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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Paper Pumpkin - What is it?

Some of you have been asking "What is Paper Pumpkin?". I looked back on my posts to find my original post and would you believe I never really did a proper introduction to Paper Pumpkin? So allow me to do that now! 

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin

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 (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It’s easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click “Get It.” If you are my customer, please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator during the ordering process. 
Every month a new 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 details:

  • Each month you’ll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! Everything is color-coordinated, measured, and cut just for you!
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit takes about 30 minutes to complete. A luscious, creativity escape.
  • Stampin’ Up! 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. For example, if you sign up on May 10th, Stampin’ Up! will send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, they’ll send your first kit around June 15th.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $24.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You also have the option to skip a month should you wish.

Paper Pumpkin FAQs

Q: When Will I Be Billed?
A: Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin ships. You will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged.
Q: What comes in my Paper Pumpkin?
A: It's a surprise each month—anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun! No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.)
Q: Is my subscription on auto renew?
A: Yes, your subscription is on auto renew. However, you can skip a month or cancel at any time. Simply log on to your account and click "manage my account" on or before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month or cancel completely.
Q: When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin for a specific month?
A: You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th―no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.
Q: It asked me if I have a demonstrator—what is that?
A: A demonstrator is a super cool creativity coach that sells Stampin' Up! products. We'll give you the option to choose a demonstrator when you sign up for a membership. You're definitely going to want one. But you can still join without selecting a demonstrator.
Q: What is a prepaid subscription? 
 A: Prepaid subscriptions provide an opportunity to purchase several months of Paper Pumpkin all at once. These orders can be placed on a customer, workshop, demonstrator, or online order. Plus they are commissionable and will qualify for hostess benefits.
Q: How many prepaid months can I purchase at once?
A: You and your customers can select a subscription for one, three, six, or 12 months.
Q: Is there a discount for ordering a higher number of months at once?
A: Yes, there is a savings. When you order a six-month subscription, you save $1 per month, and when you order a 12-month subscription, you save $2 per month.
Q: Can I order more than one prepaid subscription at once?
A: Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if someone buys two six-month prepaid subscriptions, they'll enter the first code and then, after six months, enter the second code. 
Q: How are prepaid subscriptions redeemed?
A: When the order is paid for and closed, the customer will receive an e-mail with a redemption code and instructions on how to redeem. The e-mail will guide them to www.mypaperpumpkin.com where they will enter their code. The system will recognize the number of months they've paid for. Be sure to instruct your customers to enter all their information on the site so when their prepaid subscription runs out, they can continue to receive Paper Pumpkin kits without interruption. 
Q: Can a current subscriber order a prepaid subscription?
A: Of course! After they order and enter the code, the prepaid months will be used up before any future shipments are charged. When the prepaid months are over, the subscription will continue and be charged monthly to the credit card on file. Keep in mind that if a current subscriber is already attached to a demonstrator, the existing subscription will remain with the original demonstrator. 
Q: Can I buy a prepaid subscription with hostess benefits?
A: Yes. A prepaid subscription can be added to either the free or half-priced hostess items. 
Q: Can a prepaid subscription be ordered as a gift?
A: Yes. Although this isn't officially a gift subscription program, you or your customers can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at www.mypaperpumpkin.com. One thing to keep in mind is that the redemption codes will not work across borders. (So, someone in Canada could not gift a subscription to someone is the US and vice versa.) 
Q: What happens when a prepaid subscription is not redeemed?
A: Codes will expire after three years (two years for California residents). At that time they will be turned over as unclaimed property. 

