Half-Price Paper Pumpkin…and a Free Gift?

Seriously, what are you WAITING for? This is better than a presidential invitation!


When you sign up by September 10th, you also get a FREE Framed Love Paper Pumpkin Kit:
We are betting that you’ll love My Paper Pumpkin so much (and want to continue subscribing) that we are willing to give it to you {almost} free. I love getting that little red box in the mail each month and let me give you a little hint: If you love giving Halloween treats, you’re not going to want to miss the September kit (which you have to pay for by September 10th anyway!).
How about another tip? If you host a $400 Stampin’ Up! party, you get to choose a 1/2 price item: You *could* choose a 3, 6, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription and get it 50% off for up to a whole year!!
C’mon and try it…I know you’ll love it!

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Don’t Miss Another Month of Paper Pumpkin!

We interrupt this blog to bring you a Public Service Announcement: The dangers of missing another month of My Paper Pumpkin are very serious, folks! Do NOT let this happen to you or someone you love:

To assist you in preventing loss of income, health or happiness, Stampin’ Up! has offered to let you receive your first two months at 50% off (new subscriptions only) when you subscribe by September 10th…just enter code HALFOFF2 when you subscribe.


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Polka Dots on My Paper Pumpkin

I was pretty excited about the February Paper Pumpkin kit! Since I needed a bag for a thank you gift, I pulled it out and played with it today.

As I was assembling the letters to say “THANKS”, I realized that the piece of paper they came on was a perfect polka dot template:

You do need to flip it around to get each corner, but it worked perfectly with a little sponging. I guess you could use the Pistachio Pudding ink spot that came with the kit to do this, too, but I didn’t think of it until afterward.

Since it was a flower-themed gift, I just punched out a few flowers with the Fancy Flower punch (item #118073) for the letters and everything else was in the kit!

The lighting seems a little weird today, so apologies for that, but I think you get the idea 🙂

Here’s a look at the February Kit (unless you just signed up for Paper Pumpkin, in which case you received the Welcome Kit):

Thanks for choosing Loni Spendlove as your demonstrator when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin! And FYI: signing up before March 31, 2014 means you get a set of markers FREE in your Welcome Kit…
Do it NOW!

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5 Ways on Fridays: My Paper Pumpkin

I look forward to receiving my RED My Paper Pumpkin BOX every month in the mail because I love surprises and I love a craft project that is prepared for me (instead of having to cut and prepare it myself) And some GREAT NEWS:

When you are a NEW subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin before February 10, 2014, you’ll get a set of 2012-14 In-Color Markers FREE (a $14.95 value!). Not only that, but ALL FUTURE SUBSCRIPTIONS are twice as cool as ever before! Trust me…I got a sneak peek at Leadership and I loved them so much, I’ve changed my subscription to 2 boxes every month 🙂

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, the first kit you get is the welcome kit which makes the following cards, but Paper Pumpkin could be anything: banners, mini-albums, bags/tags, etc. Here are 5 Ways to get the most out of your kit:

1. Think outside the box: Turn your card sideways, play with the pieces, don’t follow the instructions! You’ll find hundreds of samples online, but here are mine:

2. Think INSIDE the box. Sarah instructs us how to turn a card into a box on her blog:

3. Use the pieces for a scrapbook page layout as Rachel Tessman did here:

4. Use up the scraps! No naked envelopes! Just follow this great tip from Julie Davison:

(Note: If you are mailing the card, just stamp on it, as the die cuts would come off in transit)
5. Give the Gift of Creativity! It’s your best friends birthday next month? Order an extra kit to give to her! Mother’s Day? Subscribe for your wife or mother and they will feel the love every month when that awesome red box arrives in the mail! My Paper Pumpkin was one of Studio 5’s “Top Subscription Box” picks!


More Paper Pumpkin Info:

  • Frequently Asked Questions…answered here!
  • Check out the November Kit Video: It was one of the most loved kits so far.
  • NEVER cancel your subscription: If you need to skip a month (or two), just edit your account and change the quantity to “0”. Then when you are ready to start up again, you won’t get a duplicate welcome kit, but can jump right into whatever crafting joy with the current kit!
  • Who Needs a Prince?  Video by my Canadian friend Carolyn & convention commercial winner!
  • More details & SUBSCRIPTION page at www.mypaperpumpkin.com I would love to send you a Thank You card when you choose me (Loni Spendlove) as your demonstrator! 

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Sketchin’ It Today…

Just having fun with the sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary today…one super simple version and another simply simple for CCMC263:

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!):
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit (For more info on My Paper Pumpkin, read THIS POST)
Ink: Whisper White & Early Espresso stamp pads
Paper: Early Espresso card stock and Soho Subway Designer Series Paper (130140)
Accessories: Epic Day Washi Tape (131269) and Hardware Clips Essentials (129964)

Card Recipe (all from SU!):
Stamps: Too Kind and Loving Thoughts
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzaz and Always Artichoke
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch (120907), 1-3/8″ circle punch (119860), Paper Piercing Tool, Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118318), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (129984), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) 

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No Excuses Crafting

As mentioned in this post, Paper Pumpkin is the answer to EVERY excuse you could give for NOT being crafty…and while it’s an awesome deal at the regular price ($19.95/month), for just a few more days it’s a KILLER deal for just $10 for the first two months you try it!!! WHY NOT TRY IT???

Seriously, it’s a fabulous chance to give yourself (or a friend) 30 minutes of creative fun and it comes with everything you need to get started except scissors and adhesive. I’m pretty sure that  you have scissors lying around your house somewhere, so let me make this a NO BRAINER decision and tell you that anyone who signs up for My Paper Pumpkin (yes, just click those words or the image above and they’ll take you to the magic kingdom to sign up…) with me before August 31 (make sure to enter the code PUMPKINDEAL when checking out), will receive a Stampin’ Up! Glue Stick  in the mail. No more excuses. Go now.

You’re still here? If you have questions, let’s see if this FAQ answers them.

Q: What is My Paper Pumpkin? 
A: A monthly creative escape: A crafting kit with EVERYTHING prepared for you to make something magically beautiful!
Q: What comes in a Paper Pumpkin Kit?
A: It’s a surprise each month! There have been card kits, journal kits, small scrapbooks, cake toppers…the anticipation is half the fun! You’ll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories and more. And I’m sending you a glue stick. 
Q: Will it come every month?
A: Your subscription is on auto renew so it will ship every month on or around the 15th. You can skip a month or cancel at any time. Just log on to your account and click “manage my pumpkin” on or before the 10th of the month to skip that month or cancel.
Q: When will I be billed?
A: Your credit card will be charged when your Paper Pumpkin is shipped (after the 11th of the month) and you will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged.
Q: Does my Paper Pumpkin project come with instructions? 
A: Yes, of course it does. The instructions will tell you everything you need to know. And they are so easy to follow-we promise.
Q: How much does a Paper Pumpkin membership cost each month? 
A: A Paper Pumpkin subscription is $19.95 per month +tax. Shipping is already included! If you subscribe before August 31, 2013 you will get the first two months for just $10 each (then it will return to $19.95 for the duration of your subscription. Remember to enter code PUMPKINDEAL

Q: How do I start my Paper Pumpkin membership?  
A: Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up-it’s that easy!
Q: What is the return policy? 
A: If you are not thrilled with your Paper Pumpkin, please call us at 1-800-STAMP UP, we’ll chat and be your fairy godmother to make your wishes come true.
Q: What is the Welcome Kit? 
A: The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. This initial kit is the same for everyone, regardless of which month you subscribe. If you are a new member, we’ll send the Welcome kit to you for your first month. Bonus! the Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

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Who Needs a Prince?

My sweet friend Carolyn from Canada and her talented daughter Jenna created this fun commercial (and took 4th place in the SU! Commercial Contest at convention for it!). It pretty much sums up how I feel when I get My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail each month!!

What’s even BETTER is that MPP currently has a special offer: 
When you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin before August 31st, you can get TWO MONTHS for half price (only $10 each month)~ A fabulous opportunity to treat yourself or a friend to a monthly creative escape!! 
To get the deal, enter PUMPKINDEAL as the promo code. 

Here’s the July Paper Pumpkin kit…a party in a box! 
Every month is a different surprise and you won’t want to miss any more 🙂
VISIT My Paper Pumpkin to learn more!

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Departing from "Normal" with My Paper Pumpkin

Pop Quiz! Yes or No…have you ever thought to yourself:

  • “I’d love to make cards but I don’t have the time”
  • “There is no space in my house to craft”
  • “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”
  • “Stamping looks expensive and I don’t have the $$ to start a hobby like that!”

If you answered YES to any of those questions, read on Friend!

I’ve been enjoying My Paper Pumpkin, the new “Kit of the Month” program for people who have had the thoughts above…so let’s quickly dispel any negative vibes by comforting the fore-mentioned concerns:

  • No Time? Each kit is designed to be finished in 30 minutes or less
  • No Space? A year’s worth of supplies (MPP provides EVERYTHING you need–except scissors & adhesive) would fit inside a SHOEBOX…the things you create will be things you use or share (could be cards, journals, home decor, gifts, etc)
  • Not Creative? You can COPY the design/instructions included in each kit, or, as your creative muscles build strength, shake it up a bit (see samples below).
  • No Dough $? At $19.95 (plus tax) MPP is about the same cost as going out to lunch with friends, but you’ll have some cool finished projects to share with those friends and lots of supplies remaining to use again in the future!

This was the card designed for April’s kit that I just got in the mail last week:

Because I don’t like “naked” envelopes, you’ll see I’ve dressed  up each one below the cards 🙂
The kit included supplies to create 4 cards, and you are welcome to make them all the same, but using the kit, here are a few other “versions” I created as a departure from the NORM…as you gain confidence, you’ll find yourself mixing it up, too!

For the next one I pulled out the stamps from the Welcome Kit (which is the first one you’d receive when you subscribe) to use…you’ll be able to mix and match supplies throughout the year!

Everything is cut and prepared for you to use…the only things you need to add are scissors (surely you have those laying around somewhere!) and adhesive (I prefer SNAIL from Stampin’ Up!).

Once you are done creating, you could find a box to store your stamps in, but if you subscribe through me, I’ll happily send you a case for your storage as a THANK YOU gift :

And before I forget: Did I mention that you can cancel your membership at any time? Or even just put your order on hold for a month? My Paper Pumpkin is as flexible as you are! Just make sure that you change your subscription before the 10th of the month. You could even ADD a kit one month to give as a gift (or two, or three…)

For more information or to give it a whirl, CLICK HERE. And if you are looking for a gift that “keeps on giving”, why not try it for a mom, sister, daughter, husband or friend? Chances are, they’ll love it too!

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The Whole Kit & Kaboodle

Did you know we have all sorts of KITS at Stampin’ Up! to make your crafting simple and enjoyable? I really love this new All Dolled Up kit that was created by Chris G, a fellow demonstrator from Ohio which creates 6 feminine birthday cards in minutes:
It comes with everything shown for just $15.95 (item 133913)…all you will need is a clear block (D or H recommended) and adhesive. With everything cut and prepared for you, you will feel the joy of creativity immediately 🙂
That’s not the only kit waiting to help you capture your creativity with ease…have you ordered “This & That”? It’s 15% off the whole bundle when you order it before April 30th!
This & That

The thing that makes me the most giddy in this kit is that little rotary stamp!! I’m using my kit to capture the thrill of Stampin’ Up! Convention in July, but I’d love to hear what you are going to do with yours…

Speaking of limited time, the Sent with Love bundle is going to be flying away at the end of the month, too. These are just a few of the cards you could create with the bundle, but you can purchase the stamps and paper separately, should you want to stock up for future creations:

But wait, there’s more! You may have heard about the “gift that keeps on giving”, but Stampin’ Up! really has it with My Paper Pumpkin…

Guys…don’t just give ONE gift to your gal for mother’s day or her birthday: Subscribe for a whole year at My Paper Pumpkin and be sure to select Loni Spendlove as your demonstrator!

Just want to give My Paper Pumpkin a try or give one kit as a gift? Choose the “Try It” Kit that you can add to any order (item 132600) OR you can sign up and cancel at any time.

All this and more can be found in my store. Thanks for stopping by today!
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