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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Want to become a subscriber? Just click here to go to the Paper Pumpkin page. 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. Each month 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!

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Hope your week is off to a good start!



You Are My Anchor (Again!)

Well, I hope you are not getting tired of seeing the April Paper Pumpkin kit, You Are My Anchor . I showed you the kit as I made it. (See it here.) Then I showed you a scrapbook page I created with some of the leftover materials. (See it here.) Well, today I want to show you one more little project I made, a congratulations card. A friend recently earned a Greek Isles cruise through Stampin’ Up! and I wanted to send her a card. This was the perfect kit to use for that!

You are My ancho, april '18 Paper PUmpkin Kit, Stampin' Up!,

Aren’t they cute stamps?

Design Notes for You Are My Anchor Card:

This card went together so quickly! I used some Calypso Coral and some Tranquil Tide ink to stamp the images on Whisper White card stock. The striped piece is a scrap I had from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. The other things, the lifesaver, the circle, the banner and the twine were all left over from the kit.

Here’s a peek at the inside.

You Are My ancho, April, '18 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!,

I also used a scrap of the Whole Lot of Lovely Paper to add a special look to the envelope flap.

You Are My Anchor, April, '18 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!,

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If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin before, this is the time! If you subscribe by May 10, you will get your first two months 50% off!

Paper Pumpkin,Alternate Projects, Paper Pumpkin Sale, Stampin' Up!, Diannescardfs.comJust click here to go to the Paper Pumpkin web page. Be sure to select me as your demonstrator.

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, I will send you a Piercing Mat as a thank you gift.  All of the stamps that your receive with the Paper Pumpkin kits contain photopolymer stamps. If you use a Piercing Mat when you stamp with them, you will get a better, clearer image.

Hope you are having a great weekend!



Paper Pumpkin – Creativity Starts Here!

Okay, I’ve probably said this before, but really, this month’s Paper Pumpkin is a knock out and definitely one of my favorites. It was chock full of materials and a great stamp set. I made 20 – yes – 20 3″ x 3″ note cards, with envelopes. There were materials to make four each of five different cards. Here’s a look at what I made.

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

And to top it all off, there were four adorable little boxes to decorate. I’m planning to fill the boxes with the note cards and use them for door prizes at my May card classes.

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

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Yes, you get 50% off your subscription for the first two months. If you subscribe now, you will start with the May kit. Remember, that any new subscriber gets a FREE Stampin’ Pierce Mat from me as a gift. All of the stamps that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits are photopolymer. These stamps work best if you use the piercing mat underneath.

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More Good News:

Clearance Rack, Stampin' Up!,

The Clearance Rack has been updated! Hurry over there right now to see what you can get at a fabulous price, some items even 60% off!

Here are all the items that are presently on the Clearance Rack. They are only available while supplies last, so please do not hesitate. Click on any item belwo to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, to use the Host Code for April, BDPHTPDQ. If your on-line order is $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you.


Thank for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day.


Oh, later this week, I’ll share what I made with the leftovers from this great kit. I’m in love with the stamp set!

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

Peeking at Paper Pumpkin, March Version

Did you know this month’s Paper Pumpkin was really special? Paper Pumpkin turned 5 this month! The kit is super and a gift was enclosed. I had fun yesterday putting the kit together and am now working on an alternate project that I’ll show you tomorrow. I’ll use left over materials and maybe one or two things in addition. But now, let’s reveal this months’ kit, May Good Things Grow.

March '18 Paper Pumpkin, May good things Grwon, Stampin' Up!, Aren’t they beautiful?

Here’s a close up of the birthday card. But, be sure to notice the envelope, I think it is at least as pretty as the card!

March '18 Paper Pumpkin, May good things Grwon, Stampin' Up!,

There is also a friendship card. I already know who will get these cards!

March '18 Paper Pumpkin, May good things Grwon, Stampin' Up!,

Well, the good news for me is that I get two of these kits every month. The bad news is that they have already sold out!

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Paper Pumpkin 50% off special, Stampin'Up!,

If you subscribe now, you can get the April Kit. If you have never subscribed before you can get 50% off your first two months! Isn’t that great! Remember, if you are a new subscriber, I’ll send you a Pierce Mat. Why a Pierce Mat? All the stamp sets that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits are photopolymer. When you stamp with those stamps, it’s best to use a foam mat under the paper to make sure your image is clear and lovely. I always want your stamping to be fun and successful!

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Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see my alternate project creations.






Wildflower Wishes Encore

Just wanted to make a quick post to show you a little note card I created with some leftover materials from this month’s Wildflower Wishes Paper Pumpkin kit.

Wildflower Wishes, Feb. '18 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!,

Do you remember the cards I made a week or so ago from this month’s kit? Check them out here if you like. I had some lovely stickers left over and a sheet of vellum leaves.Also, I had some letters leftover. I took the “b” from celebrate and made it into an “h”. then I was able to write ‘hi”.

The flower stickers were part of the original kit as was the stamp I used on some Sahara Sand card stock. I also sponged the Whisper White card stock with some Sahara Sand ink. Really, aside from the note card, all I needed was a bit of Saraha Sand card stock and some Sahara Sand ink.

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, now is the time time change that. The March kit will be mailed out soon. The box will be special and contain a gift in addition to the usual kit goodies. But, you must subscribve by March 10.

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Hope you are having a good weekend.