June is Busting!

Hello All!

Let’s take care of the business things first…June is the month that demonstrators can pre-order from the NEW Mini Catalog (formerly the Holiday Catalog)! So, if you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator let me know! The many perks are unbelievable, and this “pre-order” is one of them. You also get first looks at the catalogs, invites to the many “conventions” Stampin’ Up! offers and so much more. All for $99.00 and you choose $125.00 worth of product for your start up kit. Plus you receive an instant 20% discount on your purchases. Try it out! If it doesn’t quite fit, that is okay! We never want to pressure anyone. You still have purchasing power on my website.

The Mini Catalog will go live to all of you out there July 1st! It goes through January 4, 2023. Geez that sounds so strange – 2023. I remember 2000! Aarrgh!

Take a look at the products that will retire for good on June 30th! Some are 50% off! Can you believe what a bargain that is? They are “as long as supply lasts” so don’t delay!

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last
  • Ordering Deadline: 30 June 2022 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click HERE for a pdf copy of the retiring items list.


It starts July 1 through August 31! For every $50.00 you spend before tax and shipping, you can choose from many “FREE” items. There are items at the $50.00 level, and some at the $100 level. Many coordinate with stamps or dies in the new July-January Mini Catalog! It’s a great way to get the free products.

Kits Collection Buy One Get One 50% Off Promotion: Spread the News!

Be sure to act quickly! For the entire month of June 2022, the Kits Collection will be on sale! Buy one kit and get the second kit 50% off. Buy kits for your friends and family! Kits are all-inclusive projects and make great creative gifts. Stampin’ Up! has some amazing Kits available to you. Click HERE for your selection of kits.

Paper Pumpkin!!!

Looking for fresh ideas and designs for your summer cards and crafts? Then the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit is just what you’re looking for! This month’s kit is inspired by open markets, summer produce, and community. We can’t wait to see how you make the most of this sensational kit. And don’t forget about the mini canvas bag add-on!

For this month only you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. You will get one bag included in your kit, but there’s no need to stop the creativity there! Purchase more bags that you can stamp, color, and personalize. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!

Mini Shopping Bags Add-On

Item Number: 161922 

Item Price: $13.00 USD

Add-on details:

  • You must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this item.
  • Includes 4 mini canvas bags.
  • You can fit a couple cards in each bag. Perfect for a fun twist on card packaging!
  • Stamp or color on the bags for a personalized touch.
  • Mini Shopping Bag size: 5-3/8″ x 6″ (13.7 x 15.2 cm)

Make the most of the summer season with fun sentiments like “Love you a whole bunch” and “You are the sweetest” stamped alongside a bushel of berries. You’ll love the stylized line art images that make it easy for you to show your creativity. And those cute mini canvas bags make this kit even more fun. Time to subscribe for the perfect summer craft!

Be sure to sign up by JUNE 10th! Better yet, sign up for a 3mo, 6mo, or annual subscription, so you never miss any of the latest kits. To sign up or purchase, click this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2133322.

Last but not least, if you shop with me, and your order is $150 or less, please use this Hostess Code:

If you order more than $150.00, DO NOT use the Hostess Code! You will receive Stampin’ Rewards that you can use on your order.

Well, I have covered a lot of information, so I will share my cards and class pictures in a few days. Take care all, stay safe and…

Be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper.

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May Day, May Day!

Hi to all of you! No, I am not issuing a distress call for help (well, maybe! Ha!), just a notice that today is actually May Day! Gosh, can you believe it that the year 2022 is almost half way done?

I just wanted to pop on and let you all know that May 3rd is the day the NEW Annual Catalog will go live to you all! May 2nd (tomorrow) is the last day to order from our 2021-22 catalog. Also, be sure to check out the last chance product list as some of our favorites won’t be back in the 2022-23 catalog. It is sad, but necessary to “retire” some products to make room for some great new things. Click here to see the last chance product list https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2022/04_Last-Chance-AC/PDF/2021-2022-Annual-Catalog-Last-Chance-Products_US.pdf

If you order products from me and the total before shipping and tax is less than $150.00, be sure to use this Host Code!

If your order is over $150.00 do not use the code – you will earn Stampin’ Rewards to use for more products.

Paper Pumpkin, the best monthly crafting kit you could ever want is Celebrating the New In Colors! Subscribe by May 10th to get your hands on this wonderful kit. To subscribe click this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2133322. The May Paper Pumpkin offers you:

Endless Coordination

The Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit is not just a gorgeous kit on its own, it can become a dazzling addition to all the coordinating 2022–2024 In Color products in the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog! There’s a whole new range of colors and products to mix and match with. Make sure you flip through the catalog and pick up all the coordinating products that catch your eye, and then make sure to show us all what you come up with. Post your creations on the Stampin’ Up! social media using the hashtags #PaperPumpkin and #CelebratingInColor to ensure we all can see it!

Get a Chance to Win a GOLDEN Voucher!

This kit comes with a special bonus—a golden voucher worth $25 USD in Stampin’ Up! products will be randomly added to 200 Paper Pumpkin boxes. That means every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will have a chance to win! The lucky subscribers will open their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Box and find a golden voucher inside. So be sure to open your box as soon as it arrives!

Gift Card Holders As Well? Yes Please!

That’s right! Not only does this kit come with 10 stunning cards and coordinating envelopes, it also includes 10 coordinating gift card holders as well. That means you can send your friends, family, or coworkers congratulatory words alongside a well-earned gift card to really show your appreciation for them.

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! offers some fabulous Kits? All inclusive kits that is! To see the latest kit “Kindness Cards Kit” and all the other available kits, click here https://my.stampinup.com/portal/happening-now/current-promotions/kits-collection.

Stampin’ Up! is driven to make a positive difference in people’s lives. They offer not only great products and customer service, but also provide amazing experiences, creativity, community, and more! 

We see a real opportunity to reach other types of people whom we believe would benefit from being associated with Stampin’ Up!—perhaps those who don’t consider themselves to be creative, have time or space limitations, or who would love to have fun experiences but aren’t interested in collecting crafting supplies (yet). We want to give these friends a taste of the Stampin’ Up! experience so they can see what we offer and imagine how it could make a positive difference in their lives.

Enter the Kits Collection. These all-inclusive kits were designed for beginner crafters or those looking for a quick creative fix. They are a fun and fast introduction to Stampin’ Up! and all that it has to offer—its creative focus, its active community, and its opportunities for personal growth.

If you are local to me and would like to join my team and my friends craft, please email me at mbshedoudy@gmail.com to get put on my monthly “Sunday Craftin’ Gals Gathering” mailing list. It is a monthly gathering to do fun projects from Stampin’ Up! and enjoy the company of our life long friends. This month’s gathering is May 22nd at Noon. See my Stampin’ Up! link for more details…https://creatingwithpaper.stampinup.net.

Well, that is all for now! Happy May Day and may the month of May be kind to you all! Until we meet again

Be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper.

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Well, what did you do in February? I missed it!

Hello Friends!

I have been MIA most of February but I hope to back with all my feet on the ground now! I will explain later in the blog.

I wanted to cover several important subjects and I apologize for not keeping all of you wonderful subscribers up to date! So, here we go…

Well, Sale-A-Bration ends today. If you want to take advantage of some free items, be sure to place your order today!!! Up until 11 pm tonight, you can get a free item for every $50.00 you spend. There are several $100.00 free items also. Let me know asap if you want to place an order, but if you place it through my site here, it will let you know what to do. Questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!

Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions

This is the March Paper Pumpkin Kit. Subscribe by March 10th to get this gorgeous kit.

What exactly is Paper Pumpkin?


If you’re looking for a fun and simple creative outlet paper crafting might be your best option! It’s fun, creative, and handmade projects bring joy to you and to others. And nothing makes paper crafting as fun, easy, and creative as Paper Pumpkin!

Everything You Need in a Craft Box

One issue crafters often run into is feeling overwhelmed by their project. Lack of inspiration, proper supplies and crafty know-how might discourage you from even starting a project and unlocking your creative potential!

This never happens with a craft subscription box from Paper Pumpkin. That’s because everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription.

Build Your Stamp Collection

Among the items in each Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kit is a reusable rubber stamp. So after you’re done creating your monthly craft, you’ll have a valuable stamp to add to your collection. You even get a free clear stamping block with your first craft box. Plus, you get a different color ink pad every month as well.

Print & Video Instruction Make Crafting Easy

Even the craftiest among us worry that we’ll have trouble understanding how to do a project, or that we’ll make a mistake. You never have to worry about that with Paper Pumpkin! That’s because not only does each monthly arts and crafts box come with clear, easy-to-understand printed instructions, but we also upload a video to YouTube so you can watch a professional guide you through the craft.

Kids Can Help with Monthly Craft Kits

Although Paper Pumpkin makes craft boxes for adults, they can be fun for the whole family! Use your monthly craft box subscription to introduce your kids to a fun and creative outlet. It’s truly a gift to instill a love of crafting and creativity in kids. You’ll be thrilled to see how their skills grow over time. One day your kids might have their own monthly craft subscription box!

Get Started with Your Monthly Craft Box Now

Paper Pumpkin is known for having some of the best art subscription boxes available. Subscribe today and see for yourself! To subscribe click on this link! https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2133322

New Waves of the Ocean

Starting tomorrow, March 1st, the New Waves of the Ocean Collection will be available to you all! Take a look at all of this loveliness in one collection! A great video explains and shows all of the pieces of the collection. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZESVmzjbIQg. The entire Waves of the Ocean Collection has everything shown below for $79.25. Item # 161797. You can choose to buy each item separately, which the item numbers are listed below!

Here are the items included in the collection.

Waves of Inspiration Bundle #158841 $51.25

Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper #159982 $11.50

Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels #159936 $6.50

Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper #159983 $10.00

Go to Let’s Shop and get it while it lasts. Limited quantities so order NOW!

So, the reason for MIA in February…we adopted a new kitten who was brought up from San Felipe Mexico. The poor thing was starving, weak and in pretty bad shape when our neighbors found her. They nursed her for awhile when they got back to the US, but Evan turned out to be allergic. So, we fell in love with her and took her in and are dealing with several medical issues with her. She requires a lot of attention, and unfortunately has to be quarantined from our other two sweet cats until her health is a bit better. It had been a rough go throughout the month, and I barely got anything done in the papercrafting realm. She is coming around and hopefully the worst is behind us. Thanks for being patient with me and if you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at mbshedoudy@cox.net OR mbshedoudy@gmail.com.

Until next time…

Be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper.

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