Wednesday, September 30, 2015


This Project from the SU! blog is so amazing, I just had to share!  This is definitely something I would want to make!  Great use of the stickers from the Project Life Kit for the Holidays also.  READ ON!

Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas will be here before you know it, my friends, and what better way to celebrate the days leading up to it than an advent calendar?!
Tiny Treat Boxes (item #135829) make an adorable advent tree. I’ve covered each of the boxes with patterns from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper (item #139592)—what fabulous nostalgic designs it has! And the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (item #139654) has some great stickers numbered 1–25 for each box lid. The boxes are the perfect size to hold a treat, love note, or coupon for each day of December until Christmas day.
You’ll want to assemble your tree in layers, with seven boxes on the bottom layer, followed by layers of six, five, four, three, and one. The box on the very top of the tree isn’t meant to be opened, but it sure looks lovely as a topper. Using hot glue, I also adhered a double bow with long, whimsical tails using two yards of Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon (item #138419).
Whether you're counting down until Christmas with little children at home, grown children at university, or your spouse, this Tree Advent Calendar will be a lovely addition to your holiday (or dorm room) d├ęcor!
Allison Okamitsu
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Here are the weekly deals from SU!  Enjoy!


Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies Item # 127012
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker's Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN

Handpicked Framelits Dies Item # 137361
Regular Price: $25.00 US/$31.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.75 US/$23.25 CAN

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 137364
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Gift Box Punch Board Item # 135863
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Envelope Punch Board Item # 133774
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Monday, September 28, 2015


I just purchased this BUNDLE!

Happy Scenes

Window cards are trendy, they’re so much fun to make—and we have everything you need to create one yourself using products from our brand new holiday catalog (US/CA)!

The Happy Scenes Stamp Set (item # 139821) includes 16 photopolymer stamps with autumn/winter landscape images and sayings that are perfect for end-of-the-year holidays. Stamp a little landscape and enclose it in a window frame—which you can make using the Big Shot and our Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies (item # 139666). Instant cuteness! (I borrowed this card idea from p. 11 of the holiday catalog.)
For the Halloween card I included the cat from the Festive Fireplace Stamp Set (item # 139754). He just seemed to fit!
And here’s some great news: when you purchase the Happy Scenes Stamp Set + Hearth and Home Thinlits as a bundle (item # 140853), you save fifteen percent!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

Sunday, September 27, 2015


This is a card I designed using a NEW SU! Bundle! It's a stamp set called AMONG THE BRANCHES and it coordinated with the embossing folder WOODLANDS.  Both are exclusive to SU! Save 15% when purchased together.
Watch for more posts to come with this great set!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


I'm thrilled to say that one of my dearest friends - Mary Jo - just completed Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer that returned after 15 years!  I have many friends and coworkers who are survivors, and sadly, some friends and family who did not make it.  My mother in law succumbed to breast cancer before I met my husband, so my son never got to know his paternal grandmother.  We all know someone who has cancer or had cancer.  Let's all band together even further and help SU! and the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Fund) raise much needed funds to help conquer this!

To show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SU! MY PAPER PUMPKIN IS going PINK . . . or at least the October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, SU! will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Stampin' Up! will donate
  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.
Together, we will make a difference!

Here's how you can help: 
  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 because you're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it's doubled, so let's get the word out and raise as much as possible.
  4. World CARD MAKING day is coming! (October 3). Use your Paper Pumpkin kits to make cards and crafts to encourage those undergoing treatment or to congratulate those who have completed therapy.  
  5. Sign up by October 10 so you can be a part of something bigger with a donation to BCRF.
Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.
More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. For more information, please visit:

Additional Details: 
  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past. 
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not a pink project. That's all we're saying. ;)
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at before October 10.

Here are the SU! Weekly Deals!  I can tell you right now that the ORNATE PUNCH is on my list! As well as the REMARKABLE YOU! stamp set!

SU! Weekly Deals are Super Fab!

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Remarkable You Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 139894
Regular Price: $33.00 US/$41.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.75 US/$30.75 CAN

Brights Sequin Assortment Item # 138389
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Stars Framelits Dies Item # 133723
Regular Price: $27.00 US/$33.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.25 US/$24.75 CAN

Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 135817
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Ornate Tag Topper Punch Item # 137416
Regular Price: $23.00 US/$28.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.25 US/$21.00 CAN

Gold 1/8" Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Gold Stampin' Glitter Item # 133457
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN

Monday, September 21, 2015


Another Stampin Sistah and Craftin Friends Share.  This is another card that we made at Cathy's home.  I had 3 make and takes and with the other four, there were 7 all together.  This one used the new SU! Butterfly framelits and a SU! hostess stamp set called A WHOLE LOT OF LOVELY.  We had a lot of fun making variations of this card and using a variety of SU! framelits and embossing folders.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


I used some of my SU! craft stash to complete this card.   
The sentiment is from my New SU! Kit WATERCOLOR WISHES.  
Hope all are having a wonderful weekend. You're In My Thoughts!

