Stampin’ Up! October Paper Pumpkin Kit

I got my October Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up! earlier this week and I dug right in!  I love it!  The kit is called Pining for Plaid and it contained the contents to make 10 shaker cards with matching envelopes for the holidays!!

The kit included a great holiday stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink spot too!

The first card option has some beautiful gold foil touches on the ornament top.

I love that this stamp set also has sentiments for the inside of the card!

And the other card had pretty pine trees and a foil banner behind the sentiment.

And here is the inside of that card.

Stampin’ Up! put together a video showing you the kit close up.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog OR 2017 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


Pining for Plaid Full Paper Pumpkin Kits Available October 23!

Stampin’ Up! is thrilled with the great response they’ve had so far to their Season of Style October kit!  In fact, you’ve loved it so much that they’ve decided to only offer FULL kits beginning Monday, October 23, in the online store while supplies last.  They’re doing everything possible to accommodate the demand and allow as many people as possible to get the Pining for Plaid kit, so they will not be offering refills for this kit.  They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you are enjoying your super-sparkly Paper Pumpkin shaker cards!


Paper Pumpkin’s Season of Style: Part Two – Coming in November!

If you love October’s adorable shaker card kit, Stampin’ Up! has good news: November’s kit is every bit as amazing. The projects are so easy to make that even beginners can put them together in just a few minutes. And besides being adorably cute, they will definitely help add heart and a handmade touch to your Christmas celebrations. So head over to subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by November 10 at 11:50 PM (MT) so that you can get your kit too!  And If you missed signing up for the October kit but would still like to purchase it, you can get it in the online store (while supplies last) beginning October 23 as long as you have become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber before you purchase it!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I used the Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest stamp set bundle to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I created for it.

Here are the colors that we’re using this week:

My card design was loosely inspired by TGIF Challenge #TGIFC129.

I started by adhering a panel from the Painted Autumn DSP to a panel of Early Espresso card stock with SNAIL.  Then I inked the smaller sunflower image from the Painted Harvest photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso ink, stamped it on scrap paper twice and then stamped it on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I repeated that process until the panel was covered with flowers.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the panel.

I adhered the stamped panel to the Early Espresso card stock panel with SNAIL and then tied a length of Jute Twine around it.  I adhered the layered panel to an Early Espresso card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I inked the larger sunflower image from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Tangerine Tango ink, stamped it on scrap paper and then stamped it on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped the smaller sunflower image over it in full strength Tangerine Tango ink, then added the flower center in Early Espresso ink.

I cut the flower out with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die and adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the leaf images from the Painted Harvest stamp set one on top of the other in Lemon Lime Twist ink three times on Very Vanilla card stock.  I punched the images out with the Leaf Punch and adhered them under the flower die cut with Glue Dots.  I added a single gold enamel dot from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack to finish the card front.

I stamped the flower images on a Very Vanilla card stock panel in Early Espresso ink (stamped off twice) to finish the inside of the card.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Shelagh Freemantle
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Kristi Gray
  6. Jaimie Babarczy

October 16-31 Host Code: N29WCKT4

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog OR 2017 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Running Shoe Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • In addition to my online store, also take PayPal payments for orders – Check my Rewards page for more information.
  • I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise too!  Click on my Gift Certificates page for more information.

Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel
  • Very Vanilla – 2-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, Stitched Shapes Framelits die cut, three Leaf Punches, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stampin’ Up! Updates – Stampin’ Blends Coming November 1!

I’ll be back a little later this afternoon with my card share for the Dream Theme International Blog Hop.  But in the mean time, I thought that I’d post a few reminders from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Blends Available for Purchase Beginning November 1!

Stampin’ Up! just announced that the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers will be available for purchase beginning on November 1!  So get your coloring fingers ready to order in just two weeks!! Continue reading

Stampin’ Up! Musical Season for Stamp Ink Paper & Stampin’ Blends Available November 1!!

I used the Stampin’ Up! Musical Season stamp set bundle and to create my card for the Stamp Ink Paper Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week.

Stampin’ Up! also gave us the start date for the new Stampin’ Blends Markers!!  They’ll be available for purchase beginning on November 1!!!  More details below.  Yippee!!

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