Fall Crafting with Paper Pumpkin

paper Pumpkin August

You can now sign up to receive the Paper Pumpkin kit for August but you must do so by August 10th. After the deadline of August 10th, Stampin’ Up! will start shipping the kits. 

With this kit Stampin’ Up! will be offering a special add-on bundle but only for Paper Pumpkin subscribers. The video below will explain all the details but the add on bundle will include card fronts and envelopes. The regular kit includes gift bags but if you prefer cards, you’ll have that option with the add on bundle.  Be sure to check out the video below for a sneak peek of the kit and what’s included in the add-on bundle. 

You will be able to purchase the add-on bundle beginning on August 1st. It will only be available while supplies last and only for Paper Paper Pumpkin subscribers. I will be ordering the add-on bundle on the 1st (I love the envelopes that are included)!  The cost of the add-on bundle is $10.00 (#152885) and you’ll receive 24 card bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes. 


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! Look for the Email Me button on the sidebar. 


Have a great day! 

Glitter Queens Blog Hop – Red, White and Blue

It’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop! In honor of the 4th of July, our projects are all about Red, White and Blue! I hope you’ll visit all the Glitter Queens in the hop today! 

At first I wasn’t sure what to create for this month’s theme but then inspiration hit and I created two cards! This first one uses the stamp set Ride with Me.  I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a truck stamp before but when I saw this stamp set, I just had to have it. So cute and so versatile! 

I actually did two versions of the card. Which one do you prefer? The one with the red mat or no mat? (more…)

Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with cardmaking ideas! The inspiration for today’s card came right from the catalog on page 131.

I used the Bloom & Grow Bundle which includes the Bloom & Grow stamp set and the Budding Blooms dies. Did you happen to notice the scalloped edge above & below the sentiment? That was done using the two top dies in the picture below.  I love that I can do both edges at the same time! 

Bloom & Grow Bundle



Directions for Today’s Card

All the products I used are in the Supply List below. Simply click any of the images and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock that measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.  
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 5-1/4″ x 4″.  Place inside the Tufted Embossing Folder and run through a die-cutting machine.  Adhere to the front of the card using Snail.
  • Stamp (2) flower images from the stamp set Bloom & Grow onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Ink.  Color both images using Stampin’ Blends:  Light & Dark Pool Party and Light & Dark Granny Apple Green.  Cut both out using the Budding Blooms Dies.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Ink.  Place the two scalloped dies above and below the sentiment and run through your die-cutting machine.  Snip off at the ends. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.
  • Using Snail, adhere both sets of flowers to the front of the card.  Attach the sentiment between them. 


Budding Blooms Dies



Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to the homepage of my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Click here to place an order!

Bonus Days

Tracy's Online Card Class

Starter Kit Special

Online Card Class & Bonus Days Are Here!


Happy July! Bonus Days are here which means you can start earning $5.00 coupons for every $50 (before shipping/tax) in Stampin’ Up! product you purchase in July and there’s no limit to how many coupons you can earn! Be sure to read all the details about Bonus Days farther down in the post!

Online Card Class (previously known as Card Kit Extravaganza)

Do you love creating cards but struggle with ideas? Does being able to sit down and create when it fits into your busy schedule sound appealing? Then my monthly online card class is for you! This month I designed three cards using See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper and the Daisy Lane stamp set. When you place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store AND use my special host code (XAZ4CZ3M), you’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to create six cards, two of each design. My July Online Card Class is  only available for a limited time! 

Here’s how you can earn my FREE July Online Card Class: 

  • Place a minimum $50 order (before tax/shipping) at my Stampin’ Up! online store. For every $50 you spend, you’ll also earn Bonus Coupons directly from Stampin’ Up!
  • Use my special July Online Card Class Host Code when placing your order.
  • Place your order on or before Wednesday July 10, 2019.
  • If your order reaches $150 or more, please do not use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product directly from Stampin’ Up!).  After I receive your order, I will contact you via email to verify that you’d like the Online Card Class.

Here’s What You’ll Receive:

  • All the paper and embellishments needed to make 6 cards (2 each of three designs). The paper will be scored, embossed, punched and die cut for you! You’ll need to supply** your own adhesive, ink and stamp set (per Stampin’ Up! I cannot send stamped images). Envelopes will also be provided for each card.
  • A FREE video that will explain how to make each card along with some tips and tricks.
  • A FREE PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures, cutting measurements and a complete supply list of all the products used. Keep the instructions in a binder so you can refer to them over and over again!

All the Other Important Stuff

  • Your kits will ship first-class mail no later than Friday, July 19th and will be mailed to the address used on your online order.
  • On Friday, July 19th, you’ll receive an email from me that will include your PDF Tutorial and the link for the video.
  • When using the July Online Card Class Host Code to place your order, you will not qualify for my regular Customer Rewards Card Kits.
  • Per Stampin’ Up! policy, kits can only be mailed within the United States.

The special July Online Card Class HOST CODE will close on July 10th and after that date, the class will no longer be available! 

Expected ship date of the kits is July 19, 2019.

