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Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin

Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin At Convention we got a Sneak Peak of the next few months of Paper Pumpkin.  WOW,  I can’t wait to get them!!

Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, 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 and your customers need to visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.  Please use me as your Demonstrator! 
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

Here is a picture of some  ideas for the July Pumpkin! If you are interested go to mypaperpumpkin.com and ask that I be your demonstrator.

July paper Pumpkin DisplayCome to my Paper Pumpkin Open House! Iam lovin’ the new and improved Paper Pumpkin and want to share it with you.  Don’t miss out on the fun. We’re throwing together a little Paper Pumpkin party on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 – 8:30.

July Altered Paper Pumpkin Samples
July Altered Paper Pumpkin Samples

Come and learn more about Paper Pumpkin and make a beautiful make and take project.  Cost is $5.  This event will be held at 3333 Viewpoint Drive off of Delta Waters.  Of course, we will serve drinks and snacks.  Let me know soon.  Space is limited.  In case you are unable to access my contact information through my website, you can reach me at gigidesigns007@yahoo.com or my  phone, 541-6643744.

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Celebrate with a Banner from Paper Pumpkin Pinwheel Kit

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States of America commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades,barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. Celebrate with a Banner from Paper Pumpkin Pinwheel Kit

Opportunity to Alter the June Paper Pumpkin
Make a banner using the June Paper Pumpkin, Cherry Cobler Grosgrain Ribbon, Rossette Bigz Die, Star Framelits, new Masks , and Punches

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like thepostal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation’s heritage, laws, history, society, and people.

Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

The night before the Fourth was once the focal point of celebrations, marked by raucous gatherings often incorporating bonfires as their centerpiece. In New England, towns competed to build towering pyramids, assembled from hogsheads and barrels and casks. They were lit at nightfall, to usher in the celebration. The highest were in Salem, Massachusetts (on Gallows Hill, the famous site of the execution of 13 women and 6 men for witchcraft in 1692 during the Salem witch trials, where the tradition of bonfires in celebration had persisted), composed of as many as forty tiers of barrels; these are the tallest bonfires ever recorded. The custom flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries, and is still practiced in some New England towns.

Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “God Bless America”, “America the Beautiful”, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, “This Land Is Your Land”, “Stars and Stripes Forever”, and, regionally, “Yankee Doodle” in northeastern states and “Dixie” in southern states. Some of the lyrics recall images of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.

Firework shows are held in many states, and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show. Safety concerns have led some states to ban fireworks or limit the sizes and types allowed. Illicit traffic transfers many fireworks from less restrictive states.

A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.[19]

In 2009, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the country, with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploded.[20] Other major displays are in Chicago on Lake Michigan; in San Diego over Mission Bay; in Boston on the Charles River; in St. Louis on the Mississippi River; in San Francisco over the San Francisco Bay; and on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. During the annual Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, Detroit, Michigan hosts one of the world’s largest fireworks displays, over the Detroit River, to celebrate Independence Day in conjunction with Windsor, Ontario’s celebration of Canada Day.

While the official observance always falls on July 4th, participation levels may vary according to which day of the week the 4th falls on. If the holiday falls in the middle of the week, some fireworks displays and celebrations may take place during the weekend for convenience, again, varying by region. Thanks WIkepedia for the info and all of you have a safe and happy 4th! God Bless the USA!

Opportunites to alter the June Paper Pumpkin
Celebrate many holidays for the USA with this banner’s central focus!



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Changin’ the Pumpkin UP!

Here is another way to alter your Paper Pumpkin for December.  Sometimes, the idea of making a book or journal may not be your thing. It is not usually mine, so I have to manage the creative juices and come up with something all together different.Altered Paper Pumpkin

Shown here is another example  of something different you can do with this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Did not get a kit? You can subscribe to this monthly treat by going to MyPaper Pumpkin.com and ask that I be your Demonstrator. Let me know and I will send you numerous altered Paper Pumpkin ideas each month. Using the papers and materials inside the kit, I added some Bermuda Bay as the card base that was embosssed with the new Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder, that is  free with a $50 order during Sale A Bration and placed in an envelope with a Starfruit envelope liner. In addition,  I used some of the great papers in the Kit. The  Expression Thinlits Die, Love, balances a saying from the See You Later Stamp Set, that is free with a $50 order during Sale A Bration. ( This sale runs from January 28th – March  31st.) The card is wrapped in the new Silver Baker’s Twine to pull the design all together.

Supplies Used:

Papers: Whisper White (100730), Papers from the December Paper Pumpkin Kit, Bermuda Bay (131197), Summer Starfruit  Designer Stack (130137)

Markers: Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray

Stamps: Starburst Sayings (133185), Stencil made from Pumpkin Kit Journal Cover.

Accessories : Wooden people cutouts from the Paper Pumpkin Kit,   3/16″ Corner (119871), Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder (133520), Expression Thinlits Dies (132171), Envelope Liner Framelits Dies (132172), Silver Bakers Twine (132976)




 More Items  added, Today, December 27th.  THE CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ IS ON!  Save up to 80% on lots of new products added to the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack. Products are available only while supplies last! Lots of new papers, ribbons, punches and tools.


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