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Exclusive Shelli Gardner Paper Pumpkin Kit

Shelli Gardner, board chair and cofounder of Stampin’ Up!, has partnered with Paper Pumpkin to create a limited edition, nature-focused, Shelli-inspired kit.

If you are a die-hard Stampin’ Up! fan, or just love nature-inspired, quick, easy and beautiful projects, you are going to want to keep reading! Especially if you regularly send cards to people who appreciate cards with a feminine feel which incorporate natural colours, images and textures. Read on to know more…

Paper Pumpkin

Though Paper Pumpkin isn’t currently offered outside of North America, Stampin’ Up! wanted to share this very special kit with everyone. And because the global markets such as Europe have long been curious about the Paper Pumpkin program, we thought you’d love to have this unique opportunity to see what it’s all about.

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly papercrafting kit offered by Stampin’ Up! that is currently only available in the United States and parts of Canada. Because the Hugs from Shelli kit is so special, Stampin’ Up! want to make sure demonstrators and customers everywhere get the chance to experience it. To accomplish this, the Shelli kit is being offered as an exclusive, limited release in all of our global (Europe, South Pacific, Japan, and Quebec, Canada) markets starting 15 May.

About the Hugs from Shelli kit design

Listen to what Head Office have to say about the kit:
The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant and feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

The Shelli kit is the perfect product for all kinds of crafters, but Stampin’ Up! die-hards will love it the most. The fact that it’s Shelli’s kit and is a limited-time, exclusive offering gives it a level of collectability Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss. The kit is a rare and unique opportunity to experience Shelli’s personal approach to crafting, in line with her favourite colours and design elements. Shelli collaborated with concept artists and designers to develop the kit, which gives everyone who buys this limited time kit a papercrafting experience inspired by Shelli herself.

Shelli describes the kit as “A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and texture.”

And remember, everything in the Hugs from Shelli kit is pre-cut and ready to go. No planning or prep is required . . . which make these kits perfect for an event or party! If you and your friends order these kits (details below), then we can get together and have a fun evening in creating beautiful projects. More details about this option can be found below.

Important Shelli Kit Details

Part of what makes a Paper Pumpkin kit special is that Stampin’ Up! don’t reveal the projects inside the box ahead of time. This allows the purchaser to experience an element of surprise and excitement when they receive their kit in the mail.

To keep the projects inside the kit a surprise, the marketing materials will only give you a sneak peek of the box and the Make & Take project featured at OnStage, which is shown on the flyer below. This allows demonstrators to share what the project looks like without spoiling the surprise for their customers.

To see the rest of the projects, you will have to purchase the kit! So here are the details of what is included in the kit.

The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following:

  • An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
  • 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colours: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: A clear block is NOT included with this kit. The strategic decision was taken NOT to include a clear stamping block inside the Hugs from Shelli kit. This provides the flexibility to sell the kit at a lower price point to customers. Many Stampin’ Up! customers already own stamp blocks, and if you do not then you can easily add Clear Block D (item 118485) to your order.

    If you are a new stamper who does not already own a block to mount your stamps on for stamping, make sure to add Clear Block D (item 118485) to your Hugs from Shelli kit order in order to stamp the projects.

    Purchase details

    Even though it is Paper Pumpkin-branded, the Hugs from Shelli kit will be sold like any other Stampin’ Up! kit. On 15 May, the kit will be available for customers and demonstrators to purchase through the online store or through the demonstrator ordering system. The kit is available while supplies last; in other words, once they’re gone, they’re gone!

    The kits are £20 (or 26,00 €) each, and are available in English, French and German. The item numbers for these are as follows:
    HUGS FROM SHELLI (ENG): Item 152032
    BISOUS DE SHELLI (FR): Item 152872
    GRUSS & KUSS VON SHELLI (DE): Item 152873

    Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin_flyer

    Coordinating Stampin’ Up! products

    The Hugs from Shelli kit coordinates with the Bird Ballad suite that will be released in the upcoming 2019–2020 annual catalogue. When the new catalogue is released, there will be a new flyer to promote and show the coordination. Think of the possibilities! Because of the coordination, the Hugs from Shelli kit provides you with the perfect opportunity to get a feel for the new catalogue before it arrives!

    If you want to get one of these very special, limited edition kits, then don’t wait! These kits are available while supplies last and could sell very quickly.

    Group gatherings

    As mentioned above, the Hugs from Shelli kit is the ideal girls’ night in activity to share with your friends. Each kit has the supplies for 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs. So you could choose to each purchase your own kit and make multiple cards of each design (or use the pieces to design your own cards!), OR you could split a kit between 3 people and make one of each design per person. Make your choice, order your kits, and let me know if you want me to help you out with making your evening go with a splash! I would be more than happy to come along and help, and to loan you stamping blocks if you don’t have enough (or any at all!).

    Kits are available from tomorrow morning – May 15th. Get your order in soon!

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