Deborah’s March Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Here is Deborah’s March Paper Pumpkin Alternative card. I love how she used both the papers and the stamps.

Here is what she did.
~Powder Pink cardstock for the card base.
~Cut the envelope to make the edging on the card front.
~Stamped the card front with the confetti stamp in Powder Pink ink.
~Cut out the presents from the Popup part of the card.
~The sentiment is stamped with Poppy Parade ink.
~Colored in the gray bow with a Daffodil Delight Marker.
~She attached the bows with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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March Paper Pumpkin

I got my March Paper Pumpkin Kit Tuesday night. When making the two cards I kind of tweaked them a little. Popup Cards are so fun to send to people! These are fun to make and pretty easy too. I had an intensive Class Wednesday that required a LOT of prep. So, you are getting the post today.

March Paper Pumpkin Card 1 closes
March Paper Pumpkin Card 1 open

March Paper Pumpkin Card 2 closed
March Paper Pumpkin Card 2 open


March Paper Pumpkin Kit
I used my own SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals
I also used a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker to color the edges of the Banners


*1. Sort through your Kit to find all the different parts available. Notice the wonderful Number Stamp set and the Kit Stamp set.

*2a.  Get your card centers with the Popup Cakes and Presents. Fold the center score lines and the outside of the cakes score lines as shown. Fold the whole thing in half and rub your Bone Folder over the whole thing. I found this really helps when making popup cards.
~The Candles come in a group of six. Fold the first group in half lining up the candles. Peel of the adhesive and stick the candles behind the bottom cake matching the fold lines.
~Cut the next group of candles into a set of 4 and a set of 2. As before, fold each group in half lining up the candles. Stick the group of 3 candles behind the center cake matching up the fold line. The group of 2 candles goes behind the top cake.

2b. Now to add bows to the card inside with the Popup Gifts. Attach the Bows with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the gifts. You can also stamp and/or write your sentiments now if desired.

*3. Stamp a sentiment if desired. Write on the card inside now if desired.

4. Attach the card inside to the card base one side at a time.
Watch this Video if you want more instructions on Popup Cards.
~Fold the card inside in half. I used SNAIL, but Tombow Glue works well also. Put the Adhesive around the top back, side back, and bottom back. With the top and bottom put the adhesive all the way to the fold line. I also put some adhesive along the sides of the cakes.
~Line up the center fold lines centering the card inside so the top and bottom are about even. It is hard to get them completely even. Just make sure the fold lines match. Attach this side to the card base.

~Now put adhesive on the back of the other side. You have a couple of options when attaching it:
~Option 1: Fold the card base over the card inside. Rub both sides of the folded card base with your Bone Folder.
~Option 2: Open your card base so it lays flat. Attach your card inside. Fold your card in half and rub the folded card base with your Bone Folder.
~Rubbing the outside of your folded card base helps the adhesive stick well and creases all the fold lines.
Whew! The hard part is finished.

5. Stamp the Banners as shown or however you want. I also colored the edges of both with a Poppy Parade Marker.

6. Now to finish your card fronts.
~Polka Dot Card Front: Attach the striped paper across the card front. Mine is 1-1/4″ from the top edge. Attach the desired Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Gray Striped Card Front: Stamp the swirls and confetti as desired. I got a little carried away. Attach your desired Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
You have finished two of your cards. Now to have fun playing with the rest of the cards!

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February Paper Pumpkin

The February Paper Pumpkin Cards have Succulent photos to put on the cards. These cards are simple to put together. Enjoy making these cards!


February Paper Pumpkin Kit
SNAIL if you don’t want to use the Glue Dots


February Paper Pumpkin "YOU" Card

White printed card base
Old Olive card layer
YOU card front
Label with Fresh Fig border
Black Baker’s Twine
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Stamp your sentiment on the label with Fresh Fig Ink provided. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.

2. Layer the Old Olive card layer under the “YOU” card front using either Glue Dots provided or SNAIL (if you are not in a patient mood like I was).

3. Wrap about 18″ Black Baker’s Twine around the card layers and tie in a bow. Position the twine where you want it on the card.

4. Attach the stamped label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Card 1 is finished.


February Paper Pumpkin Succulents in Cups card

Black card base
Vellum cardstock layer
Succulents in cups card front
Mint Macaron Label notched at one end
Short Fresh Fig label
Silver Metallic Enamel Dots
White Baker’s Twine
Glue Dots provided or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Stamp Thank You on the Mint Macaron Label. Next time I will stamp it closer to the center.

2. Tie a White Twine Bow and attach it with a Glue Dot. The instructions say to take 12″ of Twine and wrap around the end of the Label, then tie a bow. I guess I forgot to read that step…..

