My Paper Pumpkin Gift Bag

Are you a subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin? I just recently signed up and am so glad I did. I have been very happy with the kits I have received. Last month's kit came with 5 very heavy craft bags, ribbon, two stamps, an ink spot, mini clothespins, and sheets of die cut embellishments. I used some of the printed letters to spell out "hello" but there were plenty to spell out someone's name or other greeting. I made this bag and added some stamped tissue paper to go with it. The next person I need to give a gift to is going to get this fabulous bag. Once I've used all of the bags I still have the two stamps and the ink to use over and over.


When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin:

  • Each month you'll receive a unique, surprise kit with project-cards, journals, decor, and more! Everything is color-coordinated, measured, and cut just for you!
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit takes about 30 minutes to complete.
  • Stampin' Up! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. For example, if you sign up on May 10th, Stampin' Up! will send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, they'll send your first kit around June 15th.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You also have the option to skip a month if you want.

Signing up is easy. Just go to to sign up and when they ask for your demonstrator's name just enter mine.

Thanks for stopping by,



April 22nd Weekly Deals

Wk. DealsHere are the newest Weekly Deals available through the 28th while supplies last. Because some itmes are on the retirement lists they may sell out quickly. Remember that there is FREE shipping through Friday so it's the perfect time to order.  You can order through my online store by clicking on my name below or let me know and I will order for you.



Retirement Lists & FREE Shipping


The Retirement Lists are out so now's the time to get those things you always wanted but had not ordered yet or to get refills for the things you love. And to sweeten the deal you get FREE SHIPPING on everything, even the clearance rack items for the next 5 days.



You can order from my online store here and be sure to use hostess code GDEM2X3E.

My top 10 favorite Stamp Sets that are retiring:

  • Delightful Dozen, page 27
  • Seasonal Sayings, page 32
  • Papaya Collage, page 62
  • So Sorry, page 68
  • Wonderfall, page 84
  • Fabulous Florets, page 93
  • Secret Garden, page 94 (also coordinating framelits, p. 187)
  • Perfectly Penned, page 95
  • En Francais (background), page 100
  • Clockworks, page 109

And my top 10 Accessories that are retiring:

  • Silver Glimmer Paper, page 156
  • Sponge Daubers, page 164
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, page 166
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, page 180
  • Small & Large Hearts Punches, page 183
  • Dress Up Framelits, page 187
  • Little Leaves Sizzlits, page 188
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder, page 191
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, page 191
  • Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, page 192

I'm so hoping that the silver glimmer paper and the dazzling diamonds glitter will come out in the new catalog in a different manner – either different sizing or pricing. It will be so difficult for me to stamp without using glitter. smiley But just in case it doesn't I already have put in my order for some.


Happy Shopping,


Easter Blessings

Easter CrossThis card was from my Easter Stamp a Stack. It is also the one I sent to my mother and my son and daughter-in-law in KY.


Lindt BunnyThis little chocolate bunny was so quick and easy to make so I made several of them but since it's chocolate I could only give them to local family and friends. The bunny holder is 8-1/2" x 2" scored at 3-3/4" and 4-3/4". Use the extra large oval punch to create the opening, the Owl Punch for the leaves and the flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch. Happy Easter is from Teeny Tiny Wishes cut with the Itty Bitty Shapes Framelit.


I have filled plastic eggs for an egg hunt …. for my 16 year old grandson. I do it every year and he still likes to hunt for them, probably because I put candy and money in them. A 16 year old boy with a car can always use some extra money!

Easter eggsjpg

Don't forget Monday – the Retirement List comes out and there is FREE shipping.

Easter Blessings to you,


5 Days of FREE Shipping

Yahoo! Stampin' Up! will have FREE shipping for 5 days beginning Monday.

free ship

And since the retirement list comes out on Monday this is the perfect time to stock up on those things that will be gone soon and the stamp sets you always wanted but had not ordered yet. Just a note as to how quickly Incolor items sell out, Raspberry Ripple re-inker is already no longer available. I'm making my list now.

Click below to go directly to my online store.


Easter Stair Step Card

stair step easter

And a side view:

stairstep easter

This stair step card is done on a cardstock sheet cut 10-1/2" x 5-1/2" and then scored @ 1-1/2, 2-1/2,  4-1/4, 6, 8-1/4". Fold back and forth and add stamped and cut images. The grass in front is done with the new Fringe Scissors.

Stamps: Flower Shop, Mixed Bunch, Petite Petals, Secret Garden, Chocolate Bunny (retired), Easter Blossoms (retired)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar

Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz, Baked Brown Sugar

Misc: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Blossom Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Fringe Scissors, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pearls, Secret Garden Framelit, Stitched Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by,


Retiring Product Info

The list of retiring products will be out Monday, April 21st. Stamps will be available until the new catalog comes out however accessories will only be available while product lasts. Traditionally, many of these things sell out quickly, especially anything in the retiring 2012-2014 Incolors.


If you have any of these ink pads you might want to get ink refills and paper now while availability is guaranteed. Other things in those colors include ribbon, Dahlias embellishments, and markers. Also keep in mind that ribbon colors tend to change with the new catalog and all Designer Series Paper usually will retire.



Big News – Project Life Partnership & Weekly Deals

I'm so excited about Stampin' Up's newest product coming soon. Watch the video:


Stampin' Up has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in:

It’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards.
It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life.
In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Project Life Product Availability

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1!
And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1 (or demonstrators can pre-order on April 21st):

project life

p life

And here are the newest Weekly Deals

dealsThanks for stopping by




This card is my version of a similar card I saw by Jacqueline Dee. The stamp set is one of the first ones I bought when the current catalog came out. This stamp set has some really nice sentiments along with the image stamps. It is so versatile as you can use it for masculine cards, sympathy cards, birthday cards and many more.

And the inside:

sandpipers inside

Stamps: Wetlands, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Sky

Paper: Naturals White, Island Indigo

Misc: Simply Scored, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals


Today was the first of two Easter Card Stamp a Stack classes. Just in time to get them in the mail. Check back within the next few days and I will share some of the cards we did.

Thanks for stopping by,


Weekly Deals and a One Eyed Monster

Here are the newest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

WKLY dealsYou can order from my online store here or let me know what you want and I will put in and order later this week.


Mary Brown, aka Stamper Camper, did four monster cards which inspired me to do this one. The monsters in this stamp set are super cute. You can see Mary's cards here.

polka dot monster

The dots on the background and the dots on the pennant banners mimic the dots on the monster. The background dots were glued on the Summer Starfruit background and then that piece was run through the Big Shot in the Chevron Embossing Folder. The two pennant banners were punched out using the pennant punch. The Turquoise one was stamped, the Starfruit one was punched out of Designer Series Paper.

Stamps: Monstermaniacs, A Round Array, Pennant Parade

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Black, and Turquoise, Calypso Coral, and Summer Starfruit Markers

Paper: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral

Misc: Chevron Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Pennant Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by,