Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Lovely Day

Hello Stampin’ 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. This month our kit is – February 2020 Lovely Day.

This fun and elegant celebration kit is our first one ever to coordinate with a Sale-A-Bration item from the biggest Stampin’ Up! Promotion of the year.  The February 2020 Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.  You can redeem this set for Free with a qualify order during Sale-A-Bration.  Place a $50+ order and pick up some coordinating card stock, dies or adhesive and get the Happy Birthday to You set for Free to create even more ideas with this kit.  


Candle Celebration

I took a very different twist for my alternate idea.  Using the stamp image of the cake layers I turned them on their side to make candles. Color each stripe with a different color by using Stampin’ Write Markers.  The colors I used are – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Gorgeous Grape.  Its my ROYGBIV rainbow of colors – but you could choose whatever color suits your theme. To create the flame just tap down the brush tip on the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.  Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Maker to outline all the candles and add doodle designs on each one.

The Celebrate image was stamped over and over again on a panel of Whisper White card stock to create a background.  And Birthday Wishes was stamped on a strip of Daffodil Delight and just cut out.  I finished the card by adding some of the Peaceful Poppies Sequins. Really I added these to cover up a spot that I accidentally made on the card! 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight scrap
  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apply Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black
  • Black Memento Ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink (or use the marker)
  • Peaceful Poppies Sequins
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Paper Snips

I’ll be doing a a Facebook Live showing this card along with a couple of other alternate ideas next week.  I hope you like this out of the box take on this kit – well the stamp set is really all I used. 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. 

In March we celebrate 7 YEARS of Paper Pumpkin!  Every kit will have an extra FREE stamp set in it – that’s two stamp sets next month.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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The 12 Cards of Christmas – Card 2

Remember in January I had a plan to design and make a Christmas card each month for the whole year.  It’s my plan to get ahead on Christmas cards for December.  If you want to read more or see card 1 – go here.  I’ve got two months done. So I wanted to share my February card with you. 

This card idea is actually from a swap card that I created using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set that is part of our Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I created a thank you card that has been very well loved, so I thought I can turn that idea into a Christmas card by changing up the colors.  And adding a different set for the sentiment.  Everything I used on this card is current – so if you don’t have it you can order it and make this card too.  I gathered up all my supplies, worked on all my pieces, and then sat and assembled everything – including stamping the inside of the card and a matching envelope. 

How I made it

The card base is Early Espresso with a white layer that was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I stamped the stem/leaf image in Mossy Meadow ink.  And then added flowers and berries in Merry Merlot.  I used the Small Bloom punch to punch out flowers from Merry Merlot card stock and stacked two together to make a flower.  To give the flower some curvature I like to put it on a Stampin’ Pierce mat and burnish the center with a stylus from the Take Your Pick tool – just roll it around in the center of each flower until they start to curl. 

Under the flower is a vellum circle – punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  And in the center of the flower is a Basic Rhinestone.  To finish I tied a little bow with some Mossy Meadow twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.  Celebrate the Season is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set that carried over from the Holiday catalog. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.


Supply List

  • #152290 Thoughtful Blooms stamp set (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration 2020)
  • #152316 Small Bloom Punch (free with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration 2020 – and it may also be available in the 20-21 Annual catalog)
  • #150513 Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • #143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • #119686 Early Espresso card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146979 Merry Merlot card stock
  • #101856 Vellum card stock
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow classic ink
  • #147112 Merry Merlot classic ink
  • #147114 Early Espresso classic ink
  • #149485 Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
  • #144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • #126199 Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • #144107 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #104332 Snail Adhesive
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals


You could get everything on this list and it would be enough to get the stamp set and punch for free with your Sale-A-Bration rewards and earn Stampin’ Rewards (more free product).  Or if you have the basics like ink, card stock and adhesive then get the stamp set for free and use another stamp or die to create a flower.  I hope you like Card 2 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  Next to plan my March card.  

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Honey Bee Stampin’ Bingo

This past weekend I hosted a Honey Bee themed Stampin’ Bingo Event.  I was joined by 24 lovely ladies for a fun afternoon of stamping and bingo.  We had lots of different prizes, some cute make&takes, yummy snacks and fun catching up with old and new friends. On Monday I did a Facebook Live on my business page and showed how to make all the cards – you can watch that here –

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Business page yet – please hop over and do that and then be sure to catch me every Monday for a Live Stamping session.  I would love to have you join me.  Or you can go back and watch the replay later.  Now on to the projects I wanted to share. First here are some photos of the room and the set up on Sunday.


Everyone received a goody bag with some of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, a roll of Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon, a Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends, a sponge dauber, and dimensionals.  Plus the supplies to make the 4 cards.

Supply List download it here  – Honey Bee bingo 2020 supplies

I had some fun snacks for everyone – I found little lemon cakes that looked like bee hives and then bought sugar bees and “glued” them on with icing.  My friend Hilary made cookies and decorated them with bees, flowers, and honeycombs.  Everything was yummy!

As a thank you everyone received honey sticks with a mini honey dipper.

Congratulations to everyone that won a prize!

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Stampin’ Bingo

It’s Stampin’ Bingo Time


You’re invited to an afternoon of Bingo & Stamping Fun!
Come to Bingo….Stampin’ Style!
Join me on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm
How: $35 registered and paid by January 14th. 

What you get:
Stampin’ Up Goody Bag with brand new products ($20+ value)
5 rounds of Bingo w/prizes from the new cataog ($120+ in prizes*)
One Final round with Grand Prize winner
A Bingo Card (**additional cards for final game $5 each or 3/$10)
Thank You Gift
Plus you will make projects featuring brand new SU Products (bring your own adhesive)
Everyone is a winner!

Bring a friend along and have an enjoyable afternoon out!

Cost is $35 (Prepaid by January 14th)
Space is limited!
Register and pay by January 14th so I have time to get all the goody bags and prizes!

 We will be at the same location as last time – it’s bigger than my home studio but last time it still SOLD OUT!

Register Here

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*prize value depends on how many people register

Hop on outta here

I have some more updates about Sale-A-Bration products.  A couple of things have hopped right outta here and others are moving fast.  So if you have something you want you better hop on over to my online store and order it right now! 

The Organdy Ribbon that was back at the beginning of the week sold out about a day later – I told you to hurry.  And the Hop Around Framelits that coordinate with the So Hoppy Together stamp set – well they hopped right on out of here too!  So the moral of the story is don’t wait order today.  Rumor has it that the next thing that will sell out is the Call Me Cupcake Framelits that go with the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration stamp set. 

I had this cute Hoppy Birthday card to share with you today.  It will be an option in my Quick & Cute cards class at the end of the month. 

I used the dies on the frog and the lily pad but if you have decent fussy cutting skills you can cut out that frog with paper snips.  And to make a lily pad use a skinny oval shape and cut a notch out of one end.  The little flies I stamped directly on the card and added a little “movement” with my black marker.  Birthday comes from the new More Than Words stamp set. 

Supply List

  • #149725 So Hoppy Together stamp set (SAB Free with $50 order)
  • #150073 Hop Around Framelits Dies (sadly they have sold out)
  • #150069 More Than Words stamp set
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White Card Stock
  • #121045 Basic Black Card Stock
  • #100730 Whisper White Card Stock
  • #132708 Memento Black Pad
  • #146916 Tropical Escape 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #147274 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #100082 Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • #143263 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Here is an update from Stampin’ Up! on the discontinued items:

Happy Sale-a-Brating!

If you need help placing an order let me know.
The HOST code for online ordering in March is RGA2XGV4 use this code if you are ordering less than $150 and not ordering for Stamp Club.  You will receive a surprise in the mail from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more you can redeem Stampin’ Rewards and I’ll also send you a surprise in the mail the following month. 


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