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A Sara Thing: FREE Gift with April Paper Pumpkin Kit!!




OH. MY. GOODNESS!! How exciting for the chance to get an exclusive Paper Pumpkin kit designed by our very own Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass! “Bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” is how Sara described the kit she designed for the April kit.  Sara designed this kit for me...and all of you, so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU!  I'm here to tell you...get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there's more! She's including a FREE gift inside every April box!  **squeal**  They are keeping it a surprise, not even I get to learn the secret, but I'm certain you won't want to miss it.

What do you need to do? It's simple-let me help you get signed up at by April 10 so you don't miss out on this awesome kit! And if you’re already a subscriber, now would be a great time to grab a few extra kits by increasing your monthly quantity—just sayin’.


INSIDE SCOOP!  If you subscribe by March 31, 2017, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration products with Paper Pumpkin, too.  To earn Sale-A-Bration items with Paper Pumpkin, it requires a minimum product order of $50 before shipping and tax – you CAN combine prepaid subscriptions with other Stampin’ Up! products on one order if you like.  Learn more below!


Here are two great ways to save on Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts.  See all the Sale-A-Bration gift possibilities (including the newest additions) below.





No matter if it's Mother's Day, a friend's birthday, or a fun activity for a creative daughter/niece/grandchild, it's a great time to take advantage of these prepaid subscriptions that can be bought as gifts. It's the gift that keeps on giving!

  • 3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59  $55
    Get a discount on 3-month prepaid subscriptions and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!
  • 6-Month Prepaid Subscription (137680) $114
    Save $1/month with the everyday awesome price and qualify for 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!
  • 12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215
    Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save over $2/month with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Learn more about the kit from Sara herself in the video below.


SHARE THE LOVE!   Consider giving a Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift!  I even have a Gift Card that I will send to you, to fill out with the Prepaid Pumpkin code, when you give the recipient your gift.

Benefits of Paper Pumpkin:

  • Make a creative date!  The all-inclusive kits arrive conveniently at your door each month.
  • Each kit contains exclusive photopolymer stamp sets.
  • Simple!  Enjoy craft time you can count on without a lot of prep work or supplies.
  • Learn new techniques.
  • Create alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Cards and coffee?  Get together with friends to assemble your kits every month.



Everyone that subscribes to a 3-month or 6-month Prepaid Subscription using the Hostess Code FPSJQKKT will receive an equal share of the Stampin' Rewards earned.  PLUS, you'll earn the FREE Sale-A-Bration gift(s), too!   So, the more Stampin' Rewards we earn, the more rewards in free product I will pass on to YOU!  Online shopping code Ends March 31st.

If you are so excited to start receiving Paper Pumpkin in your mailbox and want a full year (12-month prepaid) subscription, you will want to keep all of the Stampin' Rewards for yourself.  **squeal**



New Stampin' Up! Product Release -- Stitched from the Heart!!


Hello my stamping friends!!  I have some GREAT news!!

There is a new product being released today...Stitched Shapes Framelits, a set of 12 dies in a combination of squares, circles, and ovals called Stitiched From The Heart. Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Starting today, you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog.  PLUS, you can get 25% off coordinating stamp sets! With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. There are nine (9) stamp sets that bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off! And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.



AC refers to the annual catalog; HC refers to the holiday catalog.


  • Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
  • November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off

 You can order any of these items starting November 1st through my online store, or send me your Wish List and I'll place your order for you. 


Check out this adorable commercial featuring a handmade card illustrating the new Stitched from the Heart framelits.



This product video has some great tips on using the new Stitched Shapes Framelits.  It's amazing how much a little framelit can change up the overall appearance of any creation.  I'm in LOVE with them!!!




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Get Your $5 Paper Pumpkin Promo -- ONEDAYDEAL


Have you ever said, “One day I’ll sign up for Paper Pumpkin.” Today is that day! For just shy of 31 hours new subscribers can get their first Paper Pumpkin kit for only $5! This time will go by in a blink so be sure to take advantage of this offer and get your first Paper Pumpkin kit for $5!

Flash sale start and end times for your time zone below then sign up HERE using promo code ONEDAYDEAL. Give it a try for a month and see what you think!


Sale Starts Thursday, June 9
4:00 PM
Thursday, June 9
5:00 PM
Thursday, June 9
6:00 PM
Thursday, June 9
7:00 PM
Sale Ends Friday, June 10
10:50 PM
Friday, June 10
11:50 PM
Saturday, June 11
12:50 AM
Saturday, June 11
1:50 AM

What is Paper Pumpkin?
We're your paper fairy godmother (without the white hair). We're your creativity problem-solvers.  Paper Pumpkin is a crafting subscription kit by Stampin’ Up! because sometimes the best way to get creative is INSIDE the box. Every month, you’ll receive all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to make a fun, paper crafting project. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you. We've been sweeping away the mundane for 25 years. And, we want to share it all with you.

Here's the inside scoop about Paper Pumpkin

  • Each month you’ll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project.
  • Everything is color-coordinated, measured and cut for you.
  • Each kit includes the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories, everything except for adhesive.
  • Each kit requires approximately a 30-minute creativity escape to complete.
  • Stampin’ Up! will ship your paid Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of each month.
  • You will need to have signed up by the 10th of the month in order to receive that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will arrive the following month.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month and includes shipping!
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

Watch the quick video below and then sign up HERE using promo code ONEDAYDEAL.

Deals like this don’t last long. Call your family. Text your friends. Shout it from the rooftops and on social media. Tell them to use promo code ONEDAYDEAL at before Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

  • The price of the kit ($5 USD).
  • Be sure to use Promo Code  ONEDAYDEAL when you sign up.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

Check out the May kit

Sign up today!

It's A Leap Year!! Adhesive Bulk Buy Offer! 1-Day Only

I love Stampin' Up!'s large variety of adhesives to accommodate any particular paper crafting project. Every free moment I have, I am busy preparing for stamp class, creating treat packages for craft fairs, or making beautiful cards for all occasions.  So, what does that mean?  It means that I go through A LOT of adhesives...dry adhesives like Stampin' Dimensionals and Fast Fuse, and liquid adhesives like the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Today is Leap Year!!  February 29th...which is an extra day in our calendar year, so why not celebrate it with an Adhesive Bulk Buy !!  Do you NEED adhesives??  Let's stick large quantities and I'll pay for the shipping!  YEAH!!  If you are interested in my Leap Year Adhesive Bulk Buy Offer with FREE shipping, please provide the following details in your email request:

  • Adhesive Choice(s)
  • Quantity of each choice
  • Full Name
  • Mailing Address (street, city, state & zip code)
  • Phone number
  • Email address

I will prepare a Paypal invoice and email it to you. Payment must be submitted no later than 9:00P on Monday, February 29, 2016 to ensure the bulk order is not delayed.

NOTE: Oh, and please put together a "Wish List" in preparation for the Hostess Stampin' Rewards drawing. This could be your lucky day! Your Wish List can include any Stampin' Up! products from any of the current catalogs, Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack.

Remember, the Adhesive Bulk Buy offer with FREE shipping (and the BONUS offer to share the Hostess Stampin' Rewards) is all exclusive to me (Lori Mueller)...this is not a direct offer from Stampin' Up!.

Here are some neat facts about our Snail and Fast Fuse
I did the math! The Fast Fuse dispenser comes with 13.1 yards (just like the SNAIL does) for $10.00 as opposed to $7.00 for SNAIL. For the refills, you get 21.9 yards of Fast Fuse for $7.50; and 13.1 yards of SNAIL for $4.50. Also, the Tear & Tape Adhesive, which is superb for hard-to-stick things like buttons, ribbon, metal pieces, and for assembling boxes and such, is a tad more expensive...27 yards for $7.00, but I find myself using less of it with a lot more success for those applications.

Bottom line:

  • FAST FUSE REFILL = $.1141 per foot
  • SNAIL REFILL = $.1145 per foot
  • STICKY STRIP = $.26 per foot


Here is a really good video on how to use Fast Fuse.  Remember, it's all about the 'check' at the end.

Stampin' Up!'s Season To Season Wreath Project Kit

I know I say this EVERY year, but I feel like the end of the year and holidays creep up on me faster than the year before.  The old adage is very you get older, time travels faster.  How can I get it to slow down?  Hmmmm....  With this said, I have amazed myself by working on a project 'before it's time'!  Yep!  I have had the Season To Season project kit in my hands since I was able to pre-order from the Holiday catalog (that was in August!).  This kit is loaded with all of the supplies needed to complete a beautiful wreath made of paper leaves.


I think the part that took the longest, but was easy to accomplish while watching a TV show, listening to music, or chatting with my daughters about the tough college courses they are taking this semester.  Look at this lovely gathering of paper leaves that have been lovingly curled using my bone folder.


