What Kind Of Crafter Are You?

Beginner, Casual or Avid Crafter? I am an Avid Crafter. I’m hopping with some of my Crafty Friends today. Make sure you hop over to Kurstan’s blog when you are done here.

I will be featuring the Christmas Gleaming Bundle. It comes with the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set & Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.

Can you guess which card is which? I’m going to show you.

First up, is my Beginner Crafter. She or he doesn’t have many or any stamping supplies. Usually just a one layer card. (these kind of cards are a bit hard for me.) I have two layers on mine, because the punches are part of the bundle. I took a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″ and stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock at the bottom right side.

Next I stamped the ornaments on a piece of scrap Vanilla in, Old Olive, Night of Navy & Pretty Peacock, and punched them all out with the matching punches. Add Dimensionals to each one. Do a “dry” run and set the ornaments on your card to get the spacing correct. Then stamp the fancy string stamp in each of the colors. Add the ornaments and you are done!

Next is my Casual Crafter. She or he has a few Stamping supplies. Here I added some squares that are die cut with the Stitched Shaped Dies, (smallest one), from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP and layered them all with a piece of Pretty Peacock cut at 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″. Once you have them all put together, do a “dry” run to get the placement right and snail to your card base, Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.

Stamp the sentiment with Delicata Celestial Copper Ink Pad. Looks like I embossed it! Love this new ink. Check it out on page 16 of the Holiday Catalog. Done!

For my Avid Crafter, she or he has it all! (I think that would be me….lol). I started with an 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ Old Olive card base. I die cut 3 Stitched Rectangles, 2 with the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets in Old Olive, and one in the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP. I took that one and cut it in half and layered it onto the other larger Rectangle. That layer was added with Snail.

Wrap the Classic Weave Ribbon around hiding the cut edge of the dsp. Punch each ornament from different dsp and add Dimensionals to the small one. Stamp the Believe from Itty Bitty Christmas onto a scrap of Vanilla, add dimensionals and attach to the top. I also added a Star Designer Element next to it. That layer is attached with Dimensionals.  Done!

Supply List:


Don’t forget to hop with my friends, just click on their names.

Patty Bennett

Melanie Hockin

Kurstan del Rosari 

And look what is coming up for Paper Pumpkin.


Winter Wonders

The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending snowy nights by the fire, many of our Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be looking forward to opening their holiday kit. Christmastime paper crafting with Paper Pumpkin has become an annual tradition!

So to deliver more of what our subscribers love this holiday season, in October and November we are offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy for your customers to add a handmade, personal touch to their holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

You have until October 10th to get October’s kit.  Sign up HERE!

Back by popular demand is our “buy 3, get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale.
Promotion Details
Sales Period
September 4–30, 2019
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper, and get one free during this sale.
  • In the online store, if a customer orders four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, they will need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

The Host code for September is: B3GTANUT. Please use if your order is under $150, otherwise you will get the Hostess Rewards.


  1. Pretty cards Cindee, just love this product suite!

  2. I just love this suite!! Your cards are so great! 🙂

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