Wednesday, August 16, 2023

A way to use left-over Stampin' Up! One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper


  • Stampin' Up! Card using One Horse Open Sleigh Design Series Paper
  • With Love & Gratitude September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit designed by Shelli 
  • Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons during August on a Paper Pumpkin subscription code
Well, I had a 3" strip of one of the prints from the One Horse Open Sleigh Designers Series Paper  left over from another card and I didn't want this lovely piece of designer series paper to go to waste.  My color combination for today's card is Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, and Early Espresso.  I cut my One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper into 1" wide strips, and then matted it with Early Espresso and with Pretty Peacock.  I layered all on top of a Pool Party basecard.  I tried a number of ribbons, and found the perfect Pool Party satin ribbon among my retired stash.  I also used a retired die to create the sentiment label.  It's from the Fragrant Flowers Dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink on the Pool Party label, and added a couple of Pool Party glossy Dots for a little bling.    If you're looing for this designer series paper, you find it under the category of Online Exclusives on the website.  Its not in the catalog.  I'm so glad we have this early Holiday Designer Series Paper to begin Christmas and Holiday cards earlier than the items coming with the September - December 2023 Holiday Catalog, which becomes available 6 September.  You'll want to view the entire One Horse Open Sleigh Suite, including the  One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper, on the Stampin' Up! website.   

Christmas Greeting Card using Stampin' Up! One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper

The basecard for this card is Pool Party Cardstock.  Then, the card front is a a print from the One Horse Open Sleigh 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, matted with Pretty Peacock and Early Espresso.  

Christmas Greeting card using sentiments from Wishes All Around Stamp Set

I used sentiments from the Wishes All Around Stamp Set, a stamp set from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog.  I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock Ink on a Pool Party Cardstock sentiment label die cut with the Fragrant Flowers Dies.

Christmas Card idea using the Stampin' Up! One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper

To finish my card, I added a ribbon of 3/8" Pool Party Satin Ribbon, and a couple of Pool Party Glossy Dots.  This is a great way to use small pieces of left-over Designer Series Paper, yet you'll be proud to send this to special family or friends over the Holidays.  

Craft tools and ribbons used with Stampin' Up! One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper

Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Use the August Host Code if your order is between $50-$149 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.  

August 2023 Host Code: 3A2B96PH

  • Stamps:  Wishes All Around (Sentiments)
  • Ink: Pretty Peacock
  • Paper: Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Print from the One Horse Open Sleigh 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Pool Party Glossy Dots Assortment, Pool Party 3/8" Satin Ribbon (Retired), Fragrant Flowers Dies (Retired), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal

To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.    

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With Love & Gratitude September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create elegant treat boxes and notecards with this unique Paper Pumpkin Kit inspired by Shelli and all things autumn!  The treat boxes can be decorated for sophisticate Halloween treats or for a beautiful Thanksgiving table with names of your guests to use on place settings.  The notecards are a wonderful way to thank the coffee shop clerk who always waits on you or a waiter who gives you extra special service over the Fall and Holiday season.

Don't wait.  Subscribes to this month's kit by 10 September 2023.


What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy.  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving. 

Order the with Love & Gratitude 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit by September 10 to ensure you don't miss it!!

Take a look at the lovely stamp set and beautiful box for this Paper Pumpkin Kit

This kit includes:  

  • 8 treat packages (Finished size:  3-1/2" X 5" X2")
  • 8 note cards
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Lost Lagoon Stampin' Spot
  • Specialty gold foil pieces
  • Detailed die cuts
  • Final card size:  3-1/2" X 3-1/2"
Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Cooper Clay, Crumb Cake, gold foil, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path

Thoughts of Thanks Journal Add-on September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Add-On Journal with Gold-Foil Stickers

Why save gratitude for special days when you can savor it every day by writing it down in an inspiring journal?

Add-On Details
Thoughts of Thanks Journal
  • Available starting:  11 August, while supplies last
  • Price:  $15.00 USD
  • Item number: 163270
  • This add-on includes: 
    • 8" X 10" Journal
    • 2 specialty gold foil sticker sheets
    • Gold-clip page marker
Available for purchase separately on the online store

More ideas:  Looking for more ways to use paper Pumpkin kits?  Check out the Paper Pumpkin Blog, where talented concept artists come up with a few fun takes on the pieces included in kits and create new masterpieces.  Browse the blog.  

Order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription for 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo.  Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month-by-month basis.  Add the item number below to your regular order.  Or visit the Paper Pumpkin site and place your order there.  Be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.




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Redeem your Bonus Days Coupons 

Remember those coupons you earned for your $50 purchases in July? The ones where Stampin' Up! sent you an email with your coupon code(s)?  Only a couple more weeks-- until 31August 2023--to redeem these coupons on your Stampin' Up! purchases.  

Stretch your coupons by using them on Kits on sale from the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection or on a Paper Pumpkin subscription code to use now or later. 

  • All coupon codes were emailed right after a qualifying $50 purchase was made.
  • If you earned multiple codes from a single order, you received one email with multiple codes.
  • If you earned coupon codes from multiple $50 orders, you received separate emails for each code earned.
  • Multiple coupon codes can be entered and redeemed at once.  
  • If redeeming multiple codes, they must be separated by a space. 
  • Coupon valued at more than the amount of products ordered.  The overage of coupons being applies will be forfeited. 
  • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes
  • If you earned coupon codes but didn't receive an email, check your spam folder first.  If not found, please contact Stampin' up! at 1-800-782-6787
  • 31 August is the last day to use your coupons. All unused codes will expire after 31 August 2023

Check your email for emails from Stampin' Up! with the subject line:  "You Earned a Bonus Days Coupon Code!"


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Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is Live

Download a free digital copy of the  2023 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog 

Want a hard copy of the catalog?   Add item #163220 | $4.00 USD to your order for a single copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  

New September-December 2023 Mini Catalog has begun arriving in mail boxes of my customers who have ordered from me the past 6 months. Ordering from this new catalog begins 6 September 2023.

Stampin' Up! 2023 September - December Mini Catalog Cover

Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making these cards so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.

Add the August 2023 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.  Look for August's Host Code before you place your August order.

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