Stampin’ Up! October Paper Pumpkin Kit

Want really fun and stress free crafting?
Want something that you can easily do with the kids?
Want something exciting to look forward to in the mail?

Cue Paper Pumpkin!

It’s a monthly paper crafting subscription!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit came in a beautiful festive box with instructions on how to make the cards, everything needed to make the cards, and a set of stamps which can be used for projects to come!

Each month is unique and different, and always a surprise. The October kit made 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs. There was minimal stamping and they came together really quickly.

The kit also came with beautifully coordinated envelopes.

I love making the Paper Pumpkin projects with my kids. We turned on Christmas music (had to) and got to town.

One of my kids would stamp while the other would glue down.

I was in charge of the ribbon and another one of my kids put everything together. It was a great time had by all and we look forward to sending the Christmas cards to family and friends.

Although we don’t know the exact look of each month’s project kit, we do get a teaser and an idea of what we’re making (home decor, cards, gift giving, etc).

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that comes right to your mailbox. If you would like to skip a month, you can always do that!

The November 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit will make 15 gift card carriers with coordinating envelopes.

Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White.

You can check out a sneak peek video below for the November 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

You have through November 10th to subscribe to receive the November kit.

You can head over here for more details and to reserve yours!


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.



Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Freezin’ Fun Racoon Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge. Happy hopping!

My card starts off with Pool Party cardstock.

I then took a panel of Poppy Parade cardstock and embossed it using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.

I adhered a pattern from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock. I then used the Freezin’ Friends Dies to cut a snow slope from Whisper White cardstock. Above the slope I stamped the “whoosh” in Memento Black ink on the Designer Series Paper.

I stamped the raccoon from the Freezin’ Fun Stamp Set in Memento Black ink. I colored it in using the Smoky Slate (raccoon), Poppy Parade (scarf and hat), and Soft Suede (sled) Stampin’ Blends Markers. I cut it out using the same dies and adhered him down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Freezin’ Fun Stamp Set in Poppy Parade ink, cutting it out with the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Finally, I used the All The Trimmings Embellishments to add a star over the tree and a white pom-pom at the end of the raccoon’s hat.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Press On Card Video Tutorial

The Press On Stamp Set is really fun, in that it’s perfect for everyday stamping and occasions, but also can work as a Christmas card!

Last week, I shared how to make this topsy-turvy card live!

I also showed an everyday version using the same basic layout with different colors and the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

I’ll be back tonight card making live at 7:30 pm EST on my Facebook channel. Join me live and you’ll have a chance to win the card! I’ll be using the Celebration Tidings Stamp for a fall card.

If you ever miss a live video, you can check them all out on my YouTube Channel.

Now to see how I created today’s card, including the masking technique that I used, check out the video below:


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
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Stampin’ Up! So Happy For You Card

Dies that coordinate with stamped images are helpful, practical, and fun.

But standalone dies make them even more versatile and the cute houses in the Home Together Die caught my eye from the start!

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock. I then took a Blackberry Bliss pattern from the Regals Designer Series Paper and cut it at an angle. I used the long stitched die in the Stitched Nested Labels Dies to give a stitch to the edge.

I wound a piece of Bumblebee Ribbon around a Gold Hoop and secured it with a Gold bow and glued it down.

I then used the Home Together Dies to cut out a house from Rich Razzleberry cardstock and greenery from Bumblebee and Night of Navy cardstock. I adhered the images down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the A Little Lace Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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Let’s just hypothetically say you were on a deserted island and you could only bring one tool…which would you pick? Come on over to vote for yours (and like the page while there so you don’t miss any of the fun)!


Today’s card is part of a new color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Be sure to play along with these beautiful colors!!!


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
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Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Thank You Card

Hi friends!

I don’t know about you, but this weekend flew by way too fast.
I hope you have a great week ahead (and are able to get some stamping in).

My card today starts off with Pool Party cardstock, which I embossed using the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.

I then used the Stamparatus to stamp the rectangle from the Swirly Frames Stamp Set along a panel of Whisper White cardstock in Misty Moonlight, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron ink.

I stamped the right rectangle first in Mint Macaron ink, moved the hinge one space to the left, stamped it in Pool Party, moved the hinge one space to the left, and stamped it in Misty Moonlight ink. I continued this until all the rectangles were stamped.

