Holiday Paper Pumpkin is on its way!


The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give our subscribers a solution for their holiday crafting needs. This kit has everything you will need to make 10 holiday cards — five each of 2 holiday designs! 

And, this holiday kit coordinates with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Whisper White — which means potential to augment your kit for more crafting fun!  And, the box itself is a sneak peak at what’s inside.


If you are already a subscriber, do nothing.  Your holiday kit will arrive as usually right to your door.  Or, you may wish to increase your kit quantity and have everything you will need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday twice over!

If you are new to Paper Pumpkin or wish to renew your old subscription, please use this link and subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10th in order to receive your holiday paper pumpkin!

And remember, a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription is a great gift for that papercrafting person on your holiday shopping list.  Paper Pumpkins are great activities for keeping kids busy during the school break!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!




Snowflake Showcase ideas


The other day, I showed you five limited edition products available from the Snowflake Showcase — which are perfect for making Christmas cards or holiday crafts.  Plus this showcase comes with a coordinating year-round stamp set for more creative possibilities.  Let’s take a closer look at the design possibilities using the Snow is Glistening stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies, Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowflake Trinket charms and White Velveteen Paper.


This large beautifully detailed snowflake creates the focal point for this card.


Here the monochromatic design of snowflake flourish is accented with snowflakes die cut from glimmer paper.


And here, the large medallion creates elegant backdrop for floral die cuts and banner.

These limited edition products will be available to purchase on November 1st, whiles supplies last.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Snowflake Showcase & More

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Let it snow! Or at least, create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products coming for limited time on November 1st.  This showcase includes two stamp sets with year-round possibilities, limited edition white velveteen paper, snowflake trinket charms, dies and unlimited creative opportunities!


First, let’s take a look at The Snow is Glistening stamp set with 14 stamps — detailed images and beautiful sentiments for seasonal projects.  And guess what, if you have the discontinued snowflake punch — it coordinates beautifully with this stamp set!


The coordinating, year-round stamp set is called Happiness Surrounds with large medallion, floral images, leaves and fun sentiments.


And there are 20 dies in the Snowfall Thinlit die set.  And to compliment this product suite are Snowflake Trinket charms and White Velveteen paper to add those finishing touches to your project

Snowflake Showcase isn’t just for winter, but these products are perfect for year round.   Check out this video with the lovely Shannon West.

These limited edition products are only available from November 1–30, while supplies last!    If a product’s supply is depleted before November 30, it will no longer be available for purchase.  Stay tuned for more card making and crafting ideas using this product showcase.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!




Spooky Reminder

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You won’t want to miss this month’s Paper Pumpkin!  This kit is sure to sell out quickly.  If you are a new subscriber or would like to renew your old subscription, be sure to subscribe by September 10th using this link 

If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, no worries, your kit will be delivered right to your door sometime during the 2nd or 3rd week of September.  So, you’ll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in Spooky fun!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Tips for Using Pop of Petals Stamp Set

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I love flower stamps because they are so friendly and cheerful, which means I had to purchase the Pop of Petals bundle.  It provides you a plethora of pretty petals to punch and pop up on your projects.


Recently when using my stamp and punch, I had difficulty in aligning my images.  Then I noticed that the four petals are not symmetrical; therefore, I needed to be more strategic in the placement of my stamped image. 

While the images are very similar, the Bermuda Bay and Lovely Lipstick flowers are actually 180o degrees apart.  In fact, the Lovely Lipstick flower is upside down!


After carefully studying the stamped images, I realized that one petal had two smooth petal edges, while the other three petals had one slightly curved petal edge.

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To avoid a problem the next time I used my stamps and punch, I marked them with a sharpie.  TIP:  Mark the one smooth petal on both sides of the stamp using a dot of Sharpie Marker.  By looking on the backside of the punch, it was easy to see which petal had the two smooth edges.  As a measure of precaution, I took a moment to verify which was the smooth petal by punching a stamped image!  Then, when I was sure, I marked the back of the punch with a sharpie marker.

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Now, I am ready to punch some flowers!  If you found this tip helpful, please leave a comment.  I just love hearing from you!

Here is another card using Highland Heather, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Gorgeous Grape inks.  The butterfly is colored with Pineapple Punch and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend markers, and the antenna are made with Black Baker’s Twine secured with a dimensional.

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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Spooky Paper Pumpkin

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Just what we’ve been waiting for, a Spooky Paper Pumpkin to jump start the fun halloween season.

If you are a new subscriber, please subscribe by September 10th to get your crafting adventure in the mail.  If you’ve previously cancelled or suspended your subscription, now is a great time to re-subscribe and have crafting for fall fun!  Just use this link.  It is quick and easy to sign up!  

What is Paper Pumpkin?  It is a month-to-month subscription with auto-delivery that brings a box of supplies with everything you need for a little crafting stay-cation.   Everything comes in the box and all the supplies are travel-sized (small ink spot versus full sized ink pad, sheet of glue dots versus roll of glue dots) so that you can take your Paper Pumpkin anywhere!  Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!  You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at any time – you just have to sign into your account by the 10th of each month to suspend or cancel to avoid a charge on your credit card.  And, if you don’t love it, Stampin’ Up! will take care of it.  So there really is no risk.   

Until next time, sending  you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


July Paper Pumpkin Stamp Case Insert


When you’re not riding bikes by the lake, looking for fireflies, or kicking back at a drive-in movie, we recommend that you add a new item to your list: Schedule a lazy afternoon to craft these darling little baskets and matching note cards. They’re perfect for family parties, picnics, or for leaving on a neighbor’s doorstep. Watch the video now to find out why Picnic Paradise is bound to be your new summer “jam.”

If video doesn’t play, click here to watch.

A great way to store Paper Pumpkin along side your other Stampin’ Up stamp sets is to use our standard-sized, clear-mount Stamp Cases.  They are affordable (4 cases for $6) and perfect for holding stamps, instructions and remaining pieces.  Here is the stamp case insert for July!

Stamp Case Insert – July 2018 Picnic Parade

If you’d love to try paper pumpkin, here’s a promotion just for you!  Sign up by Aug 10th using this link and promotion code “BLOOM0818“.


Until next time, sending crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Bonus Days of August


From August 1-31, for every $50.00 you purchase (before shipping and tax), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.  And, you can earn multiple coupon codes that can be applied in September, when the new holiday catalog is released!


  • Earning Period Deadlines
    • Phone: August 31, 2018, by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  Be sure to save your email.  As an added measure, I recommend, printing out a copy of your email and paper clipping it to your catalog with your wish list for quick and easy reference.  
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Blended Season Available Aug 1st


There are some wonderful new products coming your way on August 1st — I’m sure that you’re going to love them!  These products are being offered as exclusive, while supplies last items — so don’t wait!

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Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images that are perfect for spring, summer, fall and winter projects.and sentiments that can be used year round!

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Stitched Season Framelits Dies, includes seasonal die cuts plus a new stitched layering die that adds stitching on both sides of the cut — so you can use the positive and the negative of your die cut piece for creating your projects!

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Save 10% and purchase the bundle

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New set of Watercolor Pencils, in ten new colors:  Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy.   You’re going to love the deep pigment color and creamy blending.  (note:  these new watercolor pencils may be available in a future publication.)

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Fine Print:  Products are available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will only be available until August 31 or while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will no longer be available for purchase.  No limits apply during the customer sales period.  Items may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order and may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

These items are available for purchase from my on-line store beginning August 1st..  

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!




Tell Me More About Starter Kit


There’s not much quite like the word “free” to make people’s ears perk up. And when it’s followed by “color family of ink pads,” it gets our attention pretty fast!  This July, Stampin’ Up is offering an irresistible bonus to the already great deal on the Starter Kit.   Sign up and select a free ink pad collection (an $87 value).  Will you be next?

What will you receive with your $99 Starter Kit?

  • Choose $125 worth of products — that’s any thing you want!  Products can be from any current catalog, including bundles and Clearance Rack stuff.   
  • Get Free Shipping! The BIG box of goodies will come right to your door in about a week. You pay ONLY the $99 plus sales tax.  
  • In the future, you can purchase favorite items on your wish list at a 20% discount!  This is an exceptional offer!  
  • Benefit from the many special promotions, incentives and gifts offered throughout the year.  On top of that, demonstrators receive the same Stampin’ Rewards that are offered to our customers — increasing your savings.  
  • Preview and purchase new products in advance of new catalog releases.
  • Attend conventions twice a year and meet wonderful demonstrators from around the world.
  • Learn new techniques and different ways to use your papercrafting tools.
  • If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • There is no obligation to ever host workshops or parties, sell products to others or purchase anything more. 
  • As your upline, I will be your biggest fan!  Whether you enjoy your demonstrator benefits as a hobbiest or start a business – I promise to share everything I know with you and to help you any way I can!

If you’re ready to sign up, it only takes about ten minutes!  

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!