Annual Catalog 2017-2018, Paper Pumpkin, Sale-A-Bration 2018

Diamonds & Pumpkins?

After a very tiring weekend I needed Monday to recuperate before the rest of a busy week! I have been creating a lot of new projects and I can’t wait to share them with you! One of them is today’s card that I made from a past Paper Pumpkin kit as an alternative. I would consider it a WOW project. What’s a WOW project? Shockingly WOW is not an acronym for something, it just means you get a sense of WOW when you look at the project.

The past Paper Pumpkin kit was Sara Douglass’ kit that came in a beautiful Black and White box. I never did create the projects when I received it so I knew it was time since the Paper Pumpkin team was giving us a challenge and giveaway for using a past kit. To create a WOW project for a chance to win March’s kit which sounds like it will be amazing since it will be their 5th anniversary! They are saying think “Gorgeous and Collectible”! It’s the Red Box Challenge!


I used the black card base and the diamond heart from the kit. The diamond heart is watercolor paper with embossed areas to create the diamond design. I used our watercolor pencils and my aqua painter to color in the diamond heart. The watercolor pencils are just so smooth and easy to use. As soon as water hits it it just melts so nicely. I love the look it gives. I went darker in some areas than others to give some dimension.

I used a layer of Pool Party card stock cut to 4 1/4′ by 5 1/2′ and ran it through the Big Shot using the Polka Dot embossing folder. Then I layered a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. A strip of Naturally Eclectic designer series paper in the watercolored Berry Burst side. Plus a strip of Basic Black card stock.

I tied the Bermuda Bay shimmer ribbon from the trio pack in the Sale-A-Bration brochure around the whole card and tied into a bow. Then I layered the diamond heart on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then used the Starburst punch to cut out a piece of vellum. I created my sentiment from the stamp set Labeler Alphabet and Berry Burst ink. I cut out out in strips and added it onto the vellum starburst with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.


My last touches is always some Bling! I used Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Baked Sequins and Rhinestone Basic Jewels. At the end is always the time to check if the inside of you card needs a layer of Whisper White to make it easier to write on. If you would like a sentiment inside the card always stamp that before adhering it down. This allows for restamping if you make a mistake or end up not liking the sentiment with the card.

My card was inspired by my team. We call them downline but to me they are on the same journey as I am so I like sideline better! The sentiment on the card is actually my team’s name! I decided on this name one night coming home from a day retreat that was three hours from my house. I knew I was about to gain at least one new sideline from the ladies that were there. I didn’t have a team name at that point. My mom and I were trying to come up with some names. Some of the ladies at the retreat really like their bling like I do so I was trying to think of ideas with sparkle or bling but didn’t like any of it. Then I thought about diamonds. Diamonds are made from pressure deep in the earth. Diamonds go through processes to become beautiful. I believe that’s how my team and myself are. We all have potential to go far in our Stampin’ Up! journey we just have to grow and learn as we go!


I am excited that during Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! gives us a great deal on the Starter Kit! I have already added one new sideline plus have 2 more picking to their stater kit items! It is the best deal in the catalog followed by hosting a Stampin’ Up! party! The Starter Kit is $99 with a value much higher! You get to customize it up to $125 value. Plus you receive a past Paper Pumpkin kit. A 20% discount on all orders as long as your active. As well as some business supplies, now don’t let those business supplies scare you! There is no obligation to sell. You can be a hobbyist and just use the discount to counteract your hobby of paper crafting. Take a look at the Join Now tab for some more info. If you have any questions please contact me, I’m here to help and make crafting better for you!

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What is Paper Pumpkin? It’s a monthly subscription box that has a paper crafting project  ready for you to create! It can range from cards, banners, git packaging and more. There is always a stamp set and ink spot and some embellishments. You can buy the kits month to month or do prepaid in 1, 3, 6, and 12 months (which have some awesome savings!) The prepaid 3, 6, and 12 months all can help you qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

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Prepaid subscriptions are bought through the Stampin’ Up! Store and then they send an email with a code to put into your Paper Pumpkin account.


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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card today! The red box challenge was fun! If you would like to purchase any of the supplies used click the image below and use the Hostess Code: VZ9THCV4 in the shopping bag so I can send you a thank you card and gift!

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Have a great Wednesday!

Keep Stampin’

Britney Vanderlaan

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