Stampin’ Up! May Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Kit In Color

Good Morning! Last week I received my Stampin’ Up! May Paper Pumpkin Kit and put it together. The theme for the May is A Kit In Color and it has previews of the new 2020-2022 In Colors! It’s a wonderful kit – so bright and cheerful and I decided to make the cards according to the instructions.

The kit makes 12 cards of 3 designs – two full size cards and 1 note card. And they are so colorful and happy! Here’s the note card:

Here’s the rainbow card:

And here’s the last card:

Here’s the everything you get the kit – note the Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Spot!

Here’s the unboxing video that Paper Pumpkin posted on YouTube. They do a pretty good job of showing you how to put the kit together and it’s a quick watch.

And here are some alternative projects that the talented Paper Pumpkin Team has put together.

Did you know that they will have a Facebook Live session where the team will talk about these projects? Here’s the details:

  • When: Tuesday, May 26 4 PM (MT) 
  • Where: Paper Pumpkin Facebook page

The Stampin’ Up! May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit was a bright fun kit with the new In Colors and cheerful themes. The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit will be bringing us a Box of Sunshine!

The June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit is an exclusive Sara-inspired to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!

  • The kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs) 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold 

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.

Sign up deadline for the June 2020 kit is June 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Shares are OPEN!

Do you want all of the great new products in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog but can’t afford everything?  The Stampin’ In The Meadows 2020-2021 Annual Catalog shares are now open! I am offering shares for designer series paper and ribbon/embellishments. Check out my  New Catalog Product Shares page for details. Let me know if you have any questions.


May 16 – 31 Host Code: Z6VYEYYK

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini 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 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 day!

Akiko

  • Visit my Online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
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Stampin’ Up! April Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family

Good Morning! Last week I received my Stampin’ Up! April Paper Pumpkin Kit and put it together. The theme for the April is My Wonderful Family and it is full of sweet sentiments and pretty tree and leaf images! Have you seen postings on Social Media for the kit and alternative projects? They are wonderful! I decided to make one of the cards according to the instructions and I added some extra touches to the other. You can find the additional supplies I used to make this project at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used. I also have links to purchase the Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription plans from my Online Store.

The first card is a cute gatefold card and the envelope flap coordinates with the bottom panel! I stamped the tree leaves twice in Pear Pizzazz ink on each card. I punched out the die cuts, and stamped the sentiments in the Pear Pizzazz ink on the banners. I adhered the banners to the Crushed Curry banners with dimensionals and then adhered the banners to the top part of the card with glue dots. I popped two birds in the trees with dimensionals and added 5 Crushed Curry pearls to the tree.

The second card is a Z-fold card, also with a coordinating envelope flap. I decided that I needed to reinforce the sweet sentiment panel, so I added a panel of Mint Macaron card stock behind it (Note that I needed to trim the sentiment panel to 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ so that I didn’t have to deal with 1/32 inch measurements (ugh!) – so much easier and you can’t tell the difference). I also noticed that the little leaf stamp matches the paper, so I decided to stamp the image randomly on the left side of the card in Mint Macaron ink. I also decided that I loved the sentiment from the first card and wanted to continue using it, and luckily it fit one of the frames in the Ornate Frames Dies, so I cut 4 of them from Whisper White and stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz. The final touch was to use the Mint Macaron bow at the bottom of the branch. To assemble the cards, I adhered the layered sentiment panel to the folded card base with glue dots. I adhered the pretty leaf branch with dimensionals and the label on top with dimensionals and glue dots. I added the butterfly and bow with glue dots and finished it off with three Mint Macaron pearls.

Here’s the video that Paper Pumpkin posted on YouTube to show how to put the cards together. They do a pretty good job of showing you how to put the kit together and it’s a quick watch.

Here’s the pretty stamp set and Pear Pizzazz ink spot that comes in the kit:

And here’s the rest of the contents. As usual, there are plenty of extra die cuts that can be used on other projects!

And the Paper Pumpkin team has designed alternative projects that use the stamp set and extra die cuts that are included in the package along with other coordinating Stampin’ Up! products that you might have in your stash.

