Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

Happy HAWWWWMP Day, y’all!  Hope your last week (only 5 shopping days remain!) before Christmas is going well!  I just have a few odds and ends to tidy up and I’ll be ready to roll!  We’ll pick up the Prime Rib on Saturday – yummmmmmm!!  I have the world’s best – and most fool-proof! – way to cook the rib….I got hungry just typing this!

For today, I wanted to give you a look at the December Paper Pumpkin kit.  Now – I don’t love every kit that comes to the door.

Shocked that I’d say so?

Think it thru – what are the odds that every single person who subscribes to Paper Pumpkin would LOVE every single kit they receive?  We’re talking millions of folks, here…folks!  In the immortal words of Sara Lee – you can’t please all of the people all of the time!  So – we’re bound to occasionally get one we’re not head over heels for.

But. THIS one!  This one is really cool!!  Take a look-see at the Flora and Flutter kit:

 I sat down to make my kit today and was done in just about an hour – with 8 cards and matching (and decorated!) envelopes!

Probably hard to see – but that’s Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind the lovely flowers and leaves.

The color scheme for this one is Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral!

The kit is totally inclusive (except for the acrylic block – you’ll get that with your first month’s kit!) and this one even has pre-cut strips of tear-and-tape adhesive!

I did go a little beyond the basic card – stamping the inside of the card – with Crumb Cake leaves, Calypso Coral flowers and Berry Burst butterflies – all from the included stamp set…

And – you know me – no nekkid envelopes…

This is a really fun kit – and it has an awesome stamp set with it!!

Terrible picture.  Sorry.  You have Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Thank You, Hello and Have a Great Day.  On top of the wonderful butterfly stamp and the leaves and flowers!

Paper Pumpkin is a great gift idea, y’all – and since we’re getting down to the last minute – let me give you a gifting idea!

A Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription makes for a wonderful and thoughtful gift for the holidays for the crafter (or budding crafter!) on your list!  If you’ve got any questions about giving Paper Pumpkin I’d be happy to answer them…and I can even send you a printable gift certificate that you can fill out and wrap up for the recipient!  Check out the different Prepaid options right here in my Online Store!

So – if you’re a subscriber – have a great time assembling your Flora and Flutter kit!  If you need a gift…let me know!

Speaking of gifts – ask me about Gift Certificates!  I’ll be happy to hook you up!

Have a great day, y’all!

TTFN

Mary


HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 31 DEC: 4XMKUCKG

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 or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


Only a Couple Spots Left in My Next Online Host Club – Let me Know if You Want One of Them…

 


Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

 

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!


2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!


Do You Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

My catalogs are here and they’ve headed out the door to my customers.  If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.  And – of course, when you place an order over $50, you’ll get one, too!


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

 As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


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  

The past couple of mornings have been cool and foggy.

My favorite kind of weather – it reminds me of growing up in Southern CA.  I loved that coastal fog!

Of course – I was a kid, so had no appreciation for the hazards of driving in such soup – I simply loved it – the muted sounds – the blurred…everything. 🙂

Finn and I did our morning runs in the fog.

I love how our pastures look in the fog…

…and I love the surprise of white-tails flipped in disdain at my goofy little dog “hunter”…

See them?

…I think I see ’em, Mom….

…yep…I definitely see those boogers!!…

He fancies himself quite the fierce predator. 

He’s my…wait for it…”sunshine….on a foooggggyyyy daaaaayyyyy….”!!

You’re welcome. 🙂

TTFN

M

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

  1. It was a great kit this month! Love the colors and the designs. Cute picture of the “hunter” in the fog. 🙂

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  2. floridaperson

    Love the photos of the pasture, Finn and Fog (close to Phineas and Ferb…well, maybe not!) I am soooo remorseful that I skipped December’s PP. Every time I see it, I cry. I know they won’t be having any whole kits available. I probably will be able to get a refill, but I want the stamps too…love the font. Do you have to fussy cut the butterflies? Someone said there was a die. I can’t imagine that is true.

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    • Oh no!! I’m so sorry you skipped this month, too! Maybe we’ll get lucky and there’ll be full kits! 😦 No – no fussy cutting anywhere. All pre-die-cut everything! My fingers are crossed that you’ll be able to pick it up, Karen!

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  3. Funny you and Amy both chose PP today! I like the stamp set, but that is all. This kit uses my least favorite colors..lime green and orange, though you made cute cards. So, glad I didn’t get it. ‘Course, if I had, I could have given it to Karen! Oh, well!
    That is one fierce hunter you have there. Wonder what he would do if he actually coralled one?
    Love the fog too if I don’t have to drive in it.

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  4. Susan K

    I echo Karen’s remorse. I too stopped after the plaids of Oct and Nov, figuring they wouldnt do cards 3 months in a row. I love the card kits but not the surprise of hit and miss. I wish they’d at least tell the type of contents! . Anyway, the fierce, intimidating predator pictures are wonderful. Beautiful scenery.

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  5. Kate

    Your photos are beautiful, and could illustrate your book handsomely. No illustrator necessary.
    Fog here is nice, too, and when accompanied by hoar-frosted trees…oh my!. Just good times to pass on driving for sure.

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  6. Ellie Peckler

    Prime rib – yummy. Foggy pastures – lovely. No nekkid envelopes – a Mary classic. Fierce Finn – delightful. I love reading your posts as much as looking at your card creations! – Ellie

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  7. Elisha

    Super cute PP! And you captured the glimmer paper perfectly – I noticed it right off! Well done!! The pasture pics are gorgeous! Makes me wish I knew how to paint🎨 Okay, so you will tell us your secret to the perfect prime rib? My husband has been hinting that he’d like to try one😉

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    • Thanks, Elisha – it’s a really good kit! Paint. Nope – can’t do that either. Wish I could! Prime Rib. I use this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/221958/chef-johns-perfect-prime-rib/

      I do it exactly as he says – take it out first thing in the morning so it’s at room temperature when I cook it. I have the butcher cut the ribs off and tie them back on for me. I use a calculator to figure the “on temperature” time – and then I actually put a sign on the oven door to make sure no one opens it. It’s perfectly medium rare. If you have folks who need it more done than that, I use a cast iron skillet to give their slice a little sear and cook it a little further. I’ve done it this way about 5 times now – never a failure!! Good luck! 🙂

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  8. ohhhhhhhh I just LOVE the litttle mermaids!!! they are to cute for words!!!!! The pasture and fog pics are beautiful. Finn is awesome as always. I always enjoy your cute stories about him! =)

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