2020 Aug-Dec Mini Now Available Online!


Looking for that perfect holiday project? Check out the new mini catalog for this coming holiday season! With new beautiful designer papers as well as returning favorites, I’m sure you’ll find inspiration on every page!

Check out some of the projects the SU Team created with products from the new mini:

These are just some of the beautiful designs you will find in the new August-December mini. If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please feel free to contact me. I’ll be happy to help you out.

I look forward to hearing from you, and as always, stay creatively stamping.


Challenge cards

As I mentioned earlier, I am doing more creating for challenges. I’ve been checking out quite a few challenges, so I have a lot of not-so-crazy card ideas that just need to set to paper. I have chosen a couple challenges this week, and will still be creating throghout the week. For the firt 2 challenges, I chose the SplitCoast Stampers Sketch challenge and the sketch challenge fror Fab Fridays.

The sketch for SCS looked very interesting with the different layers, and the diagonal layer mixed in. Here is the sketch from SCS:

SCS Sketch 812

Here’s my card:

SCS Challenge 812 Card

To make this card, I chose to use Highland Heather, Just Jade, Pool Party, and Whisper White cardstocks, and to match those colors I added some of the Snowflake Splendor DSP, which is found in the new 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. I also used some of the new InColor enamel dots, and Pearl Basics jewels, as well as the Metalic Pearls from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The banner is stamped with the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Just Jade ink. The ribbon is the Whisper White Polka Dot tulle from the annual catalog.

The card I created for the Fab Fridays challenge was based on this sketch:

Fab Friday Sketch 195

Here is my card for the challenge:

I used the same colors in this card as I did for the SCS challenge. The additional color is Basic Black. The text is from the Lovely You stamp set in Just Jade ink, and I also added some Basic Rhinestones. Even though you can’t really see it, the butterflies are painted with some Wink of Stella.

If any of these are projects you’re interested in, just click the links to find the products. If you are interested in joining my team, and getting all of these products at a discount, click here to be part of a wonderful creative world.

Stay tuned for changes that are coming to my blog as well as to my website.

As always, stay creatively stamping.


The Challenge Design

Yes, I’m back to designing cards again, and working towards doing some for challenges. I received a few design challenges every week, but haven’t been working much on my designing skills…just been remotely creating the same card styles over and over.

For this challeng, we were asked to design a card based upon this photo:

I usually create cards that are clean and layered…it’s just how I think. The inspirations or this card was the “picture window”. It reminded me of the returning favorite DSP, First Frost (available beginning August 4th)…one of my absolute winter-themed papers. I also created this card for other challenges, one that used specific colors: Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White, as well as other challenges (Double Trouble and Heart2Heart), using my favorite tools. The little bit of bling I used here was the Basic Rhinestones. As you all know, my favorite tools are my Stamparatus, BigShot (which is currently retired, but the new machine will hopefully be available in August), and paper trimmer. I couldn’t make my cards without them.

I call this card Maybe Christmas Means…more Angels, because it is a Christmas card. I also used the Maybe Christmas Means More stamp set from Stampin’ UP!. This set reminds me of the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street. I could watch that movie as a 24-hour marathon instead of The Christmas Story!

I also entered this design in the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #498. The blue is Pacific Point, and the yellow (So Saffron) is in the DSP. This is my first entry with most of these challenges, but I had fun creating this card.

I think this might be the design I use for my Christmas cards this year. Stop back later this month for more inspiration as I’ve got my Christmas card classes currently running. I hope you enjoy checking out the different crds, and find your inspiration as well.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Last few days for Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin

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There are only a few days left until the subscription period for the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit comes to a close. The last day to subscribe is July 10th! Remember that if you subscribe, you can purchase the coordinating Summer Nights Add-On, too. For only $10, you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer!

Don’t miss out on July’s unique kit—subscribe today! For information on how to subscribe, and order the coordinating add-on, check out my webpage.

Hope to see what beautiful creations y’all make from the Summer Nights add-on kit. I know I’ll be having some fun with it.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. Take time today to just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, spending time with your families, and just being you!

I am still outside, helping my fiance remodel the house…a project in and of itself to say the least. However, I will also take time to just relax and enjoy being home with him this weekend.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Bonus Days Are Here!

As a fellow Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I know we both love crafty things…and I know you also appreciate a great value, and presumably you also love Stampin’ Up! That’s why I wanted to let you know about Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days promotion.

What are Bonus Days, you may ask? Bonus Days is the best time to shop for Stampin’ Up! products because for every $50 USD you spend with Stampin’ Up! 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used until 31 August 2020. You can also earn Bonus Days coupons by purchasing a 3-, 6-, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions (or by adding a 1-month prepaid subscription to your order to reach $50 USD). Once you’ve earned your Bonus Days coupons, you will get an email that contains your coupon codes, so make sure you save that email.

How can you use those cool coupons? Well,you can apply them to any order you place in August, for example. But as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can use your Bonus Days coupon code to apply toward a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription as well. To begin earning your Bonus Days coupons, click here to go to my Stampin’ UP website and start shopping.

One of the ways you can begin earning your Bonus Days coupons is to subscribe to Paper Pumkin. Subscribe before July 10th for July’s kit, and remember to include the Summer Nights Add-on kit your July Paper Pumpkin subscription. Paper Pumpkin kits sell out quit, so if you miss this month’s kit when you subscribe, you will automatically be subscribed for August’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Join the fun!

Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion

For those of you that have always wondered what it’s like to be a demonstrator for SU, I can tell you that it is one of the best ways I have for de-stressing after a long day at work before heading off to bed. If you have always wanted to sign up and see for yourself, now is a great time to join.

Not only will you get a starter kit (which is already a great value at $99 USD for $125 USD worth of products) but for a limited time, until June 30th, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 annual catalog for FREE. This means that when you purchase your Starter Kit, as a new recruit you can select ONE stamp and punch bundle (p. 168–169) or ONE stamp and die bundle (p. 173-179) from the 2020–2021 annual catalog in addition to the regular starter kit.

If you are interested in joining SU as a new demonstrator, just click here to Join the Fun, and click on the pages above to see the bundles.

July Paper Pumpkin

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Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 June and 10 July, and order the Summer Nights Add-On starting 1 July; while supplies last.

July’s kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags. The card size is 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm) while the envelope is sized 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm). Coordinating colors for July are Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy.

Summer Nights Add-On

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes. Cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) and the envelopes are 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm). The Paper Pumpkin add-on kit is filled with more great ideas, but it is not required to create completed projects with the July Paper Pumpkin kit. 

Note: During demonstrator product testing, SU learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.

Make sure you place your order for July’s Paper Pumpkin kit by July 10th, and you can order the add-on kit starting July 1st, but only while supplies last. Click here to order your Paper Pumpkin kit, and order the add-on kit at the same time (Item 154973|$10.00 USD).

Share the Love

COVID-19 Giveback Social Shareable
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!