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I LOVE my Paper Pumpkin subscription!  I cannot tell you how many times this little orange box has gotten me out of a jam when I needed a little blessing to send someone.  This past week my daughter and I used the January project to create Valentines for her classmates.


With this kit, you can make a fun banner with 30 hearts, or 15 favor pouches.  That was a bit of a problem for us because there are 20 children in my daughters class.  That put us 5 favors short of a happy class…no good!  SO, we changed things up a bit.


Instead of making a pouch with two hearts, we used cello bags to pack some stickers and yummy candy.  We then popped out the pre-cut hearts and banners, stamped and decorated a heart for each of her classmates and teachers.  We stapled the heart with a coordinating banner and some of the sequin trim to the cello bag.


The Strawberry Slush sequin trim makes me smile – I love this color and hope it is made available in the SU annual catalog next year.  Until then, I’m happy to have the other trim colors (Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay, Gold, and Silver).  This is probably one of my most favorite embellishment!

Here were the items used to complete these cute little favors:

If you don’t already have a Paper Pumpkin subscription, you should really consider treating yourself.  It is a wonderful and compact little craft room in a box, giving you a 20 minutes creative break from your crazy life.  Plus, now is a great time to sign up since the prepaid subscriptions are on sale AND earns you Sale-A-Bration rewards!


Here is another look at today’s project.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping  blog for other Fabulous Friday Valentine’s Day projects!



NEED COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS & SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.

The Occasions Catalog is available and you can see the entire new product online.


Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is the BEST time of year to earn FREE products! It comes once a year and is always exciting for customers, hostesses, and demonstrators. There are 3 amazing ways to benefit from SAB:

UPDATE: Beginning February 16th there are new items you can earn for SAB. Check them out now! Click here to see the new SAB limited time products.

Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

Be sure to note the Sale-A-Bration product choices on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through Feb. 15, 2016.

Every month my customers have an opportunity to earn Bonus Blessings. Here’s how you can participate and what you need to know:

  • When you place a qualifying order and use the monthly Hostess Code, you’ll automatically be added to my Bonus Blessings list.
  • Bonus Blessings are mailed around 2 weeks after the end of the month.
  • Check back monthly for details on the Bonus Blessings gift and qualifying order amount (as it may change each month).
  • Smaller orders may qualify when you place multiple orders throughout the month, using the hostess code, if the combined totals equal or exceed the qualifying order amount.
  • If your order is $150 or more, please omit the hostess code so you can select your Stampin’ Rewards! You will still qualify for my Bonus Blessings program.
  • Limit: one gift per customer per month

February 2016 Bonus Blessings:
Hostess code: JRXJFNUB
Qualifying Order: $50 or more
Bonus Blessings gift: One of the cards featured on my blog this month, and the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers