Heartfelt for Valentine’s Day

Are you ready to spread some love? That was my first thought when I saw the Global Design Project Color Challenge, since those colors just happened to be out on my desk anyway:

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This is the card that was born:

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You may notice an image that isn’t in the Heartfelt stamp set (the heart outline that says “with love”)…that was from the January “I’ll Bee Yours” Paper Pumpkin kit and coordinates with the Heart Punch Bundle, and it felt perfect for the project:IMG_4394-(W)

If you are planning to shoot a few Valentine cards off, you need to get your supplies ordered soon! IMG_4401

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Paper Pumpkin in the Park

PP PicnicFood and crafting are both more enjoyable with friends! That’s why I am excited to invite you to a Paper Pumpkin Picnic!

WHEN: Friday, August 10th

WHERE: Canyon View Park, Spanish Fork, UT

TIME: 11:30 AM

WHO: All Crafty Folks ~and wannabees! (the kids can come and play while you are creating) Invite your friends and family for a lovely lunch in the park!

WHAT: BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) and we’ll provide a (pumpkin) dessert

RSVP HERE or in the comments!

If you have past Paper Pumpkin kits you haven’t assembled, bring one along to put together. Remember your scissors and clear block!

NOT (yet) A PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBER? This is the perfect time to see what it’s all about! We’ll have extra projects for you to try FREE and best of all, it’s the perfect time to try it out because NEW subscribers can get their first month 50% when they subscribe by August 10th using Promo Code BLOOM0818

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Curious about Paper Pumpkin? Check out the adorable projects from the July 2018 kit:

Give My Regards to Broadway

My husband and I recently experienced New York City for the first time with our daughter and it was a surprisingly wonderful experience. From biking around Central Park to the Statue of Liberty, we painted the town for 3 days (and I found some creative juice)!

My favorite part had to be Broadway, though. I began my college career with the intent of studying musical theater, so that has a place in my heart. We only had time to see one show and we chose “Dear Evan Hansen”.

Do NOT miss the opportunity to see this incredible musical (by the same guys who wrote Greatest Showman) if you get the chance: But don’t make the mistake I did of going without a box of kleenex. And I *ugly cried*.

Today I wanted to pay tribute to that amazing vacation with a stamp, of course! So here’s one you are going to love playing with: The Broadway Bound suite from Stampin’ Up!

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This project was also inspired by the the #tgifc163 sketch challenge:

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You can download the tutorial for my Broadway Birthday Bag HERE.

Know what else is TOTALLY AWESOME about the Broadway Bound suite? The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to coordinate with it!

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Did you notice the “subscribe by” date? Yep, that’s TODAY. So if you are reading this after June 10th, you may have to cross your fingers that they have some kits left that they will post for sale around June 26th…but you still have to be a subscriber to order them, so what are you waiting for?

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Every Last Piece: Paper Pumpkin August 2017

When I opened the August Paper Pumpkin box yesterday, I decided I was going to finish the projects and use Every. Single. Piece.

Once I finished making a few of the cards as shown in the kit, I got a little more creative (as shared yesterday) and finished off the cards but still had die cuts and leaf stickers left over! So I grabbed some whisper white card stock, some painter’s tape, some sponge daubers and 3 ink pads: Peekabook Peach, Pool Party and Pear Pizazz (not included in the kit). Here’s what I did:

I taped the edges of the paper down and used the empty die-cut pages as a stencil for sponging flowers! Add a few leaves and sponge around the edges, and when you peel back the tape, it gives the illusion of layers…pretty neat, eh?

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All I had to do next was add the pre-printed sentiment die cuts and embellish with the leftover goodies: IMG_5047

All left-over leaves and flowers found their way onto the envelopes:

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If you are ready to try your hands at a SUPER SENSATIONAL monthly craft kit delivered to your mailbox, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before September 10th using Promo Code HALFOFF0917 to get your first kit (September 2017) for 50% off!

Then stalk your mailbox for a thank you card from me (maybe one of these!) while you wait for your first kit to arrive. Shareables-1_PP_Sept_Promo_Aug0817

Fall into Paper Pumpkin Savings

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Creativity is made easier when you have a kit to work with: And today I’ve been playing with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. These projects put the finishing touches on summer, and I’m looking forward to sending YOU one of the cards I created when YOU subscribe to Paper Pumpkin!

I showed how to make this double-fold card on my Facebook Page today: You may want to watch the video to see the surprise inside and find out how to enter my GIVEAWAY!

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If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, NOW is a great time to subscribe and get the September Kit for just $10 when you use Promo Code HALFOFF0917 .  You’ll start a collection of fabulous stamp sets and ink spots for your crafting cupboards, as well~ every kit includes an exclusive stamp set and no ink spot color is repeated in 12 months.

Check back tomorrow to see how I was able to use EVERY PIECE of this kit to make even more amazing cards! Thanks for choosing me as your Paper Pumpkin (by Stampin’ Up!) Demonstrator…your support means the world to me.

Crafting Out of the Box

Some folks like to follow a recipe and others enjoy creating something from scratch: With a Paper Pumpkin kit, you can do either…or both!

The June Paper Pumpkin kit was fabulous for summertime celebrations (see the video I shared on June 19th)…here are the projects as shown in the kit~ it had supplies for 6 cards and 4 bags:

Then it was time to try mixing it up a little! What else could I do with just the items in the kit, but not make them all the same? Let’s see…

Made a few different tags and cards, then put the banner on the INSIDE of the card to pop up when the recipient opens it!

Once you’ve created all the projects in your kit, you still have the stamp set and ink spot(s) left over, so add a little more card stock, a different color of ink and maybe a few accessories and keep on creating:

It’s almost MORE fun to find different ways to use the supplies than it is to follow the instructions! Should you need more inspiration, may I suggest joining the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club group on Facebook? You’ll be blown away at the creativity shared by other crafters with their kits~ and find hundreds of ways to get the most of your Paper Pumpkin kit!

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before July 10th to get the next awesome kit for yourself or a friend.

One in a Melon

At our house, everyone knows that MOM goes to the mailbox~ and on happy days when there is a red box inside, it’s like my birthday!

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I may have squealed out loud when I saw the new box design! Polka-dots!

And check out what is inside…it’s One in a Melon!

I can take this box with me (plus a pair of scissors) to the ballgame, in the car on a road trip or even poolside to craft while I’m enjoying the season’s best activities because it has everything I need.

Once I’ve created the projects in the kit, I can use the stamps and ink to create other projects: I’ll share some later this week, but here are a few alternate projects from Stampin’ Up!

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Ready to find a Paper Pumpkin in your mailbox? Subscribe HERE and your July Kit will ship after July 10th!

 

March (Paper Pumpkin) Madness

My March Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail yesterday and so I pushed EVERYTHING aside to create (and by that I mean I literally shoved things off my desk and onto the floor…)

It was my goal to use EVERY. SINGLE. PIECE. in the kit and I am proud to say “Mission Accomplished”!

I posted them over on my Creative Juice Facebook page individually, but here’s a collage to inspire your own creativity:

For one of the gift card holders, I made it into a Mother’s Day coupon book (lots of free printable coupons out there, but the one I used was from I Should Be Mopping the Floor and just printed them in B&W, two sheets to a page so I could cut and bind them in the middle. 

Not a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber yet? Don’t miss another one (especially not the April kit, which will include a FREE GIFT to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Paper Pumpkin!):

I’m off to pick up the floor in my office now…

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Love Your Mailbox

If I could crochet, I’d make one of these for my mailbox:
“WHY?” you may ask…we’ll let me tell you:

Once a month I go to my mailbox and it gives me a beautiful RED BOX like this: 
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And inside this box is a magical creative escape!

I’ve told you about My Paper Pumpkin before, and you may be thinking “But you are always making something crafty…what’s so special about this box?” and the answer is: “But I don’t have to cut any paper or come up with a new idea…I just open the box and create something that is prepared for me!”

And that’s why I want to thank my mailbox. I think it should know how much I love it.

If you want to love YOUR mailbox as much as mine (but don’t want to crochet a blanket for it), then you can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, too: https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=810

Check out the AWESOME Pinterest board of all things Paper Pumpkin here:  
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You can now pre-pay for subscriptions too:
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These can be ordered on my website or at a workshop!
 You will get an email with a code to enter at MyPaperPumpkin.com to redeem for your subscription. 

Subscribe by July 10th to receive the July Paper Pumpkin kit (rumor has it you don’t want to miss it!)
Subscribe by July 27th for a FREE GIFT from me to help you organize your Paper Pumpkin stamps!

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Your Creative Carriage Awaits

Cinderella was tired of washing dishes, scrubbing floors, folding laundry and waiting on her cruel step-sisters hand and foot: She dreamed of escaping her every day drudgery! When the pumpkin i her garden was magically transformed into a carriage (designed to whisk her away to a fairytale castle) she happily hopped aboard.

Don’t let your “Paper Pumpkin” drive past 
without jumping in!

Q: What is My Paper Pumpkin

A: Each month, a unique kit arrives at your door in a beautiful red box and contains stamps, ink, paper and accessories (everything except adhesive)…everything you need for a 30-minute creative escape! What could the project be? Cards, Journals, Decor, and more! And everything is color-coordinated, measured and cut for you.

Q: How much does My Paper Pumpkin cost? 

A: Membership is $19.95 per month (including shipping!) and you can continue as long as you’d like, or cancel at any time. You can also skip a month, too! You must sign up for a kit by the 10th so it can ship around the 15th. There is also a Trial Kit for just $16.95:

Q: Who should try My Paper Pumpkin

A: Anyone who desires a creative escape! It makes a GREAT GIFT, too.

Q: How do I sign up for My Paper Pumpkin

A: Click on the link above (or the Paper Pumpkin Logo) and select Loni Spendlove as your demonstrator after you enter your payment information. SIGN UP TODAY as the first kit will ship in March 2013!

Here’s a peek into the Welcome Kit from My Paper Pumpkin: You can see it includes stamps, ink, paper, embellishments and even a clear block, as all stamps in MPP kits will be clear mount!

Go ahead, you have my permission to break away from the mundane and bring some Pumpkin magic into your life!

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