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
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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
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Stampin’ Up! April Paper Pumpkin Kit – My Wonderful Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

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

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit – No Matter The Weather

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin Kit video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. The Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit is a really great kit, and I liked all the cards per the instructions, so I made them according to the video pretty much as designed, and used some of the extra stamps to make my card share for the video tutorial.

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

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I put together an alternative design card using the stamps from the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit along with the Under My Umbrella Bundle.

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer. And here is the alternative design card that I made.

I started by stamping the umbrella handle from the Under My Umbrella photopolymer stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a Balmy Blue Panel. Then I ran the panel through the Subtle embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Balmy Blue card base. I stamped the boots outline from the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit on a Whisper White panel in Basic Gray ink. I stamped the flower boots on top in Poppy Parade ink. I cut masks for the boots out of a post-it note and then stamped the grass stamp in Granny Apple Green ink. I stamped flower bouquets on top of the boots in Basic Gray ink and colored them in with Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out with the large stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies and adhered it to a Basic Gray mat that was cut with the large scalloped oval die from the Layering Ovals Dies.

I stamped the umbrella from the Under My Umbrella stamp set four times on a Whisper White panel. I punched the first one out with the Umbrella Builder Punch. I carefully stamped the flowered boots on the one section of the other three in Poppy Parade ink so that I had the three sections with the flowered boot designs. You want to be careful to avoid the empty buckle section of the boots and carefully align the middle section so that it is completely covered. Then I fussy cut each umbrella section and adhered it to the punched umbrella with multipurpose liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin kit in Basic Gray ink and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered the boots, umbrella and label to the card front with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the grass along the bottom of a Whisper White panel in Granny Apple Green ink and the flowers from the Under My Umbrella Stamp set in the corner in Basic Gray ink. I colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Here are close-ups of the original cards I made using the Kit instructions. For the kit cards, I pretty much followed the instructions in the kit and added some stamping on the insides to decorate them. You can see that in the video.

On this card, I added a Calypso Coral sequin from the Iridescent Sequins pack.

Here, I substituted the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set to make it a fun Easter card.

Aren’t those cloud stamps great!! And the sentiment perfectly expresses the optimism we need today. I will be sending these to far away friends I haven’t seen for a while with my love.

Let me finish with my five favorite things about the kit. This month’s kit was hard, because there were so many things that I loved, but here are the top five:

  1. The card designs are gorgeous with wonderful backgrounds and die cuts.
  2. The stamp images are great and fun.
  3. The extra stamp set is a great freebie.
  4. The raindrop embellishments are great
  5. The colors are so beautiful.

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


April 2020 Paper Pumpkin: My Wonderful Family

For April, Paper Pumpkin has created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that makes it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

One more thing to about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.

Here are the Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, 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. NOTE: Prepaid Subscriptions of 3 months or longer qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

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


March 16 – 31 Host Code: RSAF3R27

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.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Balmy Blue – 4-1/4″ x 11″card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front)
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 4″ (boots panel), 3″ x 5″ (umbrella pieces)1″ x 2-1/2″ (label)
  • Basic Gray – 3″ x 4″ (mat)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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.

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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! November Paper Pumpkin Kit – Winter Woods Tags and Cards

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. I received my November Paper Pumpkin Kit last week and I made the tags for the kit. But since I don’t use a lot of tags, I also made some cards using the elements in the kit along with elements from the October Paper Pumpkin card kit and some add on items from my stash. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here are the cards that I made. In the video, I show how to make the two on the left. The last one was inspired by all the cards I saw using last month’s kit with deer. I had a few card bases left over, so I added the beautiful silver deer. It’s a perfect fit!

Here are the tags that I made the day before. I pretty much followed the instructions in the video. These are pretty nice tags!

Here’s the Facebook Live video on making the deer tag card and the cardinal card. I also go through the contents of the kit and show the tags that I pre-made.

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

The first card that I made was the cardinal card. Beforehand, I stamped the Whisper White panel with the large snowflake stamp from the October Paper Pumpkin kit using Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder. I heat set the snowflakes, giving a shiny but subtle texture to the white background. I adhered it to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. I adhered the Silver Foil panel in the upper center with dimensionals and adhered the cardinal with glue dots. That’s it! I used the Celebrate the Season sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set for the inside. I silver embossed it on a Whisper White panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

This is the second card that I made in the video. I used the stamps from the October Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp the label and inside greetings in Shaded Spruce and the little cardinal in Poppy Parade. I started by embossing a Whisper White panel with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. This picks up on the wood grain theme in the circle of the red tag. I adhered the embossed panel to a Pool Party card base with liquid glue. I added the Shaded Spruce ribbon and Silver cord to the top per the kit instructions. I adhered a small snowflake and two holly leaves and a sprig with the glue dots that came with the kit. I adhered the deer with dimensionals. I stamped the label with the Seasons Greetings sentiment in Shaded Spruce and adhered it with dimensionals.

I finished the tag with silver sequins from the kit and red rhinestones from my stash. Then I adhered the tag to the card front with dimensionals. On the inside, I trimmed a Whisper White panel on the bottom with one of the strips of wood grain paper from the October kit and stamped the sentiment and a little cardinal.

I love that Paper Pumpkin kits have everything you need. They even give you a stamp block when you first subscribe!


Paper Pumpkin Delivers Something for Everything in the December Paper Pumpkin Kit

When looking for the right sentiments to share with special friends, it’s nice to have choices. That’s why Paper Pumpkin is delivering Something for Everything in the month of December. This smartly designed, versatile kit includes a 13-sentiment stamp set—giving you tons of ways to let loved ones know they care! Plus, you’ll get supplies to create 12 beautiful, full-sized cards and coordinating envelopes. 

The three full-sized card designs (4 of each) are gorgeous but completely versatile, giving you the flexibility to use them for any occasion. Start the new year right with cute, fun, and easy cards for 2020.

  • Kit details: Makes 12 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 colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile

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 kit is December 10.


Last Day for the Double Wildflower Points Ordering Bonus!

Today is the last day for the ordering bonus of DOUBLE the Wildflower Points in my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program!

You’ll get DOUBLE Wildflower Reward Points for every order of $50 or greater before shipping and taxes (no matter what you order!) placed through my online store from now through, Monday, November 25!!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (don’t apply the code to orders over $150 – they will automatically get the free thank you gift AND you get host rewards of your own!).  For more information about my WildflowerFrequent Shopper Program (my way of saying thanks to my returning buyers) and Wildflower Points, click here.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy Shopping!!


November 16 – 30 Host Code: 462PVWKY

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:

  • Cardinal Card
    • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base)
    • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed front) , 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside)
    • Silver Foil – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Deer Tag Card
    • Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base)
    • Whisper White – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed panel and inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Akiko


October 15 – 31 Host Code: 3KQUKV9U

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


November Paper Pumpkin Kit Details

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

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

Kit Details:

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

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To learn more or to subscribe visit paperpumpkin.com. To see the pre-paid subscription options, see the Paper Pumpkin section of my online store.


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

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

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

The cardstock cuts are used for the snowman card.

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

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: