Paper Pumpkin Special

Stampin' Up! is offering a special deal to new Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  If you subscribe before June 10, you can save 25% on your first 3 months!


You can click on "monthly kit" above or go here to subscribe!  Have already subscribed before?  I've been told you can use a different email address and still get the special deal (no guarantees this will work though)!

Last Chance!

May 22 is the last day Stampin' Up! guarantees the retiring stamp sets.  Most of the other items (paper, embellishments, dies, etc are already gone) but since Stampin' Up! makes their own stamps, they will stop production on any of the retiring stamps May 22 so they can then gear up to make the stamps from the new catalog!  Don't miss out if you want to get any of these stamps!  Don't decide later that you want them and have to pay those overpriced ebay prices!  GET THEM NOW!  Here is the list 

As this is my birthday week, I am offering a gift to everyone who orders between now and the end of the month!  Make sure you allow contact when you place your order so I can send you your gift!

If your order is below $150, please use my May host code.  You will then be entered to win even more goodies!  If your order is above $150, you'll receive your own host rewards so don't use the code (but will still receive a birthday gift from me).


Use your Scraps!

I am part of a One Sheet Wonder group and our template this month was for using a 6 x 6 sheet of designer paper.  I cut up several sheets of paper from one of my favorite retired paper stacks and came up with these three cards


These cards use 2" x 5" strips of paper and are then layered and added to a card base.  I heat embossed the sentiments on the vertical cards.  These are easy and simple ways to use up your scraps of paper.  I'll share some other ones once I get them made using more of these strips as well as using some 1" strips.

Big on Birthdays

I'm involved in a couple of swaps featuring the new In-Colors.  I chose to do a birthday card using Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  This was really a very simple card to make using a couple of my favorite techniques:  coloring and heat embossing!  Here is the card I made




Its not easy to see but the entire sentiment is heat embossed.  This uses a technique that allows you to heat emboss with any color.  In fact you could easily get by with only a few embossing powders (clear, white, copper, silver, and gold).  To heat emboss, just ink up your stamp with first Versamark and then the Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Stamp, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.  Easy peasy!

Here is the inside of the card


For all the details and full instructions, click here

Last Day to Sign Up for May Paper Pumpkin

There have been many hints about the May Paper Pumpkin kit--it's a card kit and may be about donuts.  If you want an easy way to make some quick cards, sign up for this kit!  It contains all you need to complete the kit.  The 10th of the month is always the deadline to sign up so you have until 11:50 pm MT to get started.  Being a subscriber also gets you access to past kits.  Check out the pinterest page to see all the past kits.  There is a great Facebook group too where you can get all sorts of alternative ideas for the kits!



To subscribe, you can click on the "monthly kit" tab at the top or go here.

Want to get just a one month subscription to try it out?  You can purchase a prepaid subscription here.  Just a reminder about the prepaid subscriptions--Stampin' Up! will email you a code to use to start your subscription,  You MUST use that to get started and to get your kit!  And to get the May kit, you should set up your account immediately to ensure you get this month's kit.

In Color Birthday Card

In color swap

I'm involved in a couple of different swaps featuring the new In Colors. This one uses Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst.

Moon Baby Gift Card Holder (May Swap)

For our May swaps, we were to make cards for either baby or wedding/anniversary themes.  I love the Moon Baby Stamp set!  And I always need baby cards so chose to do those.  I decided to make it a gift card holder.  And I really love to watercolor so that was an easy decision!  Here is the card I made


And here is the inside



I did use some of the new In Colors--Lemon-Lime Twist for the baby's sleeper and Powder Pink for the face and cheeks.  

For details and printable instructions click here

Life is going to be extremely hectic over the next few weeks:  I'm getting ready for my catalog premiere launch, BOGO stamp sale of my retired stamps and designer paper, readying catalogs to mail out--these go out automatically to anyone who has purchased from me in the past year.  If you make a purchase, you'll be added to my list too!  Then we go to the beach for a week or so where my daughter is having a wedding ceremony and celebration.  Even though this is a second marriage for her and a much more casual event, I still want to make sure it is super nice for her.  I still have two more swaps to make before we leave for the beach--In Color swaps!  I'll be sharing those cards with you shortly.


Happy Stamping!

Moon Baby Gift card holder (May Swap)

Moon baby swap

For our May swap, the theme was babies or anniversaries. I love this Moon Baby stamp set and decided to use this set again but in a different way.