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Gift Giving Made Easy!

Gift Giving Made Easy!

I’m trying not to panic that Christmas is getting REALLY close and I don’t have many gifts under the tree yet.

I have a solution and it might help both of us.

Have you ever thought about giving a Paper Pumpkin Subscription to a family member or friend?


Not only is Paper Pumpkin great for quick gift ideas, it’s a creative outlet for busy people.  I’m pretty sure everyone  on my list is a busy “people” which makes Paper Pumpkin a fantastic choice for Christmas gifts.


There are many subscriptions to choose from so you are not limited. It’s also great way for them to continue to remember your gift if you purchased the 3, 6 or 12 month subscription and of course you can choose only 1 month as well.  Just think, when they open their Paper Pumpkin box they will be continually reminded of your thoughtful gift at Christmas. It’s a thought, right?


One of the perks for becoming a subscription member with me is each month you will receive up to 12 paper crafting tutorials on other ways to use the contents of the box.  These tutorials are not limited to the box contents as  you can use them with other paper crafting products, but it’s a great way to use all the contents and gives you out of the box ideas. Each tutorial has written instructions.



Here is just a sample of the 12 tutorials my subscribers received this month.

Gift Giving Made Easy, Paper Pumpkin,


Make your gift giving easy this year and check out the Paper Pumpkin options you have.   It’s as easy as 1, 2 , 3 to get started.  Click HERE to find out more information.


Gift Certificates

Gift Giving Made Easy, Gift Certificates, Stampin' Up!


Need a gift and unsure what to purchase your paper crafter? How about a gift certificate so they can choose?

Just fill out this form and  I’ll get your Gift Certificate to you TODAY.


Happy Stampin’ friends.

Make today a FANTASTIC day and make something pretty!

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder


It’s been a long time since I created a video for my blog.  I know you probably just fell out of your chair.  


If you are looking for a quick and easy gift idea for Teacher Appreciation or Mother’s Day, I have a solution!


This 3D Post it Note Holder can be made in record time with just a few short instructions.  Make sure to check out the video below.  



Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set


I love how it looks like an easel.  Not only can you stare at the hand stamped creativity but you can easily grab that post it note too. 

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set


Ready to create with me? 



Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set


Click the links below to see all the supplies I used.  This will take you directly to my Online Store.  

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set




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Have a FABULOUS weekend!  

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year!

The Most Wonderful (and Busiest) Time of the Year


Ah yes, it is that time of year … back to school, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas … and then there’s the new year and Valentine’s Day is not too far behind. It’s the time of year when the holidays seem to pile up on each other and our “To Do” List seems to keep growing. But don’t put card making or handmade gifts to the wayside. Here are some reasons why:


It’s relaxing.

            Take time for yourself to enjoy your hobby and check things off of your list of things to do at the same time. A fun gift to create are little treat boxes with the Matchbox Bigz XL Big Shot die (#114890), some labels, and the It’s a Wrap Holidays stamp set (#122770 – wood/#122772 – clear). Stamp the labels, wrap them around mini candy bars and put them into the Matchbox and they are ready to give. Embellish the Matchbox for an added touch. And don’t forget to enjoy some chocolate while you are stamping for some added relaxation.

Here is a Halloween Sample:

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator



Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator



Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator


It’s personal.

            You can create cards and gifts that reflect your personality or that are personalized for the recipient. Handmade, stamped cards and gifts are the things that the recipient will hang onto long after the holidays are over. There is just something about the thoughtfulness of a handmade card or gift that makes it that much more special. The new Stampin’ Card Keeper (#124107) makes a great gift filled with some handmade cards, and also makes a great way to keep organized during the holidays.

 Click HERE to see the Fall Card Keeper I created. 

It’s festive.

            Start a family tradition. Create wreaths for the different seasons or holidays as family and let each member of the family create and add a personal element. You can even incorporate Simply Adorned charms (#116799) into your project and family members can create different inserts to change with the seasons.



Pull out your catalogs, plan your projects, order your supplies, and then you will be ready for what the holiday season brings you. If you would like personal design assistance for your holiday projects, please contact me and I would be more than happy to help.

You can visit my Online Store and Demonstrator Website for many more ideas!!