Paper Pumpkins are Gone in a Flash!

Paper Pumpkin is having a Flash Sale starting tomorrow! If you’ve been waiting to give these crafting kits a go, tomorrow is the day! Just $5. P.S. They make great gifts too! Don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is? Get all the details HERE. Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at this special introductory rate. The flash promotion price for NEW subscribers is $5(USD)/$7(CAD). The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018 The sale will continue until our supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first. Use code FLASH1018 Order…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 2

After creating the Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin cards I showed you in my last post, there were still a couple of cakes and a LOT of candles left. I was on a roll, and set out to use them up! So I cut one sheet each of Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist card stock to make four more card bases. Lovely Lipstick Cards The two Lovely Lipstick cards bases are cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″. One has a vertical fold & the other has a horizontal one. This is an easy way to change your cards designs just a…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 1

On Monday evening, I met up with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to make Paper Pumpkin projects. I was excited to get started on the June 2018 Broadway Star kit. It’s full of  bright colors: Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist, combined with black and white, as well as gold foil and sequins. Such a fun combo! Watch this short video to see the contents of the kit.  Between talking (a lot) and stamping (not as much), only the two sample cards from the kit got done! Lemon Lime Twist Cards However, I was up bright and early…

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Is Paper Pumpkin for You?

Have You Tried Paper Pumpkin? If not, what are you waiting for? There’s a great deal going on at Stampin’ Up! right now if you haven’t subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet! Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com and select me (Carol Gleason) as your demonstrator. Offer ends October 10. If you subscribe between now and September 10, you’ll pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be…

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Deal Ends Tonight!

One Day Deal – Going Soon!   The May Paper Pumpkin kit is very versatile. Here are some Father’s Day cards, and a couple of birthday cards made from this kit, along with some Designer Series Paper and a few embellishments. You can customize the projects in the kit as much or as little as you like!     Watch the video on the May Paper Pumpkin kit to learn more: If you want to get in on the fun, there’s still time to grab the $5 June kit! The monthly kit is normally $19.95, so it’s a great price…

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Graduation Cap Curvy Treat Box

Celebrate Grads! Do you have someone in your circle of friends or family who is celebrating a graduation soon? These little boxes are perfect decorations to hold a small treat for the party! They are made with the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die and the Big Shot. Simply use the die twice to cut two pieces of cardstock in black, or the color of your choice. The stamps used here are from the March 2016 Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit. Each kit always contains exclusive stamps available only to subscribers, and the March set is perfect for the…

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Mother’s Day

Painted Blooms for Mom May will be here soon, the temperatures are climbing, and flowers are bloomin’! So it’s Mother’s Day in my craft room. This Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms paper (sadly retired) is one of my favorites for Mother’s Day cards. Good thing I still have some in my paper stash! Stampin’ Up! Products to make this card: Strawberry Slush Cardstock (retired); recommend Rose Red Painted Blooms DSP(retired) Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (retiring soon) * Whisper White Cardstock Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper Butterflies Thinlits Ovals Framelits (retiring soon!)* Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retiring soon!)* April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Stamp set Stampin’ Dimensionals Blackberry Bliss…

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Butterflies for Mom

Mother’s Day Butterflies Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. When I go out in the yard and see the hyacinths, tulips and daffodils blooming, I’m in my happy place! So naturally, my spring card creations often feature flowers and butterflies. They’re a great combination for celebrating both spring and mothers! To create this card: Card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ in Daffodil Delight – a nice bright happy yellow! Designer Series Paper 5-1/4″ x 4″. This sample paper is from Park Lane (Stampin’ Up! 2014-15 catalog). Butterfly Thinlits Dies and a Big Shot with the Precision Base…

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Graduation Paper Pumpkin

Pocketful of Cheer for Graduation Graduation is a great time of year, and cause for much celebration! I had a few pieces of the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer left over, so I used them for one more graduation card. This one is most appropriate for someone who is beginning a career. To create this card: Card base – Coastal Cabana cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ March Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer for the graduation cap, green pearls, Bermuda Bay ink, striped cardstock and white square and Hooray Grad! stamp. Coastal Cabana ink Metallic Silver Baker’s twine…

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March 2016 Paper Pumpkin

Easily Adapt Paper Pumpkin I love my Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits, but I rarely make all the projects exactly alike. It is so easy to make the pieces provided in the kit uniquely yours by adding a few small touches. The March kit had 4 small gift cards and 4 large gift cards. I made three of the small gift cards and one of the large gift cards following the instructions included in the kit.   Check out this quick Stampin’ Up! video to see how to create these gift card projects. Since I didn’t need all of these…

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Special Celebration Paper Pumpkin

March is a big month for Paper Pumpkin–it’s our third birthday and we just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, we are sending an exclusive stamp set called All about Everything in ALL of the April Paper Pumpkin kits. We’re keeping the artwork a surprise, but we are sure you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! Sign up by April 10 to get in on the fun. Sign up now   Oh, did I mention that there’s also a special on the 3 month Paper Pumpkin subscription going on now? Here’s the deal: See the Paper Pumpkin ordering page for details.  

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Happy Birthday from Paper Pumpkin

Party Mood Balloons and streamers help set a party mood, right? The bright colors of the Stampin’ Up! Cherry on Top paper stack, and the Fringe Scissors create a quick and cheery birthday greeting! To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Thick White Cardstock, folded in half. Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock to 2″ x 4-1/4″ and use your fringe scissors to quickly make a fringed edge, leaving enough solid card stock to adhere it to the card about 2-1/2″ from the bottom edge. Next cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to…

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June 2015 Paper Pumpkin

 June Paper Pumpkin (Yes, I know it’s nearly the end of July already!) Sneak Peek Subscriptions Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? I’ve subscribed off and on over the last few years and I’m definitely more impressed with the quality of the kits I’ve received in the last year than the initial kits. They are well worth the price, since you receive a stamp set, at least one ink spot, all the projects pieces with accessories, plus shipping is included. Beginning tomorrow, they’re an even better deal. Deal Details From July 23-September 10, Stampin’ Up! is having a half-off sale for…

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Paper Pumpkin Parts Produce Pretty Patterns

Take a few scraps and leftover pieces from Paper Pumpkin kits and put them together. Ta-da! A bright, pretty patterned card, full of hearts and love:   Hope that cheers you up on a cold winter day! Happy Stamping!

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Have You Used Your Paper Pumpkin Pieces?

Use Every Piece of Your Paper Pumpkin! Do you ever finish creating a kit and have some pieces left over? I’m always behind on putting my Paper Pumpkin kits together! Sometimes I’m not even sure which kit the parts came from 🙂 So recently, I put together a card to clean up some leftovers on my table. It’s fun to mix and match the pieces to come up with a card like this: Love Notes One of the kits I used is the from the Love Notes Paper Pumpkin, January 2014, including the fancy card base with the triangles cut…

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