May Paper Pumpkin Unboxing and Save 25%!

Oh boy, the May Paper Pumpkin is dar-ling!! It’s donut cards! What? Donut cards? Yes, cute little circle cards with striped bags to put them in! Just like at the donut shop! Here’s a photo of the kit all put together according to the instructions.

But you know I had to step it up, right? I had some of these new Bitty Bows (available in the new catalog) just sitting on my desk and I had to add one to this donut card…and a few pearls goes with a bow, right?

Here it is all tied up in it’s envelope. I used some new ribbon to tie it up 🙂

And then there are some light blue circle cards (without donut holes!), and I just bling’d them up a bit.

For the card above, I added some of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers to the inside of the circle. The kit comes with the cute little flowers but I added Gold Faceted Gems to the centers. I really like the way it turned out, it sure doesn’t look like a donut anymore 🙂

Now you don’t have to do what I did. The kit is adorable just the way it is. But I like to show you a few alternate things to do. There are so many possibilities!

And right now you can get a 25% discount if you are a new subscriber (offer good only through June 10th)

Use Promo Code STARTHERE when you subscribe here to get your 25% discount (for new subscribers).

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My Stepped Up April Paper Pumpkin and a Video!

We knew this month’s Paper Pumpkin would be special because Stampin’ Up!’s Sara Douglass designed it, AND, it has a FREE gift inside. So, I was excited to see it in my mailbox today 🙂

I opened that box and started playing right away! All of these cards I’m showing you today were designed by me and are alternatives (stepped up versions) of the cards shown in the kit.  For the one above, I watercolored the black and white striped paper to give it a new look. I used one of the pink sparkly embellishments popped up on a dimensional above a cluster of the leaf stickers.

What is the free gift? Some mini watercolor pencils! Whee!  You will love them! For this card I watercolored the one panel and stamped some black dots on the dried panel. The stamps shown here all come in the kit!

Here’s the video about the kit from Sara:

Have you ever received a Paper Pumpkin Kit?  If not, it’s a good time to sign up! You will get a fun project in the mail each month and all the supplies are provided except adhesive!  No work, all fun! It’s only $19.95 per month including shipping!  To subscribe, just click on the photo below!

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All About Everything – Mother’s Day!

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I’m just loving the new All About Everything stamp set that came with April’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!  It’s a fun set, with flowers and leaves…it’s the kind of stamp set that you can be very free with.  You don’t even need a plan, just start stamping.  Everything coordinates so beautifully!  You can ink and stamp one stamp and then another and it looks great.

Mother's Day angledFor this card, I also used a stamp from the April Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I love this mother’s day stamp and the pretty font and the cute little flowers.

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I needed to send a card to my mother-in-law and wanted something sweet and light. I looked on my desk and saw these cute sets and went to work.  Seriously, this card took about 10 minutes to make and it came out so cute.

Mother's Day straightThanks for stopping by today!  I sure love your comments.  Please let me know how you like today’s card!  And, if you are a mother, Happy Mother’s Day!!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  All About Everything and April Paper Pumpkin Stamp
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green, and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss and Pink Pirouette card stock
Embellishment:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine

All About Everything and a Video!

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Oh boy ~ a new stamp set!!  This is the free stamp set that came with the April Paper Pumpkin this month and it is a-dor-a-ble!!  I just love it!

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It’s got lots of great photopolymer stamps that coordinate beautifully.  Here’s a Stampin’ Up! video that shows the set and some great ideas for using it!

This is just the stamp set that came free with the April Paper Pumpkin.  There’s still the kit project which I’ll be showing you in a few days.  If you missed this month’s Paper Pumpkin, just sign up now and start with May!  Each month’s kit is a fun surprise in a box, you’ll love it!

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The Retiring List is coming out sometime today.  As soon as I get it, I’ll post it here, so check back throughout the day to see all the items that will be retiring as of May 31st.  They are going to go fast once they’re announced, and I want to give you a heads up as soon as I can!

If you liked today’s card, please leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you!  And, if you have any questions, either leave me a comment or email me and I’ll get back to you right away!

Paper Pumpkin Celebrates With a FREE Stamp Set!

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Paper Pumpkin is 3 years old!  Stampin’ Up! just shipped their ONEMILLIONTH kit!  And to celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus photopolymer stamp set (valued at $17) called All about Everything. The images are being kept a secret, but it’s supposed to be FABULOUS!!

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If you are currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and have a kit scheduled to arrive in April, you will automatically get this free stamp set!  Yeah!

If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, there is a FABULOUS special deal going on now — but only until Thursday, March 31st!

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The 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription (137859) is normally $59.85, but until 3/31/16 at a discount for only $55! Simply add the 3-month pre-paid subscription to your Stampin’ Up! order and you’ll instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Sale-A-Bration ends March 31. If you redeem your Paper Pumpkin code and get started by April 10, you’ll get the FREE All About Everything bonus stamp set, too (included in the April Paper Pumpkin Kit)!

REMINDER:  SALE-A-BRATION ends this Thursday, March 31st!

AND, until March 31st, I’m giving a SPECIAL GIFT to each person who orders $50 or more from me using the Host Code below!! You can choose 1 roll of either Silver or Gold 1/8 Ribbon, and I will send that to you – from me – as my thank you for ordering from me!

March Host Code

Just click the heart above and it will take you to my online store. Use the Host Code above when you first start your order. Be sure to leave your contact information so that I can email you. After you place your order, I will email you asking which color ribbon you would like. Then I will send it to you as my gift to you!!