Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Lovely Day

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit goes well with the Sale-A-Bration Happy Birthday stamp set and I used it to make pretty alternative design cards.

These are the cards I have made so far with the kit:

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together some of the cards from the kit and explained how I made the alternative cards. I also showed the contents of the kit and some of the projects that I made during the week. I also talked about my 5 favorite things about the kit.

Unfortunately, I had technical problems downloading my video, so I couldn’t post it to YouTube this week. I’ll look into it more during the week so I can be sure to upload next week’s video and upload yesterday’s too.

These are the cards that I made according to the instructions provided. I did make some changes though. On the Rich Razzleberry base card, I stamped the HAVE A on the wrong edge, so I couldn’t align the the lovely as in the picture – but I think it worked out ok anyway. On the Pretty Peacock card, I colored the cake icing with my Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and stamped the BIRTHDAY in with my Pretty Peacock ink pad. I also used the iridescent sequins from my stash because I wanted more of a monochromatic look. On the Rococo Rose and Petal Pink card, I just used the celebrate greeting and skipped the label. I also stamped on the inside of the cards and you can see them in the video. The elements in the kit are pretty flexible and you can make pretty cards quite easily!

Here is one of the alternative design cards I made with the Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit. I used the papers from the Rococo Rose card and used the pretty floral cake from the Sale-A-
Bration Happy Birthday To You
stamp set. I stamped the cake in Rococo Rose and colored it with my Petal Pink, Old Olive and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I also used the matching Birthday dies from the Coordination Release and accented the background with those pretty Petal Pink iridescent sequins from the Paper Pumpkin kit. In the video, you can see how I stamped the large flower on the inside of the card.

Here is the second alternative design card I made with the Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit. I stamped the large flower in Smoky Slate ink on a panel of Whisper White and cut it out with the Stitched so Sweetly dies. I colored it with Rich Razzleberry, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the congratulations in Versamark Ink on a panel of Old Olive. I sprinkled it with Silver embossing powder and heat set. I fussy cut around the letters and popped it on the panel with dimensionals. I used the Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel of the Rick Razzleberry card base from the kit and adhered it to an Old Olive mat. I adhered the floral panel to the top with snail and popped it on a Rich Razzleberry card base.

The elements in the Stampin’ Up! February Paper Pumpkin kit coordinate with many items you may already have in your stash and are flexible and versatile enough make pretty cards that you customize to your exclusive designs.

Here are my five favorite things about the kit:

  1. I love the stamp set included in the kit – it has pretty images and is versatile.
  2. The envelopes in the kit are a nice unique design.
  3. The papers in the kit are pretty.
  4. The die cuts are fantastic
  5. It has pretty clear pink iridescent sequins.

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


March 2020 Paper Pumpkin: No Matter the Weather

Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you and your customers. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets! 

The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you and your subscribers will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
  • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
  • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • The additional stamp set coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
  • The additional stamp set is a 4×6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

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

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

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


February 16 – 29 Host Code: KFK3RZHV

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the 2020 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 club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

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Stampin’ Up! January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bee Mine

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

These are the items I have made with the kit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here are my 5 favorite things about this kit:

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

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


February 2020 Paper Pumpkin: The Lovely Day

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

  • Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

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

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

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

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


January 16 – 31 Host Code: EFVWTZUQ

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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January 2020 Paper Pumpkin: I’ll Bee Yours

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

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

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


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Hello Sneak Peek

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. At Stampin’ Up! On Stage a couple of weeks ago, we made a pretty card with the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips bundle that will be available in the new January – June Mini Catalog next month. But my card did not come out very well because I stamped the stems of the tulips before the flowers, so I ended up with a mess. So this project’s purpose is to fix my card. And my card came out much better than the initial one I made at Stampin’ Up! On Stage.

Here’s the Facebook Live video:

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

I started by stamping the large tulip 3 times in Rococo Rose on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the medium tulip 3 times across a Whisper White panel with the bottoms of the flowers about 1/3 the way down from the top. I then stamped the stems for the flowers in Pear Pizzazz. I stamped the last 3 stems for the large tulips, positioning them so that they large tulips would have room on top of the stems. I stamped some leaves to fill in the bottom of the card. Finally, I stamped two leaves in Pear Pizzazz on a scrap piece of Whisper White to be punched out later. I tied linen thread in a bow around the panel and adhered the large tulips and extra leaves with dimensionals. I stamped the hello sentiment on a panel of whisper white and cut it out with paper snips. I adhered the sentiment to the panel with dimensionals and the panel to a Pear Pizzazz card base with dimensionals as well. I finished off the card front with 3 adhesive sequins.

For the inside, I stamped a tulip, stem and leaf on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

Here’s the card I originally made at Stampin’ Up! On Stage. At least the flowers are attached to stems, but they cover each other up and they’re all clumped in the middle, leaving too much white space on the sides. And What’s up with those leaves? Oh Well!! I’m going to make this bad picture small so it’s harder to see.

This one’s much better.

The Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Bundle will be available on January 3 when the new January – June Mini Catalog comes out. It comes with the Timeless Tulips photopolymer stamp set and the Tulip Builder punch. And it has lots of pretty sentiments to celebrate a variety of occasions.


Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration coming in January!

I will order catalogs for my customers tomorrow morning with expedited shipping.  If you placed an order with me, I will send you one via priority mail as soon as my order arrives!

If you have not placed an order with me but want to be on my mailing list for the new catalogs too, simply place an order through my online store by the end of the week and you’ll automatically be added to my mailing list to get your catalogs ASAP!

The new January – June 2020 Mini Catalog will be open for ordering on January 3, 2020.


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout begins tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout begins tomorrow! While supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2.


December 1 – 15 Host Code: R497392Q

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

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pear Pizzazz- 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (front panel), 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), (2) 2 1/2″ x 5″ (scraps for punched tulips, leaves and sentiment)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals Thank You Card

Good Morning! I need some thank you cards and I have been working on a post for later this week using the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set. I found a pretty card on Pinterest that was made by Tammy Beard of StampinSavvy.com here and was inspired to make one similar but with fall colors. I’m not sure I succeeded, but it was a lot of fun playing with different colors and stamping a card rather than relying on die cuts.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I demonstrated how to make the card.

In the video, I used the Stampin’ Up! Pop of Petals stamp set to make the Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody card with the Mossy Meadow leaves. I started by stamping the Mango Melody flowers, and then the Rich Razzleberry flowers, and then filling in with leaves. I finish off the card front by stamping the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love what you Do in Memento Tuxedo Black and I use the Stamparatus so that I can stamp twice to get good coverage. I also show how to curve the petals on the punched flower so that you can get a dimensional look. And I used a black sharpie so that I wouldn’t harm the tip of my Stampin’ Blend on the faceted gems to color it black before applying it to the center flower.

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

It was fun to make a card that had a lot of stamping and was not for Christmas. And you’ll note that I did make two boo boos by rocking the leaf stamp instead of bringing it straight up and down – now I have an example for why you shouldn’t do this. Finally, thank you Tammy for the wonderful inspiration!


November 1 – 15 Host Code: WR4KJJM4

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


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

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Rich Razzleberry – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Mango Melody – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Whisper White – (4) 3 3/4″ x 5″, (2) 2″ x 2″ scraps
  • Garden Green – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: