October Paper Pumpkin – Joy to the World


The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. 
With October’s magical kit, not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting, you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to view lots and lots of creativity!

About the October Kit


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam
Subscription Information
Subscribe to the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit today – sign-up ends October 10th – by clicking HERE.
Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Lots of Card Samples!

At our weekend retreat, there were lots of sample boards from team members showing off their creativity with Stampin’ Up! products.  Many were great Christmas card ideas, and it’s certainly time to be thinking about them.  I’ll share several with you today and more later on!  Unfortunately, I didn’t write down who created what so I’m not able to give credit to our talented artists.

Team display card 4A

I was really drawn to the watercolor effect background for this card using For All Things stamp set.  And the Autumn Wooden Element is a great touch.


Team display card 3A

The quilter in me just adored this beautiful card.  And it’s a great way to use up your designer paper scraps!  Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack is the focal point here, with the sentiment coming from Festival of Trees stamp set.


Team display card 5A

I loved the homespun take on the Bright & Beautiful stamp set.  The addition of the Star Embossing Folder, Doily and Burlap Trim are nice accents.


Team display card 1A

Here in New York, we can only dream of flowers and sunshine right now, but I love this sample using Kinda Eclectic paired with Petite Petals stamp sets.


Team display card 2A

And here’s another beautiful sample of Kinda Eclectic stamp set – this set has got to be one of the most versatile we’ve had in a while!  Love all you can do with the various collage images.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a bit of the creative powers of my team members.

Don’t Forget!

We’re in our final week for receiving November card kits free.  Don’t miss out on all the great choices this month!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store


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Shoe Box Swap for the Weekend Retreat

Team Creative Convention

This past weekend, we met at Onanda Park on beautiful Canandaigua Lake for our annual weekend retreat.  We had a blast getting to know each other better, being silly, eating wonderful food and, of course, stamping instead of sleeping!  Pictured here are the members of my team who were able to come.  We had a fun photo op our final evening.

One of the highlights of our weekend is a shoe box swap.  For those of you who might not have done one of these before, you design a card, cut all of the supplies for making the card, plus the punches, inks and stamps, and put them in a shoe box.  Saturday evening was the time to put them all together.  I was blown away by everyone’s creativity!  I’ll share some of the shoebox swap designs from others in another post, but for now, I’ll share mine.

This is the card I brought for my shoe box swap.  I was on a roll with the Baby Wipe Technique that I showed you in a previous post so I continued on that same theme.

Seasonally Scattered Merry

  • Colors for the ink refills are Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon.  Refer back to the instructions on this card to create your own stamp pad using ink refills.
  • I stamped on Shimmery White cardstock – it doesn’t look a lot different from Whisper White cardstock in the photo, but when you see it “in person” it does make a nice, subtle difference with a little sparkle to go with the snowflakes.
  • Accents are some fun Frosted Sequins along with a Rich Razzleberry Candy Dot, and the bottom banner is Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper from the Bolds Paper Stack, Lost Lagoon Ribbon and a Silver Button tied with White Baker’s Twine.


Seasonally Scattered Merry closeup


Don’t Forget!

I’m taking orders now for FREE card kits for November!  Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my November classes – please use 6H32C3WF when checking out to receive November Stamp Shoppe, Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks and/or Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store
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Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection


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2014 Founders Circle Swap

Mingle All The Way Founders Swap

I’m back from the Stampin’ Up! Founders Circle trip to St. George, UT!  It was an amazing trip, spending time with the top 100 demonstrators in the US and the top 20 demonstrators in Canada.  We were completely spoiled by the Stampin’ Up! staff!

One of the best parts of Founders Circle is swapping with everyone and seeing all the creativity from these very talented ladies.  This is the card that I swapped – I made 115 of these!  I had thought I chose an easy-ish design, but when you’re making 115 of anything, it quickly becomes clear that nothing is easy!  But I did have fun making these and hope you enjoy seeing one of my first cards using new Stampin’ Up! products from the Holiday Catalog.

