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.
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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.
  • Sign up for my monthly newsletter here
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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:


Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin – Summer Nights

Hello! Last week I received my July Paper Pumpkin kit and I put together some of the projects but instead of making postcards, I turned them into cards. And it was so easy because the postcards fit perfectly on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ standard card base. The backgrounds are so pretty with the colors of sunset and the look of watercolor. And the projects really capture the magic and innocence of Summer Nights.

Here are the cards that I put together with the kit:

And you can see that I also made one of the tea light bags. Instead of using just the Blackberry Bliss ink spot that came with the kit, I pulled in my Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana ink pads and stamped the fireworks in all three colors. I did this on the tea light bag, the card fronts and the envelopes.

Here’s the tea light bag with a battery operated LED tea light. That firework cut out is so magical!

And here are close ups of the cards. I pretty much followed the instructions, just adhered them to card bases with Stampin’ Seal.

For the first card, I just adhered the postcard to the front of a Whisper White card base. And it fits perfectly in the envelope.

I adhered this card to a Coastal Cabana card base. The vellum jar is perfect for catching fireflies!

The lanterns in the last card are so sweet and the sentiments in the kit are just gorgeous!

Here are the contents of the kit:

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

And here is the Add on Kit (item 154973 – $10) that you can purchase here. It consists of 24 beautiful card bases and coordinating envelopes. The card bases are different images than the postcards in the kit, but with the same beautiful colors and watercolor look. The envelopes are so cute with the gold foil and colorful firefly linings.

And some projects that you can make with the the Add on Kit, using the Paper Pumpkin it and other items from your stash.

And here are some alternative projects that the Paper Pumpkin team put together:

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 the Add on Projects. And they have additional ideas from demonstrators on projects using the July kit and the Add on kit.

And if you are interested in the refill kit (item 154956 – $10), you can purchase it here.

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates The World’s Greatest

Lately, it’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! The kit includes Distinktive stamps, which are photo-realistic stamps that create an impressive detailed image with a single stamp. While the elements of the August kit can be used to show appreciation for anyone, the card designs also have a masculine feel – perfect for the men in your life!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, 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 August 2020 kit is August 10, 2020. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: B76NYDVU

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! June Paper Pumpkin – Box of Sunshine

Good Morning! Last week I received my June Paper Pumpkin kit and I made some of the cards and it is just gorgeous!! It is a card kit that makes 8 cards, but there are plenty of extra pieces to make additional cards and special coordinating stickers to turn the Paper Pumpkin box into a beautiful gift box.

Here are the cards that are made per the instructions provided in the kit:

Aren’t those envelopes beautiful!! Here are the cards that I made, exclusively with the gorgeous pieces in the kit.

On the third card, I needed to add a pineapple and lemon to the card rather than just go with the stamping. But it was fine, because there were so many extra pieces!!

The kit comes with a Basic Black Stampin’ Spot and this sweet stamp set. What a fun font!!

And here are the other pieces of the kit, including the die cuts, stickers, labels, card bases and envelopes. I love all the touches of gold foil.

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

And here are some alternative projects that the Paper Pumpkin team put together:

If you are interested in how to make these projects and seeing other alternative ideas, visit the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Blog.

The Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine kit was a a great kit with wonderful touches of gold foil contrasting with the black polka dots. I love the watercolor card bases and the fun fruit. I hope you have fun with your kit. If you’re interested in next month’s kit, I think it will be a winner as well as we go from the bright sunshine to the magic of Summer Nights.

The July Paper Pumpkin Kit Celebrates Magical Summer Nights!

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long! Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun!

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 
    • Nine postcards and coordinating envelopes
    • Nine die-cut tealight bags.
    • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” 
  • Add on Kit (item 154973 – $10 available July 1) contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ 
  • Add on Kit must be purchased in my Online Store and cannot be purchased through a Paper Pumpkin Subscription
  • The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.

Here is the Add on Kit (item 154973 – $10 available July 1):

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

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 July 2020 kit is July 10, 2020. Order the Summer Nights Add-On starting July 1. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration Going on Now!

We’re having a celebration for the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and you get the prize! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. If you place an order or host a party of $250 or more before shipping and taxes you will receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards!!

Visit my Promotions Page for complete details or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Pick a Free Bundle Joining Promotion Going On Now!

Have you heard about the AWESOME new Stampin’ Up! joining promotion? It’s a bundle bash! If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get a Starter Kit – already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products – but for a limited time, you can select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

This is such a great deal!! If you’ve been considering joining, June will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email if you have any questions.


June 15 – 30 Host Code: HMXBV3WG

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! 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
  • 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.

Stampin’ Up! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription options:


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

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: