Paper Pumpkin on Sale!


If you are new to paper pumpkin, here’s a great deal.  You have two months at a 50% discount to try Paper Pumpkin and see if you like it.  You must use the promotion code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout.

  • The 50% off discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.  
  • How it works:  If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. I

With each little red box, you can escape your everyday troubles and find happiness crafting because it contains everything you need — stamps, ink, adhesive and embellishments — to create fun and innovative products.  Plus you have the choice to follow the instructions as written or to change things up and create your own unique designs.

The March 2018 kit was Paper Pumpkin’s fifth year!   This kit was so spectacular, it sold out!  Here is a quick video showing how to make the eight cards using the written instructions for eight cards with coordinating envelopes.

While I loved the project, I decided to change things up.  I added some extra cardstock and ribbon from my craft stash to create two each of eight card designs for a total of 16 cards.

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I loved the large vintage rose of the printed envelop, but preferred to use it as my card fronts.   I kept my design simple in order to showcase that large vintage rose image — which I matted with Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo cardstock or with Very Vanilla and Fresh Fig cardstock.

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Can you tell the difference or similarity between the cards below?  Both cards use of a large floral spray die cut.  The left card used the whole die cut.  The right card used a carefully trimmed die cut, with the extra pieces added to the top left of the design — give the card a totally different look.

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And here, I fussy cut the flower images that were stamped on cardstock and paired them with die cuts from the kit.   

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As you can see, Paper Pumpkin gives you lots of creative opportunities to make wonderful projects.  If you’d like to order Paper Pumpkin, please use this link .

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



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Happy birthday to Paper Pumpkin! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s fifth anniversary!

After five years of creating and sharing together, Stampin’ Up! wants to say thank you to all of our customers who have helped us 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! 

Current subscribers will all receive the free gift as will returning and new customers! If you aren’t signed up make sure to do it before March 10 so you’ll get the March kit.

When you buy a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription you will also earn a free Sale-a-bration reward.  You can email me your order or purchase it at my online store.

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!
  • Current subscribers will automatically receive the free gift with their March Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • New subscribers will need to sign up by March 10 at 11:50 PM Mountain Time (or 1:50 AM Eastern Time) as will those who would like to renew their previous subscription.
  • Paper Pumpkin has continued to evolve with fun craft projects and to connect with other demonstrators and customers who share their exciting alternative designs for their kits.  Today, there is truly something special for every crafter in every kit. 
  • Use this link and sign up today and get ready for some crafting fun!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Paper Pumpkin’s Season of Style

Paper Pumpkin’s Season of Style is in full swing, and Stampin’ Up! is thrilled with the response.  During October and November, we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects to help you with your holiday crafting needs.  

If you heard about October’s adorable shaker card kit, I have good news: November’s kit is every bit as amazing!!!! The projects are designed to put them together in just a few minutes. And besides being adorably cute, they will add heart and a handmade touch to your Christmas celebrations. So call, text, email—do whatever you have to do to encourage your friends to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10 at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time)!

Please use this link when subscribing to Paper Pumpkin.  

Click here to preview October’s Paper Pumpkin with this 3-minute You Tube video.

Important note: If you missed signing up for the October kit and would still like to purchase the full-kit, it is available for purchase on-line (while supplies last) when you become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber beginning October 23 — that’s when the full kit and refill kits will be available for purchase.

Until next time, sending you paper pumpkin crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Paper Pumpkin – holiday gift giving fun

Do you love cute, coordinated Christmas cheer? So does Paper Pumpkin!

Do you love everything heartfelt AND handmade for holiday giving?  Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back, made-to-match kits for October and November.  They are perfect for neighbor gifts or hostess gifts or just something little to have on hand when you want to share a little kindness to someone. 


Get the first of two adorable kits during a Season of Style when you subscribe for October’s kit at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10. Remain subscribed through November 10 to make sure you don’t miss out on the second coordinating holiday kit. Happy sharing!

Here a quick 1-minute video with more details.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Breaking News!

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BREAKING NEWS from Paper Pumpkin! Everyone loves heartfelt and handcrafted holiday giving. Which is why Stampin’ Up! designed made-to-match holiday kits for October and November! You won’t want to miss out so subscribe by October 10 to get the first all-inclusive kit complete with everything you need to make a festive holiday project, perfect for holiday giving!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


July Paper Pumpkin

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Last Saturday, I did my happy dance at the mailbox.  If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber than you know how exciting it is to find that red box waiting for you inside your mail box!


Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a pre-designed project. At least six times a year, you will receive an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!


Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is inside the box—the little red box that arrives at your door around the 20th of the month. Paper Pumpkin makes it fast, easy, and fun for you to enjoy your favorite hobby—creating! Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered that month.


As a crafter, creative, and maker, you want to be “that person” who always has cards and gifts on hand for every occasion. You’ll always be ready—armed with lots of pretty, perfectly put together projects. In other words, Paper Pumpkin does the hard part and leaves all the fun to you!  You have the creative power to make the kit exactly as shown, or change it up to be uniquely yours!

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE JULY PAPER PUMPKIN KIT. The July Paper Pumpkin Kit includes everything you need to create simple and pretty handcrafted note cards! Envelopes included.  I adore the little “wood cut” sentiments for added cute dimension and versatile photopolymer stamp set!  The video shows you step-by-step how easy it can be to stamp and assemble the kit products!  Make Paper Pumpkin your creative break each month or create with family and friends. Paper Pumpkin makes a fabulous gift, too!

Here is a 5-minute video showing you July 2017 paper pumpkin kit.

Sign up here.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Starting TODAY (May 11) and ending June 10, first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive an introductory 25% discount on the June, July, and August 2017 kits.

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Benefits of Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions:

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Creating projects such as card sets, gift giving and home decor items.
  • The option to craft together with friends or to craftng on the go — easily portable and slips into your tote bag or suitcase!
  • The ability to purchase refills of your favorite kits so you have flexibility of making more items or creating alternative projects.
  • Purchasing past kits while supplies last.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • Anticipation with the surprise factor!

Fine print of this promotion:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions only, 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 $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, “STARTHERE” upon checkout.

Paper Pumpkin kits include all you need for a monthly creative fix!  

Add a subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order.

Until next time, sending crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Special Paper Pumpkin coming in April

There’s a big surprise coming in April to Paper Pumpkin! The kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.  Now is a great time to join.  Contact me today to sign up!

  • Do you love receiving happy mail?  
  • Do you love to craft but “have limited time”?
  • Do you love to create but sometimes just need a little inspiration?
  • Do you need a convenient excuse to get together with friends and craft? 
  • Do you know someone who would enjoy a gift of a Paper Pumpkin subscription?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then a monthly subscription for Paper Pumpkin is perfect for you.  Each month you will receive a surprise box in the mail for just $20/month (shipping included) that is always new, always exciting and trend-setting!  You have a choice of month-to-month or pre-paid subscriptions. These all-inclusive kits let you enjoy craft time without a lot of prep work or supplies! 

Each kit contains a different project – sometimes it contains all the supplies to make a bunch of cards, attractive gift packaging, seasonal projects (i.e., Valentine’s Day or Halloween), or home decor project.  Every paper pumpkin kit includes:  an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, coordinating ink spot(s) that perfectly match pre-cut papers and embellishments, adhesive, full color instructions and a link to watch You Tube video for that project.  Your first kit will contain an acrylic block to use with all of your future kits. 

Plus there are always lots of alternative ideas posted on Pinterest!  And, you can purchase past kits and refills so the fun never ends!

NEWS FLASH!  Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its’ fourth anniversary with a kit inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.  Sara describes this kit as “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass—just like her”!  Plus, April’s kit includes a FREE gift from Sara and previews one of the new 2017-2019 In-Colors!  Subscribe by April 10 to get your April Paper Pumpkin kit!    Check out Sara’s video.

HOT TIP!  Subscribe by March 31, and you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration products with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.  

  • Combine your monthly subscription with other Stampin’ Up! products to earn Sale-A-Bration products for each $50 purchase (before shipping and tax).   
  • Purchase a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription which is currently on-sale for $55 through March 31st! This option provides you with a $5 discount on 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualifies you for one FREE Sale-A-Bration product!
  • Purchase a 6-month Prepaid Subscription ($114).  This option instantly qualifies you for two FREE Sale-A-Bration products!  When combined with other purchases in the current catalog, you may earn Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Purchase a 12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215. This option will save you $2/month on each kit, plus you earn $21 dollars in Stampin’ (Host) Rewards, and qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration products!  Your Stampin’ Rewards dollars can be used to purchase specially priced, exclusive hostess stamp sets (found on pages 197 – 201 of the Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog) or your choice of current catalog merchandise.

Still not convinced, check out this video showcasing all 12 of the wonderful Paper Pumpkin kits offered in 2016.

Click here to go to my on-line store and sign up for Paper Pumpkin!

Until next time, happy crafting!


March Paper Pumpkin is Adorable!

My March Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up! arrived in Saturday’s mail and it is so adorable!  The kit is called Bunny Buddies which are bursting on the scene just in time for spring!  Every March kit comes all the supplies to make nine bunny cards and nine bunny treat bags.  Your kit contains an exclusive stamp set to let you customize their bunny personalities with different faces, ears and accessories, including an adorable little pompom cottontail. These bunnies are simply “ear”-resistible!  Needless to say, I had a a lot of fun making these bunnies!

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Check out this 2 minute video on how to assemble your March Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Interested in getting a Paper Pumpkin Subscription for yourself?  Stampin’ Up! has put their 3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions on sale during Sale-a-bration for $55 and getting a 3-month subscription instantly qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  That is a really great deal – a discount on the $20 monthly subscription and a free Sale-A-Bration product.  

If you have been thinking about trying Paper Pumpkin, now is the time!  

And next month, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its fourth anniversary; therefore, Stampin’ Up! is planning something special for April’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  Stay tuned for more details.

To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, please click on this link.   

Until next time, happy crafting!