Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin

Well that is a mouthful! Positively Picturesque is the name of this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. Here’s a look at what’s in the kit. This month’s kit had two Stampin’ Squares, Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide. Positively Picturesque Paper Pumpkin, July 17, Stampin Up!, diannescards.com

The kit made eight cards, two each of four designs, with lined envelopes. The stamp set is one I know I will use again. And I always love it when Washi tape is included.  Here are the cards.

July, 17 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Alternate Positively Picturesque Project:

There was lots of Washi tape left over and of course, the stamps and ink. so, with just a little of my card stock, I made this card.

Paper Pumpkin, July 2017, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I am thinking that I will be making this card for my July customers as a thank you.

 

Bonus Day coupon

 

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Diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Dianne

 

 

This and That – Some Special Things

Today I just want to remind you about a few special things going on.

Special Things  #1:

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.

Paper Pumpkin 3 months, Dtampin' Up! diannescards.com

 Special Things #2:

There is still time to get in on my ribbons share. You will get 2 years 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, diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

Special Thing #3:

There is a contest going on. Did you see my blog and video yesterday? I demonstrated how I stepped up a lovely, simple card in two different way. All you need to do is create a card then create a different, stepped up version of it. Send me pictures in an email. By next Saturday, I’ll draw a name from all the entrants and someone will win a Prize! And, be featured on my blog! HURRY! Email to [email protected]

Oh, here’s a link to the video. Step It Up Sunday – Daisy Delight

 

Last night there were fireworks we could see from our upper deck. I’m writing this post on a most beautiful Sunday afternoon. Hope it’s as nice where you are. Life is good.

Dianne

Paper Pumpkin, “It’s a Sara Thing”

***Read the whole post. There is information about a Paper Pumpkin give-away near the end!***

So excited! I always look forward to receiving my Paper Pumpkin kit. I knew it would be a special kit because our CEO, Sara Douglass, was involved in designing it. The kit definitely lives up to it’s promise! In addition to being very cool and edgy, there is a gift enclosed, FREE Watercolor Pencils! Does it get any better? I think not! This month’s kit contained lots of goodies. I couldn’t get them all in one photo!

Paper Pumpkin April 2017, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

 

Here’s the video from Paper Pumpkin that will show you all the assembly tips. They managed to get everything in one photo.

 

My Paper Pumpkin Cards:

I had so much fun with this kit! Notice my cards are a little different from Sara’s. I don’t always follow directions well!

 

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com, watercolor pencils

 

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin:

There are two different ways you can subscribe. You can get a subscription month to month. (Just go to paperpumpkin.com for this type of subscription.) Each month you will automatically be billed for your kit. It will come to your mailbox each month almost like magic You can stop or pause at any time. The second way to subscribe is to sign up for a Prepaid subscription. Kits will come for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or even a year. All paid at once with no worries!

Extra Perk for subscribers! Subscribers have access to a selection of past kits and refills.

 

Give Away!!

I have one extra of this Paper Pumpkin Kit. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before May 10, you could win this kit! Just subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, list me as your demonstrator and you are in the running. The only way to get this month’s kit is to currently be a subscriber. You had to have been subscribing by April 10. I am sure that refills for this kit will be limited, so this might be the only way you can get this kit. Good luck!!! (US residents only.)

Thanks,

Dianne

 

What Did I Do On Friday?

On Thursday I had four teeth pulled. Pretty much a lost day. So, what did I do on Friday?  More ice, some rinsing, nothing too strenuous. But, I was, according to my husband, “more alert”. I enjoyed some soup that good neighbors brought me. But, I was itching to do something “stampy”

Here’s task one. I’m reorganized my Paper Pumpkin stamps in my Project Life Album. I have a book set aside for that but decided to reorganize the stamps by category, rather than by just putting in the next month. Putting the stamps in a Project Life Album is such a great system – not original to me but one I embrace.

Organizing Paper Pumpkin Stamps:

Once I finish with my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit, I put the stamps in a Project Life Photo Pocket Page. Up until now, It’s been pretty random. I decided to organize them by occasion, holidays, birthday, etc.

    Old System:

Organizing Paper Pumpkin stamps, Project Life Album

Organizing Paper Pumpkin stamps:

If you are going to organize you stamps, first, gather them all together,Then sort them. Sometimes the sets cover multiple holidays or events, like thanks and birthday in the same set. So, some sets are broken up.

Here are the categories I ended up with:

  • Birthday
  • Thank You
  • Hello/Get Well / Thinking of You
  • Christmas / Fall Holidays
  • Valentine / Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day
  • Sympathy / Miscellaneous

Next I took some white board that you get in the packages of Designer Paper and created dividers.

I labeled the dividers, punched holes on the side,  and inserted them in the book.

Organizing Paper Pumpkin stamps, Project Life album

paper Pumpkin stamps organization, Project Life Albums

You may want to cut some card stock to place behind the stamps so that you can see them better.

Done!

Organizing Paper Pumpkin stamps, Project Life album

If you have the stamps organized in a way that makes sense to you, you will use them more often. I like to have my book out for all of my classes so that if folks want to change the sentiment, it’s easy for them.

What’s on for tomorrow?

I’m planning my Newsletter. Are you on my Newsletter mailing list? If you sign up by Tuesday morning at 10 AM, your name will be entered into a lottery for a package of Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape. All you have to do is go to the Subscribe button (even if you are already subscribed to my blog) and add Newsletter. if you can’t see the Subscribe button, just click here.

Hope you are having a good weekend. Remember to sign up for the Newsletter, all kinds of hints and tips.

Thanks,

Dianne

Santa’s Sleigh Meets Paper Pumpkin

In April, the Paper Pumpkin kit contained all the materials to make a fabulous spring wreath. (Be patient, Santa’s Sleigh is coming soon.)

April Paper Pumpkin kit, spring wreath

I think it is one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits. Since I always order two kits, I had an extra. One day recently I came upon the extra kit and decided to make it into a Christmas wreath! (See, I told you I would get to Santa’s Sleigh.)

What do you think? As nice as the spring wreath?

Santa's Sleigh Wreath, Paper Pumpkin kit

 

Santa’s Sleigh Wreath Assembly Tips:

I used LOTS of Glimmer papers and many of the Thinlits from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies set. I used Early Espresso Card Stock for the reindeer and decided it needed a little pizzazz. So, I used some glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and brushed it over the reindeer to give him a little shine.

Reindeer from Santa's Sleigh Wreath

Here’s the rundown for the other items:

Silver Glimmer Paper, body of sleigh from Santa’s Sleigh

Red Glimmer Paper, detail of sleigh from Santa’s Sleigh and word Joy from Wonderful Wreath Framelits

Gold Glimmer Paper, stars from Santa’s Sleigh

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, trees from Wonderful Wreath Framelits

 

Santa’s Sleigh Wreath Materials:

Unfortunately, the April Paper Pumpkin kits are no longer available…. one of the reasons that I get two kits each month!

Contest Reminder:

I have been having a few problems with the emailing of my blog posts so I have decided to extend my contest until Monday. I have a few entries but I’m waiting for yours! Check this blog post for details. Remember, the winner wins a package of Designer Series Paper. Nice prize, right!

Speaking of Designer Series Paper….

Until the end of this month, you can purchase 3 Designer Series Paper packages and then get a 4th one FREE. You can select four different ones, two each of two types, or three of one and one of another. You decide!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Paper PUmpkin BOGO sale

And last but not least, the Paper Pumpkin BOGO sale is running for just a few more days. If you are a new subscriber, buy one month and get the next FREE!!!! Can you do better than FREE? I think not!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Dianne