March 5, 2013


It's a magical paper escape every month --
Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin!

Sweep away the mundane -- your magical creativity carriage awaits! 

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . . 
I come to your door each month to help you to escape from real life with some paper fun. 
I come in a really sweet red box, and you'll love what you find inside: 
all the stamps, ink, paper, accessories, and instructions 
you need to create magical paper projects, such as cards, journals, decor and much more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy. It's like a mini class delivered to your doorstep every month! With each project designed to be completed 
in 30 minutes or less, Stampin' Up! refers to it as a spa treatment for your creativity!

Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project -- all color-coordinated, measured, and cut -- for you to have magical fun putting together. Each kit includes everything you need to create the projects, except adhesive. 

Most of the items in your Paper Pumpkin are exclusive, never-before-seen products. At times, you will see a few tried-and-true products that you can buy individually in the catalog.

Paper Pumpkin kits will be shipped on or around the 15th of each month. You need to sign up 
for a kit by the 10th of any month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will arrive the next month. Each month you will receive an email from Stampin' Up! when your Paper Pumpkin has shipped, and your credit card will be charged at 
that time.

A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month, including shipping. There is no commitment. You can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at any time. You can also skip a month if you wish. Your membership will last until you cancel it.

The Welcome Kit is the Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership, no matter when you sign up. The kit includes a free gift -- an acrylic block (Block D). This block will be the one you will use for all the stamps that will be included in your monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. 

If you sign up for your Paper Pumpkin membership 
by March 10 (only a few days from now!), 
your Welcome Kit will arrive around the middle of March! 

If you're not sure you want to make a monthly commitment, but are curious to get a taste of what the Paper Pumpkin kits will look like, you can opt for a Try It Kit, a one-month trial without the commitment. If you like it, you can subscribe at any time! The Try It Kit (item 132600) is available for $16.95 plus shipping, and can be ordered any time through my online store.

To find out more, or to subscribe, go to Be sure to list me as your 

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I should mention the pumpkin that began this post. I created the leaves, stem, and curly-q's on my  own paper pumpkin from an Old Olive Designer Series Paper and the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (page 36 in the Spring Catalog) in my Big Shot, the stem using the retired tab punch, and I then wound a 1/4" strip of DSP around a pencil for the curly-q. The body of the pumpkin consists of five ovals using the new Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (page 4 in the Spring Catalog). The ovals were run through the Big Shot inside the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (page 189 of the big catalog), then sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink and Sahara Sand ink. Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive held it all together.



  1. I'm not sure about Paper Pumpkin yet but I sure love yours. I might have to try one myself.

    1. So far, Christina, the people I have had subscribe to Paper Pumpkin have been very happy. :>)

  2. I'm excited for Paper Pumpkin, too!
    I found you today thru the Linky Party at Someday Crafts, where I'm #131. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  3. love your pumpkin!
    Thanks for sharing what you love. I too enjoy stampin up products. You are very creative. I'm inspired.
    pleae go see our blog hop with prizes

    May God bless you and your family,
    Sherrill Graff

    1. Thanks, Sherrill! I LOVE Stampin' Up! and their products! :>)

  4. Time to shine! Share your favorite post of the week at Friday Flash Blog Hop with The Jenny Evolution! Visit

    1. Thanks, Jennifer, for the invite! I finally linked up on April 19! :>)

  5. Oh how cool! I'm excited that SU has decided to have a monthly kit. They should have done that ages ago! But to have that catalog to look absolutley the cat's meow!! I've still got my catalogs from years ago and when I need a great idea for a card I can always go back to them. I hope the monthly kit works out good for SU and people love them.
    So happy to have you as a sweet addition to my party!

    1. Doni, I hope you're enjoying your catalog! Let me know if I can help! :>)

  6. What a great idea! I wish I had time to do something like this. At least I can look at all of your beautiful work!

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can't wait to see what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at

    1. Cynthia, the objective of Paper Pumpkin is to give subscribers a mini creative getaway. The projects are all designed to take only 30 minutes or less to complete. You don't need to have much time at all to have fun like this! :>)

  7. These look like fun kits! Thank you for linking your post to the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party :-)

    1. Thanks, Linda. So far, my subscribers have been happy with their Paper Pumpkins. :>)

  8. Very cool! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you this Sunday at: