WORLD’S GREATEST! Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin Kit!

 

August Paper Pumpkin Kit Details

 

As we navigate a “new normal” in today’s world, there’s plenty of opportunity to papercraft! And, more importantly, there’s no better time than now to create something that’ll show the essential people in your life just how awesome you think they are.

It’s become especially clear who the everyday heroes are—they’ve always surrounded us! Teachers, doctors, hairdressers, nurses, delivery workers, cashiers, and even our friends, kids, and family members go above and beyond to enrich our lives. These people are truly the world’s greatest at what they do!

Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions!

August Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, gold, Mint Macaron, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, white
  • The kit’s stamp set includes Distinktive stamps.
  • Subscribe for the July kit by August 10 at paperpumpkin.com.
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

Check out this quick video with a few details about the August Paper Pumpkin Kit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKpnSvJZm34

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.  Remember, when you sign up for a free subscription, shipping is always included — FREE!

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Sign up to subscribe to August’s World’s Greatest Paper Pumpkin by August 10.  

The Sentiment Says It All!

I received the BIRTHDAY-themed stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that I’ve been waiting for, called HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS, so I made a couple of simple cards to show how one big beautiful sentiment can absolutely MAKE a card!  This simple design is so fun, and can be replicated using any of your favorite Designer Series Papers, and any ribbon.  Here are my cards:

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So fun and bright, and yes, easy!  This stamp set will be a staple when it comes to sending birthday cards, which I’ve been trying to do more these days…after all, who doesn’t like getting a handmade birthday hug in the mail?  Here are the sentiments — can you see how you can put them with any paper, any dies, and create a card in no time?

Happiest of Birthdays

I used the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Papers on both cards, and then cut out a scalloped rectangle on which to stamp my big beautiful sentiment.

Artistry Blooms Papers

Here are some more samples from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

Happiest of Birthdays samples

If you haven’t ordered from the new catalog yet, I am still offering Free Shipping on your first order, from ME!  Simple make an online order using this Host Code, and I will refund your shipping directly to you in the mail! Simple and fun!

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If you place an order of $150 or more with me (before shipping & taxes), please do not add the host code, so that you can earn & spend your Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!

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Bonus Days are here!

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For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3 (before shipping and taxes), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month long!  With each order, you will receive a Bonus Code to be used in August on any order — don’t lose the email so you can reap all the benefits in August!

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Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad*

Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad*
[102977]
$5.95

Night Of Navy 1/2" Gingham Ribbon

Night Of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon
[144232]
$7.50

A Summery, ‘Citrus’y Kit Offer For You From Me!

Hi, Stampers!  I have a great offer for you today!  If you love these summery, bright cards like I do, you’ll want to order the “Simply Citrus” kit from me!  Read on to find out about my special offer!

The Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit from Stampin’ Up! is so cute with its bright colors and designs!  And I have a special offer, so keep scrolling!

This beautiful kit contains EVERYTHING needed to create 15 full-size A2 cards with matching envelopes! This includes ink, a stamp set, even an acrylic block for your stamps.  The kit is only $32 plus tax and shipping!  You cannot BUY 15 quality cards for anything near that price — and you will have created them yourself!  A great way to get started with papercrafting if you are newer to stamping, and especially nice because you don’t have to get ALL the stuff — just what you need!  Kits are perfect to take with you on a camping trip or to the lake!

This is everything included in Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit and the kit comes beautifully “wrapped” in a pretty coordinating box!

Here’s a fun video to give you more information:

CLICK HERE!

This is an closeup view of the Simply Citrus stamp set included in the card kit.  So cute – I’d use these on other projects in a heartbeat — so cute for any summery occasion!

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The five card designs are fantastic!

Citrus Cards

Now for the special offer:  If you order this kit in July from me in an online order, you will receive FREE – from me – a new set of Artistry Blooms adhesive-backed round sequins to add even more sparkle to any project.  They’re super cute!  This is a $7.00 value, FREE!  I will send these to you in a handmade card after your order is placed.  At the bottom of this post, you can click on the Kit graphic to start shopping with me!

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This Free Sequins offer is good on the Simply Citrus Kit only, and for July only.  You’ll want to get your kit soon so you can send out your cards yet this summer!  Please use this Host Code when ordering online!  And take a look below for even more savings with Bonus Days!

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If you place an order of $150 or more with me (before shipping & taxes), please do not add the host code, so that you can earn & spend your Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!

Here’s how to apply the host code to your order:

  1. Confirm you are shopping with me
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Add items to your shopping bag & click the ‘Shopping Bag’ link
  4. Enter the Host Code and click ‘Apply’

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Bonus Days are here!

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For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3 (before shipping and taxes), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month long!  With each order, you will receive a Bonus Code to be used in August on any order — don’t lose the email so you can reap all the benefits in August!

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Pals July Blog Hop: From the Garden!

badgeHello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

A trellis adds visual interest to any garden, as it brings the eye upward and creates a color-filled backdrop. My mom has a beautiful Clematis that graces a trellis on the side of her home.  I used this recent photo of her trellis as the inspiration for my fun fold card this month.

Mom's Clematis - 2020 - Mary Hanson

And here it is:

The Floral Essence Bundle - Pals Blog Hop - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin

This Diagonal Fun Fold is a design by Lisa Curcio.  You can learn more about how to create the project at this Video Link.  Lisa explains it much better than I can!  This is how it looks closed up:

Floral Essence - In Good Taste DSP - Rock Folded - Peaceful Moments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I used the brick background paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. The papers are so realistic, the brick looks like it’s 3D!  A second sheet of Early Espresso cardstock was adhered to the back of the DSP.  Once adhered together, I cut and scored the paper according to Lisa’s instructions as follows:

Creative fold dimensions - make

From there I simply built my card! I stamped and then punched out petals from the Floral Essence stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink using Gorgeous Grape card stock.  I adhered sets of the petals together to make flowers.  I also stamped many leaves in Garden Green ink and punched them out using the retired Leaf Punch as well as a few with the Sprig Punch.  I placed the flowers and the leaves as if they were growing up a trellis on a brick wall!  It was fun!

Floral Essence - Full - In Good Taste DSP - Peaceful Moments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This punch and stamp set, although no longer a bundle, are keepers. I do love a punch when it comes to saving time!

Both sentiments are from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, and both were cut out using a die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I just love this set of dies — I find myself reaching for them time after time!

Stitched So sweetly

I finished off my flowers with the 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots.  I hope you enjoyed my card that is a tribute to my mother’s lovely garden!  The supply list for this project can be found at the very bottom 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! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

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Leaf Punch

Leaf Punch
[144667]
$16.00

Sprig Punch

$18.00

“Nothing’s Better Than” This Bundle!

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The “Nothing’s Better Than” Bundle was my first purchase from the new 2021-22 Annual Catalog.  There’s something about it that I just love…the ‘retro’ feel, the fun fonts, and witty sentiments — PLUS it has to do with three of my favorite things – coffee, cookies, and cocktails!

This bundle includes the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set and the Love You More Than Dies. The benefit of purchasing these products together is not only the 10% discount you’ll receive, but having the incredible product coordination for more creative projects!

Here’s a recent card I made:

Nothing Better Than Bundle - Cookies - Just Jade - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Fun, Fun, Fun!!  I recently made a card for an upcoming Pal’s Card Swap that I’ll share with you soon.  I used the new Just Jade cardstock and Rococo Rose In-Color Designer Series Paper with a base of Crumb Cake.  I stamped the oh-so-fun cookies in Soft Suede as well as the sentiment.

Here are a couple more samples — I honestly can’t get enough of these — they make me very happy — how about you?  Scroll down for my special offer this month!

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And here’s a little bonus:  Click HERE for a PDF of these recipes and special notes about making these darling projects!

July Host Code & Free Shipping Continues!

With a new month comes a new host code!  If you haven’t taken advantage of my personal offer yet, please accept FREE SHIPPING from me on your first order from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog.   Please remember to apply this month’s host code to any order under $150 (before shipping & taxes) and I will simply refund your shipping costs directly to you!  Simple and fun!

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If you place an order of $150 or more with me (before shipping & taxes), please do not add the host code, so that you can earn & spend your Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!

