Halloween, special offer, Tools

World Card Making Day October 6


Did you know October 6 is World Card Making Day! Put it on you calendar and get together with friends to make a stash of cards!

Stampin’Up is offering select items at a reduced price for this day. Click here to see the list of products sold at a discount. This sale is in effect October 1-October 7!

October Host Code

I have updated the Host Code for October orders! The code you should enter is CRK4HQNY. More information can be found here on my monthly Host Code Specials. This month I will send you a FREE Light Mint Macaron Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker with a qualifying order of $50 (before shipping and tax) if you enter the Host Code when you place your order. If you order is $100 (before shipping and tax) and you enter the Host Code when you order I will send you the combo pack of Light and Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers.

Remember, I have a Papercraftingtime Rewards program. Your host code order would also count toward 1 Papercraftingtime Point for a $50 order and 2 for a $100 order. When you have 10 Papercraftingtime Points you earn a $50 shopping spree on me! More information on my customer reward program can be found here.


There are accessories available now for the wonderful Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. You can view these in my online store here.  The accessories include grid paper sized for the Stamparatus, extra plates, magnets, and foam pad.

Spooky Sweets Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Images copyright Stampin’Up! Spooky Sweets Stamp Set Wood mount #147719 or Clear mount #147716

It is time to thing about fall projects, and one of my favorite projects to do is to make treat holders for Halloween. Isn’t the above samples by the Stampin’Up! home office just darling!! The stamp set coordinates with the Spooky Bats Punch and the Twinkle Builder Punch.

Spooky Bats Punch
Spooky Bats Punch #148014 Images copyright Stampin’Up!




Twinkle Builder Punch
Twinkle Builder Punch #146321 Images copyright Stampin’Up!


I hope everyone takes time to CREATE! Be sure to take advantage of the discounts for World Card Making Day!

Happy Papercrafting,


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3-D projects, my paper pumpkin, special offer

Frights & Delights Paper Pumpkin Kit

Frights & Delights Refill Kit

This is the cutest Halloween Kit ever! The kit is still available and as of today you purchase this kit here. You can also just get the refill if you already have a kit. You must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase these kits. They are available while supplies last!

Remember if you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin, you have complete control over your subscription. Just log in to your Paper Pumpkin account and suspend a month or you can easily cancel anytime.  You can also buy a prepaid subscription of 1 ,3,6,12 months on my online store. You will receive a code to redeem your Paper Pumpkin kit. They make great gifts too. Simply give the code to your gift recipent.

Ending soon!

  • September Host Code offer-FREE Light Mango Melody Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker. Place your order of $50 or more in my online store by September 30! Use host code 4UTTV6M7
  • Dashing Along Promotion ends September 30. Receive a package of the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper FREE from Stampin’Up! with qualifying order of $250. Contact me for your own Host Code if you want to collect orders from your friends for this promotion. You will also receive a FREE combo pack of Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers from me.

I hope you all take time to CREATE today! I have another card sample for you Wednesday using the Painted Harvest stamp set and Buffalo Check Background stamp so stay tuned.

Happy Papercrafting,



3-D projects, Cards, Halloween

Buffalo Check Background and Cat Punch


It is sweltering hot and humid today in Minnesota! But I know I shouldn’t complain, at least we don’t have hurricanes here. It just seems like we get everything else though! Anyway, too hot to be outside, so it is perfect day to be inside in the air conditioning PAPERCRAFTING!

Here is what I made today! I wanted to show you more samples with the Buffalo Check Background Stamp. I made a halloween card and treat holder.  I used the Cat Punch as the focal point.


I stamped happy halloween on a crumb cake piece of cardstock and added a pearl to the corner which I colored with a black sharpie.


I punched out the cat with the Cat Punch and mounted on a circle of Crushed Curry cardstock.


Here is the treat holder. Again using the punched out cat as the focal point! Don’t you just love the Buffalo Check Background stamp?


This treat holder is so easy to make. Just cut to fit the width of your cello bag. Stampin’Up! does have 3 x 6 gusseted bags in the catalog. This particular bag is a flat bag. But the gusseted ones you can really make some cute treat holders that are 3-D.  I am out of the gusseted bags right now so I will show you one by Kathy Maurer a fellow Stampin’Up! Demonstrator.

Halloween Treat Bag made with Stampin' Up!'s Spooky Cat Stamp Set and Cat Punch. For details, go to my Wednesday, September 20, 2017 blog at http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2130686/entry/spooky_cat_treat_bag

Isn’t Kathy’s treat holder just darling!  I made a bunch of these last year for Halloween, which is why I am out of the gusseted bags. It is time to reorder these, they are so much fun to work with and I like the fact that they will stand alone.


I hope you all like my projects! I sure enjoyed making them. Supplies will be listed below. Be sure to take time to CREATE! It is good for you!

Don’t forget my Host Code offer for September!

Enter the host code 4UTTV6M7  in the host code box in my online store and you will receive a FREE Light Mango Melody Stampin’Blend from me! Your order must be $50 before shipping and tax, if you order $100 or more before shipping and tax I will send you the Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers FREE. Remember if you order $150 or more, do not enter the host code as you will receive the FREE merchandise from Stampin’Up! called Stampin’Rewards and the FREE Light and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’Blends from me. More information on my Monthly Special can be found here. Be sure to select me Shelly Johnson as your demonstrator to receive this offer.

Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends

Happy Papercrafting,


Supply List

  • Basic Black Cardstock #121045
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199
  • Cat Punch #144666
  • Layering Circle Framelits #141705
  • Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147794
  • Facet Dots # 146910 (black dots included in this assortment)
  • Paper Snips #103579
  • Paper Trimmer #126889
  • Snail Adhesive #104332
  • Stampin’Dimensionals #104430
  • Memento Black Stamp Pad #132708
  • Gusseted Cello Bags 3 x 6
  • Stapler
  • Big Shot die cutting machine