Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

I am so excited to let you know Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life,  to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them. You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products. Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. So if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day; if you’re not a demonstrator, sign up and you can order the products early too! Here’s a quick peak at some of the exclusive items Stampin’ Up! will offer:

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Stampin’ Up! Make A Wish Birthday Card


I needed a quick card for my son’s birthday, so I chose one of the cards from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards set currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  The cards are pre-printed with 4 each of 5 designs, measure 3 1/2″ x 5″, and come with 20 ivory envelopes. I CASED the design from Mary Fish, a fellow demonstrator. Thanks, Mary!

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Stamps: Perfect Pennants (Wood-Mount 133227, Clear-Mount 133230)
  • Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (132994), Watercolor Designer Note Cards & Envelopes (133362), Night of Navy (100867), Very Vanilla (101650), Gumball Green (126840)
  • Ink: Night of Navy (126970), Gumball Green ( 126861)
  • Tools & More: 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Banners Framelits Dies (132173), Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Paper Snips 103579), (Silver Baker’s Twine (132976), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Hello, Lovely

IMG_4314The stamp set Hello, Lovely is quickly becoming one of my favorites! It’s one of the many sets given to the demonstrators who attended the Stampin’ Up! annual convention last July. The sentiment is from another favorite of mine, A Dozen Thoughts.


  • Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely (Wood-Mount 130240, Clear-Mount 130243), A Dozen Thoughts (Wood-Mount 131056, Clear-Mount 131059)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bermuda Bay (131197)
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Coastal Cabana (131175), Bermuda Bay (131171), Old Olive (126953)
  • Tools & More: Postage Stamp Punch (122344), Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stamp-ma-a jig (101049), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Quick & Easy Flower Shop Card


This is my 2013  Stampin’ Up! Convention swap card. Swapping cards at convention is the perfect way to meet new people and gather great ideas! Between the hundreds of swaps and thousands of Stamp’ Up! displays, the inspirations are endless!


  • Stamp Sets: Flower Shop (Wood-Mount 130939, Clear-Mount 130942), Regarding Dahlias (Wood-Mount 130324, Clear-Mount 130327), Papillon Potpourri (Wood-Mount 132058, Clear-Mount 123759)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100703), 2013-2015 In Color Designer Paper Stacks (130136)
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush (131178)
  • Tools & More: Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Blossom Punch (125603), Pansy Punch (130698), In Color Dahlias (127556), Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (129387), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Clear Block Stamping

clear block stamping

The clear block stamping technique is a fun and quick way to create an interesting background or uniquely colored paper. I lightly tapped a Stampin’ Up!  clear block directly on the ink pad, “stamped” my paper, and punched out three hearts with the Full Heart Punch. You will get a bolder appearance by layering several colors or a softer look by stamping the block off once on a piece of scratch paper. Give clear block stamping a try and let me know what you think!


  • Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners (Wood-Mount 126255, Clear-Mount 126257)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730), Naturals White (102316)
  • Ink: Real Red (126949), Melon Mambo (126948), Marina Mist (126962), Gumball Green (126861), Elegant Eggplant (126969)
  • Tools & More: Clear Block A (118487), Clear Block B (117147), Full Heart Punch (119883), Small Heart Punch (117193), Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), 3/16″ Brights Brads (119740), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Daubers (102892)

NEW! Paper Pumpkin: Monthly Subscription Project Kits!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I’m Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

How to Get Started….

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Select me (Susan Haddad) as your demonstrator and then every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10th, we’ll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we’ll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) The commissionable amount is $14.95 for each Paper Pumpkin.
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we’ll offer a Try-It kit if you’d like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here’s How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership.

The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Please remember to select me (Susan Haddad) as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator when you join My Paper Pumpkin.


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