Sunday, June 30, 2013

Paper Pumpkin FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding Paper Pumpkin and Paper Pumpkin Membership.  And if you order a Paper Pumpkin Membership with me, you will get a free clear-mount stamp case shipped directly to your home!  Feel free to contact me if you still have questions!

Clear-Mount Stamp Cases
Receive one free with Paper Pumpkin Membership

Q: What comes in my Paper Pumpkin?
A: It's a surprise each month-anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun! No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.)
Q: Does my Paper Pumpkin project come with instructions?
A: Yes, of course it does. The instructions will tell you everything you need to know. And they are so easy to follow-we promise.
Q: How long will it take to make each Paper Pumpkin project? 
A: We know you wish you had unlimited creativity time (we all do), but since you probably don't, we designed each Paper Pumpkin to be completed in 30 minutes or less!
Q: Should I get on the Paper Pumpkin carriage?
Definitely, yes. Just think of it-a Stampin' Up! surprise delivered to your doorstep every month (wahooo!) Paper Pumpkin offers a simple, creative experience each month. What's more-sometimes, your monthly kit features . . . wait for it . . . some exclusive products you can only get through Paper Pumpkin. Try it and see what you think. You can cancel your membership any time.  
Q: How much does a Paper Pumpkin membership cost each month?
A: Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 per month. Because your Paper Pumpkin ships automatically to you, we have already built in the shipping costs of $5.00 to the cost of each kit.
Q: When does my membership expire?
A: Your membership will last until you cancel it.
Q: When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin?
A: You need to sign up on or before the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th, no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.
Q: Can I skip a month?
A: You sure can! Simply log on to your account and click "manage my pumpkin", then click "skip a month" on or before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you do this on the 11th of the month, you will receive that month's Paper Pumpkin and not receive the following month's Paper Pumpkin.
Q: What if I want to cancel my membership?
It's simple. Simply log on to your account and click "manage my pumpkin", then click "cancel" on or before the 10 th of the month in order to cancel completely. Then, you will not receive any more Paper Pumpkin kits (how sad). If you cancel on the 11th of the month, you'll receive that month's Paper Pumpkin and will not receive any more Paper Pumpkin kits.
Q: What is the return policy?
A: If you are not thrilled with your Paper Pumpkin, please call us at 1-800-STAMP UP, we'll chat and make make everything hunky dory.
Q: Will the items in each Paper Pumpkin be available for sale individually?
A: Part of the fun of having a Paper Pumpkin membership is receiving exclusive products to play with! Most of the items in your Paper Pumpkin are exclusive, never-before seen products (can you say yippee?) You will, however, see a few tried-and-true products in your Paper Pumpkin that you can buy individually in the catalog.
Q: Is there any other way to buy monthly Paper Pumpkin kits?
A: You need to be a member to receive the monthly Paper Pumpkin. Past kits will not be available at this time.
Q: What is a Try It Kit?
A: It's a convenient way to try out the Paper Pumpkin without getting a membership. You can add a Try It Kit (item 132600) to your on-line order.
Q: What is the Welcome Kit?
A: The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. This initial kit is the same for everyone, regardless of which month you subscribe. If you are a new member, we'll send the Welcome kit to you for your first month. Bonus! the Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
Q: Why is the Welcome Kit always the same?
A: The Welcome Kit includes a special welcome to Paper Pumpkin and also a clear-mount block. We want to make sure every new member of Paper Pumpkin feels welcome and has everything she needs to get started stamping!
Q: What is the free gift?
A: You will receive a special free gift with your Welcome kit-a clear-mount acrylic block. You will need your clear block each month to use the stamps that will come with your Paper Pumpkin. Simply press the stamp firmly onto the clear block and the stamp will adhere to the block. Ink up your stamp, and you are ready to go! When you are finished stamping, just peel the stamp off the block. 
Q: Why is the shipping different on Paper Pumpkin? 
A: Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.
Q: Can I buy multiple memberships to save shipping? 
You can buy as many memberships as you want to, but the price for shipping remains the same.  Because we ship each Paper Pumpkin to you in its very own pretty red box, the price for the monthly shipping has already been built into the Paper Pumpkin cost.
Q: When will the package arrive?
Your Paper Pumpkin will ship from the Stampin' Up! warehouse on or around the 15th of the month. You will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged-expect your Paper Pumpkin soon!
Q: What if the package never comes?
If your Paper Pumpkin does not arrive on your doorstep please call us at 1-800-STAMP UP, and one of our friendly customer service agents will help you.
Q: When will I be charged? 
A: Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin ships.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Faux Dog Tag Necklaces Video

I made these necklaces for my nieces for their graduation presents/birthday presents.  I used Stampin' Up's Smokey Slate cardstock, 1 1/4 circle punch, silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Versamark, Cropadile, heat embossing tool and a wax cord necklace kit from Michaels Crafts.

More ideas for Gingham

Here's some more great ideas using Stampin' Up's gingham products; a cute notecard, gift tags and paper clips.  Products used: Kind and Cozy Stamp Set, Gingham Garden DS Papers, and Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo Classic Ink Stamping Pads, glue dots.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Masculine Grad Card

As promised, here's the masculine version of the YAY hooray card made with Epic Day This and That stickers, and color scheme.  These were very fun and easy to make.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Grad Cards for my Neices

I got this idea from my upline, Patty Bennett.  She made a similar card and I loved it so much I had to recreate it myself.  I used Gingham Garden DS papers and a retired alphabet set from SU!  But any alphabet stamp set will do.  I also used the Uni-ball white gel pen to make the faux stitching and a ruler.  The flowers were made with the BoHo Blossoms punch.  Next I will use the Epic Day This and That DS papers to make a similar card for my male graduate friends.  Stay tuned...

The Disciplined Life

I'm reading an oldie but goodie book called "The Disciplined Life" by Richard Shelley Taylor.  In chapter 4, I'm learning how to not be disciplined for discipline's sake but so that it will enable me to do the most good.  Then it referenced a scripture, I Cor 9:26 which says "Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air."  So for me, to live a disciplined life is to live with my purpose in mind.  Yes, there will be times when my plans change for one reason or another but as long as I know and keep my purpose I will not be off course. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Simple Thank You

This card is a smaller 3 X 5 size yet is vibrant with color.  These were the thank you cards I sent to everyone who placed an order with me at my New Catalog Workshop. 
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Summer Silouettes
Ink Pads: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Torquoise
Stampin' Write Marker: Tangerine Tango

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Without Excuse

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Rom 1:20
I love this scripture because even as I step outside to go for a morning walk, God and his beautiful creation is all around me reminding me of Him and his love and purpose for me and those that want to know Him.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Fun in a Jar!

Okay, here's some pictures of the project we'll be making at my "Gingham, Gingham Everywhere" Class I'll be having at my house on July 9th!  These are so much fun to make and make great gifts!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day Card!

It was so much fun creating this card!  I used retro sketch #67 for the design and the materials I used were Stampin' Ups Epic Day This and That DS Papers 130814, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set 128748,  Candy Dots Brights 130931 and Linen Thread 104199, Daffodil Delight 119683 and Calypso Coral 122925 Cardstock, and Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad 126975

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Journals!

Oh, what fun my boys and I had making our summer journals!  Even my husband made one and had fun, check it out! 
We used the Gingham Garden Designer Series Papers and washi tape for mine (LOVE THEM!). And the Epic Day Designer Series Papers along with the matching washi tape, (love the washi tape!) and stickers for my husband and my boys!  I also used all the coordinating cardstock that goes with the DS papers. 
We will be making these journals for my mother/daughter stamp class this Saturday at my house and some faux tag necklaces, too.  I will post those later.

From left to right, top to bottom, My journal, Joey's journal, Zack's journal, Harry's journal and Hunter's journal
Front of my journal
Back of my journal
129310 Gingham Garden DS Paper 10.95
129314 Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape 4.95
130814 Epic Day This and That DS Paper 10.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers 4.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape 4.95

Saturday, June 8, 2013

25 percent off Favorite Greetings Thru June 30th!

Sweet Essentials
Sassy Salutations
Petite Pairs
Now through June 30th, get 25% off three of Stampin' Ups most popular greetings

132085 Sweet Essentials Wood Mount $14.96
132070 Sassy Salutations Wood Mount $17.96
128706 Petite Pairs Wood Mount $21.71

Discount will be applied at checkout

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Some of My Favorite Things...

Here are some of my favorite things from the New Stampin' Up! Catalog...

Hexagon PunchSix-Sided Sampler
Get both and save 15%!
132725 Wood Mount and Punch $36.50
132724 Clear Mount and Punch $29.50
Kind & CozyGingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Kind and Cozy Stamp Set
129123 Wood Mount $21.95
129126 Clear Mount $16.95

Gingham Garden Designer Series Papers
129310 $10.95
Gingham Standard Stampin' Around WheelGingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

Gingham Stampin' Wheel
130110 $6.50

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
129314  $4.95
Brights Candy Dots
Candy Dots! Adhesive-backed embellishments!
100 pieces; 10 each in 10 colors!
130931 $5.95

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Catalog Workshop!

Here are some of the projects I made and gave away at my New Catalog Workshop last Saturday, in addition to a Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink Pad!  Six women came and we had so much fun!  I can't wait to post again when my order comes and also share with you what my favorite products are from the new catalog!
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 99.95 #113439
4"x6" Cellophane Bags (qty 50) #102757
Top Note Bigz 21.95 #113463

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Keep Going!

 "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." Rom 5:3-5

At the "Good Enough" parenting class my husband and I have been taking for the last 6 weeks, the speaker shared this scripture and related it to a story he shared about one of his sons.  His son was taking karate and was 3 mos away from getting his black belt and he wanted to quit.  His parents encouraged him to continue and even said they would reward him if he finished.  The son did finish and many years later thanked his father for pushing him to continue because he said it's easier to persevere through difficult things now.  And the speaker also mentioned how persevering brings us hope.

I kept thinking about this scripture last night.  How ironic that suffering and persevering gives us hope!?  If you turn it around, than being comfortable in a situation or quitting gives us hopelessness.  I tend to shy away from suffering and persevering but this is exactly what I need to do in difficult situations.  I think this is why we need others in our lives to remind us to keep going.