Have You Seen the Kraft Pillow Boxes?

I’m back, dreaming of somewhere tropical!  Sometimes products in our catalog go unnoticed! These sweet polka-dot Kraft Pillow Boxes are great for packaging gifts!  Click below to shop with me for any of these products.  Underneath the Product List, enjoy more projects using the Tropical Chic Bundle.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00

 

2018_AC_P121

March Pals Blog Hop: Spring Has Sprung!

Blog Hopecircle frameWelcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because ”Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. 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.

“SPRING” is just a figment of our imaginations here in Northern Minnesota.  We’ve had a near-record snowfall this winter, with many storms and blizzards.  So I had an extra good time creating a springy-looking card, focusing mostly on products from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. Take a look:

Balmy Blue - Botanical Butterfly - Circle Punch - Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Fable Friends - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock, and covered the front with a panel of the Balmy Blue Gingham Gala Designer Series paper of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.  I then cut a panel of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and ran it through the Big Shot using the new Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder — Love, love the gorgeous deep floral pattern it creates.  I punched a circle out of the corner of the panel using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, wrapped a few rounds of white baker’s twine around the top and tied a bow. I then popped it onto the gingham layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I punched out two butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Papers with the yellow and blue shades already watercolored in by the SU! artists — so easy!  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set onto a scrap of Pineapple Punch cardstock and used one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies to cut out the sentiment with my Big Shot.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals again to pop the sentiment up across the bottom of the circle cutout.

Balmy Blue - Country Floral Embossing Folder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Finally, I ‘colored’ in the raised flowers on the embossed Balmy Blue panel with Wink of Stella.  Though hard to photograph, it is a beautiful effect, and I love the little bit of bling it gives to the flowers!  I then placed my two butterflies and a few sparkly sequins around the card, and….DONE!!  So fun and easy.  Can you see it?

Close Up - Balmy Blue - Botanical Butterflies - Wink of Stella - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'DO NOT miss out on the Country Floral Embossing Folder as it is a FREE GIFT through Sale-A-Bration when you purchase $50 in SU! product.  Sale-A-Bration will end on March 31, and the embossing folder is going fast, so get it while you can — it will be a spring papercrafting staple for you!  Click on ANY of the supplies at the bottom of this post to go SHOPPING with me!

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, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

March Pals Blog Hop

 

 

Product List

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch
[120906]
$18.00

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
[141688]
$3.50

April Pumpkin: A “DISTINKTIVE” Treat!

 

04-01-19_header_pp_distinktiveHere at Paper Pumpkin, we love providing easy, fast, and fun creative experiences for our subscribers. We do this in a cost-saving and time-efficient way: by delivering a cute package filled with fun papercrafting goodies . . . right to your door.

In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!

In April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be treating you to something extra-special: Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® stamp images.

Be sure to subscribe by April 10 to experience this AWESOME kit!  Remember, with each kit, you get everything you need to create awesome projects — ink, a stamp set, embellishments, adhesives, everything!  WHAT the projects ARE is a surprise each month — could be cards, gift packaging, or a home decor project.  I love getting I can’t wait to see it!

NO RISK involved!  Just suspend or cancel Paper Pumpkin kits aren’t for you!  OH and the price?  Only $19.95 a month, which INCLUDES SHIPPING!!  Such a bargain.  Go HERE to enter your card and get started.

#3 in Country Florals Series: Pretty in Pastels

Yes, folks…more snow, wind, and freezing rain is on the way here in Northern Minnesota.  It’s hard to know where we’re going to PUT any more, honestly!  We’ll keep thinking SPRING!  Today I am featuring the third project using a free product you can earn with a $50 purchase during the entire month.

Stampin' Blends - Butterfly Gala - Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Floral - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

For this card,  I used a Petal Pink card base.  Using an additional panel of Whisper White, cut to 3 3/4″ by 5,” I ran the panel through my Big Shot using the gorgeous Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing folder.

I then used some Stampin’ Blends to color right on the raised portions of the embossed panel, just gently coloring the flowers and leaves.  See below for the colors I used.  It was so fun!

Close Up - Stampin' Blends - Butterfly Gala - Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Floral - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

And you could do that with ANY colors!  I just LOVE the look!   The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on a scrap of Petal Pink, and run through the Big Shot using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits.  So easy, and such a pretty soft effect.

STAY TUNED, because I have one more project using the Country Floral Embossing Folder that I’m saving for a special blog hop on Thursday morning!

country embossing

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #149696  Price: $0.00

Country Florals for a Wintry Day

Today I am featuring a second project using a free product you can earn with a $50 purchase of $50 during the entire month. 

Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Soft Sea Foam - Incredible You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Isn’t this soft and springy?  UNLIKE the day outside?  I used a Soft Sea Foam card base and Whisper White Thick card stock panel on top of the Sea Foam.  Using an additional panel of Whisper White, cut to 3 3/4″ by 5″, I took the Soft Sea Foam Ink Pad, opened it, and patted it ON the embossing folder, only on the side where the flowers are INDENTED, not RAISED.  When you get an even coat of ink onto the embossing folder, carefully place the Whisper White panel onto the embossing folder, and run it through the Big Shot as usual.  This is the effect you will get:

Close Up - Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Soft Sea Foam - Incredible You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

And you could do that with ANY color!  I just LOVE the look!   The sentiment is from the Incredible You stamp set, and the punch is the Pretty Label punch.  ALL the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post!

Handheld - Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Soft Sea Foam - Incredible You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

WHAT ELSE CAN I EARN FOR FREE?

There are some NEW free products out for the month of March.  When you buy Stampin’ Up! products during Sale-a-Bration (which lasts until March 31), you earn free Sale-a-Bration items. The products you can earn are divided into two levels – Level One (with a $50 purchase) and Level Two (with a $100 purchase). There are no limits to the number of items you can earn.  Please remember to use the NEW Item # listed for Sale-A-Bration Rewards to earn them FREE!

country embossing

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #149696  Price: $0.00

Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

Sale-A-Bration Item #149574
3 each of 4 double-sided designs
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
Sale-A-Bration Item #152832
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sale-A-Bration Item #152833
Mini Pizza Boxes
Sale-A-Bration Item #152836
2 Packages – Pearlized Doilies
Sale-A-Bration Item #152837
2 packages – 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon
Sale-A-Bration Item #152838
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Sale-A-Bration Item #152839
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Sale-A-Bration Item #152840
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Stampin’ Up has also released six coordinating  products you can now PURCHASE March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019 to go with the Sale-A-Bration 2019 products.
#1
Call me Cupcake Framelit Dies
Item # 150072 $27.00
(Matches the FREE Sale-A-Bration 2019 Hello Cupcake
Photopolymer Stamp Set #147714)
Sample card using both stamp set, framelits and More Than Words Stamp Set.
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#2
Four Seasons Framelit Dies
Item #150074 $28.00
(Matches with the FREE Sale-A-Bration
2019 Painted Seasons Bundle #150349)
Card Sample using both Stamp Set, framelits and More than words Stamp Set.
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#4

Lily Framelit Dies Item # 150071, $27.00
(Matches the Lasting Lily Photopolymer
Stamp Set FREE in Sale-A-Bration 2019
Sample card using both the stamp set and framelits
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#5
More Than Words Stamp Set,
Item # 150069 – $17.00
All these sentiments go perfectly with ALL the Sale-A-Bration 2019 stamp sets.

Sample card using Stamp Set
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#6
Story Label Punch Item
#150076 – $18.00
Can be used with countless sentiments!
Sample card uses the Story Label Punch
Stampin’ Up! Video Showcasing the Painted Seasons Bundle and Framelit dies.

Product List

Spring, Where are Youuuu?

Hi, Stampers!  Another snowstorm today….is it ever going to end?  Maybe that’s why I have been concentrating on some springy projects to show you in the next couple of days.

Botanical Butterfly - Colorful Seasons - Butterfly Gala - Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I’m featuring three projects in the next days using a beautiful new product that you can earn FREE until the end of March.  The Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder makes the most beautiful floral embossed designs.  So spring-like!

Here’s what a sheet of cardstock looks like as I passed it through the Big Shot — isn’t this beautiful?  Imagine it in many different shades!

Country Floral Embossing folder plain

I used Mango Melody and Balmy Blue to create this card. I then took my new Butterfly Duo punch (coming out again soon!) and punched two butterflies that coordinate with these colors and placed them on the panels.  The branch is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, and the sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set.  The supplies for this card are found at the bottom of this post!  Tomorrow – a different technique using this Embossing Folder!

Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper - Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Butterfly Gala stamp set - Mango Melody - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Do you like using embossing folders?  Are you familiar with them?  If not, take a look at this video at about 8:21 and see how you use embossing folders with the Big Shot.  You’ll never look back once you have a Big Shot and can do all sorts of cutting and embossing with it!


WHAT ELSE CAN I EARN FOR FREE?

