Many Happy Birthdays


Paper Pumpkin is a monthly stamp kit subscription from Stampin’ Up!  The fun part of this kit is that you never know what you are going to get each month.  Sometimes it is a card kit.  Sometimes it is a 3D kit and sometimes it is a mixture.  Every month is a surprise.

In each kit you will get everything you need to make the project.  This includes cardstock, ink, stamps and adhesive.  The cost is just $19.95 (plus tax) a month.  Shipping is included in that price.  Right now, during Sale-a-bration you can save $4 on a 3 month Paper Pumpkin Subscription and get to earn something free from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!  Here is what the kit looks like this month:


Here is a video that Stampin’ Up! made to show you the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  It is called Many Happy Birthdays.

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Tasty Trucks

Tasty Trucks, Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin Up,

Tasty Trucks is an adorable stamp set that you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order.   Yes, I said free.  All you need to do is place a minimum $50 order and you can pick this great stamp set (or any other) that is in the Sale-a-braition Catalog.  The set includes 16 Photopolymer stamps.  There are 7 sentiments along with the truck and some food items that a food truck would serve.  It is perfect to use with the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils or Stampin’ Markers.  I happen to use the markers on this card.

The background is one of my favorite Embossing Folders.  It is called Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (a mouthful!) .  It is different than a normal embossing folder.  The impressions are deeper so it makes it look almost 3D.  When using one of the Dynamic Folders, you don’t need to use the bottom plate with your Big Shot because it is so thick.

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Beetles & Bugs

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This week’s Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy and Jackie is to make a card or project using some kind of animal.


As you can see you can use any kind of animal.  Other than the Wizard Of Oz cliche, you could use dogs, cats, fish, or whatever else you wish.  I decided to use the stamp set called Beetles & Bugs.  Now, this is not a set that I would normally buy but I saw that cute little ant stamp and had to buy it.  I hate ants.  I hate bugs but still.  I wanted this set.

Beetles & Bugs, Jar Of Love, Stampin Up,

This set is actually a two (or three) step stamp set.  This means that there are two of three stamps that you use to “build” a bug.  For example, the yellow and blue bug is a three step stamp but the lady bugs and the orange bugs are two steps.  It is remarkably easy to line up the stamps because they are Photopolymer, which means they are clear so you can see through them.

I thought the “Dropping In To Say Hi” stamp set worked perfectly with this card.  It is from Acorny Thanks.  The jar is from Jar Of Love.

Now, let’s go see which animal Jackie and Buffy used to make their creations.  I am sure you will love anything they used!

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Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up, Up & Away Thinlits, Stampin Up,

This is the second card we made at our monthly Stamp Club meeting. It uses a stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalog called Lift Me Up!. This stamp set has matching Thinlits called Up & Away and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle. There are 16 stamps in this set and the Thinlits have 15 dies. Some of the dies can be used with the largest Thinlit as a background to give it different colors. You can see a card I made using these dies HERE.

The Designer Series Paper we used for this card is in the 2017 Sale-a-bration Catalog. It is called Carried Away and you can get it for free with a qualifying order. Just purchase the Lift Me Up Bundle in Wood Mount or in Clear Mount along with an ink pad or something else for $5 and you can get this awesome paper for free!

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Seaside Shore

Seaside Shore, Stampin Up,

As some of you know, I just got back from two weeks in Florida.  I really should not go there anymore.  It always leaves me depressed when I come back to the cold and snow of the North Country.  It was gorgeous, sunny, warm weather every single day.  I could not ask for better weather while on vacation.  Of course, our trip home was a nightmare, as usual.  Our first flight got delayed 3 hours which would mean we would miss our connection so they put us on another flight which worked out alright but they lost our luggage in the process.  Traveling is not easy these days, although I am still so thankful I can travel.

Still, we went from this (75 degrees)


To this (15 degrees)


Sad, isn’t it?  In any case, I decided to pretend I was still in Florida so I made the card above using the stamp set called Seaside Shore.  There weren’t any tropical fish where I was, but it was pretty anyway and I wish I was still there!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $104)!!Product List

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Brand New Sale-A-Bration Items To Choose From!!


Stampin’ Up! is offering THREE new items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order today! There are two stamp sets and a variety of gorgeous Glimmer Paper you are going to love!

Here are some pictures of the new products.

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For every $50 you spend, you can choose one of the items above or click on the Sale-a-bration Catalog to the right of my blog to see the other offerings.  Remember, there is no limit to how many items you can earn for free.  If you buy $100 worth of merchandise, you can earn two items or $150 you can earn three (and so on).  Don’t miss out on these awesome products!

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Birthday Adventures

Birthday Adventures, Stampin Up,

This is the first card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  The name of the stamp set is called Birthday Adventures.  I love this set.  It is such a fun set.  It has matching Thinlits called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits and you can save 10$ by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The stamp set alone is adorable but when you add the Pop-Up surprise on the inside, it is really cute.  Here is the inside of this card:

Balloon Adventures, Balloon Pop-Up Dies, Stampin Up,

Another great thing about this whole set is it also comes with great Designer Series Paper called Party Animal, Washi Tape (also called Party Animal), Emerald Envy 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon and the cutes charms called Party Animal Embellishments.  To top it all off, it also matches the Balloon Bouquet Punch!!  If you just purchased the Bundle which includes the stamp set and dies, you would be eligible to get FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

Speaking of Sale-a-bration, check back on my blog tomorrow for additional products you can earn for free.  Stampin’ Up! is adding three more awesome items that you are going to just love!

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