  • I just love the Angled Tag Topper Punch carried in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  Believe me, this is such a quick and easy way to create tags, whether you’re going to be using them on cards or making stand-alone gift tags.  Just be sure to cut your cardstock at a hair under 2″ so that it slides easily into the punch.  You can make the length any measurement you want!
  • I’ve used the new Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon for the top of the tag, held on by a Mini Staple with Stampin’ Up!’s new Handheld Stapler.  The Stapler has a nice, long reach so you can staple way in on your cardstock if you choose.
  • I pulled out an older embossing folder called Northern Flurry because it coordinated so nicely with the cute little snowflakes contained in the Frosted Sequins packet.  Use Glue Dots to hold the sequins onto your cardstock.
  • It’s fun to create a card layer that’s not straight – I simply cut my cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and after running it through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, adhered it at an angle then trimmed off the excess.
  • Adding a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock tied in the ribbon nicely.  Use a Two-Way Glue Pen for those skinny pieces!


Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my October classes – please use ZCGJH9W9 when checking out to receive October Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.


Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store

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Merry Christmas to All!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a most happy New Year!

Item No. 127970 Evergreen wood $25.95 OR
Item No. 127973 Evergreen clear $18.95
(For two-step stamped tree and star)
Item No. 131826 Merry Little Christmas wood $13.95 OR
Item No. 131829 Merry Little Christmas clear $10.95
(For flourish at bottom of sentiment)
Item No. 126400 More Merry Messages wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 126402 More Merry Messages clear $24.95
(For sentiment)
Item No. 132141 Gold Metallic Encore Pad $9.95

Enjoy your celebration, and stop back on December 27th for an updated Clearance Rack!  Stampin' Up! is adding more to the collection of drastically discounted items!  You'll be able to check the Clearance Rack HERE and also order at my Online Store.

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Here's a pretty card we made at out recent Heartfelt Stampers Team Christmas party.  It's a simple card, but has a few "wow" factors.

Snowflake Soiree stamp set is still a favorite, even though it didn't make it into the Holiday Catalog this year.   It's still available!
Pretty color scheme is Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive.  "Believe" is stamped with the Gold Metallic Pad.
Use Shimmer White Cardstock for an extra added look of elegance.
Who doesn't love our Cherry Cobbler Ribbon this season!  I've sold buckets of it!
Attach a small Rhinestone to the "i" in "Believe".
Notice any brand-spankin' new product on this card?  It's the Gold Sequin Trim pieces in the centers of the snowflakes.  It's available beginning January 3rd and you're going to love all its uses.



Item No. 127922 Snowflake Soiree wood $29.95
Item No. 127925 Snowflake Soiree clear $21.95
Item No. 132135 Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 132141 Gold Metallic Encore Pad $9.95
Item No. 132983 Gold Sequin Trim (10 yds.) $4.95 – available Jan. 3, 2014
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150) $4.95

Don't forget!

There are always free card kits to be had for your online orders!  It's so simple – just grab the code for the current card kit (you'll find them HERE), enter the code in your shopping cart along with a qualifying order and I'll send you the card kit completely free – there's not even any shipping cost!  Click here to place your order in my Online Store.

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Christmas Birdie


There are so many beautiful brand new stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog, that I almost forgot to pull out some tried and true "oldies" from my shelf!  I'm featuring Serene Snowflakes and For the Birds stamp sets in my card today.  While I love the new Festive Flurry snowflake stamp set, I still enjoy having Serene Snowflakes for the smaller images.

  • Stumped for a fun color combination?  Just turn to the Color Coach!  This is my shoebox swap from our weekend retreat.  I really like to use unusual colors for my Christmas cards, and I chose Bermuda Bay as my color for our swap.  When I headed to my Color Coach for help, I found that adding Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar made for perfect colors for my card.
  • For the Birds is a terrific set to have on hand.  There are images for lots of different occasions.
  • You'll need the Circle Collection Framelits to cut a nice large circle for the backdrop.
  • I stamped the image in Black StazOn Ink on Naturals White cardstock then watercolored with an Aqua Painter.
  • Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue Pen adds a splash of ice underneath our skating friend.
  • Love our Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon – perfect for this card.
  • Add a couple of Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes.

Don't Forget
The weekly deals and 4-page Holiday Sale flyer can be found here.  Lots and lots of Stampin' Up! products on sale, up to 50%!  Order your favorite Stampin' Up! products AND get FREE card sets with my "By Mail!" program – read more about it HERE.  Grab the hostess code, and click HERE to start your order.

Item No. 132001 For the Birds wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 126407 For the Birds clear $24.95
Item No. 131206 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Item No. 130911 Circles Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 100425 2-Way Glue Pen A$4.50
Item No. 102023 Dazzling Diamonds Glitter $4.50
Item No. 103954 Aqua Painters $16.95
Item No. 102316 Naturals White cardstock (40) $7.50
Item No. 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels $4.95
For the Birds

FOR THE BIRDS – Item No. 132001 For the Birds wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 126407 For the Birds clear $24.95

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Julie’s a star!

I'm sharing some gorgeous cards using the single stamp called Christmas Star designed by Julie Timm, a member of my From the Heart Stampers.  The single-stamp flyer doesn't do these stamps justice!  They're shown at 50% size in the flyer, so they're much bigger than you might imagine!


In this card, the star is stamped in two different colors with lots of Rhinestones added in.


Here the star is stamped with a Silver Metallic Encore Pad on Island Indigo cardstock.  The Winter Frost Specialty Paper looks so pretty with this image, and I love the added Silver 1/8" Ribbon.


And here's the star cut out and adhered to the front of the card with lots and lots of Rhinestones for an ultra-blingy card!

You might like to give our Christmas single stamps a bit more consideration after seeing Julie's three beautiful cards.  They're only available through January 31, 2014.  Stamps in the flyer are shown at 50% so these are nice, big stamps!  Download the flyer HERE for a better view:  Single Stamps: Assortment 5 — Holiday



Tag It Bundles 20% OFF

Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.







Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)


Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)


The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are only available October 29 – November 19, 2013.


And we're announcing an additional photopolymer stamp set today called Eye-Catching Ikat.  To view the flyer with sample cards created with this great set, click here: Eye-Catching Ikat Stamp Set

eye-catching ikat

Order these and all your Stampin' Up! products through my Online Store HERE.

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Heartfelt Stampers Team Swaps

I want to share some of the fabulous shoebox swaps I made during our recent team retreat weekend.  We had so much fun, stamping all weekend!


This is a great design incorporating Mosaic Madness stamp set as a Christmas card.  I love the use of the pretty Silver Ribbon bow on top of the "ornament".


Here's another card, with a much different look, also using Mosaic Madness stamp set.  The coordinating colored mini butterflies from Bitty Butterfly Punch look so cute on top of the mosaic pieces.



One of my favorite Christmas stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog is Joyful Christmas.  Both the pointsettia and sentiment come from the same set.

I'll continue to share my awesome swaps with you – more to come!


Festive Flurry Ornament Kit – We're bringing you a new kit – use it to top gifts, embellish cards, create a wintery garland or trim the tree.  Kit includes everything you need to create 10 snowflake ornaments, 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; and Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40) – Item No. 135813 $14.95  Click below to watch a video!


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Christmas Pop-Up Card and Thank You Thursday!

Cmas popup

I wanted to highlight the Pop 'n Cuts Card Base and Label today with a Christmas card idea.  This is a fun way to make interactive cards using the Big Shot.

  • I first ran my Cherry Cobbler cardstock through the Big Shot using the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts with the magnetic Label Pop 'n Cuts inserted inside the base.
  • Decorating the front of the card was a snap using the Ovals Collection Framelits and the pretty Special Seasons stamp set.
  • I added a Hardware Clip Essentials with Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green ribbons and some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the tree.  Don't forget the 2-Way Glue Pen for the glitter!

Cmas popup opened

  • On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Messages set on Whisper White cardstock then cut it out using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits that coordinate with the shape on the Pop 'n Cuts
  • I created a place to write a message by using Whisper White cardstock, rounding the corners and stamping the pine cone bough image in the corner.

Cmas popup inside

Here's a close-up of how the sentiment pops up. 

Item No. 130099 Card Base Pop n Cuts $39.95
Item No. 130160 Label Pop 'n Cuts $21.95
Item No. 129381 Ovals Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 130102 Deco Labels Colleciton Framelits $24.95
Item No. 131766 Special Season wood $19.95 OR
Item No. 131769 Special Seasons clear $14.95
Item No. 131790 Christmas Messaages wood $29.95 OR
Item No. 131793 Christmas Messages clear $20.95
Item No. 129964 Hardware Clips Essentials (24) $5.95
Item No. 120992 Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (10 yds.) $6.95
Item No. 126848 Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 100425 2-Way Glue Pen $4.50
Item No. 102023 Stampin' Glitter Dazzling Diamonds $4.50

Don't Forget!

Special Season
Special Season stamp set


AND TODAY IS THANK YOU THURSDAY!  Check out what's on sale for today only! 

Thank you Thursday 10_24

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