Paper Crafting with My Peeps!



Stephanie Andrews, Judy Thoma, Kadie Labadie, ME

There’s something so special about getting together with friends and paper crafting.  Wouldn’t you agree?  I recently got together with members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals as well as dear friend, Kadie Labadie (also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and my “side line” in downline lingo). We hung out at my home (and in My Stampin’ Studio) to assemble the Stampin’ Up! March Paper Pumpkin Kit.


Judy Thoma, Stephanie Andrews and Patti Carbonell

Stampin up paper pumpkin march 2015 3

Most of these finished samples were cooperative efforts.  For example, Kadie Labadie added her signature doodling and I added the flowers above.


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Judy Thoma and Stephanie Andrews were on the stitching committee (takes a little time but the result is worth it).  TIP:  Divide the six strand thread into three strands so that it will fit through the holes.


Stampin up paper pumpkin march 2015 2

I skipped the sewing on the card I created.  However, I customized it with the yummy Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (a Sale-A-Bration exclusive).



LaDonna Gabrielson, Kadie Labadie and Lisa Ma working diligently in the kitchen.


Patti Carbonell created this fabulous make and take note book.


Here’s a selfie of the previous weekend in Denver when I got together with members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Wendy Klein and Carol McFarland.  I love my peeps!


300 x 300 RedTulip

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  1. Good question, Renay! For starters, my carpenter added a long block at the back of the shelves so that the stamp sets would all line up even and be pushed to the front (so I can see them)! I organize stamps by 1) annual catalog 2) sentiments 3) seasonal catalog and sale-a-bration

    Hope this helps! M

  2. Hi Mary, I so enjoy your many samples, tips, and techniques. In this last email I noticed in your pictures your nice library type shelves for your stamp sets in your beautiful new craft room. My question is do you have some kind of system in putting your stamp sets on the shelf? I try so hard to get my arranged in some kind of order so I can find them easier, but it never quite works and would love some suggestions. Thanks.


  3. So happy to hear you enjoyed both the cards and my studio, Martha. The studio is a dream to craft in! Thanks.

  4. Martha Coronado


    Love what you and your peeps did with the paper pumpkin kit. I might copy some of the ideas. Also, love your craft studio. I am a Stampin Up Demonstrator for 7 months now and having fun. Thank you for all your great card ideas.

  5. the paper pumpkin kits are perfect on their own or with a little personalization! thanks, debra

  6. I love Denver and will be back this summer.

  7. I love the personal artist flair added to these cards.

  8. thank you so much for these ideas – great colors!

  9. Very fun times! I’m bummed that you were here in Denver last weekend and I didn’t get to stop by and say hi. : ( Hope you had a nice time here in the Mile High City!

  10. Looks like you all had a great time and created some fabulous cards.

  11. Thanks, Frenchie. We had a fabulous time. Wish you could have been there! Hope to see you at Convention!

  12. Hi Jeanie: Good question. Frankly, photopolymer stamps (and no blocks) keeps the price of Paper Pumpkin more competitive. Personally, I prefer photopolymer (clear) and am seeing more and more of my customers switching this same way. With that said, I understand the love of red rubber and blocks. Ill pass along your suggestion to Stampin Up! Mary

  13. Hi Mary–is there any chance that Paper Pumpkin could have wood mount stamps? I’d subscribe for forever if the stamps were wood!!

  14. Yay what fun !!! And beautiful projects,
    Tfs ,
    Hugs frenchie

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