Author Archives: Karen Fontinelle

Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Candy Treat Box

Halloween Witch Trick or Treat Candy Treat BoxHere’s a fun Halloween Witch “Trick or Treat” Candy Treat Box to make for Halloween! I think it is the witch on this project that makes it interesting (although I could have made her face better I think!).

Remember the little Fall Treat Bag I made the other day on THIS blog post?  This treat box is made the exact same way, except it is not as tall and I left it open instead of closing the top! This box is about 3 1/4″ tall. I made it with the witch’s hat pattern in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  For the treat inside, I used a Cello Bag to hold some chocolate candy (of course!) and tied with the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.  You can make your own “shred” to put in a gift bag or a treat box like this one by just cutting very narrow strips of cardstock and then crumbling it up in your hands as tight as you like!  The greeting is stamped from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set. I even sponged it a little with Pumpkin Pie ink.

Let’s talk about the witch!  I took out a scrap of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock to possibly punch with a Circle Punch for the witch’s face.  This particular scrap already had a piece punched out with the Pretty Label Punch.  I saw that and thought that, at least, the bottom portion, lengthwise, could look like a witch’s face with a chin! Do you see it??

Lemon Lime Twist Punch outThat’s how I came up with the witch’s face using the Pretty Label Punch!  Then I just cut a triangle and an oval for her witch’s hat and added a small strip of the Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ Stitched Ribbon on her hat band. For her black hair, I just cut a scrap of Basic Black Cardstock and snipped it to look like hair for each side.  No special directions, just play it by ear!  I could have drawn on her face better but I didn’t give it much thought!  I was excited to make her face out of the Pretty Label Punch!

Box Diagram

Remember, check out my blog post HERE to see all the directions for making this box, but above you see the diagram.  For this box, since I wanted it to be shorter than the fall treat bag, I made it shorter than the 6″ width, about 5 1/4″.  The paper is 12″ long.  Score for the bottom flaps with the paper lengthwise at 2″.  Then turn the paper sideways, like the diagram, and score at 1″, 3 3/4″, 6 1/2″ and 9 1/4″. Cut out that little section I have marked with light blue. Fold and crease all the scored lines and assemble the box.

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Be Sure You Get the “12 Weeks of Christmas” Emails! Coming Soon!

Christmas MailboxWhether we want to believe it or not, Christmas is coming soon! We always want stamping and papercrafting ideas for the holidays, the more the better! Every year I send out a weekly email leading up to Christmas with one project idea and complete instructions and supply list to my mailing list subscribers. This is an “extra” for my subscribers and only they will receive these projects.  They won’t be on my blog or social media. I love doing this for them!

We usually begin with card ideas for the first several weeks, then move on to gift ideas and closer to the “last minute”,  gift bag ideas, tags and wrapping ideas! Copy them exactly or use them for inspiration to come up with your own ideas….or if you’re like me, just enjoy seeing more ideas! I’m all about the ideas, even if I can’t make everything!

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Pumpkins Halloween Card

Pumpkins Halloween CardThat’s a lot of pumpkins on this Halloween card!  They are actually from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  I got the idea for this card from one on Pinterest from several years ago, so I used the basic format and changed my design a little bit.

Pumpkins Halloween Card

As you can see, the card base is a little different.  The fold is on the side for one thing.  I cut the Very Vanilla Cardstock in half lengthwise on the 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper instead of horizontally.  Cut the cardstock in half at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold. Now cut off the top half of the front of the card. You can make this measurement whatever size you want, but I just cut mine in half. Make sure you know which side is the front of your card and which way it opens, then cut on the fold line down to wherever you want and then across the front. My bottom piece (and same as the piece I cut out) is 5 1/2″ x 2 1/8″.  You can save the cut out piece for some other use.

When I had the basic card formed, I adhered a more neutral piece of the Spooky Night Paper to that front portion.  You could also layer with other colors.  I added a different pattern to the inside front of the car. See the photo below.

Pumpkins on a Halloween Card InsideFor the pumpkins, there is a sheet of paper in the Spooky Night Paper that is all pumpkins! Some of the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies fit some, but not all, of these printed pumpkins. You can use your Big Shot and dies to cut out the pumpkins that fit.  Since I was watching TV, I decided it was just as easy for me to hand cut the pumpkins with Paper Snips scissors. If you like cutting with a scissors, it’s very relaxing to cut mindlessly while watching TV! If you hate cutting, then use the Big Shot! I cut enough pumpkins to fit totally across the front of the card and some for in front of that row along the edge.  I wanted LOTS of pumpkins!

Some of the pumpkins I glued with Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue and some I popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. Just be careful with the glue that you know the exact pumpkin placement so that you don’t get glue on the back part that shows.  You don’t want the pumpkin glued to the inside of the card!  I didn’t worry about the backside of that paper showing when the card was opened, and fortunately it was an okay pattern to show.

For the background, I sponged with ink and Stamping Sponges.  I always cut my sponges into pieces.  Some people like to make a portion of a sponge for each color and label them. I already had a cloud template cut out from the Tree Builder Punch.  I just save it and then sponge around the edges to make a cloud…..make a cloud by sponging blue around what will show up to be the white cloud! So it’s really a “mask” to keep from getting ink in a space.  I sponged on some sky with Dapper Denim ink and some gray floating clouds with Smoky Slate ink.  That makes it look a little spooky!

The greeting is from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set, punched out with the Classic Label Punchand layered on a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper, a scrap I had laying around!

This was really an easy card to make!  And I love the end result, if I do say so myself!  Try something like it and see what you come up with! You can copy exactly or you might have a different idea! Get yourself some pumpkins and make a Halloween card today!

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Fall Leaves Card For the First Day of Autumn

Fall Leaves Card For the First Day of Autumn

If you like fall colors, here is an easy fall leaves card for the first day of autumn.  If you have a Big Shot and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, you can easily make the beautifully die cut leaves for a card.  I love the delicate look of the leaves! The rest of the card is super simple, of course, except for maybe delicately gluing the leaves! But tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a Silicone Craft Sheet make that easier.

Yes, today is the first day of fall, not that there is ANY hint of it here in Houston, Texas where the heat and humidity is miserable!  So I have to make my own fall by using fall colors and thinking ahead to Halloween! And making the air conditioner cool the house down more! The weatherman promises(?) fall weather in a week from now.  We’ll see.  Even if we have it, no telling if it will last, and it most likely will not!  We had some lovely cooler weather after Hurricane Harvey, a blessing for those who had damaged homes and no power or air-conditioning. But now it is hot again….and worse, very humid.

This card is made with Early Espresso Cardstock for the card base and layered with a piece of paper from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  I wanted the colored leaves against the wood-look background.  The greeting is stamped with a stamp in the Wood Words Stamp Set. On the inside, I will probably put a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and adhere a small leaf or a strip of the Wood Textures paper along the side or at the bottom. When you have a dark card base like this one, you need to put a light layer of cardstock inside so you can write or stamp your message.

If you want to be precise, the 2017 Autumn Equinox today will be at 3:02 PM Central Time. Celebrate this afternoon by making your own fall cards or projects!  If you have the September Paper Pumpkin kit, this afternoon would be a good time to sit down and make the projects inside to celebrate autumn arriving.

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Enjoy the first day of fall and look forward to the upcoming holidays!  Do some fall stamping today, on the first day of fall, whether just for a “Thinking of You” card or a card you will send over Thanksgiving.

Quick and Easy Fall Treat Bag For Candy or a Gift

Quick and Easy Fall Treat Bag For Candy or a GiftIf you need a quick and easy fall treat bag for some candy or a gift, making this little bag out of some pretty designer paper or cardstock is about as easy as it gets!  It uses half a sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper and then is scored and cut, folded and glued.  Leave it open at the top or tie shut with a ribbon or something else and you’ve got a cute little treat bag. Make it for any occasion by changing the paper and the greeting or decoration.

