Celebrate With the Paper Pumpkin Kit By Stampin’ Up!

Celebrate the 5th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin, the papercrafting kit that comes to you in the mail from Stampin’ Up! each month! Hard to believe, but it will be 5 years in March 2018 that the first Paper Pumpkin Kit was born! It’s been five years of creating and sharing together as we all got our kits in the mail and began making the project inside or creating something completely different and sharing it on social media!

Stampin’ Up! is saying “thank you” to all the Paper Pumpkin subscribers!  And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

Promotion Details:

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
  • Subscribe between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin yet, this is the time to do it! Besides the fun project inside the special box, who wouldn’t want a free gift inside! You can give it a try, and if it doesn’t suit you, you can skip a month or you can even cancel.  No risk, no obligation!

And if you have been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber in the past, you are encouraged to try again, especially when there is a free gift involved! Join Paper Pumpkin by March 10th to get the celebratory March Kit mid-month, and join in the Paper Pumpkin 5 year celebration!

Join Paper Pumpkin Here

If You Love Baskets You Must Have This Blossoming Basket Bundle!

Blossoming Basket Snip

If you love baskets and aren’t spending $100 on your Stampin’ Up! order, don’t watch the video below!  Now you can’t say I didn’t warn you! Yesterday Stampin’ Up! added three more items available for Sale-A-Bration, and one of them is the Blossoming Basket Bundle, available FREE with a $100 order! I would guess that it will be one of the most popular Sale-A-Bration items because you can make beautiful cards and projects with it!

In this Bundle, you get the the Blossoming Basket Stamp Set AND the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is one of those heavier embossing folders that really puts a deep impression in the paper, particularly if you mist the paper with water lightly first.  You can have fun watercoloring the flowers and basket, or coloring in with your favorite technique.  There are lots of ways to color! Even if you are not an artist you will look like one! Watch the Stampin’ Up! video below with Shannon at the Home Office and see the fun of this Bundle! You will want to make sure your order is $100 or more so you can choose this for Sale-A-Bration, so it’s a good time to stock up on adhesives or paper or any accessories you have been wanting, not to mention stamps!

Wouldn’t that be a beautiful Bundle to have for spring and Easter cards?  You can use it for birthdays or weddings or upcoming graduations perhaps!  And as Shannon showed us, you can cut the flowers away and do something separately with them or even pop them up over the basket!

Think about adding a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Kit to your order to boost your total so you can get this Blossoming Basket Bundle!

If you have a long list for your Stampin’ Up! order, be sure to consider this Blossoming Basket Bundle.  I’ve already seen some demonstrators cut the embossed piece in a circle, which makes it look like a pie crust!  How creative!  And I’m sure there will be even more creative ideas as everyone gets this folder in their hands!


Chinese Red Money Envelopes for Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog 2018

Chinese Red Money Envelopes1

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival.  This year is the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac. Chinese people gift family and close friends with cash money in these “lucky envelopes”. A Chinese acupuncture doctor asked me to make some red money envelopes for her so here they are!

Since it is the Year of the Dog I made some of the envelopes with “punch art” dogs. Of course I found ideas on Pinterest and other online places and used what punches I had to make what I could. But for other envelopes, I thought of other ideas, pulling out retired stamps and accessories or whatever I had! I figured lots of gold was good to use on the red envelopes either with Gold Foil paper or gold embossing or maybe some of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.

Chinese Red Money Envelopes

This is how I began, making the envelopes out of Real Red Envelope Paper (retired). If I wouldn’t have this paper, I would use Real Red Cardstock. Too bad Stampin’ Up! retired this envelope paper because it is a little lighter to use than the cardstock.  The Envelope Board was great for punching and scoring to form these envelopes, and then they just needed a little creasing with the Bone Folder and a bit of adhesive.

Chinese Red Money Envelopes2

The Big Shot came in handy as well, for die-cutting some images to embellish the Chinese red money envelopes.  On these I used the Large Numbers Framelits Dies, the Flourish Thinlits Dies, and the “Happy” from the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies.

Chinese Red Money Envelopes

Finally I remembered I had the stamp set Color Me Happy, a special set brought out when we got the new alcohol markers, Stampin’ Blends.  You can order it even though it is not in any catalog.  Just search for it in the Online Store. This stamp set had the Chinese lanterns which were perfect for one of the envelopes! Finally I tried the “Eclipse Technique” with the Large Number Dies for the year 2018!

If you want to see envelopes I made last year, you can click HERE. It was the Year of the Rooster in 2017!

The more I worked on these Chinese money envelopes, the more ideas I got! If you want to celebrate the Chinese New Year, make some Chinese red money envelopes for the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dog! Surprise someone with a Chinese gift!

New Free Stamping Products Coming Tomorrow Feb. 16th!

Sale-A-Bration New Brochure Cover 2018 pt 2

Check out the new FREE stamping products coming tomorrow, February 16, 2018 as part 2 of Sale-A-Bration 2018 from Stampin’ Up!  Check out this brochure by clicking on the photo above and printing it out, if you wish, before you order again in case you prefer any of these new products.  The products in the first brochure for Sale-A-Bration are STILL available, these are just some new extra ones in case you want to order again and want more choices!

Original Sale-A-Bration Brochure HERE

New Sale-A-Bration Products Feb. 16th HERE

This year for the first time, if you have a $100 merchandise total, instead of 2 $50 items, you can choose one $100 selection. The selection in this new supplement has a Blossoming Basket Bundle for the $100 choice.  This is a beautiful set! It is a stamp set of a basket filled with flowers and an Embossing Folder with a basketweave.  It is one of those heavier folders that makes deep impressions.  The folder will be available to purchase in the next Stampin’ Up! catalog but not in the bundle as shown here. I don’t know about the stamp set.

Another beautiful choice is the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper is beautiful as is, but Demonstrators who have it on a preorder have been coloring it in various ways!  You will want to have some to experiment with!

The other choice in the new supplement of Sale-A-Bration products is a stamp set called Eclectic Expressions with two greetings and some watercolor-y images.

Everything in the original Sale-A-Bration brochure is still available, these new items are just “in addition”!

Check out the new Sale-A-Bration supplement HERE.  Tomorrow you’ll be able to see the products added to the Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.


Make an Easy Last Minute Valentine Card

Make an Easy Last Minute Valentine Card

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!!

I thought I would make an easy Valentine’s card for all of you, even though I can’t mail it out to everyone! AND if you need one more idea at the last minute for an easy card to make, something like this one should inspire an idea for you!

The card base is Powder Pink, one of the In Colors. The designer paper on top is from the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper.  It kills me that there is a gorgeous design with foil accents on the opposite side, but this Powder Pink print side is what I needed and wanted for my Valentine today!  It’s a gloomy, foggy, drizzly day outside so I think that put me in the mood for something more subdued.

The hearts are stamped from the Heart Happiness Stamp Set in Powder Pink Ink.  I love this stamp set, and I have to add it will be plenty useful even after Valentine’s Day. I simply cut them out by hand with my Paper Snips.  Before adhering to the base, I wrapped some Powder Pink 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon around the designer paper and tied in a bow. Then the hearts are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The greeting is stamped on a banner from Thoughtful Banners and the words are from Wood Words.  I chose these words because now the card can be for anything, even just to send to someone to let them know you are thinking of them. For today, the hearts look like Valentines, but any other time, it just looks like a pretty card!  So don’t restrict hearts to just Valentine’s Day!  You can use them almost any time.

You could embellish this card even a little more, but I think it is fine the way it is.  And now that I made a hair appointment for this afternoon at the last minute, I need to make some last minute Valentine treats myself to take!  Keep it simple and you can make anything at the last minute!

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Last Minute Card and Treat Ideas For Valentine’s Day

Easy Valentines to Make with Sending Love Paper Stack

Since we are just one day away from Valentine’s Day and we all probably procrastinate, I thought I would post some of my past projects that you can use for last minute Valentine ideas for cards and treats for inspiration if you need another card or two or a little treat for someone!

Click here for the above cards:  Easy Valentines to Make With Sending Love Paper Stack

A Valentine Mini Treat Bag For a Valentine Treat

A Valentine Mini Treat Bag With Glassine Sheet

Quick and Easy Last Minute Punched Hearts Valentine Card

Quick and Easy Last Minute Punched Hearts Valentine Card

Easy Stamped Valentine Card

Stamp An Easy Valentine Card with Sealed With Love

Valentine Treat Bag with Hearts Tag

Make a Valentine Treat Bag with Scraps

Valentine Sending Love Small Treat Bag

Valentine Sending Love Small Treat Bag

These are just a FEW of my past Valentine ideas!  You can put “Valentine” in the Search Box on the right sidebar and find even more, some very old ones! Or you can look through the Archives drop down menu and choose a very old year and see what we used to make! So if you need last minute Valentine ideas for cards and treats, just check these out!  Have fun!


Mini Mailbox For Valentine’s Day Candy

Mini Mailbox For Valentine's Day Candy

I’ve seen these Mini Mailboxes For Valentine’s Day Candy around on the internet and they are so quick and easy to make! I’m sure you could also make them for other occasions, like a birthday or Christmas.  Just change the paper and colors to suit the occasion!

This mailbox has two chocolate nuggets inside. You could use a low-temp glue gun so as not to melt the chocolate of course, but I just used Mini Glue Dots. They won’t interfere with the candy.

For the mailbox base, you need a strip of cardstock that is 3″ x 1″ with the corners rounded at both ends.  I used a Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (retired) but you could also just round the corners by hand with your scissors. This is just a little candy treat, it doesn’t need to be absolutely perfect! Mine isn’t! I think I used the wrong piece of paper for the base!

Score this base piece at 1″ to form the flap that makes the back of the mailbox.  You don’t need to score the other end unless you want to be able to fold it up like a mailbox door.

Next cut a piece of cardstock 1 1/4″ x 3″ and a piece of designer paper 1″ x 3″ and glue together. This will fold over the stacked chocolate candies. Again, you can use the low-temp glue gun or I used the Mini Glue Dots.  You might want to loosen the paper fibers a bit by kind of curling the paper just a bit with a Bone Folder.  Then just cut a very narrow strip of paper for the mailbox flag, topped with a tiny heart!  I used the Owl Punch (retired)for the small heart and another small heart punch for the lid of the mailbox.  You can also just cut these hearts by hand, too. We’ve all been cutting hearts since we were kids, right?!

Here are some other fun and easy Valentine candy treats to make! Click HERE.

Try this mailbox project!  It really only takes minutes and you can use up your scraps! Make a Mini Mailbox to hold a couple chocolate candies and give to someone on Valentine’s Day!

Quick and Easy Tiny Treat Box For Valentine’s Day

Quick and Easy Tiny Treat Box For Valentine's Day

If you keep a package of these Clear Tiny Treat Boxes on hand, you will be able to make things like this Quick and Easy Tiny Treat Box For Valentine’s Day in nothing flat! If you need a little gift box or treat box for an occasion or party favors, these Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are the answer!  Just wrap a little piece of paper or ribbon around the box and embellish for the occasion and you’ve got it!

These Clear Tiny Treat Boxes store flat and have a little plastic wrapping on them. Just crease the score lines when you are ready to use them and assemble the box. Fill with some deli cious candy or place a small gift inside. These would be great as party favors as well.  You can decorate them in any way you like!

For this Valentine treat box, I simply wrapped a narrow scrap of the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (This paper has gold foil accents! So pretty!) around the box and adhered the two ends in the back. It’s best, I think, if you hold the strip of paper at the back of the box, then fold the paper around the first corner.  Take the paper off and give it a good crease, then hold it back on the box and fold around the next corner.  Again, remove it, give it a good straight crease, and continue folding around the box.  This way you don’t have to bother measuring. Sometimes when you measure a strip because of the folding, the measurements don’t quite work.

