Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bee Mine

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit is fun for Valentine’s Day and goes with many other Stampin’ Up! products.

These are the items I have made with the kit:

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together a note card and a gift bag. I also showed the contents of the kit and some of the projects that I made during the week. I also talked about my 5 favorite things about the kit.

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

These are the note cards I made from the kit so far and the middle one is the one I made in the video. In addition to the fun embellishments, the stamps are wonderful. The small floral background stamp is the star here, used to stamp the background on the middle card and the Mint Macaron floral heart on the left.

These are the gift bags I made to show off the features of the kit. The bottom one is the one I did in the video. I wanted to show how versatile the kit elements are for combining with other items you have in your own stash and how the Mint Macaron ink spot and background colors can be combined with your favorite non-kit items. In the bottom gift bag, I used the stamps from the kit to stamp on the back of one of the heart cut outs in Real Red ink. I backed it with one of the Real Red Heart doilies, and three red sequins from the Peaceful Poppies sequins. I finished it off with one of the cute bees and a bow with the Whisper White baker’s twine included in the kit. This shows how the Mint Macaron can be used with any other colors you have in your stash.

This is a card I made using the elements in the kit and there’s a surprise inside. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #419 – A Sketch by Lee Ann, which is wonderful!

Can you tell I’m in love with the little floral background stamp in the kit? I stamped it on Mint Macaron card stock and Whisper White card stock in Mint Macaron Ink before cutting it out with the Heart punches. I stamped it in Rococo Rose in a continuous fashion to make the angled background paper before cutting it out with the large Stitched Rectangle die. It does make a pretty background handmade DSP paper and is easier to do than I originally thought (but you do have to take your time). Of course I had fun decorating the heart with elements from the Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely stamp set.

And on the inside I added one of the little gift bags and a decorated heart. These little bags are perfect for holding gift cards – and that’s what’s inside!

And here are my 5 favorite things about this kit:

  1. The kit coordinates with so many other products that are currently available from Stampin’ Up!
  2. The kit would be great to do with children – so many elements to decorate the hearts and simple stamp designs
  3. You easily combine it with many different ink and card stock colors – not just the ones used in the kit (although they are beautiful too if you are fortunate enough to have them all).
  4. I love that the gift bags are perfect for gift cards – and they are shiny too!
  5. It is fun, relaxing stamp therapy to decorate the hearts with stamps and embellishments in the kit

I hope you enjoy your Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin kit as much as I did!


February 2020 Paper Pumpkin: The Lovely Day

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit is coming, and love is in the air! The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help your customers celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions.

  • Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  • 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 Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

AND … the February Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

As a bonus during Sale-A-Bration, purchasing a 3-month or longer prepaid subscription qualifies for FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

Sign up deadline for the February 2020 kit is February 10, 2020.


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Love You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. When I saw all the tulips showing up in the grocery store flower shop, I immediately thought of the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp bundle. But I had to make it a Valentine’s Day Card because it’s just around the corner, so I decided on red tulips with heart designer series paper – the new From my Heart specialty designer series paper.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this pretty card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by stamping the tulip flowers on thick Whisper White card stock in Real Red ink. I cut them out with the Tulip Builder punch that comes in the Timeless Tulips bundle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt stamp set in Real Red ink on a small Whisper White Panel. I stamped the stems and leaves from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set in Granny Apple Green. I adhered the panel to a Real Red mat with snail and adhered the Tulips to the card with dimensionals. I finished the panel with a Real Red bow.

I adhered a panel of the Heart DSP from the From My Heart specialty designer series paper to a Real Red card base. I popped the decorated tulip panel on with dimensionals.

I stamped the large tulip flower in Real Red ink on the left side of a Whisper White panel for the inside of the card. I stamped the stem and leaves in Granny Apple Green. I adhered a strip of the Heart DSP to the bottom of the panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.

Valentine’s Day is less than 4 weeks away and the products in the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog create the cutest cards to say Love You Lots!


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Real Red – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel mat)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (art panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (tulips)
  • From my Heart DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Thinking of You Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies designer series paper has a sheet that makes the most beautiful full page card front, and you can make the simplest beautiful card with it.

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this pretty card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

In the video, I made the card backwards, making the inside first and then the card front. I started by stamping the poppy and bud stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White panel. I colored the flowers with the Poppy Parade Stampin Blends and the stems and leaves with the Old Olive Stampin Blends. I used the large spatter stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set to decorate the bottom of the panel with Blackberry Bliss and Poppy Parade inks after stamping off. I adhered it to an Old Olive mat and then to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss card base.

