Monday, 31 March 2014

March Paper Pumpkin

I made this assortment of cards using the March Paper Pumpkin kit! There is still a load of stuff left over that I am saving to use on future cards. I absolutely LOVE these kits! Today is your last day to sign up and receive a FREE set of In-Color Markers valued at $19.95! Click HERE to sign up with me (Carrie Siegmund, Calgary, AB T2J6Y7 as your demonstrator) and join my Pumpkin Party!

Scroll through to find the Stampin' Up! Video showing the March Paper Pumpkin kit together in detail and the Project they designed for the kit!

March Paper Pumpkin Projects!

Supplies Used:
March Paper Pumpkin Kit, Envelope Punch Board, Doilies, Bitty Butterfly Punch, 21/2" Circle Punch and Raspberry Ripple Satin Ribbon and Ink

These First Two Cards are the Original Projects suggested with the kit:

VIDEO: Stampin' Up Video putting together the March Paper Pumpkin Kit!

I used the AWESOME Envelope Punch Board and the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I colored the die-cut wood accent with the Island Indigo ink pad that came with the kit.

For this Card I turned one of the cards from the kit  inside out and stamped the front using the ink pads and ink spots that came with the kit in alternating patterns. I also colored the die cut with the Calypso Coral ink pad. 

For this card I added a doilie, Raspberry Ripple satin ribbon, Bitty Butterfly punch, 21/2" circle punch and colored the die-cut wood accent with Raspberry Ripple ink.

This card is a cute little 3x3 card made by trimming one of the original cards down to 3x6 and folding it in half. I punched one of the gold foil envelope liners with the 21/2" Circle Punch and adhering to the front of the card. 

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sweet Window

I just can't get enough of this Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper! I will truly be disappointed to see it go! This paper is only available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift till TOMORROW! Click the shop online button to purchase from my Canadian Online Store or contact me to place an order. My FINAL Sale-A-Bration order goes in tomorrow at 1:00pm MST.

And now for the card!

I cut the card base to A2 (41/4" x 51/2") using Sahara Sand Cardstock, Embossed a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder trimmed 1/8" smaller than the card base. I attached a piece of Sweet Sorbet DSP to bottom of card and attached a strand of Summer Starfruit Satin Ribbon above it.  

I made the window using a piece of 3" x 31/2" Whisper white cardstock and the 1" square punch and stamped it using Sahara Sand ink and the Hardwood Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue. I then attached that to another piece of Sweet Sorbet DSP. The whole piece was attached with dimensionals to the card front to give it some dimension. The awning was made using the banner punch and YES Sweet Sorbet DSP. 

The Flowers and Butterfly were punched using the Petite Petals Punch and Bitty Butterfly punch from... you guessed it Sweet Sorbet DSP and adhered the Basic Rhinestones to the centers. I stamped the sentiment with Sahara Sand Ink onto a scrap of Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock and punched it out with the modern label punch and adhered it to the card with dimensionals and added some rhinestones to that as well. 
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hardwood, Express Yourself (Hostess)
Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Reward), Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Sahara Sand
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: 1" Square, Modern Label, Banner (Sale-A-Bration), Petite Petals, Bitty Butterfly
Embellishments: Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin  Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL adhesive

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

March Paper Pumpkin Kit

I love getting this little red box in the mail every month! It is so exciting to see what is in store for us! The best part about the Paper Pumpkin kits is not knowing what is coming till it gets here. Besides the original kit not even Demonstrators knows what is in the kits before they get here!

March Paper Pumpkin Kit

Don't you just love it! There is enough supplies in here to make 8 cards! The wood sentiments and gold foil envelope liners are awesome! So much better in real life! (this picture was taken at night). The stamps are photo polymer this time which is super exciting! 

Keep an eye on the blog over the weekend to see what awesome projects I can come up with for this kit!

Have you joined my Pumpkin Party yet? Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today! Click HERE for a direct link. Hope you'll join the party!


There are only 3 Days Left to take advantage of Stampin' Up! various promotions. All of the promotions below end March 31, 2014 at 11:59pm MST. Contact me if you have any questions regarding any of these promotions. (Contact information at bottom of post and on 'about' section of this blog).


Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by March 31, 2014 to earn a FREE set of Stampin' Write In-Color Markers - a value of $19.95! You will also become part of my Pumpkin Party and receive a monthly bonus project with step by step instructions to use with your current kit. Click HERE or the above image and add me Carrie Siegmund Calgary, AB T2J 6Y7 as your demonstrator to join my Pumpkin Party!


Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2014! For every $60 you spend from any of the catalogues or my online store (click the picture above) you receive a Sale-A-Bration item FREE! Click HERE for link to the Sale-A-Bration Flyer. So Contact me or visit my Canadian Online Store to order today!
Carrie Siegmund
online store:


Stampin' Up! has so many great things to offer! Right now if you sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator you get to choose $190 dollars worth of stuff for only $125! Whether you sign up to be a Hobby Demonstrator, to make a little money on the side or to start your own business Stampin' Up! is just the thing!  I would love for you to join my team! Sign up HERE or click the image above to join my team of demonstrators!

Contact me if you have any questions!
Carrie Siegmund

Friday, 28 March 2014

Sweet Sorbet Birthday

I love the Sweet Sorbet Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue! I'll be sad to see it go in ONLY 4 DAYS! 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Express Yourself (Hostess)
Paper: Coastal Cabana and Whisper White 8-1/2x11 Cardstock, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Item)
Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine, 
Ink: Basic Black
Punches: Hexagon, Modern Label
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Miscellaneous: SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

It's hard to believe that Sale-A-Bration is already coming to an end in ONLY 4 DAYS! Please head on over to my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store to take advantage of the final days of Sale-A-Bration! Of course you can always contact me to place your order as well!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sweet Sorbet

I love the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue! I made a card with matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board of course! There are sooo many things you can do with that little gadget! It's definitely a must have!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Item),  Whisper White, Basic Black  and Pool Party 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
Stamps: Banner Blast (Sale-A-Bration item), Express Yourself (Hostess Set), 
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad
Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Punches: Banner (Sale-A-Bration item), Modern Label, Scallop Edge Border 
Miscellaneous: Envelope Punch Board, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Most of the products used are only available until Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31, 2014! For every $60 you spend on any Stampin' Up! Product you receive a Sale-A-Bration item FREE! You can see the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue link on the right hand side of my blog or click HERE!
Contact me to place your order!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Perfect Life

One of the best things about being a demonstrator is all the wonderful people I have met already in such a short period of time. My up-line Allison hosted a shoe box swap and this is the design I had come up with. The sentiment I used was the selling point for my purchase of this stamp set - just seems to fit right now.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Hardwood and Perfect Pennants
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush 
Ink: Smoky Slate
Stampin' Write Markers: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate
Embellishments: Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels and Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Big Shot: Banners Framelits Dies
Punches: Word Window Punch
Other: Sticky Strip, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals


Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit Projects

Well as promised, here is what I came up with using the starter kit for My Paper Pumpkin. The only thing I added was one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of tempting turquoise cardstock and I used the 1/2 inch and 1 inch circle punches.

And here are the close-ups of each of the projects:

The Original Project

Supplies used: Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit

Altered Mini Composition Notebook


So what are you waiting for? Join My Paper Pumpkin today! Sign up HERE with me (Carrie Siegmund, Calgary, AB T2J6Y7) as your demonstrator!

Sneak Peak

Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit

Still trying to decide if My Paper Pumpkin is for you? Here's a look at what comes with your starter kit if you sign up before March 31, 2014.

Watch my blog today to see a sample of the original project idea that comes with your kit as well as some other projects you can create using the products that come in your kit.

Ready to sign up? Click HERE to sign up and make sure you include me (Carrie Siegmund, Calgary, AB, T2J6Y7) as your demonstrator to receive a monthly bonus that coincides with your Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Monday, 24 March 2014


Anyone else every feel like this?

That's where my brain is at the moment. This crafty nurse just finished a stretch of night shifts and needs to shut the system down for a few Stay tuned for legitimate crafting later!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Paper Pumpkin Love

Have you signed up for My Paper Pumpkin yet? 

I have been on a significant Paper Pumpkin bandwagon lately. I just can't seem to say enough good things about them. Each month a pretty red box (who doesn't love red) shows up at your door filled with an assortment of crafty goodness for only $24.95 a month (plus shipping)!

What I love most about the Paper Pumpkin kits is that they are designed to please any level of stamper! Right now if you sign up for the Paper Pumpkin kit before March 31, 2014 you will receive a set of Stampin' Write Markers - a value of $19.95! As a bonus when you sign up with me (Carrie Siegmund, Calgary, AB, T2J6Y7) as your demonstrator you will receive a FREE little bonus project each month  that you are a subscriber that works with some of the supplies you received in your monthly kit (I will supply the rest). The bonus projects will be mailed to you along with a project sheet on how to create the project.

You can subscribe for as little or as long as you like. Stampin' Up! recognizes that life happens! There is no contract for a term commitment. If you need to skip a month, then you do - no questions asked. The stamps in the kit are one of a kind  - you can only receive them as a Paper Pumpkin supplier!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today! Click the image to sign up! You can also find more information on the Paper Pumpkin tab of this blog!

I look forward to you joining me on my Paper Pumpkin bandwagon!

Thursday, 20 March 2014


It's time...time for a new beginning, a fresh start and to do something new and exciting! I have taken the plunge, signed up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am crawling out of my shell and sharing my creations through this blog and on my Facebook Page!

I am extremely grateful for all of you coming out to support me throughout this new journey! I look forward to sharing my ideas and creations! Who knows where this will go...but for now it's time to sit back and enjoy the ride for as long as it lasts! 

If you have any special requests, ideas, questions or suggestions please don't hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email! I am more than happy to hear your feedback!