Last Chance

It’s the Last Chance to order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  Items on the Last Chance lists will be gone at the end of Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  If you still have something one your gotta have list get it now. 

May Quick & Cute Cards Online

On Sunday afternoon I had an online class showing some last chance items and I thought I’d post real quick the cards I made.  If you want to see the videos and project supplies, etc. you’ll want to join the FB group that the class was held in – At Monika’s Place: May Quick & Cute Cards Online.

Card 1 – Stitched All Around

This first card idea came from my friend Cindy – I loved how the background is made with Stampin’ Blends.  You may see the Stampin’ Blends on the Last Chance list but they will be in the new catalog.  Going forward they will be offered in combo packs only – so you get the light and dark Blends for a color together.  The Stitched All Around stamp set and the Stitched Labels dies are both retiring.  And so is the Whisper White Baker’s Twine – why did they do that?  It is a staple in my craft room.

Card 2 – Birthday Backgrounds

This card idea is from my friend Melody.  It uses some great birthday sets that are retiring – Birthday  Backgrounds and Perennial Birthday.  The color palette is from the Glitter Enamel Dots which are also on the retirement list.  And the White Baker’s Twine – I’m so sad.

Card 3 – Mosaic Vases

These fun cards use the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper.  It has a fun mosaic tile design with shiny embossed accents.  The paper is retiring and so are the Hand Lettered Prose dies that I used to cut out the THANKS.  The Flower Faceted Gems are retiring too – they match perfectly to the Mosaic paper.  The stamp set I used is Varied Vases which unfortunately is sold out already.  But the Vibrant Vases could also be used.  The Vase Builder punch will be in the new catalog.

Card 4 – Magnolia Memories & More card

And this quick card uses the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and the Cards & Envelopes that coordinate.  No stamping on this one.  Really quick to put something together with the Memories & More products.

Look in the online store to see which items are still available off the Last Chance List – items are selling out every day.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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The new host code starting June 3rd will be ZKVPNXCM
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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – A Kit In Color

Hello my crafty friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. We are a group of demonstrators sharing our ideas using this months kit – just in case you need some added inspiration.  This month our kit is – A Kit In Color.

This month’s kit is bright and cheerful and perfect for sending out cards right now.  Plus you get an early peek at four of the five limited edition Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2020-2022!  Even the ink spot in the box is one of our new In Colors and Paper Pumpkin subscribers were the first to get their hands on it. 

For my first idea I took the components  for one set of cards from the kit and mixed up the pieces to create three different cards.  My second idea uses the stamp set and some card stock featuring the new In Colors.  If you want to see me make all these cards be sure to watch my Facebook Live video from May 25th – watch it here.

3 More Cards from the kit contents

I changed the orientation of each card base and then combined the pieces in a different way to create three more cards.  So if you don’t want to make all the cards exactly the same this would give you some variety without adding any additional supplies to this month’s kit.

Here you can see all 6 cards – the 3 original cards and then my 3 alternate card ideas.  The May kit includes enough supplies to make four of each card design so if you prefer you could make two sets of these 6 cards instead.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • I only used supplies from the kit


Rainbow Circle Card

For my second project I made a card using the color scheme and stamps from the kit.  I was also able to use one of the epoxy stickers and some twine to finish the card.  But if you didn’t have those left from this kit grab something similar from your craft supplies. The circles of card stock are cut with the Layering Circle Dies. 

Use the Butterfly Duet punch to punch from the center of the large vellum piece (you’ll be covering it on your cards) or from a scrap of vellum in your craft room.  The words You’re amazing were stamped on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut around them.  One tip is that I added the left side to my layer of circles with liquid glue and the right side with a double stack of dimensionals.  That kept everything on the same level.  The 5 layers of card stock in the circle are about the same as one dimensional width.  I hope that makes sense. 


Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #153080 Magenta Madness card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #153079 Just Jade card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #150881 Purple Posy card stock
  • #153081 Misty Moonlight card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #148523 Butterfly Duet punch
  • #151770 Layering Circle dies
  • #110755 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • #144107 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #103579 Paper Snips

I hope you liked these alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below.

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

Don’t miss the special Share Sunshine June Kit – inspired by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

And don’t forget the LAST CHANCE LIST!  Our catalogs are ending on June 2nd and many products will be retiring/  Don’t miss your favorites. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Fun with Laser-Cut Paper

Did you notice the beautiful Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper in our Stampin’ Up! catalog?  It is on page 189 and also featured on pages 38-39 as part of the Delightfully Detailed suite.  This week I did a Facebook Live showing you 3 ideas on using this paper for cards.  You can view my May 13, 2019 FB live video HERE.   Be sure to catch my next FB live video on Monday, May 20th.  

For today’s post I have one of the cards and the other two will post in the next few days.  This card uses the full sheet of the laser-cut paper but I cut it up into pieces.  First I cut it in half at 6″.  Then I cut each half into three 4″ pieces.  So out of each of the full 12×12 pieces you can get 6 of these pieces.  Be careful when cutting and handling the paper as it is very delicate. 

I used a blender pen and my classic ink pads to color the delicate design in the paper.  And then I trimmed away bits until I had what I wanted left for my card front.  Each one will be unique depending on the section of the large piece that you started with and which bits you cut away.  Once it was colored use either a Fine-tip glue pen or the Liquid multipurpose glue (very carefully) to add glue to the back and attach to the layer of Whisper White card stock.  Stamp a greeting and add some of the polka dot ribbon around the layer before adding on the front of your card.  The time consuming part is coloring it and then deciding what to trim away – otherwise it is a fairly simple card. 

Supply List

  • #146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper
  • #146912 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • #102845 Blender Pens
  • #147095 Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #1147101 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147109 So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147105 Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #145788 Petal Palette stamp set

Here is the second one that I actually made in the video.


When you use the blender pen you can pick up any color of ink to color with.  There are a couple of tips in my video.  Thanks for stopping by and if you watch the video you can leave me a comment there. Remember to order retiring products now before they are gone.  The laser-cut paper and the Petal Palette stamp set are retiring. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code JK4ED9AN for May 2019.
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What’s Happening This week

It’s May and I wanted to update you on some things happening this week at Stampin’ Up! and At Monika’s Place.

Share What You Love Promotion


We have three exclusive bundles available during the month of May.  The Share What You Love suite early release is a tribute to all the wonderful people who have made – and continue to make – Stampin’ Up! what it is today.

See the bundles click here ==> Share What You Love Bundles.

Last Chance Products


Our 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and 2018 Occasions Catalog are coming to an end this month.  And in order to make room for exciting brand new products we have to say good-bye to these Last Chance products.  Plus we have a Color Revamp happening so some of our colors are retiring too.  Be sure you have ink refills and card stock to go with any of your ink pad colors that might be retiring.  Order them now before they are gone forever.  Most Last Chance products are while supplies last.  Stamp sets are guaranteed through May 25th.   SHOP NOW

This Week At Monika’s Place

Stamper’s Club is Friday May 4 @ 7 pm & Saturday May 5 @ 10 am –  I have openings for new members.

Share What You Love Class is Saturday May 5 @ 3 pm – RSVP by May 2.  We will be making projects with the early release Share What You Love Suite of products.  $20 or free with the purchase of one of the bundles.

RSVP for an event here

It seems that if you get my blog updates by email the first one for this new blog that went out yesterday included a whole bunch of posts.  All my posts from my old blog were moved over.  Sorry that it looked weird.  Hopefully today its just this new post.

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Retired Stamp Set List

The retiring stamp set list has been posted by Stampin’ Up!.  As we transition from our current catalog that ends May 31st to a new core product catalog that begins June 1st the list of retiring stamp sets is quite long.  If you have any of these stamp sets on your wish list order them now before they are gone.  And then get ready for a brand new catalog with lots of new and exciting stamp sets and accessories.  The retiring accessories list will be posted later this month – I’ll add an update at that time.

If you’d like to see the list – CLICK HERE – this is a pdf file listing the stamp set name in order by page in the catalog.  You can also view the list on my website in the online store so you can see the picture of each set –  click here and go to the retiring products tab under the SHOP NOW button.

I’m still working towards earning an incentive trip so every order that you place helps me towards that goal!

Thank you!