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February 2015 Paper Pumpkin

Here are some ideas for the February Paper Pumpkin kit.

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USING THE ACCORDION FOLD CARD IN THE KIT

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made according to the kit instructions

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made according to the kit unstructions, but with a different stamp on the front

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made according to the kit unstructions, but with Tangerine Tango and Basic Black

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colored backgrounds with markers instead of stamps; used THANKS negative space, Coastal Cabana thick twine on box

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cut the long accordion fold card into 4 small cards

DIFFERENT SIZED CARDS

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These fit into a standard letter sized envelope

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4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ cards

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5 x 7 card

GIFT BOXES

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Kraft Gift Box, organza ribbon colored with Bermuda Bay Blendabilities marker

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tag is stamped onto Tangerine Tango card stock with Lots of Thanks stamp set and cut with Decorative Label punch

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Tag-a-Bag Gift Box, Bermuda Bay 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; filler is filter paper cut with Fringe Scissors

HANGING SIGN

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Cut a piece of chipboard, cover it with card stock, add THANKS sheet negative space, hang with ribbon

Here are the supplies I used in addition to the Paper Pumpkin Kit:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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It’s a Paper Pumpkin Party!

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Paper Pumpkin + Sale-a-Bration

Right now until March 31, you can save $5 on a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription! Plus you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item! Who doesn’t love a sale plus free stuff? There is no obligation after your subscription ends, although I know you’ll want to keep it going because it’s just so much fun!

Paper Pumpkin + Party

Every month I host a party where we gather together to assemble our Paper Pumpkin kits.

– I’ll help you with your own Paper Pumpkin kit (Subscribers, bring your current kit to work on, scissors, and adhesive.)

– Everyone who comes can make projects from any of my past kits for a nominal fee (just $2.50 for most.)

– I’ll show you alternative ways to use your kits.

– There will be light refreshments. (Chocolate!)

Please join me Thursday evening, March 26, at 7pm for our next monthly gathering. RSVP by March 25.

If you are one of my local Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you get to attend my monthly Paper Pumpkin parties for FREE! We’ll assemble our kits together, and talk about alternative ways to use them. It’s a great way to escape for an evening of crafting fun.

If you are not one of my subscribers, there is a $5 fee to attend. Email me for payment information: candy@stampcandy.net.

Pumpkin What?

Are you wondering just what the heck Paper Pumpkin is? Well, it’s a little box of crafting goodness that comes to you in the mail each month. Each kit includes everything you need to complete that month’s project, except scissors and adhesive – sometimes they even include adhesive! Everything is cut and measured for you so all you have to do is stamp and assemble it. The stamp sets that come with the kits are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin. You’ll never see them again. And did I mention that subscribers, and only subscribers, may purchase past kits and kit refills? So many perks to subscribing! If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, and would like to see what all the fuss is about, come to one of our monthly parties and you can play with mine!

How do I get it?

Subscribing is very easy. 1) Add a prepaid subscription to any online order here. It applies toward your host rewards and your free Sale-a-bration items! 2) You’ll receive a confirmation email with a redemption code. 3) Go to the Paper Pumpkin web site here and enter the code. This is where you will enter your mailing address, etc. 4) You will soon begin receiving your kits in the mail. They usually ship mid-month.

Questions? I’m here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

email: candy@stampcandy.net

call/text: 404-661-5222

See it in action

Here’s a video showing the kit we received in January. It’s for Valentine’s Day, but can be altered for other occasions.

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Stamp-a-ma-jig 101

You know how I love my tools. One of my favorites is the Stamp-a-ma-jig. It is essential to lining up multiple stamped images, especially when using rubber stamps (not the clear photopolymer ones.) See my previous post here of a card on which I used this great little helper.

The Stamp-a-ma-jig has two pieces: the translucent plastic image sheet and the Jig itself.

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To begin, set the jig on a flat surface, then place the image sheet flat so that it butts up against the corner of the jig. Ink your stamp, line it up with the corner of the jig, and stamp onto the image sheet.

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Now lay the image sheet over your paper and line up the image where you want to stamp it. Place the jig next to the image sheet as it was before. Hold the jig in place and remove the image sheet.

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Now stamp the image, lining the stamp up the same way against the jig. Your stamped image will be exactly where you want it, assuming you didn’t allow the jig to move.

Continue in the same manner until all your images are stamped in place.

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On this card, I stamped the same image 5 times in different colors, cleaning the stamp between each stamp.

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I used washi tape to hold the paper down so it would be easier to line up the images.

To clean the image sheet, I use my Stampin’ Mist stamp cleaner and my Stampin’ Scrub – see yesterday’s post about how to use them. If you are stamping the same image multiple times, as I did here, you don’t have to clean the image sheet until you are through with that particular stamp. You can also use all four corners of the image sheet – a different stamp image on each corner.

I hope this was helpful and that you will use the Stamp-a-ma-jig on your stamping projects. It makes quick and easy work of lining up your images.                                       Click here to get yours today!

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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Stampin’ Scrub 101 Video

Hello, Stampers!

I’ve been stamping for close to 20 years now, and paper crafting all my life. I’ve owned just about every tool in existence at one time or another. And like so many crafters, I’ve been a bit of a collector. But not so much any more. Well, I supposed I’m still a collector, but only of Stampin’ Up! products. I’ve purged just about everything else. Why? Because of the superior quality of Stampin’ Up’s products…

Today I’m sharing an essential tool, the Stampin’ Scrub. While it’s a seemingly very straightforward kind of tool, it seems that every time I show someone how to use it, they are surprised about some of the details. Here’s a video showing the basics:

I hope you found this video useful. I love this tool, and I’m sure you will, too.

Click on the images below to get yours now!

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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Pals February 2015 Blog Hop


Welcome to the February Pals Blog Hop. This month we are sharing what we love – our favorite Stampin’ Up! products and our favorite crafting techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

Choosing a favorite Stampin’ Up! Product or technique is impossible. I love it all! So I decided to go with whatever mood struck me when I sat down to craft. Actually, I was inspired by the colors in this month’s blog hop badge, at the top of all of our posts today. 

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This card uses some wonderful tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Grid Paper, and Bone Folder. I consider using the Stamp-a-ma-jig a technique in itself. And who doesn’t love heat embossing? I think we’ve all experienced the excitement of watching the dull powder magically transform into a glossy, raised design. The Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist are absolutely essential for any stamping project – the stamps are cleaned thoroughly and conditioned at the same time. I use my bone folder as much as, or maybe even more than, my Paper Snips! And I always create on the Grid Paper – what a fabulous invention!

You’ll see that I have washi tape in the list at the bottom of this post, even though you don’t see it on the card. That’s because I used it more as a tool on this card, to hold the card in place while I worked on it, then removed it.

Check back for more details on how I used these tools.

The next stop is Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

Sweet Stamping!

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  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Amy Hoptay at Inking of you
  7. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  8. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Rae Harper at WildWestPaperArts.com
  11. September Gray at www.septembergray.com
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  26. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  27. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy   <—YOU ARE HERE
  28. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  31. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers

 

Here’s what I used:

 

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3-Month Paper Pumpkin On Sale!!!

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For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! has lowered the price of the 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. During Sale-A-Bration, which lasts through March 31, you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

They say all good things come in threes. Here are three things I know you’ll love about this deal:

  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. This price instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip straight to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.

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If you:

  • are overwhelmed with all the choices in the catalog, the easiest way to earn a free Sale-A-Bration product is with a 3 month prepaid subscription.
  • want to earn just one more free Sale-A-Bration product, add the 3-month subscription to your order.
  • already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, purchase a subscription as a gift for a friend, spouse, child, or parent so you have a crafting buddy every month.
  • have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is the perfect time. You can get a DISCOUNT, grab a FREE product, and get three months of papercrafting bliss!
  • are worried about the surprise factor of a subscription, ask me to show you some of the past projects, including card kits and home décor.

Everything you need is included in the kit, except scissors and adhesive. The stamp sets that come in the kits are ONLY available in the Paper Pumpkin kits – there is no other way to get them. You’ll also gain access to order past kits, refills, etc. – this is only available to subscribers. And did I mention the FREE SHIPPING? That’s right, shipping is included on all Paper Pumpkin subscriptions!

And did I mention…

  • Host Benefits: prepaid subscriptions can be added to workshop orders, which means that, as the host, you can earn benefits on Paper Pumpkin!
  • Uninterrupted Subscriptions: When you redeem your subscription on www.paperpumpkin.com, you can include your payment information at checkout to keep receiving your monthly kit once your prepaid subscription ends (although you aren’t required to give your payment information.)

Click the image now to start enjoying the fun of Paper Pumpkin during Sale-A-Bration! 

 

Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Includes Shipping)
137858  1 month $19.95
137859  3 months $59.85 $54.85
137860  6 months $113.70 — save $1 per month
137861  12 months $215.40 — save $2 per month

It’s So Easy!

  1. When you place your order through me, you’ll receive an e-mail with instructions and a redemption code to redeem the prepaid subscription.
  2. Then you’ll go to www.paperpumpkin.com and enter the redemption code.
  3. You’ll start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!

The Fine Print

  • Prepaid subscriptions can be purchased on all order types: workshop, individual, or online.
  • Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if you buy two six-month prepaid subscriptions, you’ll enter the first code and then after six months you’ll enter the second code.
  • Remember that shipping is included, so you don’t have to include shipping for a prepaid subscription on your order; however, you will need to include tax.
  • You can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You just purchase the prepaid subscription and, when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at www.paperpumpkin.com.
  • Redemption codes will become invalid if not used within three years of the purchase date (two years for residents of California.)
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