Pile o’ Christmas Cheer

It always starts with someone in mind. A person may need cheering up or wishing birthday greetings. This time, I had my senior living communities to design for. What would I gift them for a little Christmas cheer when I visit in December?

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The package needs to be easily opened and can be reusable. I let people know they can enjoy the treat inside, refill it and re-gift it. It needs to be festive and fun and easy to assemble since I have many to make.

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So I started gathering piles of supplies I had on hand, designed the favor and then ordered the supplies needed to make about 300. Each resident and staff will receive one. They were a big hit with the first communities I visited yesterday.

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If we cross paths in December, I’ll gift you one too. In case we don’t, here is a Youtube video showing how to assemble plus a few other ideas at the end of the video.

 

Happy Holidays!

Super Awesome Party Favor Maker Shirley

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Free Shipping Right Now!

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Large or small, your order qualifies for free shipping today, November 27th, until 11:59pm mountain time! For easier service, please order at my online store here. Your order will ship directly to you if you use my online store. Otherwise it will ship to me and you will need to pick it up from me.

Please use the December host code V6VPJFWU when placing your online order if it is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the code so you can keep all the host rewards. All online orders over $50 (before shipping and tax) qualify for my Online Shopper Rewards. Details for OSR can be found on my blog under that section.

Enjoy a little holiday inspiration below. One of these may land in your mailbox or at your December stamping party. Fun!

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My front step provides the perfect scene for photos. Newly decorated with finds from Gap Hill and around our house. One detail that will not be added is my stick snowpeeps. That will wait until we get the first snow and then it is usually stuck in the snowbank. It blows in with the snow, haha!

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Back to the regularly scheduled programming. The free shipping is offered today only! My online store is a click away so happy shoppin’ and stampin’!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

Sunny Thanks

I needed a quick party favor so I pulled out my Paper Pumpkin bits box. Can you tell which parts are leftover bits?

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The sunflower (edited from the original snowflower typing error, must have snow on my mind!) tags are leftovers from the Something Good to Eat kit available at my online store here. The stamp is from the Layered Leaves kit which is sold out. I have an extra Layered Leaves stamp set if you would like one.

The 2×6 cello bags are currently sold in the annual catalog. I cut them down to fit 2 colored coordinated tootsie rolls. Gotta have candy that matches the packaging! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin kits are a monthly program that delivers paper crafting kits to your snail mailbox with almost everything you need to create the projects inside (you may have to add your own scissors). FAQs and sign up is through this link.

Kits are affordably giftable at $20 plus tax per month. Order subscriptions to bring the price down $1 or $2 per month based on the number of months you order. Subscription orders are placed through my online store here. Scroll down to Paper Pumpkin on the left side after reaching my online store to find subscription pricing. After purchasing subscriptions, Paper Pumpkin will email you with the promo code so you can add it to your Paper Pumpkin account.

I hope you like Paper Pumpkin as much as I do!

Super Awesome Paper Pumpkin Stamper Shirley

Toil and Trouble, Boil and Bubble

Jim’s sister Sue created this pin worthy tablescape. It screams Something Wicked This Way Comes. Notice the test tubes? These are left overs from her Something Good to Eat Paper Pumpkin kit from last year. Full kits, refill kits and test tubes are available through my online store here.

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She created her own labels that say spider venom, unicorn fur, toad pee, raven’s blood and zombie blood. Fun!

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I’ll be handing out candy tonight. I plan to create some owloween treat bags like I shared in this post for my stamping neighbors. So unmask yourself so I can give you the chocolate!

Happy Halloween!

Super Awesome Shirley in the Halloween pajama pants

Paper Pumpkin visits with Ronald McDonald

I asked my fellow demonstrators to bring Paper Pumpkin kits to our all demonstrator meeting on Saturday. This stack plus pop tabs was delivered to the Madison Ronald McDonald House today. Before I left, there was a note on the stack to please take one.

Guests of the house are welcome to take the kits with them to the hospital or back home with them since the kits are all inclusive and transportable. We hope that the kits provide a diversion from the medical issues they are facing and allow the kids and parents to be creative without a lot of effort or prior paper crafting experience.

I am happy to order kits if you would like to donate as well. You are also welcome to divert a month to my snail address. I’ll add an acrylic block if the kit was purchased through me and deliver the kit to the house. Thanks for your Paper Pumpkin donations!

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Ronald and Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Full Paper Pumpkin details are available by clicking this link: click over these words.

Order Paper Pumpkin subscriptions through my online store here: click for online store

I appreciate your purchases and will snail mail you a thank you card.

Fall into Paper Pumpkin Savings!

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Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive kit that is delivered right to your front door…all for about $20 per month. However, you can fall into savings and receive the September kit for about $10 plus tax! Tuck the kit away until the snow flies or stamp it up as soon as you receive it or gift it away to someone that needs a pick me up.

Stampin’ Up! shares a youtube video once we receive our kits. So if you are a visual learner, we have got you covered! Click here to see the August kit assembled in a short video.

Full details and sign up is through this link: click here to start the fun!

Hurry, offer ends on September 10th!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Flash Paper Pumpkin Sale

You read that right! Receive your first month of Paper Pumpkin for 75% off! Paper Pumpkin is a paper creativity box delivered directly to your snail mail box that contains all of the supplies, samples and instructions to create awesome cards and projects each month. Ready to try it out for $5?

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Click on this link to zing you to paperpumpkin.com and automatically designate me as your demonstrator.

and the fine print:

  • for new subscribers only
  • not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • discount applied to first kit

Sign Up and then look forward to your first box around July 15th! Thanks for your support!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Fun Fridays includes a Paper Pumpkin Night Out!

Lisa J. and I have a fun end to our Friday today. She is hosting a Paper Pumpkin Night Out! She won the party at the WAGS fundraiser where I donated a stack of hand stamped greeting cards and the PPNO. She said she split her raffle tickets between the prizes and won mine! WAGS stands for Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service Dogs. Lisa has a WAGS dog named Haley that helps Lisa throughout her day. Find information about WAGS through this link.

We will be creating with the Sara Thing kit tonight. This kit was designed by our CEO and daughter of our co-founder in celebration of 4 years of Paper Pumpkin kits. The stamp set for this kit is written in Sara’s writing! A fun touch and a set I will treasure in my stash.

Here’s Sara…

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and here is what we will create from the kit!

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Would you like to help Lisa out by placing an online order? Simply use host code WJT7PCJY at my online store by clicking this link.  A three month Paper Pumpkin subscription is only $59 plus tax and your snail mail box will be happy! Scroll to Paper Pumpkin at my online store for other subscription options and past kits that are for sale. After purchasing your subscription, follow the link in the confirmation email to get your account set up so Paper Pumpkin knows where to ship your boxes!

I’ll try to remember to take photos from the party tonight and share them here. Lisa and I discussed getting photos the last time we stamped together but we get busy stamping and then forget! I wonder if I arrive with a post it note on my forehead with “TAKE PHOTOS!!!” that we will remember to snap a few. Stay tuned to find out!

Have a Fun Friday!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I was just looking around the #WAGS website and who did I find? Lisa and Haley!

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Epilogue…

Lisa and Haley (peeking behind Lisa) with our guests and their creations. Thanks for a fun night!

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Fun Fridays plus Where in the World is the SU catalog?

I had planned to hit the road at 6am when they opened this morning, but I got there a little later than that! The friendly counter staff enthusiastically agreed to a photo op and said today was photo op day. There must have been others asking for photos too:)

This was the second day open at their second location. Do you know where this location is? Add a comment if you do and/or what your favorite donut is!

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I got an assorted dozen and this is what is left after sharing with my family. My favorite is the plain sour cream old fashioned donuts.

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I left the pink, jimmy sprinkled thank you card with the counter ladies since the May Paper Pumpkin kit was donut themed! I let them know I can come back and stamp a donut card with them. So I hope they take me up on the offer!

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Would you like to meet me at the shop to stamp a donut card while we enjoy a real donut? Add a comment to get the conversation started. Thanks!

Last Chance Ordering

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Hello There!

Our annual catalog sales period is almost at an end. Sigh…Tuesday, May 31st is the last day to order from this catalog. Retiring (and clearance rack) items are available while supplies last so I encourage you to order online and would like to reward you for doing so!

Please use hostess code U4DFR2J2 when placing your $50 or more order through my online store here. If your order is over $150, do not use the hostess code since I want you to spend all the stampin rewards.

Fine Print:

Orders must be placed by noon on May 31st through my online store. Look for my name in the upper right corner at my online store so you know you are ordering through me.

Orders must use hostess code U4DFR2J2. Exception is if orders are over $150 (see above).

Paper Pumpkin 1, 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions count the same as actual product orders!

You earn 6 sheets of designer series paper, a ribbon share or some other fabulous brand new product from my reward basket for every $50 in online orders.

We must see each other to pick out your reward. If you live too far away for a personal visit, then I will snail mail 6 sheets of DSP to you.

You can stop at my house to pick out your reward item and your brand new 2017-2018 catalog shortly after you place your order.

Happy Online Shoppin’ and have a nice weekend!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am also considering rolling out an online ordering reward system so this past month has been a test for this program.