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April 2021

CARD: Kangaroo & Company



  • Soft Suede card stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White card stock: 4”x 5 ¼”, scraps to stamp and die cut kangaroos, hats and presents
  • Designer Series Paper: 1”x4” coastal cabana, scraps of coastal cabana & daffodil delight for balloon punches


  1. Adhere Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper to bottom of basic white 4”x 5 ½” with stampin’ seal.  Adhere Basic White to Soft Suede card base with Stampin’ Seal.
  2. Stamp both kangaroos, 2 party hats and presents with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White scrap.  Color in with Stampin’ Blends.  Die cut all shapes out.  Adhere to Basic white card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  3. Punch Balloons out of Brights Designer Series Paper and stamp “just for you” on Balloon with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Adhere to card front with both seal and dimensionals.  Draw balloon strings in with Basic Black Stampin’ Marker.

CARD: Way to Goat!



  • Basic White Thick: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” scored in half for card base
  • Old Olive: 4x 5 ¼“
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3 ¾“ x 2” green pattern: 3 ¾“ x3” yellow pattern
  • Cinnamon Cider: approx. 2”x4” for die cut
  • Basic White: approx. 2”x4” for die cut; approx. 2”x3” for goat


    1. Stamp the goat with memento black ink onto the basic white.
    2. Use the Tasteful Label dies and the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out a Cinnamon Cider and a Basic White label as shown. Stamp the sentiment on the left side of the Basic White label with the Bumblebee inkpad.
    3. Cut the Cinnamon Cider label in half. Adhere to the underside of the Basic White die cut label to add an outline as shown.      
    4. Adhere the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to the Old Olive cardstock as shown.
    5. Adhere the Bumblebee Gingham ribbon to hide the seam where the two patterned papers meet.
    6. Adhere the Old Olive layer onto the Thick Basic White card base.
    7. Use a variety of Stampin’ Blends to colour the goat as shown. Cut out carefully with the Paper Snips
    8. Use Stampin’ dimensionals to adhere the die cut labels. Centre on the ribbon. Use Stampin’ dimensionals to adhere the goad to the right side of the label. 

CARD: Snailed It!



  • Basic White Card Base – 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”; Stitched Circle (largest)
  • Bermuda Bay - 4” x 5 ¼”; Stitched Circle (smallest)
  • Snail Mail DSP – 3 ¾” x 4 ½”


  1. Attach Snail Mail designer paper to Bermuda Bay cardstock and then to Basic White card base with Stampin’ Seal adhesive.
  2. Cut largest stitched circle from Basic White cardstock and stamp mushroom image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color image with Stampin’ Blends. Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Using the Snail Dies, cut small mushroom and smallest stitched circle from Bermuda Bay cardstock. Attach to stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals, as seen in photo.
  4. Using the Snail Dies, cut large mushroom from Bumblebee cardstock and small mushroom from Blushing Bride cardstock and attach to stamped image with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  5. Using the Piereced Blooms Dies cut one flower from Bumblebee cardstock and flower center from Soft Suede cardstock. Attach flower to Bermuda Bay stitched circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals and center to flower with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  6. Stamp sentiment with VersaMark onto Basic Black cardstock and heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Cut with Classic Label Punch and attach under flower with Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. Tie a bow with two pieces of Blushing Bride twine around the sentiment.

CARD: Hey Chick!



  • Real Red CS: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored in half at 5-1/2”
  • Crumb Cake CS: 4” x 5-1/4”, plus a scrap for die cutting
  • Soft Suede CS: 4” x 2”
  • Basic White CS: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic White Thick CS: scraps for die cutting
  • Daffodil Delight CS: scraps for die cutting


  1. Burnish the fold in the card base using a Bone Folder.
  2. Emboss the Crumb Cake CS layer using the Pinewood Planks 3D EF.
  3. Emboss the Soft Suede CS layer using the Old World Paper 3D EF.
  4. Stamp the two chickens in black ink onto a scrap of Basic White Thick CS, then cut using the 2 coordinating.
  5. Color the chickens with Stampin’ Blends Markers: combs & wattle in Real Red and feet in Pumpkin Pie.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto a scrap of Crumb Cake CS, then cut using the sign die.
  7. Die cut a corn cob from a scrap of Basic White Thick CS.
  8. Daub a little Daffodil Delight ink onto the cob using a Sponge Dauber,
  9. Die cut the corn kernels from a scrap of Daffodil Delight CS.
  10. Glue the Soft Suede CS layer onto the Crumb Cake CS layer, lining up the bottoms.
  11. Glue the Soft Suede CS layer onto the front of the card base.
  12. Adhere the sign and chickens using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Glue the cob and kernels onto the Soft Suede CS layer.
  14. Glue the Basic White CS onto the inside of the card base.


CARD: Hydrangea Haven

Good morning!  Isn't this card beautiful!!  and, it's so simple to make!  Don't have the dies to cut the squares?  Just use your paper trimmer!  



  • Gorgeous Grape: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, and a piece 4 1/2 x 3 1/4
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4 , 4 x 5 1/4 (inside of card) and enough for the tag.
  • DSP: 2 3/4 x 4


  1. Using the Painted texture emboss folder, emboss one of the Basic White card stock 4 x 5 1/4.
  2. Tie a ribbon around the emboss piece and attach to card base
  3. Using the Stitched Rectangles cut a piece of DSP and Gorgeous Grape layer. Attach to each other. Attach to card base with dimensionals.
  4. Stamp and cut the label sentiment and attach with dimensionals.
  5. Attach pearls.


My Paper Pumpkin April 2021

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

Paper Pumpkin - Paper Crafting Kits in the Mail

The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows.

The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more as well as it coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite for more project fun.

The kit’s exclusive So Cool Stamp Set is versatile, offering sentiments that can be used for multiple occasions such as birthdays, congrats, cheer, and more! It’s a great addition to any crafter’s collection.


Happy Stamping,



Get Creative each Month
Your first kit comes with a FREE, clear stamping block. The box you receive each month contains all the materials you need to craft with ease, from adhesive to precut paper. All you need to do is follow the crafting instructions and assemble the pieces to create a Stampin' Up! card or project. Feel free to let your creativity flow and personalize your Paper Pumpkin craft!

Envelope size: 4-1/2

Project Type
Kit includes enough supplies to make 12 fresh, fun-shaped cards—6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.

Coordinating Colors
Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

Sneak a Peek at this Paper Pumpkin Kit

Paper Pumpkin



Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before April 10th.

CARD: Pretty Perennials



  • Basic Black: 4¼” x 8¼” - score at 5½”
  • Bermuda Bay: 2½” x 4”; 3¼” x 4¾” – score at ½”
  • Basic White: 3½” x 4¾”; scrap
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3½” x 4¾”


  1. Stamp large Basic White with Memento Ink (happy) and Bermuda Bay ink (birthday). See additional photos for placement.
  2. Stamp small Basic White:
    • “Happy” with Memento Ink
    • Large flowers with Bermuda Bay stamped off once
    • Center of large flowers with Bermuda Bay
    • Stems with Granny Apple Green
    • Dot flowers with Crushed Curry
    • Small flowers with Bermuda Bay stamped off once
    • Small dots with Bermuda Bay – some full strength, some stamped off once
  1. Fold the Bermuda Bay cardstock on the score line and adhere the small flap to the back of the large stamped image.
  2. Adhere the large stamped image to the Basic Black card base.
  3. Fold the Basic Black card base.
  4. Adhere Bermuda Bay and Designer Series Paper to the left side flap.
  5. Adhere the small stamped image to the Bermuda Bay flap.
  6. Add matte black dots to the center of the flowers.



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April Customer Perks!!


Monthly Card Tutorials

Customers ordering from my online store are spoiled!  As a "thank you" perk, I'm offering TWO ways to get FREE tutorials!

Please use Host Code:   SEWRD43U

Tutorial Pack #1: 

For any orders $1 - $149, using the host code above:  You receive a pdf with tutorials for 6 cards, all using the Stamp Suite of the Month!  You'll receive that via email, within two days of placing your order!

March's Tutorial Packet features the Fine Art Floral Suite -- found on pages 32-34 of the 2021 Jan-June Catalog!


Tutorial Pack #2:

For orders $60 or more, you'll receive a packet in the mail with instructions and supplies to make two cards, using the Stamp Set of the month (different from above). This packet will include pre-cut cardstock and embellishments for both cards pictured below!  (Limit one per customer)  For April, I'm featuring the Simply Succulents Stamp Set!

Picture coming soon!

Remember to use the Monthly Host Code:  SEWRD43U  
for all orders up to $149!  For orders $150 or more, you'll earn host rewards, so please don't use the host code!  Don't worry--you'll still earn all the above rewards! 


I’m excited to introduce a new Customer Reward program for all my loyal customers. Starting on June 3, 2020, you will earn a “punch” for every $40 that you spend (before tax & shipping) and when you have collected 10 punches, you will receive a free item from any current catalog, up to a $40 value!  (shipped directly to you, includes FREE shipping!)

Here are all the details:
  • You’ll earn one punch for every $40 in Stampin’ Up! Product that you order (before tax and shipping), but you may not combine orders to get a punch. For example: If you order $79, you only get one punch and the leftover amount does not carry over. If you order $81, you get two punches.
  • The punches that you earn do not expire. If it takes you three years to get 10 punches, I will still honor your free gift!
  • All orders must be placed with me, either in person, via email, or online at
  • Individual orders over $150 or more will qualify for Stampin' Rewards. If you are not prompted to enter these rewards at the time of your purchase, contact me before you finalize your order.
  • I will track your punches for you and will email you when you reach ten punches and let you know how to redeem your gift. I will send a thank you note for every order that you place with me and will let you know how many punches that order earned so you can keep track at home, too!