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    September Paper Pumpkin: Layered Leaves

    Sep 25
    Some people live for autumn—the hay rides, the apple picking, the ripe fields and harvest moons—not to mention the pretty pumpkins on every windowsill and doorstep. To celebrate this splendid season, why not add to the beauty by making these stunning fall packages to give to a teacher, neighbor, coworker—maybe filled with a package of spiced cider mix, roasted almonds, or pumpkin truffles? Just about anyone would love getting a package or card with layers of leaves and opulent hints of gold—handmade with love! read more...

    Year of Cheer with an Autumn Twist

    Sep 21
    Is everyone loving the new holiday catalog so far?!? I know I am! I’m here today to show you how you can use the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 144640) for fall cards, as well. Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper that can be used for more than just one occasion? The 2017 holiday catalog has some great fall stamp sets. Today I’m using the Gourd Goodness (item 144785) and Labels to Love (item 144967) Stamp Sets. read more...

    Documenting a Day in Amsterdam

    Sep 14
    Have you ever taken a mini-break in your own city? My husband and I did a few weeks ago and we loved it! We went to Amsterdam, acted like tourists (in our own city, LOL!), and took some lovely pictures. Of course I had to document this little trip, and the best and easiest way to do that is with our Memories & More Card Packs! For this project I picked the Perfect Days Memories & More Card Pack (144209). I really love the black and white patterns in combination with Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, and Emerald Envy. read more...

    Got Coffee?

    Sep 13
    Can you believe that it’s September already? Do you know what that means? That’s right! It’s time for a new Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog! This is always one of my favorite times of year—not because the kids go back to school or the end of summer is near, but because the holiday season is on its way, and Stampin’ Up! releases some pretty amazing products to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. This year’s catalog has got to be one of my favorites! It’s FULL of fun and gorgeous new stamps, papers, and embellishments that are truly must-haves. Today I’m sharing a few cards that were created with one of my favorites from the new holiday catalog, the Merry Café Stamp Set (144965).  read more...

    A Season of Style with Paper Pumpkin

    Sep 12
    Do you love cute, coordinated Christmas cheer? So does Paper Pumpkin! We also love everything heartfelt AND handmade for holiday giving, which is why we designed back-to-back, made-to-match kits for October and November. They’re perfect for neighbor gifts, easy to make, and everyone who orders them may wish they had signed up for more! Get the first of two adorable kits during a Season of Style when you subscribe for October’s kit at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) by October 10. read more...

    Small Gifts Maintain a Friendship

    Sep 12
    Hi there! I’d like to show you a super-quick gift idea—because sometimes it’s the little things that best express our appreciation, gratitude, and joy. “It’s the small gifts that maintain a friendship” is a fantastic German proverb that means a great deal. Sometimes you just want to tell someone “Hey, I’m so glad you’re there,” and then give them a little something. Personally, I don’t think cost matters! The most important thing is that your gift comes from the heart, and (if possible), is handmade. Giving is simply fun and it also creates friendships!  read more...

    In This, We Make a Difference

    Sep 7
    Along with many of you, we are watching with concern as stories unfold about the devastation left behind in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Though no one knows how many lives have been affected, Harvey is said to be one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, and the damage caused by massive flooding will be felt for years to come. With you, we’re also trying to stay informed on the progress of Hurricane Irma; as we write this, Irma has not yet made landfall but is currently classified as a catastrophic Category 5 storm. It will almost certainly leave as much destruction in its wake as Hurricane Harvey and will affect the lives of tens of thousands of people. read more...

    Start Shopping from the Holiday Catalog Today!

    Sep 1
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year—2017 holiday catalog release! This year’s holiday catalog features tons of new products for all your holiday needs. There’s definitely something for everyone, including products for your favorite holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. Get started shopping right away in the online store, or contact your demonstrator to schedule your very own stamping event and take advantage of Stampin’ Rewards! read more...

    Merry Patterns Host Promotion

    Sep 1
    Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love adorable Christmas stamp sets? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact your demonstrator (or click (US l CA) to find a demonstrator near you). What’s the occasion? Right now if you host a party with $300 USD/$375 CAD in sales, you can earn the exclusive, oh-so-cute Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This offer ends on October 31, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today! read more...

