April Paper Pumpkin

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is so cute and fun to create with.   I want to share with you the things I’ve made with it so far.  I’ve made one card and one note card everything else is a box or a candy holder.

Here is the card.  I used two of the 6 x 3 note cards to embellish this card.  I just cut each note card in half.  Then I used them as layers of color and pattern.  The kit came with these pretty circles that are trimmed in gold.  There are two sizes of circles, this is the large one.  The kit comes with banners too so I added one of each of them.   The anchor was punched out and so was the little gold heart that I put on the anchor.  This card took 5 minutes to make.  It was so simple.  I stamped Ahoy on the banner using the Island Indigo Inkspot that also came in the kit.  One of the things I like about this kit is the touches of gold.  

Next,  I’m showing you the note card that I put together.  Again I used one of those gold hearts.  I simply added it to the lifesaver.  Now my lifesaver is adorable.  I really like the twine too, it’s thicker than normal so it suggests rope.  The cards and envelopes are already printed so everything goes together in a snap.


Now, look at the box.  It is so so cute.  Everything to make this box is ready to go, you just fold and put them together.  To embellish the top of the box I cut another note card in half and layered it on. The lighthouse is popped up with dimensionals which allowed me to run twine underneath it and around the box.

This kit has been so easy to use.  I literally made the first 5 projects in a half hour.  I was like Edward Scissorhands!!!! Bam bam bam and done!


A few months back we received these crumb cake pillow boxes in the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I thought I could embellish this box too so I did.   I stamped the little sailboat on the note card front and Congratulations on the banner. The last step was to add some ribbon.  I think this box is the perfect way to give a gift card for a new baby boy.


The next project is a goodie holder too. I made it using two of the notecard envelopes.  I put the two envelope flaps together with liquid glue and then put the other end together by punching two holes and threading in the twine.  Candy fits inside perfectly.  I embellished the front with yet another note card half, a smaller circle tag a large rectangle tag another anchore and some simple stamping.


Here is my haul altogether. Not bad for a 1/2 hours work…..

This morning I made two boxes and put one on top of the other.  I wrapped twine around and around the middle to give the boxes even more of a nautical look.  For the bottom box just put two of the striped box lids that come with the kit together.  The lids fit inside each other perfectly.  DONE!

Then to make the top blue box you use two box bottoms that come in this kit.  Lay both boxes side by side, attach the flaps together fold at all the score lines and the box bottoms will form another box.  Save one of the box bottoms as a pattern so you can make them over and over.  They are a great size.

To finish the boxes off I embellished the top just like I did on all the other projects


Here is a side view


There you have it a ton of alternative Paper Pumpkin ideas.  I haven’t looked at the kit instructions yet but I’m sure it’s got really good ideas for you too.





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I’m Hosting an Adhesive and Punch SALE

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping in today.  I’m excited to share with you my current SALE.  This sale is one that I’m hosting it is not a Stampin’ Up! event.

So what do I have on sale?  All adhesives and all punches.  When you order any adhesive AND at least one punch I will pay the shipping charge on those items for you.  

If you are out of town and you order online I will reimburse your shipping charge by mailing you a check.  

Have you had a chance to look at the retiring list?  If you go back a few posts you will find the links.   Some of the punches are retiring.  Punches are tools that enhance your stamp art and are quick and easy to use.  Don’t miss out everything on the retiring list is available until supplies last.  

What do you think about the FOREVER STAMP Design?  I love it!!! My dear friend Lisa created a PDF of this postage stamp design for me.  I going to send this PDF to all my customers who order the Ticket Tear Border Punch (143718 – $16.00) during this sale.   All you will need to do is print it out, stamp and start punching.

I stamped a different design in each blank Forever Stamp image.  Then I added them to cards.  I have a variety of Forever stamp design sizes and you will get them all when you receive the PDF.   

SALE starts today and ends at 5p.m on Wednesday April 18th.  

Here are a few samples of cards that I made using the PDF and the Ticket Tear Border Punch.


Place a minimum order of $25.00 dollars with me and receive the PDF PLUS there will be no shipping charge on all adhesives and punches that you order.  Email or comment on this post if you want me to order items for you.  


The largest Forever Stamp Image needs to be fussy cut out.


Petal Palette is the stamp set that I used


Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee


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Color My World


On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection


Whenever colors are retired, there is always some confusion about the status of various products in those colors. We wanted to be sure that our demonstrators and customers have a chance to buy retiring ink pads and refills before they are gone. We have worked with our vendors to ensure that we have a period of guaranteed stock before the retirement date. This means that even if an ink pad/refill goes on back order during that guaranteed time, those orders will be fulfilled.

However, after that guaranteed date has passed, those products in retiring colors are available while supplies last. Please see the chart below that details this. It also shows how other products with retiring colors will be handled.

Classic Stampin’ Pads Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Pad Collections While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills Guaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018
Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Collections While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and colors) While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors) While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelous Markers) While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color Caddy While supplies last—through May 31, 2018
Color Embellishments While supplies last—through May 31, 2018


Below is a chart of the color families as of JUNE 1, 2018

Some older popular colors have been brought back!
HERE ARE THE NEW COLORS at a glance for you……
We have been asking for more purple, lavender if you will and here they are.  YEAH!!!
Basic Black, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla are still in our color families they are just not listed in a specific family.
                                       And the NEW IN COLORS      
I’m excited about this revamp.  Everything is bright, fresh and gorgeous.  Stampin’ Up! Colors my world…..
Live Loved My Friends ~  Beverlee






Stamparatus Training

Hi friends,  today I have a really quick post.  Tonight I have a few ladies stopping in to learn all about the NEW Stamparatus.  These ladies were lucky enough to purchase their Stamparatus early.  So tonight I’m going to train them.

I’m going to use this stamp set tonight to demo all the how to’s.  I love how the Stamparatus tool made it possible for me to lay out the images and decide where and what I wanted on this card prior to actually stamping the images and deciding ugh I don’t like that.  Are you with me there?  Have you ever added an image to your card and then didn’t like it?  Well, those days are over.  Now you can lay an image on the card and see if you are going to like it or not.  YEAH!!!!

Here is an example.  After I stamped the hammock, I wondered if the lights in the trees would make the card to crowded or cluttered.  So I just laid the lights above the sentiment and saw that they would look great attached to the trees.  I could move the lights higher or lower until I found exactly where I wanted them.  Once I was happy with the placement the Stamparatus did the rest.

Using the Stamparatus made all these pieces go together perfectly.  I’m so happy…..  Now if you want a Stamparatus you can order one on June 1st.  When you get yours I will be happy to train you too.

This stamp set will be discontinued on May 31st, so if you want it you need to order it right away.  Items can go quickly.  Don’t miss out.

I need to run now, but I’m glad you stopped by.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring list

The first link is the last chance product list items from the 2018 occasions catalogs. Product availability will be updated on the Inventory Status Report. You can find that list daily on the Stampin’ Up! Website @ www.stampinup.com

Products are only available until May 31, 2018, OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST



This second link is the product list from the 2017-2018 annual catalog. Product availability will be updated on the Inventory Status Report.  Products are only available until May 31, 2018, OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

NOTICE that some product is being reconfigured not necessarily retired.

PLEASE order the product that you really want right away.  Product may run out quickly.

Live Loved My Friends, Beverlee