Retiring Products

Stampin’ Up! Very Vintage for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a beautiful color challenge, and I hope you’ll check out everyone’s projects when you’re done here!

I pulled out one of my favorite new stamp sets – the Host-Exclusive Very Vintage set.  Didn’t use a lick of Designer Paper – just the stamp set, ink and card stock.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Manly Moments May Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Happy Happy Hawwmp Day!!  We’re making it folks!  And – there’s only a week and a half before 1) the retiring goodies are gone gone gone and 2) the new Annual Catalog goes live!  Yikes!

My new Paper Pumpkin arrived on Monday and – when I opened it up and saw the wonderful laser die cut pine trees…I was ready to roll!

This cool kit makes 10 full-up A2-sized cards – with 10 really nicely decorated envelopes!

 

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Stampin’ Up! Large Letters Pressed Flowers for the Stamp Ink Paper #151

Good morning, y’all!  Tuesday again, which means it’s time for another Stamp Ink Paper challenge to help get your creative mojo flowing!

I pulled out a couple of die sets – one, the Large Letters Framelits, is staying with us and the other, the Large Numbers Framelits, is retiring in less than 2 weeks!  Yep – it’ll be gone, so…if you want it – you know what you need to do!  I combined them with the new Pressed Flowers Host Exclusive set and made an Eclipse card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Bubble Over With Happiness

Good morning and…HAPPY HAPPY HAAAWWWWMP DAY!

Does anyone know how to really spell HAAAWWWMP Day?  I think I spell it differently every week! 😉

Today I made a quick and fun birthday card with the Bubble Over stamp set and bundled Bottles & Bubbles Framelits.  The addition of some appropriately bubbly paper from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP brought it all home.  Take a look-see:


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Stampin’ Up! The Retiring List Has Been Released!


Hey folks – this is my second post for the day!  Stampin’ Up! has published the retiring list for 2018!

Select products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and 2017-2018 Annual Catalog are retiring—and this is your last chance to get them! Check out all the details below, then get busy stocking up on your favorites before they’re gone!

Here’s the deets:

  • Promotion dates: April 9–May 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Retiring items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.

Possible further priced reductions….

  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8.
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • If you buy a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you want, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you risk it being sold out.
    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced.

Order Deadlines

  • Phone: May 31, 2018, by 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: May 31, 2018, by 11:50 PM (MT)

The Annual catalog retiring list and the Occasions Catalog list are in PDF or Excel formats below!  Check them out and then head on over to my Online Store to gather up all your favorites!

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Stampin’ Up! Love You Still Petals & More for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Love!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I decided to use a lovely little stamp set in the 2018 Occasions catalog, called Love You Still, for my sentiment, with some die cuts from the Petals & More Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Hold Onto Hope Sneak Peek Sympathy Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the last weekend of 2017!!  Yikes!

Sadly, for some folks in my extended circle of friends, this hasn’t been a great week.  And, I need a Sympathy card to send.  So, I pulled out a new bundle in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  The lovely Hold Onto Hope stamp set, bundled with the Cross of Hope Framelits, is a gorgeous set, perfect for the occasion.  Especially when combined with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As you can maybe see, I also broke out my package of new Brusho Colors! 🙂

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  Using the pin-hole-in-the-top method, I shook a little bit of the Prussian Blue around the outer edges of the panel.  In the middle, I sprinkled some Yellow.  I lightly spritzed the panel with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I let the panel dry naturally, dabbing off any water that pooled on the edges.  Once it was completely dry, I cut it down to the finished size for the front of my card.

I inked up the pretty floral spray image in the Hold Onto Hope set (avail 3 Jan) with Versamark and stamped it twice on the panel.  I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them with my Heat Tool.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.

For the cross, I cut a Wood Textures DSP solid cross with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits and a Silver Foil detailed Cross with a second die.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

I used some new Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon (3 Jan) to drape around the Cross.  I stuck a Glue Dot in the center of the Cross and used that to start the drape.  I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Cross and popped it onto the card front – running the tails of the ribbon behind it as I stuck it on.  Over the center of the ribbon, I used another Glue Dot to adhere a new Petal Passion Embellishment (3 Jan) over the top of the Organza Ribbon.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in Island Indigo on a strip of Shimmery White.  I snipped banner ends with my Paper Snips and edged it with my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I popped it over the Cross with Liquid Glue and a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a scrap of Shimmery White, I stamped the pretty little flower from Hold Onto Hope.  I colored the stamp with my Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped it on the card stock.  Then I cut it with the die in the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to adhere it over the Cross.  I added one Pearl Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to align and stamp the sentiment from Hold Onto Hope in Island Indigo on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I repeated the flower…

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to an Island Indigo mat.  Before going further, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the little corner image from Hold Onto Hope in Basic Gray Archival Ink in the corners (front and inside) of my Basic Gray card base.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the inner liner into the card base.

I decided to add a little more to the card front – so I cut a couple pieces off a Delicate White Doily and adhered them to the back of the card front – then I popped it on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more Basic Gray Hold Onto Hope corners and flowers…

…and I added a little more Wooden Textures DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how the Brusho background turned out, don’t you?  I think it looks serene and sort of…heavenly!  And I loved this Hold Onto Hope bundle the very first moment I saw it in the 2018 Occasions Catalog!  Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


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.


TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in now – this is the last day!

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


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 Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

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 Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

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 Occasions Catalog goodies will all be available on 3 Jan – that’s coming real soon, y’all!! 🙂


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Basic Gray Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Island Indigo Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)  

Wooden Textures DSP:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut; envelope flap  ‘

Silver Foil:  Cross of Hope Cross die cut

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  

Today the Dad went up to NC to do some work across the weekend.  So we all helped him get loaded and ready to go!

Finn had a doggy-dilemma.

Stay with Mom?  Go with Dad?

Difficult choice for a little kid – one who loves both his parents!  

But…a road trip?!?

In the end, he made the selfless decision to stay here and protect me.

So…he bravely said good-bye to the Dad…

…and promptly forgot all about him while we worked the gates for the horses.

He’s a go-with-the-flow kind of guy – focused on the right here, right now.  Not the woulda-coulda-shoulda’s.

We should all be so smart!

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Tutti-Frutti Fruit Basket Sneak Peek!

Know what today is??  This is the very last time I’ll say Happy Friday in 2017!  Can you even believe that 2017 is practically in the history books?  Crazy!

Anywho – I hope you’ve got a fun – and safe! – weekend planned.  I’ll be making cards!

My card for today uses a fun new set in the 2018 Occasions catalog – plus a coordinating (and free!) goody from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  It’s the Fruit Basket bundle featuring the Fruit Basket stamp set and bundled Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.  And it’s all built on the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes – which will be available free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!  Take a look-see:

The grid layout was inspired by the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:

I started by making a grid with my Simply Scored board.  I cut a Whisper White panel to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and, starting 1/4″ in on the short side, scored at 1″ intervals.  I stopped 1/4″ from all sides.  Then I did the same on the long side.  And…grid!

I elected to use the de-bossed side for the front of the card – but the embossed side would look cool, too!  I stamped the four fruits from the Fruit Basket stamp set.  Each fruit is a two-step (I didn’t use the outline images).  I used Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist for the strawberry; Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for the pineapple; Real Red and Garden Green for the watermelon; and Lemon Lime Twist and Chocolate Chip for the pear.  With my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored the seeds in the watermelon.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat.

On a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, I stamped three more of each image.  But on these, I changed up the greens.  So…if I used Garden Green on the card front panel, I used Lemon Lime Twist – and vice versa.  Then I punched them all out with their little Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack punches.  Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped each punched-out fruit over the matching one on the card front.  See?

The sentiment, from the Fruit Basket stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White.  I edged the banner with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I added a Lemon Lime Twist Adhesive Backed Sequin (available in the Tutti Frutti Suite on 3 Jan) to the sentiment, and then stuck on a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

For the inside, I stamped the little sentiment from Fruit Basket three times in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Then I added more fruit across the bottom and next to the sentiment.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the Tutti-Frutti Card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes envelope got a few pieces of Fruit Basket fruit across the front…

…and the envelope flap was already decorated for me!

Et Voila!  What a cute stamp set, heh?  And the matching Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack – the punches cut slightly smaller than the stamped image – meaning they’re super easy to get perfectly perfect!  And the sentiments in the Fruit Basket stamp set are versatile and beautiful!  Hope you like!

Oh – one more thing.  The Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes set will be available as a free product choice with a $50 product purchase during SAB.  It’ll give you 16 sets in 4 different colors!  Put it on your list – right there with all the summer-y goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite!

TTFN

Mary 


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.


The Year-End Sales Event Is Almost Over!!

This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in while supplies last!

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


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 Still Open!  

You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!

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 Still Need an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalog?! 

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:  

All the goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite will be available on 3 Jan – which is right around the corner!


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front); 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Thick Whisper White Card Stock:  Fruit Basket punched shapes

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  

A friend of mine told me today that I shouldn’t work too hard – cuz Finn wanted to play with sticks.

She was right – so we did!

He doesn’t always make the best stick choices…. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Perennial Birthday Project Kit Sneak Peek

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! 🙂

TTFN

Mary 


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!


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

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!


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  

Yesterday morning I took a picture of Finn.

Yea.  Shocker.

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. 🙂

TTFN

M

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Stampin’ Up! Thankful Thoughts on a Painted Autumn

Happy Tuesday!  Are y’all out shopping with 2.7 million of your closest friends or are you, like me, hunkered down in the relative safety of your home?  I’m thankful for leftovers, but I’m pretty certain that if all I had in the house was a bottle of hot sauce I wouldn’t go out on the day after Christmas.

Nuh-huh!

So – early on Christmas morning, I got up – I have no idea why – and made some cards to share with you today.  I needed them to come together quickly so I could get on with the pressing business of the day.  Chiefly, preparing this…

Once again – perfect Prime Rib.  Thank you, Chef John of Allrecipes!!  Took this picture before anyone started on the platter – there was some left, but…not a ton! 🙂

I made 6 cards – all identical in layout with the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set, and a couple different papers from the Painted Autumn DSP.  Take a look-see:

A few days ago, my friend Amy Koenders made some cards with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and a similar layout.  Which I liked so much that I picked it up and did just a little modification.  You can see the cards that inspired me right here!

These were fun and quick to make, y’all – and how cute would they be as a little gift set?  

I started with a card base – I used Thick Very Vanilla, Soft Sky and So Saffron – cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

Each card has a smaller piece of the Painted Autumn DSP adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I inked the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set in Early Espresso and, with my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, lined it up and stamped each card base.

Then I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread twice around the card base and tied a little bow.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel finished off the card fronts.

On the inside, I adhered another piece of the same Painted Autumn DSP to the inside of the card with Liquid Glue.  Then I matted a piece of Very Vanilla on either Early Espresso or Cajun Craze – depending on the DSP choice – and adhered that with Fast Fuse.

And, folks, that was it for the card!

Each envelope got a matching envelope flap with the same DSP I’d used on the cards.  Apparently, I’m in a food coma and didn’t take a picture of the envelope flap with the sunflowers.  Trust me – they’re a real thing!

Et Voila!  Easy peasy – a super quick way to use up some DSP if you’ve got extra and make some really pretty thank you cards!  It IS the season for thank you cards, after all!  One quick stamp with a Thankful Thoughts sentiment and some cutting and glueing and…done!

Hope you like!

TTFN

Mary 


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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Thick Very Vanilla, Soft Sky or So Saffron Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Painted Harvest DSP: 3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ (panel on front of cards); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (covering inside of card); envelope flap

Early Espresso or Cajun Craze Card Stock:  3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix  

You guys know that Finn fancies himself a lap dog, right?  All 65 pounds of him.

I’ve taken to sitting on the sofa so there’s more room for him – when he’s in the mood for some lap time.

It’s a big sofa, y’all – four cushions long.

Those are wasted cushions – we really only need one!

Please notice – in this too dark picture – his hind-end is on….me.  Not the sofa.  I’ve got his bone in my right hand holding it for him to gnaw on.

Thankfully he’s not spoiled at all – that would be a real shame!

What?!?

TTFN

M

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