November Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek

 

Get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin! The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give you a One-Stop Box™ for your holiday crafting needs. When you subscribe by November 10, you;ll receive the specially-designed box filled with everything you need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday. 

The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives a you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs.)

Are you new to Paper Pumpkin? The holiday kit is the perfect introduction to this fabulous monthly kit, especially if you’re looking for a fun and easy holiday crafting experience.

Current subscribers are going to love the holiday kit. In fact, you may want to purchase extra kits to give away as gift – plus you’ll want lots of refills!

The November kit makes the perfect gift for your crafty friends this holiday season. Purchase a prepaid code(s) and give them to your friends/family members as gifts. Tell them to redeem their prepaid codes on paperpumpkin.com by November 10 to get the special holiday edition kit!

The box is a great sneak of what’s inside! (See photo at top of this post.)

Coordinating colors:

You can click each color to see coordinating products, to make more, or alternate projects.

 

Remember, subscribers gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot (mini ink pad.)

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OSAT Blog Hop – Ghouls, Goblins, and Gourds

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop header

It’s time for the One Stamp at a Time blog hop for October. We’re featuring Halloweeny projects this month. I used the In the Woods Framelits Dies and the Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies to create the card, which happens to be the invitation to our Halloween party this year. The front of the card is a homey Christmas scene, and the inside is the same scene in the dark, when the frightful creatures come out to play. I used the In the Woods dies along with the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper to create the treat bag.

I used only one stamp on this invitation, the one for the garland, mainly because I didn’t have sentiment stamps that said exactly what I wanted it to say in the size I needed. So I printed the sentiments onto card stock (Whisper White and Smoky Slate) and cut them using the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. I used two stamps on the treat bag, from two different stamp sets.

Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies © Stampin' Up!

Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

In the Woods Thinlits Dies © Stampin' Up!

In the Woods Thinlits Dies © Stampin’ Up!

 

My husband and I have a big Halloween party each year with lots of decorations, yummy food, and even a costume contest. As a matter of fact, right now our house is full of boxes of Halloween decorations, as well as Christmas decorations, because the theme of this year’s Halloween party is Christmas.

Most years, after the Halloween party, we just don’t have the energy to put up a Christmas tree. I was determined to have a tree this year, so that’s why the unusual Halloween theme. It’s been very interesting combining Christmas and Halloween. All the rats and bats will have red bows around their necks, or tiny Santa hats. And I was amazed to find so many Halloween ornaments, and even black trees!

If there are any days in October when I have no blog post, it’s because the Halloween party prep has taken its toll. I will attempt to post every day, but I know from past experience that sometimes I’m just too tired from hanging cobwebs and bats and such to concentrate on creating a post, or even a project to blog about. So please forgive any gaps in my posting in the next few weeks. Thank you!

Here’s what I made:

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Halloween Christmas treat bag, In the Woods dies, Toil & Trouble paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Halloween Christmas treat bag, In the Woods dies, Toil & Trouble paper, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

This is a close up of the shiny red eyes peeking out from the tree.

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

I forgot to take more photos during the assembly line process, but here are a few. I made 100 invitations!

100 Whisper White staircases:

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

With 200 hundred little stars to adhere with Mini Glue Dots (1 on the front and 1 on the inside of each card) I found it easier and quicker to attach the stars to the strip of Glue Dots, then pull them off one by one as I needed them.Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Ready to go in the envelopes:

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic Gray CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 8-1/4″ x 6″, then scored at 4″ and 8″, also scored 1/2″ from the top and bottom

Stamped with the Ready for Christmas stamp set:

  • garland in Garden Green ink onto Garden Green CS

Stamped with the Cauldron Bubble stamp set:

  • “Halloween” in Real Red ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS *

Stamped with the Hung with Care stamp set:

  • “Merry” in Real Red ink above “Halloween” *

* NOTE: I inked up only the part of the stamp I needed. I used a Real Red ink pad, but you can also use a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

Cut using Circle Punches:

  • Merry Halloween sentiment using the 1-1/4″ punch
  • hole above the sentiment using the 1/8″ punch
  • hole in the top of the Whisper White CS tree, 1 larger and 1 smaller Garden Green trees using the 1/8″ punch

Die cut using the In the Woods Framelits: 

  • larger Christmas tree shape from Garden Green CS (2 pieces), Whisper White, and Basic Black CS
  • smaller Christmas tree shape from Garden Green CS (2 pieces) and Basic Black CS

Die cut using the Christmas Staircase Thinlits: 

  • staircase from Whisper White CS and Basic Black CS
  • garland from Garden Green CS and Basic Black CS
  • ornaments from Real Red CS and Basic Gray CS
  • star from Gold Foil Sheet and Black Foil Sheet

Die cut using the Layering Squares Framelits:

  • printed sentiments for card
  • frames from Soft Suede CS and Basic Black CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Crumb Cake CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Whisper White staircase, larger Garden Green tree, gold star, Whisper White sentiment, and Soft Suede frame glued onto the Crumb Cake CS layer
  • Garden Green garland adhered over the staircase using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • smaller Garden Green tree adhered over larger tree using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Real Red ornaments glued onto the smaller Garden Green tree
  • Basic Gray CS layer glued onto the inside of the card base
  • Basic Black staircase, larger Basic Black tree, black star, Smoky Slate sentiment, and Basic Black frame glued onto the Basic Gray CS layer
  • the Basic Black garland adhered over the staircase using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • smaller Basic Black tree glued onto the larger tree
  • Basic Gray ornaments glued onto the smaller Garden Green tree
  • 2 Red Rhinestones applied to the tree, for the scary eyes peeking out from under a bough

All the information about the party (where, when, etc.) was printed on a separate piece of paper and enclosed in the envelope.

Halloween Christmas party invitation card, In the Woods and Christmas Staircase die sets, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Assembled the treat bag

  • burnished the folds in the DSP with a Bone Folder
  • cut away one of the tiny corner sections and the adjacent 1/2″ section using Paper Snips
  • put Tear & Tape along both of the tabs, one at the side and one at the bottom, and folded over to create the bag
  • put treat in the bag
  • folded over the top along the score lines and secured with a Galvanized Clip
  • Whisper White CS tree glued to the back of the larger Garden Green tree – this is where you can write the recipient’s name
  • smaller Garden Green tree adhered to the larger Garden Green tree using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 Red Rhinestones applied to the smaller Garden Green tree, for the scary eyes peeking out from under a bough
  • Basic Black twine run through the hole in the Merry Halloween tag and tied in a knot just above it, then run through the holes in the tree
  • the twine is held on to the bag using the Galvanized Clip

Here’s the OSAT Ghouls, Goblins, and Gourds Blog Hop:

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

You can now order individual accessories for your Stamparatus! (Be sure to keep an eye out for more in the future.)

 

Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets)

Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)

Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

Stamparatus Accessories Pack includes 2 Stamparatus plates, a foam mat, and grid paper.

Stamparatus Magnets. These rare earth magnets are strong!  They’re also brittle by nature, so be careful not to let them slam together. (2 magnets)

 

 

 

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Joy & Noel + Joyous Noel = Shiny Copper Christmas Card

For today’s Christmas card, I heat embossed an image from the Joy & Noel stamp set in copper, then colored it in with Stampin’ Write Markers. I paired it with the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper, which has copper highlights, and card stock in Tranquil Tide and Merry Merlot. Copper Trim is the final touch – I stretched the loose ends so it looks almost like a bow.

Here’s what I made:

Joy & Noel stamp set, Joyous Noel paper, and copper heat embossing make up this Christmas card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Joy & Noel stamp set, Joyous Noel paper, and copper heat embossing make up this Christmas card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Tranquil Tide card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Merry Merlot CS cut to 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 3″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Joy & Noel stamp set:

  • floral JOY image in Versamark ink (after using the Embossing Buddy) onto the Very Vanilla CS layer, then heat embossed it with in copper

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • embossed image in Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Merry Merlot CS layer glued onto the DSP layer
  • Copper Trim wrapped around the front part of the card base, including the glued on layers, and secured on the front using Tear & Tape
  • stamped layer adhered onto the Merry Merlot CS layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • a short piece of Copper Trim tied around the first piece of the trim, then pulled with my fingers to widen it
  • Very Vanilla CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

You can now order individual accessories for your Stamparatus! (Be sure to keep an eye out for more in the future.)

 

Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets)

Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)

Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

Stamparatus Accessories Pack includes 2 Stamparatus plates, a foam mat, and grid paper.

Stamparatus Magnets. These rare earth magnets are strong!  They’re also brittle by nature, so be careful not to let them slam together. (2 magnets)

 

 

 

Here’s the New World Card Making Day Sale:

Select products are 10% off!

Only through October 7, 2018! 

Click here to see all the sale items.

 

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‘Tis the Season Candy Cane Card for GDP158

I created today’s card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge GDP158. I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and the Candy Cane Builder Punch along with the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper to make a Christmas card in pink and green – one of my favorite holiday color combos.

 

Here’s the GDP158 sketch challenge:

GDP158 sketch challenge

 

Here’s what I made:

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ (dot pattern)
  • Granny Apple Green CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 1/2″
  • Optional: Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card

Stamped with the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:

  • sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink onto the Whisper White CS strip

Cut using the 3/4″ Circle Punch:

  • both ends of the sentiment strip
  • NOTE: stick each end into the back of the punch down through the circle and punch

Cut using the Candy Cane Builder Punch:

  • 3 candy canes from a scrap of DSP (herringbone striped pattern)

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes glued onto the Granny Apple Green CS layer
  • twine wrapped around the Granny Apple Green CS layer, and secured on the back using Tear & Tape
  • another piece of twine tied in a bow aroun the first piece of twine, and secured to the Granny Apple Green CS layer using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot
  • Granny Apple Green CS layer glued over the DSP layer
  • sentiment adhered over the twine using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Tis the Season, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Candy Cane Builder Punch, handmade card, Stampin' Up!, #stampcandy

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

 

Here are the new Stamparatus Accessories!

You can now order individual accessories for your Stamparatus! (Be sure to keep an eye out for more in the future.)

 

Grid paper perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets)

Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates)

Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat)

Stamparatus Accessories Pack includes 2 Stamparatus plates, a foam mat, and grid paper.

Stamparatus Magnets. These rare earth magnets are strong!  They’re also brittle by nature, so be careful not to let them slam together. (2 magnets)

 

 

 

Here’s the New World Card Making Day Sale:

Select products are 10% off!

Only through October 7, 2018! 

Click here to see all the sale items.

 

 Here’s some cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake Hug Card

Today’s card features the Beautiful Blizzard bundle (Beautiful Blizzard stamp set and Blizzard Thinlits Die) and the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF.) I used Sparkle Glimmer Paper and Shimmery White card stock (CS) to add to the glittery wonder of winter snow. The sentiment is perfect for anyone you love, or like enough to send a hug. 

Here’s what I made:

Beautiful Blizzard if a snowflake were a hug card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Beautiful Blizzard if a snowflake were a hug card, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

I wish you could see how sparkly this card is in person. The photos don’t do it justice. Well, you’ll see for yourself when you make it!

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Night of Navy cardstock (CS) layer cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Shimmery White CS cut to 2-3/4″ x 1″

Stamped with the Beautiful Blizzard stamp set:

  • sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto the Shimmery White CS

Die cut using the Blizzards Thinlits:

  • NIght of Navy CS layer

Embossed using the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder:

  • die cut Night of Navy CS layer

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • glimmer paper layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • Night of Navy CS layer glued onto the glimmer paper layer
  • sentiment adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

Price: $110.00

 

 

Today is the last day of the Dashing Along special from Stampin’ Up!!!

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.
Dashing Along DSP © Stampin' Up!

Dashing Along DSP © Stampin’ Up!

 

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