This first time I herd the name “Paper Pumpkin” I thought, “What, does it disappear at midnight?” Thankfully, it does NOT. Here is what it is:
It’s a red box that gets delivered to your door with a paper crafting project inside. Everything you need to make the project is there… well almost everything. you might need to find a pare of scissors or glue. But everything else is there. Here’s the best part: including instructions! You don’t have to think about it. You get the stuff, you follow the instructions (if you want to) and suddenly you have fun cards, or treat bags, or who knows what, to give away, or decorate your home, or whatever. And then people think you are amazing. “How did you have time for that?” “Where did you get that fun idea?” “I’m not as creative as you. What’s your secret?”
All you have to do, is click the link below and sign up for Paper Pumpkin. It’s only $24.95 a month (that includes shipping, but not tax). If there is a month you know you won’t want, you can tell it to skip that month. If you want to cancel your subscription, you can (although I don’t know why you would want to do that).
Or if you want a deal, you can let me know you want to get a pre-paid subscription. You can get either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. The 6 month is only $143.70 (save $1 per month), and the 12 month is $275.40 (save $2 per month). With the 12 month, you could also get some free hostess benefits from Stampin’ Up! That’s a $24 savings plus $40 of free product! Just e-mail me at email@example.com and tell me which pre-paid subscription you want and give me an e-mail address to send it to you, and you will be on your way.
I’m having an open house on Sunday, August 17th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. It’s at my place of course. If you need the address please send me an e-mail telling me who you are and what my address is. My e-mail address is:
There will be a bunch of discontinued product for sale, a free make and take (picture below), a door prize, food and lots of fun. The new catalogue will be available to look at, purchase or take home for free if you book a workshop. Please let me know if you are going to come so I can have enough make and take cards prepped for everyone.
If you want to be entered into the door prize draw, here’s what you need to do:
- 1 entry for showing up and having fun
- 2 entries for buying a catalogue
- 3 entries for placing an order
- 4 entries for bringing a friend who has never been to one of my events before
- 5 entries for booking a workshop
Hope to see you there!
The make and take you can put together
My husband was looking on the Groupon web-site and there were a lot of groupons for watches. Over half of them were for watches… He turned to me and asked, “You think Father’s Day is coming up?” Thus, the inspiration for this card.
I really wish I had a saying that had something to do with time, or a basic typeset kind of stamp set. Maybe soon. Anyway, here is what I used to make this card:
- Stamp sets: Clockworks, Father To Look Up To
- Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey
- Card Stock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
- Other: Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Sponges, Anywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimentionals
The events just keep coming in our house. I feel like I haven’t had a brake in months. But I must admit, when I have no big thing to plan for, I feel a little lost.
Next on the list: Father’s Day! The day after that is my husband’s birthday. I think there are a few other birthdays between now and then but I can’t seem to keep track any more. But back to Father’s Day. I started making cards for all your wonderful dad’s out there. Get them while you can. This one is particularly great. It’s the only saying that I have found that my husband, and father of my children, thinks is good enough to give to his dad. All other sayings are too sappy or too sentimental.
So if you would like one, just let me know by June 12th so I have time to get it to you. Hopefully I will have time to post more father’s day cards. I have lots of ideas, but only a few get made. I need to plant more Thyme in my garden, see if that helps.
I recently was asked to do an oversize card for someone who was in the hospital. This way, lot’s of people could send their well wishes all at once. I had to think about this for a bit. And then silly me came up with the obvious idea of sewing two 8 1/2 x 11 peaces of paper together for a card 4 times it’s normal size. Never would have thought of that if sewing had not become so popular in the card making world. So here it is:
It’s a good idea to score the front peace of paper so that it opens easily. It was for a guy so I thought, the more basic it was, the better. Guys seem to appreciate simplicity.
- Stamps: Clockworks, Hardwood, Sassy Salutations
- Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
- Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
- Other: Sponges, Sewing things.
So, there are a lot of people who go to my church. That’s a good thing. The bad thing is that the building is very small. It’s also seen better days. So they decided to start planing for a new building. That’s a good thing. The bad thing is that new buildings cost a lot. So I’m doing a fundraiser for my church. That’s a good thing. I can’t think of a bad thing in that…
Mother’s Day cards, by donation. The suggested donation is $5 with 50% going to the church for a new building. I know it doesn’t seem like much but every little bit helps. And I think we have a sponsor who will match all the donations to the church. So really, you give a little, twice gets given, and you get a card for your mom too!
Here is one of the cards I’ve done so far. If you would like something more specific, just ask. I might be able to do something for you.
I will try and post more cards as I make them. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, purchases, or whatever you can think of in regards to my cards. Thank you all. Have a great Mother’s day! (It’s May 11th for those of you who don’t know).
So the retiring list is out. Most people think that this is a time to say good-bye to all the things that won’t be available anymore. I say it’s time to say hello to all the new goodies you are going to get because this is your last chance to get them. Like stampin’ around the wheel stamps and accessories. It looks like they will be fazed out. For me, it’s always hard to know if it’s worth it. I know Stampin’ Up! will be replacing the retiring items with other really cool items. So do I spend the money now, or wait for something new? It really depends now how much you love that stamp set or punch. A few questions to ask would be:
- How long have I wanted it?
- Are they retiring the whole line of product?
- Exactly what would I use it for?
But in the end, I usually flip a coin. Heads, I get it. Tales, I don’t. The thing is, it really doesn’t matter what the coil tells me. It’s how the answer makes me feel. If getting it makes me feel like I’m spending money un-necessarily, I don’t get it. If I get tales and that makes me want to cry because I’ll never have something I know I would love and use, I get it anyway. Because no matter what, I always seem to know how much of a good idea, or bad, idea something is.
So click on the image at the top of this post. It will take you to all the wonderful things that you might never see again… unless you get them for yourself.
So I thought I would get ahead in making some thank you cards for people. There seems to always be the need for a thank you card. And then I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if people could get a pack of these for a reasonable price?” So here we are. A pack of 16 thank you cards, on sale for $16 until April 3rd. Order as many packs as you like, and keep them in stock for when they are needed. They can be all in the same colour or in four different colours. They are 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.
If you really want me to put something other then an umbrella in the stamp that’s possible too. I have a mail truck, bicycle, hot air balloon and an old chair. Or you can put in an order for all the things you need to make your own cards. Here’s a supply list:
- Postage Due stamp set
- Postage Collection hostess stamp set
- Whisper White card stock
- Crumb Cake card stock and ink
- Bermuda Bay card stock and ink
- Calypso Coral card stock and ink
- Crushed Curry card stock and ink
- Rich Razzleberry card stock and ink
- Aqua Painter
- Stampin’ Trimmer
- Anywhere Glue Stick
- Stampin’ Dimentionals