Thursday, January 31, 2013

Love to be creative~Don't have a lot of time? Paper Pumpkin is for YOU!

It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10.
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting my online store
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Get Your FREE Stamp Set!

During Sale-a-bration only, anyone who books a party with me will get their choice of one of 17 retired stamp sets.  Book your date and choose your set.  It's as easy as that!  You must book your party to occur between today and March 22 to receive the FREE set. Leave me a comment here or through my Stampin' Up! website. Below are the 17 sets available. First come, first serve!

"Love Without End"    "Dream Come True"

"Think Happy Thoughts" "Birthday Whimsey"

"Polka Dot Punches"   "Fine Frames"

"Alphabits"       "So Many Scallops"

"Good Neighbors"

"Mini Mates"  "Looks Like Spring"

"A New Little Someone"   "Painted Posies"

"Petal Pushers"          "Fun Filled"

"Birthday Bliss"    "Birthday Best"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sale-a-bration is HERE!

It’s here! Sale-A-Bration 2013 has begun. 
How will you party during Stampin’ Up!’s premiere event?
 There are three ways—choose all that apply!

1. Host
Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! For a minimum $150 US/$200 CAN party, you’ll get a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper (silver paper for Stampin’ Up!’s silver anniversary!). Host a $400 US/$525 CAN party, and you’ll get the free Glimmer Paper PLUS a FREE product bundle—and that’s in addition to the normal hostess benefits (including $65 US/$90 CAN in FREE products of your choice)!
Contact your demonstrator today to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party. Don’t already have a demonstrator just contact me here
2. Shop
Shopaholics unite! For every $50/$60 CAN you spend, you’ll get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product—there are nearly 20 to choose from! Visit Stampin’ Up!’s Online Store to start shopping.
3. Join
Party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit! Click the JOIN link to my Stampin' Up! website and click JOIN The FUN to find out more. 

Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin" Up!  How will you Sale-A-Brate?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sweet Friend Ruffles

This card is a combination of several different techniques and tools. I used two embossing folders, a framelit and an edgelit. The greeting is the only stamping on this card. Inspired by some beautiful bags made with Stampin' Up!'s  Designer Fabric by my friend, Jan Mata (See below) Thanks, Jan!
Items used: Adorning Accents, Elegant Lines embossing folders; Adorning accents Edgelit; Hearts a Flutter Framlit; Whisper White, Real Red & Pretty in Pink CS; Real Red Core'dinations CS; Summer Smooches DSP; Sanding block; Real Red ink; You Are Loved stamp set.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Button Buddies Birthday

I loved this stamp set the very first time I saw it! I especially like the pig. They are so round with the little short legs. They remind me of balloons in a parade. How cute can you get? And with a button nose? Adorable! Cute enough to stamp all over this card. And though it is hard to see in this picture the one with the button is heat embossed in clear over Pretty in Pink. Below are the other images in the stamp set Button Buddies. Imagine all the different ways you can use these stamps.
Button Buddies Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Items used: Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry CS; Button Buddies and Create a Cupcake stamp sets; Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry and Versamark ink; clear embossing powder; embossing tool; Rich Razzleberry designer button

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous

This card started out by playing with my Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate.  I tried a few patterns out and ended up with a nice background. I really like how the Cajun Craze CS and Comfort Cafe DSP work really well together.  These colors reminded me of fall so I thought the flower from Button Buddies stamp set looked mum-like and would fit well. That led to the greeting from the new Saleabration "Bloomin' Marvelous" stamp set.  This is how most of my creations come about. They kind of snow ball into existence.
Items used: Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla CS and Comfort Cafe DSP; Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink; Early Espresso Bakers Twine; Extra Large Oval and 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punches; Simply Scored Border Plate; Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tags On the Line

Stampin' Up!'s Hearts a Flutter Bundle in the new Spring Mini Catalog combines the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Framelits Dies.  Here I used the three tags in the set. I think it would be great as a gift card for a baby shower or many other occasions. 
Items used: Heart's a Flutter bundle; Pretty Petites (Saleabration item), Create a Cupcake stamp sets; Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist ink; Beautiful Wings and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits; Petite Curly Label punch (Salebration item); Early Espresso baker's twine; 3/16" silver brads; Pretty in Pink and Whisper White card stock; mini clothes pins.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Miracles Happen

Playing some more with the Core'dinations card stock. This time Pool Party.  How I love Pool Party!  What a perfect color to use with the Northern Flurry embossing folder. With just a little sanding the snowflakes pop out and sparkle with the help of a little rhinestone in the center of each. The Greeting is stamped in and matted in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock. Quick and easy card, simple design, ready to go in about 10 minutes.
Items used: Pool Party Core'dinations (Spring Mini Catalog), Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock; Northern Flurry embossing folder; Rhinestones; sanding block; Extra Large Oval and Decorative Label punches; Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set (Salebration item). 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Love Core'dinations Card Stock!

The new Core'dinations card stock is just what I have been looking for. When using embossing folders I often wanted to ink the embossed image to make it stand out a little.  It never worked like I wanted it to. With this paper you can sand your image with the Stampin' Sanding System and the lighter coordinating color shows through.  Just the perfect way to highlight your embossing; gives it the distressed look. This CS color is Primrose Petals but it also comes in Real Red and Pool Party. Check it out in our new Spring Mini Catalog on page 12.  Just click on Shop Now and choose Spring Catalog on the left-hand side.
Items used: Primrose Petal Core'dinations and Whisper White card stock; Stampin' Sanding System; Elegant Lines embossing folder; Beautiful Wings Embosslits; Early Espresso;Rhinestone; Pretty Petites stamp set and Petite Curly Label punch (Sale-a-bration exclusive products.)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy New Year!

I am so ready to play with some new toys!  This card I made with my son in mind.  I used Very Vanilla CS as a base and for the birthday greeting from the Delightful Dozen stamp set. It is matted with a small piece from the Comfort Cafe DSP.  The Cajun Craze CS is a new color for me.  I am really liking the earthy tones it coordinates with.  Perfect for those masculine cards I seem to have so much trouble creating. I enjoyed embellishing with one of my new Adoring Accents Edgelits and matching embossing folder. In the center of the card you might be able to see that I also played a little with my new Simply Scored Borders Plate.  To finish it off I added 3 small brads. I have so much more playing to do, some more new things to try.  Visit my blog tomorrow for my next newest creation.
Items used: Very Vanilla  and Cajun Craze CS; Comfort Cafe DSP; Delightful Dozen stamp set; Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse Stampin' Markers; Big Shot; Adoring Accents Edgelit; Adoring Accents Embossing Folder; Simply Scored; Simply Scored Border Plate; 3/16" Antique Brass Metallic Brads.