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!

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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!



Ready – Set – Shop – Closeout Sale!

Closeout sale banner, Stampin' Up! diannescards.comHope you’ve had a great Christmas. Are your ready for shopping? If you are like me, fighting shopping crowds does not appeal. Shopping on line suits me so much better. Stampin’ Up! is obliging us and continuing  the Year End Closeout Sale.

Here’s what’s on sale.


There are also stamp sets and bundles on the Closeout list!


Have fun shopping.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Crazy About You and Thanks!

I’m running a bit behind these days. Who isn’t? I’m just now sending out my thank you cards for all of my wonderful customers who ordered in November. Yes, I am Crazy About You! And, Crazy About You is the stamp set I used for this cards. Though, I think, the “Thanks” from the Hello You Thinlits is the star of the card.

Crazy About You stamp set, Hello You thinlits, Petite Petal Punch, Bow Paper Clips, thank you card, Stampin' UP!

I also used this card in this week’s Global Design Project challenge. Isn’t this a great color combination?

Global Design Project #065

Notes about Crazy About You Card:

It was tempting to go Christmas with this challenge but I resisted. If you are clever, you know that the designer paper looks familiar. It is the flip side of one of the really cute and Christmassy sheets from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper!

I’m not worried about having left over paper from this package because one side is really Christmas themes but the other side is usable all year long. Isn’t that great? By the way, this paper retires soon, so grab some up. Check the end of this post for the list of items retiring (Holiday Catalog).

Supplies for Crazy About You card:

Remember, when you place an on-line order, remember to use the Host Code for December,CR6KPQBP.  to order on-line, all you need to do is go to my 24-7 on-line store. Make sure my name is in the upper right hand corner. If you’d like me to place the order for you or if you have any questions, just call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected]) At the end of the month, if the on-line orders have totaled $150 or more, I’ll draw a name from among those who ordered. The winner will receive at least $15 in FREE merchandise of your choice.

The Starter Kit

Looking for another great deal? Purchase the Starter Kit for $99. You might be thinking, “Oh, I don’t want to become a demonstrator.” or “I couldn’t hold classes.” But, would you like to buy Stampin’ Up! items for a 20% or 25% discount? Wouldn’t you like to be able to purchase new catalog materials ahead of everyone else? All you have to do is sign up to join my team.

I have all kinds of demonstrators on my team, many are hobby demonstrators. They purchase their minimum each quarter but still receive all the benefits of being on my team… discounts, team meetings, etc. Some of my demonstrators live far away but we still get to chat. A few folks on my team hold classes and run a business. It can be whatever you want it to be. For $99 you can select $125 in catalog merchandise, even from the upcoming Occasions catalog. Call me or email me with questions.

Thanks as always for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment. I love comments!


Holiday Catalog Retiring List

One Magic Word – Closeout!

Closeout sale banner, Stampin' Up!
Isn’t that the best kind of sale? Look at all of the things on this Closeout sale! Call (302.945.1370) email me ([email protected]) or order at my 24-7 on-line store when you decide what you want!
Here’s the December Host code – CR6KPQBP. If you place an online order, be sure to use this. At the end of the month I will draw the name of one of the on-line purchasers.  If the total of all of December’s on-line orders is $150 or more, that person will win at least $15 in FREE Stampin’ Up! merchandise!

Closeout items:

Available while supplies last!

Please stop back tomorrow. I’ll have a preview of some of the items in our Craft Fair!

Thanks for looking today.


Online Extravaganza Begins on Monday!

Can you believe it! It’s Online Extravaganza time! What a great time for a sale! Think holiday gifts, maybe for yourself! Some of these items would make terrific gifts. Beginning on Monday there are all sorts of things on  a super one-day-only Sale. So, select what you want and get your order to me by 10 PM (EST) on Monday.

Online Extravaganza sale, Stampin' Up!

OH, and I am adding just a little Bonus! If you order $25. to $50 during the sale (Monday thru Friday), I will send you a spool of Black Baker’s Twine (Black Friday… get it? ) If you order more than $50. I’ll send you a package of Basic Black Card Stock!

Here are the things that will be on sale only on Monday. Bundles! Don’t you love bundles!?

Online Extravaganza, Monday 11/21 only, Stampin' Up!

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These items will be on sale Monday through Friday. If you order on Monday, you can add in whichever of these items you’d like. Remember, some items are only good as long as supplies last.

Online Extravaganza 11/21 to 11/28 itemson-sale-11-21-to-1128-p2

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Want to know what I’m getting? Definitely picking up the Enamel Shapes Bundle. I love using them. Just yesterday, I used one on my featured card! I have lots of the other items that are on the Flash Sale! I’d recommend the Ombre Pads Bundle. Here’s a tag I made with the Emerald Envy Pad.

Gift Tag, Emerald Envy Ombre Ink, Santa's Sleigh stamp set   

You don’t have the Embellished Ornaments!? You HAVE to have that. It’s makes the most beautiful cards. Here’s a card I made last year with this set. (See the blog post here.)

Embellished ornaments stamp set

Call me (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected]) anytime before 10 PM on Monday to order what you want. I will be placing the order after 10 PM. You can also order online on Monday. Be sure to use the November Host code, 2CCPVMCG. Perhaps you will win an extra $15 in merchandise!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great day.


P.S. There are some things that will  only be on Sale on Friday the 28th (Black Friday)! The Big Shot Magnetic Platform is one of those items!!! More about that next week.

Online Extravaganza, Friday only