Birthday Alternative ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a special birthday card … my sister Eileen’s. I could not share this card earlier because we just celebrated her birthday yesterday.

I used the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin as my base … and then I changed it up to create a unique birthday card. I wanted to use the beautiful “Happy Birthday” on my card and to do so, I had to change out the top layer of my card …  this is where I decided to use the Oval Dies to create my opening for a shaker card.

When I cut out my oval, I used the outside of my die as a template to draw an “Old Olive” line around the oval … this was to add a bit more of the Olive color to my card.  I used the background, window sheet, sequins and foam strips from the kit for my card.

I added the deer and I did that because I wanted to add a touch of black to pull the color from the greeting and the plaid background. At this point the card was a little masculine so I added the pretty “sparkly” black bow because it tied into the color theme and added a feminine touch to the card. Now … don’t you think that did the trick!

Hope you enjoyed my Paper Pumpkin alternative … a great base to create a very special birthday card.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one.

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Here it is …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve been waiting to see what Stampin’ Up! has boxed up for us this month … It’s here! Check out the video!!

We’ve made it easy for you to get ‘er done with October’s Pining for Plaid kit—which will arrive on your doorstep in plenty of time for assembling and holiday giving.

The cards are a snap to put together; plus, you’ll get an immediate dose of the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this kit’s rustic pine trees, shimmering “snowflakes,” and merry greetings.

NOT A PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBER? It’s not too late, sign up now for the coordinating November kit and as a subscriber you can order ANY of the available past kits (including this kit!!)

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, our monthly stampin’ kit.

Order the 3 month subscription (below) or more and I’ll send you a cute Paper Pumpkin tote to carry your kits in.  With everything you need to create the projects in your kit, they are perfect for creating on the go!

You’ll also get a Virtual Rewards point for each $5o spent! Learn more about my Rewards points by clicking the link on the right side of my blog.

Thanks much for hanging in there, my computer went down but it’s back up and running again!

Have an awesome day ~

Shop for your Paper Pumpkin now …

 

It’s Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally here … Sara’s kit! 

Skip to the fun with this month’s special guest trainer…Sara Douglass! Unbox April’s “A Sara Thing” kit with Sara herself, get step-by-step instructions, and receive expert tips and tricks to get the most out of this vibrant kit!

Too cool … I love it! And my granddaughter wants to sit down with me and play with it as well … Now that is what it’s all about ❤ !

Join me tomorrow and check out a fun card that I made using this kit. I love that we can add to or change these kits up a bit if we want to.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a good one!

 

A Sara Thing ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Exciting news! The April Paper Pumpkin kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.

 

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! Every kit will include a FREE gift! We’re keeping it a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it.

What do you need to do? It’s simple—sign up at PaperPumpkin.com by April 10. And if you’re already a subscriber, now would be a great time to grab a few extra kits by increasing your monthly quantity—just sayin’.

Learn more about the kit from Sara herself in the video below.

Let me know if you have any questions.  I have added some links below or click on the Paper Pumpkin.com link so you can choose the way you’d like to begin your Paper Pumpkin experience!

Be sure to check your e-mail & retrieve the code to activate your Paper Pumpkin by 4/10!

Have an awesome day, and thanks for dropping in.

    

Paper Pumpkin Subscriber Choices …

Simply Sunday: Pull out the Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let me say “there is nothing easier than your Paper Pumpkin kits”.  Today I’m here to share some cute alternative projects that I made using the 2017 January Paper Pumpkin kit.

The first project I have to share is similar to the little Hostess Gift that I gave to Kathie for hosting an at home Stampin’ Party. I like to spoil my hostesses because they introduce me to some awesome people and we get to stamp!

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This cute gift box was easy to create … Simply use a punch, I used the heart punch, secure a piece of window sheet on the inside to create a window and so the treats don’t fall out. The little white heart is included in the kit as is the heart stamp that I used to put a little color around the edge of my heart, before stamping the greeting (also included in the kit).

The only thing that I added to my gift box that are not included in the kit was the “heart” from the Metallic embellishments.  It really ties all the gold together and looks cute!

