SSINK Paper Pumpkin Showcase

Last week I needed a couple of cards in a hurry.  Paper Pumpkin to the rescue!  I popped open my latest box and found all the products needed to make some  cute Thank You cards.

Sometimes I add a little extra to the cards.  Here’s the same card with a little bling:

These Thank You’s were for Beth & Mary, my helpers for our Maui Big Shots! Retreat that we had last weekend!  2 1/2 days of total creativity, fun, friendship (talking story- as we say in Hawaii) & great food!!  12 of my downline attended & we stayed at a condo on the beach in Napili.  I’m so blessed to have these women in my life- & what a fabulous time we had!!

Mary & Beth have been helping me plan & prep for about 4 months!  I made them these special Retreat Survival Kits!

Here we are after unpacking the van- finally relaxing.

Thanks, you guys!!!  I’m sure you’re pretty tired of my infamous “delegating skills”!!  Ha!

Back to Paper Pumpkin!

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WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR MONTHLY BOX?

With Paper Pumpkin, you’ll save time and money while you build a collection of crafting supplies. Every month you’ll receive a unique stamp set with an ink spot (that won’t repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you’ll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects. In addition, your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you’ll use every month.
Details of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 201711:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.
To order your 50% off kit and subscribe thru MEplease visit Paper Pumpkin and enter code HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit. 

Watch the video below to learn more about this limited time offer to try Paper Pumpkin at 50% off.

Hope you give it a try!  It’s really fun to get a surprise box in your mailbox every month!

Go to the STYLIN’ STAMPIN’ INKSPRIATION PAGE to see more on Paper Pumpkin!

August Paper Pumpkin Peek- Hurry to get it!!

A peak at August’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

Here’s a peak of the theme of the August Paper Pumpkin kit!  Be sure to subscribe here by the end of August 10th (TOMORROW) to get this month’s kit!

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Navy baker’s twine and gorgeous coral ribbon are the perfect finishing touch to our August inspiration mood board. You don’t want to miss out on finding how these elements work with the rest of August’s coral-hued kit! Think warm CARDS and gifting!

Remember you can choose between one month, 3 months, 6 months or a year subscription.  Or just buy one month to try it out for $20.

CLICK HERE to go to the main Paper Pumpkin Page to see all the sign up options!  Please be sure & sign up under ME!!

Haunted House 3-D

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Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team is featuring 3-D items!  I selected this page from Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for the house because it’s a heavier weight of paper- and because it’s so cute with a shiny spider web!

Just so you know, Stampin’ Up! has Designer Series Papers (which happen to be on a special sale this month only!  Buy 3, get 1 FREE!).  These cost $11.00 for a pack.

“Specialty” Designer Series Papers cost $13 for a pack.  They always have 2 sheets of special- shiny- bling-y paper that’s especially pretty!  So now you know.

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I just love it!!  I’d like to make 100 little houses & hang them all around!

Supplies Used:

  • Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Home Sweet Home Thinlits Die
  • Sweet Home Stamp Set
  • Paisley Framelits Dies (back window with ghost peeking out)
  • Orange & Silver Glitter Paper
  • Enamel Shapes
  • Skull & Crossbones is a sticker from an old Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Be sure & head on over to see what the other SSINK Team Gals have come up with for their 3-D ideas!

 

Showing off Some Birthday Cards!

I’ve received so many amazing cards for my birthday and want to share photos of some of them!

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This is one of my favorites!!  Remember the Washi Tape Punch?!  Glad I still have mine!  These remind me of some bell bottoms I had in 8th grade that I sewed floral fabric into the bottom outside legs!  Groovy!

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Work of Art!

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Pretty card!  I love this set!

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My nephew, Abe sent me this pretty card he made using My Paper Pumpkin.  Thanks, Abe!  Did you know Abe & I were “famous” this week?!!  We were featured in Stampin’ Up! Succeed Weekly!

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Paper Pumpkin in Unexpected Places

Several years ago, demonstrator Cheryl Hamilton brought some stamping supplies over to her mother-in-law’s house so the family could have some fun crafting. Her mother-in-law wasn’t interested and the supplies sat on the table for a few days until her nephew came to visit. Cheryl asked Abe, who has Down syndrome, if he’d like to make a card from her Paper Pumpkin kit. He dove right in and he didn’t stop until the entire kit was complete! He’s been hooked on Paper Pumpkin ever since.
His mom, Vicki, shares that, “Abe loves art and has always liked art classes. Because he is challenged in the area of fine motor skills, he would often get discouraged with his results. But when he started getting Paper Pumpkin, he was so proud of the great cards and crafts he could turn out! Paper Pumpkin is so foolproof and the results are guaranteed to be beautiful. So, he feels so successful and can’t wait to get the next box!”
Cheryl says an unexpected bonus is she’s grown closer to her nephew because of Paper Pumpkin even though she lives in Hawaii and he in New Mexico. They send pictures and comments to each other on Facebook every month after the new kit comes out. She’s had some of her fellow demonstrators send him cards for his birthday, as well. What did he have to say about that? Pretty much what we all think: “It does make my heart feel so happy to get cards in the mail.”

Don’t you love it?!!  I think Abe should be the Paper Pumpkin Spokesperson!!  Speaking of Paper Pumpkin, I have a new orange box on the table that’s been calling my name…

Paper Pumpkin BOGO!

Paper Pumpkin has a great offer for anyone who hasn’t tried it!

BUY ONE MONTH, GET THE NEXT MONTH FREE!

Every month you get an orange box in your mailbox!  You never know what’s inside!  Here’s what I found in my mailbox last week…

I’m having a PAPER PUMPKIN NIGHT at my house on Friday, September 30, from 7 pm – 9 pm!  Come see samples from the older kits and make a couple of projects to try it out!  Bring a friend!  This is a great idea as a way to spend time with your children or grandkids!  Also a fun idea to give as a gift!

  • Friday, September 30
  • 7 pm
  • 1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku, HI
  • RSVP:  chamilton.maui@gmail.com

Celebrate With Me!

I’m excited to tell you that I’ve been selected to be a part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation team!!  They are a group of very creative & talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that keep busy with fun ideas & challenges.  Be sure & click on the link HERE to see some of their ideas!

Today is my first official day as a team member & the theme today is Fourth of July (or red/white/blue).  I’m hosting a block party this weekend, so I came up with this little treat to give out.

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits were the perfect size for my Red Vines.  Yum!  I remember eating these at the movies when I was a kid.

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Wish you could see the sparkle on the little swirls where I’ve swiped it with Wink of Stella!

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This bag, especially with the doily, makes me think of the banners on Makawao Avenue here on Maui.  Most people probably don’t realize this, but we have lots of cowboys (Paniolos) in Hawaii and a big rodeo is held each year on July 4th on my island of Maui.

Being a part of this team is a big challenge for me, and it’s sure to keep me stampin’!  My favorite thing to do!!  I’d appreciate comments any time!  Please subscribe to my blog via email (on the right bar of this page) so that you don’t miss anything!

For more  4th of July ideas, be sure & check out the SSINKspiration Blog!

 

My Paper Pumpkin- FREE Stamp Set Next Month!

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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to remind you about My Paper Pumpkin!  Now is the perfect time to try it!  Get a 3 month subscription for just $55 and you’ll also get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  And… Stampin’ Up! is giving us an extra free stamp set in April.  March’s kit looks beautiful!!

Let’s get together on Thursday, March 31 to put our kits together!  5-7 pm at Marylou’s office.  Can’t have those boxes sitting around gathering dust!

 

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My Paper Pumpkin for February

Spoiler Alert!!!

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Paper Pumpkin Feb (3) I think we’re going to like this one!!!

Let’s get together and make our kits!!

Thursday, March 3rd at 5 pm (or whenever you get off work)

Marylou’s Office in Kahului (contact me for directions)

Bring your kits & adhesives.  And snacks.

Please join us if you’d like to see a sample of a Paper Pumpkin kit!  They’re always a surprise in the mailbox & fun, cute projects!  Right now a 3 month subscription is on sale for just $55, and you get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item when you order!

Paper Pumpkin Valentines

Yesterday I finally opened my January My Paper Pumpkin Kit and made tons of valentines!! I used the heart framelit and cut out a large heart for each of them and made them into pockets.

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Now is a great time to order your 3 month subscription to My Paper Pumpkin!  It’s on sale now for just $55!  And you’ll also get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Happy Valentines Day!

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I had fun with everyone yesterday who came over to work on My Paper Pumpkin Projects!  Several ladies brought over a stack of their unopened boxes & others helped my with my stack.  We all loved how different the projects were… cards, boxes, journals, Candy holders…  FUN STUFF!

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If you’d like to give Paper Pumpkin a try for 3 months, now is the time!  3 months for just $55 and you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-Bration product because you placed a $50 order!  Wait until Sale-a-Bration starts on Tuesday, January 5th, then go to My Paper Pumpkin & place your order!

We each made a card yesterday using one of the FREE sets from Sale-a-Bration, called Honeycomb Happiness.  CASED this cute card from Billie Moan, one of my favorite bloggers.

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  • Stamp Set:  Honeycomb Happiness
  • Colors:  Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories:  Aquapainter, Markers, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Honeycomb Embellishments

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See the sparkle?  That’s from a new product I just love, called Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Just brush it on.  It dries immediately & the glitter stays put!

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One final tip:  To mail these cute honeycombs, leave them closed with a note for the recipient to “peel & open”.  That way they don’t arrived squished!

Thanks for stopping by!