Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin’ News and….Some Blog Candy!

Good morning, y’all – it’s FRIDAY!  Hope you’ve had a great week!

As we head into the weekend – I feel the urge to give away some goodies!

That cool with you??

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits to send winging to two lucky winners!

But – before we take a peek at those, let’s talk…the February Paper Pumpkin Kit….


February’s kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions. It also coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Get the Happy Birthday To You stamp set for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 before 31 Mar (the end of Sale-A-Bration!)

● Kit makes nine cards and envelopes
● Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
● Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
● Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, Old Olive

Here’s what you need to do to get the February Kit.

Get.  Signed.  Up.  By 10 February!  Easy and also peasy.

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!  And guess what?  Pre-Paid Subscriptions will help you qualify to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards!

That’s right – you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration item(s) when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription.  So much winning!

Here’s what you can earn with a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Check out all the prepaid subscriptions in my online store here.  So – get started right now – you’ll be just in time to get the February Paper Pumpkin!

Okay!  On to the Blog Candy!

First off – I have a December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Here’s what’s inside the box – everything you need to make 12 cards and envelopes suited for everything from weddings to birthdays and anything in between. 🙂  Click either picture for a quick video about this kit!

Don’t need 12 cards?  Well – here’s a little something you could make with the pieces and parts – click the picture and get all SORTS of ideas from the 2019 Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Page.

The second giveaway is the sweet January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this kit has your number: 20 treat bags, 10 mini cards and envelopes, and embellishments.  Everything you’ll need is inside the box…Click either picture for a quick video sneak peek.

This makes a TON of great note cards and treat bags!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

Have a great Friday, y’all! 🙂






Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Interested In Joining Us?

If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

Let me know if you have any questions at

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!

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Finn Fan Fix

This is a non-Finny Finn Fan Fix!

This is a seedling update!

So…I planted two BioDomes last week – veggies and flowers.

I placed the two BioDomes under the grow light.

16 hours on.  8 hours off.

And then – carefully peeeeered into the domes every day.

Every day….nothing.

Not surprising – a watched seed never grows.

Or…something like that! LOL

But then.  THEN!  Yesterday…..lookee lookee!!

See ’em?!? Plants!  Little plants sticking their little plant-heads up!

According to my careful planting chart – those are marigolds.  Which I’m growing to plant in and among my Ancho Magnifico Peppers and my tomatoes.

Happy dance happy dance!

See?  Even Finny is thrilled beyond measure!


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77 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin’ News and….Some Blog Candy!

  1. Great kits! Looking forward to next month too. 🙂 Yay for seedlings…even if Finn wasn’t so excited to see them. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too! Thanks, Amy. And that IS his excited face!! 😉

  2. Patty Jo Higgins

    I absolutely love everything about the poppy suite!!

  3. Debbie Lindauer

    My favorite in the latest mini catalogue is the So Sentimental Bundle. Pove the sayings and fonts on the stamp set as well as the dies. Debbie Lindauer

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s a crowd fave, for sure! Thanks, Debbie! 🙂

  4. Barbara Roberts

    So hard to pick just one! But if I have to I would definitely say the So Sentimental bundle…especially the adorb scallops framelits! I use them every day on something…makes a great inside the card panel!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – that one is WAAAY high on my list, too! Hope hope hoping it carries over. Thanks, Barbara! 🙂

  5. Sandi Warthen

    I had to laugh at Finn’s enthusiasm. UM, how do you pick a favorite? Well, I started with From My Heart-I love hearts, then moved to Birthday Bonanza-Love the bright, happy colors-it’s going to be a fun set to play with. I think the Peaceful Poppies set is amazing. (PS: I’m partial to the January PP)

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he’s a gardner at heart! 😉 You’ve got a ton of faves, Sandi. Me, too! 🙂

  6. Mary

    My favorite from the mini-catalog….that is difficult….so many lovelies in there. I would have to say that my favorite is the FOREVER BLOSSOMS. For someone like me who does NOT have a die cutting machine (nor do I wish to purchase one) the large stamp of the cherry blossom branch is just GORGEOUS! No need to cut it out….it looks incredible stamped on a light pink piece of paper with a sentiment popped up (or directly on the card) for a super quick and lovely card. Or, if you have the time, stamp on white and color it in….also beautiful.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – that’s a gorgeous stamp, for sure! Thanks, Mary!

  7. Robbie Miller

    Hi Mary,
    Well, it is hard to pick my favorite product, geez that’s a lot to ask … so many choices !!

    After a lot of thought (at least 30 seconds), the Honey Bee Bundle and matching paper in the
    Sale-A- Bration is sooo cute. Love the possibilities.

    If you had said I could pick something from the annual catalog, it would have been
    dimensionals, Right !!!


    • stampsnlingers

      Dimensionals – that’s like…oxygen. EVERYONE loves OXYGEN! Thanks, Robbie! 🙂

  8. Carole

    Hi Mary, I think my fav is Grace’s Garden; it has me in Spring mode and I love English gardens which it reminds me of. So happy your plants are growin’!

  9. Jeanne

    I would have to say that the bundles in the new catalog along with the suites are amazing but my favorite thing in the mini catalog is the Peaceful Poppies Suite ! I am smitten with it ! I love it all and I am so glad they didn’t put anything “wooden” with the suite !

  10. Pat McG.

    I like Easter Promise the best. We donate loads of cards and Easter is one of them….and this is a nice simple set to work with…but I think it will make great cards!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yes! That will be a great set to use! Good of you to do this, Pat. Thanks!

  11. As always a very tough decision! I lean toward the Honey Bee bundle. It is such a cute set. I’ve had a lot of fun making cards.

    • stampsnlingers

      Honey bee honey bee oh honey honey bee!! Love it, too! Thanks, Pam! 🙂

  12. Paula Poindexter

    Seeing your little seedlings sprouting excites me!
    Honey Bee bundle is my favorite this week!
    Tell Finn to try harder at containing his excitement!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he’s nearly beside himself, isn’t he?!? LOL Thanks, Paula – and yes. The Honey Bee is high on my list, too!!

  13. Kathy Beemer

    Great kits! Love the poppy suite.

  14. Phyllis Werner

    I would have to say the peaceful poppies suite. The paper is beautiful. Good luck with your seedlings.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – fingers crossed for their survival and thriving-ness!! 🙂

  15. Chris kaul

    I love the Bonanza Buddies Bundle! The animals are so darn cute and I appreciate the extras in the set. The DSP is so fun for a Children’s card, too!

  16. Sandra Schroeder

    I love the Peaceful Poppies Suite. Poppies have always been a big flower favorite for me. Birthday Bananza is a great set too. Love your dogs enthusiasm. We must have missed the jumping around and tail chasing before you snapped that pic.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – by the time I pulled out the camera, he had exhausted himself!! LOL! Love BOTH those sets of goodies, Sandra! 🙂

  17. Maryanne Willequer

    My goodness! There is so much to like about the new catalog. But I have to admit I love what I see people making with the dressed to impress (the whole she-bang bundle!). Saving my pennies so I can swing buying it! And good luck with your grow boxes!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Maryanne! Fingers crossed for veggies and flowers! And yes – that bundle is very fun!! 🙂

  18. My favorite is Golden Honey Bee! Thank you for this generous giveaway!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – that’s one of my favorite’s, too! Thanks, Barb! 🙂

  19. Diane Lindsay

    I love all the projects you share. My favorirw new product in mini catalog is the Bee bundle. Thank you for all you do.

  20. Karen K

    There are so many wonderful sets in the mini catalog, but my favorite is the Peaceful Poppies Suite. I love the DSP that goes with it.

    • stampsnlingers

      That one is really leading the pack! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  21. Carrie Purkis

    There are so many in this little catalog, but I think I’m looking forward to using Grace’s garden alot!

  22. Sherry Lowmaster

    I would have to say the poppy set! love those dies! back when we were canning, we would start our own tomatoes and bell peppers, and put out 60 tomato plants because we canned for ourselves, my 2 daughters and 2 different grandchildren. whew, makes me tired to think about it now, lol. thanks for a chance to win!

    • stampsnlingers

      That’s a LOT of work, Sherry!! But – nice to have all that food in the winter, I know! Thanks so much!

  23. K. Boyer

    I love the poppies. The stamps, the papers, the die cuts—love them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Kevin! Yes – that’s a heavy fave!! 🙂

  24. Angie Latham

    There are so many I love! Today, my fav is So Sentimental. If you’d asked me yesterday, it would have been Honey Bee. Who knows what tomorrow will bring! LOL

    • stampsnlingers

      Usually my fave is the one I’m working with at the time! But – So Sentimental. OH YES!!! LOVE those dies!! Thanks, Angie! 🙂

  25. Yvonne Whittle

    Love the Honey Bee Bundle and the added bonus of the Golden Honey DSP.

  26. Sarah

    This mini catalog is full of beautiful/fun stamps and dies so how do you choose one favorite? I have always loved poppies so I was excited to see these all over the front of the catalog. This one is my favorite with the tropical suite coming in at a close second. Love all your pics of Finn! He is precious.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOVE those sets – especially the Tropical Oasis DSP – the colors are gorgeous! Thanks, Sarah! 🙂

  27. Karen L

    As so many have said-it is hard to pick just one favorite from the mini catalog. But, if I must, I will choose Birthday Bonanza. I make quite a few birthday cards during the year for my grands & greats so you have many options for cards. Plus, I think some older folks would enjoy the bright colored critters & papers as well. Good luck on that garden…..we have a few months before we can even think of our garden…….MN! Thanks for a fun blog & Finn’s antics….great inspiration.

    • stampsnlingers

      I love that set – the little animals are adorable. And so versatile! Yep – you’ve got a minute in MN before it’s gardening time! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  28. Marilyn W

    Have a lot of favorites from the mini catalog. My eye initially caught the Positive Thoughts stamp set but had held off ordering it. Now that there will be coordinating dies, it is a MUST!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes yes YES!! You’ll love the set AND the dies!! Thanks!

  29. Pam Berrisford

    Good afternoon Mary, I just want to say that I enjoy all your post and love to see what Finn is up to.
    I like a lot of the sets in the catalog but one of my favorites is the So Sentimental Bundle. The sentiments are awesome and I think I would use the Stitched Dies a lot.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yes! My fave set of dies! Love them so much! Thanks for the nice words, Pam! 🙂

  30. Lynne Stephens

    My favorite thing in the Spring catalog is the Positive Thoughts stamp set. I love how beautiful and subtle it is, and I’m so glad they are going to make dies available for this set!

    • stampsnlingers

      Have to agree – this is a big fave for me! Thanks, Lynne! 🙂

  31. Kristine Sowards

    My favorite in the mini catalog is the From My Heart Suite. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  32. Debbie Love

    How about 3 things? Parisian Beauty Bundle, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, and Detailed Hearts Die.

  33. stampsnlingers

    From Doris Jackson ( – I really like the So Sentimental bundle. It has so many uses and will be timeless. Would love to try Paper Pumpkin kit, thanks for the chance to win one.

  34. Lin Hense

    Absolutely in love with Forever Blossoms!

  35. Ms. Kennie Kennard

    I love the From My Heart Specialty DSP.

  36. Linda Peabody

    Hard to pick just one but I will go with the Peaceful Poppies. The paper is gorgeous.

  37. Kim hickok

    I love all things Paris. The Parisian bundle was my first must have.

  38. Karen

    My favorite in the mini catalog is Bonanza Buddies! Love those animals. Stinkin’ cute!

  39. Kristine Sowards

    I love the new Magenta Madness!

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