April Paper Pumpkin: Discover “DISTINKTIVE!”

 

55869313_10102089534907429_1424965351610777600_nHere 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 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 can’t wait to see it!

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!

What is a Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is an affordable, monthly, everything-you-need-is-in-the-box kit, and allows you the flexibility of purchasing just a month (just $20 including s&h!) or a subscription.

We’ve received a few hints:  This kit will make 9 cards plus an adorable gift box!  The colors you see in this image are the coordinating colors in this kit, too:  Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, and So Saffron) Click HERE to SIGN UP!

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.

Two Days Left For The Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle — the Best Deal All Year!

Hi Stamping Friends,

Incredible Like You - Tranquil Tide - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Sometimes, it’s fun to just STAMP!! 

That’s what I did with this card — I used some beautiful rich Stampin’ Up! colors to stamp a pretty bouquet on a base of Tranquil Tide card stock, an In Color that is just about to retire in a short time.  I used the “Incredible Like You” photopolymer stamp set to create my floral background.  See below for the colors and supplies.  Click on any supply to order with me!

Only 2 Days Left to Sale-a-Brate! 

  • Have you earned all of the FREE Sale-a-Bration goodies that you wanted?
  • Have you considered getting that amazing $99 Starter Kit Deal with $175 in your choice of products with FREE shipping?
  • Did you want to get that cool Craft & Carry Tote along with your Starter Kit deal?

Don’t Miss Your Final Chance! THE ULTIMATE STAMPIN’ UP! BUNDLE IS EVEN BETTER!  These TWO 2019 Sale-A-Bration $99 Starter Kit offers are hard to resist!  The kits are the best bundles and value of Stampin’ Up! products you can get!  AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL March 31, there are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up!

Option A:  Pay $99, receive your choice of $175 in products (that’s $76 in FREE products) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.

Option B:  Pay $129, receive your choice of $225 in products and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.  This kit includes a beautiful Craft & Carry Tote Bag valued at $50.  You save $20 on the tote as part of the kit and get $76 in FREE products.

You’ll love it for crafting on the go!  Get a close up look at the Craft & Carry Tote Bag HERE!

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AND THERE’S MORE . . . DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS OF JOINING:

  • Create your own kit!  Choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (including bundles) to fill your kit.  Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts are excluded.
  • Happy shopping & SAVINGS!  Purchase the starter kit in January and receive a 20% discount (up to 25%) on additional demonstrator purchases thru a minimum of July 31, 2019.  This window of time includes enjoying your discount on the 2019-2020 annual catalog pre-order products (May) and launch (June)!
  • Perfect timing!  You will have the same amount of time (through July 31, 2019) to reach your first $300 sales minimum and renew for the Stampin’ Up! July – September quarter.  Renew with $300 in sales and/or personal purchases for each additional quarter.
  • Test drive demonstrator discounts and benefits with no risk and no penalty to drop.
  • Be first!  View new catalogs and pre-order products a month (or more) before their release (and at a discount) – one of my favorite benefits.
  • A good fit!  I welcome hobby stampers to my Up North Stampin’ Team!
  • Be a part of a national stamping Facebook group — Get ideas, inspiration, sell and buy stamp sets, get door prizes, post your work…..It’s the BEST, believe me!
  • Do it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

Let me know if you want to pull the trigger on the Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle!  I’d LOVE to have you on my team!  HERE is the link to get started on a GREAT stamping adventure!

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Did Someone Say Stampin’ Storage?

Yep, they did, and here it is, available to all starting April 1!!

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Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Here’s a PDF to give you a better idea of the many ways to configure this storage!  So many options!

Click here to see the PDF!

Come back on April 1 to get started on organizing your Stampin’ Space!!

The Best Bundle of the Year is Back!

I’m back from a wonderful trip to Mexico!  The skies were blue, the water was blue, and the sun was soooo warm! Let me know if you want a recommendation for a wonderful resort on the Riviera Maya of Cancun!

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I wanted to share some GREAT news about one of the most popular products this year. Because of its popularity, the Butterfly Duet Punch sold out quickly. Well, the punch is back in stock now – don’t miss this opportunity to order yours today!


Butterfly Gala Bundle and Butterfly Duet Punch

There are two products affected by the recent backorder of the Butterfly Duet Punch – the punch (obviously) and the bundle to which the punch belongs. Here’s a look at both of these amazing products that are now back in stock:

butterfly gala bundle

If you don’t want to miss them, PLEASE pick them up now. Click on the photo above or right HERE to add them to your online cart.  The best part:  Order before March 31, and you can put the $35 bundle cost toward FREE Sale-A-Bration products!   Remember for every $50 your order, you receive a free SAB gift! Click Here to see them!  Sale-A-Bration ENDS in three days!

Here are some projects I created with the bundle earlier on during Sale-A-Bration!

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

happiness blooms - botanical butterfly designer series paper - kindness and compassion - creative fold - mary hanson - up north stampin'

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

Stampin' Success - Butterfly Gala - Botanical Butterfly - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Botanical Butterfly - Butterfly Gala - Gingham Gala - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

 

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

 

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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
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$18.00

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
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$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!

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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.

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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