Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Hearts

Good Morning and welcome to another Simple Stamping Saturday! One of the easiest ways to start stamping is with a Paper Pumpkin kit! I just got my January 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit called Sending Hearts, so let me show you how. The January kit was perfectly timed for making Valentines.

The Paper Pumpkin kits are perfect to start stamping because they contain everything you need, including your storage box! When you sign up for your first kit, you will receive a stamping block and each kit you receive will contain all the supplies you need to complete the project – stamps, ink, paper, embellishments and instructions. Here are the contents of the Sending Hearts kit:

This is a great kit for Valentine’s Day and it’s also great for sending little notes of love and hugs. This kit contains pink heart embellishments, beautiful black ribbon, gorgeous red envelopes and a Poppy Parade Stampin Spot. Here’s a close up of the stamp set.

Here’s the heart valentine I made.

And here’s the mail box valentine I made – I added one of he cute little snails from the Little Treat Boxes Add on to the bottom. Isn’t it cute?

Here are the cute Add On Little Treat Boxes. They are perfect for holding little chocolates! I punched a Pool Party heart to hold the little snail and added a bow from made from the wonderful black ribbon in the Paper Pumpkin kit!

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the sweet cards:

Paper Pumpkin publishes a different kit each month that is appropriate to upcoming seasons or holidays. They are usually card kits, but sometimes the kits will be little containers. On the first day of the ordering period, they publish a description so you will know the theme and whether it will be a card kit or other type of project. They will give clues about the design, but the kit will be a surprise when it arrives. You need to place your order or subscribe by the 10th of each month and the kit will be delivered to your mailbox before the end of the month. And then, the crafting fun begins!!

The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose

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 February 2021 kit is February 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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.
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Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Thank You Card

Good Morning! Today I have a fun fold thank you card made with the pretty Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley. You can find the supplies at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the embossed Very Vanilla card stock from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo product medley to a Misty Moonlight panel with liquid Glue. I adhered the card base to the panel with liquid glue and adhered the panel of floral Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo DSP to the front.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a strip of Very Vanilla and trimmed the ends with the Banner Pick A Punch. I adhered it to the card front with glue dots. I cut out two large leaves from Pear Pizzazz and one leaf from Mossy Meadow using the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo leaf dies. I stamped the large basket in Cinnamon Cider ink on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I arranged the leaves on the card front and adhered them to the card with glue dots. I adhered the basket with dimensionals and added an enamel dot to finish the label.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flower trio from the Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo stamp set in the corners of a Very Vanilla panel with Misty Moonlight ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

This fun fold card was pretty easy to make and it was fun to change things up a bit. The Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo product medley has tons of coordinating products and there’s a refill kit too. The product medley includes:

  • 11-piece photopolymer stamp set
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ DSP
  • 6 sheets of Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed card stock
  • die cuts with gold foil accents 
  • 10 yards of Night of Navy ribbon
  • 10 yards of Very Vanilla/gold ribbon 
  • paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes; 
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies

Like other kits, the product medley has die cuts with gold foil accents and coordinating embellishments to make your cards pretty. But unlike other kits, the product medley has full size DSP packs, ribbons, stamps & dies! And there are no pre-made card instructions, so you can really unleash your creativity. And of course, everything is in Stampin’ Up! colors, so you can coordinate with other things in your stampin’ stash!


Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!

Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!

SHOP

During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.

HOST

Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration!  And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!

JOIN

There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!). 

See my Join My Team page for all the benefits starting with a minimum 20% discount!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Click here to purchase your Starter Kit.

Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!


The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards of comfort and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, ribbons, embellishments, and more.

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.


January Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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 weekend!

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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base panel
  • Very Vanilla – 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (label), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2-3/4″ (basket)
  • Mossy Meadow – 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut leaf)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3″ x 3″ (two die cut leaves)
  • Boho Indigo DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed Very Vanilla panel), 3-1/4″ x 4″ (front background)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More

Good Morning! Today I am starting a Simple Stamping Saturday series of cards to focus on cards and projects that are quick and easy to make. This is important for beginning stampers needing to build confidence in stamping as well as stampers with limited time to craft. To kick off this series and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I want to share the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit. You can find the supplies I used for these cards at the bottom of my post including additional items from my stash.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit has card bases, card fronts and envelopes to make 10 valentines – 5 each of two designs. The cards measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and there are two card base designs. One design has Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral and Petal Pink in an ombre style with gold foil polka dots with a Petal Pink back. The second design has Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and gold foil stripes with a Pool Party back. The insides of the card bases are white and the coordinating envelopes are white with gold stripes or gold polka dots on the inside.

This is one of the striped cards with one of the pre-printed cards adhered with dimensionals. This side has a pre-printed sentiment and is pretty with the gold foil trim and scalloped border, so it really doesn’t need much more. I simply added a gold trim bow and gold enamel glitter dot to finish it – easy peasy.

This pre-printed card also has a sweet gold foil sentiment. The Pool Party ombre hearts with gold foil frame are beautiful, so I simply added a small gold bow and gold glitter enamel dots.

For this card, I used the reverse side and added a punched Petal Pink scalloped heart decorated with elements from the Forever and Always bundle. I die cut the Love word from gold foil, the background from Vellum and stamped the You in Versamark on Melon Mambo before heat embossing it in gold and cutting it out with the cute slanted die. I added a Melon Mambo flower with gold glitter enamel dot center and popped it on the panel with dimensionals and popped the panel on the card front with more dimensionals.

For this card, I stamped the pretty sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set on Flirty Flamingo using Versamark Ink. I sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it until it was shiny, then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered some Pool Party sheer ribbon with Stampin’ Seal to the scalloped heart side of the card and popped the label on with dimensionals. I adhered some gold flowers die cut from the Always & Forever bundle dies and topped them with gold enamel glitter dots. I popped the panel on the striped card base.

The Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Valentines cards & more kit makes 10 beautiful Valentines that you would be proud to give to anyone special. And if you have the extra time and creative inspiration, the cards can be used with any valentine stamps or dies from your stash to make them extra special. This is definitely a kit you should consider if you have to give a lot of valentines! Here are the contents of the kit – note that you will need to supply your own adhesives and inks. Click the picture to get the details in my Online Store.


Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes.

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


If you haven’t received the Stampin’ Up! Jan-Jun Mini Catalog but would like to become a customer of mine, contact me and I’ll send you one!


Stampin’ In The Meadows Double Wildflower Points!

And to celebrate the new catalog and Sale A Bration, I am offering a Double Wildflower points ordering special through January 12.

If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points frequent shopper program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store!


Basic White Cardstock Products Now Available

Last month Stampin’ Up! announced that the Whisper White products are being discontinued because the supplier’s mill had to close due to COVID-19 impacts. So they worked on a replacement called Basic White which was thoroughly checked it out with their quality assurance and product teams. They even tested it with some demonstrators and concept artists who gave it the thumbs up. And it’s now available in the Online Store.

Here are the list of Basic White products with links:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)

I got my order yesterday and did a quick comparison – I like the Basic White just as much as the Whisper White. But it will take a little getting used to not saying Whisper White anymore.


January 1 – 15 Host Code: 4YZ2J366

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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 weekend!

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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! December Paper Pumpkin Kit – Beary Comforting

Hello! Last week I received my December Paper Pumpkin kit and I finally put together some of the cute cards. The little bears are really adorable and the papers are gorgeous!

There’s a brown bear, red panda and a pair of koalas and they are so cute! They have cut outs so that they look like they’re holding the little gifts. Take a look – I made the koalas with the cupcake.

And the red panda with the heart – this would make a sweet valentine.

And I made the brown bear with a sweet bouquet of flowers. There’s also a present that I did not use.

And there’s a refill kit in the Online Store with the same contents of the kit minus the Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Spot and the stamp set. Here are the contents.

And here’s a close up of the stamp set that is included:

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the cute cards:

Here are some really cute alternative projects that the Paper Pumpkin design team has made:

The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is Sending Hearts!

Love is in the air! Send a little love to someone special with the Sending Hearts Paper Pumpkin Kit. From heaps of heart-shaped elements to paper pieces in red and pink, this month’s kit has everything you need to create eight adorable cards—with coordinating envelopes—for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and every celebration of love in between!  And with the add-on—called Little Love Boxes—there’s even more love to share! Click here to see the flyer for the cute Little Love Boxes. 

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • About the Little Love Boxes Add-On
    • Contains 20 printed mini boxes and 24 die-cut decorative pieces and sentiment labels.
    • Item number: 156842 – $8
    • Available January1, 2021, while supplies last!

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, gold, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, white

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 January 2021 kit is January 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Options:


Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies Kit

Good Morning! Today I want to share something a little different – the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit and cling stamp set! The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit is a semi-inclusive kit with supplies for 16 pretty floral cards and envelopes with 4 designs and it comes in a pretty storage box.

The Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies cling stamp set is made to compliment the kit with sentiments that fit on the labels and floral images that coordinate with the card kit designs. The pretty stamp set can continue to be used after the cards in the kit are completed and so can the pretty box!

I pretty much followed the enclosed instruction to make one of each of the cards, with slight variations so that they would all be portrait style.

The preprinted panels are full of beautiful flowers with touches of gold and the labels have cut outs that make them look really elegant.

By following the instructions, you can easily and quickly create beautiful cards. And the sentiments in the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies stamp set are both versatile for many occasions as well as pretty. But you could also use a favorite sentiment from your stash instead!

There are extra die cut flowers and labels to further customize your card or accent the inside. The Envelopes are a pretty Highland Heather with Gorgeous Grape borders.

With this semi inclusive kit, I used adhesives and ink from my stash. Next week I plan to revisit this beautiful kit and create some alternative designs. In the meantime you can check out the details of the Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Posies card kit and stamp set in my Online Store by clicking on the pictures below.

The Stampin’ Up! Card Kits are perfect for a beginning stamper or for someone with limited crafting time because most of the design work for a beautiful project is already done for you. But the kits can also be used for alternative designs because the colors coordinate with current card stock, ink and embellishments!


Stampin’ Up!’s Giant Year-End Closeout Sale Is Going on Now!

If you love Great Deals like I do, then the Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products (up to 50% off some items) from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. Head over to my Online Store to check out the sale.  The retiring items are only available while supplies last!


Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2021 Mini Catalog New Product Shares Now Open

Do you want all of the great new products in the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalog but can’t afford everything?  Let’s do a share!  I’m placing an order early on January 5 for all the papers, ribbons and embellishments and I’m going to use the expedited shipping option so I get them fast. When I receive the order, I will cut and bundle the products and have the shares on their way to you by January 15. Go to my New Catalog Product Shares page to get the full details and to join. Please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US. Deadline to sign up for a share is January 3, 2021.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Openings Starting January 1

The Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club is a good way to build up your Stampin’ Up supplies a little at a time without breaking the bank. You make a commitment to join the club for 6 months and place a minimum $25 order each month. A random host is chosen for each month and when you are the host, you get the Stampin’ Rewards Host Dollars for additional products. You can also give your Host Code to your Stampin’ Friends to increase your host rewards! For complete details, see my Online Host Club Page. You can also contact me at (484) 356-5031 or drop me an email at apsudano@stampininthemeadows.com. Sign up Deadline is Monday December 28, 2020.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: E7SDCMYW

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 still 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! November Paper Pumpkin Kit – Jolly Gingerbread

Hello! Last week I received my November Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together some of the cute gingerbread house gift card holders. They are really adorable!

There are three slightly different style houses and I made one of each in the three piece style where you have the card sleeve, insert and envelope. I stamped the swirls in Blushing Bride and the sentiments in Mint Macaron from my stash.

The envelopes are real cute with printed designs on the inside and outside. Here, you can see the lining on the envelope

And here’s the last one showing how the insert fits in the card holder and the envelope. You can decorate the candy dots anyway you want and it’s a lot of fun – I think my grandkids would love sticking the candy dots on everything!

Here are the contents of the November kit. There is also a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Spot with the kit.

And here’s a close up of the stamp set that is included:

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the pretty gift card holders:

And I was inspired by Tami White to make a box for my Christmas tree. It’s open at the top and made with one of the gift card holders. First you cut the flap off the gingerbread house and cut the gingerbread house into the two pieces. I decorated the overlays as usual, this time putting my sentiment on the back and adhered them to the gingerbread houses.

Cut a panel of Bumblebee card stock to 2″ x 6-3/4″. Score the long side at 1/4″, 1-1/4″, 3-1/2″ and 4-1/2″. Score the short side at 1″. Fold on the score lines and trim the little flap off. Cut the bottom lines and adhere Tear & Tape as shown on the picture below. Adhere the side first and then fold the bottom short flaps up before adhering the bottom.

Adhere the gingerbread houses to the side and punch holes in the side and tie a handle with one of the pretty gold trims. I used the Paper Pumpkin Mint Macaron tissue to line the box and now it’s ready to hang on my Christmas Tree! And now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to get going with the Christmas decorating!!

The December Paper Pumpkin Kit is Beary Comforting!

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! 

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 

Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White

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 December 2020 kit is December 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


November 15-30 Host Code: N7E9DGB9

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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.
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Stampin’ Up! October Paper Pumpkin Kit – Joy To The World

Hello! Last week I received my October Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together the beautiful cards. The cards have pretty floral and wreath images in Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade with touches of gold. And there are gold foil words in French and German for an international flair!

I only used the English Peace and Joy gold foil words on my wreath, but they are beautiful! The gold foil on the card base really makes the Crumb Cake elegant, and the embossed layer is a nice touch with the Cherry Cobbler linen thread.

On this set of cards, I made a boo-boo and stamped the inside sentiment portrait instead of landscape. So I had to change up the design, but that’s ok because you can see more of the pretty flowers!

The bow in this picture is not behaving, but the gold letters are so pretty and the pretty Cherry Cobbler printed lining in the envelopes is also printed in English, French and German!

Here are the contents of the October kit. The pretty stamp set has a wonderful wreath and floral image and comes with great sentiments. See the pretty foil words in the three languages. And don’t forget the Just Jade Stampin’ Spot!

And here’s a close up of the stamp set that is included:

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the pretty cards:

And here some alternative projects made by the Paper Pumpkin team.

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog. They describe how to make each of these projects and they have additional ideas from demonstrators on projects using the October Paper Pumpkin kit.

While Stampin’ Up! was constructing the new online store, they were required to temporarily suspend the offering of past kits and refills from Paper Pumpkin. But they have finished that and Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills are available once again! Yay!! You can shop for refills for this month and last month’s kits in my Online Store. These products will only be available while supplies last and require a Paper Pumpkin subscription to order. Stampin’ Up! will continue to release new past kit and refill products each month as inventory and demand allow. If you’re interested in purchasing these products, they’re typically released—if available—on the 4th Monday of each month. 

The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Jolly Gingerbread

The Paper Pumpkin kit for November is a cute, gingerbread-themed kit with enough supplies to make 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting to create one-of-a-kind Christmas projects!

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.

Get the complete details about the November Paper Pumpkin Kit on my Promotions Page. Sign up deadline for the November 2020 kit is November 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period. 


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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 monthly newsletter here
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Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet

Good Morning! Today I want to show you a pair of versatile Christmas products called the Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet kit and Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet photopolymer stamp set. The Tag Buffet kit has supplies to make 30 gorgeous tags – five each of 6 different designs. You can see the contents of the kit in the picture below. The tags are double layered, with gold foil accents, gorgeous images and laser cuts. Plus it all comes in the cute holly box!

Here is the tag that I made featuring the Christmas Tree. It’s a gorgeous tree and I added some red rhinestones and made it pretty much according to the instructions included. Note the pretty sentiment – it’s from the Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet photopolymer stamp set. The labels in the kit are perfectly sized to fit the sentiments in the stamp set.

Before I talk more about the stamp set, I want to show that the tags can easily be made into cards. Here I made a Real Red card base and adhered a Real Red panel that was embossed with the Winter Snow 3D embossing folder. I made the pretty stocking tag according to the kit instructions and adhered it to the front of the embossed card base. Rather than using the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet stamp set, I used a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas and stamped it on a pretty circle die cut from Tasteful Labels dies. I wanted to show that you can use the tags with many different Christmas stamp sets, including some that you may have in your current stash!

But I think the Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet stamp set is perfect for the tag project kit. And when you’ve completed all the tags, you can still use the stamp set on it’s own! Here’s a card that I made with the stamps, along with the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper and the Painted Labels Dies. Isn’t that Merry Christmas sentiment beautiful!!

Here is the inside of the card showing the wonderful inside Christmas greeting.

Here is a closeup of the pretty stamp set. You can see how beautifully the stamps coordinate with the images in the Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet kit. With both, you can pretty Christmas cards with coordinating tags for all your special holiday gift needs.

And the pretty Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper that I used in my last card is on sale this month!


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Going on Now!

Stampin’ Up! has beautiful Designer Series Paper and during the Month of October they’re putting a select list of those on sale with a 15% discount! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to stock up and save on paper. And the sale includes some of the designs from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog too! Get the details on my Promotions Page or click on the image above to download a printable PDF with all the selections. Click Here to shop the Designer Series Paper Sale in My Online Store now!


The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is Jolly Gingerbread!

The Paper Pumpkin kit for November is a cute, gingerbread-themed kit with enough supplies to make 15 gift card carriers. The kit’s contents can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags. This kit allows you to customize your Christmas crafting to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts!

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.

Get the complete details about the November Paper Pumpkin Kit on my Promotions Page. Sign up deadline for the November 2020 kit is November 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


October 16-31 Host Code: 3VJWYCTP

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Aug – Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. This includes some of the host exclusive 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 still 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Tag Buffet kit Christmas Tree Tag uses supplies from the Tag Buffet Kit
  • Tag Buffet kit Stocking Card
    • Tag Buffet Kit stocking tag supplies
    • Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Tag Buffet Stamped Ornament Card
    • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 3″ (circle die cut), 1/2″ x 3″ (fancy die cut trim)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2″ x 3″ (fussy cut ornament & leaf), 2″ x 2″ die cut circle), 1″ x 4″ (label)
    • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 2″ x 3-3/8″ (contrasting band), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! September Paper Pumpkin Kit – Hello Pumpkin

Hello! Last week I received my September Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together some of the cracker boxes. I am planning to fill the cracker boxes with Halloween treats to give out, so I pretty stuck with the Halloween themes and used the black cat and witches’ hat. I didn’t decorate them with as many flowers and leaves as in the video, but they’re still cute!

The pumpkin die cuts were too cute, so I paired them with the Whisper White note cards and envelopes to make some cute Thanksgiving cards. I did use more of the flowers and leaves for these cards and added a few items from my stash.

Don’t you just love those little filigree panels and the swirls? There are lots of the leaves and flower die cuts left, so I’ll incorporate them into more fall and Thanksgiving cards for friends. Here are the contents of the kit. Note that it includes a Cajun Craze Stampin’ Spot!

And here’s the stamp set that is included – such a pretty witches’ hat!!

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the cracker treat boxes:

And here are some more alternative projects made by the Paper Pumpkin team.

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog. They describe how to make each of these alternative projects and they have additional ideas from demonstrators on projects using the September Paper Pumpkin kit.

The October Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Fall

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. 

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! And after you subscribe to the October kit, be sure to join the Paper Pumpkin Joy To The World Facebook Group to make the most of your kit.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

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 October 2020 kit is October 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Today is the 24 Hour Stamp Sale!!

Head to my Online Store to shop now!


And to celebrate the end of a great Stampin’ Up! year, I’m offering Double Wildflower Points!! If you don’t know about my Wildflower Points program, here’s how it works:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping) you will earn one Wildflower point.
  • You will earn one Wildflower point for each friend that you refer when they place their first order of $50+ from my online store.
  • When you have earned 8 Wildflower points you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice and mailed directly to you!

With DOUBLE Wildflower points you get 2 points for each $50 order, 4 points for each $100 order, and so on, reaching your FREE order faster!!

For complete details on my Wildflower Rewards, scroll to the bottom of my Customer Rewards page or contact me. To start shopping now, head over to my Online Store


September 16 – 30 Host Code: V9FPKC9R

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

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Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin Kit – World’s Greatest

Hello! Last week I received my August Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together some of the cards. The cards are pretty with the touches of gold and vellum and the trophy, medal and ribbon are perfect for telling someone that they are the best in your eyes. The cards that I made didn’t follow the instructions, and I used some items in my personal stash, but they fit with the spirit of the kit as well as my own personal needs and tastes.

These are the three cards that I made and I’m sending them to family members who I need to reach out to.

For the first one, I wanted to stay with the Mint Macaron theme, so I skipped the blue ribbon, but I wanted to add a touch of gold, so I added a leaf cluster from the Flourishing Gold laser cut specialty designer series paper!

For the second card, I wanted to mount the medal on a banner, so I cut a panel of Bumblebee card stock and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder before adhering the fussy cut medal.

And for the last card, I skipped the shaker card and mounted the ribbon on a die cut piece of Mint Macaron from the Subtles 6×6 designer series paper pack. What do you think? One of the nice things about Paper Pumpkin is that it coordinates with Stampin’ Up! products, so you can easily incorporate goodies that you have in your stash and make your own personalized projects that meet your needs.

Here are the cards that are made with the kit according to the provided instructions. It’s really fun that they included materials for a shaker card!!

Here are the contents of the kit.

The sentiments that come in the kit are perfect for celebrating a special achievement and showing admiration.

Here’s the Paper Pumpkin unboxing video from the YouTube channel showing how to assemble the cards:

And here are some more alternative projects made by the Paper Pumpkin team. Isn’t the pencil box made with the mini paper pumpkin boxes cute?

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog. They describe how to make each of these alternative projects and they have additional ideas from demonstrators on projects using the August Paper Pumpkin kit. And checkout the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page because they will have a Facebook Live this afternoon at 4:30 to put together alternative projects.

The September Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Fall

As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

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 September 2020 kit is September 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


September 1-15 Host Code: 9UZFD3BH

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 2020-21 Annual Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still 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 monthly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Options: