Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Why am I dancing like a ballerina today, and feeling light as the air?  It's because my Stampin' Up! Pre-Order has arrived and I can begin creating for the new season ahead!    Here's a peek at what I got:

I can't wait to get crafting.  The new InColours do not disappoint.  Along with an assortment of lovely gems I've got markers and blends, re-inkers and ink pads cardstock and DSP in the New InColours and for the Colour Refresh of the basic colour families.   

It feel's like old home week seeing some of my favourite retired colours like Misty Moonlight and Berry Burst returning to the colour families.  I'm going to have a fun time refreshing my Colour Coach sampler.  
What about you are you eager to get your hands on some or all of these new Incolours and Colour Refresh products.  If so Stampin' Ups! product pre-order opportunity is still available for new demos.  That's one of the perks of becoming a Demonstrator, and it's so much fun to get your products ahead of the crowd while supplies are still available.  Interested?  Call me! Or go to my Join Now button to start your own Stampin' Up! Journey! I'd love to have you join my team! 

Penny Hanuszak, CDN Stampin' Up! Demo 

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Spring Inspiration - Hand Stamped Sentiment #411 Challenge

Happy Spring! 

Spring is here, with lots of showers and sunny periods, and even a bit of left over winter stuff like hail and snow thrown into the mix.  

So, while surfing through various challenges this week, I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiment #411 Inspiration Challenge which unfortunately had already closed.  However I still  felt like doing it    

Here is My Card: 

Since I'm on a mission to replenish my birthday cards and diminish my huge stash of designer series paper, I chose the retired Flowering Fields Designer Series (2022) paper and paired it with Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stocks. What a vibrant colour combination!   

While searching for fancy fold cards through YouTube and Pinterest I came across this card design which shows up under a variety of names.  This one was called a Window Pillar card, but I've also seen it listed as a Pop-up Window Frame and Center Pop Up Frame.  Whatever the correct name, this design was ideal for showcasing the beautiful floral dsp and highlighting the birthday wishes sentiment.  

I absolutely loved the structure of this card.  It looks like it might be difficult to make, but isn't.  As long as you have some type of layering or nesting dies you've got it aced.  And, another thing I love about it is that the pillar mechanism allows the pop up to fold either left or right making the card lie flat when inserted into an envelope.  That's genius!

In the original card, there is just a flat cardstock mat, but I didn't care for that as I like cards with a lot of writing surface for personal messaging, and I want the card to stand up on it's own, not require an easel hinge or to be propped up.  So, for my version I chose to replace the flat mat with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" card base.  I was super please with this  decision.   

After making this card in a horizontal design I decided to make a second version in portrait mode to see what it would look like.  Again, I wasn't disappointed with this change, in fact I kind of fancy this version more. What do you think?  Horizontal or Vertical..... which is your fave?    

I haven't included measurements or instructions in this post as it's probably easier to go to the source and watch the video.  All the measurements and instructions can be found on Oksana Semenska's Fun Stamper blog post and her Youtube demonstration. She calls the card her milkshake funky fold card.  Hang in until the end of her video as she has included some additional card samples that are very inspiring.  

I liked her masculine Brewed for You version so much it inspired me to create one of my own with a few changeups in design. 


Well that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this post and will come back to visit again.  Don't forget to leave me a comment on which version of the card is your favourite.  Follow Oksana's video, and create your own fun versions...... I'd love to see them too.  Truly this fun fold is a keeper! 

Happy Stampin!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Penny Hanuszak, CDN Independent Stampin' Up Demo

Wednesday, April 19, 2023



Holy Moly!  Today is a FREE Shipping Day.  Wow there's still time to get in on this bonus but it's only good until midnight tonight and it's only good on orders of $100+ CDN.   

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

If the total of your FREE SHIPPING DAY ORDER is between $100 and 199.00 (before shipping and tax*, don't forget to apply my April Hostess Code at checkout and you'll also receive my Hostess Gift of the month and thank you card(sent separately).  

My April Hostess Code is TXBVC3WV

*If your order is over $200.00 CDN no worries you'll receive Stampin' Up Hostess Rewards of your choice directly on your order, and you'll also receive a bonus thank you card from me.   

Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Paper Pumpkin May 2023 - Exploring In Color

Say hello to mountain landscapes and new Stampin' Up!In Colors! The May kit features nine outdoors-themed cards in the new 2023–2025 In Colors plus exclusive FREE stickers. 

Want more? On May 2nd (while supplies last) you can order the additional Exploring In Color Add-On cards and envelopes and continue your creative adventure! See below for details of what's included in the ADD-ON KIT. If the card designs look anything like the box with its outdoors-theme we're in for a fun time!

When you purchase this kit here's what is included:
  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, plus 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A 7-piece all-occasion stamp set that celebrates good friends and great adventures!
  • 1 Copper Clay (new In Color!) Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Twine and die-cut accents
  • FREE stickers to put on your projects or anything you want—water bottles, laptops, coolers, and more!
Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm).

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Subscription Cost:

Subscribe to the April Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 April 2023 and 10 May 2023 by clicking here!   Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Exploring In Color - Add-On Kits:

Exploring In Color Cards & Envelopes Available starting: 
This promotion begins 2 May, 2023 and is available while supplies last.

Price: $13.75 CAD

This add-on includes:
  • 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs
  • 18 coordinating envelopes
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Win A Prize - In Color Giveaway: 
If you're a Stampin' Up Demonstrator or planning to join Stampin' Up! you could also win a $34 CAD voucher good for In Color products in our Stampin' Up!s In Color giveaway. Check out the exclusive Paper Pumpkin Demonstrator Connection Facebook group for details. 

And, if you're not already a member join now to see and share Paper Pumpkin business-building tips, event planning, project ideas, and more from other demonstrators. It's simply a fun way to stamp and be creative!

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Penny Hanuszak, Stampin' Up Independent CDN Demo

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

New Incolors - Not Long Now!

 NEW INCOLORS FOR 2023 2025........ ALMOST HERE! 

  • Copper Clay
  • Wild Wheat
  • Boho Blue
  • Moody Mauve
  • Pebbled Path

Whoa I can't wait to get my hands on the new incolours.  How about you?  I'm already in love with these colours, their names and the possibilities for designing with them.  I can't wait and am so excited to play with them!  My orders on the way...... so it won't be long.  

One of the privileges of being a Stampin' Up Demo is the pre-order period before new products are launched.  We get to place an order, and receive a free catalogue a month before our customers.  

If you'd like to get yours early join my team and you can order right away as part of your starter kit.  For more information click here to Join Now! 

Okay so back to these colours.......right now I'm tossed between Boho Blue and Copper Clay.  What is your favourite?

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot 

Penny Hanuszak, Independent CDN Demo

Saturday, April 1, 2023


Here's How You Can Be Rewarded For Purchasing
from My Online Store in APRIL2023:

Benefits to shopping at my online store and adding my APRIL Hostess Code are:

  • Your new products are shipped directly to your front door and generally arrive within 5-7 days of placing your online order.  
  • If you order is $120.00 (before shipping & handling) you'd earn two free items.  
  • Place an online order with me during the month of APRIL valued between $60.00 to $199.00 before shipping and handling, and apply my APRIL Hostess Code 6MDHRMWK at the end of your order to receive a FREE stamping reward from me.*
  • You'll also receive a special handmade thank you card for placing your order, and applying my APRIL HOSTESS CODE at the checkout.  All cards feature current product.  

Note: *I'll be closing the Hostess Order option at noon on APRIL 30TH, so I can process the hostess code gifts that day.  You'll receive you'll your thank you gift from me within two weeks of the month end.   


Click here to visit my 24/7 Online Store 


Sale Starts at 2:00am -April 4, 2023 
and  runs until products are sold out.

Check out the Annual Catalogue List and the Mini Jan-Apr List 

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