I colored my white satin ribbon to match the butterflies and the flower by swiping the ribbon across the ink pad on both sides of the ribbon.

Friday, September 18, 2015


I love this Blossom with coordinating punch from SU!  Here's another card from the Stampin Sistah's and Crafting Friends gathering at Cathy's home.

I love to make 3 dimensional blossoms.This card uses BEAUTIFUL BUNCH and BEST THOUGHTS and BUTTERFLY BASICS stamp sets - all by SU!
 I love the BRICK WALL embossing folder by SU!
Look carefully or click on photo because we
spritzed (or dripped) shimmer paint on the background.
 The flowers on the bricks in the background below
look like the frescoes you see in Italy.
Click on the photo to see the thin gold thread
behind the blossoms.  This is the latest
embellishment crafters are using these days.
 Of course, you have to stamp on the inside as well.
I used sentiments from this month's MY PAPER PUMPKIN.
I love the WITH LOVE script font SU! used.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


My friend Linda Kincaid designed this card.  It's gorgeous. She had some card kits made up and just added a few things to change it up. One of the things I really loved was working with the gold modeling paste. This card is really beautiful.  This is another card we made at the Stampin Sistah's and Crafting Friends Event.  Linda used the stamp set WATERCOLOR WINGS which you can bundle with BOLD BUTTERFLY FRAMELITS dies and save 15% by ordering them in a bundle.
This butterfly is stamped with 3 colors (3 stamps also that coordinate) and can be stamped in a variety of inks.  There is a coordinating framelit by SU! to match this butterfly and the other butterflies in the set.
Click on any of these photos to see more details.  The gold modeling paste for the words really adds a nice texture to the card.  I love the use of the vellum behind the butterfly.  It also adds a really nice touch, and if you look way in the back, there is designer paper in the shape of a pennant. You can die cut these with your pennant framelits from SU!
Insides of cards are so nice to decorate as well as your envelopes. Consider placing a die cut inside as well as doing some stamping.

 Again, you see the use of the fine gold thread behind the die cut butterfly.  This thread is very popular.  It also comes in silver if you are purchasing from SU!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Look what is on weekly deals
Butterfly Framelits, Fringe Scissors, mini treat bag, GOLD BUTTONS!!! 
And more!!!
If you are local email me as I may have an order going in this week

Monday, September 14, 2015


Lisa did a super job with this card.  I love her well designed cards.  She and I had been talking about the Triple Banner punch by SU!.  It punches 3 different sizes and any length banners.  Lisa did a great job not only with the card but with the demo on the punch.
The outside of the card is stamped with some beautiful flowers from the stamp set Lisa used by SU! called BIRTHDAY BLOSSOMS. Click on the card to see greater detail.  The envelope uses the SU! stamp set PERFECT PENNANTS. I love the little punched out blossoms that are embellished with SU! rhinestones that are adhesive backed.

The inside sentiment is from the SU! stamp set ME=GRATEFUL.
It has some really beautiful sentiments for cards.

Banner Triple Punch 138292
Price: $23.00
Crafting without punches? Inconceivable! Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

The Banner Triple Punch gives you triple the banner options in one punch. You can make banners in three widths--1", 1-1/2", and 2"--in any length. Just slide the paper in, punch, and get perfectly notched banners (or gift tags, bookmarks, belly bands) every time.

* Punch size: 3-3/8" x 5-3/4" x 1-1/4"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Me = Grateful Clear-Mount Stamps 139319
Price: $20.00
So many things to be grateful for, so many ways to say thank you. Let us help you show your thanks with these all-occasion phrases.

Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they're repositionable. They're precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 10 rubber stamps

Suggested clear block (sold separately): c

Birthday Blossoms Clear-Mount Stamp Set 139471
Price: $19.00
It's all about the birthday person, so help make it the best day ever with a custom card you create yourself. But this is more than a birthday set; use the flowers and other sentiments on any project.

Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they're repositionable. They're precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): c, d