My second project is a card.  Super simple … the base is Whisper White and the front is Blushing Bride – it matched the stripped vellum banner that came in the kit.  I used the round Metallic embellishments this time to anchor my banner. I created a background by stamping hearts all over the front… You could “step it up” and emboss the front with the “Happy Heart” embossing folder, that will add more texture.

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Next, I used a white heart from the kit but this time I used VersaMark to stamp on the heart and embossed it with Gold – coordinating the gold embossing on the banner (it comes that way in the kit)

The hardest part of creating this card was “where” to place the heart … by the banner, or near the bottom!  Which do you like better?

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Both of these cute projects were created in just a few minutes. Don’t forget, you can always just make your Paper Pumpkin kit per the instructions … I just want you to know there are many other options out there for you.  If you order your Paper Pumpkin before the 10th of the month … You will receive that month’s kit.

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects, and please let me know which way you like the card best.

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Here’s the video in case you missed it …


* Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration!! Now is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin and to get FREE Sale-a-bration items!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55  Save on a  3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215  Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions on the Paper Pumpkin kits @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  or just click one of the links below and start your Paper Pumpkin adventure!

Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to share it with me.

Have a wonderful day!

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Price: $215.00

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January Paper Pumpkin Adoring Arrows

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

The other day I shared the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin video with you (posted below for you to watch again) so today I want to share some really cute alternative projects that can be created from this kit.

This information comes from the Get Inspired blog by Stampin’ Up …

Your January kit comes with

  • 24 tiny treat bags
  • 8 photopolymer stamps
  • 1 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 5 sheets of die-cut banners and hearts
  • 3 sheets striped vellum banners
  • 4 sheets of gold foil heart stickers
  • 24 mini arrows
  • 12 yds of gold thread
  • 75 dimensionals
  • 200 adhesive dots

 

And, all of it adds up to ONE amazing Adoring Arrows kit that will capture all the hearts!

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This kit has sure captured our hearts, no arrows from Cupid required. And, in case you weren’t already in love, here are some more projects to adore.

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First up, here’s another way to assemble the bag, in case you need more room for extra love (and chocolate)! You have everything you need to make this inside your kit, except the cute crinkle paper.

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Next, add a little tag to your Valentine’s Day gifts. It’s simple when you use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and contents from your kit. Stamp a sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink to create a standout statement.

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Finally, if you need a little more room to write that note to someone you love and adore, try this card. It’s simple and stunning with a pop of gold from one of our Metallic Foil Doilies.

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GREAT NEWS! Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration!! Now is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin and to get FREE Sale-a-bration items!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55  Save on a  3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215  Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Let me know if you have any questions on the Paper Pumpkin kits @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  or just click one of the links below and start your Paper Pumpkin adventure!

I’d like to WELCOME my newest members to my Paper Pumpkin’ Pals: Barb K. & Joyce R.  They are both quite new to stamping and decided Paper Pumpkin was a great way to get started … great choice, because everything they need comes in the kit!!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope yours is a great one.

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PAPER PUMPKIN KITS ON SALE …

Price: $59.00

NOW: $55.00

plus a Sale-a-bration item

Price: $215.00

Saves you $2 mo.

plus you’ll get 4 Sale-a-bration items

 

 

 

 

 

Great Sale-a-bration News!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I just have to share this great deal with you. It’s Sale-a-bration which Pumpkinmeans that for every $50 (before ship&hdlg) you get to pick an exclusive Limited time Sale-a-bration item, that is awesome but I also have to say …

GREAT NEWS! Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-bration!! Now is a great time to try out Paper Pumpkin and to get FREE Sale-a-bration items!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55  Save on a  3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215  Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).

SPOILER ALERT …

Here is the January kit!  Did you know once you are a subscriber you may purchase past kits… that is awesome, plus refill kits are also available.

Aren’t they cute!  Can’t wait to put mine together and fill them up! I have 12 grandchildren and this kit gives me enough for everyone and then some!!!

Let me know if you have any questions on the Paper Pumpkin kits @ lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com  or just click one of the links below and start your Paper Pumpkin adventure!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope yours is a great one.

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