Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin

A Sara Thing – Paper Pumpkin

This month was the 4th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin, and to celebrate Stampin’ Up! created a very special box.  I have to say, this is my all time favorite, Favorite, FAVORITE Paper Pumpkin ever!!!! The kit was designed by Sara Douglas, the Stampin’ Up! CEO and it included a special gift in every box.  And, guess what the gift was? … Watercolor Pencils!!!!  Oh, my gosh, what a treat!  I… Read More »

Egg-stra Special!

It’s been an exciting week!  First, I had my Stamp Club on Thursday night (which I always love.)  I have so much fun getting together with these nice ladies once a month to create.  Then, I went home to realize my computer monitor bit the dust.  It’s frustrating to realize how much I rely on my computer!  No way to upload and edit pictures, which means no blog updates.  Yikes!… Read More »

March Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Hopefully, you read my earlier post today showing the March Paper Pumpkin kit.  Now, I have two alternative ideas for projects you can make with the kit and a few extra supplies. I love to watercolor, and Basic Gray Archival ink (which is what we got in the kit this month) is made for watercoloring!  It doesn’t smear or blur when wet.  On my cards, I stamped the images on Shimmery… Read More »

March Paper Pumpkin!

The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is here!!!  And it’s full of bunnies, bunnies, BUNNIES!!!! This kit will set you up for Easter treats and cards!  It’s called Bunny Buddies and it’s full of Spring colors and adorable embellishments to make all your loved ones happy.  The contents of the kit are shown below, including 9 card bases (3 each in 3 designs), 9 vanilla envelopes, 9 fabric bunny treat bags,… Read More »

Inside the Lines – Watercolor Pencils

I thought and thought about whether to get the new Watercolor Pencils.  It’s true that I absolutely LOVE watercoloring, but I’m a big fan of Aqua Painters, so initially I wasn’t too keen on using Watercolor Pencils to basically achieve the same look.  BUT, I was wrong!!!  I started noticing some really beautiful cards on Pinterest that featured Watercolor Pencils, and I realized that the pencils actually resulted in quite… Read More »

February Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time! I got my red box in the mail earlier this week.  It’s always a surprise and so much fun to open!!!  This month, the kit is called Many Happy Birthdays and it includes a photopolymer stamp set, TWO Stampin’ Spots (Island Indigo and Flirty Flamingo), and supplies to make nine die-cut cards or party invitations. The supplies are shown below including 9 printed die-cut card bases (3 each… Read More »

January Paper Pumpkin!

I get so excited when my Paper Pumpkin box arrives in the mail each month.  The contents are always a surprise.  It’s so fun to open it up and see what’s inside; and this month, I wasn’t disappointed.  Love is in the air!!! This month’s kit is called Adoring Arrows, and it includes supplies to make 24 adorable treat bags!!!  The contents of the box includes 24 gold foil food-safe treat bags… Read More »

Alternative Paper Pumpkin

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed your holidays and are looking forward to a happy and prosperous 2017.  I had a super busy holiday.  This was the first time in years that I’ve been working full time during the holidays.  Plus, we had both kids home from college.  What a difference that makes!!!  Just the laundry … I got so use to doing just a couple loads once or twice… Read More »

November Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a wonderful day spent with loved ones:) It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  This month’s kit is called Wonderful Winterland and it came it a special edition blue holiday box.  It includes supplies to make 8 4-1/4″ x 3″ cards.  The kit includes two Stampin’ Spot ink pads in Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz, a 9 piece photopolymer stamp set, 8 Dapper Denim envelopes, 8 Whisper… Read More »

October Paper Pumpkin

My October Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived this week!  OHHH and it’s such a pretty one!!! This month’s kit is called Season of Gratitude, and it includes supplies to make eight Fall Themed cards.  What’s even better is that all the cards are shaker cards!!!  I love shaker cards! Here’s a picture of all the supplies from this month’s kit.  It includes 8 Crumb Cake card bases, 8 printed envelopes (so,… Read More »

September Paper Pumpkin!

It’s already October!!!!  Oh my gosh, where did September go? I got my September Paper Pumpkin kit a little over a week ago, but unfortunately I received it the night before I left to drive down to Southern California for a long weekend to visit my daughter at Loyola Marymont University.  She just started in August, and we were missing each other!!!  We had an amazing, fun filled weekend that included… Read More »

August Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  Yippee!!!  I’m always so excited to open my box and see what’s inside.  I had looked at a sneak peek of the stamp set for this month, and knew I loved it, so I was super excited to see what else was included in the kit. For those of you who don’t know, Paper Pumpkin is a subscription service that provides a fun little “craft in… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Preview

I have an unexpected treat for you!  Last Thursday on Stampin’ Up!’s Facebook page, it announced that it would show a sneak peek of part of the August Paper Pumpkin kit.  Stampin’ Up! asked customers to vote for which part it should reveal: the stamp set, the color scheme, the embellishments, or nothing (to keep it a surprise).  The response was incredible!  It got over 800 responses and the answer was clear: the stamp… Read More »

July Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  I got my sweet little red box in the mail this week.  It’s always a surprise to see what’s inside.  I never know what the contents will be, and that’s half the fun.  This month, the Paper Pumpkin kit is called What A Gem, and it included supplies to make small gift or treat boxes. Here’s a picture of the contents.  It included die cuts to make 4… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Gift Bag

When I started thinking of alternative ideas for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, the first thing that popped into my mind was a gift bag.  The banner that comes with the kit is so freaking cute that I wanted to integrate it into some sort of larger scale project.  And, what better than a birthday bag? I selected a large bag measuring 13″ x 10″.  To cover the front, I… Read More »

June Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  This month’s kit is really fun, just perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and new babies.  It’s called Banner Surprise and includes enough supplies to make six cards and decorative banners. Here’s a picture of the contents including 6 Tip Top Taupe striped card bases, 6 Mint Macaroon treat bag envelopes, a big bag of colorful confetti, 35 triangle cellophane bags, 2 sheets of gold foil stickers including… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

Classes: If you live the the Stockton, California area and would like to join my Stamp Club, I’d love to have new members!  We meet once a month, usually on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, to make four projects.  Our next meeting is on June 23rd!  I provide all the supplies and instruction.  It’s a great way to relax, enjoy good company, and be creative.  Participants pledge to purchase $25… Read More »

More Paper Pumpkin

Today, I have two more alternative Paper Pumpkin cards to share with you.  I have to admit that I had a lot of fun designing cards with this month’s kit called Many Manly Occasions.  I absolutely adore the laser cut card bases that came in the kit!  They are so beautiful, and it was so fun to think of different items to layer behind them. For my first project, I… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

Weekly News: Everyone’s excited about the new Annual Catalog!  There are so many great new products.  You’re just going to love it.  Contact me to receive your copy, and start ordering on June 1, 2016. Also, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack at my online store.  Items are up to 60% off while supplies last!   Many Manly Occasions – May Paper Pumpkin: This month’s Paper Pumpkin is… Read More »

May Paper Pumpkin!

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  I got my surprise red box in the mail last week, and I spent Sunday making six cards.  Over the course of the next week, I’ll share them all. First, let me show you the contents of the box.  This month, Paper Pumpkin subscribers received the Many Manly Occasions Kit, including supplies to make eight masculine themed cards including Father’s Day and birthdays.  The kit included… Read More »