Retiring Past Paper Pumpkin Kits

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there. My dad is away this weekend, so we will be celebrating one night this week when he is home from camp. I decided to catch up on some work in the craft room, including blogging and sending some emails. I thought you would be interested to learn that Stampin’ Up! has announced that there will be some of our past kits that will be retiring on June 27th- so if you want them, get them before they’re gone!

 

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Hurry and order before June 27th, after that they are “retired” and no longer available. As an added incentive, for any online orders between now and June 30th (including these Paper Pumpkin specials, OR anything you just want to order), I have a FREE gift for you- that I will pop in the mail (or local peeps I will give you) as my thanks! I am very close to reaching my sales goal for the month of June, and I need a little help to push me over, (about $500 away from a sweet spot too). So,  I will give you either a clear “D” size paper pumpkin block or one sheet of dimensions with each $25 order from my online store. You must use Hostess Code: XFNCQJF2
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful afternoon.

If you are thinking of ordering anything this month, please use the Hostess Code:   XFNCQJF2

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters”

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2043263

Sip & Stamp Party, Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aks scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Fun Fold Card Swap

Spoiler alert for any of my Whirlwind Stamping stamping demonstrators who are swapping this month… but I was so excited with how my card came out, I decided to blog about it today!

So our August Stamp and Share Get Together with Dania Welch’s downline is tonight, and I challenged myself to do a swap card that features ALL new Products, new stamp set, new Designer Series Paper AND was a “Fun or Fancy Fold”. So I thought I would break out my brand new “Amazing Birthday” stamp set that I received free at Convention last month. I also thought about how challenging masculine cards can be, and thought of the patriotic colors in the Maritime DSP…. well, this was NOT quick to make, it was a lot of stamping, punching, fussy cutting and yes, some mistakes were made…. but I’m pretty happy with how it came out- what do you think?

 

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Want to know how I made it? Well, it is a Screen Card (I sure hope this is a “Fancy” enough fun fold card, it sure was challenging to make it!)

Coastal Cabana base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ Scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ then punched bottom “Legs” using Decorative label punch and made the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

Then Stamped each image from Amazing Birthday in Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy ink pads, hand cut the “happy”, “today” and “amazing” words. Used the circle punches for the birthday cake and used the Little Labels punch pack for “make”. Used banner framelits to cut out the “Happy birthday to you” and the DSP behind it. Here’s the card recipe:

 

 

I love to hear from all of you- please leave me a comment and let me know YOUR favorite fun fold card!

If you need any of these items, just click the picture and it will take you right to my online store, so you can shop at your leisure!
Hostess code for August is: YA7CNZND in my online store at: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net

*note if your order is over $150.oo- then don’t use the hostess code- as you will be eligible for $25 free hostess shopping dollars good on your order!

And don’t forget that if you purchase the Big Shot this month, you get to pick out a FREE Bundle!! (Choice of four)- let me know if you have any questions!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by my blog today! I really treasure your comments, so I hope to hear from you today! Thanks!!!

Lynn

 

~Lynn Streifert

Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!

Shop my Online Store 24/7 on my website: http://LynnStreifert.stampinup.net

Email: Lstreifert@nycap.rr.com

If on Facebook please like my page “Lynnzcrafters

Subscribe to our monthly Paper Pumpkin Program at www.mypaperpumpkin.com Please be sure to type my name in the sign up page (as your demonstrator)

Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: scrapbooking (paper and digital), card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items.

Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

Our motto is: inspire*create*share

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I’m Trying to Catch Up!

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This was my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers Thank You Night of Fun! I used all new 2014-16 In Colors as my base card stock and inks, plus the new Moonlight DSP mini paper pack, for easy peasy card making! Who doesn’t need a bunch of little gift cards?? I think everyone liked the idea- we used ALL my Paper Pumpkin stamps for all the cards, and broke out the new “And Many More” for a nice small “Congratulations” sentiment.

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Of course- what kind of party is it without a little snack?? This was totally easy, patriotic, and yummy! A little sponge cake with whipped cream and berries! Since the June Paper Pumpkin kit was the pinwheel kit, I made some up as favors and decorations- did you know that Paper Pumpkin subscribers can order refills of this cute kit?? So fun and easy!

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One of the things I love most about stamping get togethers (besides the fun and friendships) is the creativity! Look at these amazing cards the ladies came up with!! My philosophy when I have an event is “Here’s my sample, feel free to copy it or make this YOUR own creation”, I think my customers like this philosophy and it opens up many opportunities for them to make cards that they need and will use.

Well, if you’d like to be invited to the next Paper Pumpkin Party- be sure you either subscribe on the http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com website and select me as your demonstrator, OR feel free to go to my Online Store at: http://LynnStreifert.Stampinup.net and click “Shop” and you can order a prepaid subscription for either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months!! Use Hostess Code: NTQYK6UV and remember to sign up by August 10th at midnight. That’s it- if you are an active subscriber and show up in my list of customers, then you’ll get your invite to the next party!!

Well, that’s it for today! Hope you have an awesome day, and remember- I would LOVE to read your comments! It makes my day to hear from you!!

Happy stamping!
Lynn Streifert

Awesome Weekend, How was Yours?

Hi Friends!

Did you have a happy 4th of July weekend? Mine was fun-filled and busy! My nephew Ethan informed me that it was time for a sleep-over! I love that kid, and how sentimental he is. I love that they love to spend time with me, and I treasure family time!! Here’s some of the fun we had:

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We went for a hike… Unfortunately the trail was full of mud and bugs which didn’t thrill these two).

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They helped me with errands, and we got the graduation supplies for my niece Jordan’s party coming up, and needed a sweet treat- have you tried Sweet Frog? Yummo!!

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Love the Glenville Sports-Plex right near us, we had the bumper cars to ourselves!

 

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Later Claire helped me create this awesome card holder for Jordan’s party. Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine to the rescue- used a whole package to make this tassle. Hot glued the top on a box that I covered in Basic Black cardstock.

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My sister had a delicious BBQ… corn on the cob, burgers, dogs, fruit salad, pasta salad, and yummy treats for dessert.

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In addition to brownies and cherry pie- she also made these amazing patriotic red/white/blue strawberries. They were delicious!!

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The ribbon came in last week and I was determined to get that all cut, wrapped and bagged up. Tried cutting ribbon in the living room while watching a show on my DVR, but that wasn’t a good set up. Moved to the dining room table, spread out and was able to finish all the ribbon shares yesterday! I sent an email to everyone in the ribbon share- hope to meet up with people this week and get you all your new goodies!  THANKS again to all of you who participated!

 

I also organized my current versus retired stamps in my craft room, and worked on a Project Life album, ordered 200 more photos for the big graduation party!

I’m gearing up for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers party, my NEW clubs, Jordan’s graduation party (and birthday this week too!), and I haven’t even started my convention swaps yet! I have a feeling I’ll be bringing them with me on the plane at this rate.

Well, that’s all for now- I will be placing an order this week, if you need anything let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today- I wish you all a very Happy Monday!!

Lynn

 

 

Why try it??

  • Little time for crafting? Paper Pumpkin kits are all ready to go!  All pieces come ready to be assembled into 6-8 cards or other project that you are sure to complete before the next month’s package arrives.
  • Don’t have a lot of space? Paper Pumpkin contains only the amounts of materials to make its projects, plus a Stampin’ Ink Spot and clear mount stamp- you get a new color spot in each pack so you can collect your inks in small sizes!
  • On the go?  Paper Pumpkin comes in one box; throw in your scissors and adhesive and do your kits up anywhere…in the airport, at a hotel, on in a few captured moments at home.
  • At the cottage for the summer?Paper Pumpkin can be delivered anywhere you’re going to be- just change your address by the 10th of the month for that month’s delivery.
  • On  a budget? Paper Pumpkin is an all in one solution.  The pre-paid subscriptions can help you take advantage of savings ($1 off each month with a 6 month pre-paid subscription or $2 off per month with a 12 month prepaid subscription!
  • Don’t get out much? Paper Pumpkin comes right to your door.  Call a few friends in to assemble your kits together and call it a party!
  • Children a priority? Sit down for some family fun and make the kits up together. The paper pumpkin kits are a wonderful “Multi-Generational” activity- have the kids sit down and craft with Grandma or Grandpa.
  •  Need a gift idea?   Paper Pumpkin can be sent anywhere you wish… gift delivered and done!  Who in your circle would love a little crafting time?

 

Did you see what I did with some of my pinwheels from the June kit?? I added it to my SUMMER banner:

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I even had a banner class, and made pinwheels and other Patriotic crafts  with some very special Senior Citizens yesterday. They loved them!!

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My nephew Ethan loves crafts and loves helping people- here he was assembling a pinwheel for one of the ladies.

 

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My niece Claire enjoyed helping too! (She’s going to be a great teacher someday, I can tell- she’s very patient).

 

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Many thanks to Amye and Sue for coming to help me out too! You guys ROCK!

So- now do you want to try Paper Pumpkin???

If you join today, you will automatically be invited to my next Paper Pumpkin Thank You Party- where I provide treats, goodies, products, and a free night of stamping, just for my current PP subscribers!! The next one will be in July 8th- anyone who joins in June (or was my active customer of Paper Pumpkin subscriptions) will be invited to the party and will receive any package of cardstock as my thank you for subscribing in June!  ALSO- If you are a new Paper Pumpkin Prepaid subscriber by midnight on tonight (6/30) you can pick a free pair of our super paper snips (scissors) or SNAIL adhesive! (this is good through me, Lynn Streifert ONLY, and is good only on 3, 6, or 12 month PREPAID subscriptions).

Ready to order?? go to my website here: Lynn’s Online Store

then pick one of the Prepaid Subscription Codes:

item # 137859 3-month $59.85
item # 137860 6-month $113.70—save $1 per month
item# 137861 12-month $215.40—save $2 per month

I will receive an email confirmation when you order and I will contact you so you can pick your scissors, SNAIL and/or cardstock color choice.

Thanks for stopping by today- I really hope you’ll give Paper Pumpkin a try! thanks!

Lynn

 

Patriotic Summer Banner Class

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Although I didn’t get this made before summer officially started, I did finish it on Sunday morning and boy, I am sure happy with how it came out. As soon as I saw that Stampin’ Up! came out with new stencils, I was so excited about the possibilities! I purchased both our new Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks and Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks. They are different size dots and stripes than the stencils in the Build a Banner kit, and I knew the stars and stripes would look amazing done in Real Red, Night of Navy and I threw in some Smoky Slate for the letters. Also to the rescue were the new Star Framelits and this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!!! How stinkin’ cute are the pinwheels??? I adore them and I think they are just the perfect touch on the “Summer” banner… what do you think? OH, also, I used the NEW glimmer paper and the cute little star punch from our new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (I have been using those 3 new little punches on almost every project since they’ve arrived here).

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Can’t wait for this class on Thursday! And for more patriotic themed projects! Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit, and I hope you have a nice day!
~Lynn

Baseball Birthday Card

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Friday was my nephew Ethan’s 7th birthday, and he is a big baseball fan, so I thought this card would be super cute for him for his birthday card this year. It was super quick to make thanks to the Big Shot, the Circle Card Thinlit set (which included that cute mini chevron shape that worked perfect for the baseball), the 2 1/2″ circle punch, the new mini star punch from our new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, the only tricky part was attempting to line up the edge of the piercing template to follow the curve of the ball (I just hand cut that curve from the punched circle).  Saw a card similar on Pinterest, what would I do without that website?

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Ethan really seemed to like his card, it was super quick to make.

 

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I had a super weekend with lots of fun with Ethan for his birthday dinner and then the next day his birthday party. I forgot how funny a group of 7 year old boys could be.

Thanks for everyone who signed up for the ribbon share- the order went in last night, I’m so excited to get my hands on all that new ribbon!

I sent my next newsletter out via Mail Chimp, let me know if you’d like to be added to my e-newsletters!

*Don’t forget to save the date- next Monday June 30th from 4-8 pm is our HUGE Indoor Retired Stampin’ Up! and Other Craft Supplies Garage Sale!

Address is 2810 Curry Road, Schenectady NY 12303 (This is the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary building).

Please help us spread the word! Hope to see you there!

 

Thanks for stopping by today to read my blog, I always appreciate your visits and comments! Happy Monday!

~Lynn