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A Paper Pumpkin Halloween

Today I’m going to share with you a fun kit that I get in the mail each month called Paper Pumpkin.  If you are new to crafting or card making, Paper Pumpkin is a great way to start your hobby.  Each kit is complete with everything you need to create that month’s projects.  The Paper Pumpkin kits are usually mailed mid-month and in the case of any holiday events, you get something with that theme the month before the event.  So in September the theme was Halloween.  Even the box which is normally a bright orange was special.


This kit included all the supplies to make 24 of these treat boxes…12 polka dot and 12 striped.   See everything you get?:  24 boxes ready to put together, tags,  hands, spider webs, skeletons, vellum circles, a small stamp set, an ink spot, small clothespins, glue dots, dimensionals, and most importantly….easy to follow instructions!


The fun thing about Paper Pumpkin is that you can also use your own creativity to make other projects out of the supplies….like cards.  I don’t really need 24 treat boxes, so I decided to make a few cards with the supplies from the box.


The color scheme was easy.  I used the colors in the boxes, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie.  And the ink spot color which is Gorgeous Grape.  First I cut up one of the small polka dotted boxes.   The box bottom is 2” x 2”.  I cut two of the sides down into 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” squares and turned them on the diagonal before placing them on my card front.  I added a dancing skeleton in the middle with some dimensionals.  And then added the sentiment.  It still looked a little too “blank” to me, so I stamped a few random skeleton heads.  Quick and easy!


For the second card, I decided that the dancing skeleton was too cute not to use, so I stamped a bunch of those as a background.  The second skeleton in the stamp set, looked like he was waiving goodbye from the grave….so off he went into a “box” that I made to look like a tag by using a hole punch at the top and threading through some ribbon.  I used another piece of the box I cut up and used a 1 3/4” circle punch to make a background for my sentiment.  Again, super easy and fast to make.


If you’d like to make these cards, this is what you will need:

Card #1

  • September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
  • Basic Black Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4 3/4 x 3 1/2”
  • Box from September 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit – Cut two pieces 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”
  • Skeleton from September 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit
  • Ink:  Gorgeous Grape Ink Spot
  • Dimensionals. (Included in kit)

Card #2

  • Basic Black Cardstock – Cut 4 1/2” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 1/2”,  and also a piece cut 3 1/2” x 1 1/2”
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4” and a piece cut 3 1/4” x 1 1/4”.   And also a piece cut 3 1/4” x 1 1/4” and a scrap for the 1 1/8” scalloped circle
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4 3/4” x 3 1/2.  Also cut a piece 3” x 1”  and use a scrap to punch a circle with the 1” circle punch.
  • Box scraps from kit:  Use 2 1/2” Circle Punch.
  • Use a small 1/8” hole punch to punch a hole in the “tag”.  Thread a piece of Black Scalloped Ribbon through and tie with a piece of Basic Black Twine.
  • Dimensionals and Snail Adhesive

Two quick and easy cards, plus boxes full of treats….you are ready for next week when a parade of costumed children arrive at your door!

If you like quick and easy, then Paper Pumpkin might be for you!  Subscribe today (or at least before November 10th to make sure you receive November’s kit!  Stampin’ Up has dropped a few hints about the November kit…including that it will include gift tags! – perfect for your holiday gift giving.   Click here: I WANT PAPER PUMPKIN! and do the happy dance each month when they show up in your mailbox!


Happy Stamping!

59C5C909-04EE-4FA4-904E-12E4954ECE1BPaper Pumpkin has a special kit coming in November!  Want an easy way to make Christmas tags for your holiday gift giving?  Then give the November Paper Pumpkin kit a try.  It will contain everything you need to make 24 holiday themed gift tags in various sizes and designs.  I can’t tell you anymore….but I can share the colors!  Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Pool Party and Shaded Spruce!  Fun colors for fun tags.  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin today by clicking HERE.  The deadline to subscribe and receive the November kit is November 10th!  Or just become a monthly subscriber and never miss a kit and you can have fun all year long!

Ready to shop?   If you would like to place an order or check out products for more information, please click on the shopping link below and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store. If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  I can answer any questions, or help you choose supplies for your projects. 

79BA7D08-20ED-45A0-A195-C1128FB2229BIf your order is less than $150, please use the Host Code below and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted during check-out.   If you place an of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of October, I’ll send you a package of the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels as a thank you from me!

If you’re order is $150 or more, please don’t use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.   Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive the new Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels from me.


It slices, it dices….well maybe just cuts & scores!  We’ve been waiting for months for the new Paper Trimmer to appear.  Demonstrators have had the opportunity to order it in October and it will finally be available to all our customers beginning on November 1st!


These are a few of the supplies I used to make the two cards in today’s post. (Plus a few links so you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin!  Click on any image and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store where you can purchase the products needed to make your own projects!….or perhaps a Paper Pumpkin subscription!

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