paper Pumpkin that I wanted to share with you.  I also want to remind you that the offer for the FREE Markers (when you sign up for the Paper Pumpkin) ends today.  CLICK HERE TO TRY IT OUT

I don’t want you to miss out on the FREE markers if you have been thinking about trying out our Paper Pumpkin.  It really is a fun treat that comes to you each month.

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Here is my first sample, which represents how Stampin’ Up! pictures the design for you.  You will see as we go on, that there are 4 each of the two different greetings in wood, the base cards, two different stamps, and two different ink colors.  The cute little glitter dots, envelopes and gold envelope liners are also included in the kit.  Oh yes, and they even have “glue dots” included to adhere your wooden greetings!

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My second card for you is simply adding a flower created with the “Petite Petal” punch from the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog.  I put one of the little glitter dots into the center … did I mention that they are “self-adhesive”!

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For my 3rd card, I found left-over oval from another project, and added it to my card.  The fun part is … I stamped the arrow image directly onto my wooden greeting!  You could stamp any design on these wooden pieces.  How fun is that!

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For my 4th and final card share, I stamped the patterned image on my card several times to create a wide border.  I have to say that using these clear photopolymer stamps … it’s really easy to align it!

Then I used the ink pad (spot) that was included in the kit, to “die” my wooden greeting.   I punched a circle out of the envelope liner, and used it to highlight my greeting.  The envelope liners are long enough that you can still use the liner for your envelope after punching … as shown below.

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I understand that you cannot get this Paper Pumpkin any more, but I did want to show you how neat, and how versatile they really are.  If you really like the wooden elements – you can find the “Essential Wooden Elements” on page 18 of the “Celebrate the Everyday” catalog.

Pair it up with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards and try some of the same techniques I’ve shown you here.  I will have the links at the bottom of my blog for you view these products.

REMINDER –

SALE A BRATION 2014 ENDS TODAY!
The amazing annual promotion by Stampin’ Up! will end on Monday, March 31!
You can see the choices of FREE PRODUCTS below…6a00d8354941d869e201a3fc82472b970b-350wi

  • Orders of $100 receive 2 free Sale a Bration gifts from the list below

  • Orders of $150 and up receive 3 or more free Sale a Bration gifts PLUS HOSTESS BENEFITS (spend hostess dollars ANY way you want in the catalog!)

  •  Extra $30 free hostess merchandise with your order of $300 or more ($300 order = $80 free merchandise + 6 Sale a Bration Gifts!)

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime

Also Ending on March 31:
• Select an extra $25 in merchandise in your Stampin’ Up! Starter kit when you join the Star’s by Design Group and the Stampin’ Up! family!
Free Markers when you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin
• Best of 25 years collector stamp sets << last day to order 3/31/14

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I will not forget to post the links of the products that are similar to the paper pumpkin cards I shared with you.

Tomorrow I will show you a few samples using these two products!  I believe that will fit right in with my “Technique Tuesday”!

Again, thanks for stopping by and have a great day ~

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From Christmas to Valentine’s Day …

Hi Stampin’ Friends,

Woo Hoo … this will be a quick post today, I have the pleasure of shoveling out about 5 – 6 inches of snow … Yippee!

Enough about that white stuff, I wanted to share with you a Paper Pumpkin project that I did just the other day.  With this fabulous opportunity to get FREE Markers when you sign up, I just wanted you to get a good feel of these fun stampin’ projects.

This was the November project that was delivered to my door (well … mailbox)

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Ohhhh so pretty.  I love it because I don’t have a sewing machine, so the only way anyone is going to see something sewn from me is on a card from Paper Pumpkin – LOL!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this yesterday … but Stampin’ Up! also puts out a video that coordinates with your Paper Pumpkin!  They’re short, cute, and give you a quick view on how to make the project.  Remember, they give you full color directions in your kit too.

OK … so I was playing around with my November Paper Pumpkin and came up with this …

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What do you think?  All I did was take one of those left over hearts from another project and added it to the card!  And a greeting.

I really would like to hear what you think of the Paper Pumpkin projects that I have shown you so far.  If you would like to sign up … here is the link again.

My Paper Pumpkin / Sign Up Now

Have yourself an awesome day!

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