Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

Happy Friday My Friends!

I'm popping in today to let you know that Stampin' Up has announced a GREAT Paper Pumpkin Promotion!! For two days only Oct. 8-10, 2018 you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and receive your first month for only $5. If you don't know what Paper Pumpkin is, it is a monthly kit program with projects precut and ready to go. All you need to complete the projects is adhesive and scissors. Don't miss out on this fantastic promotion!
Click on the link to sign up:

Check out this video to learn more about Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin program


Paper Pumpkin Spooky-Cute Halloween Kit!

Those of you who follow me know how much I love Stampin' Up!'s monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. Why you ask? Well here are some of the reasons.
1. Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that they can use over and over!
2. New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and use throughout their subscription.
3. Paper Pumpkin is an incredible value! In addition to sending you an exclusive stamp set and ink spot(s), they include everything you need to make awesome projects like cards, home d├ęcor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.
4. Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. 
5. You get a surprise in your mailbox every month. (Who doesn’t love happy mail?)
6. Every month, Stampin' Up! shares a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to to link to their YouTube channel.
7. Every subscriber has exclusive access to Stamping' Up!'s selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). 
8. And best of all you will get exclusive access to my private Stampin' Ink Paper Pumpkin Club Facebook Group where I share alternate kit ideas and monthly Stampin' Up! product giveaways to club members. If you are local you can also attend my Paper Pumpkin Club meeting at my house where we assemble kits and have lots of fun! 
Sign up by September 10th to receive your Toil & Trouble Halloween Kit! 
To sign up for Paper Pumpkin just click on the link below

Baby Shower Card and 50% off Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Saturday Everyone!
I thought I would share a baby shower card I was asked to make for my daughters coworker. I just love this Little Elephant stamp set! Isn't that elephant just the cutest! This card went together in a snap and I really like Stampin' Up's new Balmy Blue ink paired with Smoky Slate. For the background I used a new Impressions Folder called "Tufted" and I think it finishes the card off perfectly.

Don't forget about the current Paper Pumpkin Promotion that is going on until August 10th! All new subscribers get their first month for 50% off the current monthly price of $19.95. When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin using the Paper Pumpkin link on my blog you are automatically invited to my exclusive  private Stampin' Ink Paper Pumpkin Club Facebook Group. Each month you will have access to FB Lives featuring alternative projects and Stampin' Up! product giveaways. If you live locally I host a Paper Pumpkin Club night every month where members come to assemble kits, share ideas, enjoy goodies and make new friendships. I would love to have you part of our group. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at

Hope you are having a great weekend! Until next time........

Happy Stamping!

Save BIG with Paper Pumpkin Special!

There is a great Paper Pumpkin special going on July 11-August 10 where new subscribers get 50% off the first month! I would love to have you join my local Paper Pumpkin Club. Email me at for more information.


Paper Pumpkin Treat Bag

Junes Paper Pumpkin Kit is at the top of my favorites list with its coordination to the Broadway Bound Suite of Stampin' Up! products. They really hit it out of the park. The kit contains everything you need to create 8 adorable cards with matching envelopes. All you need is a pair of scissors! These kits are great for first time crafters or busy crafters who just want to craft and not have to think about getting all the supplies to coordinate. Like all Paper Pumpkin kits they are only available through a subscription to Paper Pumpkin. The cost of a subscription is $19.95/month (includes shipping). There is no obligation to continue after subscribing and you can also pause your subscription if you know you are going to be out of town or too busy to craft that month. I have a local Paper Pumpkin Club that meets the 3rd Thursday of every month and we have so much fun with these kits. I also give all of my club members special perks including free stamp cases for their monthly stamp sets, alternative projects like the little treat bag below and other freebies. :)

If you are interested in subscribing click on the Paper Pumpkin tab at the top of my blog page. You must sign up by the 10th of the month to receive the current months Paper Pumpkin kit. Once you subscribe you have access to past kits. If you would like more information about Paper Pumpkin or any other Stampin' Up! products send me an email and I will get back to you right away.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Laurie :)


10 Stampin' Ink Pads Free!

Right now, for a limited time, Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to anyone who purchases a $99 starter kit. This is such a fantastic deal as you are getting 10 free ink pads along with $125 of Stampin' Up! product for $99 with no obligation to purchase anything else!

Choose any one of the color families below along with $125 of Stampin' Up! product for only $99 with no obligation to purchase anything else. I would love to have you part of my Stampin' Ink Inspirers team!

Stop back by this week as I have another great new product promotion to share!

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Broadway Bound meets Paper Pumpkin!

I have some information to share today about our NEW Broadway Bound Suite of products. Stampin' Up! has decided to coordinate this month's Paper Pumpkin with this new suite. I haven't received my Paper Pumpkin in the mail yet but as soon as I get it I will share.

My projects today come from the NEW Broadway Bound Suite of products. I created the little Let's Celebrate You! box with a Mini Pizza Box covered with some of the Designer Series Paper from the suite. I love how all of the colors coordinate!

My stepdad is celebrating his 92nd birthday later this month so I created this tag with him in mind. The Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper offers so many possibilities. I cut out the numbers from one of the sheets of paper to personalize the tag. I hope he likes it! 

I will be back next week to show you the coordinating Paper Pumpkin products! 

Have a great weekend! 


It's Here! The 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Happy Friday! A happy Friday it is as Stampin' Up! has released it's new annual catalog! Products from this catalog will be available for purchase today at 1:00 PM CT.  Here is a simple card using one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catalog called Abstract Impressions. 

Click HERE to view the New annual catalog.

If you see something you just have to have and would like to place an order click HERE for my online store.

Stay tuned for more product reveals in the coming weeks. Want to know more about how to make todays card? It will be one of the make and takes at my catalog kick off event on June 14th or free with an online catalog purchase of $30.00 or more.

I will also be posting information about my upcoming classes online or in person events in the days to come.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Laurie :)

Fun Flip Fold NEW Abstract Impressions Card

Popping in today to show you a card and sneak peek of NEW products from Stampin' Up! that will be available June 1st. This is a great stamp set with pretty floral images and sweet sentiments.

  • Using a Stampin' Trimmer cut a 7 x 5 1/2 piece of Melon Mambo cardstock (CS) and score at 2 3/4 inches. Fold at the score mark facing to the right. This will create the first flap of your card. 
  • Cut a 2 5/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP) and adhere to the top of the flap as shown in the picture below. 
  • Cut another piece of Melon Mambo CS to 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Score at 3 1/4 inches and fold at the score line facing to the left. This creates the top flap of your card. 

  • Cut a 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 inch piece of Whisper White CS and adhere a 1/2 x 3 1/8 inch piece of striped paper from the 2018-2010 In Color 6 x 6 Call Me Clover DSP about a 1/4 inch from the bottom. 
  • Adhere that piece to the inside of the Melon Mambo CS. Now you can adhere this piece to the inside of the card as shown below. 

  • To create the front of the top card flap. Cut a 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 piece of Whisper White CS and stamp the stems of floral image first in the center of the paper with the NEW In Color - Call Me Clover and Old Olive Inks. 
  • Stamp the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink first and then Crushed Curry ink over the stamped flowers to create some depth. 
  • Using Melon Mambo ink stamp the sentiment. Adhere to a 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 piece of Call Me Clover CS and then adhere that to the front of the top flap.

Don't forget the NEW products will be available June 1st. The product links to my online store will be posted that day. If you don't already have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the NEW 2018-2019 Catalog just drop me an email and I will send one out to you in a jiffy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


NEW! Share What You Love Gate Fold Gift Card

I am loving the new Share What You Love Suite from Stampin' Up! The beautiful prints on the Designer Series Paper(DSP) make it so easy to put together cards and 3D projects in a snap! Today I an featuring a gate fold gift card that I whipped up for my mother-in-laws upcoming birthday. This was also my swap card for the Sweet Stampede monthly card swap this month.  I love using different fold techniques on my cards to add interest. I hope you like this one!

Adding some bling to the flowers with a few rhinestones really makes them pop! I also added some water drip shaped epoxy stickers to get that water dripping down the glass look. The Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits are really fun to play with. The possibilities are endless. 

I created a perfect place to insert a gift card on the inside of the card. 

We are having beautiful weather here in the Midwest so I'm off to plant some lavender in my garden. I hope you have a great week. I will be back with more sneak peeks of beautiful NEW products that will be available use 1st!

Thanks for stopping by!


If you would like the full PDF instruction sheet for my project today click on the tams#22568 link below and then click on print recipe in the upper right of the page.

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NEW! Share What You Love Suite

Have you heard the news? Stampin' Up! is releasing the new Share What You Love Suite today! YAY! This suite is absolutely beautiful!

The card I'm featuring today I created with this new suite and it will be one of the Make and Takes at my next team meeting. It was super easy to put together and adding that little touch of Designer Series Paper(DSP) to the envelope flap really creates that WOW! factor.

If you place an order for any of the Bundles featured HERE in the Share What You Love promotion I will mail you this card, the coordinating envelope and a free embellishment! If your order is under $150.00 make sure you use the Hostess Code: RXVHHTX4 
Enter the Hostess code in the field under the Special Offers section of the shopping bag in my online store. (Note: Free product will be mailed at the end of month)

If your order total is over $150.00 please email for your exclusive gifts.

To find out more about this super cute suite of products click on the video below:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Laurie :)

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