Don’t Fear the Pom-Poms!

When I saw the October Paper Pumpkin kit was called “Sweet as Pie”  I couldn’t wait to see it!  When I saw that you had to make your own pom-poms, and all the yarn necessary to do that, I have to admit I was kind of fearful!  But this video takes away all my fear of making Pom-Poms!  In fact, I’m really looking foward to it now!  Watch & see for yourself:

Each little piece of pie is actually a box that you can fill with candy or whatever.

piece of pieAs much I really love the pie, I’m thinking I can’t really ‘serve’ that on Thanksgiving Day;  I usually have about 15 for dinner.  So what’s a girl to do?  Well, I could get an extra refill kit and make 2 pies.   Or, I could use my kit and create something else.  Here are some alternative ideas all made with all the parts included in the Sweet As Pie kit:

A Banner:  Oooh, I could decorate!  Love it!


A Card:  I love the idea of sending Thanksgiving cards. How totally cool is this?


Or I could create a scrapbook to preserve my Thanksgiving 2014 memories:

Memory Keeping

So what will YOU do with your Paper Pumpkin?   Please tell me.  Leave me a comment at the end of this post and tell me how you will use yours.

What?  You’re not receiving a Paper Pumpkin kit in your mail box each month?  Why not?  It’s so easy to sign up,  AND it’s only $19.95!  The Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin Kit includes instructions, alternative use ideas and:

  • Sweet as Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set (exclusive to this Paper Pumpkin kit)
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Spot ink
  • 8 food-safe pie boxes
  • 16 pie box label stickers
  • 4 sheets of die-cut feathers
  • 8 pieces of yellow yarn (9 yards each)
  • 8 cardboard pom pom makers
  • 1 sheet of large adhesive circles (to adhere pom poms)
  • 1 sheet of small adhesive circles

The Paper Pumpkin kits are great for the busy crafter, the person who wants to craft but doesn’t have a lot of time, ideas or supplies.  Don’t miss out any longer; sign up today!  Know someone else who would love it?  Give a gift subscription:

A GREAT GIFT FOR YOU OR A FRIEND!  Subscribe to Stampin’ Up! Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits or consider giving Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription as gifts.  They are simple way to experience paper, stamps and ink without needing additional supplies.  You can add them to an on-line order with other Stampin’ Up! products, too!  

With a pre-paid subscription, you can choose the subscription length of your choice, and you’ll receive a redemption code where you can use it to redeem your subscription or gift it to someone else to redeem on

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

Here’s more information on Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscriptions.

Another perk for subscribers is that they can order past refill kits!   See what’s available here.

Well, I’m off to got tackle my Pom-Poms!  What do you think I am going to make with my Sweet As Pie kit?  Leave me a comment and tell me your guess, then go sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you won’t miss out next month!  And consider giving a Gift Subscription to someone you’re thankful for!  They’ll get their subscription redemption code in time to get their November kit!   It’s also a great way to get your Christmas shopping done a little bit early this year, without any hassle!  Now that’s “Sweet”!




Pinwheels & Patriotic Pennants

I have to say the June Paper Pumpkin is my favorite kit so far!  I just LOVE the pinwheels!  The kit is so appropriate for our Independence Day decor and just for summer decor too!  The pinwheels, the clear bags for cookies & baked treats, the clips & brads & baker’s twine, the printed straws – there is so much in this kit.  And let’s not forget about the Stamp Set & ink pad.


While I had so much fun making pinwheels (there are 24 pieces of double sided paper cut & punched for pinwheels), I used some of the paper to make pennants too!  I decided to glue a few pinwheels to a grapevine wreath and make another Patriotic decor item too!


I used some burlap ribbon and demin jean ribbon to wrap around the grapevine wreath, then I glued 3 pinwheels on the left.  I cut a square of the DSP into quarters to make 4 triangles, then clipped the corners to make these pennants.   The new Star Framelits dies made easy work of making a few stars from Real Red cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper.

I made several Pinwheels for myself, shared them with my Stamp Club so all the girls made pinwheels too, this wreath, and I still have supplies left over!

As a subscriber to My Paper Pumpkin, I can buy past Paper Pumpkin kits and refill kits.  If you didn’t get the June Paper Pumpkin kit, and now are feeling left out, and wanting this kit, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin now so you won’t miss the July kit, and so you can order the June kit!  See how easy that is?   You can have it all!


Did you know that you can subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin and have it delivered to your door every month, or you can order a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription.  Subscriptions can even be ‘gifted’ to someone else so you can share this with a friend or loved one.  To learn more about subscriptions, click here.


Don’t forget today is the last day for the $50 promotion to join Stampin’ Up!  You can get $55 worth of products for only $50, and get all the perks of benefits of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  You’ll receive a discount on all the products you buy, earn a profit on any Stampin’ Up! product you sell, get connected with the Stampin’ UP! community and by joining with me, you’ll also get to be part of my virtual on-line community of over 700 Pals connected thru our private Facebook groups and Pals community.  If you want to join, just click here!

Hoping to see you on the Paper Pumpkin carriage in July!  Subscriptions need to be redeemed before the 10th of  the month to get that month’s’ kit shipped to you.

Leave me a comment and let me know how you like my patriotic wreath.  What will you make with your kit?


Festive Flurries…Just in time for Winter

Winter is officially here; we woke to our first snowfall this morning.  Not a lot, but just enough to add some white to our trees.

Just in time for Snow and your Christmas decorating, Stampin’ Up! has introduced the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit: this kit helps you make ten beautiful ornaments for just $14.95!

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Item #: 135813       Price: $14.95

Available starting 11/12/2013 – while supplies last.  Don’t wait, order yours today!


Remember to get your Holiday Tag It bundles before it is too late! The bundles are only available through November 19.  Click on the photo to get more information and to place your order before they’re gone!


And also be sure to check out our MDS Seasonal Sale (30 percent off select holiday downloads and print projects). Ends November 30.


Holiday Sale: This year’s online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2.   Get ready for your holiday shopping!  I’ll have all the info for you on November 19, so make sure to check back then.  This Holiday Sale will kick-off with a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won’t want to miss so make sure to stop back here on November 20.


  • My Digital My Digital StudioStudio: Check out our newest downloads here! (PDF)
    • We’re introducing three new MDS online classes. Learn more here.
    • Enter our My Digital Studio Facebook Giveaway for a chance to win November’s bonus My Digital Class.
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Toil & Trouble

So often I make cards and really like looking at them, but can’t really decorate my house with cards.  So I decided to make card fronts, just slightly larger than normal, and fill a collage frame.  Problem solved!  Now my cards are works of art that I can display in my home.  And, I can switch out the ‘art’ whenever I want to!  Pretty clever if I do say so myself.

Toil & Trouble Collage

The stamp set Toil & Trouble (#131724 wood, # 131727 clear) was used for the images.  Several different techniques were used (the raven was heat embossed with black embossing powder onto DSP,  the skulls were made using the ‘ghosting’ technique {how appropriate, right?} with white craft ink and black embossing powder.  The “eye of newt” image was colored with markers and cropped out using the coordinating apothecary cart framelit dies.  And the skeleton was stamped and die cut with the ovals framelits with another oval behind.  A little heart from the Owl Builder Punch was placed onto my skeleton, too!)

If you would like this, but don’t want to make it, I am offering this finished photo collage for $25 plus shipping, or $20 plus shipping  for those who like me on facebook (

If you would like to order this yourself, Click Here to go to my online store where you can buy all the supplies you need to create this.  If you like, you can order your choice of products valued between $25 and $26.95 and have it ship to you for FREE, when you choose the $25 Starter Kit.  You’ll get all the discounts and perks of a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator without any pressure to sell thru March 2014 and no further obligation.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space today.  See you soon!