The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is probably my favorite kit in the past few years. I LOVED all 3 cards and thought that were super fun and easy to create!!! Like really loved each card!
Look at how amazing these cards are! You all know how much I love flowers already but this watercolor, wild flower look is just fabulous! Add in a few bumblebees and a fabulous greeting and I’m in love!
I don’t even know that I can pick my favorite so I’m just going to post each photo! One of my tips for this card is to make sure you test out your spacing with the greeting before adhering it down. On my first card, I just placed the greeting down and then realized my sunflower was off to the left rather far.
For this card, just note that you don’t have to add adhesive to the outside edge where there isn’t much room to add the adhesive. Simply add adhesive to that center rectangle and you will be golden! Thank goodness! Am I right?!? LOL
Can you see the little vellum honeycomb in these cards?! It is very subtle but adds some fun texture to the cards. I will say that it much easier to notice in person than in a photo! Don’t stress about the adhesive on these small pieces. Simply add some adhesive to the card, press the vellum in and add the layers over the top which will help secure it. Easy and fabulous for sure!!!
The July 2022 Paper Pumpkin didn’t grab my attention right away! Maybe it is because I live in the midwest but I don’t gravitate towards beachy stuff – boats, lighthouses, sea life, etc. I have seen amazing projects with these images but it’s just not me. But then I created this kit and really enjoyed it because it gave me a chance to play with these images/looks with a small investment. I also stamped outside the box and that was fun!
The color scheme for these cards is amazing! I LOVE Bermuda Bay and Pool Party so much! This card above was my favorite! The greeting is great to have on hand to reach out to someone anytime! I stamped the envelope a little too! Eeeee I love it!
I myself wouldn’t use purples and reds together because it just doesn’t feel right but look at this card. It totally works! The collage of items together is super fun. Also for the twine around the bottle neck, I simply cut a piece and folded it in half. Then I wrapped it around and through the loop. Next I secured it on the back with adhesive. No knot or bow at all. The rustic look is just perfect!
This card was my least favorite but then I left the twine bow off and I liked it better. I don’t know but it just wasn’t fitting for me! There is nothing wrong with changing up the kit and doing your own thing!
I really enjoyed making these cards and can’t wait to send them out. In fact, I think I only have 2 or 3 left to send out. It’s always good to stamp different from your normal style.
The May 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit featured all 5 of the new In Colors and I love it! The pop of color and then gold foil accents are just stunning!! Let me know which set is your favorite in the comments below!
It is so hard for me to pick a favorite because I really do love these cards. I’m going with Tahitian Tide as my first pick because I love the splatters in the background and the greeting is super fabulous!!! The monochromatic dots are my favorite here as well!
This card is perfect for #Happymail and will be great to send to my niece who is in college. Anyone getting a new job, moving, starting a sport, etc would love this uplifting card for sure! For some reason, on this card I actually like the multicolored dots better than monochromatic!
2022-2024 Stampin’ Up In Colors
This card is great because the greeting is very generic. I also love the color variations for some reason! Monochromatic all the way with this card. How crazy is it that I love monochromatic on some and others I prefer multi-colored?!?! Ehhh I’m crazy so I shouldn’t be surprised!
For this card, I love the bright green – Parakeet Party! It’s so bright and cheery. The greeting is kinda meh. I would prefer just a Happy Birthday or something. Although there are plenty of people I could send this card too so looks like I just need to branch out and embrace it. That is one thing I love about Paper Pumpkin…..it pushes me! It makes me try color combinations I wouldn’t have thought of. I used greetings, images, and techniques that maybe aren’t my favorite. This is a good thing and I need the push!
This is another greeting that I struggle with a lot. Best Wishes is a hard greeting for me to use. I mean sure I could use it for wedding, anniversary, new job, a move, etc but I also look at the greeting and think “IDK.” Do you use Best Wishes a lot?!?! What occasion?!?
Be sure to sign up for the June Paper Pumpkin before Friday so you can enjoy the fun of card making and ease of it all prepped for you! Also, it’s okay if it pushes you out of your comfort zone! It’s a good thing! 🙂
The April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit BLEW ME AWAY!!! I was totally thinking monarch butterflies and greens and oranges. That was so not what it was. The Z fold and peek-a-boo designs were super fun! The colors and inspirational stamps are uplifting and amazing!!!
I love the black polka dot background on this card because it makes the beautiful flowers POP so much more! Going from a seedling to a bud and then full blooms is so inspiring as well as that greeting!!! The back of the card has a spot to write your message!!!
