Merry Little Christmas

Hope you all enjoyed the 2017 Holiday Catalog Product Spotlights that I blogged about last week.  That was great fun.  All the gals came up with unique takes on each of the products.

And, I’ll let you in on a little secret…

I bought the Detailed Gate just for that blog hop and now I absolutely love it!  So, watch for a whole week of projects featuring that die!

Today, I wanted to show you how a simple piece of Designer Series Paper is really all it takes to create an easy yet spectacular card!

When I first glanced through the catalog, I fell in love with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP to those in the know!).


These first two designs were inspired by the work of Lori Pinto.

This card  shows three different designs of the paper.  I just love that plaid.  I had to have this paper just because of that plaid!  I created the layers based on the largest square stitched shape.  I then added the sentiment and a little Black Rhinestone for some bling.

This card is basically the same as the card above.. but so very different.  This is a prime example of “same but different,”  wouldn’t you say!

And, here is the last one for the day…

This design was CASE’d from Mary Fish.  She did a treat bag that looked like this.  And, since it’s been awhile, I have done a project sheet for this one 🙂

Proj Sheet – Season of Cheer

You’re welcome!  LOL  Here is a glance at the items used to create this simple card!


Product List


What projects are you thinking of with this Designer Series Paper?  Post them on my facebook page…  the link is on the right hand side —>

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne


Paper Pumpkin Promo

** Disclaimer… this product and offer is only available to those living in the United States or Canada.  Sorry about you gals over yonder… 🙁 **

I’m going to start off today by telling you about this promotion that Stampin’ Up is offering.  Today, August 11, 2017, through Monday, September 11, 2017, NEW subscribers can receive their first Paper Pumpkin box at 50% OFF!!!

Just visit my paper pumpkin link to subscribe!

Now… what sort of person would I be if I just left it there!  Many of you may not even know what Paper Pumpkin is.  Broken down into it’s most simple form….


Really!  It’s that simple.  But, here are a little more details…

“Stampin’ Up does all the work, so you can skip to the fun! Paper Pumpkin is a fully designed project kit that arrives at your door each month with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go, so you can skip to the fun. They’ll surprise you with fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD a month (shipping included).”

Or, for those of you that prefer images… here’s the video!

Still not convinced you need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?

Let’s look at what comes in the box…

Each kit comes with and stamp set and  pre-scored cardstock or other pre-cut, perforated, ready-to-use base items.  Also included in the box are little ink pads in all the colors needed (usually 1-2), embellishments, and adhesive.  So, you can just grab your kit and an CLEAR D Block and go stamp anywhere.  (Your first kit comes with a block… so don’t worry about that if you don’t have one!)

Here is the July 2017 Kit – Positively Picturesque.

This kit came with enough supplies to make 8 cards – 2 each of 4 different styles.  Look at those wooden elements!  Those are soooo cool!

Following the directions, I made one of each card.  It took me less than 30 minutes.  Making the other 4 as well would have only added about 5 more minutes.  These were really simple!

Here are the finished products!

How cute are those.  Perfect for all sorts of people and occasions.

But, Paper Pumpkin isn’t always a card-making project.  There have been treat sacks, boxes, tags, home décor… it’s really a surprise each month.

Check out all the past kits on the Paper Pumkpin YouTube channel!

And, you may just find yourself needing two subscriptions because there are a lot of alternative things you can do with the supplies instead of the ones in the directions.  Check out Pinterest!

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne