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Share Sunshine PDF

Feel like sending cards to those you know that are dealing with COVID-19? Just can’t find the right card or the right saying? How about making your own and customizing it to your liking! SU’s Share Sunshine PDF is just the way to make your cardmaking easier.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you and your customers! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Use the lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments to brighten someone’s day–friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers! Once you’ve created a project, share your projects on social media and tag them with #sharesunshine.

Once your purchase the PDF, you can start crafting with the PDF download right away–with no shipping costs or delays! All the proceeds from sales of Share Sunshine pdf are being donated to the following global organizations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders: The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund, which supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, and the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, which supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. (Click on each organization to see exactly how each one helping throughout the coronavirus pandemic.)

This unique package is only available in one place, and cost $12. Click here to be sent to the site where you can buy your Share Sunshine pdf and start creating unique support cards during this time.

I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful, sharable cards you make with this.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Coming soon to a mailbox near you!

Love Stampin’ UP’s kits? Love the In Color sets? Want to be one of the first people to see the new 2020-2022 In Color inks? Subscribe to the May Paper Pumpkin kit now for a first ever from Stampin’ UP! The May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit will have a preview of 4 of the new In Color inks, as well as Purple Posy from the 2019-2021 In Color collection. I’m sure this kit will sell out quickly, so make sure you place your order soon so you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind kit.

Here’s the details: A Kit In Color contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (8 cards are traditional size, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, and 4 cards are note card size, 5″ x 3-1/2″), and the coordinating colors will be four NEW In Colors plus Purple Posy from the 2019–2021 In Color collection. (The new In Colors will be introduced on April 24.)

Once SU releases more information, I’ll update you all. If you want this special kit, click here to subscribe, but don’t wait too long as even I have missed out on getting monthly kits.

This is the time of year that always excites me when it comes to my crafting and Stampin’ UP! So many new things happening weekly…new catalogs, new products, retired products…I just can’t wait to see the new catalog! Oh…and if you are just as curious as I am to see what the new catalog will bring, make sure you let me know you’d like a new catalog by creating an account on my website, and giving me permission to send you email notices of new catalogs (just me, not the entire company). I will be placing the catalog order by the end of April.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


April Paper Pumpkin

Check out the video about this month’s Paper Pumpkin:

Make sure you place your order by April 10th if you want to get this kit. Click here to place your order.

Here’s the details about April’s kit: contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (standard size of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ with matching envelopes), and coordinating colors of Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Sea Foam.

These kits go quickly, and if you wait too long, you might get next month’s kit instead. Looking forward to doing extra projects with this kit along with you.

As always, stay creatively stampin’!


March Paper Pumpkin

In March, it will be seven years since Paper Pumpkin started, and to thank everyone who has helped along the way, Stampin’ Up! is including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit! This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!

I can’t wait to get my March Paper Pumpkin kit, and look at the cute box too!!!


Here’s the details:

About the March Kit

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

About the FREE Stamp Set

  • The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information

  • Subscribe for the March kit at from February 11–March 10.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period

If you’re interested in your March Paper Pumpkin kit , just click here to sign up, just make sure to do so before March 10th! After that, they’ll be gone!

In the meantime, if you don’t see a lot of me on my blog, I’m still around, and staying creatively stamping when I have the free time. I’ve started a new job that takes a lot of my time. I miss my time in my craft room, and feel like I am neglecting a big part of me. Once things settle down, I will be back to my crafts, and posting regularly again. In the meantime, always stay creatively stamping!


Holiday Paper Pumpkin Part 1

Paper Pumpkin

For those customers that love the Holiday Paper Pumpkin kits, be sure to order yours now, to be certain you get part 1 of the Holiday kits. October is the first one in the set, and is available until October 10th, or until supplies run out. These kits are super popular every year. The October and November Paper Pumpkin kits are named Winter Wonders this year. I am super excited about them because I love how easy they make some of my holiday decorating and gift giving.

Octber’s kit includes supplies to make 10 cards and envelopes (card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″, envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″) and uses the coordinating colors of Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce.

Now if you have been following my blog, you KNOW these are some of my favorite colors, and they look fabulous together. Early Espresso as a background just lets the Pool Party and Poppy Parade pop right off the page, and Shaded Spruce is such a pretty shade of green it also goes beautifully with Pool Party and Poppy Parade!

I can’t wait to get my October Paper Pumpkin! I hope you are just as excited! If you are, just click here to place your order for part 1 of Winder Wonders Paper Pumpkin kits.

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful designs with this kit!

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Get your Halloween On!

If you love to papercraft during the spookiest time of the year, Paper Pumpkin has created a frightfully fun kit for September, giving you plenty of time to finish your projects by October 31. It contains 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. Click here to learn more, and get your handcrafted Halloween on! Make sure to place your order for this kit by the 10th of the month or you will receive the next month’s kit.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Creativity Abounds

While everyone has their own idea of what makes a great project, individuality is what makes each and every one great in it’s own right. That’s what has always drawn me to be a demonstrator for Stampin’ UP! All the products coordinate to let me create my own unique projects, even though I am part of a great bunch of people that use the same products. Over the past few months I have been busy with life’s callings, but still creating cards and other projects, while my blog has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. Things are slowly beginning to return to what I would call normal, at least for me. My posts will once or twice a month for now, and will pick up again once things get back to my true normal. In the meantime, here are some of the cards I created over the past couple months.

When creating cards for those special people, always remember to design a matching envelope. Using a Stamparatus will help make those cool designs line up perfectly along the sides of an envelope, no stress, no mess, no fuss!

As the next couple weeks pass, you’ll see a few more new projects from me, as things will get moving forward again. In the meantime, always stay creatively stamping!


Sale-a-Bration Ending, April beginnings

At midnight tonight, this year’s Sale-a-Bration comes to an end! If you have that last minute item that you were thinking of getting, make sure you place your order in time. A couple items that have been on back order (the Butterfly Gala suite, as well as the Butterfly Duet punch) are available again.

The new catalog comes out in a couple months, so soon we will know which items from THIS year’s catalog will be retiring, other than the 2017-2019 InColor suite. If there are items from that suite that you absolutely love (such as Fresh Fig or Powder Pink!), order them now before they run out, because once that happens, those colors are gone for good.

Coming up next month, a new Paper Pumpkin kit with one of Stampin’ UP’s beautiful Distinktive stamp sets, which is a photo realistic style of image, and a new monthly class by mail. I will also be opening up spots on my calendar for workshops, so if you live nearby and are interested in hosting one, please let me know!

Check back later this week to see what April’s Class by Mail will be, when you can sign up for workshops, an d for other great stuff happening throughout the month.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Extra Stamp Set With March Paper Pumpkin!

March Paper Pumpkin Birthday Kit

Today is the last day to place your order for the March Paper Pumpkin Kit! This special birthday celebration kit will have 2 stamp sets instead of one! These kits come complete with everything you need to complete each monthly themed project, and at a great price, from the cardstock and ink to the accessories! This month’s kit will feature 8 full-sized mailable cards, and will coordinate with
Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade…some of my favorite colors! I absolutely LOVE pairing Basic Black with any of those colors because using Basic Black as a background just makes those colors just POP!

With Paper Pumpkin, you can chose to order 1 month, or pick and chose which month you’d like to purchase. During Sale-a-Bration, if you chose a prepaid subscription of at least 3 months, you’ll earn exclusive free products that are available only during Sale-a-bration time! Plus you can use those prepaid credits for whichever months you prefer to receive; they don’t have to be used consecutively.

If you were to purchase all the supplies that come in a Paper Pumpkin kit, you would easily spend more than the $20/box (plus shipping) for the materials. These kits are a great way for beginners to start their collections, for gift giving, or for quick projects to take along with you when you want something to do when you’re not at your crafting table. Once you receive your first kit, you’ll see why I absolutely love my Paper Pumpkin kits. Once a month, I even have friends who are interested get together to make alternate projects with the supplies in each month’s kit.

If you are interested in Paper Pumpkin kits, either March or future months, click here to head on over to my Paper Pumpkin site so you can sign up. If you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them! Remember today is the last day to subscribe for March’s special Birthday Paper Pumpkin kit, so don’t miss out on this special kit. Hope to see you at one of my future Paper Pumpkin get togethers!

As always, stay creatively stamping!


March Class by Mail

Thank you for loving my card of the month classes. Here is March’s class, and I hope you love it too!!

Beauty Abounds Cling

If you are not sure what my monthly class is, here is a recap. My Christmas Card of the Month Classes by Mail have been popular, so I’ve decided to do something throughout the year for other occasions…a monthly Card of the Month Class by Mail that focuses on a different theme for each month or season.

Please note: this is not a club where you join for all 12 months. You can do one month or two, or all 12 months, or skip around depending on what suits your creative fancy…it’s totally up to you and your needs.

These classes are a great way to get your cards done each month to use throughout the year for friends and family, but also are great make-n-take projects for demonstrator classes as well. Every month you will make 10 cards (cards will vary slightly due to the designer paper used in the projects but the layout for each card will be identical), while each month will be a different theme. The class fees are due to me no later than March 15, or while supplies last.

Please note: the class fee has changed due to the postal rate increase. The Card of the Month Class by Mail is now $25.00 per month. This will include one completed card for you to follow along with, plus supplies for 10 matching cards (designer series paper may differ per card, so you will have a variety – but card layout is the same) with envelopes mailed to you by priority mail.

You will use your own inks and stamps from home (you can tweak the card with what you have at home), so nothing will be stamped on your supplies.  Any Big Shot or punched pieces will be done for you and in your kit.

The stamp set we will be using this month is Beauty Abounds (see picture above). You can order it with your class fee for an extra $23.00 cling #148726 (you save tax and shipping that way), or you can order it through my online store along with anything else you may want to order. Note: This is a stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Occasions catalog, so a $50 purchase will earn the matching designer series paper, or another beautiful item from the catalog. Please let me know if you need the stamp set or if it’s already in your collection when you sign up for my class.

Should my monthly Card of the Month Class by Mail be up your creative alley, let me know and I will email you a PayPal link.

Please email me right away if you need more details on this as well as to get the PayPal links.

Class packets will be mailed the week of March 25.  I can only ship within the US, thanks for understanding.

If you have any questions, please let me know. You can email me at, contact me using the “contact” button at the top of my blog, or you can call/text me at 828-748-6678.

As always, stay creatively stamping!