I thought I would share with you the March Paper Pumpkin kit projects and alternative projects we made in our monthly class – held the first Saturday of every month!  With your paid subscription designating me as your demonstrator – my Paper Pumpkin subscribers are able to COME TO CLASS FREE EACH MONTH!  WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN!  COME JOIN US!

Here are our projects we did:


Paper square is 4 x 3 – notch all four corners.  Place your center label in the middle and then stamp your egg stamp so you leave enough room for your label.  Too cute!


Use the 3 x 3 note cards and staple on each side of a little treat cellophane bag filled with chocolate treats!


I sponged the whiskers with some Blushing Bride to give it some color!


I punched out a 1-1/4 inch circle and then stamped my eyes, whiskers and mouth and then stamped and fussy cut out the ears and popped them up on dimensionals for a super cute card or table setting card.



If you want to change the ears to a different color, just trace with a pencil on whatever color card stock you like the ear and then just fussy cut it out and use Fast Fuse to adhere to to the bag.


Notice the different colors?  The bag to the left I put in a zip lock baggie with a little bit of bleach and let it sit to bleach it white. The one in the middle is the one in the kit.  The one to the right was dyed with a zip lock baggie with some soft suede reinker to give it a darker look.  You can dye these any color you want using reinkers!

I hope you enjoyed our March Paper Pumpkin Kit

projects – and if you are one of my subscribers,

you also get a Word document filled with other ideas!

Pumpkin Hugs!

~ Gail


I thought I would share with you our Easter wall banner – this year, this was a group effort with my team who participated in a square swap and they are so different and creative!  Here are the squares for April, 2017:










I love how these wall banners turn out each month and I hope you

have enjoyed seeing what my team came up with for April!


~ Gail


 I always like a visual, so please excuse how this may look, but these are the items being retired and still available today…. BUT EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT AS THINGS SELL OUT!
Below you will find the retiring Stamps and Accessories…
Please, please hurry – things are going so FAST!!!


Retiring Stamps
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Bear Hugs Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $30.00 $25.50
Custom Tee Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $26.00 $19.50
Double Take Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $35.00 $29.75
Homemade for You Clear-Mount Stamp
Price: $18.00 $15.30
Nailed It Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $21.00 $15.75
Perfect Mix Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $19.00 $14.25
So in Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $20.00 $15.00
So in Love Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $28.00 $21.00
2015-2017 In Color Doilies
Price: $6.00 $4.20
2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper
Price: $11.00 $7.70
Acorn Builder Punch
Price: $18.00 $12.60
Adhesive Remover
Price: $3.50
Balloon Framelits Dies
Price: $17.00 $13.60
Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
Price: $33.00 $16.50
Banners Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00
Basket Builder Framelits Dies
Price: $31.00 $15.50
Bear Hugs Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00 $18.90
Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
Price: $3.00 $1.80
Big Shot Die Brush
Price: $11.00 $7.70
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Price: $16.00
Blossom Bunch Punch
Price: $18.00 $9.00
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Price: $5.00 $3.00
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Price: $33.00 $16.50
Bow Paper Clips Embellishments
Price: $5.50 $4.40
Brights Sequin Assortment
Price: $5.00 $3.00
Candle Border Punch
Price: $22.00 $13.20
Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies
Price: $31.00 $15.50
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Price: $3.00 $2.10
Classy Designer Buttons
Price: $6.00 $3.60
Confetti Hearts Border Punch
Price: $22.00 $13.20
Confetti Stars Punch
Price: $22.00
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
Price: $3.00 $1.80
Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies
Price: $35.00
Decorative Label Punch
Price: $18.00
Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies
Price: $29.00 $23.20
Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit
Price: $27.00 $18.90
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Price: $16.00
Falling in Love Embellishments
Price: $7.00 $4.20
Festive Flower Builder Punch
Price: $18.00 $10.80
Flower Medallion Punch
Price: $18.00 $12.60
Fringe Scissors
Price: $10.00 $7.00
Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00 $8.80
Gift Box Punch Board
Price: $20.00 $12.00
Glassine Gift Bags
Price: $4.00
Glassine Sheets
Price: $5.00
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details
Price: $2.50 $2.00
Gold Sequin Trim
Price: $5.00
Heat & Stick Powder
Price: $4.50
Hello You Thinlits Dies
Price: $25.00
Jet Black StazOn Pad
Price: $9.00
Lace Doilies
Price: $4.50 $3.15
Medium Star Punch
Price: $16.00
Metallics Sequin Assortment
Price: $5.00 $3.00
Mini Egg Cartons
Price: $8.00
Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack
Price: $5.00 $3.00
Moroccan Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00 $7.70
Owl Builder Punch
Price: $18.00
Party Animal Cardstock Pack
Price: $8.00 $6.40
Party Animal Embellishments
Price: $7.00 $4.20
Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies
Price: $30.00 $21.00
Perfect Pines Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00 $18.90
Petite Café Gift Bags
Price: $6.00
Petite Petals Punch
Price: $13.00 $9.10
Sending Love Glassine Sheets
Price: $5.00 $3.50
Silver Sequin Trim
Price: $5.00
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Price: $2.50 $1.50
Snow Flurry Punch
Price: $18.00 $9.00
Snow Friends Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00 $21.60
So Detailed Thinlits Dies
Price: $33.00 $23.10
Sprinkles Embellishments
Price: $5.50 $2.75
Sprinkles Punch
Price: $18.00 $10.80
Star Blast Edgelits Dies
Price: $20.00 $14.00
Stars Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00 $21.60
StazOn Cleaner
Price: $5.00
Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
Price: $31.00 $18.60
Succulent Framelits Dies
Price: $33.00 $16.50
Sunburst Thinlits Die
Price: $29.00 $17.40
Sweetheart Punch
Price: $16.00 $12.80
Tasty Treats Cardstock Pack
Price: $8.00 $6.40
Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies
Price: $25.00 $17.50
T-shirt Builder Framelits Dies
Price: $25.00 $15.00
White Gift Boxes
Price: $8.00
Wish Big Framelits Dies
Price: $27.00


