Friday, 9 February 2018

Valentine Paper Pumpkin Kit

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and last month's Paper Pumpkin kit was filled with goodies to make some sweet cards for those we love. There's something about making Valentine cards that is very nostalgic and old fashioned. I remember having some friends over to my house a few years ago and we all made Valentine's cards; we used lace and ribbons, buttons and other fun embellishments on our stamped pieces. Of course, there were yummy treats to nibble on while we crafted together. We had so much fun and this is such a good memory for me. Since I've moved to another province we're too far away to get together but you can bet that each one of those special friends will be receiving one of these Valentine cards this year:

 Here's a look at the January 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit:

These kits are so much fun to receive because you never know what you're going to get for a project and I love being able to put something together that I haven't had to pre-cut first. Everything is done and ready to be stamped and assembled - a treat for customers and demonstrators alike!

Here's my spin on the Valentine cards - which have already been mailed out to some special loved ones!

I thoroughly enjoyed making these cards! First, I ran the white layer through the Big Shot with one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Then I stamped the Sheet Music Background Stamp onto white fun foam with Basic Black Ink (and zapped it on low with my heat tool to make sure the ink dried). I used Versamark and a stamp from the retired "Gorgeous Grunge" set (still one of my very favourite stamp sets) to add a splatter over the foam, which I embossed in gold. A heart from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits was used to cut it out. I think the rest of the card is self explanatory. I also added a bit of lace ribbon and glitter because I don't think a Valentine is a Valentine without those two things! LOL

My crafting supplies are almost 100% all Stampin' Up! products but I do have some that aren't, such as the stamp set I used on the back of the Valentine. I have no idea the name or the company for this set, I've had it for years. The XOXO is part of the stamp set that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

When you receive your Paper Pumpkin kits you can assemble them exactly as designed or tweak and alter the projects like I did with the January kit. Here's a supply list of products I used on my Valentine cards:

Until March 31st you can earn free Sale-a-bration products with a prep-paid Paper Pumpkin kit!

Here's what you can earn during Sale-a-bration with your Paper Pumpkin subscription:
  • 3 month pre-paid subscription = 1 FREE Level One Sale-a-bration item
  • 6 month pre-paid subscription = 2 FREE Level One Sale-a-bration items or 1 FREE Level Two Sale-a-bration item
  • 12 month pre-paid subscription = 4 FREE Level One Sale-a-bration items or 2 FREE Level Two Sale-a-bration items (plus host rewards!)
*Subscribers receive discounts with both 6 and 12 month subscriptions
*Customers must pay shipping on earned, free Sale-A-Bration items 

Now is the best time to try Paper Pumpkin. Sign up, grab free Sale-A-Bration items, and get months of papercrafting bliss! 

New to crafting? Paper Pumpkin is a quick and easy way to learn this fun skill. And when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you get a fantastic bonus: FREE Stampin’ Up! product(s)! 

If you are one of my existing Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you may want to consider switching over to a 6-or 12-month prepaid subscription - you are already subscribing, why not get some free stuff? 

Paper Pumpkin kits are ideal gifts for the crafters in your life too! Buy a prepaid subscription as a gift to earn free Sale-A-Bration product(s).

Are you a former Paper Pumpkin customer? Now’s the perfect time to sign up again! Because you can get Free Sale-A-Bration items when you come back with using a prepaid subscription.

 Feel free to email me if you have any questions at

"Customer Appreciation Tutorials" 

Every month my friend Frenchie (France Martin) and I create a special tutorial with six  projects exclusively for our customers! Our "Passport Pals" tutorials includes measurements, colour photos, step-by-step instructions (sometimes videos) and of course, the supplies list! This is our way of thanking YOU, our valued customer, for shopping with us!
  • Every customer who places an order through my online store will receive 12 beautiful project sheets by email. 
  • When your order is a min. $60CDN you'll also receive the exclusive BONUS "Passport Pals" tutorial!
Simply enter this month's special host code prior to submitting your order through my website. If your order is $200 or more DO NOT enter the Host Code so that you will also receive your stamping rewards (I will still send you the PDF tutorials).

If you live in Canada, 
 use February's special host code before your submit your order:
If you live in the USA
click here to visit Frenchie on her to blog and 
here to shop through her online store.

 If you want to save even more during Sale-a-bration, click here to check out my "Gotta Have it All!" Starter Kit, along with all the extra perks and benefits that go along with it! 

If you have a big wish list of Stampin' Up! items that you want to get, I encourage you to get the Starter Kit. There are no strings attached and no risk - just a whole LOT of  products at approx. $250 savings in your pocket from now until March 31st!

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

1 comment:

  1. These are so beautiful. I didn't make any Valentine cards this year.