To decorate the box, I simply stamped a heart from Heart Happiness in Melon Mambo Ink on Powder Pink Cardstock and cut out. I adhered the heart on a piece of Gold Foil punched with the Starburst Punch. Just for a little extra I tied a piece of the Gold 1/8″ Ribbon around the box to match the gold in the paper and the Starburst Punch. You could add even more if you wanted to, like a banner greeting across the front of the heart or another smaller heart in the center. Lots of ideas!

As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, think of how you can make a quick little gift for your family or a neighbor or friend like this Quick and Easy Tiny Treat Box For Valentine’s Day with any little box that you have in your home, and later you can order a supply of the Tiny Treat Boxes to keep on hand!


A Valentine Extravaganza For Kids’ Class Valentines

 Magical Day Valentine With Knight

It was a Valentine Extravaganza last night as I helped two moms make class valentines for their kids to take to their school valentine parties this week!  We’ve been doing this for a few years now.  I make some sample ideas, they see which ones their kids like, and then we get together and make them, sometimes with one of the girl’s help because Elsie has been stamping and scrapbooking since she was in preschool!  Really!  She taught a class on stamping in preschool!

The Magical Day Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog proved to be perfect for Carl as he had just done some Shakespeare in school!  I tried various combinations of designs as you will see.  I used the new Stampin’ Blends markers to color in the knight.  That was a little time-consuming for making 30 valentines, but it had to be done and I knew the moms would want to try out the Stampin’ Blends markers. (They loved them!)

Magical Day Valentine You Are Awesome

Using a different greeting (“Awesome”) from the Marquee Messages, which the mom liked, but her son liked the greeting that came in the Magical Day Stamp Set.

Magical Day Scallop Knight

This version I thought using punches was going to be quicker and easier that cutting or die-cutting squares. That’s something you have to consider when you are making a quantity of cards.  What can you mass-produce fairly easily?

In the end we made a card with the “Magical” greeting, the knight layered on a  piece of Silver Glimmer Paper punched with the Starburst Punch and that all layered over a Black Glimmer Paper (retired) strip flagged at the ends like this silver one.  And we stamped the little stars in the stamp set around on the card front in Versamark ink, which was better than using the Bermuda Bay ink.

Soccer Valentine

Wyatt is a soccer player so I dug out a retired stamp set called I Love Soccer.  I bought this set in case I ever make scrapbook pages for my two boys who played soccer!  Luckily I met Wyatt who likes soccer valentines!  The grass is stamped from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set. I stamped it in both Old Olive and Crumb Cake to look like some dirt mixed in. In the final version of the card (and late at night!) we decided it would be quicker to just stamp the “Woohoo” in Real Red ink right on the card instead of stamping and cutting out.  It looked fine!

All these cards were just one-sided (no fold) and the kids will sign them on the back.  Since this one is mounted on Basic Black, we added a Whisper White layer and stamped with some more soccer stamps.

Soccer Valentine Greeting

Last but not least, Elsie likes cats, so this was her card she chose!

Cat Love Valentine

The cat is from the retired stamp set Pun Fun. I got a lot of use out of that stamp set back in the day! The cat is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored in with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends.  The cat is punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch and then layered on the Starburst Punch piece in Real Red.  The little hearts are from Heart Happiness (love that stamp set!) and the word “Love” is from Watercolor Words (another great set!).  Pretty quick and easy valentine to make for a cat-lover! If you are looking for a cat stamp set, the current one in the Annual Catalog is this adorable one, the Pretty Kitty Stamp Set.  If you need a dog, order this stamp set, Bella & Friends.  This stamp set was designed by one of the Demonstrators who reached $1 million in sales, Angie Juda.

Cat Punch Friend Valentine

This was another potential sample using the Cat Punch.  Her eyes are stamped from the Halloween set, Spooky Cat (retired).  The “friend” is die cut with the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies.  It comes attached to an oval, but to get only the word, just snip the ends to separate.

Cat Punch Eclipse Technique Valentine

And this was another sample I played around with.  I stamped the Whisper White in Melon Mambo with the beautiful flowery stamp in the Wood Words Stamp Set.  Then I used the Cat Punch to punch out the cat. Next, adhere the Whisper White layer to the Melon Mambo card base. Pop the cat up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhere it in the empty space.  This is called the Eclipse Technique and you can do it more elaborately with the Large Letters and Large Numbers dies, but it is very easy with just a punch!  She may give this card to one of her teachers.

For more ideas for class valentines for kids, check out my blog post from last year to see the valentines I designed for the kids!

So there you have lots of valentines ideas for kids!  I sure wish I’d know about Stampin’ Up! back when my kids were in elementary school.  I hope the schools don’t give up the tradition of handing out valentines. I think it is one where they can all participate and enjoy receiving their little cards and treats!  It’s even more fun if you can stamp some valentines, perhaps with your child’s help, and have a Valentine Extravaganza making their class valentines!

Simple Hearts Card For a Valentine

Simple Hearts Card For a Valentine

Valentine’s Day is coming soon so here is a Simple Hearts Card For a Valentine! I decided to use the color scheme from the Painted With Love Designer Series Paper, so I chose Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral, which is an unusual color combination.  You can certainly use this card for other occasions besides Valentine’s Day!

The card base is Melon Mambo with a layer of Calypso Coral. The top layer is Whisper White with a thin strip of the Painted With Love DSP.  I needed some piece of that paper so you could see the color combination.

I stamped two hearts from the Heart Happiness Stamp Set and cut them out.  This is a great stamp set to have on hand because hearts, like stars, can be used for many occasions!  I love this heart stamp! A grouping of the little hearts are also in this stamp set so you can stamp several little hearts at one time.  The greeting is from the Petal Palette Stamp Set.

Just to go with the gold accents, I used a piece of the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon to tie around the top layer.  This ribbon has been around for years and I use it a lot.  It also comes in silver. It’s perfect for when you need a little something.

This is the weekend to be making valentines and getting them in the mail. So I hope you can use this simple card with the hearts for a valentine idea!


A Cupcake Box Made With Designer Paper and a Mini Pizza Box For Valentine’s Day

Cupcake Boxes

The other day, Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up!, did a quick Facebook Live video about how to make a cupcake box like these.  The fact that she did it first thing in the office in just a few minutes before she had to dash off to a meeting, tells you that these are not real complicated!

This cupcake box is really one of the Mini Pizza Boxes for the base to hold the cupcake and then the paper “lid” with a cutout for a window sheet or piece of plastic for the window to see the cupcake inside…..or in my case, a homemade blueberry muffin! The lid of the Pizza Box has a hole cut in the center using one of the Layering Circle Framelit Dies which holds the cupcake in place.  You can make that hole as small or as large as you need it to be according to the size of the cupcake or treat. Just make sure you are clear on which area of the box gets the hole!Pizza Box Lid Hole

Like Sara, I chose one of the papers in the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper package. Each sheet has gold foil accents on it, so it is really a beautiful paper! No matter which design you choose! Your Stampin’ Trimmer really gets a workout cutting and scoring this paper that will become the box, but it is really handy for cutting out that window in the middle of the paper.  The second box is made with a paper in the Merry Little Christmas package (Retired). This one was going to a man so I didn’t want it to be Valentiney!

Unfortunately, the Fast Fuse Special sold out early this morning! I have edited this post but you can still enjoy the Cupcake Box! So sorry if you missed it….and I know you did miss it!  So did I!

Watch Sara’s Facebook video about making the Cupcake Box!

Cupcake Box Diagram Sara DouglassHere is the diagram Sara made with measurements.  If you need more info just go to her Facebook page HERE.

Try making a Cupcake Box for a cupcake, muffin, or small treat for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day!

Adhesive Sale! Get a Special Deal on Fast Fuse Feb. 8 – 12

Fast Fuse Sold Out

Unfortunately, this offer sold out very early! It was supposed to be available for 5 days, but it didn’t make it to lunch on the first day! It was stated “while supplies last” but we expected supplies to last a little bit longer! 

You CAN still purchase Fast Fuse, but it will not be the special offer.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

 It’s an Adhesive Sale starting tomorrow, February 8 for 5 days only! Get a special deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive!

Buy 1 Fast Fuse, Get 2 Fast Fuse Refills FREE!

Check out the Fast Fuse Adhesive HERE!

I LOVE the Fast Fuse Adhesive, but I have to admit I didn’t in the beginning! Finally I got the hang of it and now I think it is a great adhesive to use. It’s stronger than SNAIL and that is an advantage on some projects, especially 3D projects! The trick seems to be not pressing hard when you use it. There are videos galore with tips online!

From Stampin’ Up!:

As you may remember, the response to our Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, your enthusiasm was so overwhelming we simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, we’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!

This deal will start on February 8 and end on February 12. Remember, that’s five days only—while supplies last!

Be sure to mark your calendars and prepare to stock up and save with this fabulous deal!

Check out this gift bag I made last year which is the type of project Fast Fuse is really good for!  Of course you can even use it on cards, too!

Watch this video from Stampin’ Up! with good tips on using Fast Fuse!  Some people even think the secret to a light touch is to not even put your index finger on the top of the applicator! And like she says, sometimes you will have to get the adhesive going again and you will need to clean off the adhesive that accumulates sometimes on the case. But the adhesive is worth a little bit of effort!

If you want to TRY Fast Fuse or you want to stock up, I would order as soon as possible tomorrow, if you can, just in case there is a mad rush on the adhesive sale right off the bat!  Hopefully they have FILLED the warehouse from floor to ceiling with Fast Fuse!!

Keep Sale-A-Bration in mind!  Whether you want to stock up on Fast Fuse to spend your $50 or whether you get some Fast Fuse and maybe some other adhesives you need or cardstock or new stamp sets, remember that with every $50 increment, you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!

Look over the Sale-A-Bration choices HERE!

DO NOT begin your order today or you may have trouble with the special deal showing up on your order tomorrow!  Just have your order and numbers all written out and ready to put in tomorrow!  Or let me know and I can do it for you.

Try the Fast Fuse Adhesive tomorrow on the Adhesive Sale tomorrow and see how useful it is when you want a strong hold for your projects!

Get Sale-A-Bration Rewards With Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions!

Paper Pumpkin Sale-A-Bration Deals 2018

Did you know that one way to earn Sale-A-Bration rewards from Stampin’ Up! is to purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription?!  This is a great opportunity for new subscribers to get a free bonus, and also for past subscribers to come back and get a Sale-A-Bration reward at the same time!

One way to get Paper Pumpkin, a papercrafting kit sent in the mail once a month from Stampin’ Up!, is to subscribe monthly.  But during Sale-A-Bration, there is an advantage to buying a prepaid subscription.

Prepaid Subscriptions Paper Pumpkin

3-Month Prepaid Subscription:  $59  (Earn 1 Sale-A-Bration product!) (over $50)

6-Month Prepaid Subscription:  $114 (Earn 2 Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items or 1 Level 2 item!)  (over $100)

12-Month Prepaid Subscription:  $215 (Earn 4 Level 1 SAB items or 2 Level 2 SAB items!) (over $200)

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn a free SAB item for every $50 you spend on any Stampin’ Up! order. To purchase the Prepaid Subscriptions you just go to my Online Store and choose which subscription you want like any order. Since the 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions are over $50, you get FREE Sale-A-Bration!

If you want to save a little money, get the 6-month and save $1 per month or BEST DEAL, get the 12-month and save $2 per month, plus get the most Sale-A-Bration benefits!

Now if you do ONLY order the prepaid subscription, your FREE Sale-A-Bration still needs to be shipped to you so you will pay shipping…..so as long as you are paying shipping anyway, maybe you want to pick up some other Stampin’ Up! products in the store! Shipping on Paper Pumpkin Kits is already included in the price.

When you order a prepaid subscription, Stampin’ Up! will email you instructions and a code to redeem at paperpumpkin.com so you can get everything set up! If you have any questions, just let me know.

