My May 2017 Paper Pumpkin came yesterday morning and boy was I wrong! I know that HOLE and ROUND were two of the clues, but I thought that the third was scramble and I didn’t realise that there were more clues. One of which was that seeing what’s inside the kit was possibly going to make us want to grab a cup of coffee, I was definitely off with my golf guess. It’s doughnuts! Here’s the official video:

Cute, but I don’t need 9 doughnut cards so I definitely will be working on alternatives…

In case you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is about, here are the details:

  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and instructions.
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time (great gift idea) and save money with the latter 3 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits as supplies last. Sometimes complete kits are available at other times, it’s just the consumables so that you can make more.

Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 7UYN7HEJ (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

There’s a new Paper Pumpkin offer which started yesterday – FIRST-TIME subscribers enjoy three months at 25% off!

Offer Dates: May 11–June 10

 

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  • Does any of this sound familiar?
    • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
    • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
    • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
    • I need some fresh project ideas.
    • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

    Well, I think this is just what you need.

To ensure that every new customer can have the full Paper Pumpkin experience, the Creativity Starts Here promotion is offering first-time subscribers an introductory 25% discount on June, July, and August 2017 kits. Not only will you like saving money, but you’ll also love starting a new creative journey. It has never been easier to skip to the fun!

Besides a great introductory discount, what are the other perks of having a Paper Pumpkin subscription?

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

The details:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

And here’s a video talking you through how to subscribe. It’s easy!

 

We’re almost out of time to sign up for this month’s paper pumpkin – the deadline is the 10th of the month. This month Stampin’ Up! has been giving clues about the kit – it’s a card kit, we’re going to love it and the clue words are “hole”, “round” and “scramble” (check out the Paper Pumpkin facebook page). I’m guessing it’s a card kit featuring golf which sounds fun and just in time for Father’s Day. I’ve been a bit distracted with retiring lists and Onstage! lately and haven’t been making up my kits and not sharing alternatives. I’ll get back to that soon working with the last couple of kits.

In case you don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is about, here are the details:

  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and instructions.
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time (great gift idea) and save money with the latter 3 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits as supplies last. Sometimes complete kits are available at other times, it’s just the consumables so that you can make more.

Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 7UYN7HEJ (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). In addition, to celebrate the new catalog, if you spend $50 this month, I’ll send you either the clear or gold faceted gems FREE (let me know which you’d like). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

Well I admit that I’m a little frustrated today – my Paper Pumpkin April 2017 box is still in the status of the post office has heard about it. Apparently they heard about it three days ago and nothing’s happened since. This morning I watched the Stampin’ Up! video announcing the kit and since this kit is called A Sara Thing because Sara designed it, she was the one presenting it in the video. It’s a really cool kit – fun colours, a free gift of 4 watercolor pencils and some emboss resist techniques. And you all know how much I’ve been enjoying that technique lately! I’m hoping for your sake that if you didn’t get this kit that they release more of the kit and not just the refills. Which reminds me – I bought a 12 month subscription during Sale-a-bration (and scored 4 freebies for doing that!), I think my last subscription is about run out, so I need to put in the code to use my new subscription. Anyway, enough chatter – here’s the video:

It looks like loads of fun – and it makes 12 cards which is incredible value since a subscription is only $19.95 plus tax.

Whilst it’s not guaranteed that you can get your hands on this kit, if you sign up for Paper Pumpkin by May 10, you’ll get next month’s and a chance to buy previous paper pumpkin kits where available: click here

Need some more details on Paper Pumpkin?

  • Each month you receive a unique, surprise kit with a project. It’s colour-coordinated and everything is pre-cut
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, accessories and instructions.
  • Each kit gives you about 30 minutes of fun
  • Your Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin subscription is just $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There’s no commitment, you can cancel or put your subscription on hold at any time. You can also prepay 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at a time (great gift idea) and save money with the latter 2 options.
  • Once you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can buy previous kits as supplies last. Sometimes complete kits are available, at other times, it’s just the consumables so that you can make more.

Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get five FREE handmade cards; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is A2XGZS79 (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

See you tomorrow,

Liz

 

I’ve had this card in my head for a week or so but just couldn’t quite finalise it to get to my Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative 2. The “ornament” is actually the candle flame from the kit and thus I’ve actually made a Christmas card in March! I liked the ornament on cherry cobbler but wanted my sentiment in ink rather than heat embossing because the gold embossing powder doesn’t match the ornament. Hence this layout was created.

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Alternative 2 - Many Happy Birthdays - Embellished Ornaments

The gold thread is held onto the ornament with a glue dot and then wrapped under the cherry cobbler piece and secured there. There’s a slight bump where it goes under the cherry cobbler, but it’s minor. I then popped the ornament up with dimensionals and added a bow with another glue dot. Before constructing the card, I stamped my sentiment from Embellished Ornaments because the extra layer would have messed up the stamp-a-ma-jig – and of course, it’s better to do the sentiment early so that you can flip the cardstock over if necessary!

I glued the cherry cobbler piece to my very vanilla layer, standing them up on my desk so that I could be certain that they were lined up properly. Then I added this to a cherry cobbler card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the Stampin’ Rewards code to get a selection of ribbon and sequins (6 yards in all) when your order is $30 or more; the current Stampin’ Rewards code is 34ANVEHC (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free gift). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here. For more details on my Customer Loyalty Programme, click here.

And don’t forget that during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend (before taxes and shipping) you get to select a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Don’t have paper copies of the catalogs? Drop me an email and I’ll put one in the mail.

See you tomorrow,

Liz