Thursday, May 28, 2015

Maritime Thanks

I promised you these last week, but then I forgot the box at work and had no pictures! Well I got them back, so here we go!

This was a custom commission for a friend who needed a whole pile of Thank You cards. I decided to make it extra special by using the treat bag thinlit to make the outside, and then have the actual "card" pull out of it. The Maritime DSP (retiring) and Sea Street stamp set (which will still be available) brought the whole thing together.




I couldn't resist adding a special knot to the front (the thank you cards are going to a group of Scouts after all). I LOVE how easy the thick bakers twine is to work with for these special embellishments.


Each card was actually unique, with the variety in the DSP and a couple colours of twine it was easy to make each one different.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Weekly Deals: May 26 - June 1

More awesome Weekly Deals for you too! Click directly on any of the items below to be taken to that page on the online store and use the hostess code "WBF4DWV7" for your extra goodies.


It's not to late to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin using the coupon code "SAVE50" and get 50% off your first two months! These kits are a fabulous deal, and a ton of don't miss fun sent to your door every month!



Don't forget to get your retired items while they're still around, June 2 is coming up fast and furious!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Reinking Your Ink Pads

I shot this quick video in class the other day and thought you would all like to see it! Reinking your pads is soooo important, and makes a huge difference in your stamped images. You can see by these photos just how much...



Each of those pads seemed just fine when I looked at it and stamped with it. Then I reinked and stamped again... What a difference! I strongly recommend always getting a reinker when you get an ink pad. They're not expensive and are so useful (not just for reinking, there's lots of other techniques you can use them for).



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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekly Deals: May 19 - 25

More awesome Weekly Deals for you too! Click directly on any of the items below to be taken to that page on the online store and use the hostess code "WBF4DWV7" for your extra goodies.


I actually used the Maritime DSP to mass produce some thank you cards for a friend, check back tomorrow to see them!

Of course you can still subscribe to Paper Pumpkin using the coupon code "SAVE50" and get 50% off your first two months! These kits are a fabulous deal, and a ton of don't miss fun sent to your door every month!



Don't forget to get your retired items while they're still around, June 2 is coming up fast and furious!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop - Retirement Blues

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 Such a bittersweet time of year... So much excitement about new products and a new catalogue, but so much sadness about losing old favourites. And those favourites is what this blog hop is all about, we're sharing out favourite retiring products, the ones we're sure to miss.

You probably got here from Deb's blog, so welcome!

My first two cards were a custom commission for a friend. He wanted custom cards for his mother and mother in law. I love doing custom commissions because I get to play with any of my products, and don't have to worry about them being current at all.

For the first one, my retiring products are the Apothecary Framelits, and the Dictionary background stamp. I did throw in some of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim that's carrying over from the Occasions Catalogue into the new Annual Catty!


This card is a little more subtle. I used some retired ribbon, but what I actually wanted to show was the colours. All of these colours are sticking around, but I found the combination using the Color Coach. This tool is invaluable to finding new colour combinations, and I'll be sad to see it go.


Last but not least, I used the retiring In Color Sequins to add a pop to this fun bokeh card! We're making this card at Technique Club next week, and I'm totally stoked! I'm also excited that the letters framelits are carrying over, and there's something new and awesome that coordinates with them as well... stay tuned for more on that!


Thanks for checking out my projects, now you can hop along to Gail's blog, or go backwards to Deb's. Any of the available products I used are available to order through your demonstrator.

Butterfly Bash

I'm so excited to be hosting my first party next week! I've never actually held one, I've always done classes instead, but I'm so excited!

My hostess is really excited about the butterfly stamps, punches, and dies, so I focused on those for my make and take. Didn't it turn out super awesome?


If you'd like to participate in this fun party, you can either email me an order or place an order online using the hostess code "WBF4DWV7". When you do, I'll send you all the pieces you need to make this card and a special gift!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weekly Deals: May 12 - 18

Did you miss the big Paper Pumpkin sale? All is not lost! You can subscribe using the coupon code "SAVE50" and get 50% off your first two months!


More awesome Weekly Deals for you too! Click directly on any of the items below to be taken to that page on the online store and use the hostess code "WBF4DWV7" for your extra goodies.


Don't forget to get your retired items while they're still around!

As always, you can click to order current products onlinesubscribe to My Paper Pumpkinbecome a demonstrator, and contact me.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Wrap Up

I wanted to share a little bit of my life and show off some cards I didn't make. My sister and her partner came by my place for a night last week, and I suggested they make Mother's Day cards.


I asked them what they wanted, and my sister wanted little hearts, and they each had some specific images they wanted to include (safari animals for my sister, and a cruise ship for her partner). They picked their colours (from the colour coach, which I'm going to miss SO much when it retires, I'll definitely keep using it) and I helped them make these cute shaker cards!


Then on Sunday, I unexpectedly had the day off, so we all met up at the beach for a picnic! Happy Mother's Day mom!


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Friday, May 8, 2015

24 Hour Sale (Spoiler Alert)


This is the greatest sale we've ever had on Paper Pumpkin! AAAAAAND we got a sneak preview of the new kit for May! You aren't going to want to miss this one, but if you don't want to see it ahead of time, look away now!

You get all these supplies, ink, paper, ribbon, a fun stamp set...


To make four gift bags and six cards!


You can also use the supplies to make some alternate cards and other fun things...







So don't miss out! Subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, use the coupon code "24HOURS" and get your kit for only $7!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Weekly Deals: May 5 - 11

More awesome Weekly Deals for you! Click directly on any of the items below to be taken to that page on the online store and use the hostess code "7N362PHY" for your extra goodies.


Don't forget to get your retired items while they're still around too!

As always, you can click to order current products onlinesubscribe to My Paper Pumpkinbecome a demonstrator, and contact me.