Holiday Helpers Are Here

When I prepare for holidays and gift giving, I always appreciate holiday helpers.  That is exactly what My Paper Pumpkin is.  Sometimes they are cards, other times they are project ideas.  Either way, to have something come to your door once a month and be your salvation is always a good thing. Because the holidays are so close, Stampin’ Up! is offereing a great deal on two great MPP kits, 15% off while supplies last.  The Frights and Delights from last month and 2017’s November Back in Plaid are available for purchase at the discounted price, if you are a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber. 

I know Halloween is next week, but it’s a great sale to pick them up for next year or a last minute option. Here is the Frights and Delights subscription kit, and refill option. 

Here is the Back in Plaid kit from November, 2017.  I really think the little stockings are so adorable and you can decorate them any way you like.  Here is the kit and refill option.

Both these kits will make gift giving easy. 

So get your holiday helpers and be the envy of your friends through Halloween and Christmas. 

Treats are always welcome and the packaging just kicks it up a notch.  If you are not a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe here now and be able to purchase these kits as well.   One great benefit of the My Paper Pumpkin subscription is having it delivered right to your door.  No muss, no fuss.  Another benefit is the “all in one” feature of the products and directions.  Open the box and go.  The kids love them because they can make projects for their class.  The instructions have step by step instructions and pictures to make it easy for the kids to participate.  Get either of these kits from my online store. 

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10% Off Coordinating Product Bundles

 

 

Snowflakes From Heaven

Guess what’s coming our way?  Snowflakes from heaven.  Well that’s what it will feel like with so many snowflakes in one promotion.  Starting November 1st, you will have a chance to purchase this very special “Catch a Snowflake” promotion.  It’s a month long promotion, or while supplies last.  You can take a look at the video below to see them up close and personal.  Also, check out some samples below and get a better idea of what these products can do. 

Snowflake Showcase

They really seem like Snowflakes from Heaven! 

Below are the images and I hope you are as excited as I am.  It’s just a small peek of what you can expect when the promotion kicks off next month.  You can also see some actual samples below. 

Each card has a unique quality and design.  Snowflakes make me excited about the holidays.  Now take a look at the products available in the promotion below.  Download the flyer here.

Now here are the samples I would like to share with you from Stampin’ Up!.  I think they are all amazing, but which is your favorite? 

It’s a great bunch of products coming our way!

Make sure to stay tuned for more information as October comes to an end.  Don’t forget to visit my store on November 1st and pick up your new products.

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All About Presents – CASE the Catalog

First of all, it’s all about presents in this weeks CASE the catalog.  The project features the Bring on the Presents stamp set and All the Presents Thinlits from page 16 of the Holiday Catalog.  I’m very fond of these products and what cute projects you can create with them.  All the projects on that page of the catalog are great.  There was just something about this card that attracted me.  Maybe it’s the non-traditional color, or probably the bows. 

Either way, I’m all about presents and hope you are too!

I plan on creating another one and maybe even more to use right on my packages as a tag.  The bows are also fun to color and when you raise them with the Dimensionals, they just sort of pop.  This catalog is so wonderful and I enjoy all the projects.  It’s been hard choosing one each week because I enjoy them so much.

All About Presents

The colors are: Mint Macaroon Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Mint Macaroon, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler ink pads (the Cherry Cobbler is on the tag).  The Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends are used to color the bows and the Gold Metallic Thread is used as well.  Use Stampin Dimensionals and adhesive to adhere the bows. To ensure lines are straight, I recommend using the Stamparatus.  

Finally, sometimes the non-traditional colors make cards that much more appealing.  Taking a card up a notch and making it stand out can make people admire it that much more.  Add some dazzle or some fancy accessories and give it character.  Maybe even use another color.  It’s all in your imagination. 
I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog. 

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Fun Holiday Projects

Do you want to see all the fun holiday projects I have in store? 

12 Weeks of ChristmasThe 12 Weeks of Christmas will start next week.  Starting on Wednesday, I will be sending a newsletter each week help you with your holiday inspiration.   I want to provide you with an array of projects to help you on your holiday crafting journey this season.  The newsletters will be sent out every Wednesday and will end just before Christmas.

