Winter Wonders by Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends.

Let’s face it. The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending cold nights by the fire, we have gifts to wrap and greeting cards to send out to friends and family near and far.

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue with their next two Paper Pumpkin kits for October and November! Winter Wonders will be coordinating kits, but each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone. Here is more information about each kit:

October Kit

  • Makes 10 cards and envelopes
  • 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: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

  • Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce

Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

Whether you are an avid crafter or a beginner, Paper Pumpkin is the perfect box of fun and even makes the perfect gift for a friend or that crafty person on your holiday list. You can order more than one of each kit if you need more cards or tags, or add coordinating products from the Annual or Holiday Catalogs to “stretch” your kit’s potential. There are always extra bits remaining from each kit so with some extra card stock and envelopes the sky is the limit.

If you have any questions on how a subscription to Paper Pumpkin works, please ask me. If you wish to renew or start a new subscription here is the link to my page: PaperPumpkin

To receive the October kit you need to be a subscriber by October 10. To receive the November kit you need to be a subscriber by November 10. A monthly subscription in the U.S. costs $22.00 + tax (shipping included) per kit.

And to show you just how much fun a Paper Pumpkin box can be, here is a new video:

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Designer Series Paper Sale!

Admit it —we all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. By popular demand, we are bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! Don’t miss out on your chance to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to stock up and save!

Here are those handy thumbnail quick links to the online store for making your shopping much easier:

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And to help inspire you on ways to use these beautiful selections of papers, here are some project samples for you to enjoy:

I have goosebumps!

This promotion ends September 30 so don’t wait too long to get your FREE package(s)!

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Stampin’ Up! September – Better than Pumpkin Spice!

Greetings my stamping friends. It’s finally here! September. The month that most mere mortals count down to as it means everything “Pumpkin Spice” flavored is coming to their favorite coffee house or restaurant.

But for those of us with more serious “tastes”, we know this means the release of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog has arrived!

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but Stampin’ Up! has once again hit it out of the park with the products they have to offer in this catalog. Enjoy this Stop-Motion video to get a glimpse of just a few of the items.

And to help you get started on your Wish List or holiday gift buying for that special crafty person on your list, here is a list of 25 products under $25.00:

If you do not have a copy of the Holiday Catalog to hold in your hands to oooh and awww over, let me know and I would be happy to send you one.

I am here to help you with all of your holiday cards and home decor needs so be sure to reach out and ask if you need my assistance.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Wood-Mount Stamp Set Destash

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all staying cool as the Summer season blasts its last rays of heat upon you all. We have been fortunate here in my part of Texas so far this year, but I am sure we will get at least one “heat wave” before we move into our so-called Fall season.

I have been neglecting my blog and relying on Facebook and Instagram to communicate lately so I thought I would send you all a quick post to let you know that I have begun posting retired wood-mount stamp sets on eBay. There are some REALLY old sets (as far back as 1995) out there if you are looking for something different and love the stamps that come attached to the wood blocks.

I started two days ago and am continuing to add items. The listings are 5-day auctions so most have at least 3 days remaining. You can reach my eBay store (lrtolson) HERE.

I will continue to destash so check back to my eBay stored often so you don’t miss your chance for a bargain!

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

Are you done with the heat of Summer? I know I am and we really haven’t hit the triple digit heat we typically have here in the heart of Texas, but with the amount of rain we have had so far this year the humidity it off the charts!

With the August Paper Pumpkin Kit Stampin’ Up! is opening the door to the coziness of fall with a project of gift bags and tags featuring the rich colors of fall leaves. But wait a minute if you are disappointed that this is not a card kit – because for the first time ever (I think I have been saying that a lot this year – they are really going above and beyond this year!) – there will be an add-on bundle option available on August 1 while supplies last.

This bundle will include 24 card bases (12 each of two designs) with coordinating envelopes for $10.00! This add-on bundle will not automatically ship to all Paper Pumpkin subscribers who receive the August kit. If you want the card bases add-on bundle you must place a separate order either through your demonstrator or stampinup.com.

Now that is an amazing kit and add-on bundle! I hope I remember to place my order for the add-on before they sell out!

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe monthly HERE, or purchase 1, 3, 6 or 12-month pre-paid subscriptions. These kits also make great gifts for the crafter in your life who is hard to shop for.

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If you have any questions about becoming a subscriber or how to get the add-on bundle for the August kit, do not hesitate to contact me. The last day to subscribe for the August kit is August 10, 2019.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Celebrating 10 Years with Stampin’ Up!

Greetings my stamping friends! July 16th marked my 10 year Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Woohoo!!!

