Winter Wonders Special Edition Paper Pumpkin Kits!

The holiday season will be here before we know it, and there’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. You can make simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, in October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Put them together and you have everything you need for a heartwarming, handmade, and coordinated Christmas.

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly crafting kit and it comes straight to your doorstep ~ or your mailbox 🙂 The Holiday Kits are special and I’m so excited to tell you about them! They are not the same, but they coordinate beautifully. Here are the details:

October Kit
Subscribe Before Oct. 10, 2019 to Receive the October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit
Subscribe Before Nov. 10, 2019 to Receive the November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

My Special Paper Pumpkin Designs: When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I will send you additional ideas and designs to give you EVEN MORE PAPER PUMPKIN OPTIONS for each kit!


There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.
First, you can order a monthly subscription where you pay as you go for


Or, you can order prepaid subscriptions which allow you to pay ahead or give as a gift. Prepaids can be ordered below. After you purchase a subscription, you’ll receive an email with a prepaid code to redeem at to set up your subscription to start receiving your kits.

Thank you so much for stopping by today 🙂  Happy stamping!



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Spooky Paper Pumpkin!

October is on its way, and that means your creative mind will be searching in every spooky nook and cranny for a bit of paper crafting fun. Paper Pumpkin has just what you need—a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box. You will get the handmade Halloween look without the fuss. This is an exclusive Halloween kit that comes in a special box!

What is Paper Pumpkin?

  • Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.You will be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

  • Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that you can use over and over!
  • At least one Classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, making it easy to build a collection of colorful ink spots!
  • New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help you get started and use throughout your subscription.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Heading out of town? Grab a kit to put together during your downtime. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere!

You’ve probably guessed already, but there are no tricks in the October kit, just treats—treat packaging! In order to get the October kit, you have to subscribe by September 10!


And, don’t worry, you can suspend or cancel at any time! Don’t miss this fabulous October kit!



My Stepped Up April Paper Pumpkin and a Video!

We knew this month’s Paper Pumpkin would be special because Stampin’ Up!’s Sara Douglass designed it, AND, it has a FREE gift inside. So, I was excited to see it in my mailbox today 🙂

I opened that box and started playing right away! All of these cards I’m showing you today were designed by me and are alternatives (stepped up versions) of the cards shown in the kit.  For the one above, I watercolored the black and white striped paper to give it a new look. I used one of the pink sparkly embellishments popped up on a dimensional above a cluster of the leaf stickers.

What is the free gift? Some mini watercolor pencils! Whee!  You will love them! For this card I watercolored the one panel and stamped some black dots on the dried panel. The stamps shown here all come in the kit!

Here’s the video about the kit from Sara:

Have you ever received a Paper Pumpkin Kit?  If not, it’s a good time to sign up! You will get a fun project in the mail each month and all the supplies are provided except adhesive!  No work, all fun! It’s only $19.95 per month including shipping!  To subscribe, just click on the photo below!

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All About Everything and a Video!

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Oh boy ~ a new stamp set!!  This is the free stamp set that came with the April Paper Pumpkin this month and it is a-dor-a-ble!!  I just love it!

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It’s got lots of great photopolymer stamps that coordinate beautifully.  Here’s a Stampin’ Up! video that shows the set and some great ideas for using it!

This is just the stamp set that came free with the April Paper Pumpkin.  There’s still the kit project which I’ll be showing you in a few days.  If you missed this month’s Paper Pumpkin, just sign up now and start with May!  Each month’s kit is a fun surprise in a box, you’ll love it!

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The Retiring List is coming out sometime today.  As soon as I get it, I’ll post it here, so check back throughout the day to see all the items that will be retiring as of May 31st.  They are going to go fast once they’re announced, and I want to give you a heads up as soon as I can!

If you liked today’s card, please leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you!  And, if you have any questions, either leave me a comment or email me and I’ll get back to you right away!

Paper Pumpkin Celebrates With a FREE Stamp Set!

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Paper Pumpkin is 3 years old!  Stampin’ Up! just shipped their ONEMILLIONTH kit!  And to celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus photopolymer stamp set (valued at $17) called All about Everything. The images are being kept a secret, but it’s supposed to be FABULOUS!!

Free PP set

If you are currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and have a kit scheduled to arrive in April, you will automatically get this free stamp set!  Yeah!

If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, there is a FABULOUS special deal going on now — but only until Thursday, March 31st!

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The 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription (137859) is normally $59.85, but until 3/31/16 at a discount for only $55! Simply add the 3-month pre-paid subscription to your Stampin’ Up! order and you’ll instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Sale-A-Bration ends March 31. If you redeem your Paper Pumpkin code and get started by April 10, you’ll get the FREE All About Everything bonus stamp set, too (included in the April Paper Pumpkin Kit)!

REMINDER:  SALE-A-BRATION ends this Thursday, March 31st!

AND, until March 31st, I’m giving a SPECIAL GIFT to each person who orders $50 or more from me using the Host Code below!! You can choose 1 roll of either Silver or Gold 1/8 Ribbon, and I will send that to you – from me – as my thank you for ordering from me!

March Host Code

Just click the heart above and it will take you to my online store. Use the Host Code above when you first start your order. Be sure to leave your contact information so that I can email you. After you place your order, I will email you asking which color ribbon you would like. Then I will send it to you as my gift to you!!

Fall Burlap Bouquet!

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Hi Friends!  Happy Monday!  Here’s a pretty burlap bouquet to start off your week!  It’s made with some goodies from the October Paper Pumpkin, can you guess what those items are?

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The little burlap bag was cut in half, then lined with the Tangelo Twist sequin trim.  The clothespin and the “sweet” stamp ~ all of these items are from this month’s Paper Pumpkin!  Lots of fun stuff in there!

Sweet Posies InstaThe Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals Punch made quick work of the bouquet, with a single sequin in the centers.  I scrunched up the Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist card stock after punching and then pulled the petals forward with my bone folder.

Want to get My Paper Pumpkin in your mailbox each month?  Just click the picture below and it will take you right to the sign up site.  Please designate me as your demonstrator when you’re there!

Paper Pumpkin Boxes