“I’ll Bee Yours” January Paper Pumpkin – Get Yours!

Happy New Year, Friends!


January 2020 SNEAK PEEK VIDEO: 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!

Watch the Video

Sign-up to subscribe to January’s I’ll Be Yours Paper Pumpkin by January 10.  

KISS KISS!  Kit details: Makes 20 treat bags + 10 mini cards and envelopes. Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm), Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm), Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

I LOVE PRODUCT COORDINATION!   It’s “BEE”-yond QUESTION:  Get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when you buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog (AVAILABLE Jan. 3).  Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think weddings, showers, birthdays, and more!

Surprise! Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack Update!


Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lot of new goodies!  Yay!!!  Head over there TODAY to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There are lots of new dies, punches, designer papers and embellishments!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping! Use the Host Code below for a free goodie with a purchase of over $50!

December Host Code: VUNKDDWB

January Paper Pumpkin Kit: Feel the LOVE!


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

Our research tells us that Paper Pumpkin subscribers love cards. And while January’s kit is project-based (with 20 treat bags), it also includes 10 mini cards.   It’s a Win-Win!

Not familiar with Paper Pumpkins?  They’re fabulous kits that come to you in the mail once a month, around the 18th-20th.  Although we do not know the exact contents of the kit, we always a few hints throughout the month.  January’s kit contains everything you need to make the month’s projects — in this case, 20 treat bags and 10 mini cards.  You get the ink, stamp set, papers, embellishments, envelopes, adhesives….EVERYTHING!  AND new subscribers receive an acrylic stampin’ block with which to use your stamps.  There are two ways to buy:


shipping calculated at checkout

  • 1 Month = $21
  • 3 Month = $63
  • 6 Month = $114
  • 12 Month = $220




  • $22.00 per month (shipping included!!)



Give it a try!  With the monthly subscription, there’s no risk to you!  You control your account, and can skip, suspend, or cancel anytime!  (Not that you’ll want to, with each month’s kit better than the last!)

P.S.  If you buy the Heart Punch Pack from the new 2020 January–June Mini Catalog,  the January kit will help them get more from their punch purchase!  I’m having one sent to all my customers from this last year. Let me know if you need a catalog!  I’ll get one in the mail to you right away!



Free Shipping has Begun!


We ALL love FREE SHIPPING!  And Stampin’ Up!’s ONE DAY ONLY Free Shipping Sale is UNDERWAY!

Here are the details!

  • Sales Period:  December 11
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Free shipping applies after the $50 qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax). Note: If you’re using a coupon code, please remember that the order amount must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout items.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on December 11, 2019.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped for December will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00).  Important note: December Paper Pumpkin billing and shipment will be delayed until December 16 due to increased workload in the distribution center.

Pull out those Wish Lists and check them twice becayse FREE SHIPPING is oh so NICE!!

Here’s a link right to my Online Store so you can get busy!

Happy Shopping and Saving!!

Pals Blog Hop: It’s a Retirement Fun Fold Party!

2019 DecemberWelcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. 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.

Today, I chose to feature the holiday bundle  “Cup of Christmas” with a fun fold called the Shadow Box card.  Since it is retiring, I wanted to show the versatility of this bundle; this card shows how the bundle can be used for a ‘get-well’ card or ‘thinking of you’ card as well as for the holidays.

Cup of Christmas Bundle - Shadowbox - tree - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I actually got the video pattern for this fun fold from Marsha Denning.  Her video tutorial can be found HERE.  Thank you, Marsha!

According to her directions, I took two panels of cardstock and cut them at 6 1/4″ by 5 1/2. I then scored on the 6 1/2″ side at 1/2″ and 1″ on both ends.  I folded the scores in and out like an accordion.  I then took the top panel of cardstock and used the Rectangle Stitched Dies to make a rectangle cut in the middle of the panel to create my shadowbox.  This was the framelit I used:

Rectangle Stitched Framelits

When put together, these two panels make an ‘accordian-style’ shadowbox frame that becomes your card.  Before putting the two halves together, I put a panel of Perennial Essence and adhered it to the bottom panel.  I then adhered the two halves of the card together.  The video makes it much easier to understand, believe me!  Here’s what it looks like from the bottom.

