Paper Pumpkin Coordinating Kits

Once again, Paper Pumpkin is coordinating the October and November kits!  Each kit is all-inclusive and can also stand alone but isn't it fun that they coordinate?  It'll be great to get a head start on your holiday cardmaking and preparing for the holidays!

The October kit makes 10 full-size cards with envelopes!  The coordinating colors are Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade, and Pool Party.  You can subscribe for this kit at  Make sure you subscribe by October 10 to get this kit!

The November kit makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.  The coordinating colors are Early Espresso, Real Red, Pool Party, and Shaded Spruce.

And don't you just love those beautiful boxes?  

The cut-off to subscribe is always the 10th of the month so don't miss out!  Subscribers get to purchase past kits (if available) too!

Want some alternative ideas to what's in the kits?  (I rarely make the kits exactly as described--or at least I make one as instructed and then do my own thing for the rest!)  There is a great Facebook group called PAPER PUMPKIN FAN CLUB and there you can find all sorts of alternatives.  Some of them are fantastic (where do they get all those creative ideas????)  Anyway, you can join here.  Just request to join!

Don't forget the DSP sale is still ongoing.  It will end at the end of the month so if you love pretty papers, you'll want to stock up.  You could buy 3 of the papers @ $11.50 each and choose the $14.50 paper for your free one.  There is no limit to how many you can order and get for free!

If you place an order and it is below $150, please use the host code below and I will send you a gift with your thank you card!


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Holiday Catalog is LIVE! PLUS DSP Special

You can begin ordering from the Holiday Catalog today!  Shop at  Don't have an actual catalog?  You can view it online here.

Curious about how any of the samples in the catalog are made?  I can give you a supply list and some instructions on all the samples!  Just ask!


Do you love pretty papers?  Hate to cut into them?  Now you can stock up on these great papers with the new special!

Designer Series Paper Sale!  Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!


You could get a great deal by purchasing 3 @ 11.50 each and get the $14.50 specialty paper free!  There is no limit--you can order as many (and get as many free) as you like!

Time is Running Out....

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the Starter Kit deal.  Get $155 in products for just $99 (plus tax, NO SHIPPING!).  Value of this kit with the free shipping is ~$250.  Don't miss out if you like to save!


Want to NEVER pay full price for your crafting supplies again?  Then the Starter Kit is for you!  You'll save 20-25% on all future orders!

Want to earn some extra money or start a business on your terms?  Then get a Starter Kit!  Earn 20-25% on all orders from friends and family.  Don't want to have classes?  You don't have to!  Don't want to do videos or Facebook Lives?  You don't have to!  Don't want to have parties or workshops?  You don't have to!  But you can do all those things if you want!  

Want to see the catalog and new products first?  Get a Starter Kit and you can order new products a month before everyone else!

Want to attend fun Stampin' Up! events?  Get a Starter Kit!  You will be able to sign up for twice-yearly OnStage events where you meet friends, swap cards, stamp with new products and get to order before even other demonstrators!  And Stampin' Up! is now having some regional one-day events for even more fun!

Want to earn a fun Stampin' Up! incentive trip?  Get a Starter Kit and you can work towards a fun, all-expense paid trip for two!  This next year the trip is to Maui and the following year is a Caribbean cruise.  I have never earned a trip but I get closer every year.  

There is NO obligation beyond the purchase of the kit UNLESS you want to continue!  You'll have until the end of January to make that decision!

Check out my Ink Spot Inkers page to see what the benefits are for YOU!


Dino Days Birthday Card

My youngest grandson just turned 1.  It's hard to believe he's that old already but he is.  I made a card for his birthday.  I had planned to use the retired Foxy Friends and the punch because his room is done in foxes (and so was his birthday cake) but I found dinosaur wrapping paper and decided to use the Dino Days suite instead.


This card was really easy to make using the Dino Roar stamp set and the matching dies.  The dies cut out the dinosaurs on the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper so it was even easier!  I hardly stamped at all!

All the cuts:

  • Pineapple Punch Cardstock  -    8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4"
  • Whisper White CS  - 2 pieces of 5-1/4" x 4"
  • Dinoroar DSP -  2-3/4" x 4-1/8" plus cut around the dinosaur figures so they will fit in your cutting machine to die cut with the dies
  • Pool Party - scraps to cut out the egg
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper (coming in the Holiday Catalog) scrap


  • Using your die cut machine, cut out the dinosaurs you want for the card from your DSP.  Cut out the eggs from Pool Party CS.  Cut out the number 1, using the retired Large Numbers dies.  Cut out the frame from one Whisper White piece using the 3rd and 5th from the largest Stitched Rectangle Dies (place them how you want the frame to look and cut out).  For the inside, use the second from the largest rectangle die.
  • Stamp the sentiment to the frame using Lovely Lipstick ink.  I masked off the "hatched" from the stamp using a post-it and then stamped.
  • Adhere the frame to the larger piece of DSP and then attach to the card front.
  • Attach the dinosaurs and eggs to the front using your favorite adhesive and dimensionals.
  • Stamp your sentiment on the inside white piece and attach a dinosaur with adhesive.  Adhere to the inside of the card.

