Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Want to get a head start on your holiday cards?  On Saturday, October 7, from 11-4,  I will be having a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  

You will be making 15 cards (either 3 or 5 designs) plus a 3-D item for gift giving!  The cost is $40 or FREE with a $60 order.

Please RSVP by October 5 so that I can properly prepare and cut enough cards for you.  Bring someone new and you'll both get to choose a gift from my prize basket!  

Don't want to make Christmas cards?  I'll have other stamp sets available so you can make birthday, etc cards for those you'll be sending out in the winter months!

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Want to get a start on your Christmas cards and your Christmas gift-giving?  Stampin' Up! has informed us that the October and November kits are going to coordinate.  They stand alone but if you'd like matching stuff, get both kits!  Subscribe by October 10 and you can receive the October kit!  You can also purchase the kits through my store.  You just need to order and activate the account (Stampin' Up! will send you an email telling you how!) by October 10!


I think the boxes are a hint of what's inside--looks like Plaid!  And I've been told if you don't celebrate Christmas you can use them for other occasions!  I love being able to create my cards that I am sending out by using these kits!  Everything you need to make the cards and you can jazz them up if you like!  I used the last November kit  to make the cards I sent out last year which you can see here


I can't wait to see what is in the October kit!  And if I can get a head start on my Christmas cards, then Yay! me!

NEW Host Code

I have a new Host code available.  If you make a purchase that is below $150, you should use the host code and be entered to win prizes from me!  If your order is above $150, then do not use the host code and you will receive your own host benefits.



Spooky Cat Halloween Swap Card

The theme for my September swap was all things FALL, and I decided to make a Halloween card.  I generally do not make many Halloween cards but the Spooky Night Designer Paper makes these cards sooo easy!  


It's hard to see but the cat's eyes are Lemon-Lime Twist ink and Wink of Stella.  The cat was punched out with the Cat punch straight from one page of the Designer paper.  Easy-peasy! The moon is also a piece of the Designer paper.  Such a fun card to make!

You can find all the details and printable instructions here

Happy Stamping!

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Painted Harvest Thank You Card

I try to always send a thank you card to all my customers for their orders and continued support.  I truly appreciate everyone who places an order, attends my classes,  or subscribes to Paper Pumpkin. Thank you to you all!  This is the card I sent out this month to those who ordered in August and early September.



I love sunflowers so this Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper was perfect for what I wanted to make.  And if you like to get every bit of use out of your pretty papers, you can get 12 pieces out of a 12 x 12 sheet of paper by cutting them to 3 x 4 inch pieces.

You can get all the details and printable instructions here

This is a card that you can easily make and dress up or keep very simple.  The pretty papers make it so easy to create beautiful cards!  Stampin' Up! always has such gorgeous papers and I love that they all color coordinate to make it easier for us to make our projects.  They list what colors coordinate with each paper pack so you can purchase just those cardstock colors if you want to just match those papers!  It's not necessary to have every color (although I do love them all) in cardstock or ink!  You can slowly build your stash by purchasing a pack of beautiful designer paper and then get the inks and cardstock to match!

Check back here to see what specials Stampin' Up! is going to offer for free Designer Paper!

Want to receive a pretty card from me?  Just place an order!


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Winter Wonder Swap Card

The fourth of my 4 Holiday catalog swap cards uses the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.  This is a fairly simple card with a lot of impact.  The photo doesn't do the card justice.


The sentiment is heat embossed in silver.  As I've stated before, I love heat embossing!  It makes everything look so elegant!

All of the details and printable instructions are available here

The Holiday Catalog is filled with some really awesome stamp sets, paper, dies, punches, ribbon and embossing folders.  Be sure and check it out!


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Quilted Christmas Swap with Removable Ornament

The third of my Holiday Catalog swaps features the Quilted Christmas Suite found on pages 4-5 in the Holiday Catalog.  I wanted some thing I could easily make and yet be special so I decided to make a removable ornament to go on the front.  The Quilted Christmas Designer Paper made it easy since it had the quilt stars with 4 of them per sheet and came in both red and green stars. I cut them out using the Quilt Builder framelit dies.



After I took the photo, I decided it need something more so I added white gel pen strokes around all the stitched areas of the star.  It make it really jump out.  The ornament has a red star on the backside.

You can get all the details and printable instructions here

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Holiday Catalog Now LIVE!

You can now order from the new Holiday Catalog!  It is full of wonderful and fun stamps, paper, dies, ribbon and punches!  I know you'll love it just like I do!


Still need a catalog?  Just click on "Request a Catalog" above and I'll send you one!  In the meantime, here is a link to the catalog online but there is nothing like having a hard copy in your hands to flip through!

Have a huge wish list?  There are several ways to get free stuff!  

*If your order is above $99, why not join Stampin' Up! and get to choose $125 worth of product!  You'll then get to save 20% off any future purchase!  I'd love to have you on my team!  Get more information or join the fun here.  

*Use my host code SMXTKF9W if your order is below $150 and be entered to win free things from me!

*Have a really large order?  Stampin' Up! has a new and exclusive host stamp set available during September and October for orders above $300.  Can't do that by yourself?  You could host a party (either in person or online); have a catalog party and have your friends order through your very own host code (I'm happy to set you up with one!), or just get together with some of your friends or family to place an order of at least $300 in product!  Let me show you how!

Here's the special stamp set available during this promotion


This is a two-step stamp set and is really cute.  Here is a video that Stampin' Up! has put out about this set.  This set will go away at the end of October so don't delay if you'd like to get this one!