Paper Pumpkin

Today I want to talk about Paper Pumpkin.  I’ve talked about it before on my blog but there have been many changes to the Paper Pumpkin program in recent months.  I will be very honest with you, I have joined and rejoined PP several times. I wasn’t overjoyed by the kits and decided that it just wasn’t for me.  If I was going to recommend it to you, I wanted to try it and see what I thought.

I have signed up again.  Why?  When I went to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in July, demonstrators were able to look at some upcoming kits.  I absolutely loved what I saw.  I couldn’t take pictures because we went through a room that was curtained off and picture taking was not allowed.  I immediately signed up again as soon as I returned home from Convention.

When my kit arrived last month, I was very impressed with how much was in it, much more than in the kits I had previously ordered.  You can make the projects as they are intended or change them up.  Stampin’ Up! even has a video each month (see below) that shows you how to make the projects as well as everything included in the kit. At the end of my post, you can see a card I made with the kit, but I made some changes.

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There’s a special going on right now, but it expires this Wednesday!  If you join before this date, your first two months will be 50% off!! After that, you can continue or you can cancel your subscription.  Why might you want to subscribe?

  • Each month you can create the Paper Pumpkin surprise with everything you need.
  • You will receive a Stampin’ Spot (small ink pad).  It gives you a chance to try some new colors and see if you like them
  •  You’ll add new and exclusive stamps to your crafting supplies
  • CUTE projects!!!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.  You can visit the Paper Pumpkin site and look around by clicking here.  If you decide to join, please choose me as your demonstrator.  Be sure to check out the video below and see one of the cards I created!

Paper Pumpkin Promotion


Here’s the card I made with the kit.  I took a piece of Whisper White (see picture below the card) and sponged it with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. These colors remind me of a popsicle I used to eat when I was a kid.  Back then they were called Missiles.  Delicious on a hot day!   Back to the card . . . .  then I glued that piece to my Daffodil Delight card base, put Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Hello base and attached it!  Just another look using some of the elements of the kit.  My little polka dots were made using a stamp in the kit.

Hello with dots


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you have questions, please ask!

Kind Koala



I wanted a card to send to a friend to let her know that I’m thinking of her and this is the card I made.  She’s gone through some difficulties these  past few weeks so I hope this little guy brings a smile to her face.

Is there someone that you know who could use a handmade card to brighten their day?

My Swaps

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Today I have two more swaps that I made for Convention.  I really like how two of our NEW In Colors, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon, look together.  So pretty!  I used the Moonlight DSP Stack to create my flowers.  Any idea how I made them?  I used the Heart punch!  I punched 8 hearts, folded them in half and then attached them to a 1 3/4″ circle. Pretty easy to make.  Because there are so many different designs in the Moonlight DSP Stack, there are many possible combinations that you can create!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Peaceful Petals

Sponged Oval

Have you checked out the retired lists yet? Items are already selling out so get what you would like before it is too late!  The lists are updated each night so when looking at the lists, be sure to check out the far right column to see what is no longer available.

Click here to download the Retired Stamp List

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My card today uses the stamp set Peaceful Petals from the Occasions catalog.  Using my Oval Framelits I made a template and then sponged inside the oval using Rose Red.  I stamped the flowers with Staz-On and colored in the centers with a blender pen and a Daffodil Delight stamp pad. My sentiment is from Wetlands. It is a very quick and easy card to make!

To place an order, visit my Stampin’ Up! website by clicking here!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Peaceful Petals

Peaceful Petals
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Rich Razzleberry Tulips


Today I have a card using an Easter stamp set but as you can see, I didn’t include the sentiment. The stamp can be used for any occasion!  Before inking up my stamp with Staz-On, I covered the sentiment with tape (any kind of repositionable tape, such as painters tape), then took it off before stamping onto my Whisper White cardstock.  I colored the tulips with my Aqua Painter and Rich Razzleberry stamp pad.  I used Gumball Green for the leaves.  Gumball Green is the green that I ALWAYS turn to and I’ll be so sad to see it go in June.  Hopefully something just as beautiful will take its place!  I had planned to use some Rich Razzleberry cardstock on my card but realized that I was completely out so went with just using Gumball Green.  My sentiment is again from the set, Wetlands.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wood #126695   Clear #126697

Wood #126695
Clear #126697

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Blessed Easter