Don't forget to stamp your envelope or use some of your designer series paper (DSP) to put on the flap to "pretty up" your envelope!

Here are some photos from the party:


As you can see, Eli really enjoyed his smash cake!



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Rooted In Nature Mirror Image Card

For my July tutorial for my Tutorial Co-op, I created a card that uses the Mirror Image Technique.  Our theme for this month was Seasons--Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.  I decided to do Fall.

Here is the inside of the card and you can see that the oak tree will rotate and is visible on both sides.

All the Details:

Whisper White Thick - 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Whisper White - 5-1/8 x 3-7/8, enough to die cut 2 oak trees, small amount for sentiment label

Gray Granite -  scrap for label


Start with sponge daubers and the oak tree stamp.  Sponge colors (I started with Early Espresso on the trunk and some branches) on the stamp to create a fall tree look.  Huff on the stamp and then stamp on whisper white.  Die cut this image and cut out an additional tree.  Using the Silicone Craft Sheet, sponge another oak tree stamp like you did the first one.  Huff on it and then stamp it on the silicone mat.  Place your plain die-cut image (backside) over this stamped image and press down carefully.  Lift and you should have a mirror image of the oak tree.

Stamp the birch stamp in Gray Granite ink on the Whisper White piece.  Determine where you want to place this card front onto the card base but don't adhere yet.  Using your diecut machine, die cut the scalloped oval into both of the pieces of cardstock.  (It may not cut through both pieces totally.  If not, remove the cut-out birch oval and run through your machine again to get ovals cut into both).

Using about 4 inches of Linen Thread and glue dots, center the thread on the back of the oak tree die cut and attach.  Add the mirror image oak tree to the other leaving thread strings hanging out on top and bottom. Attach the oak tree diecuts to the front of the card base fitting them into the scalloped oval.  Adhere the birch piece on top of the base, lining up the ovals.

Stamp the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels.  Cut out a Gray Granite label to back that white one.

I sponged a leaf stamp with various colors and stamped on the inside of the card.

This was a fun card to make!


Use your Bonus Days coupons before the end of the month!  

Subscribe by the 10th of August to receive the new Paper Pumpkin kit.   This kit is gift packaging so you may want to get the Add-On kit (152885) to convert your items to cards.


The Starter Kit special (purchase for $99 and get $155 in products PLUS no shipping) ends August 31.  Value of this kit is over $250.  Stampin' Up! will also send you a $10 coupon to use on a future order in September.  You'll receive 20% off all future orders.  

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Redeem Your Bonus Coupons NOW

If you earned Bonus Coupons, you can now redeem them! 

When you place your online order, at the bottom of the page is "manage coupon codes".  Click on that and copy/paste your coupon codes into the box that pops up.  That will take the amount off your final order!


I've been at Tabernacle Campground for the past 10 days or so.  We go every year and it is a wonderful time of worship, fellowship, and family fun.  Tabernacle Campmeeting is the longest, continuous running camp meeting in the state of Alabama and we just had our 191st meeting!  

Here is my family's "tent" 


We had 25 of us staying there (11 bedrooms plus a camper in the back).  My dad got to go (he's 98) but it will be his last one as it is just too hard on him.  It's a primitive place--sawdust shavings for floors, outdoor showers with no hot water, mostly no air conditioning (some bedrooms have AC), dusty, and dirty, but we love it!  The kids are free to roam and play and stay up late. 

Church services are held 3 times a day and it was such a blessing to hear God's word preached outdoors.  We held the Campground Olympics on Wednesday afternoon and all the children participated in games and events.  On Thursday night after the evening service, we had our Ice Cream Supper, with over 25 freezers of homemade ice cream.  

Here are some photos of our times there:




And I got a photo of myself with my dad and husband (I wish I'd had a little makeup on but oh, well)

It was a wonderful week but I did miss crafting!  Now that I am home, I hope to get some cards made!


Bonus Days end tomorrow July 31.  Get a $5 coupon to use in August for every $50 you order.

The Starter Kit special is still ongoing.  Purchase the kit for $99 (plus tax but NO SHIPPING) and choose $155 in products.  You will then receive a $10 coupon to use the following month.  Your kit will also include a Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  The value of your kit is over $250.  You'll get a 20% discount on all future kits.  I'd love to have you on my Ink Spot Inkers team!

You have until the 10th of August to subscribe and get the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  There will also be an add-on (item # 152885) you can purchase beginning August 1 (while supplies last) to turn your kit of packaging into cards


Here is a video about it