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Sneak Peek of April's Paper Pumpkin and Last Chance to Receive 50% off!!

Hi Stampers,

At OnStage this past weekend we were given a sneak peek of April/May Paper Pumpkin. Isn't it adorable? You only have a few more hours left to sign up!!!




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3D Kisses Treat Holder

Hi Stampers,

I'm back with a cute little 3D kisses treat holder perfect for all of your Valentines. I have included the template for the Kisses shape for the front and back of the box. I used the sentiment from January 2018 Paper Pumpkin that says Sending Hugs and Kisses to You. I embossed this in white embossing powder and die cut with the heart shape thinlit. I also used the Seaside embossing folder to make the crinkles on the Silver Foil. WARNING: Be very careful as the Silver Foil will tear. Try using  only one of the embossing plates first and go from there as everyone's Big Shot is calibrated differently. I used the sentiments XOXO and LOVE from the kit and stamped in Real Red on vellum. I then dried it with my heat gun. I then waded this piece up to look like the paper from a real Hershey's kiss and attached with a glue dot. I filled the box with red crinkle paper and Hershey's Cherry kisses. WOW!!! Are those ever DELISH!!! (Ask me how I know) lol  The treat holder box is made using a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 6". Score along the 4-1/4" at 1 inch and 3-1/4". Score on the 6" side at 2-1/4" and 3-3/4". Burnish folds and cut the knotches. I used tear and tape to secure together and to secure to the Kiss template.



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I hope you give this treat holder a try!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!



Heartfelt Love Notes January 2018 Paper Pumpkin

Hi Stampers,

Have you seen the Heartfelt Love Notes January 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit? 




I finally had some time to myself this weekend to just play!!! Boy did that seem good. I was going to put this month's Paper Pumpkin box on the pile of previous ones and decided I am going to start playing instead. Here is one I came up with.  I just LOVE the copper hearts and I played off of those. I die cut a heart from the Bloomin' Hearts thinlit and popped it up with dimensionals to adhere to the heart paper in the kit. I didn't want the beautiful copper foil to go to waste being hidden behind DSP so I made my own faux copper paper. I took a piece of 4 x 5-1/4" Whisper White cardstock and placed the edges all the way around in VersaMark ink. Sprinkle copper embossing powder on it and heat it up with the heat gun. VOILA!!!




I think it turned out just great!!! I hope you give this a try!!

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Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription:


3-Month Prepaid Subscription

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #259-Let It Snow


Hi Stampers,

We are having a sketch pad challenge this week!!! WOOHOO!! My fav!!! This card came together so fast it scared me!!! LOL I used this month's Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the sentiment.


As I live in Michigan we are supposed to get our first accumulating snow this evening 1-3". This weekend we are supposed to get more. I can't wait!!! Time off from work, snowing, drinking coffee and having a craft day. It doesn't get much better than this!!




Paper Pumpkin Special for New Subscribers



Hi Stampers,

Don't forget you have until September 10 to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to receive your kit for 50% off!!! That's right for $10 you get your kit delivered right to your door!!! This includes shipping!!! Be sure to use code  HALFOFF0917 and be sure to select me as your demo.


Just click on the Paper Pumpkin emblem to the side to sign up!! Thank you for your business!!!

Paper Pumpkin

Hi Stampers,

Last month our own Sara Douglas designed the Paper Pumpkin kit. It was gorgeous!!! It is one of my all time favorites. Everyone must have thought so too because the refills were sold out within a day!!! 


Along with the kit to make 12 cards, stamp set, stampin ink spot --- you also got a free gift of 5 watercolor pencils!!!

If you would like to receive May 2017 Paper Pumpkin today is the last day to sign up!!! Now go to my website to receive these awesome monthly kits!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Paper Pumpkin with a free gift!!!


Hi Stampers,

This was the kit we received for March:




There was a little flyer insert included inside the box telling us about a very special box coming in April. Here's the flyer:

Our very own Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglas designed the kit AND we will be receiving a bonus surprise in our boxes. Did you know you can subscribe for just one month if you want to? Or you can purchase the box through my Online Store instead of subscribing. Either way works! Just make sure you do it by tomorrow, April 10th!

Now, go to sign up!!!! I can't wait to see what we get!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!



Make A Wish with Turkey Wishbone

Hi Stampers,

Growing up, my brother Tom and I used to fight over who got the wishbone at Thanksgiving. Did you too? I was playing with my new set Paisleys and Posies and look what I came up with.  I think it is cute. Don't you? I really like it because it is a different take on the other Thanksgiving cards I see and ones I create. I also used one of my Paper Pumpkin kit stamps to stamp the pumpkin background. Those little stamp sets are gems!!! I wish I would remember to use them more. And, did you see the circle framelits? They are the new stitched framelit which in my book ARE THE BOMB!!! I have wanted those FOREVER!!! I am so glad Stampin' Up! brought these out AND they are offering them to all of us, demos and customers early from the annual catalog which doesn't come out until next year!!! Isn't that great? I also like using the sentiment "Make A Wish" from a Birthday Set called Party with Cake. I love finding other ways to further my supplies.




Of course, don't forget to stamp the inside!!


This is the framelit I used to make the "wishbone". Just die cut it and cut it down with scissors.




Stamp Set: Party with Cake, Paper Pumpkin 2016

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Ink: Tangerine Tango

Accessories: Big Shot, magnetic platform, SNAIL, dimensionals, Stitched framelits, linen thread, glue dots, classic label punch, paper trimmer





Stitched items

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Have A Snappy Day

I made this for a challenge a couple of weeks back but didn't post. I just LOVE the You're Sublime set and just don't use it nearly enough!!! The bulging eyes on the crab and frog crack me up!!!




Stamp Set: You're Sublime, Thoughtful Banners

Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake

Paper: Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot, paper trimmer, SNAIL, dimensionals, scissors, Duet Banner punch, 1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, circle framelits, sponge, Swirly Scribbles thinlits



Paper Pumpkin BOGO Sale

Paper Pumpkin BOGO sale by Stampin' Up! #dostamping, Dawn Olchefske

Buy one, get your second month free!

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details:  When you use promo code “BOGO” at my Paper Pumpkin, you'll pay the regular price of $19.95 for your first month and get your second month for FREE!


  • If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free.
  • If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95+ tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • Offer will be void if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. 
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.  Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Offer ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

I look forward to serving you as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!! Now, go sign up to receive your Paper Pumpkin in the mail!!!

Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Sneak Peek




Stampin' Up! is a great company to work for. They listened to us demonstrators when they sent a survey asking what we would like a sneak peek of the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin---stamp set, colors, what kind of kit. Well, the stamp set sneak peek won. They also revealed it is a card kit this month!!



I think this stamp set coordinates well with the Affectionately Yours Suite from the annual catalog. So, if you would like this set---run--don't walk to order Paper Pumpkin monthly kit from my Stampin' Up! website before AUGUST 10!!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!