Extra Paper Pumpkin Perk for Current Members
Q: Can I purchase any past kit?
A: Yes. Click here to see a list of complete kits and refill kits that are available to order only while supplies last.
Q: Can I download a list of available product?
A: Yes. Click here.
Q: How do I order these past Paper Pumpkin Kits?
A: Call Stampin’ Up! at 1-800-STAMP UP (1-800-782-6787), and a Stampin’ Up! representative will take your order, Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM (MT).
Q: Can I order these past Paper Pumpkin Kits online?
A: Unfortunately, no. You must call Stampin’ Up! at the above number.
Q: Do the past kit prices include shipping?
A: No. Shipping is an additional charge.
Q: How much is shipping?
A: Shipping is $9.95 or 10 percent of your order, whichever is greater.
Q: Will other past kits or refill kits be offered?
A: There is no guarantee that we will sell additional past kits or refill kits again.
Q: Can I purchase past kits if I used to be a Paper Pumpkin member, but I’m not right now?
A: No. You must be a current Paper Pumpkin member to purchase these past kits.
Q: If I sign up for a Paper Pumpkin membership today, will I be eligible to purchase past kits and refills?
A: Yes! If you sign up for a Paper Pumpkin membership today, you can purchase any of the selection of past kits and refills offered above, while supplies last.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Masculine Card

June is quite a busy month in my family for birthdays and occasions.  There are 3 birthdays (not including my own) and of course Father's Day.  Needless to say, I send out a LOT of cards in June; and as of today, I'll have one more to send out.  My cousin and his wife welcomed a baby girl this morning!  So excited for them.

Gorgeous Grunge is probably one of the most versatile sets in my collection.  I love how you can use it on it's own, or to add a little something extra to an already fabulous stamp set.  Check out this card I made for my nephew who turned 13 on the eleventh.
   

I love the colours I used. Midnight Muse, a now retired colour, could easily be substituted for Night of Navy.  I then used Smokey Slate and the new Tangelo Twist.  I think it turned out pretty well!

I'm always available to chat and provide tips and tricks to get the most from your Stampin' Up! products.  Don't hesitate to ask!

Happy stampin'!


Friday, 13 June 2014

Perfect Gift for Teachers

The school year is almost over which means many of your may be on the hunt for the perfect teacher's gift.  Paper Pumpkin is that gift!  You can now order a pre-paid subscription to give as a gift (or keep for yourself).  Prepaid subscriptions come in 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month options.

Each kit comes with supplies to make that month's wonderful projects; including stamps, ink, paper and embellishments!  The kit is shipped directly to their door around the middle of the month for a surge of craft inspiration.


To place your order for the perfect teachers gift, simply click here!

Happy stampin'!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cards for Moncton

Many of you will be aware of the terrible tragedy that happened in Moncton last week where three RCMP officers were killed, and two others wounded. Tara Macfarlane, one of my sister demonstrators who works with the RCMP in BC, has asked if we could make cards and send them to the families of these officers.

We are often unaware of the huge contribution the RCMP make to ensure our safety and security. Unfortunately, from time to time, some of these protectors make the ultimate sacrifice for us. We have an opportunity to show our appreciation, and to help the families of these officers understand how thankful we are.

Will you take part? Perhaps you can also involve your friends and families in this effort?
The officers who lost their lives tragically that day are:

Cst Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45
Cst David Joseph Ross, 32
Cst Douglas James Larche, 40
Cst Éric Stéphane J. Dubois and Cst Marie Darlene Goguen are both recovering.

Your cards may be sent to;
Codiac Regional Detachment
P.O. Box 1045
520 Main Street
Moncton, N.B.
E1C 8P2

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Wetlands Work of Art

I think Work of Art from the new catalog might be one of the best sellers this year.  It's so incredibly versatile and fun to use.

Check out this great card combining Work of Art, with one of my other favourites, Wetlands.

 

 I cased the design from a fellow demonstrator in my sideline; putting my own spin on it.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I just love how you can take two completely different stamp sets and combine them to make something beautiful.

What stamps sets do you like to combine?



Friday, 6 June 2014

What's Your Type

Have you checked out the new catalog yet?  If not, you should!  Especially the new stamp set What's Your Type on page 160.

Here's a great video to showcase how amazing this new stamp set really is!

 

To place an order for What's Your Type, simply shop online, send me an email or give me a call at 289-280-0304.

Happy stampin'!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

It's HERE!!!

The 2014-15 Catalog is now LIVE!


Click HERE to view and download
a PDF version of the catalogue.


View the Catalogue en francais!

Maple leaf
 If you would like a FREE copy of the Catalogue
(and you are Canadian),
please email me at stampnsteph@gmail.com or call 289-280-0304 with your phone number and address.

Click HERE to place an online order.  

Click HERE to send a question or email order to Steph.