The Stampin’ Up! April 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit was a sweet kit with the fun fold cards and focus on family. Sadly the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit has sold out. I can’t wait for the previews of the June 2020 kit!


April 16 – 30 Host Code: SJ9ZJ46Z

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini 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 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 day!

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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

These are additions to the items that came in the kit.

  • Mint Macaron – (4) 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ panels (mat for Z-fold card)
  • Whisper White – (4) 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panels (labels for Z-fold card)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit

Good Morning! Today I have a set of cards that I made with the FREE Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit and they are so adorable! I made most of the cards using the examples in the kit, but did made some modifications to two of them to give you a small taste of the possibilities. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit is a Sale-A-Bration item that is FREE with a $50 purchase. It has all the supplies needed to make 8 4 1/4″ x 5″ cards in two designs. It is inspired by pretty bandana prints and reminds me of my free-spirited youth – tying a bandana around my head to keep my hair out of my face.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card Kit comes with:

  • 8 printed card bases and envelopes, 4 in blue and 4 in red
  • Printed die-cut accents including printed labels
  • Gold foil accents
  • Vellum accents
  • Twine
  • Adhesive (glue dots and dimensionals)
  • Instruction sheet

The labels have the sentiments printed on them, so there is no need for stamp and ink, and there are sentiments in English, French and German included (I only used the English sentiments).

The colors are Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, gold, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, and white.

I started each card by adhering the vellum to the centers. On the blue cards, I adhered a few glue dots behind the gold dots. On the red cards, I just ran snail down the middle since it will be covered by the label. I punched out all the die cuts and trimmed the excess, including the gold foil accents. On the blue cards, I adhered the labels and then adhered the die cuts and foil accents on the Night of Navy disks. I adhered the flowers with dimensionals and the rest with glue dots. I adhered the disks on the card front with dimensionals and then made the bows and adhered them with glue dots.

On the red cards, I adhered the gold foil accents with glue dots and then adhered the labels with dimensionals. I finally made the bows and adhered them with glue dots.

On these cards, I just changed up the labels so that I had thank you cards. On the blue card, I die cut the thanks sentiment from the Well Written dies in Night of Navy card stock and adhered it to the card in place of the label. On the red card I needed to use a label to cover the center, so I stamped thank you sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Poppy Parade ink on a small Whisper White panel and cut it out with the Small Label die from the Painted Labels dies. I applied it in place of the provided label with dimensionals.

The Stampin’ Up! Kerchief Card kit is a pretty and sweet Sale-A-Bration (free with $50 purchase) set that makes pretty and quick any occasion cards. And since it’s Stampin’ Up!, you can also mix the up with other items in your stash to make perfectly matched alternative designs if you want.


Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on now!

Stampin’ Up!’s spectacular Sale-A-Bration is going on now and it’s about to get better with the Sale-A-Bration Second Release. The Sale-A-Bration Second Release offers three additional stamp sets and two new designer series paper packs on top of the current list of items. The items from the Second Release are available now to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators during the pre-order period and will be available to everyone beginning March 3. Click on the image below to see these new items.

There are three ways to enjoy Sale-A-Bration benefits: Shop – Host – Join.

Sale-A-Bration Shopping Benefits

You earn FREE products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and taxes) during Sale-A-Bration. The Sale-A-Bration brochure has the products that you can choose to add to your order. And the more you spend, the more FREE products you can earn. There are two qualifying levels with spending thresholds, giving you flexibility to choose what you want.

For example, if you spend $150, then you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.

Head over to my online store to shop now.

Sale-A-Bration Host Benefits

Hosts with orders of $300 or more can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (Item 152384).

  • Customer, workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • There is no limit as to how many qualifying orders you can place throughout the promotion.
  • Only one Little Ladybug Stamp Set can be redeemed per order. 
  • Only the host of the order will receive the free stamp set.
  • To qualify, orders must be opened from January 3, and closed by March 31.

Sale-A-Bration Joining Benefits

Recruits who join Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and your choice of stamp set (Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.). 

  • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog). 
  • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
  • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″

And to sweeten the Joining offer, you can add items from the Sale-A-Bration second release to your Starter Kit if you join before March 3, 2020. 

