Just a Little Thanks – January 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I used the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit this past week to deliver Kit Kats to customers, neighbors and a few strangers. In fact there’s a funny little story about some of the recipients I wanted to share before showing you the cute “just a little thanks” card I made using the exclusive stamps from this month’s kit.

Above you can see how the kit was intended to be used with the cute little arrows on top.  I created about half of them exactly as you see for my club members.  But then when I wanted to slip in a business card and it was a bit too tall, I folded in the top to make them more like little bags.  Still cute!With just a little change I could add my business card to the boxes

So I put about 10 of the little treats in a little basket when I left the house yesterday morning with the intention of giving them out to random strangers and then I promptly left them at the Bojangles where I had breakfast.  After lunch with a team member, when I realized I left them, I went back to get them.  I asked the young gal at the counter about my basket full of treats and her face got almost ashen.  She directed me to the counter where they had placed my basket….completely empty!  And then with sheepish looks all the different employees started bringing back the treats to set back in the basket.  I smiled and wished them all a Happy Valentine’s Day and left with my empty basket. I then realized the decision of who received my little treats had been completely taken out of my hands. 🙂

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits have exclusive stamps that you can use over and over all year long. Sale on a 3 month prepaid subscription.

Here’s an alternative project that can be used all year long.

  • Paper Pumpkin comes with exclusive stamps that can be used in future projects like this quick and easy thank you card.
  • I added a Watermelon Wonder card base and a Flirty Flamingo  4 x 5-1/4 layer.
  • I used the banner from the kit on a 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 Whisper White Layer
  • The stamping was done on a 2 x 2 piece of wisher white.

Paper Pumpkin Kits are fun for all types of crafters.  

  • The projects range from cards, to home decor to cute treats containers and more.
  • They are great for beginners and yet seasoned crafters love them.
  • I love that I can grab the box and take it with me so I can craft on the go.  Everything you need is right in the box along with easy to follow directions.
  • Need something new for family fun nights…give these fun kits a try.
  • They make great gifts family members and friends

And the best part – The 3 Month Subscription is on SALE until the end of March.  Plus you can choose a FREE Sale-a-bration Product!

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Hope your Valentine’s Day is love filled with lots of chocolate candy!

Stamp Out Breast Cancer With Paper Pumpkin!

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin’ Up! is going PINK!
That is…our Paper Pumpkin Boxes are going PINK!

And since we know that are subscribers want to share the love too…Stampin’ Up! will be making a donation on behalf of our subscribers to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

Stampin’ Up! Will Donate:
  • $1 for Every active Paper Pumpkin Subscriber – so if you are already a subscriber know that you are helping the cause!
  • An additional $1 for every NEW Subscriber – So by signing up for the very first time $2 will be donated in your behalf!
Together We Will Make a Difference!!!
Here’s How you can help…
  • SUBSCRIBE!  If you are new to Paper Pumpkin , click here to get started.  Your first kit of creative fun will arrive in a limited edition Pink box that you will want to hang on to forever!  And $2 will be donated because you are new!  Woo Hoo!
  • STAY ACTIVE!  $1 will be donated for all active subscribers that receive their October box!
  • SPREAD THE WORD!  How can you help even further…by telling all your friends!  They will receive an awesome craft kit (everything included to assemble) and be donating $2 to fight Breast Cancer!!!  LET’S RASIE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!!
Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just as awesome as always, but I should probably let you know that it’s not a pink project. That’s all they’re saying. 🙂

I Walked 60 Miles to help fight breast cancer with my dearest friend MarySue
I trained for MONTHS!!
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And $2 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

 If you love your first kit (and I know that you will) your subscription will automatically continue.

But…it can be cancelled at any time…remember that all changes must be made by the 10th of the month!

