Showing posts with label Home For the Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home For the Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit. Show all posts

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Joyful Specialty Paper and Merriest Trees Stamp Set pair beautifully for Christmas Cards


  • Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies
  • Join Virtual World Card Making Day 2023 FREE 7 October 2023
  • Home For The Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I had so much fun pairing the Joyful Specialty Paper with the Merriest Trees Bundle to create today's card.  The Joyful Specialty Paper is an eclectic selection of four designs, all with a touch of gold foil.  I chose one with Cherry Cobbler and gold musical notes for my card today.  I love that this paper is versatile and can be used all year long, even though it is part of the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog collection. My color theme for this card is Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Shaded Spruce and Basic White.  I stamped the tree from Merriest Trees in Shaded Spruce Ink, die cut it using the Merriest Trees Dies, and added gold foil garland die cuts to decorate the tree.  Merriest Trees Dies also includes a large tag, which I die cut in Gold foil as a layer for my tree.  I added a gold foil layer matte and mounted my card on a Shaded Spruce Basecard.  I used a piece of Real Red & Gold Dotted 3/8" Ribbon, Item 162353, I found as a new item on the Online Exclusives -- only available on the Stampin' Up! Website.  I tied a knot in the piece of ribbon to add to the top of the gold foil tag on my card.   I stamped a sentiment from Merriest Trees Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock, and added a Gold Festive Pearl to the edge of the sentiment label. At the top of the tree, I added a gold star die cut using one of the dies in the Merriest Trees Dies.  

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Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies

The basecard for this card is Shaded Spruce Cardstock.  Then I used a layer of Gold Foil Sheet as a matte, and, finally, I added a layer of the Cherry Cobbler and gold foil music notes from the Stampin' Up! Joyful 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Then I die cut a Gold Foil Sheet tag using the Merriest Trees Dies.  

Christmas Tree - Themed card using Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies

Next, I  stamped the tree from the Merriest Trees Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce Ink onto Basic White Cardstock, and die cut it using the Merriest Trees Dies.   I also used the Merriest Trees Dies to die cut Gold Foil garland to string onto my tree.  Tip:  Back your Gold Foil Sheet with Adhesive Sheet before die cutting to make mounting these tiny die cuts easier.  I also stamped a trunk for my tree using Pecan Pie Ink.  I mounted the tree on Dimensionals before adding it to the tag on the card front.  I also die cut a Gold Foil star for the top of my tree using the Merriest Trees Dies.    

Holiday greeting card using Stampin' Up! Merriest Trees Stamp Set and Dies

To finish my cards, I tied a knot in a piece of 3/8 Real Red & Gold Dotted ribbon and added it to the top of my gold foil tag.  Then, on a piece of Basic White Cardstock scrap, I stamped a sentiment from the Merriest Trees Stamp Set in Shaded Spruce ink and trimmed it to fit my card.  Finally, I added a single Gold Festive Pearl to the edge of my sentiment.  

Stamps, dies and accessories used to create Christmas card using Merriest Trees Stamp set

Below is a close-up look at the Gold foil garland created using the Merriest Trees Dies and backed with adhesive sheet to make them easy to apply to the Christmas Tree. 


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Recipe for today's card
  • Stamps:  Merriest Trees
  • Ink:  Shaded Spruce
  • Paper:  Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil Sheet, Joyful 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic White  
  • Accessories: Merriest Trees Dies, Real Red & Gold 3/8" Dotted Ribbon,  Gold Festive Pearls, Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Seal, Dimensionals

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Come Craft With US 

Celebrate World Card Making FREE Virtual Event 7 October 2023

It's time to celebrate one of our favorite days of the year--World Card Making Day, 07 October 2023, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM (MT).  

Invite your friends, and fellow crafting enthusiast to craft along with with you and  Stampin' Up! as we express our creativity and make fabulous cards. All from the comfort of your own home. 

In just under three hours, we'll create three unique cards together. 

Everyone is invite and welcome.  And the event and registration are FREE. Register on the Stampin' Up! website.    

Who:  Anyone!
When:  7 October from 2:00 - 5:00 pm (MT)
Where:  Online
Price of event:  Free
Registration dates: Now - 7 October 2023
Registration is encouraged as the event link will be emailed to you a few days before 7 October.  

You do not need to be a demonstrator to watch the event on your own or with your crafting friends.

When you register (above) for the event, you'll find the Card Making Supply List and Measurements download on the registration page under Event Resources, so you can prepare by cutting your cardstock for each project before the event.  You can purchase the resources needed or substitute your own similar sets and products.

These are the Stamps and Dies we'll use for this event:

  • Circle Saying Bundle, Item 161355
  • Earthen Textures Bundle, Item 161514
  • Heartfelt Hexagon Bundle, Item 162889

Complete Card Making Supply List and Cutting Dimensions for 7 October are available on the registration page.  Having these supplies on hand will make it easier for your to craft along.  However, you're welcome to substitute any of these items as you like in order to make them your own.

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Inventory Update   

As quickly as several items became available on September 11, they again sold out within a day!  Here's the latest:

Back in Stock

Item            Now Orderable                     USD

162215     Them Bones 12" X 12" DSP      $12.50
161526     Timeless Arrangement Bundle  $54.00
161996     Night Divine Dies                     $27.00
161986     O Holy Night 12" X 12 DSP       $12.50

Here's a partial list of when you can expect these items back in stock.

Item            Not Orderable             Expected Back Week of
162222     Them-Bones Suite                  Oct 2, 2023
162218     Bag of Bones Dies                  Sept 18, 2023
162219     Bag of Bones Bundle              Sept 18, 2023
162193     All About Autumn Suite          Oct 23, 2023
162178     All About Autumn DSP            Oct 23, 2023
162012     O Holy Night Suite                 Oct    2, 2023
162007     Stars At Night Bundle             Oct    2, 2023
162006     Stars At Night Hybrid Embossing Folder  Oct 2, 2023
162150     Winter Meadow Suite              Sept 25, 2023
161983     Joy of Christmas Suite            Sept 18, 2023
161371     Darling Details Bundle            Sept 18, 2023
159237     Distressed Gold 12" X 12" Foil  Sept 18, 2023

The majority of items in the new catalog are available, including the individual stamp sets in several of the suites and bundles above.

Festive Mugs for the Holidays   

Adorable set of mugs makes the perfect drink companion.  Great way to spread Christmas cheer, all while representing your favorite crafting company in style.  Item # 162502, $23.00 USD. Two, 10 oz., Microwave and dishwasher safe mugs.

Home For The Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create sparkling cards filled with warmth and light using the Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Christmas village-themed kit.  Each kit comes with eight cards, four each of two designs, with festive coordinating envelopes.  The shimmery details and traditional Christmas colors are sure to help you create cards that bring cheer and joy to any recipient

This kit also features special glitter flue!  What a great way to add some extra twinly details to your cards.  The best part?  Your October Paper Pumpkin Kit will arrive in a beautiful box that coordinates with the theme and design of the cards in this kit.  What a great way to bring inspiration to your crafting experience!  

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

Home For the Holidays October 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

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.

This kit includes:  

  • All the supplies you'll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards--4 each of 2 designs-- and eight coordinating envelopes (Finished size:  4-1/2" X 5-1/2")
  • a coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs
  • a Real Red Stampin' Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Flue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces
  • Final card size:  3-1/2" X 3-1/2"
Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red

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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If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog or the September - December Mini Catalog, contact me here

Another way to get 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.

Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is Live

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

Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 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.  

New September-December 2023 Mini Catalog has arrived in mail boxes of my customers who have ordered from me during the past 6 months. 
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