Spooky Days Ahead


Spooky days ahead for our Paper Pumpkin subscribers. 

September’s Paper Pumpkin is an exclusive frightfully delightful kit and a scary-cute, special edition box.  I’m almost ready to burst with excitement because I love the fun of Halloween.  For anyone who has never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service.  Each month you receive a new kit that comes with all the products you need to create the special project of the month.  You will receive step by step instructions and Stampin’ Up! also prepares a YouTube video with instructions.  If  you are a new subscriber, a Paper Pumpkin clear block (Size D) will be included in the first order.  You can register here for this exclusive kit.

My Paper Pumpkin Halloween

Previous subscribers are also certainly welcome to come back and try out this spooky kit.  You can sign up here.

The box may even be a deal breaker.  Creating amazing projects and maybe even add another type of project as an alternate will be loads of fun.  Due to the amount of fun you will have, invite friends over and have an exciting time assembling the kit together.  All you have to do is sign up by September 10th and enjoy a month of Paper Pumpkin.  This exclusive Halloween kit and special box are a must have!

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Learn Calligraphy While You Create

Elegant New Kit

Do you feel like it’s too difficult to learn calligraphy?  Stampin’ Up! may have the answer.  Each year they take great care in creating their project kits throughout the year.  Today I would like to introduce you to the Calligraphy Essentials Project Kit.  It has such soft colors and designs.  I have to admit, I love calligraphy so I was so excited when I saw this particular kit in the new annual catalog.  There is a coordinating stamp set, but more on that later.

Learn Calligraphy

Each kit is always unique and this one is no different.  Create beautiful hand-lettered cards while you learn calligraphy.  The kit makes 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  It includes printed card bases and printed envelopes (which is my favorite thing about the kits).  You get 8 sheets of  labels, calligraphy practice sheets and adhesive-backed sequins.  Everything you need tucked all in one package.  The colors coordinate with some of your favorites and even some new colors – Coastal Cabana, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pear Pizzazz.  In addition to the Essentials Kit,  you can purchase the Calligraphy Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set (seen above) that coordinates with the kit.  Also, together they make the complete Calligraphy Essentials collection.

If you are like me, you want to see it in action.  Well I can help with that too.  Take a look at the video Stampin’ Up! put together which let’s you see the kit up close.  In addition, you can follow Shannon as she uses the products and helps guide you on how to use them.

When you are done practicing with the kit, you will be able to create beautiful calligraphy of your own.  Finally, you can be proud when you finish all the practices sheets.  Maybe even feel like a calligraphy expert.  LOL

Graceful Glass

Perfect for Stampin’ Blends

The Graceful Glass Suite is just one of the new suites in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.  The suite is featured on pages 164 and 165 of the new annual catalog.  As with any suite, you have a bunch of products that make up the complete suite.  Included is a stamp set, the stained glass framelit dies, the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum which I might add is perfect for coloring with your Stampin’ Blends,  However, you can use other coloring options as well. You also get Tinted Faceted Buttons and some black cord.

Graceful Glass: All That’s Included

Below is a video from Stampin’ Up! that puts all the products from this suite in front of you.  There are even some card samples and coloring techniques you can use when creating projects with this suite. 

I hope you have been inspired and will enjoy this suite as much as I do and I look forward to sharing projects and cards with you created using this suite.  The beginning of the Stampin’ Up! year is always an exciting one.



June Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit

Coordinating Monthly Kit

This monthly Kit will be exciting. There is so much buzz around the June Paper Pumpkin because it coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite in the new 2018-2019 annual catalog.  This is a rare month when you will have a little bit on insight as to what Stampin’ Up! has in store for the Paper Pumpkin kit. 

This month, Stampin’ Up! has a special theme in store.  The Paper Pumpkin for June will coordinate with the Broadway Bound suite from the new 2018-2019 annual catalog.  I can’t wait to see it when it’s released.

I love the ease and the flexibility of the project.  You don’t always have to create the project that is outlined.  You can use the products to make a creation of your own.  That’s the beauty of having all the products in one box.  It’s truly an experience.  If you are not a subscriber, you can sign up on the Paper Pumpkin site here.  The monthly kits come straight to your door and have all the supplies in them to create the projects.  Here is a little more information about the subscription

There are multiple subscription options.  Choose the one that is right for you.  Being a subscriber also allows you access to past kits and products and trust me, there have been some amazing kits over the years.  I especially look forward to the holiday editions which are coming up real soon. 

I’m happy to answer any questions or help you get started.  

Yes, More Craft Fair Projects!

This will be the final post of the week containing projects from the recent Holiday Bazaar – acetate treat boxes and rosette ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit.  The acetate treat boxes being shared are another design courtesy of Connie Stewart on her blog.  Not only are the treat boxes simple to make, they are super cute!  I’m loving the acetate boxes offered by Stampin’ Up! as they are very versatile and make great packing for more than cards.  For this project, just cut a box in half and used designer series paper (DSP) to create a closure for the box.  The 3″ x 4 1/2″  box size is perfect to holding fun size candy bars but can also accommodate non-candy items.  


 Stampin’ Up! Acetate Treat Boxes embellished with Seasonal Chums Stamp Set Bundle and Rosette Ornaments from the Be Merry Project Kit 

The Be Merry Project Kit requires no stamping and comes together quickly.  To speed production for the Holiday Bazaar, I separated the kit and set up an assembly line.  Using a hot glue gun,  I was able to complete two kits (24 rosette ornaments) in less than an hour.  Many of the ornaments sold and the remaining ones are being used on some of my holiday packages as gift tags.

Be sure to check out the retiring list to order some of your seasonal favorites before January 2nd.


Thanks for stopping by and check back on Monday for a new project idea!
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