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Stampin’ Up! Pedal to the Metal Retiform Technique Video Tutorial

March 18, 2020

My friend Lisa needed a card for her son, Richard. He is celebrating the big 16!
He’s our official Bingo caller at my events- a really nice young man! I think he will like the card:)

I made this card using the Retiform Collage Technique. It reminds me of a cool project I did in art class when I was in school.
It’s fun, give it a try with one of your stamp sets. text me a pic if you do!


I liked just free form cutting around the sentiment on this one. What do you think?

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side
Basic Gray border: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Very Vanilla stamped panel: 3-3/4″ x 5″
1/8″ strips of Basic Gray

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Don’t forget about my March Gift if you purchase
the Botanical Prints Product Medley from me using

Host Code 36HV4MZH

See post HERE.

Stampin’ Up! Well Dressed Sale-a-bration Gift

March 11, 2020

Here is a colorful masculine card made with ease with my Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus!

See how easy this was to make using my Stamparatus:



Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, then trim the folded card to 4-1/8″ width
Colored Strips: 1-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ taped together and cut out with Largest Stitched Rectangle Die
Whisper White front panel: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ cut out with Stiched Rectangle Die
Whisper White inside: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scraps for banner sentiment

Isn’t this Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog sample card, great?

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Don’t forget about my March Gift if you purchase
the Botanical Prints Product Medley.

See post HERE.


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February 2020 Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project

February 24, 2020

My daughter and I got our February 2020 Paper Pumpkins!!! It is just darling!
Take a look at this video showing the kit:


Although the February 2020 Lovely Day Kit has INSTANT gratification with its contents, I made an alternative project made with items in the kit…a Spinner Card! And yes, I adhered the spinner circle to a stronger fishing line FIRST and THEN adhered the fishing line with the circle attached to the top and bottom of the opening with Tear & Tape under the fishing line and on top of the fishing line- held really well!

Last Wednesday’s video shows how to make a Spinner Card. On this card, since it already had an opening, I just placed a layering circle die (1-7/8″) that fit inside it so I knew how big to make my spinning circle- Photo 1. Then I placed the template on my card base front and traced the inside of the circle- Photo 1.  Then I put a larger circle (2-5/8″ ) that was bigger than the opening and smaller than the template on the right side- Photo 2. Then I removed the template and die cut the front of the card base- Photo 2. Then the template fits right in place and notice how the scallops show through on the back just perfectly in the photo above:)

Photo 1

Photo 2



The March 2020 Paper Pumpkin


is a SUPER 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

If you did a Prepaid Subscription, you will get an email with a CODE  – save it so you can open your account and redeem your kit! There is a one time shipping fee on the first kit with a prepaid subscription.  If you do a month to month subscription, your shipping is included, you just create your account with a valid credit card, and you are good to go! You can opt out any month or cancel at any time. As long as you have your card on file, you subscription continues month after month. Again, if you want to opt out that month, sign into your account by the tenth of that month, and opt out. But I think you won’t want to miss any of the kits! 

 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.

Subscribe with me HERE.

Why not do a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription?
A 3 month subscription qualifies as a Sale-a-bration order just by itself.
Or you can test drive  a 1 month subscription along with other items to add up to $50 and get a FREE Sale-a-bration gift.

Hey, just one idea…sign up for a test drive in March with the EXTRA stamp set as a gift, add the Birthday Dies up to $50 and get the Happy Birthday to You Sale-a-bration stamp for FREE!! So many ways to get the benefits of the FREE Sale-a-bration gift! The March Kit has to be ordered by MARCH 10! 

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…



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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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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