Let’s get crafty!

The new Paper Pumpkin is out!

Create dazzling traditional Christmas cards with the Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes eight beautiful cards—four each of two designs. Whether you want to send a few to your loved ones or fill your home with some extra special Christmas cheer, this kit has everything you need to make some sparkly, festive cards. Keep reading to learn more!

An extra fun feature of the “Home for the Holidays Paper Pumpkin Kit” is the bottle of GLITTER GLUE! Use this glue to add shimmery, shiny details to the Christmas scenes on your cards. Add some glitter to the trees, houses, snow, and more. There are endless possibilities with this glue and the kit.

About The Kit

Kit Name: Home for the Holidays

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.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs.
  • A Real Red Stampin’ Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces

Finished folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)

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

Subscription Information

Subscribe to the August Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 September and 10 October by clicking here!

Don’t delay in subscribing or purchasing this kit. They may go quickly!

Let’s get started on Christmas!

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

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The wait is over!

Today, September 6th is the day it all starts! The Holiday season begins at Stampin’ Up! It is going to be an exciting one!

The new Mini Catalog is open and live today, so don’t miss all the new things in it! There are cute, beautiful, fun and awesome items contained between it’s covers. If you would like a copy, please email me and I will be sure to get one out to you! It’s worth it! Click Here to see all of it’s goodness!

Here is a quick video that will highlight just a few of the fabulous things in the catalog…

Don’t forget about the KITS!

Celebrate Christmas with everyone, everywhere with the Christmas Everywhere Kit by Stampin’ Up! It comes with everything you need to create 9 Christmas cards in 3 festive designs featuring trees from around the world. Get an early start on your Christmas crafting and send some holiday cheer to friends and loved ones wherever they are!

This kit includes:

Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs

  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Christmas Everywhere photopolymer stamp set
  • One Lost Lagoon Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed die-cut labels and images with red glitter, adhesive, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Granny Apple Green, Lost Lagoon, Pecan Pie, Pretty Peacock, Real Red

To see all the kits available, Click Here

The new ONLINE EXCLUSIVES are available. Remember the paper I showed you last month? Well it is available now! Find all of the Online Exclusives right here! Believe me the paper is going to be a big hit and may not last! So, order now!

So if you have discovered the way to order is a bit different now. Stampin’ Up! has made it more user friendly for you the customer to look and order. If you are having trouble figuring out how to get in to the ordering site, I can help you along. My best advice is to go to Stampinup.com. You sign in as usual, but you will see a different page front. In the upper left hand corner, the is the “hamburger” symbol – the 3 lines. Click on that and it will give you a complete menu to look at with the different categories via pictures that are also listed below. My suggestion is to click on “View All”. There you will find everything…including some great “branded merchandise”. Beware, there are 35 pages of goodness, so if you are looking for a stamp, a kit, or paper pumpkin, click on those individual items. It can be overwhelming, but like I said, if you are confused, just reach out to me to help.

I have a monthly gathering that I call my Sunday Craftin’ Gals Gathering. Here are just a few of the pictures of some of my gals that attend. We usually do at least two card projects and sometimes more. We have a potluck every time and we laugh, craft, eat and just have a great time together. If you are local in San Diego, CA and would like to come, please email me at mbshedoudy@gmail.com and let me know you would like to join us.

Here are the two cards we made…I would like to thank Mary Deatherage and Mary Fish for samples that I CASE’d. Thank You both!

Until next time…

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

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School is Starting and so are new things!

Starting September 6th, Stampin’ Up! is offering some wonderful new Designer Series Papers! Here is a sneeky peek!

Silver & Gold 12 x 12 Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper #162288 $7.00

Shining Christmas 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper #162354 $15.00

Traditions of St. Nick 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper #162355 $12.50

Delightful Floral 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper # 162356 $12.50

Tartan Foil 12 x 12 Specialty Designer Series Paper #162332 $10.00

Remember these will be available for purchase on September 6th, 2023. If you would like more information or help ordering these beautiful papers, send me an email at mbshedoudy@gmail.com.

Let’s talk about kits!

‘Tis the season to start your holiday crafting! It’s so simple with this newest, all-inclusive kit. Adhere the die cuts and embellishments, then tie the tag to a gift with a twine bow. You’ll have handmade tags in minutes!

This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 15 gift tags—3 each of 5 designs
  • Printed tags, printed die cuts and stickers, adhesive, and embellishments
  • Includes printed sentiments
  • Finished tag size range: 1-1/2″ x 2″ to 2-1/2″ x 3″
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, and Real Red
  • #162485 $13.00

Paper Pumpkin!

The “With Love & Gratitude” Paper Pumpkin Kit offers the perfect way to give thanks to the special people in your life. The kit design is an elegant representation of the blessings of autumn and the gratitude that comes along with the season. The combination of graceful pumpkin designs and elegant colors, plus specialty gold foil embellishments make this kit a stand-out offering with Shelli Gardner (founder of Stampin’ Up!) written all over it! Subscribe by September 10th to get your kit full of iconic autumn images, love, and gratitude!

The With Love & Gratitude comes in a custom box you can use to store all kinds of things: your finished treat packages and cards, crafting supplies, or you can fill it individual notes with all the reasons you have to be grateful—write each one down and fill up the box, then pull out a note of inspiration whenever you need it!


There is a Special Add-On Journal with Foil Stickers!

Here are the details:

About The Kit

Kit Name: With Love & Gratitude

This kit includes:

  • 8 treat packages
  • 8 note cards
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Lost Lagoon Ink S
  • pot
  • Specialty gold foil, precut embellishments
  • Adhesives
  • Finished treat packaging: 3-1/2″ x 5″ x 2″ (8.9 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm)
  • Final card size: 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (8.9 x 8.9 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Copper Clay, Crumb Cake, gold foil, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path

Subscription Information

Subscribe to the August Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 August and 10 September by clicking here!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Add-On Details

Thoughts of Thanks Journal
Available starting: 11 August, while supplies last

Price: $15.00 USD | $21.00 CAD

Item number: 163270

This add-on includes:

  • 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) journal
  • 2 specialty gold foil sticker sheets
  • Gold-clip page marker

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Copper Clay, Crumb Cake, gold foil, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path

Available for purchase separately on the online store starting 11 August, while supplies last.

To Purchase the Add-On Journal, place a regular order through my site for the Item #. Better yet, subscribe to a month, 3 or 6 month subscription and enjoy all the kits!

Last but certainly not least…watch for NEW Online Exclusives coming in November. You never know what Stampin’ Up! has in store for us!

Before I go, here are some pictures of our new boys and our Cami girl who will be 2 in November. We are up to 5 kitties now, and we couldn’t be more in love.

Cami rescued from Mexico

Mac on left and Colby on right. Our two new boys

Musette, one of the older Sisters

Molly, the other older Sister

Well, as they say…Until we meet again…

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

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