Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Welcomes the New Annual Catalogue


This hop is all about featuring some of the awesome new products from the new annual catalogue. You're probably here from Kath's blog, so welcome! If you stopped in directly to my post, hop along to the others on the hop to check out some of their wonderful projects.

Let me tell you, this catalogue is a doozy! There's so many fabulous products that I had a hard time choosing. But I finally decided to feature one of the amazing new stamp sets that gets better every time I look at it, and some of the products that coordinate so well with it.

Presenting the Sprinkles of Life stamp set! This is this years Ronald McDonald House Charities set, so a portion of every sale goes towards funding these great causes. I know several people who've made use of the RMHC house nearest me, and I know they have a huge impact on the families that need them. Just because this set wasn't awesome enough already, there's a coordinating punch too!

I actually held a class based around this stamp set and punch, and I'm sure your demonstrator can do the same (if you need a demo, contact any of us on this blog hop and we'd be happy to help you). We started out by pairing the stamp set with DSP from the Cherry On Top stack, my favourite new In Color Mint Macaron, and the Dotted Lace Ribbon. As a finishing touch, I used the fantastic new envelope paper to create a custom envelope for the card. This paper is amazing to work with, and a great touch for any card!


Next we made another card using the Cherry On Top paper. I used the Banner Triple Punch some more here too. I LOVE how easy it makes cutting flagged banners. No more finding the centre or fiddling with square punches. I love how I made this card, which has a totally different look and feel to it than the last one, using essentially the same supplies!


Now we moved onto some notecard sized cards. These are so quick and easy to put together, the cards and envelopes come together, and the cards are pre scored! They're also a great size, and you'll see why I think they're so awesome in a minute. Both of these cards are CASEd from the South Pacific convention demonstrations.

The first card uses the silver thread from the silver baker's twine to create the look of lightening behind the cloud. You could also use the new silver thread as well.


The second card uses some retired ribbon (shhh don't tell anyone) to add an extra layer of fun texture. By using the punch shapes in a slightly different way, we create yet another completely different feel for the card.


Then we moved on to make this super cute 3x4 card. I love making these little cards because of how convenient it is to cut the envelope and card base pieces from 12x12 paper. Some more ribbon, some sequins, and this card is perfect to tuck in with a birthday basket or gift!


Last but not least, we made this adorable gift bag using the gift bag punch board. I skipped the gussets on the side, and used just the tree builder punch to make the cute little bird and tree embellishment. The sentiment comes from another of my favourite stamp sets that carried over from the Occasions Catalogue called Sheltering Tree. And best of all, the note card sized cards and envelopes fit inside this bag perfectly! Wouldn't this make a great gift, filled up with cards for any occasion?


OK, so I was a bit of an overachiever for this blog hop, six items instead of three. But don't let that distract you from how amazing everyone else's projects are! You can head back to Kath's blog, or forward to Jean's blog to start along the way to see them all!


If you'd like to buy any of the current products here, or would like to organize a class based around them, get in touch with your demonstrator today!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Weekly Deals: June 16 - 22

Another set of Weekly Deals for you too! Click directly on any of the items below to be taken to that page on the online store.


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

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Water Cooler Challenge: Jean's Colors

I finally got my stuff together to re-join the Watercooler Challenge. This week we played with a colour combination provided by the ever lovely and helpful Jean.


I combined it with a sketch from Studio Calico, and came up with this card!


Head on over to the main blog to check out everyone else's work, and as always, you can click to order current products onlinesubscribe to My Paper Pumpkinbecome a demonstrator, and contact me.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Weekly Deals: June 9 - 15

Have you had a chance to pick out some favourites from the new catalogue yet? I sure have! I'll be posting about some of my favourites here soon!

There's 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.


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! But hurry, this deal ends on June 10th!



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

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Free Stamps!


Who doesn't love free stamps? Right now you can get not one, but TWO stamp sets for FREE when you sign up to become a demonstrator. That's up to an extra $128 worth of free stuff! What are the benefits of being a demonstrator?

  • At least 20% off all your orders, and at least a 20% commission on any orders you take for others
  • Access to exclusive products and ideas only available to demonstrators via the web and a bimonthly print magazine
  • VIP access to new catalogues and products, including ordering a full month before they're released to the public
  • The opportunity to earn free stamp sets, cash rewards, incentive trips, and more!
There's absolutely no obligation to ever hold a class/party/workshop or make a sale, our group welcomes demonstrators with all kinds of goals and levels of stamping experience. If you're just after the social circle, our in person and online gatherings are a ton of fun. If you want to earn money and build a business, we'll help you reach all your goals!

I signed up with Stampin' Up! almost three years ago with the intention of just getting a discount on my stamp supplies. Since then I've built a great circle of customers and downline I can call my friends, hold several monthly gatherings, have earned countless free stamp sets, and even earned most of my trip to this years annual convention for free!

If I've convinced you and you're ready to join the fun, click here. If you still have questions, feel free to contact me. The free stamp sets will only be available until June 30th, so now's the time to act!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

2015-2016 Annual Catalogue Product Shares

Do you want some of the amazing products in the Annual Catalogue but just don't have the money? Do you want to try out some samples before committing to a ton of product? Product Shares are for you!

How this works is simple...
 - Email me which share(s) you'd like to participate in
 - Once the share is full (usually four people participating), you will get an email invoice from me
 - I place the order for the product, repackage it, and send it off to you!

Each individual share is described below, but all are a HUGE savings over buying full packs of each product. Shipping, if required, is separate, I can give you a quote depending on where you are and what shares you would like.

If you would like to see anything here, let me know and we'll be able to figure something out!

Embellishments:






Ribbons:












Designer Series Paper:




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

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Weekly Deals: June 2 - 8

Today is the big day! The new 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue is live! Click below to see an online version, or email me to get your own physical copy. You can also pick one up at my catalogue launch party tomorrow at my place in Nanaimo. While you're at it, don't forget to ask me about how you can get two free stamp sets of your choice!


Over the next few days, weeks, and months, I'll be offering some great deals to all of my customers, locally and farther away. First off I'm offering a bunch of product shares, which I will post about tomorrow.

There's 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!



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