Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza Sale - ONE WEEK ONLY!!



Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

Details 

• Promotion period: November 21-28, 2016 
Discounted items/bundles available on all order types 
You must use the bundle item codes provided. Discounts will not be applied if individual item numbers are entered separately. 
Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends. 
There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. 
Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
• Discounts range from 10-40 percent and may vary per market. Note: While some retiring holiday products may be discounted during the retiring list promotion in December, no discounts will be greater than the discounts being offered during Online Extravaganza. 
• During Online Extravaganza, a selection of past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits will be available to both subscribers and non-subscribers. 
Online Extravaganza includes two 24-hour sales. 
        The first 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 21 and runs 
          through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day. 
        The second 24-hour sale begins at 12:01 AM (MT) on November 28 and 
          runs through 11:50 PM (MT) that same day.

Click on this link at my online store to view today's and this week's sales!  You can shop in your pjs 24/7 by purchasing through my online store here.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Handmade Fall Card Ideas - Day 5 of 5!

Sadly, we're on the last day of Handmade Fall Card Ideas series.  On a high note though, I have 3 lovely cards for you today using fall leaves.  I really love the Leaflets Framelits Dies and coordinating Vintage Leaves stamp set.  I'm using these in my classes this month, so I'll show that when we've had our final class with it.

This first card is from Crew Stamper Vicky Collins.  Vicky used lots of sponging to great effect with this wonderful fall card.  I love how she stamped the card front with the Hardwood background stamp, die cut the leaf and used the negative of the die to showcase her focal point.  The scene was stamped on another layer, then mounted on the card.  All the dark sponging makes it pop.  Love it!


Here's a close up to show the depth of the layers. 


 Our next card is from Crew Stamper Cathy Holman.  I can always tell it's Cathy's card because she's diligent about stamping not only the front, but the inside and back of the card.  She goes all out to make sure getting a card from her is a full experience.  Cathy used great fall colors in her card.  She stamped and heat embossed all the leaves before die cutting, then also used some Gorgeous Grunge images for texture.  This is her card front.



The inside is a fun pop up card with lots of great words and elements.  Still sticking with the fall color scheme established on the front of the card.  

Here's the back of the card with the always beautiful Sheltering Tree stamp set.  Great job Cathy!
Our last card today is from Crew Stamper Janet Hathcoat.  Janet stamped and die cut her fall leaves for this card and also used the Hardwood background stamp.  Isn't it amazing how three people can use the same supplies but get completely different looks?  Love it!  I also love the bit of Burlap Ribbon and Linen Thread added with some Gold Glimmer paper for a little more texture.



Click here for another idea using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Dies.  

Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set 
   
Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set138802
Price$26.00
Why wait for Mother Nature? Create your own autumn leaves! You’re no longer at the mercy of the season--create your own leaves anytime, anywhere, in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
Leaflets Framelits Dies 
  
Leaflets Framelits Dies138283
Price$25.00
Make a treeful of leaves in seconds with the Leaflets Framelits Dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them over stamped images for precise cutting.

* Largest image: 3-7/8" x 1-3/4" (9.8 x 4.4 cm)
Hardwood Clear-Mount Stamp 
Hardwood Clear-Mount Stamp133035
Price$15.00
When you walk into a house and see hardwood floors, you instantly drool. Get that same reaction to your cards with this background stamp. The large size is ideal for backgrounds, or you can stamp it, then cut out an accent from the stamped image.


Quantity: 1 rubber stamp
Suggested clear block (sold separately): f

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Handmade Fall Card Ideas - Day 4 of 5!

Welcome back to yet another day full of Handmade Fall Card Ideas!  Today, we have a couple fun fall themed treat holders instead of cards.

This first adorable purse treat holder was made by Crew Stamper Mary Harvey.  Mary made this using a template and the texture was added with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That's a mouthful!  She added a Mini Tassel and a cute little saying.  The box could fit lots of little candies or a set of 3x3 cards.  A little bit of black sponging on the handles and clasp area help to make them pop.  Love it!


Our second project is from Crew Stamper Sharon Milburn.  Sharon had us make this fun box at a recent demonstrator meeting.  Yes, I already ate the candy out of it.  Stop putting candy in things - said no one ever!  I really love the use of the Petals and Paisley's Specialty Designer Series Paper. The little die cut flower  on the belly band is from the Paisley Framelits Dies.



Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  
Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder143537
Price$10.00
It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design.

Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders—great for card fronts and accents.

* 1 folder
* 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
Paisley Framelits Dies 
   
Paisley Framelits Dies141849
Price$29.00
Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

* 19 dies
* Largest piece: 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" (6.4 x 4.4 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper 
  
Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper142017
Price$13.00
So many designs, so many colors, so many uses.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 5 double-sided designs, 1 each of 2 single-sided designs with copper foil
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, copper foil, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Handmade Fall Card Ideas - Day 3 of 5!

Welcome back to day 3 of our Handmade Fall Card Ideas series.  Yesterday, our theme was orange, today, it's all about the browns.  Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I actually have been doing some raking and weed pulling in the back yard just to be outside.  If you know me, yard work is not my thing, so I really do love cool weather and when everything turns brown.  There are just soooo many shades mixed in with greens, yellows, reds and more.  I have several cards to share today using different shades of browns with other colors.

This first card is from Crew Stamper Sharon Milburn.  Sharon used the Christmas Pines bundle to create this great fall card (this is a very versatile stamp set).  Sharon used Soft Suede along with other fall colors and some Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil Paper.  Love it!

Sharon has a little Copper Thread and a bit of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon as embellishment.  She textured the Soft Suede card stock with the Pine Bough Embossing Folder.  Lovely card!  
Our next project is a beautiful thank you card from Crew Stamper Laura Diamond.  Laura used the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set in browns and other fall colors.  She also used some of the Burlap Ribbon - great for fall projects! Laura used Early Espresso and Crumb Cake browns on her project.

I love all the rich colors on this fall Tuscan Vineyard card!  

The last couple cards I wanted to share with you were some Paper Pumpkin Bonus Projects I sent out to my subscribers.  I sent the supplies and a couple sample photos for them to make another project with their kit supplies.  I used Early Espresso and some of the Petals and Paisley's Specialty Designer Series Paper.

August 2016 Alternate Paper Pumpkin idea 
August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Idea
For another project using the Christmas Pines bundle and a Paper Pumpkin kit, click here.  

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Bundle 
   
Christmas Pines Photopolymer Bundle143496
Price$54.75
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set
The sights and smells of the season will spread quickly with this nature-inspired stamp set. The textures and sentiments fashion an inviting image of warmth and comfort with every creation.
* Quantity: 22 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, e, h

Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies
* 13 dies
* Largest image: 1" x 3-1/2" (2.5 x 8.9 cm)
* Use with Big Shot
* Use Precision Base Plate with detailed images
Tuscan Vineyard Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  
Tuscan Vineyard Clear-Mount Stamp Set141902
Price$20.00
Send a piece of Tuscany to a friend with the beautiful and artistic stamp set. This set will have you feeling in the summer mood and may even make you crave some pollo alla cacciatora.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, e, g

Monday, October 17, 2016

Handmade Fall Card Ideas - Day 2 of 5!

Welcome back to another day of Handmade Fall Card Ideas!  Today's theme is "can you say orange?"   I know when I think of fall colors, oranges are in the top five.  Our cards today use orange with other great colors to make these fun autumn cards.

This first card was one we made in classes last month.  I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set and the Cottage Greetings stamp set for the words.  One of my all time favorite colors is Crushed Curry which I used for the card base.  Adding some Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso make the card pop.  I also added some Gold Glimmer Pen to the leaves for shimmer.  For more ideas using the Sheltering Tree stamp set, click here.  


Or next card is from Crew Stamper Kathy Weston.  Kathy used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies along with some Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for this fun, whimsical fall birthday card.  For more ideas using the Swirly Scribbles Dies, click here.


Our last card today is from Crew Stamper Lucy Taylor.  Lucy used the Sitting Here stamp set along with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to create this great scene.  She added a pumpkin on the swing with some twine for a festival fall look.  The Sitting Here stamp set seams to be favorite with several of my downline and customers, but I don't have it yet - why?!  It's now on my list.  Her words are also from the Sheltering Tree stamp set (another favorite).


Sitting Here Photopolymer Stamp Set 
  
Sitting Here Photopolymer Stamp Set141589
Price$17.00
Porch swings = happy times, cozy memories. Send a happy thought to a friend or use this set to remind them of how fond you are of them.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, g
Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set 
   
Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set137163
Price$25.00
Create your own friendship-scape with flowers, bikes, and trees. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, h
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies 
    
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies141497
Price$27.00


Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.

Because of the intricate design of some of these dies, you'll get best results if you use it with the Precision Base Plate.

* 9 dies
* Largest image: 5-7/8" x 1-3/16" (14.9 x 3 cm)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Handmade Fall Card Ideas - Day 1 of 5!

