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Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin and get a free Stampin' Write Marker Set, plus extra goodies from Me!!!

What is Paper Pumpkin? It is a monthly subscription from Stampin' Up. For $19.95 (this includes shipping & tax) you get a different paper crafting project each month. It will include everything you need (ink, stamps, paper, embellishments, etc.) to make the project. This kits are not always cards, but if they are cards you get enough to make 4 cards plus an extra card base. The kits are designed to take about 30 minutes. Also, It is very easy to cancel or skip a month if you find that funds are low.

Right now Stampin' Up is having a promotion. If you sign-up between now and Feb 10th, you will get a free set of Stampin' Write Markers ($14.95 value). I am also offering a special for my customers. If I get 7 new people between now and Jan 25, (all of which must stay subscribed through March 15th) then I will give each of my new Paper Pumpkin subscribers a Free gift and his or her name will be put into a drawing to attend the Jacksonville STARZ April Charity event for FREE!

To sign up, click the Paper Pumpkin tab at the top of my blog. This tab allows you to sign up under my demo id. I will do the drawing for the April Event on March 15. Remember you must sign up by Jan 25th to be eligible for the goodie bag and the drawing. 


Music Box

Here is the box card my husband requested.

I used various Cricut cartridges to make the instruments. 
Stampin' Up! products used: Basic Black (121045; $6.95)
                                                            Very Vanilla (101650, $8.50)
                                                            Modern Medley DSP (126926; $10.95)

Lays flat to fit into an envelope.

Blurry top view


Box Card

After watching a video by Tanya Bell, I decided to give the Box Card a try.

Products Used:
Cardstock for base is Crisp Cantaloupe  (131298; $6.95)
Designer Series Paper is Sweet Sorbet in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration starting on Jan. 28th.
Stamp Set is Secret Garden (131940; $25.95 or 129144; $18.95)
Secret Garden Framelits (129372; $24.95)
Inks: Summer Starfruit (126991; $5.95),
            Crisp Cantaloupe (131176; $5.95),
            Pool Party (126982; $5.95)

Front View
Top View

My husband was so impressed that he asked me to make him one involving music. My creative juices are flowing now! Stay tuned for the Music Box card! ;-)


Occasions Catalog boo boo!

There is an error on the camera from the "On Film" Framelits and the "Peachy Keen" stamp set. The camera stamp & framelit do not match. Stampin' Up is aware, but are chalking it up as an error in the catalog. I was highly disappointed. Rather than wallowing in disparity, I decided to make my own stamp using my Teresa Collins stampmaker, which is a very messy process.

First, I stamped the image onto whisper white using black Staz On ink. Then I scanned the image. Using GIMP, I inverted the color & image. Then printed it on Transparency Film, and followed the instructions for the stamp maker. VoilĂ !!! A stamp that matches the framelit! Only pitfall is that it only works well with Staz On ink or Ink pads with the cloth tops.

If you purchase the bundle (clear 135225; $38.25 or wood 135224; $42.25) or framelits (132969; $29.95) through me, I will include one of these matching camera stamps free of charge.