Project Winter Part Two

It’s time for project Winter part two.  This is part two of The Winter Wonders Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Last month Paper Pumpkin had part one that consisted of cards.  This month, the kit will focus on tags. The kit makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.  The coordinating colors are Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce.

Even if you were not able to get the Paper Pumpkin last month, you can still enjoy this kit.  It has some beautiful coordinating colors and you can always build from that.  When you add additional embellishments or supplies, you can create so much more than you anticipated.  

If you are a tag person like me, you will love this kit.  I’m not sure what is in it yet, but I know it’s going to be great because the holidays produce some of the best Paper Pumpkin kits.  If you are not a subscriber, you will need to subscribe by November 10th in order to take advantage of project Winter part two.

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Fall Gift Bundle

As we continue through Summer, I am realizing that Fall is just around the corner.  That means preparing for all our Fall projects with Paper Pumpkin and the new Fall gift bundle.

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin has got you covered.  The new bundle is coming in August.  The Paper Pumpkin kit for August is called Gift of Fall and it actually is part of a bundle.  Something new from Stampin’ Up! for the month of August.  Take a look below at the sneak peek.

To be able to purchase the add-on bundle, you need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here by August 10th.  Remember, we are approaching the holiday season and these are just more projects you can use for inspiration and creativity this season.  The colors are so rich and inviting.



Alpine Adventure Sampler – 12 Weeks of Christmas Project 11

The Alpine Adventure Sampler is another great holiday gift for anyone on your list.  This is almost the end of my holiday inspiration.  Therefore, next week is the last project of my 12 Weeks of Christmas.  You are probably all ready for the holidays and looking forward to spending time with family.  I hope you enjoy these last two weeks and wish you Happy Holidays.

Alpine Adventure Sampler – All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®


Stamp Sets – Alpine Adventure (147742); At Home with You (143681)
Cardstock –  Cherry Cobbler (119685); Crumb Cake (120953); Early Espresso (119686); Garden Green (102584); Soft Suede (115318); Whisper White (100730) so, another, also, even more, because
Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (147083); Garden Green (147089); Soft Suede (147115); Tuxedo Black Memento (132708)
Stampin’ Blends Markers: Basic Black Light (147940); Soft Suede Combo (147273)
Miscellaneous – Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (149903); Festive Farmhouse DSP (147820); Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP (147809); Alpine Sports Framelits (147916); At Home Framelits Dies (143727); Layering Ovals Framelits (141706); Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851); Seasonal Layers Thinlits(143751); Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897); Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape (148079); Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (145648); Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139672); Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158); Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108); SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995); Simply Scored Scoreboard (122334); Big Shot (143263); (shadowbox frame)

  • Early Espresso:       8” x 8”
  • Crumb Cake:           2 7/16” x 4 7/8”; 2 7/8” x 4 1/4″
  • Whisper White:       2 7/16” x 2 7/16”; scraps for die-cuts
  • Cherry Cobbler:       scraps for die-cuts
  • Garden Green:        scraps for die-cuts
  • Soft Suede:             scraps for die-cuts
  • DSP:                      2 7/16” x 2 7/16” (cut 4); 2 7/16” x 4 7/8” (cut 1)          
  1. First of all, Score Early Espresso at 1/4”, 2 3/4, 5 1/4″, and 7 3/4″.  Rotate and repeat scoring to create a subtle grid pattern.  Use this grid to align the panels of the sampler.
  2. For gifts panel (bottom left), stamp gifts on Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  Die-cut or fussy-cut.  Die cut Whisper White oval and Garden Green scalloped oval with Layering Ovals Framelits.  Adhere ovals together and adhere gifts to layered ovals.  Add three strips of washi tape to the center of DSP.  Also, adhere gift layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then adhere to Early Espresso sampler base with Tear & Tape.
  3. For tree panel (bottom middle), adhere DSP to sampler base with Tear & Tape.
  4. For door panel (bottom right), emboss larger Crumb Cake panel with Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.  Hence, on smaller Crumb Cake panel, stamp door from At Home with You with Tuxedo Black.  Allow the right side of the door to stamp off the edge.  Die-cut door with At Home Framelits Dies; color with Stampin’ Blends Markers and adhere to embossed panel.  Stamp wreath and berries with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White scraps; die-cut.  Then, stamp bells with Tuxedo Black on Whisper White scrap; die-cut and color with Basic Black Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Adhere wreath and bells to door with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, adhere to sampler base with Tear & Tape.  Ink sled with Basic Black and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers; stamp on Whisper White scrap and die-cut with Alpine Sports Framelits.  Lastly, adhere to sampler base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. For “Christmas Greetings” panel (middle), emboss 2 7/16” Whisper White square with Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Stamp sentiment with Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White scrap.  For the sentiement, die-cut sentiment oval and Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval with Layering Ovals Framelits.  Use your adhesive to adhere ovals together.  Die-cut holly leaves with Alpine Sports Framelits; adhere behind ovals.  Adhere sentiment layer to embossed square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere to sampler base with Tear & Tape. So another is also a good
  6. For ski/snowshoe panel (top left), stamp skis and snowshoes on Whisper White scraps with Soft Soft Suede.  Stamp ski bindings with Tuxedo Black.  Stamp wreath on Whisper White scrap with Garden Green.  Die-cut all stamped images with Alpine Sports Framelits.  Die-cut bow from Cherry Cobbler scrap with Alpine Sports Framelits.  Adhere die-cuts to 2 7/16” x 4 7/8” DSP panel with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then adhere panel to sampler base with Tear & Tape.
  7. For snowflake panel (top middle), adhere DSP to sampler base with Tear & Tape.  Die-cut 3 snowflakes from Whisper White scraps with Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Adhere to the panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  8. For pinecone panel (top right), die-cut Whisper White oval and Garden Green scalloped oval; adhere ovals together.  Die-cut pinecone and bow from Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler scraps with Pretty Pines Thinlits.  So, adhere pinecone and bow to layered ovals.  You can also adhere to sampler base with Tear & Tape.
  9. Add Wink of Stella to images (pinecone, berries, bells, holly leaves).
  10. Finally, display in a shadowbox frame and enjoy!

Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative because you can just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created it and can be proud.  

You can also order any of the items from my online store. 

Candy Cane Season

Candy Cane Season

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

There is so much you can do with the Candy Cane Season stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  Combine it with the Candy Cane Builder Punch from my online store and you can create so many wonderful cards this holiday season.  

Stamp Sets: Candy Cane Season (147692 – photopolymer)
Inks: Poppy Parade (147050), Shaded Spruce (147088), & Gray Granite (147118) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Poppy Parade (119793), and Shaded Spruce (146981) cardstock
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Silver & Whisper White Silver Baker’sTwine (145569)
Other: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Candy Cane Builder Punch (148011), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122234), Paper Snips (103579)


• Poppy Parade: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and folded at 4-1/4” (card base)
• Shaded Spruce: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”, and strip that is 5/8” wide
• Whisper White: 5” x 3-3/4”, strip that is 1/2” wide, and scrap for stamping the candy cane

  1. Stamp the ‘ho ho’ stamp onto the large piece of Whisper White cardstock using Gray Granite ink. Using your SNAIL, glue this piece to the Shaded Spruce cardstock, and then glue the entire layer to the card base.
  2. Stamp the striped candy cane stamp onto your scrap paper using Poppy Parade ink. Stamp the outline around it using the same colour. *Note* It can be tricky lining up the stripes with the outline. You may want to practice on scrap paper first, OR just stamp the lines without the outline.
  3. Punch the candy cane using the Candy Cane Builder Punch.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto the strip of Whisper White cardstock using Shaded Spruce ink.
  5. Using the Banner Triple Punch, punch notches into the ends of the strips of Whisper White and Shaded Spruce cardstock. See the photo for placement of the sentiment because you don’t want to cut off too much cardstock as the candy cane will then cover the sentiment. Glue the two layers together, and trim to fit the card.
  6. Glue the stamped cardstock to the Early Espresso cardstock using SNAIL, and the entire piece to the Tranquil Tide card base.
  7. Adhere the sentiment layer and the candy cane to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  8. Tie a bow in a 6-8” piece of silver Baker’s Twine, and adhere to the candy cane with a glue dot. Add five rhinestones of various sizes to the card.

3D Gift Bag

Bring on the Presents 3D Gift Bag

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!®

This is a great 3D Gift Bag to use for anyone on your holiday gift list.  The 3D bow adds dimension to the project and gives you the wow factor for your family and friends.  You can create a bunch of them and keep them on hand all season long. Take a look at the bow up close and see how beautiful it is.  You can get the stamp set and All The Presents Thinlits in a bundle and save 10%.

Here are the ingredients for the 3D Gift Bag

Stamp Sets – Bring on the Presents (147767, or bundle with All the Presents Thinlits Dies- 149926)
Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
Stamp Pads – Staz-On Black (101406); Real Red (147084)
Misc. – Striped Treat Bags (144255); Gold Foil Paper (132622); Gold Glimmer Paper (146958); Window Sheets (142314); Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends- Dark (144575); All the Presents Thinlits Dies (147917); Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape (148079); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Liquid Glue (110755); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Paper Snips (103579)

Whisper White Cardstock- 3” x 2”
Gold Foil Paper- Scrap piece approx. ½” x 2 ½”
Gold Glimmer Paper- approx. 4” x 2 ½”
Window Sheet- approx. 4” x 2 ½”

  • Stamp your two bow pieces on the window sheet using Staz-On black ink. Keep your hand steady because it’s slippery- or use your Stamparatus to get a good stamped image.
  • Flip them over and color with your Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and set aside to let it dry. The coloring will look streaky but once you add the glimmer paper under it, it won’t show.
  • Use the Suite Season Specialty Washi Tape in the polka dot print over each of the gold stripes on your bag. Just cut the ends with your paper snips and rub your finger over the tape to the ends of the bag to make sure it sticks well.
  • Stamp your To: From: sentiment in the middle of your Whisper White tag.
  • Die cut the border using the die from All the Presents die set in Gold Foil Paper. Adhere that border to the bottom of the tag using liquid glue. Snip ends with paper snips to be even with the tag.
  • Die cut both bows on the window sheet and one of each of the bows from the Gold Glimmer Paper. Then, attach the small window sheet bow (stamped side up) to the small glimmer paper blow using glue dots. The glue dots will be invisible. Do the same for the bigger bow. Attach the small bow to the bigger bow with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Attach the bow combo to the top of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach the tag to your 3D Gift Bag.

Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!  Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my ONLINE STORE.