Welcome to September! Wow! I am always glued to the TV with all the specials from 9/11 every year, but this year, I had to really prepare mentally for the 20th Anniversary. Do you remember what you were doing or where you were at on that fateful day? What a day of remembrance!

That being said, this is the month of Autumn! My favorite season besides Christmas which really isn’t a nature season, but it is a season! Right? I do like Winter too! Living in San Diego, we don’t really see changing leaves to the extent of most other places. We do have some trees that change color, but I do long for the landscape everywhere to be a burst of golds, reds, oranges and greens.

There are a number of glorious papers in the July-December Mini Catalog that reflect what Autumn is all about! The Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper (#156458) is bursting with golds, deep blackberry, gold and browns. It is integrated with some gold foil elements which make it even prettier! It is part of the Blackberry Beauty Suite (#156278).

Also, check out Harvest Meadow Designer Paper (#156494) part of the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection (#156280). It bursts with Harvest, Autumn colors!


Are You looking for some inspiration?  Look no further.  Check out this Adorable Pumpkin Card.  It uses the Pretty Pumpkins bundle (156478).  I love the combination of Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive.  The water color background paired with Staz On black ink make the colors pop.  The pumpkin becomes a key focal point when placed on top of the vellum.  Add a little Blackberry Bliss ribbon and Old Olive vines to make it pop even more.  I can’t wait for you to try your hand at making this card!

I think this Autumn color wheel shows it all…it is from Country Living, but I wanted to let you all know that Stampin’ Up! has all of the colors! Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry or Bumblebee, Gray Granite, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow or Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Misty Moonlight and Basic Gray!


NEW KIT AVAILABLE!

What exciting news! It is so cute! The newest kit in the Stampin’ Up! collection of kits is Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

Sara Douglas, CEO of Stampin’ Up! shows you how to use the cute kit in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCcMTR-Wbcw. Check out more details on Page 6 of the July-December Mini Catalog, and get the kit soon, as it is only available “while supplies last!”


PAPER PUMPKIN

The new Paper Pumpkin kit is now available! September 11-October 10, Peaceful Christmas Kit is ready to be in your hands! Subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months so you don’t miss any of the fun!

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in! Here is a link to get you started! https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2133322

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Well, more coming in October! Catch me in a costume! Ha! Until then…

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


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