Frights and Delights – Plus!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called Frights and Delights. It is really cute. You get to decorate tags for little treat bags. Each kits contains enough materials for 24 treat bags!

Frights and Delights Paper Pumpkin Kit, October, 2018, Stampin' Up,

To be honest, the bags are really a little bigger than I thought. I put in six miniature Hersey bars and it really can hold more! I made up all of the bags but didn’t have nearly enough candy to fill them. Back to the store!

One of my favorite things to do with my Paper Pumpkin kits each month is to create something from the left over materials.

Frights and Delights Left Overs Project!

This time I took the left over stickers and twine and used some Graceful Glass Vellum to create a little votive candle holder.

Frights and Delights Paper Pumpkin Kit, Graceful Glass Vellum, October, 2018, Stampin' Up,

Here’s the other side.

Frights and Delights Paper Pumpkin Kit, Graceful Glass Vellum, October, 2018, Stampin' Up,


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Blissful Blooms – August Paper Pumpkin

Oh my gosh. Yesterday it was nearly 100° outside. I was glad to have such a fun project to work on. I’ve probably said this before, but… I LOVE this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. The cards are just beautiful. The stamp set is terrific and the Ink Spot is one of my favorite colors, Blackberry Bliss. And did I mention the envelopes? Fabulous! Blissful Blooms is a winner. Here are some of the cards I made.

Blissful Blooms, Paper Pumpkin, August, 2018, alternate projects, Stampin' Up!,

The kit contains enough materials to make 10 cards. The cards above are pretty much along the lines of what the directions suggested. I might have made a little change up here and there!

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up to show you how easily the cards go together.

Design Notes for Alternate Blissful Blooms Cards:

I put aside two of the card bases and then cut them down to 4″ x 5 1/4″. After that it was pretty easy.

Blissful Blooms, Paper Pumpkin, August, 2018, alternate projects, Stampin' Up!,

First I mounted both of the card fronts on a Blackberry Bliss Card Stock base. On the Thinking of you card, I stamped a bird from the Painted Glass stamp set. Next, I added some color to the bird by using a Blender Pen and some ink from the Blackberry Bliss Ink Spot.

Blissful Blooms, Paper Pumpkin, August, 2018, alternate projects, Stampin' Up!,

On the other card. I added a butterfly from the same stamp set. The butterfly then got dressed up with some Wink of Stella, Because I had stamped the butterfly with regular ink, the color bled a little when I applied the Wink of Stella. That’s the effect I was looking for!

Blissful Blooms, Paper Pumpkin, August, 2018, alternate projects, Stampin' Up!,

And one of my favorite parts of this kit are the beautiful envelopes. No work needed to dress these up!

Blissful Blooms, Paper Pumpkin, August, 2018, alternate projects, Stampin' Up!,

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Think About September Paper Pumpkin:

Sad to say, it’s too late to get this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. Stampin’ Up! has something special coming up for September so be sure to sign up now to join in the fun. Click on the image below to go to the Paper Pumpkin website to sign up. You will automatically have me listed as your demonstrator. (Thanks!)

Paper Pumpkin, September kit, Stampin' Up!,

Anyone who is a new subscriber will receive a Piercing Mat from me. All of the stamps that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits are photopolymer. Those stamps work best with a foam mat under them, like the Piercing Mat. I want you to be happy with your stamping!

August Special Promotions…Act Quickly. Today is August 30!

Yes, you have only two more days, today and tomorrow!

1. Coupon Time… for every $50 you spend in August, you will receive a coupon for $5 to use in September. Do I have to talk you in to this? Really?

Bonus Days, Stampin' Up!,

2. Ink Pads! If I sell ten or more ink pads in August (I’m close) then I will get a free ink pad. If you buy one or more from me this month, then you have a chance to win the free one! No brainer.

Ink pads, Stampin' Up!,

3. The Blended Seasons Bundle. I’ve shown you a few cards using the Blended Season Bundle. You’ll have to have it. I understand, trust me. You only have a few more days to order. To see the cards that I’ve made, look here and  here, and here and here. There may even be one more coming tomorrow!

Blended Seasons Bundle



Hope your Thursday is super. Thanks for stopping by.





Picnic Paradise – Remix

One of the things I enjoy the most about Paper Pumpkin is taking the ‘left overs’ and creating something new. There are always some fun things left over after putting the kit together. This month was no exception. Earlier this week, I showed you what I made with this month’s Picnic Paradise kit. (See that post here.) Yesterday, I looked at my pile of goodies and was quickly inspired.

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit, July, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

And, would you believe it, I still have a few things left!

Design Notes Picnic Paradise – Remix:

To create both the card and the tags, I really used very little other materials. I used Whisper White card stock for both. The flower on the card was created using the Daisy Punch. I just took all of my left over blue plaid tissue and punched out about 8 flowers. I punch one daisy out from Whisper White card stock then glued the others, one on top of another. Next, I placed a Glitter Enamel Dot in the middle. The jar that the flower is in is one of the little tags that were included in the kit, turned upside down. The stem was a piece of left over basket material.Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit, July, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

The tags were even easier! The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch seems to instantly make any 2″ piece of card stock into a tag. I stamped “For You” and glued down some of the left over fruit. They needed just a bit more color so I added some Blueberry Bushel Ribbon to the top.

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin kit, July, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

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Yes, it’s true, if you have never subscribed before, you will get your first kit for half price. Contact me or just click on the link below. Remember to use the Promotion code, BLOOM0818.

Each month, the kit comes to your door. Such excitement! Traveling? Take the kit with you. Everything is included. The first month you subscribe you will get a clear block. Remember to take that with you after the first month! Just a little time or short on space? Paper Pumpkin is the perfect answer to your crafting needs!

Each month, Stampin’ Up! puts out a YouTube video to show you how to put the kit together. (I don’t always wait to see it!) That’s in addition to the directions that are enclosed.

When you subscribe and name me as your demonstrator, I’ll give you a Stampin’ Pierce Mat. The stamps that come with each kit are photopolymer. If you use the mat when you stamp, the images will be clearer and you will be even happier. Here’s another bonus, after a few months, you will see that you have a nice collection of stamps and Ink Spots – BONUS!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope the weather is as lovely where you are as it has been here. (Nice since a.c. unit isn’t being replaced until July 30!)



Scrap Book Pages with Broadway Star

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit, Broadway Star, is absolutely stellar! I started making the cards, which are great. Then I was inspired to use some of the materials for my Stampin’ Up! events scrap book.

Broadway Star paper Pumpkin kit, Stampin' Up1, diannescards.comAren’t they fun!

I am so happy with my scrapbook pages. Every Stampin’ Up! event is a celebration so the bright colors and celebration theme work perfectly. here are my scrap book pages.

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Can you pick out the things I used from the kit? I did give you a few hints.

I used just a few other things.

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This month’s Paper Pumpkin coordinates with the Broadway Birthday stamp set and Suite in the annual Catalog. Have you seen it?

Broadway Bound suite

I’ll be making some items with this suite soon!

Hope you are having a great day and that your week is off to a great start!



Manly Moments, Some Paper Pumpkin Fun!

Yesterday we finally had some beautiful weather. I was beginning to forget what the sun looked like. Doing some crafting was definitely on the “To Do” list but spending some outdoor time was on the list as well. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit arrived the other day. Just the thing to do. This month’s kit, Manly Moments, is perfect for any kind of card you want to send to any of the men in your life. The stamp set is definitely a keeper! Hold on to it, then you can make some very cool cards yourself.

paper Pumpkin, Manly Moments,, Stampin' Up!


More About Manly Moments:

Here’s the video for this month’s kit, Manly Moments.


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Hope your week is off to a good start!