Month: September 2019

Paper Pumpkin Holidays

There’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. Even non-crafters like making simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, you have the perfect way to make fun items for the holidays!

About the Holiday Kits

October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes

Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce


November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 

Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce


The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

Click here to join!

2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

I’m so excited to announce that the 2019 Holiday Catalog is live (FINALLY)! There are so many fun and creative things in this catalog that I’m not even sure where to tell you to start.

Well…. I guess that’s not actually true. Start on page #1 and then slowly go forward. Mark or make a list of things that interest you (there’s a form below for you to print and use to simplify your life if you like). Personally, I use a gold Sharpie to mark items…. just saying…. don’t be afraid to mark on the catalog!

If you’re a Halloween person, start at the back and browse toward the front. There are some ridiculously cute and super cool samples in the catalog — including a wreath made of coffin treat boxes embossed and accented with gold ink (see below). Not to mention that you will be seeing even more coming from me over the next few weeks (sorry, not sorry)!

If you find something that you can’t live without or want to craft with, you can click here to order (don’t forget to use the hostess code), or contact me directly and I can assist with your order.

Designer Series Paper Sale!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. By popular demand, we are bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! 

There is no limit as to how many free paper packs you can get. You can also mix and match the paper designs. You choose which one is free! Only the papers listed below are included in the sale.

Click any of the paper images below to start your order or contact me, and I will place your order for you! Don’t forget to use my hostess code!

Product List
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
Dinoroar Designer Series Paper
Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Garden Lane Designer Series Paper
Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper
Woven Threads Designer Series Paper

Witch and Cauldron Party Favor

I know that it’s only the start of September, but Halloween is already on my mind. It’s my second favorite holiday to decorate for (Christmas is #1 of course), and the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is releasing on September 4th! (Stay tuned for lots of fun card and party favor ideas!)

I was shopping on Bath & Body Works website for some travel hand sanitizers, and stumbled upon their Halloween themed ones and felt inspired to make them a cute holder.

I started off by making my own paper to wrap the hand sanitizer. I will apologize now, you’re going to be seeing this technique a lot. I really like how you can control the colors (and empty space) when you make your own paper with stamps.

For this paper, I used the witch and cat stamps from the Cauldron Bubble Stampin’ Up! stamp set with Gray Granite ink pad. Once you have decent coverage of the paper, cut strips to accommodate your party favor gift of choice.

I had entirely too much fun coloring the witch and her cauldron with the blends markers. They dry so that you really don’t see the marker strokes. In addition, if you make bigger coloring strokes, the ink gives you a “fade” spot so that you get more texture in the coloring.

Product List
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Black/Silver 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Striped Metallic Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Highland Heather Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Pumpkin Pie Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
So Saffron Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
Mini Glue Dots
Snail Adhesive