After the deadline of July 10th, I will order all of the product I need to make the kits. It will take me about one week to order, cut, assemble and ship the kits.


If you aren’t sure how to use a host code, click here!  Place your order here!

Supplies You’ll Need

Listed below are the supplies, not included in your kit, that you’ll need to complete the cards (or you can substitute any of these products with what you already own). Click any of the products below and you’ll be taken to my online store. When placing your order, don’t forget to use the special July Online Card Class Host Code to receive your free card kit, PDF tutorial, and video link. 

Please note: ** Two of the cards this month require the Medium Daisy Punch and the Daisy Punch.  For one of the cards, I will punch the daisies out of Designer Series Paper & Vellum for you.  The daisy on the other card needs to be stamped using the Daisy Lane stamp set.  It is much easier to stamp first and then punch but I’m unable to send stamped images to you per Stampin’ Up! guidelines.  Therefore, I will punch the daisies out of Whisper White cardstock and include them in your kits so you can complete the cards.  I will also supply a piece of Whisper White paper so you can stamp the daisies first and then punch them out yourself in case you already have these punches and stamp set or purchase them as part of your order. 

Bundle Alert:  You can purchase the Daisy Lane stamp set and the Medium Daisy punch separately but when you purchase the Daisy Lane Bundle which includes both of these products, you’ll save 10%! I’ve included the Bundle in the Supply List below. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me! 



Bonus Days

Bonus Days are here for the month of July!! For every $50 purchase (before tax/shipping) you make at my Stampin’ Up! online store, you’ll receive a Bonus Days Coupon.  Right after you place your order, Stampin’ Up! will send you, via email, a special code to redeem your coupon(s) in August.  You will receive a separate coupon code for each $50 in product.  For instance, if you place a $101.50 order, Stampin’ Up! will send you ONE email with two coupon codes.  If your order is $167.00, you’ll receive one email with three coupon codes. Keep your codes in a special place so you can redeem them in August! There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes you can earn! Click here to start shopping! 

Tracy’s Tuesday Tutorial

It’s Tuesday so that means I have another FREE tutorial for you using Stampin’ Up! products! Today’s tutorial is for the fun fold card pictured below.  If you missed the original post, you can see it here



If you love purchasing Stampin’ Up! products and usually spend at least $99 in a single purchase, you might want to consider getting the Starter Kit. You’ll receive $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for $99 and you can choose exactly which products you’d like in your kit.  After you purchase the Starter Kit, you’ll start getting a 20% discount on all your future purchases! 

Starter Kit

Click here to purchase the Starter Kit! 

Commonly Asked Questions

If I purchase the Starter Kit, do I have to sell Stampin’ Up! products to my family and friends? No, you are under NO obligation to sell.  You can be your only customer.  Of course once your friends see the cute cards you’re making, they’ll want to buy their stamping supplies from you. 

Will I receive a discount on any products I buy?  Yes!! This is the best part! You’ll receive at least a 20% discount on all your purchases.  

Do I have to buy/sell a certain amount of product?  The quarterly minimum is $300 in product (which is only $240 after your discount!) that can be from your own orders, online orders or ones from family and friends. The quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December.  Once you join, your quarterly minimum begins during your first FULL quarter so if you were to join today (end of June), you’d have until the end of September before your quarterly minimum is due. 

What if I can’t make the quarterly minimum? You’ll simply be dropped.  No one will hassle you. No one will bother you. It truly is risk free to purchase the Starter Kit!

Are there other perks to purchasing the Starter Kit? Yes! Here are just a few:

  • Approximately a month before new products are released, you’ll be able to participate in a preorder and purchase brand new products ahead of the public
  • Attend Stampin’ Up! events like OnStage and Center Stage
  • Earn Flex Points which can be used for FREE product and logo merchandise.
  • Receive Stampin’ Success, a quarterly magazine from Stampin’ Up! filled with stamping ideas
  • Personal purchases of $150 are eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards 
  • Support and training through Stampin’ University 
  • Succeed Weekly emails with support and training
  • Complimentary copy of each current catalog


If you have more questions, please reach out to me.  Simply click the EMAIL button on my sidebar. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and I’d love for you to join my team!  If you’re ready to purchase the Starter Kit now, click here


Garden Lane Thanks

Yesterday I shared a card using Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and today I have another card using this paper. If you missed yesterday’s card, you can see it here.  

I actually made this card, minus the sentiment, before I created yesterday’s card.  I went back and forth trying to decide how to do the sentiment, couldn’t make up my mind and it eventually sat unfinished on my craft table.  I did finally go back to it and I made several versions that I’m sharing with you today.

The first card at the beginning of today’s post has the sentiment on a Mossy Meadow oval. 

This one has the sentiment on a Pool Party oval.  

This one doesn’t have a layer for the sentiment to sit on at all. 

This final one has a little bling on it  using our new Noble Peacock Rhinestones, which are gorgeous in person! 

So what do you think? Which one do you prefer? I’m leaning towards one but I’d love to know which one is your favorite! 

All of the supplies I used for all four cards can be found in the supply list below. 


Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to the homepage of my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions, please let me know! 

Click here to place an order. 





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