Start with a 12″ x 6″ piece of designer paper or cardstock to make this bag. I used a piece of the beautiful Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper  (I love this paper!!). Place the paper lengthwise in the Stampin’  Trimmer or Simply Scored board.  Score at 2″.  This will make the bottom of the bag. Next turn the paper the other way to score four times:  at 1″, 3 3/4″, 6 1/2″ and 9 1/4″. Fold and crease all the score lines with the Bone Folder. It really helps to get a good crease.

Now starting at what will be the bottom flaps of the box, the 2″ scored section, cut those four score lines up to the original 2″ score line. So you will have one little section that is 1″ wide and the rest are 2 3/4″ wide. Cut off the little 1″ section. This diagram isn’t drawn to scale but it gives you the idea! (And I learned a new skill!)  Cut out the light blue portion and cut up on the short score lines at the bottom to the horizontal score line to make the bottom flaps.Box Diagram

Put adhesive, something strong like Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape on that remaining 1″ strip. If you have the paper flat on the table, you can just fold over the opposite end and adhere it to that 1″ portion. Do this instead of fumbling with it in a box shape in your hands.

Punch two holes in the top, if you like and tie with a ribbon.  I used the Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.  The greeting is stamped from the Labels to Love Stamp Set, stamped on Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist Ink. Then it is punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. The background is a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock punched with the Pretty Label Punch. I adhered the greeting on to this label, popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals on to the bag, and added some Gold Faceted Gems for some bling!

This is a very quick and easy treat bag you can make for fall or Thanksgiving or any occasion for a small gift or a candy treat!  Leave it open or close it up.  It will only take you a few minutes to make and the recipient will think it is fantastic!  If you think your friends would be interested in this blog post, you can share by clicking the buttons below!

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Learn New Embossing Techniques

You will enjoy this video from the Stampin’ Up! Home Office about embossing techniques and learn new things!  Embossing with the Heat Tool is one of the things that really amazes new people to our craft when they see it demonstrated! I think heat embossing remains magical even to us experienced stampers every time we do it, especially with the metallic embossing powders!

After stamping and applying the embossing powder, the Heat Tool melts the powder and leaves a raised, stamped image that really adds some pizzazz to your stamping repertoire.

You do need the Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool in order to do this kind of heat embossing. Ours has the metal tip that gets hot while in use that is protected by a plastic cover. This makes it safer to use. I recommend always unplugging the heat tool when not in use, just so it doesn’t fall off the shelf or get bumped and accidentally turn on. I also generally recommend letting the tool heat up for a moment or two before aiming it at the embossing powder.

Be sure to use the Embossing Buddy by rubbing across your paper before stamping.  This eliminates some of the static and keeps the embossing powder from sticking outside the area you are going to emboss.  After applying the embossing powder and dumping off the excess, be sure to look over your piece and try to wipe off any stray specks of embossing powder.  I like to keep a small watercolor brush handy to wipe off any stray powder.

We used to have separate Craft Ink pads that were good to use when embossing.  However, as you see in this video, if you work quickly, you can use our current ink pads before the ink dries. It is worth your while for many other reasons to own the Versamark Ink Pad and surely every stamper has one!  This works great for embossing and is mostly what everyone uses.  Be sure to have the Versamark Refill because you will definitely need it.

I love this gold embossed Definitely Dahlia card I made that you can see HERE.

If you haven’t already tried heat embossing, you might want to after watching this Stampin’ Up! video!  Try it, I think you will like it!  It certainly is impressive on cards and projects and will stun the recipients!  They will think you are a highly talented professional (which, of course, you are!). You can choose various embossing powders to use.  I recommend gold or silver to begin with just for their stunning beauty!

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Don’t Miss the Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coordinating Kits!

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Since holiday kits are so popular, Stampin’ Up! created a simple and fun holiday crafting experience with the Paper Pumpkin Kits! This is the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.

During October and November, Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects! It’s the Season of Style!

Two coordinating kits means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, more creative options, and get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss!

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Quick and Easy Christmas Card in Green and Black

Quick and Easy Christmas Card in Green and Black

Here’s a quick and easy Christmas card made in the trendy colors of green and black.  What do you think? Often there are different colors and combinations of colors that pop up to use for Christmas just to get away from the traditional red and green. Sometimes there are really different colors like pink and light blue or purples, etc. So I think ultimately almost any colors CAN be used and can be very pretty and holiday-like, but maybe are just not what we are used to!

The Stampin’ Up! suite in the new Holiday Catalog is called Merry Little Christmas that has these colors in the designer papers. If you look closely at many of the patterns in the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper you will see that they can be used outside of Christmas.  For example, the Basic Black and Old Olive plaid on the card above could be used for birthdays, invitations, masculine cards, and more.

The greeting is from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set.  This stamp set is not in the Merry Little Christmas Suite but certainly can be used on any cards.  It is die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered on the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

For a little pizzazz, I added some Gold Mini Sequin Trim underneath the greeting as well as some Metallic Enamel Shapes in Gold adhered to the greeting.

If you need to make a lot of Christmas cards, you might consider just a basic card like this – a card base, a layer of designer paper and a nice die cut greeting!  Very quick and easy to make!

Take a look at the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper!  Some of the patterns are more clearly for the holidays, but take a look at the stripes and the plaid, the polka dots and the leaves!  Those leaves can be used on spring cards with flowers!

Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper

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Halloween Card with Spooky Cat

Halloween Card with Spooky Cat

Here’s a pretty easy Halloween card to make with a spooky cat!  If you are a cat lover, Stampin’ Up! has made it easy for you this fall season to enjoy cats!  We have the new Spooky Night Designer Series Paper with a whole page of cats!  And Stampin’ Up! makes it even more fun with the new Cat Punch!  How crazy is that?!  You can use the Cat Punch on both the designer paper and on stamped images!  This cat is punched out of the designer paper and adhered on to the card.

Some of the coordinating colors with this Spooky Night Paper are Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. For this card, I made the card base Pumpkin Pie and a polka dot panel of the designer paper.  To make the paper stand out a bit, I put a narrow layer of Very Vanilla behind it.

One of the fun stamp sets this season is the Labels To Love Stamp Set. It has enough greetings to cover several occasions and has a cute one for Halloween. I used the Stampin’ Write Markers in Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze to color directly on the stamp to get a multi-colored look.  The fun thing about the labels in this stamp set is that there is a punch to match – the Everyday Label Punch by Stampin’ Up!  Since I wanted to layer the stamped Very Vanilla piece on to Cajun Craze I had to trim down the Very Vanilla label.  It was pretty easy with my Paper Snips and just following the lines on the label itself to make it a little bit smaller. Then I just punched a plain label of Cajun Craze.

To jazz things up a little bit, I did three things.  Before I layered the labels I adhered a bit of the Vintage Crochet Trim in Basic Black in the Holiday Catalog to the bottom of the vanilla label. Next I made a little Gold Glimmer banner to go underneath the label and adhered the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And for just a finishing touch, I stuck on two Black Rhinestone Jewels. They are already black so you don’t have to color the regular rhinestones yourself!

It’s time to make Halloween cards, so check out the Holiday Catalog and all the great products so you can order what you want for cardmaking or Halloween partying!

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Halloween Treat Bag With Candy

Halloween Treat Bag With Candy

If you have the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, you can make this Halloween Treat Bag with candy quickly and easily!  I love those Mini Treat Bag Dies, as I have mentioned many times in my blog posts! They make it so easy to make these cute treat bags, which you can use for treats, as card, or for a small gift or gift card!  They are so versatile!

The paper I used is the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog. I chose the pattern with the little bottles of potions!  The label on the front is from the Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp SetThat is stamped on Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and punched with the Everyday Label Punch, which also coordinates with another stamp set,  Merry Little LabelsYou can even buy this stamp set and punch in a Bundle and save 10%.  I also stamped the Happy Halloween in the set on Very Vanilla on a scrap strip of paper and then put it in the punch to get the perfect curved ends to match the label!  I also sponged it with a bit of Pumpkin Pie ink to have it match a bit better and look a little spookier! I put this all on a strip of Basic Black Cardstock (you could also wrap it all the way around in a belly band) and to jazz it up a bit, put a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper behind it!

Won’t a little trick-or-treater love to get this mini treat bag instead of just being handed a candy bar?!

Here’s another treat bag I made with the Birthday Memories paper in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  So many cute ideas with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies!

It’s time to start getting ready for Halloween, whether you are giving out treats to trick-or-treaters or co-workers at the office or maybe party favors at a Halloween party!  It’s fun to do when you’re not rushed at the last minute so take some time to make some easy and fun Halloween treats NOW like this easy Halloween Treat Bag!

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Autumn Themed Thank You Card with Painted Autumn Paper


Autumn Themed Thank You Card with Painted Harvest Paper

Can you really make too many cards with this Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper like this autumn-themed thank you card? This package of paper has so many pretty patterns in it, and one that is stunning is this one with the watercolored sunflowers printed on it. You can use the

The card base for this card is Very Vanilla with an Early Espresso Cardstock layer. That has a Very Vanilla layer on it but the bottom half has a piece of the Painted Harvest sunflower paper adhered to it. I tied around some Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine a few times.

The greeting is stamped with a “Thank You” from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set.  It’s die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and layered on a die cut from the Layering Ovals Set. The greeting is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop it up over the twine. Just for fun I took a piece of the Crushed Curry Twine and made a little bow and stuck it on the greeting with a Mini Glue Dot or you could use a tiny drop of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The leaves are stamped with the two-step stamping in the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set.  Then for the fun part!  Punch out the leaves with the new Leaf Punch!  Then I just tucked the punched out leaves underneath the greeting.  You could also cut the leaves apart and use them individually.

I think the sunflower patterned paper has such a rich look to it. You will love all the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper for your fall and Thanksgiving cards.  Some of the papers can be used for other occasions as well.

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New Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coordinating Kits!

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Since holiday kits are so popular, Stampin’ Up! created a simple and fun holiday crafting experience with the Paper Pumpkin Kits! This is the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep.

During October and November, Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects! It’s the Season of Style!

Two coordinating kits means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, more creative options, and get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss!

Fine Details

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.

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  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you don’t have to do anything!  You will get these two kits in October and November like usual!
  • If you join Paper Pumpkin now you will receive the October kit and continue receiving kits every month unless you skip a month or cancel your subscription by the 10th of any month.
  • If you tried Paper Pumpkin before, back in the beginning, but were disappointed in the early kits, I strongly urge you to give it another try!  Paper Pumpkin has done nothing but improve greatly over the years! They’ve got it going on now!!

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Make a Fall Card With Painted Autumn Paper

Painted Autumn Split Card

You can make a beautiful fall card so easily with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! I had been doing a lot of stamping with the flower stamps in the Painted Harvest Stamp Setbut there is this sheet of paper printed with sunflowers in the Painted Autumn paper package that I decided to use instead of stamping.

The card base is Very Vanilla with an Early Espresso layer over it. I had a slightly different idea for using the designer paper, but once I cut this sunflower paper, I saw that the other side of it had the blue and green patterned paper and thought maybe I could use it somehow. So instead of using a Very Vanilla pattern on the other side of the flowered paper, I used the other side of the patterned paper that coordinates. Before gluing down to the Early Espresso layer, I wrapped a piece of Copper Trim around the center of the designer papers.  It’s easier to either glue both pieces of designer paper down on to Very Vanilla cardstock or to make one piece larger so they can be glued together before layering.

I also cut out a sunflower from the patterned paper including the leaves and adhered that to the corner of the card, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This gives a little interest to that plainer paper without overpowering the card. Paper Snips are great scissors to use for detailed cutting like this.

For the greeting I used a stamp in the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set.  It is stamped in Early Espresso and die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  This piece is then layered on a piece of Early Espresso die cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  For an extra touch, I tied a bow with the Copper Trim and adhered it to the greeting with a Glue Dot.

The amazing thing about the 1/4″ Copper Trim is that you can pull it apart a little bit to give it a different look.  And if you don’t like it, just pull on it and it goes back to the original shape! Really fun!

You can see a card I made with another pattern of the Painted Autumn Paper here.

I’m sure once you take a look at the Painted Autumn Suite of products, pictured in the Holiday Catalog on pages 48-49, you will want to purchase many, if not all, of the beautiful products. You can make cards to send to friends and family for any occasion or for Thanksgiving or lovely gift bags for fall birthdays or hostess gifts.

Be sure to notice the Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle which includes the stamp set and Leaf Punch at a 10% savings.

Once you have some or all of these products in your hands, you will want to make lots of fall cards!

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Last Day! Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, Get the September Kit 50% Off!

This is it!  Today is the last day to give Paper Pumpkin a try for new subscribers!  Get the September Kit for 50% off!  Add some “fall spice” to your life by joining Paper Pumpkin now!

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For basically only $10 (including shipping), you get the cute red box delivered to your mailbox in September filled with fall papercrafting loveliness!  Your first box will include a block to use with the exclusive stamp set inside and all subsequent stamp sets in future kits. So you will be all set even if you are not a stamper!

You will receive a packet with all the paper components for the project, die cut if necessary, ready to go!  There is also an ink spot (a 1″ square ink pad!) to use on the project. You will receive directions and be able to watch a video for assembling the project. These kits are for new stampers/crafters/non-crafters as well as experienced crafters!  Follow the directions as given or change it up how you like!

Paper Pumpkin is your time to be swept away for a little bit of crafting time, a treat to enjoy for yourself or to give someone else, a little bit of “stamping therapy” as we like to say!

Stampin’ Up! says this kit is for those who love the “gorgeousness” of fall! That’s me for sure!  I can’t wait to get my kit!  They say this is an exceptionally beautiful kit!

Shhhhh!  Stampin’ Up! says maybe don’t tell you yet…..but I will!  You won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! Think: supercute and VERY festive!

Those are the “clues”!  Now it is up to you!  Go ahead and click below and subscribe to Paper Pumpkin! Get the September Kit for 50% off!  Check it out!  No risk, no obligation to continue. Skip a month any time or cancel if you must.

I can honestly say Paper Pumpkin is worth a try even at full price, so it is really something you should not pass up at 50% off!  Your kit will ship very soon. That’s why the sign-up deadline is today, September 10 at 11:50 pm Mountain Time! Don’t miss it!  You deserve the treat!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN TODAY!  CLICK HERE!

(Use Promo Code:  HALFOFF0917)

Paper Pumpkin Offer Sept 2017

This fantastic special offer ends tonight!  Don’t miss out!  Click the ad above or and of the links in my blog post and set up your account.  Enter the Promo Code (you’ll see the space) and the watch for your kit in the mail around mid-month!  You’ll get an email when your kit ships!  Love that email!

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Time To Get Serious About Paper Pumpkin! 50% Off!

Paper Pumpkin Offer Sept 2017

It’s time to get serious about Paper Pumpkin! Paper Pumpkin is the papercrafting kit mailed to you each month from Stampin’ Up!  All you have to do is sit down and open the box! A craft project is inside complete with exclusive stamp set, ink spot, all the materials cut and ready to go for you, plus directions of course and a video! With your first kit you will also get an acrylic block to use with your stamps.

If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by September 10th, you will get the September kit for 50% off! Shipping is included in the price. No risk, no obligation as you can skip a month if you need to or cancel if Paper Pumpkin is not really for you. But most of us really enjoy the gift we receive for ourselves in the mailbox each month and sometimes we even order an extra kit to give as a gift to a friend or loved one or simply to be able to make twice the projects!

Another benefit of subscribing to Paper Pumpkin is that you will be eligible to order any past kits or refills that are still available!  So if you liked a kit from the past, you MAY be able to purchase it .

Sign up by Sunday, September 10th to receive the September kit! 

Use Promo Code:  HALFOFF0917

Paper Pumpkin. Delightful. Crafting. Surprise! Every month!

JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN HERE!  TREAT YOURSELF!