I have another series for you - Handmade Fall Card Ideas!  For the next 5 days, I'll be sharing some great card and treat ideas made by myself and some friends.  Today's post features three cards using fun fall characters.

This first card was one we made in our Cookie Cutter Bundle Class.  I paired it with the Sheltering Tree stamp set and the Labeler Alphabet for the words. For another card made with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, click here.  


This next card was made by Crew Stamper JoAnn Graham.  JoAnn also used the Cookie Cutter Punch and Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set to make this awesome scarecrow card.  I really love the sponging she did with the Seasonal Decorative Masks.


Our third card today was made by Crew Stamper Kelli Cochran.  I love the adorable card made with the Bear Hugs stamp set and framelits.  Using fall colors and our Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes was a great choice for a fall card.  The words are also from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

Cookie Cutter Halloween Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  
Cookie Cutter Halloween Clear-Mount Stamp Set142255
Price$17.00
This is your official warning: Just a few stamps in and you may find yourself liking these gingerbread-shaped Halloween characters better than your real-life friends. We're only a little sorry about that.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 10 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c
Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set 
   
Sheltering Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set137163
Price$25.00
Create your own friendship-scape with flowers, bikes, and trees. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, h
Bear Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  
Bear Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set139546
Price$22.00
Here's a bear hug for you, and one for you, and one for you . . . Stamp as many bear hugs as you want to give—with this stamp set you'll never run out. Is a special someone far away? Now you can put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space--you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 17 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, e, g
Seasonal Decorative Masks 
Seasonal Decorative Masks141848
Price$6.00
Sponge, spritz, stamp, or brayer! Use ink with these stencils to create fun patterns and backgrounds.

* 4 stencils
* 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm)


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Handmade Card Ideas From Friends

Today I have 7 great Handmade Card Ideas from Friends to share with you.  These were sent to me for my birthday last month (I've been saving them to share) and a congrats card for earning the Stampin'Up! incentive trip.  Our trip to Thailand with Stampin'Up! isn't until next July, but Samantha and I are super excited. We've already signed up for several excursions including a Thai cooking class, an elephant ride through the jungle, a spa day and some cultural tours.  Anyway, enough dreaming for now, on to those beautiful cards!

These first three cards were made using our Paper Pumpkin kits - woohoo!  I'm so glad to see people making, using and sending these awesome projects!  Paper Pumpkin kits are not only fun to assemble, they're a great source for having a card made and ready to go in minutes.  You can try out a 1 month pre-paid subscription to see how you like it.

 This card was actually from my Mom for my husband on his birthday.  I made
 it originally and gave it to her in a big box of cards.  

This is the card my Mom gave me for my birthday.  It was in the same batch of cards as the other, but hey, I love it!  It's not the first card I made for myself and it won't be the last - lol!

This adorable card was made by Reta Daugherty.  I love the fun shape of this card.  Thanks Reta!
This next card is from my friend and downline member Mary Harvey.  No, it's not a Stampin'Up! card but Mary knows I love my coffee, so she made it just for me.  She knows how to make me happy and included a Starbucks gift card inside.  We have a new one opening up about 2 blocks from my house - I CAN'T WAIT!!!!


This beautiful card is from another good friend Laura Diamond, congratulating me on earning the trip.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but she has some Glimmer pen on the main flower and bee. You're so sweet Laura! 



 This next card is from my good friend Janet Hathcoat.  Janet has been stamping with me longer than anyone, so I always love getting her cards.

I love the fun shape on the front of this card and all the great colors.  Janet also knows I like bling, so lots of great Rhinestones in the center of each of those flowers.  
This last card is from another friend and downline member Sharon Milburn.  Sharon is our designated "Over the top" stamper and everything she does is beautiful, layered, embellished and well, over the top!

Love the colors on this card and the fun twist of Baker's Twine.  Thanks Sharon!

Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set 
  
Grateful Bunch Photopolymer Stamp Set140691
Price$21.00
s there a totally awesome someone in your life who deserves a totally grateful thank-you card? Of course--you probably know more than one. Don't wait any longer—get this set and start making those cards now!

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, d, e, h
1-month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription 
    
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription137858
Price$20.00
Enjoy a 1-month delivery of Stampin' Up!’s subscription kit program. A fully designed project kit will arrive with stamps, ink, and paper–everything ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting.

After you order, you’ll receive a code via e-mail to redeem your subscription at PaperPumpkin.com.