September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives

The September 2015 Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit is called Wickedly Sweet.  The kit contains all of the Stampin’ Up! products that you need to make eight of these adorable treat bags: Today, I want to show you two additional projects that you can make when you combine the items from the kit with some other fun Stampin’ Up! products. The first is a monster bag and the second is a gift card with a coordinating envelope.  Take a look! This little monster was so easy to make!  Just poke the paper straw through the sides and attach the self-adhesive Kraft fringe.  Add some googly eyes and you’re done! The little fringed bag that comes in the Wickedly Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect size to hold a gift card.  For this project, you will need to use the following in addition to the Paper Pumpkin Kit items: Into the Woods Designer Series Paper Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad Envelope Punch Board Clothespins Stampin’ Trimmer Just cut off the fringe and decorate!  So fun and so easy! ___________ Have you subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet?  Why not?!?!  Click HERE for all the details!  I’ll also post a video tutorial soon and you can make the monster and gift card holder with me.  To see step-by-step instructions on how to make the Wickedly Sweet treat bag, visit my YouTube channel.

Wickedly Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit: How-To Video

Watch my how-to video for step-by-step instructions on how to make the Wickedly Sweet Treat Bags from the September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Look at how cute!!! The stamp set that is included in the kit allows you to make the treat bags for Halloween or Thanksgiving.  Be sure to subscribe to my blog and to my YouTube channel so you can receive notifications when I post more projects and videos of other cards and fun things you can make with the numerous items that are included in the kit. Without further ado, here is the video:   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What is Paper Pumpkin?  Click HERE for details. How do I subscribe to your YouTube channel?  Click HERE to subscribe. How do I receive notifications when you blog?  Enter your email in the box on my sidebar that says “Enter Your Email Address.” How do I attend one of your classes?  Join to receive my free newsletter which includes the information for all of my events and classes.  Just enter your  email in the white box at the bottom of this page where it says “enter your email here” and then click the brown box that says “subscribe.” How can I attend your classes if I don’t live near you?  You can learn how to make the same projects I show you on this blog by watching my virtual classes on my YouTube channel. How do I order Stampin’ Up? products? Just click HERE!

Paper Pumpkin Reveal Video: September 2015

My September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived today!  While I am busy behind-the-scenes having fun assembling the kit and coming up with some extra surprises for you, take a look at my reveal video to see the great Stampin’ Up! items that are included in the kit. You can also join my class on Tuesday, September 29th at 7pm when we will gather together with some chocolate an assemble the kit.  If you don’t live nearby, join my online Paper Pumpkin class.  Details are coming soon!

How to Up-Cycle a Cookie Tin/Video Tutorial

Let’s up-cycle a cookie tin!  Take a look at my how-to video, and then come back to see some photos and a list of the products that you’ll need. I love to use Stampin’ Up! products in ways that go above and beyond greeting cards.  With all of the Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and other embellishments, there really is no limit to the creative possibilities that Stampin’ Up! products provide.  Here is a before/after pick: This project is so fun and is appropriate for any level of crafting experience.  You don’t even have to use an empty tin.  Who wouldn’t love to get a tin that is up-cycled AND full of delicious cookies, right? 🙂 Look at the adorable Spider Web Doily!!  And the Black Glimmer Paper that I used around the lip of the lid is so cool.  Who doesn’t love glitter, right? I just couldn’t resist adding little googly eyes to the vampire.  So cute! If you have any questions about this project or any others that you see here, leave a comment or send me an email at Here is a closer look at the Stampin’ Up! products I used to up-cycle the tin.  If you would like to order any of these items, just click on each picture. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is HERE!

The wait is over!  Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog is now live for you!  Take a look at my video preview where I show you the wonderful Halloween items included in the catalog that are now available to order. If you would like a hard-copy of the catalog, send me an email ( and I will send you one.  Without further delay… As a quick reminder, here are the projects that I have created so far using items from the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Just click on each photo to see more.                                               Here are some close-ups of some of the wonderful Halloween projects that are in the catalog.  Speaking of Halloween, be sure to check back later this week!  I will be posting a how-to video and some photos of a used cookie tin that I up-cycled into a Halloween treat tin.  Subscribe to my blog (on my sidebar) and when the post goes live, you will receive an email notice.  Fun, fun! (I promise I won’t use your email address for spam.) Have fun shopping the new 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!!

A Stampin’ Up! Happy Haunting Hearth and Home/Video

You guys! I am just dying over the fun new products that I used to make this card! I have waited a really long time for a window frame die, and Stampin’ Up! really hit it out of the park with the new Hearth and Home Thinlints Dies. Am I right?  I love how spooky the window looks with the Black Glimmer Paper.  Why not just take a look at my short video and listen to me explain the products I used and how everything came together! Let’s take another look at all of the textures and layers.  This is really one of my most favorite cards ever!  I don’t want to part with it!!  What to do? P.S.  Check out my EVENTS page.  We will be making this card along with the cute Blow Fish Card this Friday night.  The class is sold-out, but I will kits available for sale.  I will ship you all of the supplies and you can make the cards on your own.  You will need to provide the stamps, ink, die cuts, etc,. but I will include the consumable items like paper, ribbon, and embellishments.  Stay tuned for more details.  If you can’t wait, leave a comment or send an email to Finally,  here is a list of everything I used to make this fun card. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog