August 14, 2014


Paper Pumpkin. You've heard of it, right? Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription? It's a wonderful thing.

I have been subscribing for quite a few months now. It is such a thrill to have that cute bright red box arrive in your mailbox. And what's inside is always so very exciting, I can hardly wait to get creating.

Those months that I change up my project from the instructions included, I often have leftover product. Of course, you ALWAYS have the stamps and the ink spot left over. But, I mean SUPPLIES. STUFF to play with. GOODIES that make your kit even more valuable.

After I created what I wanted from this past kit, I was left with the cute "It's Your Day" banner. It was a bit too long to use on a traditionally-sized card. So . . . I snipped off the extraneous ends, and put it to work!

In addition to the banner, I added a few things from own stash. I used dotted DSP for both the piece the banner was adhered to as well as the three popped-up stars that really finished off the card. Adding some of the embossed arrows to the piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock strip at the bottom . . . Mwah! 

I love the cheerfulness and pizzazz of this card!

Share some of the ways you use leftovers from your Paper Pumpkin kits with us in the Comments section. We're anxious to hear your ideas!

For further inspiration, check out my Paper Pumpkin Pinterest board HERE. I am always adding new projects to the board, not just mine, but others that I discover here and there. 

Please let me know if you are interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, or go to My Paper Pumpkin, and don't forget to name me, Linda Kilsdonk, as your demonstrator. Until September 10, new subscribers can get 50% off their first two months! 


  1. This came out so cute, love the colors!

  2. I love your card. I wasn't much on a banner but a card really works! I'm too busy hoarding my kits to have any ideas. I'm hoping this next week helps with getting my energy back.

  3. What a fun card you have share on Oh My Heartsie Girls Weekend Party!!! Thank you!

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  5. This is such a cute card!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. Hi Linda, Hope your having a great week! I've been paper crafting myself this week.Love how cute your card turned out! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives party. Hope to see you Friday!

  7. love it so super special love how colorful it is happy birthday to the special one
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  8. Hi, Linda! I found you at Manic Monday and I was stopping by to say hi! Love your card, it is super bright and cheerful.


  9. This one is cute also. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above