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! 

 

We’re in this Together Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share two cards with you!!  First let me start with some concerns about sharing / mailing our cards. Based on the information I have found … the virus only lasts 24 hours on cardboard (paper) yet they have found no evidence to the virus transferring by mail.

I prefer to play it safe, I have cleaned my supplies with beach water and / or sanitizer, and as you saw in my picture yesterday, my hand sanitizer is right on my work station.  If you have a cough or feel sick, I would suggest refraining from sending cards … which if you don’t feel good, is that last thing you feel like doing! Hopefully you get one that will cheer you up!

My first card … reflects the sentiment of yesterday.  I used the sentiment from the “Good Morning Magnolia” stamp set which was inside my card yesterday, is now the front of my card today ….

I used the pretty little boots filled with flowers from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin to create my card.  The background is the “So Very Vellum” Specialty Designer Series paper that is a FREE product you can earn during Sale-a-bration. I have three cards that will feature the Vellum … on design for each color in the package.

The boot card features the “Pool Party Vellum” which really makes the boots “pop”.  The texture on the Vellum is already there so no need to pull out your BigShot for that.  The used a left-over die cut from the Stitched Rectangle dies. The cute little hearts come from the Paper Pumpkin kit and were enhanced with our Wink of Stella and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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!

Here are the original designs … Mine are all alternatives!

My second 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, and are left over from the card I made yesterday.

I cut down the front of the note card enclosed in the kit and cut it in half … it represents the distance we have to keep between us at this time, but the sentiment (also included in this kit) shows that we are all in this together … and we will over come this ❤  Not just as a nation … but as a planet. Maybe this is God’s way of bringing us all together.

I have to mention that I used the Tombo All Purpose Glue to attach the Vellum onto all my cards.  I apply it lightly, over the lines of the embossed design and then smooth it out with my finger or a sponge dauber.  By doing it this way … you won’t get wrinkles from a heavy glue, and it won’t show up under your vellum 🙂

I have one more of the vellum colors “Purple Posy” to share with you tomorrow!! Meet you back here then.

Feel free to LIKE my Facebook page as well. I’m going to be sharing stamping tips and more. AND … I’m going to try a FACEBOOK LIVE … I will let you know when that is going to happen so you can join me!!

Thank You and Have a beautiful Sunday … Stay safe! 

 

No Matter the Weather …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating seven, wonderful years with No Matter the Weather, our brand new spring-themed kit. Not only is it blooming with fresh-picked, springtime details, but it also features a FREE, bonus stamp set—just to thank you for being our customer.

This kit is perfect for reminding your friends that even when the forecast is cloudy with a chance of rain, days of sparkling sunshine are not far behind.

I can’t wait to get my Paper Pumpkin … hope it’s in the mail today!!  Then I will share some fun alternatives with you. I may even share my “boots” story with you, and reveal a little bit more of me. ❤

Hope you are all working on a card to share … Lets get to know each other a little better, and take a break from what’s going on in the world, sit back, relax and have some fun.

You can send your cards / projects 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 friendly card in the mail.

Have a wonderful day …

And Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Stamping!! Linda

The Results Are In … Again!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well color me red … at least my face!! As I was scrolling through my past posts, I noticed that the day I announced the “WINNER” of the FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit … I put the WRONG graphic in!! 

So today … I would like to “Thank” all of the ladies who participated by sharing their comments on Paper Pumpkin. And NOW …

Wondering what to expect from February’s Paper Pumpkin kit? Here’s a hint … Take a peek at our amazing Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (Item 152308).

The February Kit and this gorgeous stamp set coordinate perfectly.  In fact, you might say that they were made for each other.  So don’t miss out … To maximize your creative fun, we suggest you get both! “wink … wink”

Earn FREE Sale-a-bration items with the purchase of one of the Pre-Paid Subscriptions listed below.

Thank you for joining me today to celebrate Kathie’s WIN and to get a sneak peek at our February Paper Pumpkin kit.

Have a great day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscriptions will earn you FREE Sale-A-Bration items …

 

The Results Are In …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well today is the day I announce the “WINNER” of the FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit!!  I would like to “Thank” all of the ladies who participated by sharing their comments on Paper Pumpkin. And NOW …

Wondering what to expect from February’s Paper Pumpkin kit? Here’s a hint … Take a peek at our amazing Sale-a-bration Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (Item 152308).

The February Kit and this gorgeous stamp set coordinate perfectly.  In fact, you might say that they were made for each otehr.  So don’t miss out … To maximize your creative fun, we suggest you get both! “wink … wink”

Earn FREE Sale-a-bration items with the purchase of one of the Pre-Paid Subscriptions listed below.

Thank you for joining me today to celebrate Kathie’s WIN and to get a sneak peek at our February Paper Pumpkin kit.

Have a great day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscriptions will earn you FREE Sale-A-Bration items …

 

Grown with Kindness …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I share the 2019 Year in Review for our amazing Paper Pumpkin Kits along with some of the Alternative Project I have created with the kits.  Tomorrow I will be sharing the “WINNER” of the FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit!!

Here it is …

And here are the contents to your kit ….

Succulents have been trending for a very long time now—maybe because they’re simple to grow and are among the most beautiful and interesting little denizens of the plant kingdom.

They are also great for a Paper Pumpkin kit design! … so this kit is going to be a fun one to play with.  Check out this link to Pinterest and view some awesome alternatives CLICK HERE.

You can see how easy it is to create with Paper Pumpkin, whether you are new to paper crafting or have been stamping for some time … It’s an amazing value, as the stamp set enclosed each month is worth the price alone!!

NOW is a great time to try Paper Pumpkin for yourself … or give it as a gift and keep the FREE Sale-a-Bration items for yourself (or GIFT those too)!

Earn FREE Sale-a-bration items with the purchase of one of the Pre-Paid Subscriptions listed below.

Have a good day and Thank You for sharing a part of it with me!!

Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscriptions will earn you FREE Sale-A-Bration items …

 

Paper Pumpkin 2019: Year In Review

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I just want to say Thank you to all of my subscribers for a great 2019! Take a look back at the fun kits we enjoyed this year and a few of my alternatives.  Hang with me to find out how to “win” a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit … See Below!

January 2019…

April 2019 ….

July …

August 2019 ….

September 2019 ….

October 2019 ….

November 2019 ….

December 2019 ….

More great kits are coming in 2020!

I’ll have alternatives for you as soon as I can get my hands on this cute kit!! I need to get my mail … my knee is keeping me from it!!

NOW … if you would like to WIN a Free Paper Pumpkin kit … just comment below on what you like best about Paper Pumpkin kits! There will be a random drawing on Tuesday and the WINNER will be announced on Wednesdays post.

Earn FREE Sale-a-bration items with the purchase of one of the Pre-Paid Subscriptions listed below.

Thank you for stopping by today …

Hope your day is a good one!!

Paper Pumpkin Pre-Paid Subscriptions will earn you FREE Sale-A-Bration items …

 

Something for Everything …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share a sneak peek from Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin …

When sharing special occasions with special friends, it’s nice to have choices. That’s why Paper Pumpkin is delivering Something for Everything in the month of December. This smartly designed, versatile kit includes supplies for 12 full-sized cards and envelopes as well as a 13-sentiment stamp set you won’t want to miss. Visit my Paper Pumpkin page and sign up today!

Kit details: Makes 12 cards and envelopes

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: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

Check out this video for a fun sneak peek of December’s super-versatile card kit from Paper Pumpkin!

This kit delivers supplies for 12 cards and a stamp set with 13 all-occasion sentiments. Don’t miss out. Subscribe by December 10!

Let me know if you have any questions about this versatile kit … I’m thinking this is one you don’t want to miss out on, so if you’ve ever thought of checking out Paper Pumpkin … Give December a try!  It’s also a great month to “GIFT” Paper Pumpkin!!

Thank your for dropping by today … I’ll be back tomorrow with a little more from my Holiday Retreat!

Have an amazing day ~

Halloween will soon be creeping upon us … Be Ready!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Are you feeling like I do? That time is going by so fast, summer is officially over. I must admit it though … I love autumn. The cool air, the colors, the smells … yes, I love this time of year.

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy.  Stampin’ Up! thought you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so they designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with YOU in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

So don’t get left in the dark this Halloween. Subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by September 10 to get in on the fun.

To get your Halloween Crafting Paper Pumpkin, Sign up before September 10th at Paper Pumpkin

Thank you so much joining me today as I shared our Paper Pumpkin Crafting kits.  Stop back tomorrow as I will have some fun new things to share with you.

Have an awesome day ~

Two on Tuesday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit gives you a fun, fall-themed crafting experience with our richly-hued treat bags that mirror the splendor of autumn. You’ll have everything you need for teachers, Thanksgiving, and more. You can also use the kit elements to make cards with our exclusive, elegant card add-on bundle.

So when the evenings turn cool and it’s time to pull on a sweater, you’ll have plenty of crafting to do thanks to Paper Pumpkin. Order the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885) via MY Stampin’ Store while supplies last. And see how to make the fabulous Gift of Fall kit in our unboxing video!

So cute right!  Love this time of year and our next Paper Pumpkin is ripe for Halloween! Perfect timing if you need a “hand” crafting your Halloween projects.  I can’t wait to see this one …

To get your Halloween Crafting Paper Pumpkin, Sign up before September 10th at Paper Pumpkin

Thank you so much joining me today as I shared our Paper Pumpkin Crafting kits.  Stop back tomorrow as I will have some fun new things to share with you.

Have an awesome day ~

Guess Who’s Turning Six with a FREE Gift for YOU!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s post is going to introduce you to a upcoming card kit designed with “Birthdays” in mind … and a bonus FREE Stamp set included. What!??

It’s our birthday, and Paper Pumpkin is celebrating with an adorable kit filled with eight festive birthday cards that are sure to “pop!” You’ll love the cool party packaging. And for extra birthday fun, we’re sending our subscribers TWO stamp sets instead of one.

Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Because it’s our birthday, we decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!  Here’s a little hint …

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

You’ll love the cool party packaging. And don’t forget, we’re sending our subscribers TWO stamp sets instead of one.  Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Take it out for a test drive and discover the fun of a monthly stamping kits that includes everything you need to create adorable projects.

Sign up today

You can also purchase directly from me … Remember that the 3 month, 6 month, and yearly subscriptions qualify for Sale-a-bration FREE items!!

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I will be back tomorrow with a “sweet” card!!

Have a good day ~

Be My Valentine Kit …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a video for you and a card share today …

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you may be starting to think about ways to share love with your very best friends and/or your significant other. Which is why we designed this awesome kit—so you could share a bit of yourself with the people you care about the most!

Watch the video now to discover how easy it is to make the kit projects, and don’t forget to check out the Animal Expedition suite to get a peek at all of the wildly fun coordinating products.

How cute are those!!  Did you know that when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin during our Sale-a-bration event, you will qualify for the FREE items as well.

Stop back tomorrow to check out the card that I created using the Animal Expedition suite … and the Stamparatus!  It is sure to put a smile on your face.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!

 

These are the $50 Sale-a-bration items you can choose from …

 

Spooky-cute goodies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend… I love long weekends, because it means I have a short week ahead of me (at work … the “other” job). We used to laugh at my last job because I always referred to my stinkin’ job or my stampin’ job! Now I work in a Candy Store … it has it’s sweet moments!! lol

Yesterday I shared another one of my Halloween cards, and if you love Halloween you should consider trying out our Paper Pumpkin kit. You can buy it for a month, or 3 – 6 -or- 12 months. You can also do a monthly subscription where to can keep it coming or put it on hold for a designated time of your choice and then start it back up again.

If you’ve tried it before, now is a great time to sign back up because you will be in for a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box…

October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins descend on your doorstep this Halloween, be prepared with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a little help from Paper Pumpkin. How? Simply subscribe by September 10 at … https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=26646  .

This terrific kit is quick, easy, and all-inclusive. (P.S. You’ll love our frightfully fun special-edition box!) Don’t miss out! I heard there were 24 projects in this kit!! When you subscribe you can order additional kits … or purchase refills later in the month.

I want to thank you for sharing a part of your day with me today!  Let me know if you have any questions with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  When you subscribe … find me on Facebook and I’ll hook you up with my Paper Pumpkin Pals page!

Have a beautiful day ~

You may also like to sign up for a pre-determined time …

 

 

 

A Match Made in Heaven – or Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Because perfectly coordinated products have always been one of Stampin’ Up!’s key strengths— they have designed June’s Paper Pumpkin kit as a stepping stone to coordinate with a spectacular product suite in the annual catalog. Wooh!

The uniquely designed June kit and coordinating suite give you the opportunity to expand your creative experience … from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up! . . . Wow! Sounds like a match made in heaven!!

Now is the perfect time to try out Paper Pumpkin and see what the FUN is all about, or re-start your subscription! We’ve missed you and the kits keep getting better and better!!

Thanks much for checking out my blog post today! Stop back tomorrow … I’ve got something good planned!!

Have an awesome day!!

Check out the Paper Pumpkin options …

 

Fun and easy … all in one box!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Wooo Hooo … it’s Friday!  I’m always happy to see the weekend on it’s way (kind of like the Ice Cream truck on a hot summer day)!! Things just seem to get a little easier, less stress …

Another thing I look forward to is getting my Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail each month. Cute projects with all the work done for you … just put it together, or have some fun and change it up a bit!!

Plus… we’re celebrating an Anniversary!

You’ve seen a few samples from this past months Paper Pumpkin (just scroll back some to revisit) and then take a look at some of these past kits!

Autumn is my favorite time of year so I could not resist the beautiful kit they put together for September: “Layered Leaves” …

and my favorite card of them all …

Since Easter is just around the corner, I thought I’d share the irresistible “Bunny Buddies” from March2017! I added note cards and tucked them in the bag, and a full size card on this one ….

I’m so excited to see what will be in the March 2018 …. plus, because of our anniversary, there will be a FREE Gift included!! Make sure you order by the 10th of March.

Her was another cute one …. June 2017 “One in a Melon” … that was so fun to make into cards, and the kids just loved the bags!!

 

Can’t keep going without another favorite ….July 2017 and the “Positively Picturesque” …


I could go on and on but I have to stop somewhere so I’ll stop here, however I’m inviting you to stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve created using the February 2018 Paper Pumpkin and one of our Sale-a-Bration stamp sets!!

Don’t forget with the Pre-Paid subscriptions you qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items (see catalog to the right). Click the links below to view or subscribe!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for hangin’ with me today.

Hope your day is a good one ~

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