3. Layer the Vellum card layer and the Succulents in Cups card front together wiht SNAIL. Then, attach to your Black card base.

4. Lay the Short Fresh Fig label and the Mint Macaron label on the card front where you want them to be. Stamp just below them. There are several short stamps to choose from.

5. Attach your Short Fresh Fig label just above the stamped image with SNAIL. Attach your Mint Macaron label with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add two Silver Metallic Enamel Dots.
This card is finished.


February Paper Pumpkin Succulents Photo Card

Black Striped card base
Succulents Photo card front
Long White Label
Long Fresh Fig Label
Lemon Lime Twist Label
Black Baker’s Twine
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1. Attach your Succulent Photo Card front to your Striped card base.

2. Stamp your sentiment on the Long White Label. Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.

3. Lay the Lemon Lime Twist Label, the Long Fresh Fig Label, and the stamped White Label where you want them on the card front.
~Attach the Lemon Lime Twist and Long Fresh Fig labels with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Remove the Dimensional backing and attach the Long White Label.

4. If desired, use about 12″ of Black Baker’s Twine to tie a bow. Attach it with Glue Dots to your White Label. I did not do this, but you can.
Your last card is finished.

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Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

Here are some Paper Pumpkin Alternative projects Deborah made from past kits.  Starting next month she will use the current month’s kit.  You can also use these card ideas with the stamps and papers you already have.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative CARD 1:  Flowers

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card1.  Use a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base from your Paper Pumpkin Kit OR cut your own at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″

2. Cut some patterned paper at 3″ x 4-1/4″.

3. Cut some Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp your flowers and leaves in colors to match your card base and patterned paper.

4.  Stamp two flowers and two sets of leaves on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Fussy cut them out.  Attach the Flowers and Leaves to your stamped Whisper White cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5.  Lay out the patterned paper and the Flower paper on your card front to decide exactly where you want them.  Attach with SNAIL or Tombow Glue.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative CARD 2:  Party Hat

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Party Hat card1.  Use a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base from your Paper Pumpkin Kit OR cut your own at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp one design around 3 of the card front edges.  Stamp another design (the diamond design to cover almost to the center of your card base front.

2.  Cut your 4″ x 5-1/4″ card front from a coordinating cardstock color.  Stamp the edge design on about half.  Measure 2-5/8″ down the long edge.  Make a Pencil mark along the edge and 1-1/2″ from the edge with the Mark.  Cut a line between the two marks.  Fold down the inner corners as shown.  Attach folded corner down to card front.  Crease with your Bone Folder.  Attach to your card base.

3.  Cut a Party Hat and diamond shape.
~The base of the Party Hat is 1-1/2″  Measure from the center of the base (3/4″) up 2″.  Draw lines from the base to the top.  Cut out.  Make a small pom-pom and attach it to the top.
~The Diamond shape can be any shape.  She embossed the sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder.  The Green designs and pink line are part of the paper.  You can stamp or color the shape however you want.  Attach these flat onto your card front.

Paper Pumpkin Alternative CARD 3:  3″ X 3″ Lighthouse Card and Envelope

Paper Pumpkin Alternative Lifhthouse card1.  Use a 3″ x 3″ card base from your Paper Pumpkin Kit OR cut your own at 3″ x 6″.  Score and fold at 3″.

2.  Cut papers for your card front:
~Striped Paper is 1-1/2″ x 3″.
~Two Squares at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
Attach to your card front.

3.  Lighthouse
~Use a Lighthouse from your Kit OR choose a focal point stamp from your stash.  Stamp it on Whisper White cardstock and either fussy cut it out or use a coordinating Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your Lighthouse/Focal Point.

4.  Finishing up your card:
~You can add a 1-1/4″ punched and stamped circle if you want.
~Stamp your sentiment on a small banner OR stamp your sentiment on Whisper White cardstock and punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.

5. Envelops:
~Cut a 1-1/4″ x 3″ strip of coordinating patterned paper.  Attach it to your envelope flap leaving about 1/4″ White showing.  Fussy cut the edge as shown.
Envelope Flap

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January Paper Pumpkin

The January Paper Pumpkin Kit can be used for Valentine’s Day.  Cute Pillowbox Treat Holders with all the supplies to make them.  There are 24 Pillow boxes-enough for a small elementary school class.  Starting Wednesday, January 30, my friend Deborah will be making a Paper Pumpkin Alternate project for us.  She really enjoys doing the alternate projects.
January Paper Pumpkin Kit


January Paper Pumpkin Kit
Stamp Block G


1.  Choose sentiments to stamp on the White die cut Banners.  Stamp using the Melon Mambo ink pad.  Notice there are two sizes of Banner die cuts.

2. Punch out either a Pool Party Circle or a Heart, and either a Kangaroo or the two Chameleons.  Lay out the animal(s) with the sentiment banner to decide where you need to put your adhesive.

3.  Attach your sentiment Banner first to either the Pool Party Heart or Circle die cut with the Glue Dots from the Kit.

4.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of your animal making sure the Stampin’ Dimensionals will only be attached to the Pool Party Heart or Circle die cut.

5.  Decorate the Tag with either the die cut Heart and/or the small enamel Hearts.

6.  Make your Pillowbox.
~Decide whether you want the red or the Pool Party side to show.  Fold all the score lines.
~Attach the adhesive strip to the side flap of the color you want to show.
~Peel off the adhesive backing.  Match the side tab score line with the edge line on the other end.  Press together firmly and rub with your Bone Folder.
~Fold in the bottom flaps: first the half-circle flap, then the flap with the notch cut out.  Put in your treats or small gift.
~Fold in the top flaps: first the half-circle flap, then the flap with the notch cut out.  The notch makes it easier to open the flaps.

7.  Attach your Animal Tag to the top of the Pillowbox with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Spooktackular Paper Pumpkin September 2018

The September Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about Halloween and Treat Bags.  Kiev and Alex (10 years old) made these Treat Bags using what is in the Kit.  The only change was they stapled the bags together before putting on the tags.  Have fun making your OWN versions!

Made by Kiev
September 2018 Paper PumpkinMade by Alex
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August Paper Pumpkin Cards

I Love Paper Pumpkin Kits like this when I have a lot going on.  I can quickly make beautiful cards in just a few minutes.  I used the Baker’s Twine differently than shown in the directions as I am not very good at getting Twine to stay in place under labels.  I only used what was in the Kit except for Memento Black ink on the envelope.

August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card1.  Choose the card base that has white around the edges.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on the small narrow Label in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Attach two small Vellum Leaves at opposite corners on the back with Glue Dots.  Attach Label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
3.  Tie your Baker’s Twine in a bot close to the fold.
Your Card is finished

CARD 2-YOU MAKE ME SO HAPPY CARD INSTRUCTIONS:1. Choose the card base with white in the center.
2.  Choose a large Label.  Stamp your sentiment and optional smaller images in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Tie a piece of Baker’s Twine around the Label with the bow over to one side.  Attach three Vellum leaves of different sizes along the top back of the Label with Glue Dots.  Attach Label to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Envelope1. Stamp a Flower in the bottom left corner in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Stamp the flower center in Memento Black ink.  The flower in the upper right corner shows the flower enlarged so you can see more detail.

You can get either a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription or a Monthly Paper Pumpkin Subscription and have some creative fun with all the cutting done for you.  Each Kit includes all the supplies you need to complete the projects and usually has pieces left over to use on other projects.  You get a Stamp Block with your first kit.  You can choose to follow the instructions OR have fun making your own projects with the Kit supplies.  I usually do one of each thing following the directions, then have fun with the rest – usually with my grandchildren.


July’s Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin

The July Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Kit is super cute and fun to make.  I will admit that I was intimidated by all the pieces and the vague instructions.  I watched the official video, but they went way too fast for me to figure out how to actually make the projects.  I figured if my 7-year-old granddaughter could make it, so could I !!  So here are some detailed instructions.  It was easier than I thought!
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket and CardINSTRUCTIONS:
I did use SNAIL instead of the Kit Glue Dots.  I also used my Blueberry Bushel ink pad and some paper snips.

July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket1. Get the Basket Parts:  Basket Base, Basket Handle Sheet, Long Brim Sticker Sheet, Short Brim Sticker Sheet, and the bag of Brads.
2.  Fold the score lines on the Basket Base.  You can choose to have the brown side showing or the white side showing.  I chose to have the brown side showing.  My granddaughter chose the white side.
3.  Punch out one Handle piece.  Remove the punched holes with something small like a Paper Piercing Tool.  I used the tip of my Paper Snips after bending the handle piece when using my fingers.
4.  Put together half of your Basket.
~Now peel off one of the Long Brim Stickers.
~Put the brad through the hole of the Long Brim Sticker, then through one of the Handle Holes.
~Bend the Brad tabs flat.
~Straighten your Handle and trim the end even with the Long Brim Sticker.
~Fold the score lines on the Long Brim Sticker.
~Match up the Long Brim Sticker fold with one wide Basket Brim end.
~Lightly position the Long Brim Sticker between the score lines with the Basket Wide Brim.
~Make sure the top of the sticker lines up with the top of the Basket brim.  Smooth down the Sticker.
~Now match the Basket Brim edges with the Sticker flaps, making sure the top is even.
~Repeat with the other Basket Brim side.
~Cover the side brim stickers with the seam in the middle with the Short Brim Sticker.
5.  Repeat Step 4 using one more Long Brim Sticker, one more Short Brim Sticker, one more Brad, and the Handle piece already attached to the other side of your basket.
Wahoo!!!  Your Basket is assembled!!
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Basket6.  Choose a piece of the Gingham Tissue Paper making sure you only have one layer.  Keep it folded in half and slide it under your Basket Handle.  Press the center of the Gingham Tissue Paper to the center of the Basket bottom.  Fold each Tissue Paper corner over the Basket corner next to it.  Work with it until you like it.
7.  Choose which Large Tag color you want.  Stamp your sentiment and lines or other images on your tag.  Tie the Tag to the Handle with the White Baker’s Twine from the Kit.
8.  Fill with some goodies or treats to give away.
July 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card1.  Choose a card base and fold the score line.  Also, punch out a small square of the pale Gingham Vellum Square, a small white tag, and your fruit:  1 Apple, 2 Strawberries, 3 Blueberries.  Also, get your Leaf Sticker Sheet.
2.  Attach the Gingham Vellum Square to the card front.
3.  Stamp the Stitch Lines on the card base around the Gingham Vellum.
4.  Attach the Fruit on the Gingham Vellum.
5.  Wrap 24″ of Baker’s Twine around the card front.  Tie in a bow.  I moved the Baker’s Twine “X” close to the bow.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on the small White Tag.  Add 3 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and attach to your card front.
Your Card is finished!!

Complete the rest of your Baskets and Cards.  Or use the supplies to make other cards and projects.

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June 2018 Paper Pumpkin

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is fun!  It also coordinates with the Broadway Bound Suite.

I made two cards.  This first one I did almost as pictured in the instructions.
June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card

The second one I did a couple of different things.  I did not feel like stamping the White Banner, so I embossed it with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.  After I put the card together I decided it needed something else so I used my Lovely Lipstick Marker to draw some lines around the embossed hexagons.  I only put on one balloon.
June Paper Pumpkin Alternative card

I gave my 7 year old granddaughter a 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription for her birthday in May.  She received her first Kit on Monday.  She is SO EXCITED to get her own mail AND it has crafting supplies!  She is happiest when she does some coloring or crafting every day.  I am not kidding.  Here is her version of the card.  She even decorated the card.  She is giving it to a friend for her birthday soon.
Camilla's June 2018 Paper Pumpkin card

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April Paper Pumpkin

April’s Paper Pumpkin was pretty fun to make.  It has 5 different card styles and a box to put them in.  You can also cut these small 3″ x 6″ card bases in half and use on regular size card bases.  You could also attach one of the envelopes to a regular card base with one of the small cards inside or even just a 3″ x 3″ piece of stamped cardstock inside.  There are lots of possibilities with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.
April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Card Box and Envelopes

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I used the Kit supplies plus Paper Snips and my own glue dots and SNAIL.

April 2018 Paper Pumpkin CardKit pieces:  Striped Island Indigo card base
Large White Circle die cut
Island Indigo Anchor die cut
White Banner die cut
Make the Card:
~Twine was placed below the Large White circle in the sample on the instructions.  I did not do this.
~Attach the Anchor to the Large White Circle with Glue Dots.  Attach to card base.
~Stamp “Thanks” and two hearts on the White Banner.  Attach the Banner over the Anchor.

April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Waves and Hearts card base.
Calypso Coral Anchor
Make the Card:
~Thread Twine through Anchor.  Tie a knot.
~Attach Anchor to card base
~Stamp sentiment on bottom right corner of card base.

April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Wavy Striped card base
Rectangle die cut
Banner die cut
Make the Card:
~Stamp a Lighthouse on the Rectangle die cut.  Attach to card base.
~Stamp a sentiment on the Banner.  Attach to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Calypso Coral Lighthouse
Make the Card:
~Attach the Lighthouse to the card base.
~Stamp a sentiment on the Banner.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

April Paper Pumpkin CardKit Pieces:  Island Indigo Print card base
Lifesaver die cut
Banner die cut
Make the Card:
~Put Glue Dots on the back of the Lifesaver behind the white sections.  Attach your Twine so it loops out beyond the Lifesaver die cut.  Try to make them even.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals over teh Glue Dots and Twine.  Attach to card base.
~Stamp a sentiment on your Banner die cut.  Attach to Life Saver with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

April Paper Pumpkin Card BoxBox:
~Crease all score lines with your Bone Folder.  Fold into shape so you will know how it folds and everything attaches.
~Peel Adhesive backing off one end.  Fold end up.  Fold small tabs in over end.  Carefully fold Adhesive side down, making sure corner edges meet before folding down the adhesive part.
~Repeat with the other end.
Box Cover:
~Fold Box Cover and crease all folds with your Bone Folder.
~Get the Island Indigo Anchor and punch out the hole at the top.
~Stamp the Small White Circle die cut with a decoration-such as the sailboat-and a small sentiment.
~Tie the twine around the Box Cover parallel to the open edges leaving enough Twine to tie a bow.  Thread the Anchor and Small Circle die cuts through one side of the Twine.  Tie Twine into a bow.  I attached the Anchor with some Glue Dots.

~Match each card with an envelope and stack the five cards.  There are three envelope colors to choose from.  Insert them into the box.
~Slide the Box Cover over the box.
~You can now give this as a gift or save to use the cards and attach them to gifts or just give to someone needing to feel you care for them.

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March Paper Pumpkin

I LOVED the March 5th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin Kit!  I will admit it did take me a bit to figue out where all the parts went.  The die cuts were nicely labeled, but the directions did not tell me where they all went.  Anyway, my creative juices got going and I had fun making these cards and decorative envelopes.  I really liked the HUGE amount of Stampin’ Dimensionals that came with the Kit.  I can use lots and still have plenty to finish all the cards!
March Paper Pumpkin cards

March Paper Pumpkin cardsI used the supplies that came in the kit along with scissors, a ruler, and SNAIL adhesive.  There is a ruler printed on the instructions, but I usually forget about it……

NOTES: Things I figured out AFTER making my cards.
1.  The line  divides what goes on each card set.  The larger top section is for the Pink card front on the Crumb Cake card base AND the Envelope with the swirls.
2.  The die cuts on the smaller lower section are all used on the Crumb Cake Rose Print card front and Fresh Fig card base AND the Rose Envelope.
3.  Did your ribbon come out wrinkled?  Just put SNAIL on the back to attach it and you won’t see any wrinkles.  I did figure this out while I was making the cards.  I used SNAIL to attach all the ribbon.  I was really not in the mood to iron all the ribbon as I was making these in the evening while watching TV with my DH and son.
4.  Each month Stampin’ Up! posts a short video on how to assemble the kit on  I always forget to watch it before I make the cards.  Although the video does move pretty quickly, you get the general idea of how to make the cards more than from the printed instructions…. in my opinion.


1.  Punch out the die cuts from the larger top half:
~Leaf A and Leaf B
~Pink and gold flowers
~Also the filigree Tag from the Tag sheet
2.  Stamp the flourish in Early Espresso ink in each corner.
3.  Cut two pieces of ribbon at 3-1/4″.  Hold together and trim the ends at an angle.  Lay on card front to determine position.  Place SNAIL on the back of the ribbon and attach to card front.  This will take the wrinkels out.
4.  Attach all the pieces:
I just used Stampin’ Dimensionals on all the die cuts.  You can use Glue Dots where one die cut lays on top of another die cut if you want.
~Stamp the desired sentiment on the filigree Tag.  Attach to your Pink Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the ribbon.
~Attach Leaf A towards the bottom of the Tag as shown.
~Next add the Gold Flower, then the Pink Flower on top.
~Attach the small Leaf B behind the Pink Flower.  (I did not do this and used this leaf on the other card because I had not figured things out yet.)
~Attach the Pink Card Front to the Crumb Cake card base with Dimensionals.

1.  Get the Envelope with the Swirls pring.
2.  Punch out the large flower die cut.  Attach to the Swirls Envelope with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Yes, use lots around the edges with a few in the center.  I should have taken a picture, but didn’t think about it.
3.  Cut  Ribbon at 3-1/2″ and trim ends as desired.  Attach to envelope with SNAIL.
4.  Punch out the Label B from the top half.  Stamp Happy Birthday.  Put Dimensionals on the back.  Attach over Ribbon.
5.  Punch out the holes in the bake of the envelope:  one will almost halfway down the back, the other on the envelope flap.
~Punch out the Green circles and the holes.  Put a brad through the Circle Hole and put the brad tabs through the envelope hole.  Hold the brad with your fingernails underneath the brad top, then spread the brad tabs.  Repeat with second brad and Geen Circle.  Tie the Thread around the brad on the envelope.  Trim end.  Wrap thread around both brads a few times.  Cut end when you like the look.  There is no measurement given in the directions.

1.  Get the Crumb Cake Rose Print card front.
2.  Attach the pink strip about 1/2″ from the card front bottom edge.  Attach the yellow strp next to the pink strip.  Trim edges.
3,  Stamp the sentiment on the Large Label B.  Punch out the holes.  Tie a large Baker’s Twine bow in each hole.  (I am not good with the rumpled Baker’s Twine look.  You can do that if you want as per the instructions that came with the Kit.)  Put 3-4 Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Now get Leaf A and Leaf B from the bottom half.  (Note: I used the small Leaf B from the top half on my card so yours will look different.)  I put Dimensionals on the back of them.  I thin attached them to the Dimensionals on the back of the Large Label B.  I then attached them to the card front.
5.  Attach the completed card front to the Fresh Fig card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

1.  Get the Rose Envelope.
2.  Cut your Ribbon about 3″.  Attach to envelope with SNAIL.
3.  Punch out the Lower Label B.  Stamp with Hello.  Attach Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back.  Attach over Ribbon.
4.  Punch out the holes in the bake of the envelope:  one will almost halfway down the back, the other on the envelope flap.
~Punch out the Fresh Fig circles and the holes.  Put a brad through the Circle Hole and put the brad tabs through the envelope hole.  Hold the brad with your fingernails underneath the brad top, then spread the brad tabs.  Repeat with second brad and Geen Circle.  Tie the Thread around the brad on the envelope.  Trim end.  Wrap thread around both brads a few times.  Cut end when you like the look.  There is no measurement given in the directions.

Wahoo you have finished one set of cards!!  You can finish the rest following the instructions above, or mix up the die cuts to get different looks.  You could even use your own cardstock to put the die cuts on to make stamdard size cards.  Have LOTS OF FUN with this Kit!

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January Paper Pumpkin Cards

I am not normally a Black Valentine person, but these Paper Pumpkin cards turned out pretty cute.  I think I will need to make a template for them…..  For the Alternate cards I also used Sweet & Sassy Framelits (with my Big Shot), and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  All other items used were included in the Kit.

January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Cards-Original
Inside Jan Paper Pumpkin cardINSIDE RIGHT CARD
Inside Paper Pumpkin Card

January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternate CardLeft Card:  Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Flirty Flaming cardstock, Berry Burst ink sponged around Heart.  Vellum die cut is cut in half and attached behind heart with Glue Dots.
Right Card:  Use Whisper White insert from Kit, Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  Only attach the Insert to the top half/part of the card flap.

Inside Paper Pumpkin CardSweet & Sassy Framelits, Flirty Flamingo cardstock


Now though March 31, 2018 you can get Sale-a-bration items with a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

December Paper Pumpkin Kit

I made my December Paper Pumpkin Kit within a couple of days of getting it!!!  First time in a long time.  I did just follow the directions.  In 2018 I hope to post the “By the Directions” and an alternative project using the Paper Pumpkin Kit each month.
December Paper Pumpkin card #1December Paper Pumpkin card #2

Would you like your own Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit in your mailbox each month?  Sign up by the 10th to start with the Kit that month (January).  If you sign up after the 10th you will start with the next month (February)

~Monthly Subscription.  $19.95 per month plus tax.  Shipping is included int the $19.95 price.  You will get a Kit every month unless you go to your account and either “Take a Break” or “Cancel.”  Click on Monthly Subscription to go directly to the Paper Pumpkin Site and sign up.

~Prepaid Kits.  1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months.  Check your email for the Prepaid Code after you have ordered.  You will need it when you set up your account.  Click on the Prepaid Kits to choose your Subscription plan.  Then check your email for more instructions and your Code.

What do I need to do to Subscribe or get my Prepaid Kits?
You will need to set up an account for both Prepaid Kits and a Monthly Subscription.  Watch this short video to show you how.  Both the links above should automatically list me to be your Demonstrator.

What is included in the Kits?
~All the supplies to make the projects in the kit.  December’s Kit included a 1″ ink pad, Photopolymer stamps, Glue Dots, card bases, envelopes,Baker’s Twine, cardstock and die cuts to make the eight cards – 4 each of 2 designs.
~Your first Kit will include a stamp block.
~Each month’s Kit always includes one or two 1″ ink pads and stamps.
~Most kits’ projects are cards.
~Some past kits have included:  a mini scrapbook/journal, home decor wreath, gift bags, and treat bags.

What else will I need to make the projects?
~Basic Tools: Bone Folder, scissors
~I also use the regular Stampin’ Up! Glue Dots and Fast Fuse or SNAIL adhesives.
~The Kit Glue Dots come as little circles covered with white or patterned paper on a clear sheet.  I am not very coordinated in using them.  My grandchildren do fine with them.

What ages can use Paper Pumpkin Kits?
~I have made these Kits with my grandchildren as young as 3 years old.  Plan on supervising and helping the younger children.  I usually bring a Kit with when I visit my daughter and her family in New Hampshire.  I did forget one time….. My 8 year old grandson asked what craft I brough for them to make.  He was disappointed I did not bring one.  🙁

Happy Paper Pumpkin Crafting!

August Paper Pumpkin Cards

My Daughter-in-law came over Friday and we worked on our August Paper Pumpkin Kits together.  She finished hers while over here.  I finished mine later.  I helped my grandson make a Wooden Crate using the Big Shot-he did most of the work himself.  My 2-1/2 year-old granddaughter made a card using some of the leftover Paper Pumpkin Pieces.

Here are the cards.  The only additional thing I used was regular Glue Dots from Stampin’ Up!  I am just not coordinated with the ones that come in the Kit.  My older grandchildren (age 5+) find them easy to use.

Here are the two cards made as shown:
August Paper Pumpkin Cards

Here are the two stepped up cards.  I used the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set  Wood Mount #144008, Clear Mount #144011.
August Paper Pumpkin Stepped Up Cards

Here are the Tags:
August Paper Pumpkin Tags

Here are two extra Blank Tags:
August Paper Pumpkin Oval Tags

Here is the whole thing wrapped up in the included Gift Box:
August Paper Pumpkin Boxed Cards and Tags

I had lots of extra fern leaves lett.

Get YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit every month…. Something FUN in your mailbox and a seasonal surprise for your to have some playtime!  Take some ME time to work on your kit.  Invite your children to play with you.  My East Coast grandson was disappointed I did not bring a Paper Pumpkin Kit for us to play with together last time I was there.

Each Kit includes a Paper Pumpkin EXCLUSIVE Photopolymer stamp set, (your first kit also includes a clear stamp block to be used with future kits), 1-2 one inch ink pad(s), all the card stock, die cuts, envelopes, embellishments, etc to make the projects PLUS a sheet of glue dots and sometimes other adhesives.  The projects are usually cards, but there have been gift bags, treat bags, a small wreath, a mini scrapbook, and some other non-card items for you to make.  Each Kit reflects the current season.  You will usually get something Christmas related in November, Valentine’s Day in January.  A video link will come in an email sent to you after your Kit has been mailed so you can watch it to get an idea of how to put it together.  OR follow the instructions included on the sheet with the Project Picture included in your Kit.
1.  Monthly subscription is $19.95 + tax each month for your complete craft kit.
2.  Prepaid subscription for either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.

Come joint the Paper Pumpkin FUN!

July Paper Pumpkin Circle Cards

Here are the first two cards I made from the July Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I still need to make the Heart cards.
July Paper Pumpkin Circle CardsIf you want your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail each month you have two options:
~Prepaid subscription.  You choose the amount of time you want to receive your kits.  Also perfect to give as a gift.  Take a test drive at this link:
~Monthly subscription.  No worries.  Your Kit ships automatically every month.  You can even suspend your kit for a month or two if necessary.  Sign up HERE:

So sign up TODAY and get your OWN crafting surprise box in the mail every month!


June Paper Pumpkin

I was finally home the day my Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived!!  I was so excited that I made it up that night!!  Here is the project when I followed the instructions.  Check Wednesday for an alternate project idea.
June Paper Pumpkin Card and Gift BagYou can get YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kits in the mail!  Either way, shipping is included in the price.  You will pay tax though.  I am still having trouble putting in links.  So please copy and paste the links.
~Subscribe and receive the monthly Kit until you cancel.  You can add extra kits if you want.  You can also skip a month if you need to.
~Prepaid subscription for either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.

Enjoy your “Happy Mail” every month with a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Father’s Day Cards from Paper Pumpkin

Here are the Father’s Day cards from last year made with a Paper Pumpkin Kit.  First time subscribers save 25% on on their first three months if they subscribe between May 11 and June 10, 2017.  Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at to subscribe.

Father's Day Cards made from May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Have questions about signing up for Paper Pumpkin?  Here is a video to help you.

October Paper Pumpkin

The October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit is really fun to make!  You get to make 8 Fall Shaker Cards.  I pretty much followed the instructions.  There were enough Foam Adhesive Strips to divide the sequins for each leaf.  Just remember to attach the window sheet behind the leaves first.
October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Fall Shaker CardWould you like your OWN seasonal Creative Kit in the mail every month?  Go HERE to sign up & for more details.  $19.95 + tax for each Kit.  You will then get a surprise in your mailbox every month!

Have fun with your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit every month!

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

PP_BOGO_Demo-HeaderHave you ever wished you could just have some crafting time without all the prep work?  Getting a Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail every month gives me that.  All the supplies are included except basic tools like a bone folder and scissors.  Most of the adhesives are even included – although I prefer to use my Fast Fuse instead of the glue dots provided.  If I follow the directions I can usually complete the projects in less than an hour.  However…. sometimes I am inspired and don’t follow the directions which takes longer.

Here is what I made with the last Kit.  I did (mostly) follow the directions.
Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Kit

About Paper Pumpkin

“Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! We’re your paper fairy godmother(without the white hair). We’re your creativity problem-solvers. We design, color, measure, cut it all for you.” So get something FUN in the mail every month!

You have until October 10th to Test Drive Paper Pumpkin with a Buy One Month, Get the Second Month Free, the following months are all the regular price of $19.95 + tax (shipping is included in the $19.95 price).

So SIGN-UP HERE before it is too late!  Come join the FUN!

HERE  are the Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Boards to see what others have done with their Paper Pumpkin Kits.

~Subscribe HERE and Use Promo Code:  “BOGO”

~Pay $19.95 for the 1st month and get the second month FREE!  Continue paying $19.95 for each month after that for your Creative Surprise in YOUR Mailbox each month!
~All Paper Pumpkin Kits are seasonal and contain everything you need to make the projects except basic tools such as scissors and some adhesives.
~You first kit will come with a Clear Block you can use with your Paper Pumpkin stamps.
~Each Kit includes:  a 1″ ink pad which you can reink with Ink Refills, an Exclusive Stamp Set, Instructions, All consumable supplies, some adhesives – glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Most kits are for making cards and include envelopes.  Some kits are home decor items.  Some kits are just fun!  Summer of 2015 we got a Pinwheel Kit which was really fun to make.  Earlier this year we got a small wreath.  I just LOVE Paper Pumpkin!!  Most projects can be completed in less than 1 hour!!

The Fine Print:
~First time subscribers only.
~You cannot suspend or cancel during the first two months.  You must get at least 3 months in a row for the offer to be valid.  Otherwise you will be charged $19.95 for the second month.
~After the first two months, the subscription will continue at $19.95 + tax per month.  Shipping is included in the $19.95 price.
~Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
~Ends October 10th.

Have fun with YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit coming to your mailbox each month!

April Paper Pumpkin Wreath

Paper Pumpkin celebrated it’s THIRD Birthday in April!  Along with this cute Wreath all subscribers received an extra stamp set!!  This took me about 45 minutes to make.
April Paper Pumpkin Wreath

Would you like a surprise Craft Kit in the mail every month?  Order one for yourself and Skip to the Fun!  Most projects can be completed in 45 minutes or less….. unless you get really creative and then the fun can last longer.  Some have their DH watch the kids while they escape for 30 to 45 minutes for some much needed ME Time!

Would you like a Girl’s Night out every month?  You and your friends can each order Paper Pumpkin and get together to make your projects.  Potluck treats will add even more fun to the evening with minimal effort for every one!

This video is for demonstrators, but includes the basics of Paper Pumpkin.

What is included in the Kit?
~Your first Kit includes a Stamp Block to use with the Photopolymer stamps included in each Kit.
~There is a full color picture of the finished project(s).  There are also basic instructions included behind the full color picture.  You should also receive an email with a video showing you how to make the project.  (If I remember correctly.  This is something they are just starting.)
~All the card stock and embellishments are included to make the project of the month.  There may be die cuts to punch out.  Some die cuts are self-adhesive.
~There is always at least one 1″ ink pad called a Stampin’ Spot.  The colors do not repeat in a twelve month time period.
~You will need to provide some basic tools like a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, a Bone Folder, maybe a ruler, and scissors.  Lately, all the adhesives have also been included.

Can I order more than one Kit?
~You can order a FULL Kit which includes the stamps and ink pad and everything else you need just like the Kit you received in the mail.
~OR you can order a REFILL Kit which includes everything BUT the stamps and ink pad.

What types of projects are there?
~April was the wreath shown above.
~Most months have cards and envelopes.
~There have been mini scrapbooks, pinwheels, and a framed collage.  I guess I haven’t been writing down the list of all the projects.
~The projects are seasonal.  January was Valentine’s Day.  May will be Father’s Day.  There are a variety of stamps included to fit your card-giving and seasonal needs.
~I have really enjoyed most of the Kits.  I can only think of one that I didn’t enjoy, but I wasn’t feeling well when I got that kit.
~HERE are some of the past Kits available.

You have two options to get your OWN Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit in the mail every month:
~Pay for it as a Monthly Subscription.  You can skip a month or two if necessary or cancel any time without penalty.  You activate your subscription when you sign up.  No additional effort required.
~Purchase a Prepaid Subscription.  Check HERE for your options and the prices.  You can include your Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription on an order with other items to help you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.  You will receive an email with instructions on activating your subscription.  If you activate it by the 10th of the month, you will receive that month’s Kit.  If you activate it after the 10th, you will receive the next month’s Kit.  After your subscription runs out, you can either get a Monthly Subscription or another Prepaid Subscription.
NOTE:  Shipping is included in the price for both Monthly and Prepaid Subscriptions.  You will still pay tax if your state requires it.

If you subscribe from me you will get a case to hold your stamps and small ink pads.

Happy Paper Pumpkin!
Nendy Kerr