~ Gail



I was in Toronto this past weekend at Stampin’ Up!’s Onstage event where I was invited to be a presenter for Paper Pumpkin!  I was so excited and SCARED and NERVOUS – but this is like a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I just had to say yes!  Thank you to all my family and friends who showed their support that this is something I could do!  Here is a picture of the event from the back – lots of people were in attendance!


Here is the monitor announcing me!  VERY exciting – what an honor!



Here is me up on stage…

On stage

What a wonderful event and open to any Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to attend.  It was a great time of learning of the new products – got to get the new EXCITING catalog – and see all sorts of demonstrations and ideas.  Here are some other photographs..

Here is my wonderful upline, Missy Shipman and my sister demonstrator Debbi Hill – we we were treated like royalty at a special dinner on Friday night for Silver Elite and higher titled demonstrators!


Here is a pic of the rest of our team at this event on Friday – Ladies, it was a privilege to have shared this night with you!


Here are some photos of what was served on Saturday:

We had a GREAT time and I’ll share some more photos at next post – quite an experience…



~ Gail


How stinkin’ cute is this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit?  For all my Paper Pumpkin Kit subscribers, I offer a FREE class the first Saturday of the month where we gather to put our kits together, I offer fun alternative projects to use your kit, and we listen to music, laugh and eat while we have a great time enjoying a time of creativity!  I’ll share what we do at the next post after our class on April 1st, but here is this month’s kit:

If you want to join us and have some fun, just click HERE to sign up and I’ll see YOU in class!  OR, if you are out of town, don’t worry because I will send you a Word document filled with ideas and samples including some from Pinterest and the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Group sharing other ideas to give you inspiration.  ALSO, during Sale-A-Bration, now is the perfect time to purchase a 3-month subscription and get a free Sale-A-Bration item – you will receive an activation code that you can either use yourself or GIVE IT AS A GIFT – Christmas will be here before you know it and for those who you don’t know what to give, 3 months of creativeness is a GREAT GIFT!  Just click on the Shop Now button to place your order on line – it’s so easy!

Pumpkin Hugs!

~ Gail


I thought I would share with you my wall banner for 2017 for St. Patrick’s Day – just a wee bit late, but I hope you enjoy it!  Every month now, my downline has a swap for a monthly wall banner and you can see my banner from last year by clicking the tab above for “Wall Banners”, but these are the squares that we swapped for this year…. here is the whole banner:


Here are the individual squares – this first one is from Becky:


This one is from Beth:


This one is from Sue:


This one is from Debbi:


This one is from Nora:


This one is from me:

Aren’t they all stinkin’ cute?  Here is the finished banner for this year, 2017:


Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


Hi everyone!  Here are our Paper Pumpkin projects from the February 2017 kit! This first one is combining two of the cards together to make a box:


I filled it with candy…


This one I found on pinterest to make it an Easter card using the large oval punch…


Here is another card using the Stitched Framelit dies and punching out some balloons (please don’t notice that I have the candles upside down – AUGH!!! – LOL!)


Here is what the original kit looks like all assembled – love it enough that I’m going to order the refill kit!


There is a place for money to be attached with washi tape or a gift card to be inserted – too cute!


Here are all our projects we made with February’s kit!


Pumpkin Hugs,

~ Gail