Paper Pumpkin

I have to say that this month’s Paper Pumpkin is beautiful!  I think it is one of my favorites.  What is Paper Pumpkin, you ask?  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit subscription from Stampin’ Up!®.  It usually includes card stock, envelopes, a small stamp set, one (or sometimes two) ink spots, embellishments, and adhesives.  Everything you need comes in the box so when you receive it, you are ready to make the projects.  It comes with an instruction sheet and a couple of extra ideas for the products.  Paper Pumpkin is for the beginner stamp but sometimes the projects are so beautiful that even the most advanced stampers will love it.

Here are this month’s cards, made as the directions stated (the first card is my favorite):

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin

The card stock included with this kit was gorgeous.  You didn’t need to add much to it except a little embellishment and a sentiment (which is included in the kit).  If you would like to look into subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, click HERE (don’t forget to add me as your Demonstrator). You can subscribe through the website or you can add it to an order you are already placing.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Here is a sneak peek of the September Kit:

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Paper Pumpkin

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin

Before I begin my post about my projects, I wanted to talk about the plates of your Cut & Emboss Machine, Big Shot or whatever machine you have.  People are always asking how to keep your plates from warping.  A while ago I saw a video on YouTube where someone showed me the secret to this.  I am sorry I do not remember the name of the person who made the video but her method works.  First of all, always using the bottom plate on the bottom and the top plate on the top.  Do this until your bottom starts to flake or crack.  Also do not always cut in the middle of the plate.  Move your dies around sometimes using the top of the plate, the bottom or the middle.  The most important this is when you want to cut something, lay your plate on a flat surface and press on it with your finger.  If it pushes down when doing this, then flip it and use it the other way.   I am telling you this method works for me.  Here is a photo of my bottom plate.  As you can see, it is well used and still flat.

Now back to my regularly scheduled program!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit from Stampin’ Up!®.  Usually it is a card kit but sometimes it is a 3D project.  March’s Paper Pumpkin kit was gorgeous.  It coordinates with the On The Horizon Suite which is also beautiful.  The kit includes everything you need to make six cards (2 each of 3 styles) including stamps, card stock, embellishments, ribbon and adhesives.  They also include coordinating envelopes.  The kits are geared towards a beginner stamper but a lot of experienced stampers like it too.

I made three cards as the kits explained and I am saving the rest of them to make different designs.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin

I think Stampin’ Up!® outdid themselves with this kit!  Click HERE to order your kit today!

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Paper Pumpkin & Madelyn

My granddaughter, Madelyn is four today!  Can you believe that?  I know everyone says time flies but really it does.  It just doesn’t seem that long ago that she was born.  If you want to skip the next few sentences, then feel free because it is grandmother talk about her granddaughter.  Madelyn is beautiful and brilliant.  She looks just like Rob and her Dad, Sam.  She is sweet, independent and loves to sing.  I have to think of new songs to teach her every time I go.  I sing them about 12 times and then she remembers and can sing them back.  Did I tell you she was brilliant?

This is the birthday card I made for her.  It uses the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit was one of my favorites.  It comes with tons of numbers so you can make a card for anyone.  My mother turned 94 this year and I sent her one of these too.

Here is the inside of the card.

It has a surprise pop up inside.  There were two different designs with different colors and the kit made 8 cards.  If you like a surprise every month filled with stamps and paper, you will love Paper Pumpkin.  It is geared more towards the beginner stamper so if you have never stamped and would like to learn, these kits are a great way to do it.  You can click on one of the links below to find out more information.  You can sign up for one month at a time, 3, 6 or 12 months. You can skip a month when you want to and you can cancel anytime.

I don’t have any recent pictures of Madelyn today because I just got back from visiting her.  I’ll post some soon.

Happy birthday, Maddie!  I love you!

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Paper Pumpkin Five Year Anniversary

Happy birthday to Paper Pumpkin! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5thanniversary and Stampin’ Up! is kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are they celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but they also want to say thank you to all of their demonstrators and customers who have helped them reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

The great thing about Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up! does all the work, so you can skip to the fun! Paper Pumpkin is a fully designed project kit that arrives at your door each month with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go, so you can skip to the fun. We’ll surprise you with fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included).  There is no obligation and you can cancel at any time.

If you sign up for three months or more you will also qualify for a free item from the  Sale-a-bration Catalog!  

Sign up before March 10th to get your Anniversary kit which will include a free gift!

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January Paper Pumpkin Kit

The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is one of the best I have received.  It makes 16 Valentines that can hold a gift card or just a cute note.  It is called Heartfelt Love Notes.

The January Paper Pumpkin Kit is one of the best I have received.  It makes 16 Valentines that can hold a gift card or just a cute note.  It is called Heartfelt Love Notes.  Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showing you the cards and how to make them.

If you sign up for a three month subscription to Paper Pumpkin before March 31st you will qualify for a Sale-a-bration Item!

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December’s Paper Pumpkin Kit

I just received the December Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail.  Whenever I receive one of them, I always have to open it immediately to check to see what is inside.  This is one of the fun things about these kits.  You never know what you are going to get.  Each kit comes with everything you need to make the project(s) except for adhesive, although they give you some of that too!  You also get an ink cube and this month we got one in Berry Burst.

This month the kit makes two different cards.  It has some laser cut outs, sparkle paper, ribbon and Baker’s Twine.  I usually put a couple of the cards as planned together and then I make make my own design using the rest of the pieces.  It is fun to do.

Below is a video showing you the kit and how to put it together.

If you haven’t tried a Paper Pumpkin kit you should.  There is no obligation and you can cancel at any time.

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September Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin kits have really stepped up lately and I enjoy getting them in the mail  I try not to get any sneak peeks so I am surprised when I open the box.  That is hard sometimes because I live on the East Coast so people who live closer to Salt Lake City get their boxes pretty quickly and start posting.

September’s kit was really cute.  It had all kinds of leaves in different colors such as Cajun Craze, Gold Foil and Crushed Curry.

If you happen to get the kit and haven’t put it together yet below is a video showing you how.  Remember though, you don’t have to put it together exactly how they say.  You can use the pieces to make other designs too!

The October and November kits are going to coordinate with each other to make holiday cards and gifting projects.  You won’t want to miss these kits but you will have to order by October 10th!

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Paper Pumpkin Deal. Offer End Soon

I recently received the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit and I have to say I really love it.  It has 6 cards that you can make thank you cards, congratulation cards or sympathy cards.  It also has an adorable box to keep the cards in or give away as a gift.

Here is a video on how to put this great kit together.

Have you been thinking about trying the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits but just haven’t gotten around to it?  Now is the time to try it.  As a new subscriber you can get your first kit at 50% Off the regular price.  That mean for $10 you can get an awesome kit delivered right to your door.  There is no obligation to continue (but you will need to cancel your subscription prior to the 10th of the next month) or you can continue to get these cute kits in the mail every month for only $19.95.  Just use the promo code HALFOFF0917 when you sign up.  Don’t forget to pick me as your demonstrator!  Click HERE to visit the Paper Pumpkin web site.

Fine Details

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after their first kit.

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24 Hour Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale

Everyone loves a great deal, and it doesn’t get much better than this!

For 24 hours only (June 30, 2017 only), new Paper Pumpkin customers can receive their first-month subscription for only $5 USD.That’s a crazy 75% off the regular price.

 Beginning June 29 at 11:59 PM to June 30 at 11:59 PM  use promo code ONEDAY0717 to get your first kit at this incredible price. You can keep the creativity coming after that for only $19.95 USD per month (shipping included).  You can cancel anytime!
This offer will be over in a flash, don’t miss it!  Just click on the link below to get your kit.


  • For new subscribers only (the email you use must be a never before used one).
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions
  • Discount applied to one kit for the first month of subscription
  • After that creativity keeps coming at $20 USD per month (shipping included).  You can cancel anytime.
  • Promotion begins on June 29 at 11:59 PM and ends on June 30 at 11:59 PM.
  • Use promo code ONEDAY0717 at

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Paper Pumpkin Sale

Do you love to craft but don’t always have the time or mojo to make something?  Perhaps you feel like you don’t have the right supplies.  Paper Pumpkin is a perfect solution for you.

Every month Stampin’ Up! sends out a kit that includes everything you need to make the project that month.  Sometimes it is cards and sometimes it is something 3D.  You never know what you are going to get.  How fun is that?

Beginning May 11th you can get the next three months for 25% off the regular price! 

The fine print:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $20.00 US.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at to subscribe.
  • Just click on the link below to sign up!

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