Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Try Me—You'll Like Me

Try Me—You'll Like Me

Afraid of commitment? Too much pun'kin for you to handle? You can try me and I'll visit just once. (But I know you'll want me to come back every month.)
• I'm $16.95 (plus shipping).
• I've got all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create beautiful projects.
• I'm all cut, measured, and ready—with instructions included. (Don't worry, I'm easy.)

 Want to get a closer look at Paper Pumpkin before you join? Here's your chance to try me for one month! I'm filled with everything you need to create a sweet project—stamps, ink, accessories, and paper (of course). What's more, you'll have the stamp, clear block, and ink to use for other projects!

Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit# 132600

Want us to be BFFs every month? Join and I can keep visiting you each month (cool, huh?). Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com

 Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL and choose me, Beth Beard as your demo., to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Celebrate a Creepy Crawly Halloween


My 5 year old grand niece, Arianna, calls me this afternoon with a special request. She loves the treat boxes I make and she would love to have another; a Halloween & a purple one. She's my biggest fan, so after we hung up, I got busy and made the Halloween treat box first.

I knew I wanted to use this stamp from the Halloween Bash stamp set, so I made the box 3" x 3" x 1-1/2". For bling, I used the new Orange Ultrafine Stampin' Glitter and made a handle using  Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon.

Now...I'm off to start on the purple one.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Halloween Bash (wood) #130577 or (clear) #130580
Paper: Basic Black CS #121045, Whisper White CS #100730, Pumpkin Pie CS#105117, Witches Brew DSP #132185
Ink: Pumpkin Pie #126945, Jet Black StazOn #101406
Tools: Heat Tool #129053
Accessories: 1/8" Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon #119253, Heat & Stick Powder #100625, Orange Stampin' Glitter #132206

Friday, August 23, 2013


  • Need one leaf? Stamp. Need two leaves? Stamp, stamp. Need a treeful? Stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp, stamp . . . Make a single leaf or stamp a bunch in the colors you want with the Magnificent Maple Wood-Mount Stamp.
  •  If you've ever embossed before, you know what fun it is to see the powder melt into a smooth, shimmery image, right before your eyes. If not, you are in for a real treat with Stampin' Up! Gold Embossing Powder! 
  • Our electric heat tool gives you the right amount of heat for any technique. Great for use with embossing powder and Heat & Stick powder.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Magnificent Maple #131868 and harvest of Thanks (wood) #131736 or (clear)#131739
Ink: VersaMark #102283
Paper: Chocolate Chip CS #102128, Tangerine Tango CS#111349, Sweater Weather DSP #132184
Tools: Bitty Banner Framelits Dies #129267, Big Shot #113439, Heat Tool #129053, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder #109129

Thursday, August 22, 2013

PPA 169 - Sketch Challenge

We have a new sketch for you this week at Pals Paper Arts.  Nicole Watt, our Resident Artist and Sketch Designer for PPA Team 2, has created this inspiring sketch for you.  We hope you will play along with us this week!
  • I chose to flip the sketch this week and use the warm colors and texture-rich designs in the new Sweater Weather DSP.
  • This delightfully rustic ribbon adds simple elegance to its surroundings.
  • Be awesome in your thankfulness. Just take this stamp set, some cardstock, and stamp away--cards for the amazing people in your life.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Harvest of Thanks (wood) #131736 or (clear) #131739
Paper: Sweater Weather DSP #132184, Whisper White CS #100730 ,Sahara Sand CS #121043
Ink: Sahara Sand #126976, Tangerine Tango #126946
Tools: Apothecary Accents Dies #127003, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Modern Label Punch #119849
Accessories:1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon #132140, Candy Dots #130934, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

a very merry Christmas to you


 Everything looks better when sprinkled in silver! If you love shiny, sparkly projects for the holidays, Stampin' Up! Silver Trim and ultafine Silver Stampin' Glitter really pack a punch!
  • The cool, crisp colors in the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper are perfect for wintery creations in an alternative color scheme.
  •  Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow--on your cards and scrapbook pages with the Festive Flurry Stamp Set. I stamped the snowflake image in VersaMark, covered in Heat & Stick Powder, melted with Heat Tool and covered in Silver Stampin' Glitter.
  •  Die cut the snowflake using the coordinating Framelits Dies. Did you know you can  BUNDLE & SAVE! Festive Flurry Stamp Set + Festive Flurry Framelits Dies = 15% savings!
Wood Mount Bundle #133284 or Clear Mount Bundle # 133285

Tip: Heat and Stick powder is an amazing powder adhesive that becomes sticky when heated to hold your glitter. Use with VersaMark, Heat Tool and Stampin' Glitter.

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamps: Festive Flurry #131778 (wood) or #131781 (clear), More Merry Messages (clear) #126402
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Pool Party #122924, Winter Frost Specialty DSP #132341
Ink: Pool Party #126982 and VersaMark #102283
Tools: Festive Flurry Framelits Dies # 132193, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Heat Tool #129053
Accessories: Heat & Stick Powder #100625, Silver 1/8" Ribbon #132137

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - PP159

 I thought it would be fun to play along with The Paper Players. This week they have a Clean and Simple Challenge by creating a One Layer Card.

  • The card base is Brushed Silver Card Stock.  Stampin' Up!'s high-quality card stock is dyed with pure color all the way through, so you'll never get a white core! 
  • The stamp set I used is Festive Flurry from the Holiday Catalog. This set coordinates with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies so you can cut out an avalanche of snowflakes in no time.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Festive Flurry #131781 and Delightful Dozen #122652
Paper: Brushed Silver Card Stock #100712
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink #101731, Smokey Slate #131179, Silver Metallic Encore pad #132142

  • BUNDLE & SAVE!  Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Festive Flurry Framelits Dies = 15% savings for you! #133285

Thursday, August 15, 2013

PPA168 - A Sketch Challenge


 The very talented Margaret Moody has another wonderful sketch for us this week at Pals Paper Arts! There are so many fabulous creations to inspire you. I hope you play along with us this week. 

I opted for a Christmas card. We've been having cool temps. in the Midwest making it feel more like October than August.

  •  Just add color to these images from the Color Me Christmas stamp set for some genuine holiday whimsy. 
  • The bold line images are the perfect framework for watercolors,  markers or add Candy Dots for tree ornaments for a little dimension.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Color Me Christmas #131742 (wood) and #131745 (clear)
Paper: Seasons of Style DSP #132340, Whisper White #100730, Cherry Cobbler #119685 and Old Olive#100702 card stock
Ink: Old Olive # and Daffodil Delight Stampin Write Marker #119677
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon #132135 and Real Red Candy Dots #130931

We have a brand-new photopolymer stamp set available. Another Thank You (item 133454) is an exclusive, versatile set for any occasion that calls for a thank you.

What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

 Have yourself an eclectic little Christmas! 
  • The mix of fun fonts and images in this stamp set prove that different styles can coexist beautifully.
  • Traditional holiday colors in beautiful bold designs make Seasons of Style DSP is a perfect choice for crafting in style this season!

  • Make a bold statement with this Cherry Cobbler grosgrain ribbon, edged with white.  
  • Quickly and easily create custom envelope liners to match your handcrafted cards. 

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Merry Little Christmas #131826 (wood) or 131829 (clear)
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Season of Style DSP #132340, Old Olive card stock #100702
Ink: Old Olive #, 126953, Cherry Cobbler #126966
Tools: Envelope Liners Framelits Dies #132172, Big Shot #113439
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon #132135

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Joyful Christmas Wishes - August Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it's only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month's blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories!

You should have just left stop number 15 on the Pals Hop - Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Share Christmas joy and your best wishes for the new year with cards you make yourself. Some cardstock, a little bit of ink, and this stamp set are all you need.
  • The price of silver keeps going up, and the value of your projects will go up too when you use these beautiful foil sheets! Can be embossed, cut with punches or Big Shot dies.
  • Create beautiful scripted backgrounds for cards, gifts, and more with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!
  •  Get on top of the metallic trend with beautiful silver stamped images using the Silver Metallic Encore Pad.
  • Love cool tools? Quickly and easily create custom envelope liners to match your handcrafted cards with the Envelope Liner Framelits Dies.
  • Gorgeous rhinestone-adorned embellishments are the perfect, finishing touch for cards, packaging, and more.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Joyful Christmas #131802 (wood mount) or #131805 (clear mount)
Paper: Siver Foil Sheets #132178, Bermuda Bay card stock # 131197, Winter Frost Specialty DSP #132341
Ink: Silver Metallic Encore Pad #132142
Tools: Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132175,
Accessories: Frosted Finishes Embellishments #132150

The next stop is Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons, stop number 17 on the Pals Blog Hop! I know Linda will have an amazing project to share! 

Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hello There

Isn't this gift box darling? I love that sweet little bow!
  • Create your own paper bows using Gift Bow Bigz L Die and any of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous cardstock or Designer Series Paper.
  •  Makes bows in 2 sizes.

  • Oh Happy Day, when you can use this sweet stamp set to create cards, gifts, or treats and share the happiness!

Stampin' Up! Supplies :
Stamps: Hello There #130297
Paper: Basic Black #121045 and Very Vanilla card stock #101650, Modern Medley DSP #126926
Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406
Tools: Gift Bow Bigz L Die #129977, Big Shot #113439