Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin

Favorite Sympathy Card

In the past month, I’ve had to make a few sympathy cards for some good friends.  While it’s a sad occasion, I think making handmade cards and writing heartfelt notes inside really help friends know how much you care and wish you could help ease their pain. One of my favorite Sympathy cards was one I made using past Paper Pumpkin stamps from August and September 2017.  You can see the original… Read More »

October Paper Pumpkin

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called “Pining for Plaid.”  It’s the first in a series of two coordinated, back-to-back kits created for the holidays, and boy is it cute! If you’ve never heard of Paper Pumpkin, click here to learn about this great subscription service.  It’s only $20 a month.  Click here to subscribe before November 10th and receive the next monthly kit. The October Paper Pumpkin kit includes… Read More »

September Paper Pumpkin

The September Paper Pumpkin kit is called Layered Leaves, and it includes loads of Fall-themed supplies (way more than you need) to make 8 pillow boxes and 8 note cards.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but both the pillow boxes and card bases are embossed with beautiful, subtle swirls, and the envelopes and die-cut leaves are printed with gorgeous watercolor prints.  This is by far one of my… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! October Promotions

Stampin’ Up! has a bunch of great promotions coming up in the month of October, so get ready to save time and money and to craft to your heart’s content! World Card Making Day Stampin’ Up! didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but it sure is thrilled that it’s a thing!  It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards!  It celebrates the creativity and… Read More »

August Paper Pumpkin

The August Paper Pumpkin kit is called Giftable Greetings and it’s beautiful!  It’s tropical themed, with bright colors and lovely flower and leaf die cuts.  I love it!  What’s even better is that it includes a darling decorative box you can use to wrap up all your lovely creations and make a thought felt gift. The contents of the kit are pictured below.  You get all these supplies for only $20 plus tax… Read More »

Fall Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Stampin’ Up! is offering a half off promotion to new Paper Pumpkin subscribers!   Join before September 10, 2017 at 9:50 (PDT) and use the promotion code HALFOFF0917 to qualify. The promotion only applies to new subscribers and for the first month.   If you continue your membership, you will be charged the full price for subsequent monthly kits.  You may cancel your subscription at any time, or you may skip a month,… Read More »

July Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  July’s kit is called Positively Picturesque.  This kit is so much fun for so many reasons.  It features several 2017-2019 In-Colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Powder Pink), it has cute pre-watercolored card bases, and it has darling wood elements and words!!! Here’s a picture of all the contents, except the stamps and ink spots (shown below.) The kit also includes two Stampin’ Spot ink… Read More »

Bonus Days Are Back!

  Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5  Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.  That’s 10% off!!! EARNING (JULY 1-31)  IMPORTANT DETAILS! Keep Your Codes!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place.  Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale

Paper Pumpkin is having a one day Flash Sale for new customers!  Sign up using the promo code ONEDAY0717 between June 29 at 11:59 PM to June 30 at 11.59PM and get your first kit for only $5 (that’s 75%  off!)  Keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 per month (shipping included). Visit the Paper Pumpkin tab on my blog to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and all the perks you’ll get… Read More »

June Paper Pumpkin

The June Paper Pumpkin is here!!!  Whoo hoo! This month’s kit is so cute and summery!  I love everything about it, especially the bright colors and cute watermelon stamps.  Paper Pumpkin is a surprise every month, so obviously there are going to be some you love more than others.  Well, this is definitely one of my favorites.  I don’t have anything like this in my stamp inventory, so it’s perfect… Read More »

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

The new Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog is live!!! You can click on the photo below to go to my online store and shop.  Also, if you don’t have your copy yet, feel free to contact me.  (I will reimburse you for the cost on your first order over $50.)  You can also download a PDF version of the catalog from my blog.  (I love to put a copy on my phone… Read More »

May Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  The May kit is called Sprinkled With Love and it includes supplies to make nine cute little “donut” themed cards.  How cute is that? Several of the cards are in the shape of donuts, including frosting embellishments! Here’s a picture of the contents of this month’s kit.  (You get all of this for the monthly subscription price of $20 plus tax, and that incudes shipping.)  The kit… Read More »

Envelope Card

Happy Mother’s Day!!!  Hope all the mothers out there are enjoying a great day with their families and feeling lots of love! For my project today, I tried something different.  I’m not really sure if I love it, but it’s different, so I decided to post it.  I made a card out of an envelope created with the Envelope Punch Board and Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  It’s got a… Read More »

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 »