I trimmed the pretty panel of Stampin’ Up Peaceful Poppies DSP with an Old Olive mat. I tied a length of Blackberry Bliss twine around the panel and made a bow. I pre-made a label using the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and dies from the Painted Frames die set. I decorated the label with Peaceful Poppies sequins and an Old Olive die cut and popped it on the card front with dimensionals over the twine. I popped the panel on the card base with dimensionals and finished it off with more Peaceful Poppies sequins.

The Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies designer series paper is beautiful and with the Peaceful Moments and Painted Poppies bundles, the possibilities are endless. And this paper in the DSP pack is so artistic and pretty that it makes a statement on its own so that you can create a stunning card quick and easy.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Old Olive – (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats), 1/2″ x 3″ (label trim)
  • Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside panel)
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/4″ (label)
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! All Dressed Up Note Card Tote

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! All Dressed Up dies set has dies to make the cutest little tote bags!

Here’s the Facebook Live video showing how to make this cute little tote bag:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

In the video I show how I made the tote bag. I die cut two of the bag dies using two sheets of the Best Dressed designer series paper. I cut two of the handle dies from the Stampin’ Up! All Dressed Up dies from Blackberry Bliss card stock. I cut a pocket die from Blackberry Bliss card stock and two of the buckle dies from Daffodil Delight card stock.

I used Tear & Tape on the side flaps and adhered the sides together, pressing real good. I added Tear & Tape to the pocket and adhered it to the front and added the die cut heart with multipurpose liquid glue. I used Tear & Tape to secure the bottom. I slipped a buckle on each end of the Blackberry Bliss straps and used glue dots to secure the straps/buckles to the tote bag.

These are the 3×3 note cards that I made to go in the tote. I made card bases with a 3×6 panel of Whisper White card stock scored at 3″ and decorated them with various scraps of card stock, ribbons, designer series paper and embossing folders. I used small dies to use up the last bits of paper and create accents for the cards. I squared off various panels of the remaining Best Dressed scraps and used them along with coordinating scraps of matching card stock. In this case I used Blackberry Bliss and Purple Posey cardstock, the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder, along with the butterfly from the Well Written dies and the stitched heart from the Stitched Labels dies. And I stamped sentiments in some of the open white spaces. Each note card is different with the common theme of the DSP used in the bag. And the nice thing is that the note cards can be used for any occasion. Plus it is so cute!!

These are the note cards I made for the sample tote. For these I used Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight card stock. The sentiment is from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.

The Stampin’ Up! All Dressed Up dies are part of the Dressed To Impress bundle at a 10% discount. The totes are perfectly sized to hold 3×3 note cards and I made my own, but the Best Dressed suite also has the cutest 3×3 note cards with coordinating envelopes that you could use instead. The totes are also perfect for holding party favors and you can use a card stock color that coordinates with your party theme. I don’t think it matters what they hold, the person who receives them will think they are so cute, they will love them no matter what. I hope you get a chance to have fun making them.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Best Dressed DSP – 2 6″ x 6″ panels of same design for each die cut tote bag (There will be scraps left over that I squared off to decorate the note cards)
  • Whisper White – (4) 6″ x 3″ panels scored at 3″ (note card bases)
  • Blackberry Bliss – 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (tote bag straps), 2″ x 2 1/2″ (tote bag pocket)
  • Daffodil Delight – 1 1/2″ x 2″ (tote bag buckles)
  • Purple Posey – scraps to decorate note cards

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin Kit – Something for Everything

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. This is a wonderful Paper Pumpkin kit that has lots of short sentiments for different occasions in a large typewriter style font – so it’s great to use for masculine cards as well.

These are the cards that I have made with the kit so far. I have only used a few of the sentiments so far.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together some of my cards:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I basically made one of each card pretty much following the main instructions. I did not go wild with creating something completely different because the cards in the kit are pretty nice as designed.

Plus the elements in the kit can be mixed up with each other nicely – and there are lots of extra pieces for making additional coordinating cards. I did choose to stamp some of the sentiments in Shaded Spruce ink which I had in my stash and I used some Grapefruit Grove twine from the Nature’s twine pack on one of my samples.

If you’d like to see the video that Paper Pumpkin put together to show how to make the Something For Everything kit, you can view it here. And here are some alternatives that Paper Pumpkin put together:

And did you know that you can download stamp case inserts for your Paper Pumpkin kits? Check them out at the bottom of the page here. I think these sentiments are going to be used over and over, so I will download the case insert and store them in their own case with the rest of my Stampin’ Up! stamps.

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.


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January 2020 Paper Pumpkin: I’ll Bee Yours

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin!

  • Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 3″ x 3″
  • Envelope size: 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Sign up deadline for the January 2020 kit is January 10, 2020.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: