Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin and a Super Fall Add-on Bundle!

Happy Friday, y’all – my LAST before becoming a straight-up Retiree!  Today will be my official “eat-some-food-now-get-the-heck-outta-the-office-and-let-us-go-back-to-keeping-the-world-safe-for-Democracy” lunch and then?  Done-ski!

I’m trying to be excited.  I really am.  I admit, though, I feel like a part of me is being sawed off today!  Like…maybe…my electronic leash?

Do you know that for the past…almost TWENTY!!….years, I’ve carried two phones with me?  Yep.  My personal phone and my work phone.  Wonder how long it’ll take me to stop thinking…uh-oh, forgot the work phone?  I took my work phone to Washington and the cruise last year.  Which is wrong on so many levels.

That phone has spent a very significant part of those twenty years right next to me on the bedside table at night.  I can wake from a dead sleep at 2 in the morning and answer questions and change schedules and put out fires.  And have!  More times than I can count.

Not sure how that would translate to a resume (should I ever need one!) but…I’m sort of counting on NOT needing such a thing!  Fingers crossed, y’all!

Now – what I want to ACTUALLY talk about today is Paper Pumpkin!  Cuz the August kit is looking to be awesome – all Fall-themed and getting us ready for cooler days to come – AND it has an amazing ADD-ON that subscribers can pick up!  Read on!

What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep your crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, letting you let your creativity soar while still keeping our projects simple!   With this in mind, we’re bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.

Now, it’s no secret that our subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

Take a second and watch Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager, Natalie White, give you a sneak peek into the August Gift Of Fall Kit!

Now – here’s some deets about Gift of Fall:

  • Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
  • Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Sounds pretty cool, huh?  I’m anxious to get mine – and I know you are, too.

And then there’s the Gift Of Fall Add On Bundle

  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
  • Price: $10.00
  • Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
  • Product dimensions
    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
  • Available August 1, while supplies last
  • Purchase at
  • Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription
  • Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

If you’re a current – and ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin subscriber – you can go into the Online Store and buy the add-on right now, which means you’ll be all ready when your kit arrives!

If you are NOT an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber…

You can sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit – click here to get started.  

Or you can…do a Prepaid Subscription!  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

So – here’s the thing.  You MUST be an ACTIVE Paper Pumpkin Subscriber by 10 August to get this kit!!  If you subscribe AFTER 10 August – you are going to get the September kit!  Make sense? 🙂

Okay – one last thing and then I’ll let you get to your weekend!

If you LOVED the July On My Mind kit (that’s the one that coordinated so perfectly with the Woven Threads, Come Sail Away and Garden Lane Suites)

– and would like a refill – we’ve got you covered!  Get yours right here!


Alrighty, then!  Be sure you’re signed up and active before 10 Aug rolls around and get busy crafting and getting ready for Fall!






P.S.  Don’t forget to start redeeming those Bonus Days coupons you earned in July! 🙂


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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

Retired Products De-Stash BlowOut Sale!

Hey – I’m clearing out my craft room and I’ve got some great deals for you!  Head over and see what’s left – and what great values you can get on these pre-packaged boxes of SU! goodness! 🙂

Each box is different and they’re all as is with a few items being brand new and most gently used.  The boxes are pre-packed and sold as is – with only those items in the box.  No swapping between boxes please.

I’ve only got TWO boxes left to choose from!  Each of them contain two bundles and all the other items pictured – plus FIVE Stamp-N-Storage Magnet cards!

The boxes are $45 + $12.80 shipping each.  I will only accept PayPal for payment and can only ship to people with addresses in the United States.  PayPal invoices can be paid with a credit card without having a PayPal account set up, simply choose the “pay by credit card” option when paying.

The boxes are all 1st come 1st served and I’ll only hold the box for 24 hours for payment.  After that, it will go to the next person in line.

Let me know which box you want! 🙂

Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state ! HINT: Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin – heads up!  Your weekend (or in the case of WISCONSIN – FIVE whole days!) – is upon you!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).

New-Style 3D Embossing Folder Available!


These 3D embossing folders are now available to order in the new style.


We will let you know when additional carryover 3D embossing folders (previously named Dynamic) become available in the new style. 

EXTRA…EXTRA…Read All About It!!

Have you ever thought that YOU might want to join Stampin’ Up!?


Maybe for the discount (20-25% on EVERYTHING!)?

Maybe for a little extra cash coming in?

Well – regardless of the WHY – the Perfect WHEN is NOW!!

For the rest of the month, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month. Woo-hoo!!  And – if you join now – you can use 2019 Holiday Catalog goodies to fill that Starter Kit.  That calls for a SECOND Whoo-hooo!!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!

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

Poor Finny.

First there was the unfortunate encointer with the Pampered Chef Microwave bowl.

It’s bad enough when YOU are sick or hurt, but…when it’s your child….

Or – Mr. Reindeer!

Folks – it was a messy scene, indeed.  There were Reindeer “guts” strewn all over.

It was gruesome. 🙁

The call went out at once….”Dr. Wayne..paging Dr. Wayne to the Sewing Room.  Code Stuffing.  Dr. Wayne to the Sewing Room, Code Stuffing”.

Dr. Wayne responded alertly.

And the Dad waited anxiously for word.

He waited as patiently as he could…paw raised and at the ready to lend a helping…well…


…but, alas.  Exploratory Surgery was required.

Dr. Wayne took Mr. Reindeer directly to the operating room.

Finn paced.

It was a long 2 minutes for him, I’m sure, poor baby.

Dr. Wayne is MIRACLE worker!

He SAVED Mr. Reindeer!

Sadly – the long-term prognosis is a little…not-so-long, we fear.  Mr. Reindeer is really starting to show his age (aren’t we all?) and…may not be up for the rigors of being Finn’s Favorite Toy. 🙁

Only time will tell – and, for now, he’s playing as comfortably as can be expected. 🙂


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7 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin and a Super Fall Add-on Bundle!

  1. Yay for your last official Friday at work!!! Hope that you’re spending the weekend celebrating. 🙂 Poor Mr Reindeer…good thing that the doctor was able to patch him up. But I’m with you, I’m thinking that his long-term prognosis is not so good. Hope that Finn can find an acceptable substitute!

    • stampsnlingers

      Weeelll – he’s also got Mr. Elephant. Who is “supposed” to be “chew-proof”! Uhmmm…maybe not completely! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – there’s always Mr. Elephant. Who is “chew proof”! ROFL!! 🙂

  2. Kathy Beaver

    This evisceration reminded me of my brother’s dachsy, Famous Amos. We would stuff an old tube sock with all the plastic grocery bags we could fit in the sock before tying a knot on the end. Then wrap the sock in a bag and stuff the stuffed sock in there. You end up with a long, noisy tube sock that rustles when shaken for hours. Amos would finally make a hole in the sock and pull out one bag at a time until the sock was an empty eviscerated husk. Hours of cheap entertainment.

    • stampsnlingers

      HAHAHA!! That’s awesome – what a great idea, Kathy! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Pamela Subjek

    The thing about dog’s toys is that even if the stuffing is all gone, they usually still love it. So Mr. Reindeer still has lots of good life left!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – he’ll just be a little…thinner! 🙂 LOL!

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