Winter Wonders: Just Around the Corner

08-27-19_pp_demo_landing_header_winterwondersGood Morning, Stampers!

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, our Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be looking forward to opening their holiday kits. Christmastime papercrafting with Paper Pumpkin has become an annual tradition!

So to deliver more of what you love this holiday season, in October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make 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!

 
About the Holiday Kits:
October Kit
Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
November Kit
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
The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.  Just let me know if you have any questions!

Pals Blog Hop: It’s All About the Sentiment!

2019-SeptemberWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I love using special sentiment stamps. I also love stamping cool sentiments on special new framelits! What’s more fun than this curvy and whimsical sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, combined with the Ornate Frames Dies? Love it!

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It may seem early for Christmas cards, but the holidays are just around the corner, and many of you are gearing up by choosing your favorite products from the fabulous new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  Well, do I have a new favorite for you!  The Wrapped in Plaid Suite bundle makes it all easy!

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I built the card using a card base of Shaded Spruce and then a panel of Whisper White card stock.  I used the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the Cherry Cobbler panel…hard to photograph, but it adds a rich touch of texture.  I also cut a rectangle shape in gold foil with the Stitched Rectangle Dies, and then wrapped a strip of the Shaded Spruce and Gold ribbon around it, adding a bow with a glue dot on the front left.

I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on a scrap of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  Look at all these fun sentiments in the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set!

Itty BittyI cut the sentiment with one of the Ornate Frames dies.  They’re so beautiful and will come in handy throughout the year.

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Then the Tree Punch from the Wrapped in Plaid bundle did all the work for me as I stamped out three trees in the new Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, with beautiful holiday plaids and stripes of gold foil. I popped on the trees, and then the embossed sentiment.  The final touch was to add some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels on top of each tree!

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I hope you consider the Wrapped in Plaid Suite Bundle — you’ll find endless ideas for your holiday creativity.  All the products I used in this project can be found at the end of this post.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’     ——————–You Are Here!
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

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Stampin’ Up! Holiday Spotlight: So Many Stars!

A Holiday Product Spotlight!  Let’s take an in-depth look at the “So Many Stars” Bundle from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!   The holiday catalog begins September 4.

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BUNDLE & SAVE 10%!  Purchase the So Many Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies together as a bundle and SAVE 10%!  Item #153016 – $57.50.   See all the current Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles in my online store here.

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This sample from the holiday catalog uses the So Many Stars Stamp Set & Stitched Stars Dies, as well as a Gold Foil Sheet, one of my add-on recommendations for this bundle!

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The sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from.  Create galaxies of paper crafting projects that dazzle like the cosmos.  This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set.  It allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.  There are 21 photopolymer stamps.  I adore the fonts used in the sentiments.  Item #150496 – $26.00

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Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil (page 169 of the Annual Catalog) pair perfectly as stars, accents, and more!  They are also items from my add-on recommendations listed below.

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Stitched Stars Dies?  YES, PLEASE!  Create a variety of custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more using the Stitched Stars Dies. Item #150653 $38.00

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Sample #2

How gorgeous is this 3rd sample, created by Stampin’ Up!, and plucked from page 10 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  It incorporates a new product called Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!  Its glasslike goodness makes it a perfect pairing with the So Many Stars Bundle!  This card could become a birthday with a simple sentiment change!

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Mercury Glass Designer Acetate features a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.
Item #150441 – $11.50

Holiday Sneak Peek #3 – Ornate Frames Dies for All Year Long!

This week, I’m featuring a new product in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that you will use long after the holidays are over; in fact, many are predicting this will be one of the most popular items in the Holiday Catalog!  This is the third of three projects to show you the versatility of this set of dies.  This time, I used the brand new Christmas Designer Series Paper called Wrapped in Plaid.  Here it is:

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The Designer Series Papers are so so pretty — one side on each doubled sided 6 x 6″ have gold foil accents — very ‘holiday-ish!’

Wrapped in plaid -Here are the fantastic Ornate Frames Dies:

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In the Holiday catalog, these dies are featured in the Monster Bash Suite — look at this Halloween cuteness!

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But as you can see, the Ornate Frames Dies are going to be much more versatile than a single suite.  Below is a list of products I used to make this card.

It’s September already, and I am offering a Host Code Ordering Special for this month.  If you order over $50 on an online order, using this Host Code, you will receive a new package of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels:

Holiday Basic Jewels

HERE IS THE HOST CODE you must use:  DUA9WM9K

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Breaking Now: Designer Series Paper Sale Starts September 4!

09.19_SHAREABLE_DSP_NAUKSPStampin’ Up! will be having a Designer Paper Sale starting September 4!  For every three packs of qualifying Designer Series Papers you buy, you get to choose one FREE!  Here are more details:

  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In online ordering, when three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs are entered, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear.
  • In the online store, if you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Simply choose which three from the list you want to purchase and which one is free. For example, you could get a great deal by paying for three $11.50 paper packages, and getting the $14.50 specialty paper for free! And you can order as many (and get as many free) as you would like!”

Click HERE for a copy of a full-page PDF of the papers available.  Note that the SALE papers are all from the Annual Catalog:

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GO HERE to start ordering your Designer Series Papers — starting September 4!

Take a look below to see some darling projects made with the SALE papers:

Bird Ballad:

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Dinoraur:

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Follow Your Art:

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Garden Lane:

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Magnolia Lane:

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Perennial Essence:

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Pressed Petals:

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See a Silhouette:

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Woven Threads

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Come Sail Away:

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Ornate Frames Dies Sneak Peek #2

This week, I am featuring three projects in three daily blogs to show you the versatility of this set of dies.  Take a look at the second Ornate Frames Dies project:

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This Perennial Essence Designer Series paper is so pretty, it can stand all by itself with just the sentiment backed by the beautiful ornate dies.  Again, uou could add any sentiment you want to this card, and it would be appropriate for so many occasions.  Here are the Ornate Frames Dies:

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In the Holiday catalog, these dies are featured in the Monster Bash Suite — look at this Halloween cuteness, orderable on September 4!

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But as you can see, the Ornate Frames Dies are going to be much more versatile than a single suite.  Below is a list of products I used to make this card.  Tomorrow, I’ll return with another project with these dies!

It’s September already, and I am offering a Host Code Ordering Special for this month.  If you order over $50 on an online order, using this Host Code, you will receive a new package of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels:

Holiday Basic Jewels

HERE IS THE HOST CODE you must use:  DUA9WM9K

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Holiday Sneak Peek – A Product You’ll Use ALL year long! And September Bonus for You!

There’s a new product in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that you will use long after the holidays are over; in fact, many are predicting this will be one of the most popular items in the Holiday Catalog!  I’ll be featuring three projects in three daily blogs to show you the versatility of this set of dies.  Take a look at the first Ornate Frames Dies project I made:

Ornate Frames Dies - Garden Lane Designer Series Paper - Magnolia Lane - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin

Isn’t this a simple, yet elegant card?  You could add any sentiment you want to this card, and it would be appropriate for so many occasions.  Here are the fantastic Ornate Frames Dies:

Ornate Frames dies

In the Holiday catalog, these dies are featured in the Monster Bash Suite — look at this Halloween cuteness!

 

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But as you can see, the Ornate Frames Dies are going to be much more versatile than a single suite.  Below is a list of products I used to make this card.  Tomorrow, I’ll return with another project with these dies!

It’s September already, and I am offering a Host Code Ordering Special for this month.  If you order over $50 on an online order, using this Host Code, you will receive a new package of Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels:

Holiday Basic Jewels

HERE IS THE HOST CODE you must use:  DUA9WM9K

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August 31 – Today is the DAY!

