Stampin’ Up!’s December 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t been too impressed with the Paper Pumpkin Kits lately. In fact, this is the first one I haven’t sold in months – and I’ve also decided it’s my last. I’ve had lots of shipping issues with just the Paper Pumpkin Kit and have been turning around and selling them because I just don’t want to make cards I may not like or use. It’s definitely great for those who don’t have a lot of time to craft and want everything they need to come in a kit. The convenience is great! But I find that I’m happier when I get to create my own creations.

That being said – I really like this month’s kit! It’s a calendar kit and comes with a stand.  It’s something I know I’ll use all the time. Not one calendar card is the same and it’s an all or nothing concept – you either keep the entire thing, or give the entire finished product away as a gift.

December 2015 Paper Pumpkin

I spent a good hour putting it all together…and a little longer stamping personal dates.  All the stamps are included and I love the font of the monthly stamps.

December 2015 Paper Pumpkin 3

December 2015 Paper Pumpkin 2

You can personalize this with any of the stamps included in this set – I used some colors that didn’t come with this set (Soft Suede is what’s included) to differentiate the different dates.

December 2015 Paper Pumpkin 1

Stampin’ Up!’s video is great, but is entirely music. So if you’d like to watch my version of the process and hear what’s going on (I apologize in advance, I feel like pregnancy is making my voice more raspy and it’s more difficult to catch my breath), here it is:

I rushed through that video and it still took me almost 2 hours to edit and post – I hope people realize how much work goes into it!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!!! YIKES!  Merry Christmas, Everyone! I wish you all a joyful holiday with your family and friends. Thanks for visiting and following this very last minute impromptu blogpost – I really didn’t plan on making a video or posting this at all! My husband has been working nights this week so it’s driving me crazy to watch the kids only and not do anything for myself – they’ve been neglected tonight (sort of)! I’m also working some overtime so my brain is almost dead. Only one more day to go!

To order your own paper pumpkin kit, visit mypaperpumpkin.com and sign up. It’s simple!

 

 

 

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June 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Happy Thoughts

My June Paper Pumpkin Kit is here – and yours should be here very soon if you’re expecting a delivery. So much fun in a little orange box!

I love this month’s kit because there are two different styles of cards – I really love the more gender-neutral card. I did them all last night and it was really fun for me – with a minor hiccup.

June 2015 Paper Pumpkin - Happy Thoughts

June 2015 Paper Pumpkin - Happy Thoughts 2

See the green flag on the bottom right of the second card? On the instructions, it’s a solid green piece. So I looked ALL OVER for it, worked over it and in the end, I gave up and used the honeycomb green piece. I was a little irked that it was misleading. But I’m glad everything in the package was provided to complete all 4 cards. PHEW!

I need to get some wood paper – because that is some fun stuff! I had an extra sheet of these wood banners and am looking forward to using them on other projects :).

I LOVED that these came with envelope liners – I’ve never played with them before. One thing I think that would be super helpful is if these liners were scored – so you can line it up with the fold on the envelop (since this was my first time, I just did whatever I thought was right).

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June 2015 Paper Pumpkin - Happy Thoughts 1

Here’s my video if you want to see the process.

EXTRA SUPPLIES: Adhesive tape runner for the envelope liners and Tombow Liquid Glue for the wood paper banners and stars.

April 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Love You A Lot

I was so excited to get my April Pumpkin Kit the other night! I started to work on them right away. The stamp kit is very masculine and seems to prepare us for Father’s Day a little early, but also as a “mom” stamp in there as well. The colors are also masculine – Crushed Curry and Pacific Point. So with these kits, I try to do something a little different, but I try to use up all the provided accessories too – I don’t like to collect scraps – it’s just so hard to store/manage – and because I have OCD. So instead of doing the same theme for all 8 cards, I added other sentiments from other stamp sets to change it up for other occasions. The cards that are made are housed in tags – I think it’s super cute and will definitely be making this in the future with other colors and themes.

April 2015 My Paper Pumpkin 5 April 2015 My Paper Pumpkin 4

Additional Stampin’ Up! Sets Used:
Perfect Pennants
Bravo
Big Dale – Sale-A-Bration
Balloon Bash

April 2015 My Paper Pumpkin 3

April 2015 My Paper Pumpkin 1

Here’s a quick video I made showing the process:

If you’re interested in these monthly kits, you can subscribe at http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com – please be sure to use me as a demonstrator when signing up if you do not already have a demonstrator – thanks!

March 2015 My Paper Pumpkin

I got my first Paper Pumpkin Kit! As a welcome, they even gave me a free acrylic block. How nice! If you don’t know, the Paper Pumpkin kit is everything you need in a box for a complete project – ink, stamps, cardstock and embellishments. They are so fun and exciting to get and you never know what the month’s kit will include until they are shipped. March’s kit is called “Sew You” – some sewing is required. This particular kit comes with the Sew You stamp set (lots of fun sentiments all leading up to the word “YOU” that you need to sew), 9 black and white patterned card bases in 3 designs, 9 die-cut word bubbles, 9 blue envelops, cute blue epoxy stickers, 10 yards of yellow embroidery thread, a needle and 50 dimensionals. Don’t be scared if you’re not a sewer – directions are included and it’s really simple. It does take some time to complete all 9 cards. I started by making one card as directed by the Pumpkin Kit. Here is what it looks like:

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin 4

The black and white design is on the back and the front of the card, so to get more from my kit, I cut these card bases in half – to get double the amount of black and white sheets. I used different embroidery thread colors that I have on hand and tried to match them with Stampin’ Up cardstock and matted them onto white card bases. So I have total of 9 cards in different colors and an additional 8 pieces of black and white sheets that I can use for other projects.

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin 1

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin 2

Isn’t it more fun this way??? I love how they turned out!

Here are close ups of each color:

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin Wild Wasabi

wild wasabi

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin Marina Mist

marina mist

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin Elegant Eggplant

elegant eggplant

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin Daffodil Delight

daffodil delight

March 2015 Paper Pumpkin 4

the original