The fun holiday projects will include holiday cards, gift ideas, tags and packaging.  Another great benefit is that these projects will not be available anywhere else.  Therefore, you must be on my mailing list to have access to them.  It’s a special perk for being a newsletter subscriber.  All for you!  Each newsletter will only contain the weekly project, recipe to re-create it and instructions on how to put it all together.  The rest is up to you. 

You must however, be signed up to receive my newsletters.  The projects will only be available through my newsletter.    To sign up for this weekly newsletter, simply sign up on the newsletter link on the right side bar of my blog, or click here and add your email address. 

It’s that easy.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the 12 Weeks of Christmas program or what you can expect while it is going on.

 

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CASE the Catalog – Signs of Santa

This week’s CASE the Catalog features the Signs of Santa stamp set and the Santa’s Signpost Framelits Dies.  The card is on page 18 in the Holiday Catalog.  Though we are still having summer temperatures here in Georgia and the calendar says it’s Fall, I am busy prepping for the upcoming holidays including Christmas.  Yes, I know it’s not even Halloween yet but I promise additional Halloween projects will be posted soon.   Now on to today’s feature card…the base uses the 4″ x 6″ large note card from the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes as shown on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog.  Not only is it nice to have a large card but the cut and scored cards are a great time saver.  Check out Santa – he’s cut from the Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the coordinating Santa’s Signpost framelit.  Card making just got easier!

Signs of Santa Stamp Set

Materials:

  • Signs of Santa stamp set and Santa’s Signpost Framelits  
  • Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
  • Santa’s Workshop Designer Series Paper (red dotted DSP 4-3/4″ x 3″, green & white DSP 3″ x 1-1/2″) 
  • Whisper White Card Stock  (2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″)
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad and Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Stitched Shape Dies
  • Poppy Parade Textured Ribbon (approx. 8″)
  • Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals

CASE the Catalog Steps:

  1. Use the Santa die from Santa’s Signpost Framelits to cut Santa from the Santa’s Workshop DSP.  (or on Shimmery White CS stamp Santa with black Stazon Ink and use Aqua painter to color Santa using Real Red, Balmy Blue and Mango Melody inks.)
  2. Use the large square Stitched Shape Die to cut the Whisper White CS.  Stamp the sentiment in the upper right corner using Garden Green ink and attach Santa using Stampin’ dimensionals.
  3. To cut the tail in the red polka dot DSP, on the reverse side of the paper use a pencil to lightly draw a line 3/4″ long at the center of the 3″ side.  Use scissors to cut from each edge to the center point.  This will create a perfect inverted “v” tail.  Attach to the card front using snail adhesive.
  4.  Use snail adhesive to add the green DSP layer.
  5. Fold the Poppy Parade Texture Ribbon keeping the bottom portion approximately 1″ longer than the top.  Adhere in the center of the green DSP layer.
  6. Use dimensionals to attach the Whisper White layer over the layers to complete the card front.
  7. To finish card interior, use Garden Green ink and the “and more!” stamp to complete the phrase.  
  8. The envelope flap was stamped using Poppy Parade ink to stamp the North Pole seal.
Happy Stamping!

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Frosted Shimmer

First of all, this card I am sharing with you today is a beautiful frosted shimmer. The shimmer does not show through pictures.  It features the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is part of the Frosted Floral Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  The card is also one of the samples that attendees made at this month’s card class.  Furthermore, the paper is “Shimmery” and while you really cannot appreciate it in the photograph, it’s amazing.  Seriously, the photos really do not do it justice and all of the paper in the package is simply gorgeous.  

Frosted Floral

So do you see the frosted shimmer?  Because of the glare, It may be a bit difficult to see.  Create the card using The First Frost Stamp set and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies.  Both are offered in the First Frost Bundle while saving you 10%.  Do you notice the Soft Suede frame is askew?  Frame is cut using the Frosted Bouquet dies and attached to sentiment layer using dots of multipurpose liquid glue.  It also adds an unexpected dimension to the card.  Remember, all project materials can be found under Project Materials at the end of the post. 

 Also, you will have the opportunity to see so many more samples like this in my 12 Weeks of Christmas holiday promotion.

Finally, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to subscribe to the 12 Weeks of Christmas starting on October 3rd because you won’t want to miss the holiday inspiration and magic coming your way.

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See all the products in the Holiday Catalog
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Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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