Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin

More Paper Pumpkin

Today, I have two more alternative Paper Pumpkin cards to share with you.  I have to admit that I had a lot of fun designing cards with this month’s kit called Many Manly Occasions.  I absolutely adore the laser cut card bases that came in the kit!  They are so beautiful, and it was so fun to think of different items to layer behind them. For my first project, I… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

Weekly News: Everyone’s excited about the new Annual Catalog!  There are so many great new products.  You’re just going to love it.  Contact me to receive your copy, and start ordering on June 1, 2016. Also, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack at my online store.  Items are up to 60% off while supplies last!   Many Manly Occasions – May Paper Pumpkin: This month’s Paper Pumpkin is… Read More »

May Paper Pumpkin!

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  I got my surprise red box in the mail last week, and I spent Sunday making six cards.  Over the course of the next week, I’ll share them all. First, let me show you the contents of the box.  This month, Paper Pumpkin subscribers received the Many Manly Occasions Kit, including supplies to make eight masculine themed cards including Father’s Day and birthdays.  The kit included… Read More »

Weekly News

Newsletter: This week, I emailed out a huge PDF tutorial, including 13 alternative projects, to my Paper Pumpkin customers!  I love sharing these ideas each month.  This tutorial uses the supplies provided in the April Paper Pumpkin kit, along with a few extras.  I’ll be sending out another tutorial focusing on the bonus stamp set included in the April kit around May 8th! I offer these monthly tutorials for free… Read More »

New Catty CASE

I have a super fun card to share today.  I CASEd a card from the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! What’s a CASE?  It means Copy And Share Everything.  As I was perusing through all the amazing examples in the new catalog, including ones made with both old and new stamp sets, I came across this inspiring card.  I simply had to try it!  I changed things up a… Read More »

April Paper Pumpkin

It’s April Paper Pumpkin time!!!  This is an especially awesome kit, because it included an extra, bonus stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to celebrate the third birthday of Paper Pumpkin!  How great is that?  Thank you Stampin’ Up! First, let me show you the April kit.  Here’s the photopolymer stamp set: And here’s a photo of the rest of the kit.  I didn’t photograph multiple cutouts of the same pieces,… Read More »

Weekly News

Each Tuesday, I write a newsletter to let you know about the latest deals at Stampin’ Up and upcoming events. Paper Pumpkin: The April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be a special one!  Subscribers will not only receive the monthly kit, including a new photopolymer stamp set, but they’ll also receive an extra Free stamp set called All About Everything!  This is a one time event to celebrate… Read More »

April Desktop Calendars

Before I start today, I want to say thank you to all my email subscribers for hanging in there.  Unbeknownst to me, my email update service stopped working sometime in March.  If it wasn’t for a dear friend telling me that she was no longer receiving Swimming In Stamps emails, I never would have known.  So I had to scramble over the weekend to find a new service and get… Read More »

March Desktop Calendars

This post has been updated, as it originally had some errors: I’m back for a new installment of 2017 Desktop Calendars. While I’ve been trying to create one of these a month, I fell slightly behind in March, but I’ll try to make up for it by posting the April 2017 calendar design soon:) If you’d like to follow along with me, I’ll be creating one of these calendars a… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Easter

Recently, Stampin’ Up! featured an adorable Easter card on it’s Home Page created by one of the Artisan Design Team members, Cindy Schuster, where she created “eggs” using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Cindy came up with the idea of trimming off the bottom of the balloon punch to change it into an egg shape.  What a totally brilliant idea!!!  I decided that I wanted to try making an Easter card… Read More »

Pocketful of Cheer

Today, I have a card to share that you can make with the contents of the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, and a few extra supplies.  This is the type of project that I provide in the monthly tutorials I share with all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  You can receive those tutorials for FREE around the 1st of the month following the release of each monthly kit, if you sign up… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

I got my March Paper Pumpkin Kit this weekend.  While I haven’t had much time to play with it, I did take a peek at the contents and make some of the standard projects.  I love getting my Paper Pumpkin box each month.  It’s always a surprise, so it’s like getting a little gift in the mail (a gift to myself!) This month, the box included this fun little message. … Read More »

Weekly News

It’s a new week and I have lots of fun things to share with you today.  First off, I have a sneak peak of the amazing tutorials that I sent off to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers last week.  This month’s document included 11 individual tutorials for alternative projects to make with the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the projects did not require any additional supplies.  The exclusive projects… Read More »

Weekly News

Another Paper Pumpkin Idea: Before I get started, I just wanted to remind you that during Sale-A-Bration, you can purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription to Paper Pumpkin for a discounted price of only $55.  You can use it to start a new subscription or you can add it to an existing subscription (it will simply takes over for the next three months.)  Either way, it also qualifies you to earn… Read More »

February Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  Yippee!!!  I got my little red box in the mail last week, and oh boy do I love this kit!  OK, I know I’m using a lot of exclamation points, but it’s really cute. Paper Pumpkin is always a surprise.  That’s half the fun.  Each month, Stampin’ Up! puts together a fun box of crafts and sends it in the mail.  It could be cards, gifts,… Read More »

Weekly News

Today, there are three new Sale-A-Bration products to choose from.  They are all available until the end of Sale-A-Bration on March 31, along with all the products from the original Sale-A-Bration flyer except the limited edition ones at the back.  You can earn one of these items each time you spend $50.  I’m placing an order today, so I can get my hands on both the tandem bike (love) and… Read More »

Weekly News

Hope you’re having a great week.  If you live in the Stockton, California area, I’m having a Stamp Club meeting this week.  We’re looking for new members, as well as welcoming one-time guests.  It’s a great night of paper crafting and fun.  To learn more or sign up, leave me a comment below. Paper Pumpkin: Just as a reminder, today at midnight (MST) is the deadline to sign up for… Read More »

Weekly News

Happy February!  Hope the month is starting out right. I just finished a busy weekend in San Jose with my daughter.  She attended her first dance convention and competition of the year.  Her team debuted new dance routines, and she also performed her new solo for the first time!  It was all very exciting.  All the girls did well and were pleased with their performances.  You can’t ask for much… Read More »

Weekly News

Can you believe that it’s the last week of January already?  Wow, has this month flown by! I’m currently working on my Valentine cards.  Today, I made one for my son who’s living away at college at CSU East Bay.  I’m getting a package all ready to mail to him.  I decided to use some more of my January 2016 Paper Pumpkin supplies, as well as some limited edition Sale-A-Bration… Read More »

Alternative Paper Pumpkin Card

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is full of supplies to make Valentine treat pockets and even a decorative banner.  In fact, there are so many supplies that I have a few left over.  I decided to use some of my leftovers to make a Valentine card for my son. OK, I know what you’re thinking, YOUR SON?  But, this card is ultra feminine with pinks and hearts and sequins!!!  Well,… Read More »