One in a Melon Bonus Card

Very often, there are extra pieces and bits from the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. This month’s One in A Melon was no exception. I admit that while I was completing the project, I was already thinking about what I would do with the extras, my bonus card. Here’s what I came up with.

Paper Pumpkin Kit, One is a Melon, Stampin' Up!,

Do you like the watermelon stripes in the background? I used Sponge Brayers on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Then I added a bit of Melon Mambo and a bit of Emerald Envy card stock to back the brayered piece. Easy! The little black dots are White Perfect Accents that I colored with a Sharpie Marker. (Did you know that you can do that?) Otherwise, everything was from the June Paper Pumpkin kit.

Oh, here are all the things I made with this month’s kit. There are 4 bags, I just showed one. By the way, I still have some extra twine and a few tags!

One in a Melon, Paper Pumpkin, June, 2017, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for One in a Melon Bonus Card

Well, first you have to have the Paper Pumpkin kit for June!


About Paper Pumpkin

Remember when you get a Paper Pumpkin kit, you get everything you need! if you have some supplies of your own, you can use up any extra things. AND, you will always have the stamp set and the ink spots. What’s not to love? This month the spots were two great colors (yes, two) Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy. Over a twelve month period, the colors are not repeated. When you first subscribe, you will get a clear block to use with the stamps. All stamp sets are photopolymer. If you subscribe with me, I will send you a FREE Piercing Mat, that makes your stamping with photopolymer stamps so much better!

Here’s a link to my Paper Pumpkin page. Just go there and sign up!

paper Pumpkin Logo, Stampin' UP!

Well, I hope you are having a great day. Tomorrow is Sunday so be sure to come back and see my next “Step It Up Sunday” adventure!



Special Paper Pumpkin Deal Almost Over

I have two things I want to remind you of. If you have been paying attention, I reminded you last week but now it’s really getting close to being over. First, there is a terrific Paper Pumpkin deal but it is over TONIGHT!


Paper Pumpkin Deal:

Love Paper Pumpkin? What? You’ve never subscribed? This is the time to change that my friend. If you have never subscribed and you want a bargain, click on the image below to take you to my Paper Pumpkin page. You can get 25% off your first three months subscription. After that you can quit (really?) or continue. Your choice. (Just click on the image below to sign up for your subscription.)

Paper Pumpkin 3 months, Dtampin' Up! diannescards.comRibbon Share:

There is still time to get in on my ribbons share. You will get 2 yards each of the beautiful new In Colors. The ribbon is  1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. Don’t you love these great new colors?

In-Color Ribbons, ribbon share,, Stampin' Up!


Installment #2 of Step It Up Sunday will premier tomorrow. I hope you are enjoying this series.

I’m super busy this weekend. Tomorrow, Sunday is my big annual BOGO event. I sell retired items for the 2016-2017 catalog. then you get  an equivalent amount of items from the new catalog for FREE! I’m preparing lots of samples, goodie bags, lemon bars, and make & takes. Thus, the relatively short post!

If you are in the area, please come over tomorrow at 1:30. Let me know you are coming so that I can prepare enough goodie bags!


Paper Pumpkin Sprinkled With Love

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If you are, you will recognize these cards. This month’s kit is called Sprinkled With Love. And is it cute! Think donuts! Sprinkles! Get it? Here are three different cards I made from the kit, more or less following the directions.

Paper Pumpkin, May, 2017, Sprinkled With Love, Stamin' Up!,

Design Notes for Sprinkled with Love Cards:

Well, there’s not too much to tell here. I followed the directions and this is what I created. Aren’t they cute? After I took the picture of the three different cards, I realized that if someone received the blue one, they might not get the ‘Donut” part so I remade it.

Sprinkled With Love, Paper Pumpkin, May '17, Stampin' Up!,

I’m thinking I’m going to send these to some of my customers!

Oh, and there is a cute little bag/envelope that comes in the kit as well.

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! with all of the directions.


Ok. I saved the best for last….

Paper Pumpkin 3 month, Stampin' Up!,

There is a special promotion for Paper Pumpkin going on right now.That’s right. Subscribe (for the first time) right now and you can save 25% off your first three months. Go to, , use Promo Code “STARTHERE” and be sure to list me as your demonstrator. Three months of fun come right to your door. You need to subscribe before June 10!


Remember, June 1 is fast approaching and you have only till May 31 to purchase any retiring products that you want. Just email me or give me a call and I can help you with your order.



Creativity Starts Here With Paper Pumpkin

Something I look forward to all month long is the arrival of my Paper Pumpkin Kit. It’s always a surprise. It’s always something fun. Everything is ready to go. I don’t need to cut any paper or even think about a design. (Though I sometimes change up the design!) Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Then you understand my excitement. If you aren’t a subscriber, now’s the time!

Paper Pumpkin 3 months, stampin' Up!, Creativity Starts Here

Who doesn’t love a sale? No one I know! From May 11 through June 10, you can get 25% off of your subscription, if you are a first time subscriber. If you are already a subscriber maybe you have a daughter, niece, college student, young Mom or anyone who likes to craft who would like a subscription.

Besides a great introductory discount, what are the other perks of having a Paper Pumpkin subscription?

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

Here’s What You Need To Do:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter code: STARTHERE
  3. Remember to list me as your demonstrator!


I know you will have fun!



Many Happy Birthdays with Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin. What’s it all about? What’s this Many Happy Birthdays?

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.

You will be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!


Paper Pumpkin, Sale-A-Bration


But wait, during Sale-A-Bration, you can get a break on a three month subscription AND get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item in the deal. 3-Month Prepaid Subscription, $59 $55.  Discount. Free item. What are you waiting for? Be sure to use this item number (Item: 137859) when you order, that way you will be sure to get the discount!

Paper Pumpkin for February Many Happy Birthdays:

Here’s a peek at this month’s kit. I can’t wait to get started on it. (Here’s where the Many Happy Birthdays comes in.)

Remember, each kit come with everything you need. Each month is a different color ink and a different stamp set. You get to keep these!

Bonus * Bonus  *  Bonus

If you subscribe with me as your demonstrator, I will send you a piercing mat. This is a great item to have. When you stamp with photopolymer stamps, it gives you a great cushion. All the stamps that come with Paper Pumpkin are photopolymer (clear). (Don’t order the mat.  I will send it to you after I get the notification that you have subscribed.)


If you click on the “3 Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription”, it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Then the special price will come up. After you order, you will be prompted to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Here’s a link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

If you subscribe now, you will get the kit for March (sometime after March 10.) However, you will be eligible to order kits from other months at any time! Fun! (Here’s a link to see the past kits that are currently available.)

Hope you are having a fun weekend.