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Posted on October 26, 2018

#nationalpumpkinday

Holidays / Special Days

#nationalpumpkinday

Happy Friday Stampers! Did you know that today is National Pumpkin Day? OK, by now most of us have already been in a “Pumpkin Spice Latte” frenzy! If you're like I am, you almost can set your clock by the day Starbuck's starts serving their fall delight! To be totally honest, I didn't even know there WAS a National Pumpkin Day! 🙂

Here are some fun “pumpkin” facts to celebrate the day:

  • The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which means “large melon” in Greek.
  • This squash is native to  North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.
  • A 2,145-pound pumping from Streator, Illinois holds the current North American record.  Grown by Gene McMullen in 2015, the great pumpkin weighed in a few hundred pounds lighter than the current world record pumpkin from 2014.  At 2,323-pounds, the giant pumpkin from Switzerland retains the world record prize. 
  • Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.
  • Raw pumpkin can be fed to poultry as a supplement to their regular feed during the winter months to help maintain egg production.

Now, of course, National Pumpkin Day would not be complete without…you guessed it…a pumpkin project! Enjoy!

#nationalpumpkinday

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4ÂĽ score at 4ÂĽ
  • Basic Gray 5ÂĽ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3ÂĽ

Instructions

  1. Onto the whisper white sponge smoky slate top portion and pear pizzazz bottom portion.
  2. Stamp the trees using smoky slate.
  3. From the Toil & Trouble designer series paper hand cut 5 pumpkin, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)
  4. Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.
  5. Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.
  6. Out of basic black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.
  7. Adhere all layers.

If you need to purchase any products to make this card, you can purchase at my online store today.

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Posted on October 16, 2018

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Boy, do I have great news for you today! You know, the holidays are just around the corner. Yep, it's true. I've even seen holiday decorations starting to go up in some of our stores. I have to be honest, that's just a tad weird to me…it isn't even Halloween yet! I get it, they want to get a jump on the season AND the  sales generated by the shopping public! In that spirit, I want to provide you with a solution for your holiday crafting needs today….a one-stop box, created with YOU in mind!

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

This specially-designed box is filled with everything you need for creating holly-jolly, handmade cards! HINT: the box itself is a sneak peek of what's inside! Supplies will be included to make TEN cards, 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs. The best part? It's only $19.95…and that INCLUDES shipping!! I'm going to purchase a few extra to take the stress out of my cardmaking this year.

In addition to grabbing one or more boxes for yourself, you can gift a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Seriously, everything (except maybe a pair of scissors, and we all have one of those laying around, right?!) you need to create the cards comes in the box! Here are the ways to subscribe, either for yourself or for a special friend!

  • Sign yourself and or/a friend up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription before November 10!
  • 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!
  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, increase your kit quantity in November as part of your regular November subscription and give away the extras as gifts!

Questions? Please do give me a shout. 

 

 

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Posted on October 9, 2018

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Halloween is just around the corner and, in case you're still looking for a fun project, I have an adorable card for you today!

Toil and Trouble Halloween Project

Notice the whispy trees in the background? These are actually from an image in the “Winter Woods” stamp set. This set is found on page 27 of our Holiday Catalog. Come back to the blog on Thursday and I'll show you a Fall thank you card project using this same stamp set. I love showing you different projects and looks using one set.

Below you'll find all the supplies, measurements and instructions for today's card…enjoy! If you need any items to make this card, just click here to go right to my online store.

Supplies

  • Stamp Set: Winter Woods Clear-Mount Stamp Set – 147661, Winter Woods Wood-Mount Stamp Set – 147658
  • Cardstocks: Lemon Lime Twist– 144245, Basic Gray– 121044, Basic – 121045 Whisper White – 100730, Toil & Trouble 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper – 147531
  • Stampin Pads: Smoky Slate– 147113, Crumb Cake– 147116, Pear Pizzazz – 147104
  • Misc.: Spooky Bats Punch – 148014, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Stampin' Dimensionals – 104430, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals – 144108, Paper Snips – 103579, Mini Glue Dots – 103683

Measurements

  • Lemon Lime Twist 8½ x 4ÂĽ score at 4ÂĽ
  • Basic Gray 5ÂĽ x 4
  • Whisper White 5 x 3ÂĽ

Instructions

Sponge Smoky Slate ink over the top portion and Pear Pizzazz ink over the bottom portion of the Whisper White cardstock..

Stamp the trees using Smoky Slate ink.

From the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper hand cut 5 pumpkins, one cat, one frog and one hat (the hat is from the girl)

Adhere 2 pumpkins with adhesive of your choice, the 3 in the front using dimensionals.

Adhere the cat and hat using dimensionals.

Out of Basic Black cardstock punch out 3 bats and adhere onto the top of the card.

Adhere all layers together.

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Posted on October 3, 2018

It’s Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Hey Stampers! Just a quick reminder so you don't miss out on my 12 Weeks of Christmas emails this year! At 1:00 pm CST TODAY the first card project goes out to all of my newsletter subscribers. The first 6 weeks will feature card projects, similar to the one below, that will make designing your perfect card so much easier.

It's Countdown to 12 Weeks of Christmas

Each project will come with supplies list, measurements and step by step instructions. I love giving this free gift to my newsletter subscribers during the holiday season!

To make sure you don't miss out, simply provide your name and email at the top of this post. We'll take care of the rest!

P.S. You'll also get a free Paper Cone Christmas Ornament video tutorial (along with PDF instructions) as my gift to you, too! 🙂

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Posted on October 2, 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas Starts TOMORROW!!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days

Hey Stampers! There's less than 24 hours until my free 12 Weeks of Christmas begins! I so look forward to this every year and this year's projects are going to be spectacular! If you're not sure of what my 12 Weeks of Christmas is, please read on!

Starting tomorrow, for 12 weeks, my newsletter subscribers will get an email with an exclusive card, tag, bag, wrap and/or gift project delivered right to their inbox. I don't share these projects anywhere else, other than to my email newsletter subscribers. Each project comes with a color photo, supplies list, measurements and complete, step by step instructions! Here's a sample of the type of card project you can expect!

12 Weeks of Christmas Starts TOMORROW!!

I know you'll want to receive my free gift. Simply fill out your name and email at the top of this post and you'll be all set for tomorrow's first project!

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