There are some NEW free products out for the month of March.  When you buy Stampin’ Up! products during Sale-a-Bration (which lasts until March 31), you earn free Sale-a-Bration items. The products you can earn are divided into two levels – Level One (with a $50 purchase) and Level Two (with a $100 purchase). There are no limits to the number of items you can earn.  Please remember to use the NEW Item # listed for Sale-A-Bration Rewards to earn them FREE!

country embossing

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #149696  Price: $0.00

Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

Sale-A-Bration Item #149574
3 each of 4 double-sided designs
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
Sale-A-Bration Item #152832
Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Sale-A-Bration Item #152833
Mini Pizza Boxes
Sale-A-Bration Item #152836
2 Packages – Pearlized Doilies
Sale-A-Bration Item #152837
2 packages – 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon
Sale-A-Bration Item #152838
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
Sale-A-Bration Item #152839
Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Sale-A-Bration Item #152840
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Stampin’ Up has also released six coordinating  products you can now PURCHASE March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019 to go with the Sale-A-Bration 2019 products.
#1
Call me Cupcake Framelit Dies
Item # 150072 $27.00
(Matches the FREE Sale-A-Bration 2019 Hello Cupcake
Photopolymer Stamp Set #147714)
Sample card using both stamp set, framelits and More Than Words Stamp Set.
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#2
Four Seasons Framelit Dies
Item #150074 $28.00
(Matches with the FREE Sale-A-Bration
2019 Painted Seasons Bundle #150349)
Card Sample using both Stamp Set, framelits and More than words Stamp Set.
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#4

Lily Framelit Dies Item # 150071, $27.00
(Matches the Lasting Lily Photopolymer
Stamp Set FREE in Sale-A-Bration 2019
Sample card using both the stamp set and framelits
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#5
More Than Words Stamp Set,
Item # 150069 – $17.00
All these sentiments go perfectly with ALL the Sale-A-Bration 2019 stamp sets.

Sample card using Stamp Set
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#6
Story Label Punch Item
#150076 – $18.00
Can be used with countless sentiments!
Sample card uses the Story Label Punch
Stampin’ Up! Video Showcasing the Painted Seasons Bundle and Framelit dies.

Product List

[BTW, You Have One Day For a Free Stamp Set!]

Free Bonus Stamp Set in The Next Kit!

Paper Pumpkin monthly kits of creativity started in March of 2013. I’ve been a subscriber for three years.  So, of course, being a huge fan, I’m SUPER excited for this upcoming special kit celebrating six years!

PAPER PUMPKIN IS TURNING SIX!

To celebrate this fun occasion and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, Stampin’ Up! is offering a specially-designed March kit and a bonus FREE STAMP SET. Yes, you read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Sign up, stay active, or reactivate your subscription by March 10 so you don’t miss out! We never know ahead of time what the kits contain. The surprise is part of the fun! But here are some hints that Stampin’ Up! has shared with us…

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable birthday cards cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.
  • Remember, with every Paper Pumpkin kit, you get a stamp set (this time, we get TWO), ink, embellishments, envelopes — EVERYTHING we need!

PP FREE Stamp Set


 

For those of you who are already active subscribers, wasn’t the February kit amazing?! I loved creating alternates with this kit. I hope you were able to check out the three cards I shared on February 28.

 

Don’t miss out on his deal, guys!  Remember you can subscribe for a month, give it a try, and if Paper Pumpkin’s not for you, you can cancel or even suspend.  SO EASY!!  And no pressure~!  OR you can keep receiving this creative surprise for $19.95/month, which includes shipping!

Sale-A-Bration Third Release PLUS Coordination Products!

Can you believe it’s March, my friends?  Released just today!  Have you wished for dies to go with your Sale-A-Bration sets?  Like something to cut out the frogs, the lilies, or the cupcake?  Today they are here!

These coordinating tools are available during March only – you can see the flyer HERE! Or go HERE to see more details!  Look at these darling samples using the Sale-A-Bration products and their NEW Coordinating Dies!  

hoppy together

front fill

And second, they’ve done it again! This year we have a THIRD release of Sale-A-Bration gifts – this time they are gifts right from the Annual Catalog, AND includes our Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (which was part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle last month and is now available separately).  Why not grab some of the things you’ve been loving, but now can get FOR FREE?!  Right?

You can download the flyer here to see what else you can get for FREE with your order!

This is it!!  The third and final month of Sale-A-Bration!!  If you want these products, please get them soon, as they WILL start to sell out!

Happy March!!  Mary