The September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – With Love & Gratitude was stunning! I loved the color combination and the amazing greetings!
How cute is this little card?!? The sentiment is super fabulous for a just because card. I do wish the size of the card was mailable but not all cute cards are! Just means I need to hand deliver some kindness. A friend, neighbor, teacher, mailman, etc. would be the perfect recipient for a card like this!
Treat Bags…..not my favorite thing as I never know what to do with them. BUT not this time. I have been wanting to give a little card or treat to the car line workers at the kid’s school and the teachers and helpers. They are very kind and cheery and I’m so thankful for everything they do. I thought a little note of thanks would be perfect! These are just that! I was going to get some candy but honestly I think I’m going to wait for Halloween and use some of the kid’s candy because we all know they get way to much! Perfect!
What are you doing with your With Love & Gratitude Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!
The August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Meaningful Flowers and I loved it! The flowers were a lotus and a forget me not. You all know how much I love flowers so this kit didn’t disappoint.
The beautiful shades of blue and yellow are stunning. It makes me think of a sunrise and I love it. The instructions didn’t say to use the clear little dots but there were plenty leftover so I added them to the 5 flowers up front.
The card front is only a half sheet so you get that peek-a-boo effect on the top half. This does make it more difficult to write a message on the inside but you can use the inside of the card front which is white. The back of the card is not an option really because there is a beautiful flower description. Although you could always use the upper portion of the back of the card!
How amazing is this message on the back?!?! I love it! It’s beautiful and it’s different.
Lotus Flower – Paper Pumpkin Kit!
The second card in the kit is this stunning lotus flower. This card was super easy to put together. All you need to do is create a pocket with the vellum lily pads, stamp the greeting and add the clear dots! You can see the clear dots much easier in this card photo than the card above. The greeting “You are capable of amazing things” is so powerful and uplifting. I love it!
I’m not sure if the recipient would do this, but you could always take the little flower and greeting out and put it in your car or on your mirror. It’s the perfect little message to brighten your day!
The inside of this card is all white and perfect room for writing a message. The back of the card does have the beautiful flower description as well!
Which card is your favorite from this Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit?? I think I’m going with the forget me not card! Leave me a comment below!
The July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Fun in the Sun was just that!!! This kit included 3 each of 3 designs that were bright and fun beachy theme! They were the perfect summer card to create right now!
I honestly don’t know which one is my favorite because they all were super cool. The greetings were cheery and fun for these cards but also great to use again and again all year long!
All of these cards used the stair step technique which is really fun for creating a scene with you card. You can really add depth by adding a new layer on each of the steps. Just be sure when you place your adhesive on the image that it stays low enough to only hit the stair step and doesn’t adhere your card together.
This one might be my favorite only because I love Adirondack Chairs. Also, the greeting is amazing and I feel it to my core! Which one is your favorite from this Fun in the Sun Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!
I realized I never shared the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Exploring In Color! There have been many times I come back to my blog to look at a past kit so I thought I would still share this one even though it’s long overdue!
This kit was very masculine and full of nature scenes. Honestly, the cards were so beautiful as is, I didn’t want to cover the scene! A simple greeting and some Linen Thread was perfect to create a quick and simple card. Many of the colors used in these cards are the NEW 2023-2025 In Colors – Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, and Copper Clay!
This kit came at the perfect time because I created many of them with a Father’s Day greeting! I like to send out Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards to lots of men and women in my life so this kit was perfect for adding to my stash to send out!
I am not sure that I have a favorite from this kit. All of them were about equal! Which one is your favorite?!?! Did you use them for Father’s Day Cards or just masculine cards?! Let me know in the comments below!
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I just realized I never shared the June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Here are the beautiful cards that I created! Claire and I did this kit together and she used 1 of the card bases and then various pieces. This made my 3rd set of cards a little different from the instructions!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit because I’m in love with that blue and white pattern. There is an antique dishes set that is blue and white and I love that too. Actually any blue glass makes me happy!!! I’m also excited that it’s not just this Kit, but I can continue creating with this beautiful pattern because of the coordinating Countryside Inn Designer Paper in the Annual Catalog!
I love the card above the most. At first I was hesitant with the greeting and thinking of when I would ever use this card. Then I realized, I should make these cards and make myself use them. I could give one to my parents after a visit or my sister when Claire and I go visit next week. Another one can go to the neighbor for having us over for a 4th of July party! See….make cards that are out of the box to make yourself use them!
This one is my second favorite! I love how that border is popped up and really gives dimension to the card. The color combination is also super fabulous! It’s the perfect card to have on hand for random #happymail to be sent out!!!
The card above was created with the random leftover pieces I had. Since Claire used some vases and flowers and such for her card, I only had a few items left. I think it turned out fabulous and I really enjoyed stamping along with her to create these June 2023 Paper Pumpkin cards. She was even singing, “You can do anything, anything that you want.” It was super cute and also so true. You can copy a card that you see exactly or you can modify it. You can do anything that you like!!! Great advice from a 5 year old!
The March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was so fresh and fun! I love the pops of gold foil, the simple plants and uplifting greetings!!! This kit also came with 2 stamp sets which was extra fun! Paper Pumpkin is 10 years old! Woot Woot!
I think this one is my favorite mostly because of the greeting! This would make a great Mother’s Day Card but also any time. I feel like I could give this to a fellow Mom friend to brighten her day. It could be a birthday card for any of the women in my life. There are lots of ways to use this card!
This card is my second favorite because I love polka dots! TIP: When I added the flower pot, I actually put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional at the bottom of the pot so it would stay level with the popped up label. Then I added the glue dots at the top of the pot to adhere to the popped up label!