Did you know that CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS can also take advantage of Prepaid subscriptions?  Just purchase which one you want in the Online Store and your regular monthly subscription will be put on hold until you use up the prepaid subscription, then it will resume. So you don’t lose anything!  If you are going to pay monthly for Paper Pumpkin anyway, you might as well earn FREE SALE-A-BRATION products at the same time through March! (Note to self!!)

If you need a Sale-A-Bration Catalog with all your choices plus the new Occasions Catalog, let me know and I will be happy to mail you complimentary copies, if you do not already have a Demonstrator that you are working with. I would love to be yours!

If you would like to see the catalogs online, just click the Catalogs rotating photo in the right sidebar of my blog and you will find all the current catalogs on my blog page.

OR Click HERE:

Occasions 2018 Catalog HERE

Sale-A-Bration 2018 Catalog HERE

Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin? Watch here to see the January 2018 Kit, just to get an idea of how it all works!

Go check out the Paper Pumpkin Prepaid options during Sale-A-Bration and earn some FREE products!  Once you are a subscriber, you can also purchase any Past Paper Pumpkin Kits that are still available!  You’ll be so happy to receive a fun surprise Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail each month!

Football Card Ideas for Super Bowl LII

Super Bowl 2017 Card With Punch Art Football Helmets

Are you a football fan and wanting to make a football card for Super Bowl LII?  Here are some past ideas of football cards I have made. You can adapt them to whatever supplies you have on hand today and choose the colors for the team you like!  You could also  adapt these card ideas to a scrapbook page you might be making about the day or the Super Bowl party you gave or attended!

To make the card above, just punch the helmets with a circle punch and then use smaller circle punches to cut out the shape. Check out the details HERE.

Super Bowl LI Football Card

This was the card I made for last year’s Super Bowl game! Just use some green cardstock and narrow white cardstock strips to look like the football field! Read about this card HERE.

Super Bowl 2017 Punch Art Football Game Card

If you own the wonderful retired Owl Punch, you can make some cute little football players with the punch!  Find out more about this card HERE.

Whether you are a fan of the game, just enjoy watching the commercials, or get to stamp while everyone else is interested in the game, you can put a little football into your cardmaking with these Super Bowl football ideas!

Plan your next Stampin’ Up! order while everyone else is watching the game!  Remember, for every $50 you spend you get to choose a free Sale-A-Bration product!

Quick and Easy Gatefold Valentine Card With Hearts

Quick and Easy Gate Fold Valentine Card With Hearts

Here is a quick and easy gatefold Valentine card with hearts for Valentine’s Day!  A gatefold card is something different to make and your recipient will think it is something exceptional! This card, in fact, will only take you a few minutes to make!

Start by cutting a sheet of cardstock in half like you always do – but don’t score it in the middle. instead score at 2 1/8″ from each end.  That will leave a 4 1/4″ center area like a usual card and then the two flaps on the front that close that are 2 1/8″ wide each, which covers that center area!  Very easy!

To decorate the card, cut two strips of designer paper, such as this Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, at 2″ x 5 3/8″, which leaves a very narrow little margin on each side. For inside the card, just cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to layer on the Melon Mambo Cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped a heart from the Watercolor Words Stamp Set on the inside panel.

For the hearts on the front of the card, I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (hearts) to cut the largest heart from Gold Foil, the next smaller heart from Melon Mambo, and the smallest heart from Whisper White.  On the white heart, I stamped the “Love” from Watercolor Words. When you adhere the hearts to the front of the card, remember that you only want to put adhesive on the side that will attach to the left “gate” of the card. Don’t adhere to both sides or you won’t be able to open the card!  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals but you could also use any adhesive, just being careful where you put the adhesive.

The card looked perfectly fine at that point, but just because I wanted to, I added some Metallic Enamel Shapes, a few of the gold hearts on to the Whisper White heart.

This is an easy card to make. Just do the basic and then embellish a little bit.  You can do as much as you like.  You can see a wedding card I did several years ago with this same fold HERE.

Change up your routine a little bit and make a gatefold card like this Quick and Easy Gatefold Valentine Card With Hearts.  

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