April Paper Pumpkin: Lovely Little Wreath

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It is my honor to share with you the following post from Stampin’ Up! that highlights the April Paper Pumpkin: Lovely Little Wreath kit.  I love the alternative projects they share in the post …


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Say hello to the Lovely Little Wreath! This adorable accent is the perfect addition to your springtime décor and makes a great gift for special occasions like Mother’s Day.

Usually we show three extra ideas for the kit, but this time our artist had so much fun that she came up with FIVE projects! So, what do a cactus, dinosaur, and Christmas have in common? Let’s find out.


It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, right? It’s easy to turn the Lovely Little Wreath into a holiday décor item. Simply swap out the yellow flowers for holly berries and use a holiday stamp on the chalkboard sign.


Next, with Mother’s Day right around the corner, add some festive foliage to create a glamorous gift box for Mom. Use the chalkboard tags and Very Vanilla Craft Stampin’ Spot from the kit.


Raise your hand if you’ve picked up on the cactus trend. They’re everywhere, right? Create some eye-catching cacti with beautiful desert blooms with the extra flowers and leaves from your kit.


The bent leaves on the branches pop right off this prehistoric card. And, might we say . . . the end result is dino-mite!


Finally, keep it simple with a smaller version of the wreath to create a stunning centerpiece for a card front.

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It’s always amazing to see what you can do with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Whether you want to change it up completely, or just use up the extra parts and pieces, the end result is always fun! If you’ve fallen in love with the Lovely Little Wreath, be sure to stock up on refills, while supplies last.

How do you like the FREE All about Everything Stamp Set that came with your April kit? Check out our YouTube channel for some project ideas and then use #allabouteverything to share your projects with us.


Thank you for stopping by today …

Hope yours is a good one!



Together, we truly make a difference …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A HUGE shout out to all our Paper Pumpkin subscribers! Because of you, Stampin’ Up! donated $36,378 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a world-class organization dedicated to ending breast cancer! Together, we truly make a difference. Thank you! 

Here are just a few of the cards I made using the “Pink Box” Paper Pumpkin kit …





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Thank you so much to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and all who stopped by today.

Have a wonderful day ~




Only ONE week left …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I just wanted to share with you that there is only ONE week left to get your Paper Pumpkin at 50% Off your first two months!!  This is a great time to “try it out” … you can cancel at anytime or continue.

Let me share with you the August projects …


CLICK HERE to view many alternative projects created by fellow demonstrators and Paper Pumpkin subscribers!  So many projects / cards to look at from so many different kits.  Sit back and take a good look.  Let me know which are your favorites … Can you find mine on the Stampin’ Up! boards!??

There’s just ONE week left for first-time subscribers to skip to the savings with 50% off their first two months!

 Visit PaperPumpkin.com to join! Use promo code: HALFOFF and sign up by Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 11:50 PM (MT). Please chose my as your demonstrator (Linda Schnabel)
*For first-time subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. Offer ends September 10, 2015 at 11:50 PM (MT).

You can CLICK HERE to sign up … be sure to use promo code: HALFOFF

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop in and check out my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~



Birthday Greetings: Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Wooo Hooo … the weekend is here! I will need it to finish up my Christmas shopping. Hope you are already done and just putting on those finishing touches so you have some time to relax.

Yesterday I told you that I would be sharing another sample from the December Paper Pumpkin kit, and I teamed it up with a Sale-a-bration stamp set!

In the kit we got several sheets with die cut stars to punch out and use in our shaker card, so I cut mine apart and …


used the strip of stars as the focal point on my card. I picked the Pistachio Pudding strip and accented it with the Smokey Slate cardstock. I added the Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine for some added dimension and texture.


The “Happy Birthday” greeting comes from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration stamp set: Big Day.

Sale-a-Bration is right around the corner, and it’s a great way to get FREE stamp sets and accessories!  I’m so excited with this year’s SAB catalog, it’s filled with fantastic products!

Sale-a-Bration begins January 6th and runs through March 31st. Let me know if you need a catalog! I’d be happy to help you earn some free goodies!


Again, a simple but sweet card. Our lives are so busy, this just makes things easier, and it really creates additional cards from your Paper Pumpkin kit.

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That is my goal and treat to my Pumpkin Pals, to share additional ideas with them, whether it be on-line, at a Pumpkin Party, or by e-mail.
If you would like to try it out …. You can choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Then, click to purchase, print a gift card, sign, and stuff into a “hand stamped” card!  Prices start at just $19.95
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I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the projects I share with my Paper Pumpkin Pals … If your one of them – watch your e-mail … I have more amazing project ideas for you!

Have a good day ~


Last Minute Gift Giving …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’ll keep this quick because we know you’re busy and short on time. If you’re looking for the perfect last-minute gift and want to avoid the crowds and stay cozy by the fire, we’ve got you covered with prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

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Choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Then, click to purchase, print a gift card, sign, and stuff into their stocking. Easy! You can literally wait until the very last minute, but save yourself the stress and go get it now. Prices start at just $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN. Click here to shop. You’re welcome. Now go finish that hot cocoa.

Thank you for stopping by today, and stop back tomorrow to check out another Paper Pumpkin sample that will include a SNEAK PEEK at an upcoming Sale-a-Bration stamp set!

Have yourself a fabulous day ~


We’re Shakin’ Up December …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share with you what I created using my December Paper Pumpkin! First I’d like you to watch the video on how to put together the cards in the kit ….

I think the videos are fun to watch, and they inspire me. However I already had my cards created before I watched this months video. I love shaker cards … Who doesn’t?

First I will show you my card from the kit, just a twist from the Stampin’ Up! instructions, and one more way you can put your cards together ….


For those of you who know me, you know I’m just like you and don’t want to see anything to to waste! Well, here is what the “greeting” sheet looks like …


and what do you think I thought of … that’s right, “Make a card out of that!” So I cut off the piece that I had taken my “hello” from, measured it and cut a piece of the “Dazzling Diamonds” Shimmer paper. I just used it a couple of days ago so I still had it out on my stampin’ table.


I love that the greetings are on adhesive sheets so I would not loose the little pieces from the h – e – l … well you get my drift! lol  So it was easy to transfer this onto the glimmer paper and add those little pieces to complete the word. I popped up the greeting with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since I used the “Lucky Star’s” embossing folder for some texture on the base – Bermuda Bay cardstock, I punched out some additional stars with the “Confetti Stars Punch”. I attached them with “Crystal Effects” and a tooth pick!

This card was so simple to make, and I think it’s adorable!


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My Pumpkin Pals and I get together to put together our kits, plus I always have an alternative product for them. If we don’t get together, I post or send them additional samples ideas.

Paper Pumpkin makes the PERFECT Christmas Gift! Just click on the link above.

Try it out… we have 1 – 3 – 6 or 12 month subscriptions or do it month to month. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer any concerns you may have.

Have an awesome day ~




Feels Like Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Did you ever have one of those days? Yep, mine was yesterday! Busy season at work, employees who don’t show … yikes! I was happy to get home, get my mail and ….


Oh what a sweet surprise in my mailbox! I love getting my Paper Pumpkin, always a treat …

Stampin’ Up! wraps it so nicely … just like opening a Christmas present!


And what a wonderful surprise inside!! Not only did we get our stampin’ kit for the month, but a gift … it really was like Christmas! Stampin’ Up! has included the “Essentials” paper piercing kit!


Oh my … and the stamps are fabulous, I will be using them a lot, hard for you to see with that silly flash!


The “cherry on top” was the stamp kit … Everything we need to make “9” Shaker Cards!!  Woo hooo!


I must tell you … that “one of those days mood” was totally gone, and I was stampin’ happy.

Wanna stamp happy? Join me and my Pumpkin Pals … Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin…. While your at it, sign up a friend, parent or grandchild. Paper Pumpkin makes the PERFECT Christmas Gift! Just click on the link above.

Stop back tomorrow because I will be sharing these adorable cards with you.

Have an awesome day ~