My Paper Pumpkin (MPP)

24 Hour Only Deal on My Paper Pumpkin!

Oh my goodness, do I have a deal for you!  Stampin' Up! wants you to experience the fun of being a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  You can sign up and receive the May kit for just $5.00.  This offer is for new subscribers only AND you only have until 6:50 pm MT, May 9th to subscribe.  So do not delay!  Go to and use the promo code 24Hours.  I would love it if you would designate me as your demonstrator!  The May kit is super cute!  So don't wait subscribe today!  If you later decide it is not for you ,you can suspend your subscription.  If you decide you love getting a monthly crafting kit that includes a stamp set, ink, paper, and instructions then you can continue your subscription for just $19.95 a month.  The projects vary every month which makes it even more fun.  


FFF Indescribable Gift in Crisp Cantaloupe

I am totally crushing on the Indescribable Gift stamp set in the new Occasions catalog.  It is so pretty and easy to color, a definite must have in my book.

     150109 Indescribable gift



I used the lightest color in the Pink Pirouette Stampin Blendabilities set and then the Calypso Coral Blendies.  

150109 Indescribable Gift open

As you can see this also qualifies as a Fun Fold Friday card. Unfortunately, I do not have a tutorial ready for you but check back for it in the coming week.   You can also subscribe to the As the Ink Dries blog feed.  Look at the right hand side of the blog and it is the orange button under the Social Media heading.  When you subscribe you will be notified every time I post to the blog.

150109 Indescribable Gift side 

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Are you wondering what set the adorable sentiments are from?  They are from  December's My Paper Pumpkin.   We'll talk more about My Paper Pumpkin soon but you can go here for more information.     


Happy Birthday My Paper Pumpkin!

My Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its first birthday!   Like any newborn there's been some growing pains along the way and also great growth and maturity.  I have really noticed it in the past few kits.  Changes have been made and the kits are bigger and in my opinion better.  Check out the March kit.

March mypp

There are 4 wood cut thank yous and 4 wood cut congrats!  Yes that means 8 cards total!  Here's a list of all that is in the March kit.

    *Glittered Greeting Photopolymer stamp set
    *8 printed card bases
    *Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Spot
    *Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Spot
    *1 sheet of self adhesive Champagne glitter dots
    * 4 "thank you" wood cuts
    *4 "congrats" wood cuts
    *8 gold goil envelope liners
    *8 white envelopes
    *Mini glue dots

If you decide you would like to give My Paper Pumpkin a try there is no better time then right now.  In March, any new My Paper Pumpkin subscriber  will receive a set of In Color Stampin' Write Markers (2012-2014 $14.95 value) FREE with their Welcome kit.  After your first month you will receive the same kit as everyone else!  Here is my link to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.

Once you are a subscriber you can get in on this awesome offer! 

Click on any image above and it will take you to a PDF that is easier to read.  If you would like to order any of these full or refill kits please feel free to contact me or you can call Stampin' Up! directly( 1-800-782-6787), remember you have to be a current My Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order and they are only available while supplies last.   


Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin and a Card

The Weekly Deal continue at Stampin' Up!  

Weekly deal Jan 14-20


Yes, you read that right, Free Markers!   Here's the deal.  New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit. The monthly fee for My Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 a month and in your Welcome Kit you will also receive a Clear Mount acrylic block , Stampin' Spot (mini ink pad),  supplies to make 4 cards and some cute stamps.  Your My Paper Pumpkin projects will take 30 minutes or so to stamp and assemble so it is a quick and fun creative getaway.  Once you finish your project you still have the stamps and ink to use on other crafting projects!  You can do the math and see that this is a great time to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.   When you subscribe at  please list me (Sharon Burkert) as your demonstrator.   I will send you some ideas on alternate ways to use the supplies in the Welcome kit.  

3layer flower with Kaleidoscope DSP

See that cute "Hey there friend"?  Are you wondering where I got that cute stamp from?  You guessed it, in the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit.  This card was inspired by this card which also features a My Paper Pumpkin stamp.

Stamp: My Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit, Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kaelidoscope DSP
Punches: Blossom, Pansy, Petite Petals 
Extras: Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing powder

If you have any questions or need help ordering or signing up for My Paper Pumpkin please contact me and I"ll be happy to help you.   

My Paper Pumpkin

Today (August 31) is the very last day to get in on the My Paper Pumpkin special!  You need to subscribe today and you will be able to enjoy  My Paper Pumpkin  for just $10 a month for the first 2 months!  I am also doing a drawing for all of my  My Paper Pumpkin subscribers!    Don't delay because this Pumpkin deal will be over at the stroke of  11:50 PM (MT) August 31, 2013.  Be sure to use the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL!  Stay tuned for the drawing results on Monday!

More...My Paper Pumpkin, Seriously

Remember this post?  Well, I was not done playing with the layered flower( Blossom, Pansy, Boho Blossom) and i needed to send two more cards so here are more variations on the theme.

Seriously modern Medley

I used the Modern Medley DSP instead of stamping my own and I must say I think the Modern Medley DSP is the best!

Seriously Modern Medley 2

Isn't it  fun seeing the different looks you can come up with using the same materials?  The My Paper Pumpkin promotion runs until the end of the month.  Be sure to sign up soon so you can get in on the monthly crafting kit fun!


MPP Hey There Friend

So, have you signed up for My Paper Pumpkin yet?   If you are interested in getting started right away then you need to be sure to sign up today or tomorrow (9th or 10th of the month).   If you do, then you will receive your Welcome kit around the 15th of this month.    If you wait to sign up after the 10th then you will not get the Welcome kit until the 15th or so of next month!

When you sign upfor My Paper Pumpkin be sure to use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL,  this will let you get started for $10 a month for the first 2 months of your My Paper Pumpkin subscription.  Seriously, a great deal.  This promotion will expire on August 31 so don't delay!  In your Welcome box you will receive a clear block a $8.50 value and one of my favorite stamps "hey there friend"

MPP 3 x 3 Bermuda

The adorable flower is from the Flower Shop set,  the diagonal lines is from July's My Paper Pumpkin kit, and the sentiment is from the first My Paper Pumpkin box you will receive.   Did you see the stamped envelope liner?   The envelope liner framelit (page 37 132172) is in the Holiday catalog.  You can use coordinating Designer Series Paper-great way to use those leftover pieces or in this case I used computer paper and stamped it.  The envelope framelit cuts 3 sizes of liners and they work perfectly with Stampin' Up's envelopes.  

MPP 3 x 3 Melon

MPP 3 x 3 starfruit

I had so much fun making these little cards that I did not want to stop.   If you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin please contact me.  I cannot wait to see what will be in my My Paper Pumpkin this month and I will be sure to share what I make with you!


Seriously, My Paper Pumpkin (MPP)

I am sure by now you have heard about My Paper Pumpkin.   If you haven't, it is a monthly craft subscription that includes all the supplies (except adhesive) to make a fun and quick paper craft project.   Past  project kits have included card kits, a mini scrapbook, and even a mini banner  project! Part of the fun is not knowing what you will get from month to month.  The only certainty is the first month you will receive the Welcome kit which includes a Size D clear block.  Why a clear block?  Well every month in addition to the paper goods you also receive an  ink spot or 2 and an exclusive stamp or 2 or 3!  I love receiving the distinctive My Paper Pumpkin box in the mail and opening it up to see what fun lies within! 

The project is a quick one and will usually take maybe 30 minute or so which can easily be fitted into anyone's busy life.   Once you make the project the paper goods may be gone but you will still have the ink spots and stamps and so far I have LOVED the stamps.   

MPP Seriously

Seriously, I love the stamps!  Yes, the "seriously" was one of the My Paper Pumpkin(MPP) stamps that was in the April MPP kit.    I used another MPP stamp on this card as well.  Have you figured it out?  It is the honeycomb image  stamped in Smoky Slate.   This stamp was in the July MPP kit and it was 1 of 3 stamps in that kit and all of them make great  backgrounds.  I did use my handy stamp positioner to line up the image and i think it looks like a piece of Designer Series Paper.  

MPP Seriously flower\

Unfortunately, you cannot get these past kits but if you subscribe now you will not miss out on future kits.   If you are curious about  My Paper Pumpkin now is the time to check it out.  You can join My Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!   Go to My Paper Pumpkin and be sure to use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL.  This special deal is only valid until August 31, 2013.    Your first kit is called the Welcome kit and you will receive the size D clear block ($8.50 value!) in your kit.  I will also send you a link to a page that shows some different ideas on ways to put together your Welcome kit cards.   I am also having a drawing for some fun prizes for my  subscribers (current and new) to My Paper Pumpkin.  I have a My Paper Pumpkin kit to give away and some fun Halloween and Christmas washi tape.   

Join in the fun and go to My Paper Pumpkin, use the PUMPKINDEAL promo code, be sure I am listed as your demonstrator(Sharon Burkert 98092),   let me know you signed up, and you'll  get entered into my drawing. Sit back and enjoy your My Paper Pumpkin creative escape every month.