No Matter the Weather by Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all doing well and practicing social distancing. As I saw on Facebook today, “If you can smell their farts, move further apart”. (For some reason I find that very humorous.)

For today’s project, I am going to share with you my slightly modified cards from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – No Matter the Weather.

Wait a minute, they look just like the samples in the instructions. Not quite – look a little closer and you will see that I cut the card base in half (cut off the back piece) and add a Smoky Slate mat that I then attached to a standard size card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. Why, because their original size is “note cards” size (3.50” x 5.00”). As modified, my cards are now standard A2 (4.25” x 5.50”). I will then need to substitute envelopes, but that means I have the pretty liners from the envelopes provided in the kit to use as background paper on other cards!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used to modify my cards which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the images:

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Here again is the video provided by Stampin’ Up! that shows how to assemble the kit:

If you are not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber now is the perfect time to join. Deadline each month to subscribe to receive that month’s kit is the 10th — so the deadline to subscribe to receive the April kit is April 10, 2020. Everything you need to create the projects will be included in the box that will arrive in your mailbox.

If you have any questions about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin or need help setting up your account, I am here to help. For your convenience, here is my link to subscribe: SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN

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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#makeacardsendacard

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A Country Club Timeless Tropical

Greetings my stamping friends. I slept the most of the day today which is typical following my infusions. Fortunately I had designed and finished today’s project last night so I am able to continue my #acardaday promise to you.

Today’s project is a bit different in that the Country Club Designer Series Paper creates the focal image. The only “stamping” done on this project is the sentiment which comes from the Timeless Tropical stamp set. Both of these produced are available in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

Included in the Country Club Designer Series Paper package are 12 sheets of paper (2 each of 6 double sided designs). One of the designs contains 12 black and white scenes, which if you look closely are mirror images of three scenes (see pic immediately above this block). They can be cut out quickly and easily with your paper trimmer to create 12 scenes that each measure 3.00″ x 4.00″.

I colored my selected scene with my go to inks — my Stampin’ Blends®. To give the layout some detail without fussy embellishments I cut out my layers for the card front using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies (to create each layer I used the four largest dies). The matted layer with my colored scene is attached with dimensionals. The sentiment was also cut using second smallest die from the same dies. I used a wood element from the Country Club Elements under the sentiment.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with those very helpful hyperlinks to add to your shopping cart:

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask me.

And don’t forget there are just THREE more days remaining in Sale-A-Bration. If you buy the Thick Whisper White Cardstock, the Country Club DSP, Country Club Elements, Timeless Tropical stamp set (or a similarly priced set of your choice) and a package of dimensionals (total = $52.75 before tax and shipping) you would qualify for a FREE Level 1 item.

If you have any questions regarding placing an online order or redeeming Sale-A-Bration items, please call or email me. I would be happy to help you.

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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Happy Birthday to You courtesy of Sale-A-Bration

Greetings my stamping friends. I left my house for the first time in about 10 days to receive my Gamma Globulin infusion (human blood proteins so my immune system can generate antibodies) for my auto-immune disease. As an “at risk” person, it was a bit frightening, but I was relieved to see that there was a nurse in the entrance to the infusion center who was checking people’s temperature and checking names off a list to protect everyone. I typically feel very tired for several days after, but I still plan on sharing projects with you daily.

#acardaday #makeacardsendacard

Today’s project (which I actually made last night) uses my second favorite stamp set offered as a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration (Level 1) — Happy Birthday to You. I opted to try to do a “simple stamping” project which should be quick and easy if you want to try to make one for yourself.

I stamped the cake image on a piece of whisper white cardstock that measures 3.25″ x 4.00″ in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the stamped image with my very handy Stampin’ Blends® (Petal Pink on the frosting, Flirty Flamingo on the flowers, Granny Apple Green on the leaves, Daffodil Delight on the flower stamens and Smoky Slate on the cake stand. I also added Wink of Stella to the cake stand to give it some shimmer. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I attached the stamped piece to the card base using dimensionals. (NOTE: I used the RETIRED Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to add some glitz. If you do not have these in your stash of crafting supplies, you can color the Basic Pearls [#144219 $5.00] with any of your Stampin’ Blends®.)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which have those handy hyperlinks so you can quickly and easily add them to your shopping cart.

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If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask!

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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Sending You Thoughts & a Lovely Lily Pad

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all sheltering safely in place. To those of you who fall into the essential services category and are on the front lines so to speak, thank you for all that you do for the rest of us.

The project I am sharing with you today uses three products currently available as FREE items during Sale-A-Bration — two stamp sets (Level 1) and a coordinating set of dies (Level 2) — as well as one item that is no longer available as inventory has been depleted (baker’s twine and sequins). It is a very appropriate card for the times we are facing.

#acardaday #makeacardsendacard

I created the water background using the double sided stamp from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set (hint: all stamps in this set are double sided!) and the Balmy Blue ink pad. I stamped off for the solid side of the stamp (after inking the stamp I tapped on a scrap sheet of paper before stamping on card piece) to get a lighter shade of blue. The lily flower and pad were colored with Stampin’ Blends®. On the inside of the card I stamped “you’d be better already” from Sending You Thoughts.

Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products that you will need if you would like to make this or a similar card:

Product List

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, you can just ask.

As a reminder, Sale-A-Bration ENDS on March 31, 2020. So be sure to get your FREE items while they are still available!

If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration rewards redemption or would like my help placing your online order, please contact me by email or cell phone as provided at the top of my blog on the right near the top.

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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The Gang’s all Meer

Greetings my stamping friends. It has been far too long since I last posted a project to share with you. My sincerest apologies. For those of you who have not given up hope on me, I thank you.

The current world wide crisis is very frightening. I hope that each and every one of you – known and unknown to me personally – remain safe and healthy in the days, weeks and months to come.

I have been in a funk for many months even before this virus made itself known and I am going to try to brighten my days, and in return hopefully yours, by sharing a new project with you every day going forward. I will use the hastags #acardaday and #makeacardsendacard if you wish to follow me on social media.

As I notified you in an earlier post today, Sale-A-Bration will end on March 31, 2020. This means you have seven days remaining to take advantage of the FREE products you can earn with each $50 (Level 1) or $100 (Level 2) purchase you make. There are no limits on the number of FREE products you can redeem; however, they are available only while supplies last!

For today’s project I used my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set (FREE with a $50 order before taxes and shipping) — The Gang’s All Meer. This was my first redemption during demonstrator pre-order back in November (oh my!) and this is the first time I have used it.

Yes those are meercats! Aren’t they adorable!

I created the large “gang” of meercats with the “masking technique” where you stamp on a scrap sheet or post-it note to cover an area previously stamped to protect it. I had a much larger group but elected to cut it down by hand which I attached to the card front with dimensionals.

Using a 4.00″ x 5.25″ piece of whisper white card stock, I stamped a staggered row of cacti so that I had a defined area to create the sandy ground. All stamped images, as well as the background, were colored using my Stampin’ Blends®. You can’t see in the photo, but I added Wink of Stella to the poppies on the cacti.

Here is a list of the supplies you will need to create this card (or something similar):

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If you have any other design questions, do not hesitate to ask.

If you need help submitting an order and redeeming your FREE Sale-A-Bration products, do not hesitate to ask for my help. It would be my pleasure.

SALE-A-BRATION – SHOP NOW!

Become a Demonstrator!

If you have a wish list that is several pages long (like me) and you would like to join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator so you can take advantage of a minimum 20% discount, I would be happy to help you with that as well. As a demonstrator you can purchase products before they are made available to the general public, you can attend demonstrator only events and you will make lots of friends in the process. I signed up for the discount over 10 years ago and not a day has gone by that I ever regretted my decision.

JOIN THE FUN!

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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Sale-A-Bration Third Product Release

Even more great Sale-A-Bration items have been added — and there’s not much time left to earn them!

These items are offered in the annual catalog and can now be earned for FREE with qualifying purchases of $50.00 (Level 1) or $100.00 (Level 2). To redeem these items, please use the items numbers provided above, NOT the catalog item numbers.

Only ONE week remains to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products. All products are available while supplies last or March 31, 2020.

If you have any questions or need help placing your order, I am here to help. I am just an email, phone call or text away.

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

Linda

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April 2020 Paper Pumpkin

At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping our subscribers build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

One more thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s family is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life. 

Check out our promotional video to learn more. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this kit!

To reserve one (or more) box(es) of this kit, be sure to subscribe or renew your subscription by no later than April. 10, 2020. Click HERE to subscribe now!

If you did not subscribe to the March kit, here is what you missed:

If you have any questions or need help to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I am here to help. You first have to ask.

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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Sale-A-Bration Countdown

The biggest sale of the year from Stampin’ Up! is almost over. Don’t miss out on the chance to earn select products for FREE when you reach certain thresholds. For example if you buy $50 in products (before taxes & shipping) you can select one Level 1 item. If you buy $100 in products you can select one Level 2 item or two Level 1 items. There is no limited and FREE products are only available while supplies last!

Time is running out (as well as certain items which supplies have been exhausted) – Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31, 2020.

The following products are now also sold out:

(Coordinates with Happy Birthday to You SAB stamp set)

If you have any questions or need help placing your qualifying order, just ask me!

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

Linda

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More to Sale-A-Brate!

Sale-A-Bration just got better with the release of more new products! Included in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release are three awesome stamp sets and two packs of beautiful Designer Series Paper you are going to love!

Be sure to get your favorites WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Unfortunately some items have already sold out from the first product release:

You can view a PDF of all current catalogs from the links in the side bar of my blog. Here is a link to the Second Release SAB products.

If you have any questions or need help placing an order on my website, do not hesitate to contact me.

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

Linda

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Celebrate with A Lovely Day

Time is running out to reserve your box(es) for the February Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Lovely Day. The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help you celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions. February 10 is the deadline!

Kit details: 

  • Makes nine 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 Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion, which you can get for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50.00 usd by March 31, 2020. See details below.

Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308):

  • Includes 5 cling stamps
  • FREE with qualifying purchase of $50.00 usd by March 31, 2020
  • Suggested clear blocks: b, e, h
  • Located in the Sale-A-Bration brochure (p. 8)

In addition, starting yesterday, February 4 (through March 31), there is a coordinating set of Dies for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set – Birthday Dies (item 153590) $27.00 usd. These coordinating dies and all other products on the below flyers are only available while supplies last.

To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, simply click on the link HERE and create or update your account. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator so I can help you with any issues that may arise.

If you have any questions regarding Paper Pumpkin or anything else Stampin’ Up! related, please ask me. I am here to be your creativity coach!

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

Linda

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