Okay, I have to say, this is not my least favorite card. I love this one too but it just happens to be the final card in the kit. I love the whole bookshelf concept and all the pinks and purples with that hint of gold foil.
Which card is your favorite from the March 2023 Paper Pumpkin?!? Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the April Kit before the 10th! Click here to get started!
I can’t believe it’s the last day of February already! How have 2 months of the year already gone by?!? But I am excited about Spring. I have already started cleaning and putting a few scarves and hats away. It’s crazy, I know! After doing the February 2023 Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit, I’m even more pumped for Spring!
The pastel colors, rainbows, flowers, and adorable animals make perfect cards to send just because. These cards also have a fun peek-a-boo look through to the inside of the card that makes it super fun and display-worthy for sure! It does also make it tricky to write inside the card. If you have a simple greeting like “thinking of you! Love, Laura” then you could sneak it along the edge. Otherwise you can always write on the back of the card or slip in a little piece of paper with your note!
This card is my favorite because I love rainbows! A few tips for this card is to either leave the card base flat or slide in a piece of scrap paper when stamping the sun so that you don’t get a partial image on your rainbow. Another tip is to be careful when adding the clouds that you don’t add adhesive to entire back of the cloud because then you will seal your card shut. Just add adhesive to the edge where it overlaps the card base or another cloud.
This card is just so adorable with the bunny and flowers in the field! When attaching the kit, add a Mini Glue Dot to the front of the end of the string and the back of the tip of the kite. Then attach it to the card front. As for the placement for stamping the sun…..I just went for it. Be sure not to stamp it real close to the corner of the inside of the card. I guess technically you could close the card and stamp the entire sun in the corner and showing. It’s all personal preference!
This card is adorable because of the cute animals and that greeting! I love it. Claire stamped with me when creating this Paper Pumpkin so I was short an umbrella and some clouds. This set of 3 cards each looked different because of that but that’s okay! You could always use fewer pieces and then create additional cards with those pieces. It’s always fun to try new things with Paper Pumpkin Kits!
What did you think of the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below! Be sure to sign up for the March Kit before the 10th because it will have a special gift inside to celebrate 10 years!!! Woot Woot!!! I’m still in shock that it’s been 10 Years since Paper Pumpkin began. I feel like that was just yesterday. And yet I haven’t aged at all…..right!?! LOL
The January 2023 Paper Pumpkin arrived and I was super surprised! I wasn’t expecting Fresh Freesia to be the ink color. The color combination was one that I wouldn’t have picked myself. Also, I LOVED all 3 cards so much!
I can’t even pick a favorite because I love them all so much! This one is super cute with the 3 locks and the fun gold foil! A little tip for the twine on this one is to create a long bow and place it over the vellum strip to make sure it is big enough before securing it down. Also, don’t worry about the vellum and adhesive showing through because the greeting covers it up!
Key To My Heart – Paper Pumpkin!
This card is a favorite because I love the purple and gold together! Also that golden key is super fun. When it comes to the vellum, again don’t worry about your adhesive showing through because the locks cover it. If anything add adhesive on the left side and you will be golden! 😉 Also, I ended up adding a little Dimensional to the bottom of the key to pop it up a bit. You all know I am a huge Dimensional fan!
This card was super cute and fun because of the peek-a-boo aspect. How fun is that?!? Such a fabulous greeting to go with it too! I just loved all of the January 2023 Paper Pumpkin cards. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Weddings, Anniversaries or just telling someone you love them! That’s perfect any day!
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The October Paper Pumpkin 2022 was AMAZING! I can’t believe how much detail and layers and fabulousness was in this kit! The one for sure took me longer than 30 minutes.
I think this one was my favorite of the 3 styles! The kit created a total of 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. The layers and details are just amazing. I did mess up on stamping one of the santas but that’s okay! Stampin’ Up provided santa faces but also all of the letters of JOY so I just used the O in place of my messed up santa! Thank you, Stampin’ Up!
Another reason I am loving this kit is that I don’t typically purchase Santa stamp sets. I love them but I seem to be more drawn to ornaments, snowflakes, trees, etc. BUT NOW I have a Santa in my stamp collection! Paper Pumpkin always pushes me outside the box with color combinations, stamps, and even techniques! Loving this window look too!
The November Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with this October Paper Pumpkin 2022 kit but it focuses on gift tags and packaging. TODAY is the last day to get signed up for the November Kit so don’t wait! Click here to get signed up! You can try it out for 1 month or a few months or a few years! It’s all up to you! Paper Pumpkin also makes great gifts too! You can get the kit and give that or gift Pre-Paid Subscriptions!
The September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit has me all ready to go for Halloween! Since it’s not my favorite holiday, I love how this kit takes care of all of my needs with some stamps to use for a few cards and treats to make for family. Always shooting for Auntie of the Year! 🙂
This one is my favorite because it was the easiest! LOL Just being honest! Plus I am really loving purple for Halloween. It’s a nice change and I love purple! TIP: Watch this video to figure out how to create the boxes for this kit. They are not really boxes but drawers that slide into the decorated sleeve. Once I figured that out, it was super easy from there on!
This one was my second favorite….although I’m not so sure about the plaid! It’s so many colors and kinda weird. I always think of plaid as like blues, greens, and reds! Apparently I need to branch out more! LOL
This treat box is super cute but it was a bit of a pain. Trying to add adhesive dots on that spider web so it would hold on was a bit tedious. Just saying. LOL I do love the look though! Which one is your favorite?!?! Let me know in the comments below!
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Did you love the September 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit?! Did you make treat boxes or cut up the pieces for making cards?!?