Bonus Days

By | July 7, 2016

I’m so excited about Bonus Days! This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has offered coupons to customers! All you need to do for your $5 coupon is spend $50 in July. Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for every $50 you spend, and you can use coupons on anything you want in August! It begins today and last through July 31. Shop at my online store here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx

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Global Design Project #042

By | June 29, 2016

A happy hello to everyone!  I’ve been away from my stamp studio for the last few weeks due to my husband’s surgery, but I am back and ready to get creative.  These Global Design Project challenges are a great way to get my fingers back in the ink.  This week’s challenge is a Sketch Challenge:Snip20160629_2No one has to follow the sketch exactly, just use it as a reference with a similar layout.  Here is my creation:Snip20160629_1I fell in love with this camera image from the hostess set Pun Intended at OnStage.  It’s such a classic camera and can be used in so many ways – even if the young ones don’t know what a camera is!  Of course, the puns included make it fun to use too.  It’s hard to see, but on the inside of the card says “snappy birthday”.

I am in love with the new Flirty Flamingo color and think it pairs so well with black and smoky slate.  A classic combination to go with a classic camera.  Of course, I had to shine it up a bit with the silver glimmer paper flash & stars.

Here are the dimensions of the card:

Base Smoky Slate: 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″

Front Black: 4″ x 2 1/2″

Black Strip: 1 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″

Flirty Flamingo Stripe Strip: 1″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″

Tip:  When adhering the Z strip, adhere it to the back panel first, fold the card closed and then adhere to the front.  I found it easier to line up and reduce any chance of buckling, making it nice to fold and lay flat.

At OnStage, Dawn Griffith did a presentation on different style Z fold cards and the stamp set One Wild Ride she got to design for reaching one million dollars in sales (how awesome is that – both designing your own stamp set AND reaching one million dollars).  Here’s a photo of the card she made:Snip20160629_4There’s actually quite a lot of versatility with this Z fold design.  I can’t wait to try out some of the new images and papers from the new catalog.  I’m thinking it would make a great Christmas card (stay tuned).

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my challenge submission.  Be sure to check out everyone else’s too at www.globaldesignproject.com.

Updated: July 4

Whoo Hoo!  I received a Special Mention for this submission!  You can see the winners HERE and all the submissions HERE (just scroll to the bottom of the post).  I happened to case the bee hive card of one the winners for my Mother’s Birthday card too (not knowing she was going to be a winner).Snip20160704_1

Inspiration can come from anywhere

By | June 9, 2016

On Fridays, I watch my niece after school  We call these Fiona Fridays and it’s such a delight to have a cute and energetic playmate.  Last week I picked her up from school and noticed she had on a fun shirt that reminded me of a butterfly die I have.  I asked her if I could take her photograph because I could turn her shirt into a card.Snip20160609_1Isn’t she cute?  She’s 7 in this photo, but turned 8 two days later.  I decided to turn my butterfly card idea into her birthday card.  Snip20160609_2I used permanent markers to color directly on my window sheets and then cut them out using my Circles Collection Framelits (these have been replaced by the Layering Circle Framelits Dies and mine just arrived last night).  Tip: punches do not punch a clean edge on window sheets so you need to use a Big Shot.  I used my paper-piercing tool to pierce a hole at the top of the circle and tied a knot with a piece of white bakers twine to copy the sewn on look (I really used a glue dot to stick the circle on the card).  I cut the Pumpkin Pie butterfly with my Butterflies Thinlits die.Snip20160609_3I think the card resembles her shirt really well.  When she opened her card she was all excited remembering me taking her picture.  I put that picture inside her card too so that everyone else could be in on our secret.  Keep your eyes open because inspiration is everywhere.

Loving Love & Affection

By | June 6, 2016

I must be in the challenge mode this week because I am entering another one.  The Global Design Project was created 39 weeks ago by a team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all around the globe.  They team up and create challenges for fellow demonstrators – which really is a great exercise for those crafty brain muscles.  Each week is a different challenge that may focus on a color combination, technique, sketch or theme.  I have been watching them since the beginning telling myself that I want to participate.  Finally, I did it and I hope to continue in more of them, more often.
Snip20160606_5Here is my design #GDP039:Snip20160606_4I followed the layout of a card in the Watercolor Wishes All-Inclusive Card Kit.  Can you find it?Snip20160606_3I used my Aqua Painter to create the Night of Navy stripes in the background and embossed the flowers from the Love & Affection stamp set in the new Copper Embossing Powder.  I cut out the flowers the old fashioned way – with my paper snips (no Big Shot die for this set) and added just a touch of the coordinating Affectionately Yours Washi tape.  (By the way, all the watercoloring is done for you in the Watercolor Wishes card kit – all you have to do is stamp your greeting and assemble).

