Joy to the World – Literally! Stampin’ Up!’s October Paper Pumpkin Kit!

This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. 

With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on their holiday crafting—you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit, we encourage you to join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit. How fun will THAT be? I can’t wait!

Here are the supplies your receive with your kit — all for $22 free shipping — if you subscribe to our once-a-month- box. You can suspend your kit for a month, cancel any time, or keep receiving your Creativity in a Box! I love it!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam


Click HERE to get started on a subscription, or Click below to get a 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription!

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Pals Blog Hop: It’s the Sentiment That Counts!

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” 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.

Stampin’ Up! does such a great job of providing us with stamp sets that include beautiful sentiments, perfect for a variety of projects. I decided to focus on a sentiment that I have taken to heart these last few months. As a high school teacher, I’ve spent these months during the COVID-19 pandemic experiencing the gamut of emotions, from stress to fear, to concern over my students and family, and finally — to HOPE. We must live with hope in order to navigate through life. This time WILL get better. Here is my slimline card:

I started out a Thick Whisper White card base of 8 1/2″ by 7″, scored at 3 1/2″. I covered the front of the card base with a panel of “In Good Taste” Designer Series Paper to add some neutral texture, measuring 8 1/2″ by 3 1/2″. The lovely tree stamps are a part of the new “Life is Beautiful” stamp set. I wanted to try my hand at making the tree scenes depict the different seasons. To me, the seasons always symbolize HOPE. In the darkest winter days, there is always the hope of spring. The sentiment “Hope Changes Everything” comes from the “Love of Leaves” stamp set.

I cut out four rectangular scalloped panels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I then stamped four tree scenes — so fun to do some pure stamping! I also used sponge daubers to shade in a little more color around the leaves.

I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold Embossing Powder, punched it out with the Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch, and then popped it up onto some ribbon and attached to the card. I decided I needed a little sparkle, so I added some Artistry Blooms adhesive-backed sequins to the trees. I love the effect in real life!

This stamp set has to many possibilities, as does the Love of Leaves. I will keep these for many years to come!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! It is my prayer that you are always able to hold onto HOPE!

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 on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
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Hello, Beautiful Autumn Bundle!

Have you seen the Beautiful Autumn Bundle yet? It’s gorgeous with nature-inspired imagery and a coordinating punch pack. With its Two-Step Stampin’ images, you can choose the lined or filled-in images—or use them together to give your images more depth. While lending itself to autumn themes, the stamp set also includes all-occasion greetings to help you share thanks or simply say hello. The Two-Step Stampin’ images combined with the punches make this bundle a must have for creating quick cards.

When combined with different, and even non-traditional colors, the Beautiful Autumn bundle becomes even more versatile! Take a look at some of these projects:

I just how the addition of a few small leaves or an acorn can bring such a gorgeous ‘fall’ feeling to these projects!

Here’s the stamp set:

And those fun punches! You know I love a punch!

Also, have you noticed that the images in the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set are all on the small side? This is designed to give you the freedom to put the images together in a creative way that suits you. Create an eclectic background by stamping one image repeatedly or mixing it up with a few. Stamp them in an accent line. Or use your favorite image as the focal point of the project. It’s up to you! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

Use this host code in your online order of over $50 to receive a free gift from me from the new August-December Mini Catalog!

Host Code: 3A99EW6T

Shop below by clicking on any of the images below, or go HERE to see all the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! fall bundles and products!

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Hooray! A Clearance Rack Update and Much More!

I woke up this morning to lots of fabulous news from Stampin’ Up! Check this out:

  1. The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack has been updated! I LOVE getting a great deal on products I already love! Just so you know — items do sell out, and many of these will go FAST! So get them while you can! Here’s the link to go shop for Clearance! Some of the items are up to 60% off! LINK HERE!

We have a brand new month, and a brand new host code: Please use this HOST CODE: 3A99EW6T when making an online order of over $50 with me, and you will receive a FREE GIFT from the new Mini Catalog from me!

2. Stampin’ UP! just announced a great promotion for anyone interested in becoming a demonstrator.  Our starter kit is just $99 and you can customize your kit with $125 worth of merchandise that you choose.  But that’s not all!!!  New demonstrators will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  This is a fabulous deal!!! 

3. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (standard only) is now available for purchase.  I have heard nothing but great things about it, and I can’t wait to get mine! It cuts like butter! You can also add the machine to a starter kit (see above) which is incredible. 

Starting TODAY! September 1, 2020, the STANDARD Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (Item 149653, $120), along with the optional Magnetic Platform (Item 149656, $24) are available for customer purchase!   You can read all about the new machine’s benefits and must-have features here

So what sets the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machines apart from the rest?  Here are some favorite features:

  • Durable machine with high-quality results.  Solid steel construction frame and rubber feet.  Produces crisp, clean, precise cutting and beautifully detailed embossing.
  • Easy to use. The machine and tools are designed for an intuitive die-cutting and embossing experience. For example, all plates are labeled with a number and are color-coded for easy reference and use when building your sandwich.  And just like the name suggests, Stampin’ Up! Magnetic Cutting Plates have fully-magnetic surfaces to make it easy to securely position your dies and keep them in place.
  • Simple to store. The platform folds for space-saving storage and the clean design suits any crafting space.
  • Portable. You can use the machine on the go with its folding platform and ergonomic carrying handle.  Great for those who like to attend crops or other crafting get-togethers.
  • Click HERE to see a great video on this new product!


Just email or call me for more details, or if you have any questions! Email me here!

Woohoo! What a Month!!