Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday present to you.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT SO DON’T DELAY.  If ever you wanted to try your hand are hand crafted projects and cards, now is the time.  This offer ends on Monday.  If you have concerns, please contact me.  Remember there is no commitment, you can try it just once to receive the March kit.  If you want to sign up monthly, there is no commitment and can be cancelled or suspended at any time without any penalty.

Paper Pumpkin is turning six years old and to celebrate, the March kit will features a FREE stamp set, eight birthday cards that are sure to “pop,” plus cool party packaging. You read that right, in March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Which means that NOW is the perfect time to sign up.

There are several ways you can sign up for this amazing package. A monthly package is just $26.95 (incl. shipping) which can be cancelled or suspended at any time without penalty. Click on the link below to subscribe

You can also take advantage of a prepaid subscription to try it out if you are not sure. Options include, 1 month ($25.00) or 3 months ($75.00). Also Prepaid subscriptions of 6 months at $144.00 (save $1 a month) or 12 months at $275.00 (buy 11, get 1 free) will earn you free sale-a-bration items until March 31st so it’s a perfect time to test the waters and obtain some unique items. Just click on the link below to purchase a prepaid subscription

Baby Cards

Well I decided to make a couple of baby cards today to round out my stash of cards. You never know when you are going to need a card so it’s always better to have one on hand for all scenarios.

I made these cute cards for little girls so I guess I’ll have to make some boy cards now as well. Anyways, these cards were made with card stock cut at 4 1/4 x 11. I scored the card at 5 1/5 on the long side for a clean fold. For both types of cards, the process is similar.

For the dress – Before doing anything, I cut a piece of the DSP for the pattern of the dress and adhered it to the front of the card. I then used my 2″ punch to cut the neckline. I cut the arms at 1 1/2″ down and 3/4″ inward then cut from there to the bottom corner of the card. The neckline is made from a pearlized doily which makes for a cute neckline then added the ribbon to the front of the dress…. just to make it pretty. I haven’t decided yet but I may change the hem of the dress to a scalloped edge.

For the Onsie – This was also going to be a dress as well but then decided to try something different. I embossed the front of the card to add some interest before cutting the neckline and arms as per the dress above. To make it look more like a onsie, the angle of cut from the arm to the corner was shortened by about 1 1/2″ just to make it wider. I then used my 2″ punch to make the leg openings. 1 1/2 ” from the bottom and 1″ in from the side. ribbon was added to this card as well and I am pretty sure I will add something to the neckline for this card as well.

I hope you like them.

Sale-A-Bration – Final month

Third release of freebies is now available.

The Sale-A-Bration party keeps getting better and better. The third release offers even more additional Level 1 items which are free with any $60.00 purchase. This includes the beautiful Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper shown in the picture (which was part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle last month and is now available separately).

Along with this fabulous paper, there are some additional items from the current catalogue which you can get for free through Sale-A-Bration. This is the last month of this fabulous sale so if you want to build your craft supplies, don’t wait because this sale ends March 31st.

Please contact me for additional details or you can check it out yourself at

Card Class

These three cards will be featured at tomorrow’s card class. I am quite pleased with the variation of designs and I look forward to demonstrating how easily they can be created. I prepare everything you need to make these beautiful cards in advance and we will put them together step by step If you would like to explore your creativity by attending my next card class or if would like to receive my monthly newsletter please let me know so that you don’t miss out on an opportunity…. thanks

Paper Pumpkin Example

February kit example

Wouldn’t you love to receive such a beautiful card? These three cards are just an example of the February Paper Pumpkin kit which included three cards of each design for a total of nine cards. Each kit comes with everything you need to create these beautiful kits.

There has never been a better time to give Paper Pumpkin a try. Subscribe to receive the March kit before March 10 and you will receive an adorable kit, a special box, and most importantly, you’ll get TWO stamp sets instead of one to add to your crafting supplies. So what are you waiting for?

Just click on the Paper Pumpkin Link below to subscribe

All inclusive kit

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $30.00 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is inside the box—the little red box that arrives at your door around the 20th of the month. We make it fast, easy, and fun for you to enjoy your favorite hobby—creating! Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered that month. We can’t wait to craft with you!

There are two ways you can sign up for this amazing package.
First, we offer a monthly subscription where you pay as you go for just $30.00 (incl. shipping) which can be cancelled or suspended at any time without penalty. Just click on the link below to register.

Secondly, we offer prepaid subscriptions which allow you to pay ahead or give as a gift to someone special. Prepaid kits can be purchased at Stampin’ Up!, our parent company’s website, After you purchase a subscription, we’ll email you a prepaid code to redeem at to set up your subscription to start receiving your kits.

When you sign up, you’ll be asked to select a demonstrator—someone who runs their own home-based businesses selling creative products that inspire people and give them helpful ways to enhance their lives. When you join my team, as your demonstrator, I will be available if you have any questions about your Paper Pumpkin subscription and can introduce you to other products and techniques. They can be involved as much or as little as you would like—to help you have the best creative experience possible.

Wedding Celebrations

Simple Celebrations are sometimes the best kind

I love making cards to celebrate the milestones in our lives. Every milestone makes for fond memories and makes us who we are today. One such milestone is coming up for my niece and her soon to be husband. So, of course, I had to make a card. I hope she likes it.

New Year, new craft choice

Paper Pumpkin is a great way to try a new craft. Each month you will receive a little red box with everything you need to create cards or a unique project along with complete instructions. It’s always a surprise which you will open with anticipation just like a Christmas present. My mother is in her 80’s and has put this kit together numerous times.

If you want to try it just for a few months, then a prepaid subscription might be your best choice.   This allows you to pay for 3, 6 or 12 months. You can also purchase a kit as a gift for someone.   Any prepaid subscriptions also earns you free sale-a-bration rewards such as a free stamp set to build up crafting supply.

Just click on to sign up or contact me if you have any questions.

Simple is best

We don’t take enough time out of our busy days to make people feel appreciated for assisting us with our workload. Whether it be personal or work related, a quick thanks, as we rush off, isn’t always enough. Sending or presenting someone with a card, even days later, just reinforces the fact that you appreciate what they have done for you.

A simple card without all the fuss works best. I made these cards by scoring some detailed lines for texture and effect. I then added some washi tape as a pattern and finally stamped a simple sentiment. Thank You, Congratulation or From the Heart. The insides were left blank so you can put your own spin on the message.

If you want to know more about how you can create or order a simple card, please contact me. I can show you how to make cards by hosting card making classes or I can create a set of simple cards for you to have on hand for your customers or your co-workers.