Weekly Deals October 6-12

Weekly deals, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!  Which one of these is a HOT deal?  Read on to find out!

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags - Perfect for adding treats to for the upcoming Holiday gift giving season.  Stock up now.  Long enough to put a beautiful Bag topper on it for a gift that will bring warm feelings to your heart when you give it.  25 bags for $3.38!  It's a deal!
  • Hamburger Box Bigz Die - a fun size!  Great price!
  • Metallics Sequin Assortment -  Fun accents!   750 Sequins 50 each of 3 shapes.  Black, gold, silver, clear and white. 
  • Old Olive Baker's Twine - Easy accent and cheap too!
  • White Perfect Accents - New in the 2015-2016 Catalog.  Did you know they can be colored with Sharpie markers?  75 accents per page in 3 sizes
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive - HOT deal!  My new favorite adhesive!!   Yes, it took a little getting used to but, once you do that, you are going to LOVE the sticking ability and the easy and FAST adhesive!  Get it now.  Stock up for those holiday projects!



Lovely As a Tree Beauty

Lovely as a Tree, Woodlands embossing folder, Gold Glimmer paper, Tenny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersHere's a new take on the ever famous Lovely as a Tree.  This perennial favorite stamp set has been available for many years!  So, if you don't have it yet - better get it!   If you need inspiration. . . I'll bet if you google this image you would find hundreds of pieces of inspiration! 

The Woodlands embossing folder in the background has been so fabulous to work with.  So many opportunities to work with it.  I love that it is a 6" x 6" folder.  The value of this is that you can use it in a landscape or portrait mode.  Added versatility for you! 

Lovely as a Tree, Woodlands embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersCustomers who shopped with my in August and spent at least $30 received a step by step tutorial on how I did this.   This sponging technique with various colors turned out beautifully don't you think?   Get your tutorial each month when you shop with me!

Lovely as a Tree, Banner Punch, Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersA beautiful finishing touch of Gold Glimmer paper punched with a banner punch and a Very Vanilla Thick Baker's twine colored with Cajun Craze. 

If you wish you had this tutorial, make sure you don't miss one in the future.  A new one each month.  Simply use the monthly hostess code.  See the info here each month. 



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Howl-o-Ween Treats without the sweet

Howl-o-ween Treat, Boo to You Framelits, Halloween treats, STampin' Up!, BJ PetersWhile I know kids love the candy at Halloween, I don't like giving out a ton of that sweet stuff.  This year, I've got an alternative - these cute little chapstick holders!   If you're like me and want to cut back on the candy, then read on!

Howl-o-ween Treat, Boo to YOu Framelits, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Halloween treatI used the Howl-o-ween treat stamp set with the Boo to You framelits.  A quick and perfect solution to the 3 1/4" x 3 1/2" box created by scoring every 3/4" on the 3 1/2" side and one 3/4" score on the other side.  Kids (and parents) will love this treat.  I used a bit of the Happy Haunting DSP to cover the chapstick that I purchased online.

Sparkly Seasons, Black Glimmer Paper, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Halloween, Here's another version using the Sparkly Seasons stamp set and framlits.   I added a Black Glimmer paper hat cut with the Boo to You to framelits.  I can't wait to share these with the kids - of course they'll be disappointed there isn't candy but, I think in the end this will be a lasting and safe treat.


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Wonderland + Holidays Fancy Foil Vellum

Wonderland, Holly Jolly Greetings, Christmas Greetings, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersBeautiful Card using the Wonderland stamp set.  You will find the Wonderland stamp set from the Holiday catalog to be useful for many seasons and types of cards - including masculine cards which can be a challenge for some.  Here I have paired it with the Holy Jolly Greetings and Christmas Greetings Thinlits. 

Wonderland, Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI stamped the trees from Wonderland in Mossy Meadow and layered the snowflake vellum from the Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over the top.  It softens the trees and adds the beautiful silver snowflakes over the top. 

Wonderland, Holly Jolly Greetings, Christmas Greetings, Snowflake Elements, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersThe Christmas Greetings Thinlits and Holly Jolly Greetings come as a bundle for an instant 15% savings.  I love the many combinations of greetings that can be put together with these 2 sets.  Cutting the Christmas Greeting thinlit from silver metallic foil paper enhances the silver snowflakes on the Holidays Fancy Foil vellum. 

The last element is a wooden Snowflake Element with silver metallic thread accenting it.  Perfect finishing touch. 


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Cheer All Year

Cheer All Year, Woodlands Embossing folder, Stampin' UP!, BJ PetersHere's a new feature from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog - Cheer All Year is the name of the set.  The stamp set has a variety of fall season images and greetings as well.   I feel like this could be a great masculine card for any occasion.  While I have used a greeting form the stamp set, I think you could use most any greeting and have it work. 

Cheer All Year, Woodlands Embossing folder, Masculine, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Here I have paired it with the ever popular Woodlands embossing folder which further enhances both a fall and masculine look.   A little bow of gold metallic baker's twine adds a perfect finishing touch. 

I love the color combo;  Tip Top Taupe, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron.  I wasn't sure at first what I thought about Mint Macaron, but I am finding I love it.  Make sure you give this color combo a try! 

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Fall Wondrous Wreath

Wondrous Wreath, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters, Brick WallRemember how much you loved the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and framelits when it was in the Holiday catalog last year?  We did a spring wreath and now it's time to do another fall wreath. . . this one is paired with the Brick Wall textured embossing folder and will be part of the October Card Buffet. 

Wondrous Wreath, Brick Wall embossing folder, Stampin' Up!, BJ PetersI used Hello Honey and Cajun Craze on the wreath.  The "berries" are done in Elegant Eggplant.  A box cut with the Wonderful Wreath framelits in gold foil accent this fall wreath. 

I used the same technique I taught at my card buffet last month where you lightly run the stamp pad across the mountain side of the embossing folder before running the cardstock through the Big Shot. I love how it creates added dimension and texture. 

Check out the October Card Buffet menu on the Class Samples page.  Pick your date/time and which cards you want to do from the menu.

  • October 7 4-8pm or
  • October 8 12-8pm



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Paper Pumpkin is going PINK!

Paper Pumpkin, Breast Cancer fundraiser, BJ Peters, Stampin' up!Paper Pumpkin is going PINK!!!!   What's better than a regular all inclusive (and exclusive) craft kit in the mail?  One that supports a cause as worthy as Breast Cancer research!   Next month, your Paper Pumpkin craft kit will arrive in shocking PINK!  

Stampin' Up! will donate $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin Subscriber plus another $1 for every new subscriber by October 10 to Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Do you know of someone who has been affected by Breast Cancer?  If so, I know that you will want to support this cause.

Want to help?

  • Tell your friends!  Especially those that need a little "me" time or crafty outlet without all the fuss!   Great for kids too!

  Paper pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, BJ Peters

When and How!

  • Check your Paper Pumpkin subscription status by going to www.paperpumpkin.com
  • Your Paper Pumpkin subscription will be mailed to you around October 13.