Stampin’ Up! Giftable Greetings August 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Hey guys – today I took a quick Paper Pumpkin break!

What’s that, you ask?

It’s when you’ve got a super cool Paper Pumpkin kit that just needs to be put together, so you take a little hiatus from making original cards and you play with your Paper Pumpkin!

And it’s appropriate that I did that during August – when you can get signed up for a new subscription and get your first kit at 50% off!!


Yea – I like it, too!  Check out the video about this promotion!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

This month’s kit is really fun (and once you’re a subscriber, you can buy past kits when they’re available, and refills for the kits you really love!).  It made 8 cards and matching envelopes – and a cool card gift box.  It’s call Giftable Greetings:

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Here’s what’s in the kit!

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I looked over the directions right quick, and then got crafty!  Everything’s ready to put together.  I decided to make a couple of sympathy cards with the stamped sentiment and blank ovals (included).  I also pulled out my All Things Thanks stamp set and made a couple of Birthday thank you cards.

About a half hour later, I had….

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Love those fern stickers!  So cute.

I even did up the insides – with the sentiments in the stamp set that came with the kit and the leftover stickers!  

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One of the coolest parts of this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is the beautiful gift box – complete with acetate lid!

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How pretty is that?  What a nice gift this would make for almost anyone! 

Okay – maybe your hubby wouldn’t love to receive it… 😉

But…almost anyone else would!  Can anyone say….teacher gift?  Hostess gift?  And – refills for this fun kit go on sale on 22 Aug.

So – if you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, then you should give it a shot.  And this is a great time to do it!  Here’s the link again – head on over, get signed up (don’t forget the Promo Code!!) and let the fun come to your door!!  



P.S.  Here’s a fun and quick video – with music and everything! – showing you all the pieces and parts of this August kit!  Click the picture and enjoy!

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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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here! 

Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂

You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


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!

Finn-Fan Fix  

So, I’m a little bit mean to my poor little puppy. 🙁

The other day, while I was working in the kitchen and he was helping me, I was busily chatting with him.  I do that a lot.

“Finn, get out of the dishwasher”

“Finn – please.  Could you possibly find somewhere besides under my feet to lay?”

“Finn – no, you really can’t eat the wire-tie.”

Like that.

At some point I said something like…”Finny-bo-binny, whatcha doin’, hmmmMMMMmmmMMmmmMMMMm??!”

Where I made a weird noise while saying hmmmMMMMmmmMMmmmMMMMm.

And he tilted his head sideways.

And it just struck me as so danged cute and funny that I laughed.

I didn’t hear him laughing, so I was laughing at him – not with him.  That’s the mean part.

So, since it was so adorable, I made more noises!  And got more “head-tilt”.



I actually did this for an inordinate amount of time!  He really started to be concerned for my mental health.

At one point, I even got a paw.  I believe it means….”Mom?  What in the world is wrong with you, Mom?”


It’s okay.  You can admit in your heart that he’s the cutest dog ever.  On the planet, even.  I won’t tell and your dog will never know.

Prolly…. 🙂



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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Giftable Greetings August 2017 Paper Pumpkin

  1. The Paper Pumpkin Kit is really cute this month! Love that it included a box for gifting! Finn is too cute…I am sure that he was wondering what in the world all of the fuss was about. Because he already knows that he’s the cutest dog ever. 😉

  2. My PP Kit doesn’t ship until 8/21 🙁 Oh, but I have two new regular boxes of SU I haven’t even used yet, one of which hasn’t been entered in my Evernote inventory. Finn is showing that he knows you are dominant or that he is unsure if he should be laughing with you 😉 Have a wonderful weekend and get that bow ready for tomorrow night!! Oh, and btw, your cards turned out very nicely.

    • I suspect the latter – he just thinks I’m whack and he’s laughing in his dog head!! Thanks much, Karen – and we’ll definitely do a bow tomorrow! 🙂

  3. Kathelyn Bush

    I just adore Finn! He IS the cutest dog ever!! I have a cat….lot less work than a dog. A dog is like having a child…and after seven children…I settled on a cat…But Finn makes me want another “child” !

  4. Kate

    Nice little box.
    You are right..not nice to bumfuddle your dog, especially one so attuned. He IS a cutie all right, and Clara hasn’t picked up reading yet, so she won’t know I said so. Prolly.

  5. Ha!! your dog is awesome. That made I me laugh outloud!!.. and Your cards are once again beautiful. =) Have a fabulous day and give Finn a nice pat on the head for me!

  6. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I’m a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and can attest to how relaxing and fun they are to complete. But I’m really commenting to say you are a talented writer and I enjoy reading your blog every day. Today’s Finn story and pics are priceless! – Ellie

    • Awww – thanks so much, Ellie!! Maybe one day I’ll screw up the nerve and do a kid’s book. A “Finn does….” series. Who’s to say? Appreciate it, my friend! 🙂

  7. Pat Christ

    My Brittany Spaniel, Bella, read your FFF this morning. She accepted the fact that Finn might be cuter but she is sure that she can run faster! These human canines, gotta love ’em! 🤣
    I like how you used leftovers for the insides of your cards.

    • Finn’s reply?? Bring it, Bella!! He’s awful fast – and can turn on a dime! Bet they’d have a ball together!! Thanks so much, Pat! 😊

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