Stampin’ Up! Let’s Talk….Paper Pumpkin!

So here we are on Friday (yea!) and I spent my day…not card making…no, I spent my day cleaning out closets.  Most of my day.  Two closets.  And a couple of drawers.  

Why, you may ask?

Well – cuz I have company coming.  From Russia! 🙂  In less than a month.  Like…in 28 days.  He’s my Russian “son” – he lived with Wayne and me for a year as an Exchange Student back when we lived in Alabama.  He was a senior in high school and he wanted to graduate and get an American diploma.

Have I mentioned we don’t have kids?  So – there we were, with a teenage Russian kid, experiencing all the angst of his senior year in high school,  with acceptable – but not sterling! – English.  And we hadn’t had any of the lead up – we had no real experience with kids.

It was so much fun.  We went to the lake with him and tried to explain away Speedo’s on an Alabama lake!  We took him to Colorado to visit my mom at Christmas.  I ate caviar (not good!).  We rode horses together.  He helped us do a haunted hay ride at Halloween. He was “our” kid for a year.

We were sad when he left us.  But we stayed in touch…sort of…for many years.

And then came Facebook!  And a message asking if I was “Mom?”

And now, he’s jumped thru all the hoops and will be coming to stay in…28 days.

So – now I need to do some serious….SERIOUS….cleaning!

Also – the image of packed closets and rooms I’m afraid to go into haunt my dreams and wake me up.  I fear that I’m just a couple of McDonald’s wrappers from being classified a hoarder! 🙁

So that’s what I did today.  Not card make.  As happens to so many of us – “real” life frequently got between me and my hobby of making cards.

Enter…Paper Pumpkin – for when you need to create something pretty, but you don’t have the time to think it up!! 🙂

July Paper Pumpkin 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I pulled out my July kit…

July Paper Pumpkin 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers

…and discovered all the fixin’s to make 8 totally adorable little gift/treat boxes!

July Paper Pumpkin 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I only made two of them – for these little guys you’ll want to put your treats in before you close them up all the way – but I wanted you to see how cute they are!

July Paper Pumpkin 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

Click this next picture to go right to a quick video that’ll show you how these little guys are made:

And – as it happens, this is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try!  It’s BOGO month – and who doesn’t like a BOGO?

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

This promotion is going on right now and will continue until this time in October.  

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free!

Here’s the deets!

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void.  So…you can’t put your subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Now – it’s too late for y’all to get in on the August kit ( 🙁 ) but here’s a quick look at the stamp set that will be coming with it – which I share just to give you an idea of how fun the stamp sets are in PP kits – and those stay with you long after your kit is used.

13934692_1744450362479505_1961956870567696958_nI can’t wait to get mine! 🙂

So – if you’d like to get the Big Box of Creative Fun (aka Paper Pumpkin) delivered right to your doorstep, click right here to go and get yourself signed up.  And you don’t have to suffer from FOBO (Fear Of a Better Offer) – cuz this BOGO is the best deal goin’! 🙂


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.



2016 Holiday Paper Shares Collage2916 Holiday RibbonsEmbellishments

Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!

12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP  (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP  (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)

10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box

Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

Don’t Forget to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Here are the details:

  • There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.  Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
  • During the redemption period, shipping and tax will be calculated based on your order total after your coupon codes have been applied.
  • Coupon codes may only be redeemed once. Codes are redeemed when an order is closed using the codes. If a closed order using a code (or multiple codes) is cancelled, the coupon code(s) cannot be “un-redeemed” for use on a new order.


Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016

Redemption Deadlines:  August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

Need a 2016 Holiday Catalog?  I’ve got a whole passel of them now, so…get yours today! 🙂  You can request one over on my Contact page!

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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Let’s Talk….Paper Pumpkin!

  1. Debbie Kroening

    I couldn’t find a link for the video???


    • Hey Debbie – click on the picture of the video – sorry I didn’t make that more clear – I’ll update so that it’s not so confusing. Sorry! 🙁

  2. Mom

    Oh oh…

  3. Lois Ritter

    This has nothing to do with stamping or stamps —have an enjoyable time with your “son”. You are special for having him for a school year. Not having kids of your own I can imagine what it was like. Best wishes on his coming visit.

  4. Thanks very much, Lois – I appreciate it – and I’m really looking forward to him coming! 🙂

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