Happy Hawwwpmp Day, y’all! I’m sort of losing track of the days this week – it always throws me when Monday is the Holiday. You?
So – as we approach the time of Resolutions…what resolutions are you planning to make?
Lose wieght? Yea – on my list. Still.
Get healthier? Sure – assuming I can find a way to do that without exercising. Or eradicating chocolate from my diet!
Get organized? Yes. Absolutely. Positively. Always always on my list.
Well – my project today is something that will help you (and me!) do just that! It’s the Perennial Birthday Project Kit in the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And it’s easy to make and includes a handy card box – with decorated dividers all ready! Take a look-see:
This is a Project Kit – not an All-Inclusive kit – so you’ll need to purchase the Perennial Birthday stamp set and have adhesive (Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals), and some inks – Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive. And – I did some extra decorating on the inside and the envelopes – so to make the ones you’re fixin’ to see, you’ll also need a Stampin’ Write Marker in the same colors. Plus your Fresh Fig Marker!
When you open up the beautiful box, you’ll find 16 card bases and Whisper White Envelopes, die cuts with flowers in Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Old Olive, die cut balloons, banners….and “month” stickers to label your dividers. They come in English, French and German! I used English.
Seemed like the right way to go!
Each divider has lines to write birthdays you need to remember for each month!
The kit makes 4 each of 4 designs…and there are envelopes, too. These pictures show what the kit makes just as it comes.
I used some more of the stamps in the Perennial Birthday stamp set to add a sentiment on the inside – I used the same one on all the cards – just changing whether I stamped it in Dapper Denim or Old Olive. And I also added some flowers or other decorations. For this one, I used the Marker-to-Stamp technique to color the little flower in Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive.
I used that technique on the inside of this card and envelope, too. This time I also used the Fresh Fig Stampin’ Write Marker!
These next two were quick stamps on the inside and envelope.
Hint – you’ll probably want your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get all the sentiments and flowers and leaves where you want them! Just sayin’!
So – if one of your resolutions is to get organized – or even if it isn’t! – this is a wonderful and lovely tool to help you! There’s plenty of room in the box for the project cards plus more to help you be on time for all your birthday card needs in 2018 – and beyond! Hope you like and will consider adding the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and matching Perennial Birthday stamp set to your 2018 Occasions Catalog wish list! 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU
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.
Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).
Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!
We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!
Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.
Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else.
Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!
Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.
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!
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.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Perennial Birthday stamp set and Project Kit will be available on 3 Jan!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
All the card bases, die cuts and envelopes you need are included in the Perennial Birthday Project Kit!
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!
Finn Fan Fix
Yesterday morning I took a picture of Finn.
But it reminded me of a similar photo I took just over a year ago.
Remember this one? It’s from November of last year. About a month after we brought him home.
He had to sort of reach over into the bowl to reach it.
Fast forward to yesterday.
They grow up so fast. 🙂