Month: February 2020

Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts with Nature’s Thoughts Dies

February 17, 2020

I played around Saturday morning with the Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts Stamp Set along with the NEW Nature’s Thoughts Dies that came out with the February Sale-A-Bration Coordination Release. Do you see another new thing on this card?

The other item is the NEW Embossed So Very Vellum coming out on March 3 in the Second Release of Sale-a-Bration gifts! It is just beautiful! There are three colors featured in the 12 pack of 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper- Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Seafoam. The So Very Vellum also looked great on the same color cardstock but I thought it really popped on the white card base. I tied a double bow with the Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled seam Binding  Ribbon.

The Stampin’ Up! Positive Thoughts is such a beautiful stamp set and the Nature’s Thoughts Dies are perfect to die cut the images!

Take a look at a video put out by the Stampin’ Up! Home Office featuring
the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:

Please note: The Purple Posy Classic Ink Pad is NO LONGER  available but Purple Posy is still available in cardstock, the Stampin’ Write In Color 2019-2021 Markers, Stampin’ Blends, and other embellishment offerings.



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Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Bundle

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovely friends!!!

Simple and sweet…stamp, die cut, and color.

I just love this card. The layering of the fence adds so much to the softly colored images. I die cut the Stitched Rectangle first, then stamped the flowers in Archival Basic Gray Ink and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends- Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, and Highland Heather. Then I stamped the fence, die cut it, and colored it with a Crumb Cake Blend. My intention was to have the little bird on the fence but the smudge above the flowers needed hidden! So, the Balmy Blue bird did his job of covering it:) I am not quite sure how I colored the cat…I think it was Daffodil Delight blended with Crumb Cake?

I was pleased with the simple addition of part of the fence with flowers on the inside of the card.

Hope you fit some stamping into your weekend, friends!

Thanks for buzzing by….

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Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad

Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies and So Sentimental Fun Fold Video Tutorial

February 2020

Oh golly, the Bonanza Buddies are so fun!
I made a fun fold that was so easy to do with a lot of pizzazz thanks to the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies and the So Sentimental Bundles!

Here is a video showing how to make it with a neat tip to get more out of the DSP die cuts!


The Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Bundle worked wonderfully with the festive Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle. You can use so many colors on this card since the DSP has such a wide range of colors! You can also switch out the toucan with a lion or a koala bear.

The Stitched Shapes Dies paired well with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. A stitched oval would have looked great, too.

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…


Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 1-1/2″, 3-1/2″, 7-1/2″, and 9-1/2″ on 11″ side
Birthday Bonanza DSP on front flaps: 1-1/4″ x 4″, on back flaps: 1-3/4″ x 4″
Mango Melody So Sentimental Label on front: 2-1/2″ x 3″
Stitched Shapes Circle: 2-1/2″ square
Whisper White inside: 3-3/4″ x 4″
Scalloped Rectangle Labels inside: Mango: 2-1/2″ x 3″ and White: 2-1/2″ x 3″



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Reserve your March 2020 Paper Pumpkin “No Matter the Weather”

March 11, 2020

The March 2020 Paper Pumpkin


is a special one!

You won’t want to miss it! 


About the March Kit

Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors:
Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove,
Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron

Cheers to Seven Years!

This March, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you. To thank our subscribers, an EXTRA additional stamp is in every March kit!!  EVERY  March subscriber will receive two stamp sets in the kit!

About the EXTRA Stamp Set:

The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design;
however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
The additional stamp set is 4×6 , which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets,
and is designed to be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Subscription Information:

Subscribe for the March kit at from February 11–March 10.
Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

You can subscribe with me HERE.


Maybe you are asking yourself…

What is a Paper Pumpkin?

for just $22/month (shipping included)

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE.


With a monthly Paper Pumpkin craft subscription box, you’ll save time and money . . .
and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies.


Your first kit comes with a FREE, clear stamping block. The box you receive each month contains all the materials you need to craft with ease, from adhesive to precut paper. All you need to do is follow the crafting instructions and assemble the pieces to create a Stampin’ Up! project ranging from cards, gift packaging, and even home decor. Feel free to let your creativity flow and personalize your Paper Pumpkin craft!


Our CRAFT subscription box also doubles as a STAMP subscription box. Every month, as part of your subscription, you’ll receive a unique, decorative stamp set and at least one ink spot. Our stamp sets are ideal for all types of crafting projects. Plus, we don’t repeat an ink color in a 12-month period, so you’ll quickly collect a variety of reusable stamps and ink spots.


We know you’ll find something to love about crafting with Paper Pumpkin. You no longer have to wonder about what to make or how to make it. We have everything prepared for you. And every kit is guaranteed. So don’t worry! If you experience any problems with your monthly crafting subscription just contact us at 1-800-STAMP UP or for the answers you need.

Interested? Need more information?

Give me a call at 724-323-2296 or email me at

Once you subscribe, you will get an email with a CODE – save it so you can open your account and redeem your kit!

 Join my  BEE Creative Paper Pumpkin Club when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through ME.

My Club includes NEW subscribers along with EXISTING subscribers.

Active members who receive their monthly kit will be mailed an alternate card/project made by me with the exclusive stamp set in that month’s kit! They will be mailed by the end of the month.

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Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug FREE Sale-A-Bration Host Set with Ladybug Dies

February 10, 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

The Sale-a-bration Little Ladybug FREE Host Stamp Set is so, so cute!!
And when the Ladybug Dies came out with the Sale-a-bration Coordination…forget about it!

The Stampin’ Blends made easy coloring of the die cut images. I used the Happy Birthday sentiment in the Little Ladybug Stamp Set and the “from all of us” from the Stampin’ Up! The Gang’s All Meer Sale-a-bration stamp  set. I also made this cutie…

The Stampin’ Up! Little Ladybug Stamp Set is a FREE Host Stamp Set available with a $300 Sale-A-Bration order from January 3 to March 31, 2020. You can order products from the Mini Catalog, the Annual Catalog, the Clearance Rack…any $300 order allows you to get this FREE set- and you can order the Ladybug Dies for $29 as part of the order. Oh, and you still would get Sale-a-Bration picks for that order- any combination of $50 or $100 items that adds up to the $300. And, on March 3, NEW Sale-a-bration items will be added to the line-up!
Any questions? Contact me: or 724-323-2296.

Thanks for buzzing by…

Today is the last day to sign up for the
February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Lovely Day.

You can sign up with me HERE.


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