I stamped the bird image from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in Pool Party ink, stamping off first for a lighter shade.

I stamped the sentiment from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set in the corner in Misty Moonlight ink. I then adhered a panel of Misty Moonlight cardstock under the Whisper White panel.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
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Stamping with Kids – Quick and Easy Thank You Cards

Since my kids were little, I have had them send out thank you cards for Christmas presents they received.

I can remember my youngest being so small and couldn’t write yet, so I just traced her hand.

Today I’m sharing 9 super quick and easy thank you cards that you can make with your kids/grandkids for them to mail for Christmas presents received. They use 3″x3″ cards and come together really quick.

My youngest daughter used the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, and Gray Granite ink.

My son used the Merry Moose and Well Said Stamp Sets in Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede ink.

Lastly, for my oldest daughter, I gave her a bit more of a challenge using the Press On Stamp Set with some coloring.

Then I decorated this super cute Pizza Box to hold the thank you cards.

To watch us make these cards, check out the video below.

A HUGE thank you to my oldest daughter who spent hours doing the editing on the video!!!


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
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Stampin’ Up! Arrange a Wreath Fall Birthday Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge. Happy stamping!

My card starts off with Soft Suede cardstock. I then matted a Bumblebee pattern from the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper on Whisper White cardstock.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the wreath from the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set in Old Olive ink.

I then stamped the other images in Real Red (crate), Bumblebee (flower), Soft Suede (oak leaf), and Garden Green (leaf) ink and cut them out using the coordinating Wreath Builder Dies.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set in Real Red ink in the corner.

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Now click on the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic
  9. Julie Johnston

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy Video Tutorial & Special

Who’s excited that it’s Wednesday!!!

It means I’ll be live tonight with another card tutorial. Tonight I’ll be making a card with stacks of coffee cups and I have a Christmas and fall version for you.

Today’s card features the brand new Quite Curvy Bundle, which will be available beginning Nov 3. I’m offering a special set of card kits with the purchase of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November!

These card kits include everything you’ll need to make two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and one just because card (minus adhesive and ink).

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 EST on my Facebook Page with a new card. If you’re a coffee lover, pumpkin spice lover, or chai latte lover – this card is for you! If you catch it live, you’ll have a chance to win it!

If you ever miss a video tutorial, you can watch them on my YouTube Channel.

To see how I made today’s card, check out the video below:


Buy the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle in the month of November and I’ll mail you eight card kits (2 each of 4 designs).

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available starting Nov 3rd and includes the:

  • Quite Curvy Bundle
  • Curvy Christmas Stamp Set
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper

The cards in the kit include two Christmas cards, a birthday card, and a “just because” card. The kits come with everything you’ll need to make these cards (minus ink pads and adhesive).

Just place your order and then I’ll pop the card kits in the mail.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Nativity Christmas Card

I LOVE white on white, monochromatic cards….
especially for Christmas cards.

For today’s card, I kept it really clean and used Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and Gold.

My card starts off with Very Vanilla cardstock.

I stamped the images from the Peaceful Nativity Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out with the coordinating Nativity Dies and adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the same Nativity Dies and Gold Foil to cut out the palm trees and star. I stamped the sentiment from the For Unto Us Stamp Set in Versamark ink in the corner, sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

I then matted this on Gold Foil and adhered it to the card front.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Forever Greenery Congrats Card

Have you taken advantage of the Designer Series Paper sale going on RIGHT NOW?

It’s 15% off 15 different packs of Designer Series Paper from the Annual and Mini Catalog.
And if your order is over $50 and you order at least one pack of Designer Series Paper – I’m giving away a free pack of solid cardstock when you shop through my store (in addition to the free $9 item).

The Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper I used in today’s card is included in this sale and has beautiful patterns!

My card starts off with Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

I then took two patterns from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, matting one on Shaded Spruce cardstock and the other on Whisper White cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce ink on a small panel of Whisper White cardstock. Underneath it I wound around some Linen Thread and then added a few pearls around.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


Right now is a great opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper.  Save 15% on select Designer Series Paper in the month of October!!

And receive a free solid pack of cardstock with an order of $50+ when you buy at least one pack of Designer Series Paper!

Check out all the included paper here.


Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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