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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.  For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

March Paper Pumpkin, Video, and Alternative Projects

Are you like me…can’t wait for Paper Pumpkin to arrive each month?  I actually get a bit jealous when I hear others have gotten theirs and my mail box is empty.  This month some team members and customers received theirs 2 days before mine arrived!  I was green with envy! 🙂  And just in case this is the first time you’re hearing about Paper Pumpkin and wondering what it is…it’s a surprise paper crafting kit that comes in the mail once a month.  A box of fun!

This month the kit contains everything you need to make nine cute black and white word bubble cards.  And I was excited to see I was going to get to do some needlework  Haven’t done that in a long time!  This first example is what you get when you follow the directions in the kit. The exclusive stamps include different sentiments so the cards can be made for different occasions.

I heard someone whisper at our team meeting that the kit was cute but what if you don’t like to sew?  Then take out a Pool Party Marker and try some faux stitching.  I found that it looked much better if you backed it with a piece of Pool Party card stock.  Add a little twine, card stock circle, and tiny flower and you have a whole new look!

I know…this looks a lot like the first card but wait.  I removed about an 1-1/2″ of the front side of the card and turned it into a… 

match box Ghirardelli treat holder.  Or how about a gift card holder…or just add both…if you really like the person. 🙂

That strip I cut off kept saying don’t waste me!  So I cut it down to a 1″ wide strip and added the Real Red mat and a flower punched from the Pansy Punch.

And lastly how about this cute little treat holder…perfect for my favorite..Hershey Kisses!

I cut two 3-1/2″ pieces from the front and back of the card, punched an oval in each one to form a handle and attached to the front and back of a small 1-1/2  x  3-1/2  x  1″ Basic Black box.

Follow the directions or not…it doesn’t really matter.  Just have fun!

Please pin these alternative Paper Pumpkin projects to your Pinterest Boards and leave me a comment. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,


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Paper Pumpkin – June 2014 Alternative Projects

Today I wanted to share a couple of Alternative Paper Pumpkin ideas for the June 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit just in case you didn’t know how you would use all 24 pinwheels.  If you’ve stopped by and you’re wondering…What is Paper Pumpkin…Click Here to learn about this fun monthly subscription.

My first share is this gorgeous wreath created by one of my team members Gigi Gubernath.  At our team meeting Sunday I suggested that the pinwheels would look great on a wreath and she didn’t let any grass grow under her feet!

These are the directions she gave me:

  • Wrap a 16″ styrofoam wreath with Stampin Up! Burlap Ribbon.
  • It looks like there are about 13 or 14 pinwheels.
  • 3″ x 12″  pieces of Designer Series Paper were used to make the fireworks at the bottom of the wreath in place of a bow.  Place sticky strip on one long edge.  Cut the other edge with Stampin’ Up! Fringe Scissors and roll up along the tape side.
  • I thought this next idea was really clever.  She took the straws in the kit and flattened them with the Big Shot.  Then she curled them around a pencil.
  • Last she stamped some of the banners leaving them long and attached them with the glue dots in the kit.

I plan to make one and store it for the next patriotic holiday.  Unless I can talk Gigi into making me one. 🙂

For those of you that have leftovers and want to use some of the pieces of the kit to create non patriotic projects how about this card I created.  It would be perfect for different kinds of celebrations – birthdays, graduation, first job, a promotion.

In the treat bag below I created another banner and decorated with layered circles.  I used the 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″ Circle Punches and the 1-1/4″ Scalloped Circle Punch.


For the two treat bags I used the same banner but decorated it with layered circles in Night of Navy and Melon Mambo.  On the first bag I attached it directly to the bag and on the second I greater a card stock topper (4″ x 4-1/4″).  There is enough room on the tag topper to write the name of your party guests.  I wish I had some pink jelly beans!

To cut the pinwheels to form banner pieces I first cut each one into 4 triangles.  I cut straight across hence no tips on the triangle.

Then I placed the long part of the triangle on the 1″ line of the Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and cut.

Now you want to cut one of the tips off.  Remember that the pinwheels are pre-punched and you want to cut that end off.

Hope you enjoyed these alternative projects.

Happy Stamping!

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