Thanks for looking!

OnStage Display Board Submissions

By | June 3, 2016

I was lucky enough to be chosen for April’s OnStage Live Display Board to be a sample stamper and I am applying again for this November’s OnStage Local event in New Jersey.  It was a wonderful experience to be chosen, participate and challenge my brain to design and create using new products and I would love to do it again.  The following photos are my submissions.  We are to design/create 3 cards, 2 3D items and a scrapbook page.  Feel free to comment if you like them!Snip20160603_5I received this Shooting Star stamp set at OnStage as a “prize patrol” prize.  It coordinates with the Sliding Star Framelits and makes fabulous slider cards.  Since I do not have the framelits (yet), I had to think of how to use the stamp set a little differently.  I love the paper airplane and wanted it to fly through the air.  I repeatedly stamped the airplane in a downward motion to get the flying effect and cut it out.  I stamped once more for a clean look, cut it out and used a dimensional to make it pop.  I used white embossing powder for “Shoot for the moon”, which comes with the set and “Happy” and “Graduation” from the Crazy about You stamp set.  I showed it to my 17 year old son and he gave me his approval.Snip20160603_6I just love the “sending a smile your way” sentiment that comes with the new Love & Affection stamp set (I also love the two other phrases too).  Using the Affectionally Yours Designer Series Paper makes color choices a cinch, so I matched the Night of Navy and Cucumber Crush to make the two banners.  New to this catalog is the Copper Embossing Powder which coordinates perfectly with this suite.  I decided to emboss right on the designed paper and cut the flowers out with scissors (the old fashion way).  I’m so glad Stampin’ Up! kept the Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder because it makes a great background.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this smile in the mail?Snip20160603_7This Moroccan Nights stamp set was highlighted by both Shelli & Sarah at OnStage.  They both made their own cards using the set and they were both completely different.  My interpretation is also a bit different from theirs – isn’t that what makes a stamp set great?  I don’t have the coordinating Moroccan Designer Series Paper (again, yet) so I decided to make this a one layer card.  I was actually inspired by a totally different Designer Series Paper (Floral Boutique) because I am absolutely in love with Navy & White.  The sparkle doesn’t quite show in this photograph, but the “Good things are going to happen” (from You’ve Got This stamp set) and light from the middle lantern are embossed in gold.  I did some coloring with my Gold Wink of Stella on the bottom border, the lantern chains and a little flick action to make the spots.  I confess, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get everything to line up perfectly.  Here’s a tip:  be careful with smudging when using the stamp-a-ma-jig and Whisper White card stock.  I had to keep washing my fingers and made a several samples until I got it just right.Snip20160603_4I made these treats as pillow gifts for my roommates at OnStage.  They are really easy to make using a Wintergreen Altoids tin.  I used a 3 1/4″ x 7″ piece of Bermuda Bay card stock and scored it at 1 1/2″, 2 3/8″, 4 3/4″ and 5 5/8″.  I cut a 3″ x 7″ piece of Vellum and scored it at the same dimensions.  I also used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score at every 1/8″ mark to give it a striped look.  Fold on the score lines, wrap and adhere to your tin.  I have to admit that I made this treat this morning and removed the flower from an extra one I made in April.  As I am writing this post, I realize that the Scallop Circle punches are no longer available and today is the last day for applications.  Instead of using the Scallop circle punches, you can substitute the Layering Circle Framelits (the scalloped ones).  I cut 2 larger white ones, 1 smaller Melon Mambo one and one smaller white one.  Crumble them each up so that they are really wrinkly and the fibers of the paper is broken down.  You can then separate each layer into two pieces.  Line them up on top of each other and use either a brad or glue to stick them together.  Fluff to desired fullness.  I made this banner label with the Love & Affection stamp set.  Tie some 1/8″ stitched Bermuda Bay ribbon around the tin and you have a sweet treat.Snip20160603_2This “pizza style” box is made out of Vellum paper.  It’s a great box to make and I learned how from Mary Fish many years ago (these are her directions:  http://stampinpretty.com/?s=pizza+box).  I filled mine with Salt Water Taffy and used the colors of the taffy to indicate how to decorate the outside.  The new 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon is delightful.  I used both Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach ribbons.  I cut the butterfly out of Shimmery White card stock and my Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I used the same framelits to cut out the two smaller butterflies from the 2016-18 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  To stamp “Happy Birthday” (from my favorite Balloon Celebrations stamp set), I used my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and colored the words separately because I needed more space in-between the words to make it fit on the wing.  Snip20160603_1I am much more of a card maker than a scrapbooker, but these challenges are good for my brain.  My daughter was on the travel summer softball team last summer and they ended up coming in 2nd place overall – what a nail biter of a game.  You can see how happy they are in these photographs.  This layout is very simple, but I think sometimes simpler is better than cluttering up a page.  Softballs were white when I was growing up, but are now yellow and I think Daffodil Delight is a pretty close match.  I used the die from the Botanical Builder Framelits to make the stitching and cut two each and glued back to back.  For the team shirt, I just used some circle punches to cut out the neck and sleeves.  I love how she picked the number 00 because Robert Parrish of the Boston Celtics, who was very tall and played in the 80’s was 00 and my daughter is very tall too.  She’s the one in the middle.  I did just a little journaling on an old Project Life card, but I think the sun on the card matches perfectly.

