Thursday, March 3, 2016


Good morning stampers!  Today I am sharing an alternative idea for using the My Paper Pumpkin kit from December 2015 (yes, I was a little busy in December so it didn't get done until now).  What is My Paper Pumpkin?  Simply said, it is a craft kit you get delivered to your house every month with everything you need included in the box, except your adhesive, to create beautiful projects.  The first month you even get an acrylic block to use with the photopolymer stamp set included in each kit.  For example, this kit (which was a 1-year calendar stand) included 12 stamps, an Ink Spot, 12 printed background papers (all the paper and cardstock is heavy weight), one sheet with over 25 die-cut flowers, 1 sheet of gold foil banners, 1 sheet of white banners, 12 calendars on heavy weight cardstock, 4 yards of gold and white twine, 4 yards of metallic gold thread, 75 adhesive dots, 75 Dimensionals, and 1 metal stand to hold the calendar!!!  Can you believe all of that in one box, for less than $20 -- the stamps alone are worth half of this, and you can use them over and over again!!  I decided not to make the calendar because I already had tons of them and really needed cards for my card ministry.  Yes, the majority of the kits are for cards but you will get some 3-D projects -- and ALL OF THEM ARE ADORABLE!!  If you are interested in getting a box full of fun each month, Stampin' Up! is having a sale until the end of March if you sign up for a 3-month subscription -- plus, you can pick out a free Sale-A-Bration product!!  A win-win situation!  Here is my alternative idea for the calendar:

If you are like me, there are certain stamps that you will always keep because they are timeless.  I made this watercolored bookmark using retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets on both the front and back, with watercolor paper and new Blackberry Bliss Ribbon (it was a special request from my daughter).  I love to stamp with new and old Stampin' Up! product, which never grows old for me!!

This is the back.  I laminated the entire bookmark so it wouldn't curl. 
Until next time,

". . . Your Father knows what you need before you ask him."  --  Matthew 6:8


  1. I love how you used the kit. I made the calendar and like how it turned out. I too, have lots of calendars this year but this one I leave sitting out on dining room table and will move to the family room in a few months. It is so elegant and my stamping buddy, Jacqie, was going to give it away as a gift but once we got them made, she changed her mind. I think with you and others sharing their alternative ideas, I will wait for a while before I do my kit. TFS

  2. I love that you bring out beautiful retired sets. I love so many of my retired sets, thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I love that you bring out beautiful retired sets. I love so many of my retired sets, thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Lovely paper cards! They will look stunning for my daughter’s party that she is going to celebrate with her friends at local event venues. Sought my help in arranging it and planning to make paper cards to give a personal touch.