Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin

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 »

Weekly News

Newsletter: This week, I emailed out a huge PDF tutorial, including 13 alternative projects, to my Paper Pumpkin customers!  I love sharing these ideas each month.  This tutorial uses the supplies provided in the April Paper Pumpkin kit, along with a few extras.  I’ll be sending out another tutorial focusing on the bonus stamp set included in the April kit around May 8th! I offer these monthly tutorials for free… Read More »

New Catty CASE

I have a super fun card to share today.  I CASEd a card from the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! What’s a CASE?  It means Copy And Share Everything.  As I was perusing through all the amazing examples in the new catalog, including ones made with both old and new stamp sets, I came across this inspiring card.  I simply had to try it!  I changed things up a… Read More »

April Paper Pumpkin

It’s April Paper Pumpkin time!!!  This is an especially awesome kit, because it included an extra, bonus stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to celebrate the third birthday of Paper Pumpkin!  How great is that?  Thank you Stampin’ Up! First, let me show you the April kit.  Here’s the photopolymer stamp set: And here’s a photo of the rest of the kit.  I didn’t photograph multiple cutouts of the same pieces,… Read More »

Weekly News

Each Tuesday, I write a newsletter to let you know about the latest deals at Stampin’ Up and upcoming events. Paper Pumpkin: The April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be a special one!  Subscribers will not only receive the monthly kit, including a new photopolymer stamp set, but they’ll also receive an extra Free stamp set called All About Everything!  This is a one time event to celebrate… Read More »

April Desktop Calendars

Before I start today, I want to say thank you to all my email subscribers for hanging in there.  Unbeknownst to me, my email update service stopped working sometime in March.  If it wasn’t for a dear friend telling me that she was no longer receiving Swimming In Stamps emails, I never would have known.  So I had to scramble over the weekend to find a new service and get… Read More »

March Desktop Calendars

This post has been updated, as it originally had some errors: I’m back for a new installment of 2017 Desktop Calendars. While I’ve been trying to create one of these a month, I fell slightly behind in March, but I’ll try to make up for it by posting the April 2017 calendar design soon:) If you’d like to follow along with me, I’ll be creating one of these calendars a… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Easter

Recently, Stampin’ Up! featured an adorable Easter card on it’s Home Page created by one of the Artisan Design Team members, Cindy Schuster, where she created “eggs” using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Cindy came up with the idea of trimming off the bottom of the balloon punch to change it into an egg shape.  What a totally brilliant idea!!!  I decided that I wanted to try making an Easter card… Read More »