Thank you for taking a look at my creations.  I am looking forward to making lots of things to share with you once my order comes in with all my new products.

Catalog Launch Party & BOGO Sale

By | June 2, 2016

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I have been busy preparing this first time event for you.  I decided to combine two events into one on Saturday, June 18.  Drop in between 10 am – 2 pm for this spectacular event.  I’ll send you my address with your RSVP.  I encourage you to bring a new friend and introduce them to stamping (no experience necessary).
    – Make cards using new products
    – New products and samples on display
    – Meet the new In Colors
    – Pick up the new Catalog
    – Sign up for a Paper Share and Classes
    – BOGO Sale (buy old and get new for free)
BOGO Sale:  I’ll have all my past retired supplies (stamps, inks, papers, tools) on sale for you to purchase.  Buy these old items and then get new catalog products (for the same amount) for free.
Fine print:  BOGO orders must be placed that day at my sale.  You pay tax and shipping. You are welcome to order more new items than your BOGO amount and just pay the difference.  All orders will be delivered to me and we can make arrangements for your product pickup.

The new catalog begins!!!

By | June 1, 2016

Hello my friends!  Today is a day many of us have been looking forward to:  the first day of the new 2016/17 Annual Catalog!  There are so many great things inside – 377 new products in fact!  I for one have a very long wish list because I tend to want everything.  It’s a good thing (for me) I receive a discount on all the products I order.  You can receive one too if you join the Stampin’ Up! family.  This month is the best month to join too – A brand new catalog to choose products from AND everyone who joins during the month of June can choose TWO additional stamp sets as a thank you (any stamp sets from the catalog).  For only $99 you would choose $125 of products, receive free shipping, a paper pumpkin kit, catalogs to share with your friends AND two additional stamp sets – SWEET!  All you need to do is click on the tab above that says “Join Stampin’ Up!” and it will prompt you to greatness.  As always, ask me any questions about Stampin’ Up!, joining, maintaining, creativity, etc.

Let me know if you need a catalog – I have them and want to get them into your happy hands.

If you can’t wait for a hard copy, take a peek at the online versions HERE.

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You’re So Lovely Class-to-Go

By | May 7, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Challenged us at OnStage to hold one more event a month from May – September.  My extra May event is a Class-to-go.  I know that not all of you are able to travel to my home for a class or have the availability, so here is a way to still take one of my classes.Snip20160503_4

Your Class-to-Go kit will include:
    -You’re So Lovely photopolymer stamp set (p. 32 of Spring Occasions catalog)
    -a package of rhinestones (150 adhesive backed gems)
    -a roll of Bermuda Bay 1/8″ stitched ribbon (10 yards)
    -one sheet of dimensionals (100 count)
    -paper, notecards and envelopes prepared and cut to size to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs)
The cost of the Class-to-Go is $42 plus shipping.  All you need to do is email me by May 17 that you would like a Class-to-Go kit.  I will mail it out to you once I receive & prep everything.   If you would like any add on any items, please include that in your email.  I can accept credit cards (we can arrange a phone call for you to give me your information) or a check.  For future Class-to-Go kits, I will have a paypal function set up.  You can email me here with your order or any questions:  christine@mailsomethingpretty.com.  Please RSVP by May 17.
Supplies you will also need to assemble the cards.  (You can add on these items to your class kit if needed):
    -Bermuda Bay ink
    -Watermelon Wonder ink
    -adhesive (snail, fast fuse or even glue to stick paper to card)
    -Clear block (all stamps will fit on a D size block)
Here’s a close-up of the cards.  You can change any of the sentiments (except the balloon birthday card) to suit your needs.  Remember to RSVP by May 17!  Thanks!!!
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More Display Board Samples

By | May 1, 2016

I have some more of my Display Board Samples for you to see.  First, here is a photo of all of us who were chosen – quite a talented bunch and I was humbled to be among them.  You can see the boards in our background.Snip20160501_1

Sweet SugarplumSnip20160501_6Flirty FlamingoSnip20160501_4Peek-a-boo PeachSnip20160501_5Dapper DenimSnip20160501_3and Emerald EnvySnip20160501_2

These new colors will be available for you to purchase on June 1 along with the other 377 new products in the 2016/17 Annual Catalog!

Playing with New Products

By | April 27, 2016

While at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event last week, each participant was given the same new stamp set in their goody bag.  It’s called Marquee Messages and it’s fabulous!  This stamp set will work for many occasions and people, however, I think it’s THE  perfect set for tweens and teens.  Sometimes it’s just so hard to design cards for them.  I took advantage of the color blocking craze and made this simple but vibrant birthday card with two of the new InColors, Peek-a-boo Peach and Flirty Flamingo:Snip20160426_10I’m still working on my photograph abilities, but there is Wink of Stella on the “It’s Your” and Crystal Effects on the little dots on the Peek-a-boo Peach arrow.  Last for the bling on the card is the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper stars.Snip20160426_11I also used the arrows of this set to make a thank you card for my contact at Stampin’ Up! for the Display Boards I participated in.

Here are two more examples I took photos of from the Big Screen at OnStage:Snip20160427_19Keep an eye to Pinterest because I have a feeling you will be seeing lots of examples posted  So many possibilities!  You can order your set beginning on June 1.Snip20160427_16

Communion Cards

By | April 24, 2016

Next week my niece is going to make her First Holy Communion.  She is very special to me as we spend each Friday after school together and I have named them “Fiona Fridays”.  She also thinks I’m famous because she saw some of my cards for sale at a local store.  So, not to disappoint her and her card expectations, I always make an extra effort with the cards I give her.  Here is what I made for her yesterday:Snip20160424_2As much as she loves glitter and all things sparkly,as most 7 year olds do, I thought it best to make this an understated card (although, now that I am looking at it with fresh eyes today with this post, I think I may just add a little Wink of Stella to the flowers on the cross).  I only used two colors:  Mint Macaron and Night of Navy.  The two accessories used are Linen Thread and It’s My Party Enamel Dots.  Two out of the three sets are on the Retirement List:  Blessed by God and And Many More.  The set returning in the upcoming catalog is Kinda Eclectic.  I used my aqua painter to “paint” the watercolor paper background Mint Macaron.  I scuffed up the edges with my fingernail – I think watercolor paper always looks great scuffed up.  Here’s my tip for watercolor washing the background:Snip20160424_3The background wash on the left is straight ink to paper via the Aqua Painter.  I washed the one on the right first with water and then washed/inked it with ink from the Aqua Painter (just a few re-inker drops on the top of the ink pad or squeeze the pad together to transfer ink from the pad to the lid).  I think the one on the right has a much more subtle and soft look.

I found my inspiration card a while ago and saved it in a folder I save photos of cards to.  Unfortunately, I did not save the creators name, but it does seem that she may be from Germany.Snip20160424_1I love this color combination as well, but thought my niece may prefer the French looking combination.  I hope you like it!  Be sure to check out the Retirement List before all the great deals are gone.  Here are the stamp sets I used:Snip20160424_4

Blessed by God

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Kinda Eclectic

OnStage Viewing

By | April 22, 2016

Are you interested to see some of what I saw at OnStage last week?  Here are the two links to great presentations (full of stamping).

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Enjoy!  Consider joining the Stampin’ Up! family so you can go to these live events with me.

 

Welcome New InColors!!!

By | April 19, 2016

I was lucky enough to preview the new 2016/18 InColors (because I made cards for the OnStage Display Board) and now I am able to share them with you.  I am in love with them!  Snip20160419_27Keep in mind, these are photographs of the printed colors from an OnStage display.  The true colors are more colorful and beautiful.  Snip20160419_30While making my samples, my favorite color pairing was Flirty Flamingo with Watermelon Wonder.  What do you think?  I just love the simplicity and boldness of the colors on this card.  The Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder complement each other so well and the contrast of the Dapper Denim just makes it all pop.Snip20160419_28This card is a little more subtle in it’s contrast, but the greens (Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green) complement the Dapper Denim beautifully.  Doesn’t it just look like blueberry season?  The new ribbons are beautiful to work with.Snip20160419_32A popular favorite at OnStage was the Peek-a-boo Peach.  The great thing about this color is you can make it bold or subtle depending on it’s pairing.  I chose to make it bold here by pairing it with Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango and a nice, bright Daffodil Delight rubber ducky.  Shaker cards will be so much easier to make now with the long foam adhesive strips.Snip20160419_31Emerald Envy is definitely a bold color, but a great bold color.  Here I have it paired with Dapper Denim and Cucumber Crush and I think they work beautifully together.Snip20160419_33My last sample for the day is Sweet Sugarplum.  It’s so nice to have another purple in our lineup!  It’s a soft purple, but not pastel.  I can’t wait to see all the color combinations that people will come up with.  Here, I paired it with some green combinations and the dramatic black.

Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite new InColor is!

Retirement Announcement

By | April 18, 2016

Snip20160418_8It’s that time of year when the annual retirement list is announced.  Today is that day.  So many great products are being retired at a discount of 15-50% off (to make way for so many great new ones).  Be sure to check the list against your wish list.  Remember, products are while supplies last.  If you see something you have to have, you better place your order.

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If you have any questions about any of the retiring products, please ask!  Don’t forget those weekly deals end today.

 

A Cute Little Pillow Gift

By | April 12, 2016

Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event begins on Thursday and everyone who is involved with Stampin’ Up! (whether going or not going) is excited for this big event.  The suspense is building because the new 2016/17 Annual Catalog will be released and all the cool stuff it contains.  Yahoo!!!

It’s tradition for those going to bring little pillow gifts for roommates and I wanted to share a photo of the ones I am bringing.Snip20160412_6Who wouldn’t love this lovely wrapped package of wintergreen Altoids?  I love how the Bermuda Bay card stock matches the tin.  I used a piece of silver polka dotted vellum to soften the look and topped it off with a scalloped punched layered flower of white and Melon Mambo.  A little greeting and matching Bermuda Bay stitched trim completes this cute little package.Snip20160412_7I will post directions of my pillow gift in the future.  Right now I need to get to bed so I can be up & ready for my early flight to Salt Lake City.

Happy National Dandelion Day!

By | April 4, 2016

What?  There seems to be a National or International Day of just about anything and everything.  April 5 was chosen the day of dandelions and, it just so happens that I made a card for a friend last month that featured a dandelion.  I much prefer to celebrate them on paper than seeing them pop up in my yard. Tell me what you think.  The first photo is a beautiful pic of a dandelion (with hundreds of seeds waiting to fly away):Snip20160404_19And here is my card (cased and tweaked from one I found on Pinterest):Snip20160404_20You may find the set I used to be a bit surprising:  Balloon Celebration.  There are 28 stamps in this set and it is truly my favorite in the Spring Occasions Catalog.  The versatility is amazing.  In case you are wondering, the grass was stamped with the ends of the balloon strings!Snip20160404_22Balloon Celebration photopholymer stamp set #140675 $26.  Balloon Celebration Bundle includes the Balloon punch (15% off when ordered together #140810).

Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards

By | March 24, 2016

As much as we wish we didn’t need them, it’s good to have both Sympathy and Thinking of You cards on hand.  A nicely written note (and a nicely made card) can really make a difference in a time of need or sorrow.  Join me at my next class where we will be making these cards.  Sentiments are interchangeable so you can customize them to suit your needs.Snip20160321_2This is a card design that I found on Pinterest and I made just a few construction changes.  I decided to fold the front forward (instead of making cuts) to give the card some easy to create interest.  I also used a masking technique to make space for my sentiment.  This Summer Silhouettes stamp set makes a lovely impression.  The “With Sympathy” comes from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  Love Paper Pumpkin!Snip20160321_1I also cased this card from Pinterest with minor changes.  I am discovering that I like to frame a card with a larger border than the standard 1/8″.  This one has a 1/4″ Old Olive border on all sides.  I’ve also been wanting to use my Awesomely Artistic stamp set for some time and I think this is the perfect occasion.  The dragonfly is embossed in gold which makes her really pop off the page.Snip20160321_3The new Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Framelits are a definite go-to product for any occasion.  All you need to do is change up the color of flowers to suit your needs.  I chose Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry to make up this bouquet (with a hint of Real Red for the blossom’s centers) and a background of Very Vanilla.  The leaves are cut with Mellow Moss.  The patterned strip of Designer Series Paper comes from the baby themed Sweet Li’l Things.  I used another Paper Pumpkin stamp for the words.

If you are in the South Shore area, I would love for you to join us at class on either Thursday, March 31 at 10 am or Friday, April 1 at 10 am or 7 pm.  All you need to do is RSVP.

Happy 3rd Birthday Paper Pumpkin!!!

By | March 10, 2016

10710627_1683725421885333_2378043544455557873_nI love how the box says “3 Years & Counting” because I look forward to my box each and every month.  Paper Pumpkin is the solution to many of our issues:  I don’t have enough time for a class, I don’t have a craft room, I’m not creative to think up my own ideas, etc, etc, etc.

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper crafting kit that arrives right to your mailbox with everything you need to complete the project included in the box.  There are picture directions and quick video tutorials to walk you right through it.  Or, if you want to create your own project with the materials in the box, that works too – there are usually extra supplies in there too.

So what are you waiting for?  Paper Pumpkin smashes all excuses.

If you would like to receive this special, 3rd birthday Paper Pumpkin kit – you must subscribe TODAY!  Today, March 10 is the last day to subscribe to receive the March kit.

You can subscribe two ways:  Month-to-Month and Pre-Paid.

To receive your month-to-month kit – $19.95/month, click here.
To receive your pre-paid subscription (3, 6 or 12 month), click here.
    *The 3 month pre-paid subscription is on SALE until the end of March for $55.  This also qualifies you for a free Sale-a-bration item.
    **If you know that you want to receive Paper Pumpkin for at least one year, then the 12 month pre-paid subscription is the best value & deal.  By paying the cost up front ($215.40), you will receive one month’s kit free, earn 4 Sale-a-bration items and $21 in Stampin’ rewards (your choice of any catalog products).  If you bump this total up to $250, then you will receive $50 in Stampin’ rewards (your choice of any catalog products) and 5 Sale-a-Bration items.  A larger up front cost, but an incredible value.
When you order a pre-paid subscription, you will receive a code via email with instructions on how to begin your kits.  If you want the March kit, you will need to redeem your code by the end of today.  (Codes are good for 3 years and are transferable).
If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin today (either way) I will mail you 3 Birthday cards in honor of Paper Pumpkin’s 3rd Birthday!

Open House Samples

By | March 7, 2016

I had so much fun and was so busy chatting with everyone that I forgot to take pictures!  22 people came to my Open House and they each made 4 cards at the different stations I set up throughout my house.  Everyone had a different favorite, which means I did a pretty good job creating (and case-ing).  Lots of people took advantage of the Sale-a-Bration sale and I’m so happy they were able to earn free Stampin’ Up! products.  It’s not too late for you to earn free products too!!!  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31.  So, no pictures of people having fun, but I do have pictures of the samples.  Here they are:Snip20160307_6

Botanical Blooms & Butterfly Basics (“happy birthday”) stamp sets, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

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What I Love Sale-a-Bration stamp set.  Striped paper is the In Color Envelope paper.

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Pedal Pusher Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Have a Cuppa Paper Stack and Fringe Scissors.  There is Wink of Stella on the bike & flowers, I just can’t seem to get the glitter to photograph.

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Sprinkles on Top stamp set and coordinating Cherry on Top Washi tape.  All inked with Stampin’ Write Markers.