Here’s how to apply the host code to your order:

  1. Confirm you are shopping with me
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Add items to your shopping bag & click the ‘Shopping Bag’ link
  4. Enter the Host Code and click ‘Apply’

How to put a Host Code in

Bonus Days are here!

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For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3 (before shipping and taxes), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month long!  With each order, you will receive a Bonus Code to be used in August on any order — don’t lose the email so you can reap all the benefits in August!

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Summer Flowers in a Jar with Stampin’ Up! (& Free Shipping Continues!)

The new Flowers in a Jar Bundle from Stampin’ Up! has it all!  The stamp set has two different-sized jars, and four different summer bouquets that you can mix and match with the jars– perfect for coloring, heat embossing, monochromatic layouts – whatever.  And the bundle has a PUNCH, which I love for its convenience and ease.  I got started with my new bundle by creating four simple cards with similar looks using the “Flowers for Every Season” Designer Series Papers and sentiments from the “So Lovely” stamp set.  Take a look!

Jar of Flowers - 4 - Flowers for Every Season DSP - Lovely You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Jar of Flowers - 3 - Flowers for Every Season DSP - Lovely You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Jar of Flowers - 2 - Flowers for Every Season DSP - Lovely You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Jar of Flowers - Flowers for Every Season DSP - Lovely You - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

All of these bouquets were colored with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol-Based Markers.  I love love them!  Some of the Designer Papers coordinate with each stamped bouquet, so I just tried to match the papers with the colors I chose to color the bouquets.  Here is a closer look at the other products used in my projects.  First, the Jar of Flowers Bundle.  Check out that awesome punch!  This bundle is at a very nice price point.  (See all the product number and prices at the bottom of this post.)

Jar of flowers bundle

The Lovely You Bundle includes a stamp set with – yes – lovely sentiments, and a punch, which has become my go-to for sentiment labels.  Love it!

Lovely You bundle

And finally, the beautiful and bright Flowers for Every Season 6X6″ Designer Series Papers:

Flowers for every season paper

My next set of cards will include more experimentation with the punch.  Also now available are super cute self-sticking domes, Item #153100, that will be so fun to try! They’ll make shaker cards super easy to do, and they’re on my next order!

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Here’s a sample of the Jar Domes from Stampin’ Up!

Domes sample

July Host Code & Free Shipping Continues!

With a new month comes a new host code!  If you haven’t taken advantage of my personal offer yet, please accept FREE SHIPPING from me on your first order from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog.   Please remember to apply this month’s host code to any order under $150 (before shipping & taxes) and I will simply refund your shipping costs directly to you!  Simple and fun!

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If you place an order of $150 or more with me (before shipping & taxes), please do not add the host code, so that you can earn & spend your Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!

Here’s how to apply the host code to your order:

  1. Confirm you are shopping with me
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Add items to your shopping bag & click the ‘Shopping Bag’ link
  4. Enter the Host Code and click ‘Apply’

How to put a Host Code in

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Bonus Days & Free Shipping Continues on your 1st SU! Order!

Happy July! I have two exciting pieces of news for you – Bonus Days & my July Host Code (with free shipping)!

Bonus Days are here!

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For every $50 you spend July 1 – August 3 (before shipping and taxes), you earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 4 – 31! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month long!  With each order, you will receive a Bonus Code to be used in August on any order — don’t lose the email so you can reap all the benefits in August!

July Host Code & Free Shipping Continues!

With a new month comes a new host code!  If you haven’t taken advantage of my personal offer yet, please accept FREE SHIPPING from me on your first order from the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog.   Please remember to apply this month’s host code to any order under $150 (before shipping & taxes) and I will simply refund your shipping costs directly to you!  Simple and fun!

K76SKU7S

If you place an order of $150 or more with me (before shipping & taxes), please do not add the host code, so that you can earn & spend your Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!

Here’s how to apply the host code to your order:

  1. Confirm you are shopping with me
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Add items to your shopping bag & click the ‘Shopping Bag’ link
  4. Enter the Host Code and click ‘Apply’

How to put a Host Code in

Happy July!!  Enjoy every day!

Mary