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LAST DAY OF AUGUST ALREADY?  TODAY IS THE DAY!  THE PROMOTION SO NICE, WE NAMED IT TWICE!

CAN YOU SAY “YES” TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
    • Do you love stamping and/or paper crafting?
    • Do you spend $20 a week on your hobby?  Why not get a discount?
    • Do you plan on placing Holiday order of $99 or more?
    • Is your wish list a mile long?
    • Do you want to earn a 20% discount on all your future orders?

Today is the last day to save $56 on Stampin’ Up! Supplies by purchasing the AMAZING STARTER KIT!  For $99, you can pick $155 worth of product, with FREE SHIPPING.  This is $30 more than the regular starter kit. The best part is that you can pick all of your items from the New Holiday Catalog or the Annual Catalog.  But ONLY THROUGH TODAY!!  And if that wasn’t enough you will get a coupon for $10 off your first order in September.

You will then be able to get 20-25% off future orders.  There are no obligations! You don’t have to sell or buy another thing, but the discount is reeeaaalllly nice!  

Click HERE to see the Top TEN Reasons why you should join today!

You can enjoy all the benefits and discounts through January 31, 2020, with no penalty to drop!  HOWEVER, if you get $300 in sales and/or purchases through December 31, 2019, you will automatically renew for the January-March quarter (that’s Sale-a-Bration Time)!

Don’t let this deal pass you by! You only have until midnight mountain time tonight.  JOIN NOW!

Need a “Hand” with Halloween Crafting?

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with their frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with that in mind.

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This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

So don’t be in the dark this Halloween.   Subscribe now so you can get this great kit.

Did you know there are two different ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? Well, let me give you a “HAND” with that!  (cue the scary laughter again!)

First, you can have an ongoing subscription, where every month you receive that month kit of fun projects and the kit is charged to your credit card.  In order to sign up for this type of subscription, you simply need to go to my personal Paper Pumpkin Link. That way every month you will get the kit.  If you decide you don’t want any month, you can easily skip that month.  THIS IS WHAT I DO, and most of my customers!  It’s easy, and shipping is FREE!

The second way to get Paper Pumpkin is to buy pre-paid subscriptions in my Online Store. These pre-paid subscriptions come in one, three, six or yearly subscriptions.  These make perfect gifts for friends, or family.  Many of my customers have done this!  And I have bought subscriptions for my own daughters — they LOVE it, and we try to make them together when we can! Once you pay for a prepaid subscription you will be sent a code to add to your Paper Pumpkin Account.  Any questions please let me know.

I’m Over the Mooooon!

I had a ton of fun creating this project using the new “Over the Moon” stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!  What is cuter than these cow images?  I decided to take the ‘milk’ thing and run with a milk carton treat box.

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Here’s the rest of the stamp set!

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Absolutely adorbs!!  I used some snack-sized milk cartons from Amazon.  Here’s what the item looks like:

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The milk cartons are the perfect size for Milk Duds or other ‘milk-related’ products, or maybe just your favorite candy, no matter what it is!

I started with a Whisper White circle punched out with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, on which I stamped a cow image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I used some Stampin’ Blends (Love them!) to color in some parts of my “Bessie” cow.  I then used a card stock circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to back the White stamped circle.  The band around the milk carton is from the Dinoroar Designer Series Papers.  You could use any of SU!’s gorgeous DSP sheets you’d like.  From there, I cut a little banner and stamped my sentiment.

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I punched out a small flower from the retired Petite Petals punch and added a Perennial Essence Floral Center, just for fun.  I popped on a bow of some baker’s twine, and that was THAT!  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Click on any of the products below to shop with me!!   Remember to use this HOST CODE 3JAP4X9G when you make an online order, and you will receive a new roll of 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in the color of your choice!  I’ll contact you to get your preference.  (Club members should use their own code previously emailed to you!)

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Petite Petals Punch

Petite Petals Punch
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