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Stampin’ Up! October Paper Pumpkin Fun

Good morning – late publication, I know. :O( Late Tuesday my October Paper Pumpkin arrived – and it’s all about Christmas Cards. They are wonderful and I’m so excited to share them with you cuz’ well, they are sooo cute! There are three different designs and three cards for each design. And they came in a super fun box (that didn’t get all damaged in the mail!) that I will repurpose with labels and so forth for a perfect package of something.

Here’s the box followed by photos: of the completed cards.

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Oh durn, that last photo didn’t turn! 😖 but you should be able to see how absolutely adorable these cards are. Embellishments, glue dots, cutouts, stamps and an ink spot are all included in these kits. And oh yes, directions too 👍 Sometimes what I have done is make one of each as suggested, then I turn the rest into alternative projects. This time I loved everything about this kit and completed them just as it. Next months kit will coordinate with this in making tags, which is such a super cool idea. There is also the possibility of an add-on with small coordinating food safe paper bags that can be added on to next months kit. You may order this kit and the add-on (or not) by clicking here.

Name: From the North Pole

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.

Finished gift tag size: 2″ x 3″ (5.1 x 7.6 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

Subscribe to the November Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 October and 10 November

North Pole Sacks Add-On

Item Number: 162416

Item Price: $4.00 USD / $5.50 CAD

Add-on details:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag size: 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm)

Here are some other possibilities available that Stampin’ Up! offers ~ and you can get any of these products by joining my team (You may do that here) or by ordering from my online store (Click here to go my store).

Stampin’ Up! has an awesome joining special right now – which makes me ask – why wouldn’t you join now?It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! For a limited time, new team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Sign up between 4–31 October and you’ll get $125 USD | $165 CAD $155 USD | $206 | $135 CAD worth of products + free business supplies + all the fun being a part of our fantastic community! In other words… $155 of product for $99! Benefits? Pre-ordering of products; 20% discount on all purchases; opportunities to attend both on-line and in-person events such as team meetings, conventions. You may join my team here.

Here are more really cool specials Stampin’ Up! is offering and that you can purchase through my store by clicking here .

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Promotion

You can see cards I have made with the Fitting Florets Suite of products here, here, and here.

Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

Starting 1 November 2022, customers can order items from the Fitting Florets Collection. All items in the collection can be ordered separately. No limits apply during the customer sales period.

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Orgsnizer kit


  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent
Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting Kit


  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration and Paper Pumpkin

Good morning. Sale-a-bration is nearing it’s end… Aug 31 is the last day for FREEBIES; Sep 1 begins a really fun special promotion called Perfect Partners. Before I get to more of that, I do want to share some fun cards I made yesterday. I kind of went haywire and did a LOT. The first set of cards were inspired by Leann Greff (hope I spelled her name correctly!) They used the free cards & envelopes of Soft Sea Foam & Pool Party. Unfortunately they are sold out & technically I shouldn’t be sharing these since you can no longer get them. But if they are sitting on your shelf unused, perhaps this will get you using them. :O) Here they are…

Most of the cards are made using the Soft Seedlings stamp set, Scalloped Contour Dies, various ribbons, two embossing folders (Stripes & Splatters, Pretty Posies) & Layering Circles Dies. The butterfly is from Amazing Silhouettes stamp set. In each case of the stamp on the circle, It was inked with Soft Sea Foam then I used a sponger dauber to add Pool Party in various areas then it was stamped on Basic White. And I actually die cut the circle first and stamped directly on it.

The next set of cards are from the August Paper Pumpkin. Gosh, this was SUCH a gorgeous set! Here they are…

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Some of these were designed per kit instructions., others I’ve taken ‘liberties.’ This was just a spectacular kit and I loved every bit of it. Since we’re talking about Paper Pumpkin (PP is how it is endearingly shortened), let’s look at next months kit.

Stampin' Up September '22 Paper Pumpkin

Isn’t this a fun box? What I like to do with the boxes is decorate and use them to give gifts :O) Unfortunately, this months box was damaged pretty badly in the mail, so not reusable :O(

This September kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed box bases and tops, die-cut paper pieces, adhesives, and more!
  • The Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit includes an Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set puts the TREAT in trick-or-treat with fun, Halloween-themed sentiments and designs. Embrace the spooky season with ghost, bat, spider, and star images.
  • This kit also includes a special peek-through box top on one of the box designs.

Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 1″ (6.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

I like to use this kit to give to special kids: grandkids, friends kids, neighbors kids ~ and they love the extra attention! And here’s my link if you wish to subscribe right now. Remember, you must subscribe before September 10 to get this kit.

Now… Perfect Partners…

Stampin' Up! Perfect Partners

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you and your customers will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

AVAILABLE 1–30 September 2022

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period.

Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards. Items can be added to a starter kit.

162526 Apple Harvest Bundle (EN)$53.00 USD

160255 Apple Blossoms Dies $35.00 USD
159944A pple Harvest stamp set $24.00 USD
162519 Fresh Cut Flowers$50.25 USD

160251 Fresh Cut Stems Dies $34.00 USD
159018 Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set $22.00 USD
162521 This Birthday Piggy Bundle $48.50 USD

160254 Playful Piggy Dies $31.00 USD
159107 This Birthday Piggy stamp set $23.00 USD
162522 Trimming The Tree Bundle (EN)$46.75 USD

160256Tree Trimming Dies $34.00 USD
158972Trimming The Tree stamp set $18.00 USD

162520 Waterfall Canyon Bundle $53.00 USD

160252Waterfall Canyon Dies $37.00 USD

158927Waterfall Canyon stamp set $22.00 USD

162529 Yeti To Party Bundle (EN)$41.25 USD

160253Yeti Dies $28.00 USD

159826Yeti To Party stamp set $18.00 USD 159828

Some of the products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: TXBWJTMW. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)Sale-a-bration is almost over folks – only another few days If I can help you in some way, please let me know.

Star Special ENDING the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog & BEGINNING the Perfect Partners Promotion
OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS from today to Sep 2.

That lets you order through Sale-a-bration & INTO the Perfect Partners.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:
For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.
And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!
Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: TXBWJTMW Click here to go my store.

Stampin’n Up! November ’21 Paper Pumpkin

OK… I wrote this early Sunday morning, then things got a bit crazy and I didn’t finish it… :

Good mornin’! It’s Sunday… and I’m headed to a crafty fair today, my first time participating. It doesn’t feel like I made enough, but I’ll be there none the less. Excited & nervous at the same time… My November Paper Pumpkin arrived and I quickly made these fun treat holders. I added some retired and current Stampin’ Up! embellishments, some Hersey Kisses in the gift bags and voila – fun item to give kids at Christmas.

It’s clear here I added the Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front of the tree and decided I didn’t want the tag covering those sparkles, so I added it to the back side with dimensionals. Pretty durn cute.

Fun snowman or woman :O) Here I added some retired SU! products: Black faceted gems and the tiny balls for the ear muffs. Since I ran out of the red, for the next snow person I added what looks like Flirty Flamingo tiny puffs. OOPS! I didn’t take a photo off that one! Grrr. Next is the stack of packages.

I tied a triple bow with the twine included in the kit and adhered it with liquid glue. To make sure it was very secure, I placed an acrylic block on it while I added the Rhinestones to the centers of the other bows. And – yes, I did all the embellishing before attaching the treat boxes!

Here are a couple of side views. so you can see the cute tags included in the kit and the treat bags too!

Aren’t these cute? Here I am on Monday evening finishing this post – aaargh… So let me say – these all sold ~ YAY! I was so pleased ‘cuz they are cute – at least to me. So, here’s a plug for Paper Pumpkin. You can purchase a subscription until the 10th of the month. You may order the December kit through Dec 10.

Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit
Name Lots of Pun

The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
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: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot

How to get your kit? Subscribe with me here.

  • This month’s kit includes an all-occasion stamp set you can use to create all-occasion cards. 
  • Not only is the stamp set very versatile, it’s a builder stamp set! This means the stamp set’s images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of characters with different looks and features.
  • The kit’s playful patterns and delightful designs put an exciting spin on past Paper Pumpkin projects. Enjoy a fun ‘n’ fresh experience with this month’s kit!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Nothing beats handmade!

Inspire. Create. Share.

February Paper Pumpkin from SU!

Extra short post today but I wanted to share with you my current creations with the February PP kit. PP is such a treat to receive with all the embellishments, glue dots, dimensionals, card stock AND directions. I usually create one or two per directions that come with the kit, but not always. Here’s what I’ve done thinking “outside the box” …

Questions about PP? Please contact me for more details… now is a great time to invest in this monthly subscription. If you are interested in the March subscription you may order until Mar 10. One of the ideas SU! is using is coordinating the PP with current stamp sets. WOW, does this make it even more valuable for future use.

For now – ta ta. Enjoy your day… make it better by creating and sharing what you love to do!

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