Help me celebrate my Anniversary!

As a token of my appreciation to my customers, if you place a minimum $50.00 order through my demonstrator website now through the end of July 2019, you will receive a FREE gift from me consisting of five (5) hand-made cards of random designs PLUS your choice of Faceted Gems in either Clear or Gold (see page 178 of the Annual Catalog). These FREE gifts will be shipped to you from me in August.

HOST CODE: MXE6VNYA

I have created a Work Shop Host Code as reflected above for you to use so that I, as the hostess, can receive the accumulative hostess benefits for orders that are less than $150.00. If your order is $150.00 or more, do not use the host code, you will want the hostess benefits for yourself!

Bonus Days!

And don’t forget that you earn a $5.00 coupon that you can use in August for every $50.00 you spend in July (before taxes and shipping) in July!

From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 US to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 US coupon code the following month.

So what does this mean to you? A Starter Kit is $99.00 in the US. For that fee, you now select $155.00 worth of Stampin’ Up! products. Plus, the following month you will have a $10.00 US coupon to use towards anything else you wish to purchase. The best thing about the Starter Kit is that it is 100% customizable by YOU. You are not required to purchase anything that you do not want or need. Of course, if you are not sure what you would need, we have a recommended supply list ready for you to use as a reference.

What are the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? You immediately begin receiving a 20-25% discount or commission (depending on your title) on all purchases or customer sales. You have access to a large community of like-minded creative artists who love to share what they do. You are among the first to hear about the new and exciting products offered by Stampin’ Up!, including the new catalogs a month or more before they are released to the general public — PREORDER! OnStage events and making new friends. And so much more.

What are you waiting for? I would love to help you sign up and have you as one of my team members. That would be an awesome way to celebrate my 10 year Anniversary!

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Pressed Petals Greetings

Greetings my stamping friends. I have been pinging around between projects and thought I’d take a moment and share with you two I finally finished!

The new Annual Catalog that was released in June has an amazing selection of designer series paper to pick from and one of my favorites is the Pressed Petals Specialty:

It looks like freshly pressed flowers and makes creating beautiful projects a snap. Here are two cards designs I made using this paper as my main design element.

I just love how the flowers and leaves seem to pop out of the paper. Makes my creative process easy once I get up the nerve to cut it that is.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the designs of these cards:

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If you have any questions regarding the design of these cards, do not hesitate to ask. I always share my project designs for FREE!

I have several more projects to share with you if I can ever focus my energy on one thing at a time. It’s been hard to do that lately, but I will try.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Bonus Days Are Back!

♫ ♪ Bonus Days are here again! The sun is high up in the sky, so why not stay inside and stamp. Bonus Days are here again! ♫ ♪

With the Bonus Days promotion in July, for every $50.00 you spend through July 31 (before shipping and tax) you earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31. The good news is that there is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period!

Details: Earning Period is July 1 – 31, 2019

  • Earning Period Deadlines
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 31, 2019, by 6:50 pm (mt)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

If you have any questions regarding the Bonus Days promotion, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Free as a Bird Meets Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards

Greetings my stamping friends!

So far I would have to say one of my favorite product suites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is the Bird Ballard Suite. I used two products from this suite in today’s project (I could have used more but I was trying to keep it simple!) as well as DSP from another. Let me know what you think.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your online cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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As a matter of personal choice, I cut the fronts off the laser cut cards and trimmed the border all around to be as narrow as possible. I then added a mat of Mossy Meadow and used Very Vanilla Thick card stock as my card base. I saved the backs of the cards for stamping the birds sitting on the branches using my Stamparatus so I could be sure to get a crisp image by restamping if necessary. I then fussy cut the birds by hand.

If you have any questions regarding any other design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask. I am here to help – it’s sort of “my job”.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Summertime Fun with Paper Pumpkin’s July Kit

Providing an easy path to creativity is what Paper Pumpkin does best. And we’re always thinking about ways to improve.

Sometimes we kick things up a notch to maximize a kit’s potential. After all, everyone wants to make as many cute things as possible with their super-fun Paper Pumpkin kit. Right? That goes without saying! 

This month, Paper Pumpkin is providing unprecedented catalog coordination by highlighting THREE new product suites from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that you can mix and match with July’s kit.

Woven Threads Suite

Garden Lane Suite

Come Sail Away Suite

Get ready to “sail into Summer” with one of these kits by subscribing before July 10, 2019! If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber make sure your payment options are current.

If you need the link to become a subscriber, well here you go: JOIN. If you need help, just ask for it!

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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