Even though I watched the wonderful video prepared by Stampin' Up! regarding their experiences and sharing great tips and tricks, I managed to pluck a leaf.  I plucked one from the very first set of leaves, and then managed to pluck one from the very last set of leaves!  Too funny!!  Goes to show that I must not have been paying attention at the beginning and then got over anxious at the very end.  haha


It’s a wreath for all seasons. Change the banner from season to season, and create your own for birthdays and holidays using your favorite stamp sets and dies. Makes one wreath with materials for creating three changeable banners: autumn, Halloween, Christmas.  Here is my finished wreath.  With the help of my trusting glue gun, I was able to complete the entire project in less than 2 hours. A beautiful creation that doesn't take much time out of your busy day.  Score!!  My apologies for the low lighting.  I started my project after 9:00P and I couldn't wait to snap a picture with natural lighting. LOVE it, nonetheless!


You definitely want to watch the video.  There are lots of great tips and tricks shared that will making your wreath-making very easy and enjoyable.


Now, the best part...the Season to Season Wreath Project Kit is on the Weekly Deals this week.  The sale ends Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11:50P (MT).  You can order from my online store and plan a couple hours to create one to dress up your front door, the mantle, or a wall that you designate for holiday decorations.  It will be beautiful wherever you decide to hang it.  While you are at it....get your friends together and create together.  The sale is wonderful, but creating with friends is priceless!

There are many ways to save more on your Stampin' Up! purchases.  Thank you so much for shopping with me!! 

  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2015-16 Catalog online
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog online
  • Retiring Photopolymer Stamps -- Sale Flyer with pictures
  • Use Hostess Code T949RVJC to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $50 or more.
  • Don't forget to check out this weeks 25% off Weekly Deals
  • Save 15% on a large selection of Stampin' Up! Bundles
  • Visit the Clearance Rack - tons of new items added today!!  Some items are discounted up to 80% off. 
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • STAMPIN' REWARDS:  Orders over $150 receive $15+ additional free product (you do not want to use the Hostess Code noted above...this is so YOU receive the Hostess benefits).
  • BEST DEAL! Do you have $99 or more on your wish list?  Great news!  The Demonstrator Kit is $ get $25 in additional free product...AND, your kit will ship to you FREE!


HALFOFF Paper Pumpkin Special!!

If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! Now through September 10, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can skip to the savings with 50% off their first two months!

What comes in the Paper Pumpkin kits?  It's a surprise each month...even I don't get to see/know what is in each kit.  Pure anticipation for the surprise is seriously over half the fun!  No will definitely have everything you need to complete the project:  beautiful photopolymer stamps, cardstock/designer series paper, ink spots, accessories for the cuteness factor, and a whole lot more!  (You will need to purchase some adhesive, such as, Snail or Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Fast Fuse.)

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

We guarantee you’ll love it, and you can cancel or suspend your membership at any time so there’s nothing holding you back.

SUBSCRIBERS PERK:  Current Subscribers are able to purchase Past Paper Pumpkin Kits, so get ’em while they’re hot! Some of our past kits are retiring forever (and some are already gone for good). Get yours here.

Check out the video for a little sneak peek of July's kit.  So stinkin' cute!



Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is HERE!!


**squeal**!!  I am SO excited to add this long-awaited card kit to my order and off of my wish list!  AND, I know you are, too.  This kit is SO worth the money...the 12-piece stamp set alone makes up half the cost of the entire kit.  Just think of all of the additional greeting cards you can continue making long after the rest of the kit is made and sent off.  LOVE it!!  Check out the details of the kit.

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (Item #140406)

Price:  $35.00

The giftable Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards.

You provide the adhesive; we'll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

  • 20 cards total
  • Folded card sizes: 4" x 4", 3-1/2" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • 12-piece photopolymer stamp set
  • 20 card bases
  • Die-cut accents
  • Cardstock flag stickers
  • Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Spots
  • Washi tape
  • Giftable Kraft box
  • 50 sequins
  • Wood die cuts
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Acrylic stamp block

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

Now, take a closer look at the contents.  I'm sure that as you watch, you will have new ideas rumbling in your creative mind of how you can tweak any leftover supplies into additional cards, tags, etc.  There is no end to paper crafting.  That's a good thing, you know.  Teehehe


Oh, and don't forget to add the suggested adhesives to your order.  You'll need these for a wonderful crafting experience.

Mini Glue Dots (Item #103683)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Item #110755)


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 May God Bless You and Your Family!!



Check Out The New Stampin' Up! Videos

I am super excited to share with you that Stampin' Up! just released 3 (get that...THREE) new videos on their YouTube channel!  After I watched them, I knew that you would want to see them, too!!


Video #1:  Watercolor Wash Technique featuring Re-inkers, AquaPainters, some heat embossing and the Thanks for Being You Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  I can't wait to try out this technique!

Here is a closer look at the stamp images used in the above video.  For Being You Stamp set is one of the selections you can choose as your free Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 order:



Video #2:  Features Coloring Techniques for Sale-A-Bration Sheer Perfection Vellum and Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

I absolutely LOVE the Sheer Perfection Vellum Stack and the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Either of these items would be a great selection as a free Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 order.  Although, I would find myself struggling to decide which one to add to my order....I'd probably have to go the extra mile and place a $100 order so that I could get both!  YUP!  They are both that wonderful!


Sheer-perfection-Designer-Vellum SAB 2015 Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper


Video #3:  Features another Sale-A-Bration stamp set called "A Happy Thing".  The lemon image was colored with Blender Pens and Stampin' Up! ink pads.  Yet, another really easy coloring technique... **squeal**

A Happy Thing stamp #139131 (wood) or #139134 (clear) as your free Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 purchase.

Sale-A-Bration is ending very, very sooooon!  Your last chance to place your order and receive free gifts with your purchase is March 31, 2015.


Thank you for Shopping with Lori

  • SHOP | VIEW: 2015 Occasions Catalog 
  • SHOP | VIEW: Stampin' Up! Annual 2014-15 Catalog online
  • VIEW: Sale-a-Bration (FREE product with $50 order)
  • VIEWSale-A-Bration 2nd Release PDF 
  • Don't forget to check out this weeks 25% off Weekly Deals
  • Visit the Clearance Rack - up to 80% off
  • Orders of $30 or more receive Dreamers Loyalty Rewards Points, accumulate and redeem for free stamps...print your copy!
  • Use Hostess Code 9S4A2H43 to get a FREE GIFT from me when you order $40 or more. 


3 Ways to Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Goodies!!


Check out all of the exclusive Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for FREE this year!  Browse the Sale-A-Bration Brochure PDF.

Sale-A-Brate Now...To Celebrate Later!

I'll be hosting a very special event after Sale-A-Bration where I spoil you!  It's a Sale-A-Bration Celebration!  We'll have make & takes, gifts, prizes, specials, refreshments and more!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2!


It's FREE—Earn Your Invitation!  Simply participate in the Sale-A-Bration promotion by spending a total of $150, hosting a $150 workshop, or purchasing a Starter Kit before March 31, 2015.  See complete details.



If you select 'No Contact' when you place your online order, I have no contact information on you....which means that I am unable to send you a wonderful, handmade 'Thank You' card.  *insert sad face*  So please send me an e-mail.



May God Bless You and Your Family!!



Creating Watercolor Backgrounds with Stampin' Up! Tools

I thought I would create a little burp in the programming of my latest Sympathy card shares using the lovely Peaceful Petals stamp set and share with you a couple of videos that feature other fun ways to Watercolor.  Is it a coincidence, or am I insinc with Stampin' Up!?  Hahaha  I thought these were timely considering I have been doing a lot of watercoloring on my stamped adventure....watercolor with my clear blocks!



I have played around with spritzing my inked stamps, but it's been quite a while.  I really need to play again because I can't get over how beautiful the end result turns out.



I'd love to hear....what is your favorite watercoloring technique? And, when is the last time you played around with it?  Please do share....your comments will be wonderful inspiration for me and my readers....I foresee an epidemic of a newfound love for watercoloring!  ;)



Lori's Stampin' Up! Promotion Reminders
  • Join my Stampin' Up! team for $99 and hand-select $125 worth of Stampin' Up! product from any of our current catalogs.  PLUS, your Convention Registration is FREE!  Contact me for more details.
  • Join me at and get your Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered right to your door every month.  Don't forget....the subscription will ask for a Demonstrator's name....I'd love it if you chose me...Lori Mueller, as your Demonstrator.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack for bargains up to 80% off!  New additions to the list....get them while supplies last!
  • Stampin' Rewards = Free products with $150+ orders.
  • Check out the latest downloads for My Digital Studio, these can now be added to Customer and Workshop orders!


May God Bless You and Your Family!!