Stampin’ Up! January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

Hey guys!  It’s Friday again!  I’m starting a petition – all work weeks should be 4 days and all weekends should be three!  I mean – who decided in the first place that it would be 5/2?  4/3 is sooooo much better!!

I got my January Paper Pumpkin the other day – it’s called Heartfelt Love Notes – and once I opened it, I was ready to get at it!

This kit made SIXTEEN really cute little note cards – with slide-in cards for writing your message.  And Kraft envelopes.  Love!

I sat down and opened up the package, and then spent about an hour…okay – more like 3 1/2 hours, but that included making dinner, feeding the horses, running the dog, getting the mail….  You get the picture.  

Everything I needed was inside the package!

The kit makes 16 cards – in two styles.

You can see that my ribbons are all just laying inside their cards – I’m going to stick a little sumpin’-sumpin’ inside each one…

…and then tie them closed!

Did you notice the pretty Rich Razzleberry and Flirty Flamingo Glitter Enamel Dots?!


I used two of the little envelope stamps – in the included Rich Razzleberry ink – to stamp the pull-out card and the inside of each pocket card…

..and I stamped To and From and the envelope image on each envelope, too!  

And – just like that – bing bada boom! – I had 16 really cute little cards – big enough to slide a little treat into – ready to go!

Now – let’s be honest.  Not every Paper Pumpkin kit is going to appeal to every single person who ever gets them!  Just not possible.  Remember Sara Lee.

But – most of the kits will appeal to most of the folks who get them.  And this is a super good time to subscribe to see just how much fun you can have with these little red boxes that come right to your mailbox each month!

You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12- month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  In fact, purchasing prepaids may be the best and easiest way to earn free Sale-A-Bration products—especially if you’re new to papercrafting and find the catalog a little intimidating!

Here’s the deets:

Ready to get started?  Click right here and you’ll be on your way!  

I hope you’ll take a minute and get started with your Paper Pumpkin subscription right now! 🙂




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.

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What if you could get anything you wanted – from the Annual Catalog, the Occasions catalog, the Clearance rack?  And what if you could get it with like…a 45% savings?  And – what if, after you bought that Ultimate Bundle, you could THEN get 20-25% off Every.  Single.  Thing.

I think you’d be pulling out that credit card!

I am, of course, talking about the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!  It truly is the Ultimate Bundle.  

ESPECIALLY right now during Sale–A-Bration.  

Let’s look at some facts.

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Finn Fan Fix  

If you’ve been watching the news – specifically national weather news – you know that we’ve had snow here in the south.

S. N. O. W.

And it was beautiful!


Finn thought it was an awfully good time!

And the horses enjoyed the cold and the crunchy white stuff!

So – that was fun-ish.  All the pretty and all the crazy dog and pony games was tempered by the temperature.  It was sooooo freakin’ cold.  Y’all – it was crazy cold.  It took 10 minutes to get all the layers of clothes on to go outside!  Not my cuppa tea, people.  It’s why I don’t live in Colorado!  

And now?  Now – two days later – we’re in Phase 2.

Phase 2 is the Mud Phase.  Still too cold to be enjoyable to be outside for very long.  With the added fun of squishy mud everywhere.

And – it’s supposed to be in the 60’s on the weekend!  Crazy weather this year, y’all!  But – I’ll take it!! 🙂




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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

  1. This is one of my favorite kits and I can’t wait to dig in. Debbie Henderson did a few cute alternatives so I think I’ll do some SU’s way and some another way. I loved your hidden surprise. Your animal family look so content and beautiful/handsome.

    • I thought about changing it up but decided to go with it like it was! Perhaps I’ll get the refill and do some different projects! Thanks so much – glad you enjoyed the pics of the mud-balls! 🙂

  2. Cute cards! I love this kit too. Great idea to tuck a little surprise inside! 🙂 The kids are out of school AGAIN today up here…I have one who loves playing in the snow and squishy mud up here too, but it’s not the dog!!

  3. Kate

    Nice little valentines.
    Nice little snow. Looking to have some here soon…or at least, hope springs eternal!

  4. Ellie Peckler

    Thanks for the fun story-in-pictures, Mary! Have a great weekend!

  5. Pat Christ

    Mary, your property is picture postcard beautiful! Beautiful horses too! And of course, handsome Mr. Finn. 😁

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