    Magical Unicorn Card and Treat Box

    Aug 24
    Hi, stampers! Mindy, here, and I'm bringing you a magical project today. I may be a “boy mom” but there's no denying that unicorns are super popular right now. I do a lot of browsing on Pinterest and Instagram and they are everywhere! I was particularly inspired for this project by (of all things) . . . a picture of ice cream bars that looked like unicorns! Inspiration is everywhere! I got to work on what I could use for a unicorn and did some image searches. I came across a lot of unicorn cakes and I had it! I knew I had to pull out the Celebration Thinlits Dies (143703)—my favorites from the catalog! I haven't seen them used much, so I hope I can inspire you to give them a second look if you haven't already. There are a lot of little steps to making this card and treat box, but it really was easy and totally worth it!7 read more...

    August Paper Pumpkin: Giftable Greetings

    Aug 22
    Do you love to create pretty things, then give them away? If so, we designed our August Paper Pumpkin kit with you in mind. Not only does it offer you a giftable, multi-occasion mix of papaya and peach sorbet-colored cards which you can dress up with contrasting flowers and leaves, but it also includes a delightful, designed box to put them in. Each lovely Giftable Greetings kit comes with the Giftable Greetings Stamp Set, 1 Night of Navy ink spot, 8 printed card bases (4 ea. of 2 colors), 8 printed envelopes (4 ea. of 2 colors), 1 printed card box, 1 clear box lid, 3 sheets leaf stickers, 2 sheets die-cut flowers (1 ea. of 2 colors), 2 sheets printed die-cut ovals, 1 sheet blank die-cut ovals, 1 sheet printed die-cut tags, 1 sheet printed die-cut flowers, 2/3 yd. navy baker’s twine, 1 yd. striped coral ribbon, 50 dimensionals, and 50 adhesive dots—so you’ll have lots of fun things to play with! read more...

    Texture and Ombre: A Perfect Combination

    Aug 17
    Are you loving the 2017–2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog as much as I am? I have been asked to choose my top five picks time and again, and to be honest, it changes every time as I discover new things I didn’t notice the first time around! I decided to focus on two items that perhaps YOU may have missed when skipping through the catalog in your excitement! All three of my projects feature the same technique, texture and ombre, and the same stamp set, You’re Priceless (143760)—along with the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies (143774)—but I have changed them all slightly for different looks. read more...

    Fall into Savings with Paper Pumpkin!

    Aug 16
    New subscribers get a 50% off introductory discount for one month! Love a good deal? Now is the best time to join Paper Pumpkin—during our Fall into Savings promotion! We will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make fun, shareable cards and projects—all for 50% off! Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone! read more...

    The Icing on the Cake

    Aug 10
    When I was a little girl, my mom decorated cakes and had her own little business at home. I can remember trays of icing flowers ready for the next big wedding cake; I can remember her piping cake borders, quickly and seamlessly; and I can even remember her taking the time to teach me how to decorate, even though I was just a kid. When I saw the Icing on the Cake Stamp Set (item 143664), it was like a childhood flashback. For the first time, I had to have a stamp set, and not because it was cute or stylish, but because it made my heart smile. It reminded me of happy moments. read more...

    Layer It Up!

    Aug 3
    Hello, stampers! Today I want to share with you a card I made using the SUPER cute This Little Piggy Stamp Set (143922) and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die (143700). I’m a sucker for anything cute and the Little Piggy set jumped off the page of the new annual catalog and quickly had a big heart scribbled next to it. read more...

    Carols of Christmas Early Release

    Aug 1
    Experience the peace and magic of Christmas now with these all-new products—released early, especially for you! Purchase items individually or bundle and save 10%! Better yet? Use your Bonus Days coupons to purchase this magical collection today.  read more...

    Bonus Days: How to Redeem in August

    Aug 1
    If you earned codes in July, be sure to use them in August. read more...

    Simple & Stepped-Up Backgrounds

    Jul 27
    Do you prefer simple or stepped-up cards? Often it depends on how much time you have to make a card. With three boys under seven and a baby due next month, simple is probably the route I should take, but I often don’t! I like all of the layers and embellishments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer. Whether you like the simple quick cards or have a little extra time to be creative, I have three cards to share that cover the bases. read more...

    Adorable Piggies

    Jul 24
    Hi! Have you noticed the This Little Piggy Stamp Set (item 143922) in the annual catalog (US/CA)? If you are anything like me, it did not take you long to add it to your wish list. I happen to know lots of people who love pigs, including my brother, who inherited the “piggy” nickname when he was little. My husband also loves them with a passion. Needless to say, I could not pass up on getting this stamp set. So without further ado, let me show you what I created! read more...

    July Paper Pumpkin: Positively Picturesque

    Jul 24
    Does summer mean ROAD TRIP to you? Our July Paper Pumpkin kit includes cards that have a distinct vacay vibe, with mountain peaks, summery colors, and warm woodcuts that will have the recipients dreaming of adventure for months to come! Our July kit also includes plenty of gorgeous choices for our all-occasion card fans—with enough woodsy woodcuts to embellish all eight cards. Remember, Paper Pumpkin is perfectly portable, so wherever you wander this summer, you can take it with you! All the pieces are precut and ready for you to assemble, so you can have cards ready to give to your favorite people in no time at all—with minimal fuss. Check out the video now to get started! read more...

    Ribbon Photo Mobiles

    Jul 13
    Hello, stamping friends! It’s Rochelle Blok here coming to you all the way from Melbourne, Australia. I’m so very excited to be showing you my creation today and the love (obsession) that I have with the ribbons that Stampin’ Up! has to offer this year in the new annual catalog (US/CA). If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that my first order from the annual catalog was pretty much all Stampin’ Up!’s new ribbons. Swoon!!! They’re just stunning and I for one am a very happy girl with what they’re offering. There’s something for everyone and every occasion. So with that I’ve made two ribbon photo mobiles and accented them with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set (item 143669) and the Daisy Punch (item 143713). read more...

    A Picture Frame with Pizzazz

    Jul 6
    Hello, dear stampers! I am a huge fan of both home décor items and handmade things. So why not combine the two? A picture frame is great for adding pizzazz and a pop of color to a room. However, this time I didn’t want to use a boring standard frame and then just decorate it. After a little bit of thinking, I remembered the beautiful kraft packaging used for the Soft Sayings Card Kit (item 145466) or the Oh Happy Day Card Kit (item 142725)—which is often left over after creating the cards! read more...

    Christmas in July

    Jul 1
    Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Just purchase your Starter Kit by July 31 and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And since as a new demonstrator you can get your hands on new products before anyone else, we will include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN Value)! With so many basic items included with your kit, you’ll be able to spend your Starter Kit dollars on the fun stuff—like your favorite stamp sets and accessories! read more...

    Bonus Days

    Jul 1
    Has your wish list grown since the new catalog came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every $50 US/$60 CAN you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 US/$6 CAN Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month! read more...

    Playing with Paper

    Jun 30
    It’s finally June and time to get our hands on the new products in the 2017-2018 annual catalog. I’m a big fan of anything cute, so the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (144163) is high on my list. Stampin’ Up! makes my life easier by offering product suites since they allow me to coordinate my projects quickly. The Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is part of the Pick a Pattern Product Suite. #gofigure read more...

    One Layout, Four Different Cards, Starring the New Embossing Paste!

    Jun 22
    A new catalog . . . yay! If you’re like me, you always count down the days until a new catalog is released. And when it’s finally out (after changing your wish list for the fifth time, crossing out and adding items), you can hardly wait for your order to arrive! My personal favorites from the new catalog are the Embossing Paste (item # 141979) and the coordinating Pattern Party Decorative Masks (item # 144103). So I came up with a layout, gathered four different stamp sets, and headed to my crafting table. read more...

    June Paper Pumpkin: One in a Melon

    Jun 19
    The long days of summer are here, and for some of us that can only mean one thing: more hours to spend crafting! Paper Pumpkin can go anywhere you do, so whether you’re on your way to the beach (or heading to your lounge chair in the backyard!) be sure to bring this kit with you. You’ll feel refreshed just looking at the designed paper with its watermelons, pineapples, lemons, and limes; then there’s the fun of putting together our yummy, summer-themed projects!  read more...

    For the Love of Lemon Lime

    Jun 15
    Hello, my friends, and welcome! I’m Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and Artisan Design Team member, Allison Okamitsu. It’s a thrilling experience to be a guest blogger for Stampin’ Up! and I’m very excited to share my deep love for the new kid on the color block, Lemon Lime Twist. This bright, bold, and beautiful color is new to the Stampin’ Up! family, and I’m here to show you how this electric green fits in perfectly with the existing family of colors. read more...