I’m not even going to pick my favorites because they are all amazing and I would sit here forever changing my decision! This card I LOVE the peek-a-boo look with the stars and moon. The day to night look of the card with the greeting Everyday is a new day is so uplifting. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom to 2 young children but I just find these cards so perfect! Each day IS a new day to do our best and rock it!!! Heck, that means these cards would make great Mother’s Day Cards too!!! The one thing that I don’t like about this card is that there really isn’t a spot to write your message. I plan on adding a Basic White piece to the back because I don’t want to write on the inside and have it show through!
Mother’s Day Card Option:
Now this card for sure is all the feels as a Mom! Our little ones go from a little catepillar and soon they are blossoming into beautiful butterflies and off they go! Cue the tears! This card would work for a graduation card as well! So many options! This card does have a back panel to write on so that is awesome! I love these designs!
Have you started your Mother’s Day and Graduation cards yet?!? I have some done but need to finish!
If you want to see me create the April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, check out this video! Don’t miss out on the May Paper Pumpkin which includes the NEW Stampin’ Up! In Colors! Also, there will be a GOLDEN TICKET in random kits that is worth $25. WOOT WOOT! I can’t wait to get mine and I’m sure I’ll scream super loud if I get a golden ticket! Eeeeeeee
The March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit was AMAZING!!! It was called Beyond the Horizon and I loved the color cominbation, the layers and the perfect greetings!!!
I am normally not a layers girl but this one is my favorite. Maybe it is because all of the pieces are die cut for me already, lol! That is one of the fabulous perks of a kit! This card is just what I need in my collection for #happymail.
Just a few tips when you go to put this March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit together. I am not a huge fan of the Mini Glue Dots that come in the kit and prefer to use a tape runner style of glue. They just seem to tedious! What I did for all the layers on these cards was add a strip of adhesive in the spots that I knew would be covered up. Then I pressed the die cut images over the top and then added the banner greetings over the top of that. This secures the die cut without having to add a million little glue dots all over. It also gives the die cut image a little flappy 3D look.
This card is my second favorite. For some reason, I feel like that yellow die cut looks like a dream catcher. Anyone else getting that vibe?!?
This greeting is my favorite! It feels so powerful and heartwarming and I love it! Who wouldn’t love to get a card like this in the mail?!?!
If you love craft kits or know someone who would love to make some cards, Paper Pumpkin is the answer! These all inclusive kits come right to your door and all you need is scissors! Perfect for kids and adults! Sign up for the April Kit before the 10th and join in the fun! Click here!
The February 2022 Paper Pumpkin isn’t really my style but it’s good to have cards like this on hand. After all I do have lots of nieces and nephews and my own kids that would love a card as cute as these!
While monkeys are my favorite, I think this elephant one is actually my favorite out of this set of cards! There is something about the roller skates and cuteness that I love! This card could be used as a birthday card but also as a fun happy mail card. I could send it after grades come in or for a sports tournament or just because! Kids love getting happy mail and words of encouragement as well!
This card shows off the vellum and the little rock stones really well. They are subtle but also add a fun layer and texture to the project! This is another card that is fun to send as general happy mail to brighten someone’s day! Honestly it works for all ages, I think! What about you?! Let me know in the comments below!
I keep thinking this one is a giraffe but it’s not! Still super fun and I love cupcakes so I’m on board! Also, I have to mention that the envelopes for each of these cards are SUPER CUTE and fun! Just over all these 9 cards are fun and different to add to my card collection and I can’t wait to send them out and spread some happiness!
The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is called Beyond the Horizon and coordinates with the On The Horizon Suite!!! There is also 2 stamp sets in the kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday! Woot Woot! Today is the last day to get signed up so hurry up and do it now! Click here to get the March Kit!
I am ON IT this month! I already have my January 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit complete! It was super fun and quick I thought! I also loved that it was all about hearts and love but not specifically Valentine’s Day! I liked it much more than I thought I would and I love Valentine’s Day!
I LOVE these cards soooo much more than I thought! They were super fun to make and quickly came together! I can’t wait to send them out! There is also an Add On Kit which has treat boxes in it and coordinates with this kit! I can’t wait for those to arrive so I can make Valentine’s’ Day Treats!
I love the pink set the best because well….PINK! These cards are 3 hearts all together and it’s super cute! There is gold foil for an extra bling factor. The back side is white and empty so you can always write your message there! The pearl sequins really pop and look stunning too! I found that I loved the arrow at an angle more than straight across like the instructions!