Cup of Cheer bundle - shadowbox card - bottom - First Frost - Perennial Essence - Mary Hanson - up north stampin'

Time for some die cutting! I cut out two cups from the Cup of Christmas bundle, one in Whisper White and one in Petal Pink, and added some fun diagonal pattern with the diagonal die from the same color.  You can put your cups together in any combination you’d like!  I also cut out the leaf die in Garden Green from the Christmas Layers Dies.

Cup of Christmas Bundle - Shadowbox Card - close up - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin

Then I did some stamping!  On the white cup, I stamped a sentiment from the Cup of Christmas stamp set in Rich Razzleberry, and then added some fun small sequins.  This stamp set has many fabulous sentiments, depending upon your occasion, don’t you agree?

Cup of Christmas Bundle

I also stamped some flowers from the First Frost stamp set in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry and then cut them out with my die cutter.

Cup of Christmas Bundle - White background - Perennial Essence DSP - First Frost - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

To put it all together, I adhered the leaf die to one side of the frame.  Next I adhered the two cups at their ends, and then attached them to the outside frame of the card over the leaf die.  I added the die cut flowers. A bow with some baker’s twine, and I was done! Remember, when folded flat, this card fits an A2 envelope, so it’s a piece of cake to send in the mail!

Cup of Christmas Bundle - Tree 2 - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I hope you enjoyed seeing a softer, more feminine version of a project made with the fabulous (and RETIRING!) Cup of Christmas Bundle.  Get yours NOW!!  The products I used to make this card 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, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
Product List

Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker's Twine

Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker’s Twine

Stampin’ Up! Die Cutting Plates Now Available!

Stampin’ Up! just announced that they’ve got Cutting Plates for your die cutting machine available to purchase again!  Yay!!

Here are the details:

Cutting Plates – Item number 150815 $11.00

Create textured paper and die-cut paper shapes for card making, scrapbooking, and other paper crafts using dies and embossing folders with these Cutting Plates in your die-cutting & embossing machine. Use the cutting pads to build sandwiches for both dies and embossing folders according to your machine’s instructions. Cutting Plates are clear for easy project placement and have beveled edges so they’re easier to feed into the machine. Use both sides to get twice the wear. Made of high quality polycarbonate.

* 2 clear replacement Cutting Plates
* 6″ x 8-1/2″ (15.4 x 22.5 cm)

Click here to head over to my online store to get your cutting plates now!


Don’t forget the Flash Sale tomorrow — FREE SHIPPING, ONE DAY ONLY!!!  Throw some cutting plates in your shopping cart!!

Stampin’ Up! Flash Sale – One Day FREE SHIPPING!! December 11 Only!


Got fun goodies on your Stampin’ Up! wish list? Then it’s time to circle Wednesday, December 11 on your calendar and get ready to shop.

JUST ANNOUNCED!  24-HOUR FLASH SALE!  On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 (total before tax).

Click HERE on the 11th of December to shop with FREE SHIPPING!

December Paper Pumpkin – Something for Everything!


Dear Friends,

Though we do not know EXACTLY what the December Paper Pumpkin kit will be like, we have some hints, and it sounds fantastic!  December’s Something for Everything kit includes a super-versatile stamper set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding to get well to birthdays and more!

Plus, we know we get ALL the supplies to make TWELVE full-sized cards (four each of three different designs.)  They 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!  Here are the Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, and Terracotta Tile.  (See the above banner for a great visual of those beautiful colors!)


Here are your subscriptions options — CLICK!  Remember, when you subscribe with a credit card, you can cancel, skip a month, or order more than one kit!  You have complete control over your account, AND your shipping is free!!!

Be sure to subscribe before the 10th of December to get this great kit!


Stampin’ Up! Year-End Closeout Sale Has Begun!

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

Click the image below to start shopping the discounted deals that are available while supplies last!

Click the image below to shop the retiring items that are available while supplies last!


You can see the complete list of the retiring items and the carryover items (items that will be available for purchase in a future catalog) below.

***Take a close look at the Holiday Carryover List…there are a few of your favorite items that are currently sold out and unavailable that will be back!!  The Moose Punch, Feels Like Frost DSP and Brightly Gleaming DSP (plus a few more goodies!) will all be back in the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  Woohoo!!!  The returning items that will be available again in the 2020 Holiday Catalog are marked with a (*).

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun shopping!!