Sneak Peek at the Newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Collection (and more new Holiday projects)!

One of my favorite things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is the privilege of being able to pre-order new products.  Yup…Demonstrators are usually given the opportunity to purchase new products before they are available for sale to customers.  The 2014 Holiday catalog is full of amazing new products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s.  One of my favorite products in the catalog is (of course) the newest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! card & accessory pack called “Seasonal Snapshot”.

I’ve been meaning to start my 2013 Project Life family album, so I pulled out our un-scrapped Christmas photos from last year and started playing.  I’m thrilled with this layout.

Project Life Christmas layout using the Seasonal Snapshot collection

Project Life Christmas layout using the Seasonal Snapshot collection

As usual with Project Life, this layout came together quite quickly.  I find that Continue reading

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Paper Pumpkin-A unique monthly papercraft kit subscription service

Today I want to share with you a little about a unique service that Stampin’ Up! offers. It’s called Paper Pumpkin and it is a monthly subscription service that delivers everything you need to create a paper crafting project (except tape and adhesive). All the pieces are pre-cut, measured and ready to go with instructions included. Each kit takes approximately 30 minutes to create from start to finish. These kits are great for both experienced and new crafters. Projects include things like journals, cards, decor and holiday gifts.

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You will receive 1-2 “stamp spot” ink pads in each kit, and colors will NOT be repeated in a calendar year. What a great way to build your collection of ink colors! And since everything you need for the project is in the box, once you are done with the project you don’t have to worry about storage issues. The stamps that come in the kits are exclusive to Paper Pumpkin and can’t be purchased anywhere else. You will receive a clear block for your stamps when you begin your subscription.

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sample of a previous kit

sample of a previous kit

 

Paper Pumpkin is flexible.Want to give it a try? Just purchase a 1 month pre-paid subscription. Want to take a month off? Just sign in to your account and put your subscription on hold.  Sure this is something you want to do? Purchase a 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription and save money! Paper Pumpkin also makes a fantastic gift. Purchase a 1,3,6, or 12 month prepaid subscription and you’ll receive a code to redeem on the Paper Pumpkin website. Just give this code to the lucky person you are purchasing the gift for, and they can redeem it and have control over their membership should they ever want to put it on hold, change their address, etc. And of course you can simply sign up for a regular subscription, which assures that you’ll receive each kit month after month (but knowing you can place a hold on or cancel your subscription at any time with no penalties).

Examples of various Paper Pumpkin kits. I love the variation and unique feel of each of them.

Examples of various Paper Pumpkin kits. I love the variation and unique feel of each of them.

There’s another bonus just for Paper Pumpkin subscribers- the ability to purchase past full kits as well as refill  kits. A limited selection of past kits are available. Did you get a kit you especially loved and want to make more? Then you can purchase the refill kit and receive all the consumable product – the paper, embellishments, etc but not the stamps or ink (since you already have them!) at a reduced cost.

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(Photos are of previous Paper Pumpkin projects..and most kits, like card kits, include enough materials to make multiple cards)

Part of the fun is wondering…what will this month’s kit be? The kits are all new and improved with larger instruction guides with step by step photographs. Subscribe with a friend and get together monthly when your kits arrive and have a fun evening putting them together. I know a mother/daughter pair who does this via Skype since they live in different states-how fun!

Stampin’ Up! has recently announced an amazing sale for those interested in starting a subscription. How does 50% off your first kit sound? Pretty great! How does 50% off your first TWO kits sound? Well, I hope it sounds exciting because that’s exactly the offer for now through September 10, 2014.

Enter code "HALFOFF2" in the promo code box and choose Laura Dehnert, WI, as your demonstrator. Offer expires 9/10/14.

Enter code “HALFOFF2” in the promo code box and choose Laura Dehnert, WI, as your demonstrator. Offer expires 9/10/14.

Click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin website to sign up for your subscription. Use promo code “HALFOFF2” when checking out.

sneak peek of September Paper Pumpkin kit...check out the blackbird stamp...squeee!

sneak peek of September Paper Pumpkin kit…check out the blackbird stamp…squeee!

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sneak peek of part of the September Paper Pumpkin kit, how stinkin’ cute is this!?

I want to reward my customers who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, so I’d like to share a few offers I have for you:

1) Purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription, and receive a free Stampin’ Up! wood mount sized stamp case with a Paper Pumpkin label printed & inserted for you. This nifty little clear case is  perfect for storing your stamps and ink spots that you receive each month, and is just the size of a 2 disc DVD case so you’ll find it easy to store!

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2) Purchase a 6 month pre-paid subscription and receive the case described above AND a free Snail adhesive! (A $6.95 value). Most kits will require you to use some adhesive, and I’d love to set you up with some top quality Stampin’ Up! adhesive, as a thank you gift from me when you commit to a 6 month subscription. Remember, you can put your kits on hold at any time, if for some reason you’d like to spread out those six months you may do so.

3) Purchase a 12 month prepaid subscription and receive both gifts mentioned above, plus a $30 credit to spend on any current Stampin’ Up! product of your choice! This truly is a great deal…by purchasing all 12 months at once, you will save $24 vs. if you do the one month at a time subscription, plus the gifts mentioned above, plus the $30 credit! That’s a $278.09 value for $215.40…saving you $62.69! Not to mention all the amazing projects you will complete over the 12 months, plus a nice collection of stamps and ink spots that you will have collected along the way.

If you choose to subscribe monthly (this is the option I use, so I’m sure to never miss a kit), I will also give you the gifts mentioned above when you reach 3, 6, and 12 months of kits received.

And don’t forget that all of my customers have access to my Paper Pumpkin Pinterest board, where I create and gather inspiring ideas on using your kits and collect them all in one spot for easy reference. The kits are wonderful as is, but with a little creativity and sometimes a few extra supplies,  you’ll be amazed at what you can create.

Ready to start? Email me at blackbirdscraps@gmail.com and tell me if you’d like a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription. Or, you can visit the Paper Pumpkin website if you’re ready to start a regular monthly subscription. Make sure to choose me, Laura Dehnert, as your demonstrator to take advantage of the offers mentioned above.

If you have any questions check out the FAQ or contact me and I’d be happy to help you.

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(Bonus items are offered by Laura Dehnert, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and are not sponsored by Stampin’ Up! Offers good only for customers in the United States. Images copyright Stampin’ Up!)

If you don’t think this offer is something you’d be interested in, but you know of a friend who would, please share this with them! Thank you!