For more details on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, see my Join My Team page. There is a Join My Team button at the bottom where you can start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to tell you more.


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 January-June Mini 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 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 day!

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.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 1 1/4″ x 3″ (die cut ‘thanks’)
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/2″ (thank you label)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! October Paper Pumpkin – Winter Woods Christmas Cards

Happy Monday morning! When I did my Facebook Live yesterday, I played with the October Paper Pumpkin Kit. It’s called Winter Woods and it has all the supplies you need to make 10 beautiful Christmas Cards, including paper, stamps, ink, mini dimensionals, and mini glue dots.

This kit is a real winner. The cards are so beautiful and the laser cut birches are made with shimmer paper so they sparkle! It’s stunning! The snow laden pine trees are are really pretty and the combination of silver foil and wood grain is real elegant. And the little cardinals add the perfect pop of red.

In the video, I followed the instructions to make the card, but I was just a bit bothered by Night of Navy snow flakes. So I also show some alternative approaches to deal with my issues. Here’s the video.

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

On the card on the left, I substituted VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder for the Night of Navy ink. In the card on the right, I didn’t stamp any falling snow and used the tiny snowflake sequins as falling snow. Which do you prefer? I like them both and can’t decide.

One thing that didn’t work out was using Delicata Silver ink for snow. So I had an extra set of beautiful birch trees that I had to put to use. So I stamped and punched a snowman and added some Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series paper and came up with this little cutie.

I had to trim the snowbank and move the trees so that it would fit on the smaller panel, but it worked out well. The sparkly birch trees in this kit make every card beautiful.

I hope that if you received the October Paper Pumpkin kit, you have as much fun as I’m having. If you are not a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, see the information below to learn more. This is a really pretty kit! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

Use this host code when you order 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!


November Paper Pumpkin Kit Details

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be looking forward to opening their holiday kit. Christmastime papercrafting with Paper Pumpkin has become an annual tradition!

So to deliver more of what our subscribers love this holiday season, in November we are offering a kit with Christmas tags that coordinates with our October card kit. This makes it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

Kit Details:

  • Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
  • You can subscribe for the November Paper Pumpkin Kit between October 11 and November 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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 learn more or to subscribe visit paperpumpkin.com. To see the pre-paid subscription options, see the Paper Pumpkin section of my online store.


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!

  • 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:

The cardstock cuts are used for the snowman card.

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Real Red – (2) 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Let it Snow Specialty DSP – 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tag Kit

Good Morning! Today’s project is not a card, but a set of Christmas Tags made with the Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tag Kit. This is an all inclusive kit that comes with a everything needed to make 30 Christmas tags. There are 3 designs and enough supplies to make 10 of each design.

This is an all inclusive kit that comes with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Spot, a 17 piece photopolymer stamp set, a stamp block, Shaded Spruce solid Baker’s twine, gold foil stickers, decorated card bases, craft paper accents and gold foil accented Whisper White labels. Mini dimensionals and glue dots are also included along with instructions. It also comes with a Poppy Parade card box to hold the finished tags.

The first design features a gold foil deer in a circle with a craft frame and a Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce background. I added a gold metallic pearl to the circle. The second design features a craft front stamped with Have a Merry Christmas and decorated with a red and green design accented with gold foil dots. The third design also features a craft front with Shaded Spruce scrolled ends and stamped with You’ve been very Nice. I stamped an extra set of leaves on the bottom of these tags using Shaded Spruce ink.

I pretty much followed the instructions and examples in the Stampin’ Up! Joy of Giving Tag Kit and the tags were pretty easy to make. The stamp set has additional sentiments and designs that could be used to change these designs or to use on other projects. The only tricky part was separating the gold foil stickers since they have intricate curls. The best way I found to do this was to carefully pull off the outside first and use a poky tool to pull off each individual scroll. They are so elegant, so it’s worth the extra effort. Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce make a rich traditional Christmas color combination and the addition of craft with the gold foil accents are really beautiful. Plus, the tags are folded with a nice inside for adding additional decorations or a little greeting.

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

Use this host code when you order 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 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!

  • 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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: