Paper Pumpkin – Positively Picturesque Kit

Paper Pumpkin is a great way to have your monthly stamping “fix” delivered directly to your mailbox!  Every month, the Paper Pumpkin kit includes an exclusive Stampin’ Up! photopolymer stamp set, (at least) one Stampin’ Ink Spot, materials to make the project, and directions.

I have a wonderful Paper Pumpkin stamp set collection.  I also have a great set of Stampin’ Ink Spots that are incredibly handy to use since they are small and are also very portable.  When my husband (Bruce) and I travel, I bring a set of inks with us.  By the way – The ink colors in the Paper Pumpkin kits don’t repeat for at least a year.  And, the Stampin’ Ink Spots include the In-Colors.

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, what are you waiting for?  There is absolutely no risk.  If you don’t enjoy the program, you can cancel at any time without a penalty.  If you want to skip a month, you can do that as well.

If you want to give Paper Pumpkin a try, click here!  Trust me – You’re going to love it!

The video below features the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  The Positively Picturesque kit is very versatile and fun.  If you become a subscriber, you can also purchase past kits, when they are available.

Happy (Paper Pumpkin) Stamping!


Try Paper Pumpkin for Three Months – 25% Off

If you have thought about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin and have not yet, today is the perfect opportunity to give Paper Pumpkin a try.  Take a look at the information below, and sign-up today.  You’ll receive 25% off the regular price for the June, July, and August kits.  After three months, you’ll have no additional obligation.  What have you got to lose??

Check out some of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits from the last few months.  The kits are amazing!

When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, here is what you’ll receive each month –

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

Here is the fine print for the 25% off special –

  • 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 $19.95 US/$26.95 CA.
  • To subscribe, click here.  Then, enter the promo code, STARTHERE.

What are you waiting for???

Happy (Paper Pumpkin) stamping,


Paper Pumpkin – Many Happy Birthdays

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I bet watching the video below will convince you to sign-up!  The Many Happy Birthdays kit is just plain fun.  It has a great set of stamps, two ink spots, and a great project that will be fun for anyone to receive as a birthday card.  Take a look:

Okay – now, you probably are wondering how to sign-up.  Simple – click here!  There is absolutely no risk.  You can cancel or skip any month.  I’ve been a subscriber since the beginning of the program and love it!


If you’re not convinced – here’s one more incentive for you. During Sale-a-Bration (ends March 31), if you purchase a 3 month prepaid subscription to Paper Pumpkin, you qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item!  AND, the 3 month prepaid subscription is discounted to $55!  Simply click on the picture below, and you’ll go to my on-line store.  If you subscribe before March 10, you’ll receive your first Paper Pumpkin kit in March.

Happy (Paper Pumpkin) stamping!!!

December Paper Pumpkin Kit – Video and Alternate Ideas

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you are missing out on a monthly dose of creative fun!  The kit is delivered right to your door and includes all the supplies that you’ll need to make the project.  Check out the SU! videos for the December kit!  Trust me – you’re going to want to subscribe.

Here is the kit made using the directions

Here is the kit with some awesome alternatives

Okay – Now you want to subscribe, right?  Simply click here, subscribe by January 10th, and you’ll get the January kit delivered to your door.  I’ll even send you two stamp cases – a clear stamp case for your Paper Pumpkin collection and a wood stamp case to save your ink spots.  Trust me – you don’t want to pass on these great monthly kits.

Happy stamping!


Paper Pumpkin – Season of Gratitude

I have been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since the program started, and I can honestly say that the Season of Gratitude shaker card kit is one of my all-time favorites.  Here is a picture of one of the cards.



I’d like to pass along a few tips and tricks for making the shaker cards with this kit.  Even if you’ve made shaker cards before, I hope you’ll learn something new!

First – I always adhere a few sequins to the back of the shaker area.  This will ensure there are always a few sequins that are visible.  Take a look at the picture below.  I was able to tell where to put the sequins by putting the card front over the stamped squares after they were glued to the card front.



Another tip is how to make the shaker boxes.  If you want to make a box around each leaf, follow the pictures below.  Put the long strips of adhesive on first.  Then, add the short strips to the ends.  Make sure there are no openings that will allow the sequins to escape.  The last step is adding adhesive between the leaves.  Again, make sure there are no openings.







Now, here’s a tip that I think is brilliant.  No – It wasn’t my idea!  I saw this on another blog and wish I could remember the author.  Take your embossing buddy and wipe it around the inside of each “box”.  When the anti-static powder attaches to the exposed adhesive on the inside of the “box”, the sequins will be less likely to stick.  Told you it was brilliant!



Since you have made three, individual boxes, you’re going to need to make three, individual piles of sequins.  Make sure you add sequins from each of the three sizes provided in the kit, and make sure the sequins are in the middle of the stamped squares.



Peel off the back of the adhesive.  Then, hover over the card front and the piles of sequins.



I love the stamp set that came with the set.  But, I decided to look through my Paper Pumpkin stamp stash to see if there were other stamps that might work well.  Two previous Paper Pumpkin stamps caught my eye.  One was for birthdays and the other for hello.  Make sure that you look through your stamp stash to see which sets offer you options.

Speaking of options, I also decided to add a little texture to the banner behind the sentiment.  Take a look at the picture below.  You’ll see that the banner was stamped with the crackle stamp from the kit.  This extra touch helps bring the design together.



If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, after seeing this post, I bet you’re going to signup for the December kit!  By the way, you only have until November 10 to signup.  Don’t wait – just click here and signup!

Happy Stamping!