Thursday, July 31, 2014

All good things must come to an end...

And that means today is your last chance to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion on any of the included packages of Designer Series Paper.

These papers are valued at $10.95 and located on pages 186-187 of the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Have a question or need help placing an order?  Contact me today!

Monday, July 28, 2014

A simple trick for straight sticker placement

Last week during the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City I learned a fantastic trick for lining up and placing stickers on projects.

Use window sheets!

Here I borrowed the top sheet from the stamp set that came in my July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I laid the window sheet down on my grid paper and used the lines to space my stickers and make sure they were straight.  When I placed the stickers on the window sheet, I made sure that the top halves of the stickers were hanging off the edge of my window sheet, but not sticking to the grid paper below.

How to get stickers straight on your projects -

Then, I picked up my window sheet and held it over my card to decide where to place the stickers. 

Using window sheets for straight sticker placement -

Once I figured out where I wanted them, I pressed down on the top half of the stickers, transferring them from the window sheet to my card,  carefully removing the bottom half of the stickers from the window sheet before moving it away, then pressed the bottom half of the stickers down onto my card.

Using window sheets for straight sticker placement -

Look at that!  Perfectly lined up, straight stickers!

So simple and clever, right?  How have I never heard of this before?

Did you already know about this trick?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Putting together my July 2014 Paper Pumpkin

My July Paper Pumpkin arrived in the mail last week, and I finally made the time to sit down and play with it.

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit is that comes with everything you need to make the projects inside, and each month contains a different surprise!

Here's the contents of this month's kit - there is so much going on in here!

It includes:
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Spot
  • 6 white card bases, a sheet of border stickers
  • 2 sheets of blue stickers, a sheet of foil stars (my favorite!)
  • 12 die-cut round tags
  • 6 Blackberry Bliss striped boxes
  • 6 yards of 5/8" white satin ribbon
  • 7 yards of white baker's twine
  • 6 white envelopes 
  • An instruction booklet
and of course, STAMPS!

Paper Pumpkin July 2014 stamps

These are the Wish Big photopolymer stamps included in the kit

Each Paper Pumpkin kit comes with a little booklet to demonstrate some ideas for using your kit.  I'm glad there are both verbal directions AND photos.  (Have you ever had the joy of putting together a dresser from IKEA?  Just sayin'...)

You can put the projects together using the step-by-step instructions, or design your own using the elements included in the kit.   I made my first notecard and box like the sample shown in the directions, but I plan to share a few other things I used my kit for in future posts, so stay tuned!
Here are the completed projects. 

Paper Pumpkin July 2014

Have you signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet?

No?  Well, don't worry.  Right now, there's a special offer going on to help you join the fun!

When you sign up right now for a new Paper Pumpkin subscription, you'll receive 50 percent off your first two kits when you use the promo code: "HALFOFF2".

Here's how:
  • Enter the code "HALFOFF2" and choose me, Natalie Kennedy, as your demonstrator
Here's some stuff you need to know:
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10th to receive the discount
  • This offer applies to new Paper Pumpkin monthly subscribers only
  • Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin kits is shipped each month
  • You can skip a month or cancel at any time
 After the first 2 months, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Still have questions?  I have answers.  Contact me today!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My July 2014 Paper Pumpkin is here!

I opened up my mail box the other day and waiting inside was my July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit! I'm so excited to sit down and put it together. Have you gotten yours? I don't want to ruin the surprise for you, but if you'd like to see, here's a YouTube video showing what's in the kit this month:

If you haven't subscribed already, that's okay, you're still in luck!

Right now when you subscribe you'll get 50% off your first 2 months, but you must subscribe by September 10th.

After your first two months, keep those creative kits coming for just $19.95 per month - the shipping is included!

Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper — everything cut and ready to go.

It’s commitment-free! You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time — really!

So, go on, give it a try.  It's fast and FUN!

Go to and promo code: HALFOFF2 and choose me, Natalie C. Kennedy as your demonstrator.  

Have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or any other Stampin' Up! products?  Let me know!

*For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.