Paper Pumpkin – Year in Review

Yesterday, I received my January Paper Pumpkin box in the mail!  It took every bit of self restraint not to open the box immediately.  I decided to bring the box to the YMCA and have a Paper Pumpkin reveal with my good friend, fellow stamper, and cycle and yoga class comrade, Belinda.  We both agreed that the folks in the lobby may have thought we were a little nuts since we were “oooing” and “ahhing” over every item in the kit.  It is really awesome!

I’m not going to spoil the surprise by showing you the January kit just yet.  But, in a few days, I’ll post a video will tips and tricks for the kit.  Please check back.

Today, I want to share an SU! video that highlights the Paper Pumpkin kits from 2017.  If you’ve wondered what types of projects the kits have, this video is a great overview of all the kits from 2017.

Some of my favorite kits were from February, April, July, September, October, and December.  I’ve been a subscriber from the beginning of Paper Pumpkin (almost five years!) and have built a great stamp and ink spot collection.

Remember, if you become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber during Sale-A-Bration (ends March 31) and purchase a prepaid 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, you will receive FREE Sale-A-Bration products!  What could be better?

 Months of Subscription  FREE Sale-A-Bration Items
3-Month Prepaid Subscription 1 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Item
6-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $1 per month) 2 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or

1 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $2 per month) 4 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or

2 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items

(Plus host benefits!)

If you’re already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can still take advantage of this amazing offer!!  Just click on one of the prepaid subscription options pictured at the end of this post.  After you have purchased your prepaid subscription via my on-line store, you will receive an email with a code and further information.  You will then go to your on-line Paper Pumpkin account, enter the code that you’ve been given, and enjoy your kits!  And, you’ll get to pick your FREE Sale-A-Bration items when you place your prepaid subscription!

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me and continue to receive your kits for three months, I’ll send you two stamp cases.  One is the size of the standard clear/photopolymer stamp cases.  This one is perfect to store the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets.  The other case is the larger full wood stamp set case.  It is perfect to store the stamping spots that you’ll get in your kit.

When you’re ready to subscribe, click here.  You’re going to love getting your own Paper Pumpkin box each month!  Below is a video to help you subscribe.

Happy Paper Pumpkin stamping!
Laurie
 



 

Picture Perfect Birthday Cards

Do you ever panic because you don’t have a birthday card ready to get in the mail?  And, you REALLY need to send the card?  I’ve been in that situation far too many times.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to keep a stash of finished birthday cards and make sure I mail the cards early!

I have really enjoyed experimenting with the Picture Perfect Party Suite from the new Occasions Catalog.  My birthday card stash is already growing!  Pictured below are two of the cards that I made using products from this suite.

The Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) is fabulous.  There are twelve double-sized designs in the pack.  One side of each design is a photograph that feature products and colors in the suite.  They are incredible.  The other side of each design is a great pattern that includes great coordinating colors.

The two cards pictured above were made with one piece of the 6″ x 6″ Picture Perfect Party DSP.  One card is a traditional A2 card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″).  The other card was made with one of the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards.  I love being frugal with Designer Series Paper.

Here are the instructions for the cards:

  • The larger card has a Thick Whisper White cardstock base cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the longer side.
  • The frame is a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • When you cut the DSP, you’re going to cut the DSP for both cards.  The larger card has a DSP piece measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The smaller card has a DSP piece measuring 2″ x 4″.  For these cards, I cut the lit candle piece so that the left side of the paper (cut initially at 4″ x 6″) was for the larger card.  The remaining 2″ x 6″ piece was for the smaller card.  Then, I trimmed the pieces to the heights I needed.
  • Adhere the DSP to the Pumpkin Pie frame piece.
  • Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock to 1″ x 4 1/8″.  Adhere this piece on top of the DSP, as pictured.
  • Use dimensionals to adhere the layered Pumpkin Pie piece to the front of the card.
  • Stamp “happiest of birthdays to you” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  Die cut the sentiment with the second smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.
  • Finish the die cut piece by adding faux stitching to the edge.  The faux stitching is made with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write marker.
  • Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece to the front of the card, as pictured.
  • To finish the card, stamp “today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you!” inside the card using Bermuda Bay ink.

The smaller card is made with a new Whisper White Narrow Note Card.  All steps for the larger card are the same except for those listed below:

  • The Pumpkin Pie cardstock frame is cut to 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The Pumpkin Pie cardstock piece put over the DSP is cut to 1/2″ x 2 1/8″.
  • For the sentiment, stamp “happy birthday” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink.  Die cut the sentiment with the smallest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.

I’ll be sharing more ideas for great cards using products from the Picture Perfect Party Suite.  Please check back to see them.

Below are the main products that I used to make the cards from this post.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping,
Laurie



 

Painted with Love Suite – Three Projects

It looks like winter may be heading back to the East Coast early next week.  My husband (Bruce) and I live in central North Carolina, and there is a hint of snow possibilities on Wednesday.  Well – I do need to remember that it is January!  We used to live in Rochester, New York, and were very used to snow.  I think our blood has thinned a bit since we moved to the South!

When the weather forecast looks a little on the chilly side, I start planning stamping projects to keep me happy.  Each week, I focus on three different projects using the same stamp set.  Yes, I guess I am a little frugal.  But, you know what?  I am definitely proud of that!  Be sure to check back in early next week to see the next stamp set I have chosen to use.  And, if you have suggestions from the Annual or Occasions catalog, please let me know!  Last week, I featured amazing products from the Pained with Love suite in the Occasions catalog.

As you have seen from my posts in the last week, I absolutely love the products in the Painted with Love Suite.  In the spirit of living up to my motto – One stamp set (okay, in this case, one suite!) – Three designs – Endless possibilities, I hope you have enjoyed the projects!

If you missed any project, you can use the links below to check them out.  The diagonal cut and fold card is shown in my first video attempt!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Enjoy your family and friends.  And, maybe sneak in a little time for stamping!

-Laurie



 

Fancy Fold Square Card – Painted with Love Suite

Well, I finally did it!  And, you’ll see a link below to my attempt at a video.  The card that is featured in the video is a square, quick fancy fold card that uses products from the Painted with Love suite in the Occasions Catalog.  The inspiration for this card came from an amazing stamper, Frenchie.  Click here to see her video.

After you’ve had a chance to watch my video below, I would really appreciate your feedback.  Your constructive suggestions will help me with future videos.

At the end of this post, you’ll find pictures of the main products that I used to make the featured card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll be taken to my on-line store.  You are really going to enjoy using the products in the Painted with Love suite.

Remember – Sale-A-Bration is in full swingFor any $50 order (before shipping and tax), you can choose one FREE Level 1 product from SAB brochure.  For any $100 order (before shipping and tax), you can choose two FREE Level 1 products or one FREE Level 2 product.  Click here to see the SAB brochure.

Enjoy the video!

Below are the main products that I used to make the featured card.  Go to my on-line store by clicking on any picture.

Happy stamping!
Laurie 



 

Paper Pumpkin and FREE Sale-A-Bration Products

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are the perfect way to get FREE Sale-a-Bration products!!!

 Subscription Length  FREE Sale-A-Bration Products
3-Month Prepaid Subscription 1 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Item
6-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $1 per month) 2 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or 1 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item
12-Month Prepaid Subscription (saves $2 per month) 4 Free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items or 2 Free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items (Plus host benefits!)

Why should you consider this offer?

  • Sale-A-Bration is the only time you can earn free Stampin’ Up! products for joining Paper Pumpkin.
  • Prepaids are already such a great deal! How can you pass them up when you get FREE items, too?
  • Overwhelmed by all of the choices in the catalog? The easiest way to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards is by purchasing a prepaid subscription.
  • Want to earn more than one Sale-A-Bration item? Sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription. With a 12-month subscription, you can earn up to four Sale-A-Bration items (plus host benefits)!
  • Already subscribed? Buy a prepaid subscription as a gift to earn free Sale-A-Bration product(s).
  • New to crafting? Paper Pumpkin is a quick and easy way to learn this fun skill. And when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you get a fantastic bonus: FREE Stampin’ Up! product(s)!

Here is a video that highlights the latest Paper Pumpkin kit.  I’ve had a great time putting the kit together, making very pretty cards, and sharing time with friends via Skype to put our kits together!

What have you got to lose??  Give Paper Pumpkin a try!  Sign-up for a prepaid subscription, and you’ll also get FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Click on any of the prepaid pictures below, and you’ll go to my on-line store.  There you can sign-up for Paper Pumpkin and also choose your SAB products!

Happy stamping!
Laurie