The vanilla cards used the greeting “love you more” and at first I thought I didn’t care for that. In the end, I did all 5 cards with it because I loved the look and after all tis the season to spread the love so why not! I also stamped the envelopes with the giant XOXO which is super cute and would be fun on any greeting card envelope! I really just loved this kit so much!
If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the fun of creativity, click here! It’s the perfect card kit to do during these winter months or while watching the Winter Olympics!!!! I’m super excited about those as you can tell in my video creating these projects here!!!!
I have completed the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit and it is SUPER CUTE! I love the pun greetings and the cute foods! I think these cards are perfect for silly #happymail for the next month or so!
There are 3 each of these 3 designs and the coordinating envelopes are adorable too!!! There are so many different greetings to use for each of these as well as inside greetings! I love it!
I think the cherries are my favorite! I love the smiley faces but I thought the sad faces worked well with the greeting – That’s the pits! For this card, I did forget to add the rectangle vellum layer behind the greeting but I think it still looks fabulous! There were 3 extra cherry sprigs so I added those to the inside corner of the cards!
This is my 2nd favorite card. I figured since I used the greeting with “bunch” I needed to put more than one banana on the front. This used up all of them so I didn’t decorate the inside of the cards with bananas! I guess I could always stamp them and color them in! I did remember the vellum circle on this card though! It’s really subtle in the photos! Do you like to use vellum for a subtle look or meh!?!? Let me know in the comments below!
I found these greetings to be super cute but also something I might not use as often. The faces are hilarious though! Also a little tip for you….add adhesive along the thought bubble as close to the edge as possible. Then set it on top of the scallop edge to adhere to the card. Trying to adhere that little scallop die cut alone is super hard but adding it to a bigger piece helps.
Which card from the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit did you like the best?!?! Don’t forget that there is still time to sign up for the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Hugs & Kisses! It is all regular sized cards but a box add-on kit if you need treats! Click here to sign up!
I know I am way behind on posting this but I did remember to take photos before they left the house to those we love! The November 2021 Paper Pumpkin came in handy for Claire’s teachers and our neighbors!
I was able to roll a pair of fluffy cozy socks (REALLY TIGHT) and shove it into the little box and then I placed it into a large cellophane bag and dropped some chocolates in. I had to put them in a bag or Claire would have eaten all of the chocolate before they got to her teachers! Super cute and the tags and twine came in handy for added cuteness!
The rest of the boxes were stuffed with bags of Ritz Toffee and we took them to the neighbors! This stuff is AMAZING and so quick to make…..and so easy to inhale! 😉 I just love how it packaged up so cute to gift to everyone!
The November 2021 Paper Pumpkin saves the day again and I love it! My December Kit has arrived and I’m working on it now! It’s super cute with the puns! Now is the time to sign up for the January Kit which is themed Hugs & Kisses! The kit is all cards but there is an option to purchase a Treat Box Add-On perfect for Valentine’s Day!!! Paper Pumpkin for the win again and I love that it comes a month early to help me be prepared! Woot Woot! Click here to get signed up!
I realized I never posted the September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit! While I am late I still wanted to share it so that I could look back on this kit! It was super cute and fun and made the perfect treat boxes for Fall!
The little boxes weren’t really that hard to put together especially since they are scored and have exact adhesive strips provided! TIP: Be careful “curling” or working the top little pieces that curve in. I used my bone folder to get the paper to curl in and I accidently ripped off a few of the little notches….ops! I wish I had good advice for notching each of the things at the top but I feel like I don’t even know! Some of them seemed to just connect so easy and others I struggled with like I lost my groove! LOL
Claire actually helped me on these a little bit and then of course she “helped” make it more chaotic too! We did faces on some and added leaves to others. I did have TONS of faces and leaves left over. I also ended up not using the tags or the curly cues because I didn’t want to overcomplicate things and I felt they didn’t stay on well. Oh well, another project will enjoy them more!
The wheelbarrow box was super fun! I thought you have got to be kidding me when I heard it. So for that reason alone, I thought I have got to try this! My cutting skills are not the neatest and perfect but it actually came together pretty easy and looks okay! This won’t be a decoration piece I’ll keep for years to come though.
Some of the treats have just candy and others have a mini Playdoh in there as well as candy! They were perfect to gift to neighbors, friends and stamp class attendees!
You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin and join in the magic of the surprise and fun! These kits are perfect for beginners but also the avid crafter. So fun and perfectly sets you up for the upcoming holidays! Click here to get the November Paper Pumpkin!