Paper Pumpkin- Last Day

Hi friends! Today’s the last day to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin. I don’t want you to miss out!

It’s a very fun kit called Spooky Treats.

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed box bases and tops, die-cut paper pieces, adhesives, and more!
  • The Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit includes an Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set puts the TREAT in trick-or-treat with fun, Halloween-themed sentiments and designs. Embrace the spooky season with ghost, bat, spider, and star images. 
  • This kit also includes a special peek-through box top on one of the box designs. 

Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 1″ (6.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Why not try a 3 month pre-paid subscription & get the trio of holiday kits.

Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Lots of Pun- Paper Pumpkin Alternative & next month’s Kit

I am so over the top crazy about our December Paper Pumpkin. I made the above card using the “piece of bread” image from the stamp set. So here’s the story…I was participating in a Paper Pumpkin Zoom meeting with my AWESOME Up-line (my SU! demonstrator sponsor), Brian King and fellow demonstrators. Brian made the comment about stamping the bread pieces in a row. That’s when it hit me that this image would be perfect for the Freshly Made Sketch 517 . I’d been staring at the sketch all week & trying to come up with a unique design. Thanks Brian for inspiring me!

Here are two pictures of the kit. One with the cards as fully detailed with instructions so you can copy them. And the second shows all the pieces that are in the kit. It is such as great deal! Nine (9) cards & coordinating envelopes, embellishments and a stamp set for just $22.

Here’s a close-up of the card. I added the Balmy Blue dots from the kit at the last minute & I’m not sure if I like them or should have just used the Early Espresso”eyes” from the face image. What do you think?

Next month’s kit is sure to be a winner too. Here’s a sneak peek. Remember, demonstrators don’t get to see the contents or stamp set, just like you. But here is what I do know. I really like when the Paper Pumpkin is “occasion” oriented; this one is sure to have love/Valentine

IMPORTANT: SUBSCRIBE by the 10th of the month (TODAY) if you want this month’s kit.

Name: Kisses & Hugs- January 2022

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

Add-on

Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes  Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD | Details:Contains

20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags

Gold cord: 10-1/2″ yards (9.6 m)

Finished size: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)

Printed with gold foil

These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

I hope you’ll consider signing up for the Paper Pumpkin. Here’s my link:

Have a great Monday, Friends. Thanks for stopping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Magic is in the Air

Happy December, friends! I hope you are having a great day. I’m posting a little later than usual as I had to enter my Stampin’ Up order. As demonstrators, we are able to order from the new January -June 2022 & the January- February Sale-a-bration catalogs.

I am sharing an alternative to our November Paper Pumpkin. This month’s kit featured gift packages as shown below. The second photo shows all the components that are in the kit.

The die cuts are larger than a standard A2 card (4.25 X 5.5), so I cut off a portion of the lower tree so it would fit on a card. The presents were made with real red cardstock & the rectangular present was stamped with the diagonal rectangular image in the stamp set.

Here is a super close up picture. I hope you like it & will consider subscribing to Paper Pumpkin. For just $22, you get the entire kit shipped right to your door. Here’s a little tickler about what the December kit looks like.

Have a great day. Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Holiday cards a la Paper Pumpkin

Here is an alternative card created with our October Paper Pumpkin “Peaceful Christmas”. I always like to make at least one of the cards as designed as shown in the two images below

Five of the 10 cards have a Basic Gray snowed evergreen image; & it is printed on the front and BACK! So I cut the card in half & trimmed off 1/4 “ on each side so it would fit on a Basic Black card base.

I embossed the beautiful scripty “Merry Christmas” from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set in silver on black cardstock & punched it out using the double oval punch.

Under the oval sentiment is Smokey Slate textured ribbon. Add a few silver Metallic Pearls & call it done. Simple stamping albeit beautiful & fast. A perfect combination for Holiday cards.

Have a great Monday & a start to your November.

Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

WCMD- September Paper Pumpkin

On Sunday, while visiting with our Tennessee daughter, we celebrated World Card Making Day & put together our September Paper Pumpkins. We both get kits (as does our Missouri daughter) so it’s a fun mother-daughter activity.

We didn’t have treats to put inside so we made the treat boxes & decorated just a few to give you the idea. Once she picks up some sweets or another goodie like a small hand-sanitizer or votive candle, she will be giving them to her co-workers. There’s plenty of time to finish them up. Below I’m showing a little bit of the kit contents- too much to get in a single picture.

September 2021 Paper Pumpkin
So much product!

Here are a few pictures of the finished boxes.

These boxes are just so stinking cute especially with the curly stem & leaves. We didn’t make any Jack-o-lanterns boxes with the included black face stickers & we didn’t make the wheelbarrow. You can see those on the Stampin’Up YouTube channel here:

https://youtu.be/TU4OdvFmzKs <== Kit

https://youtu.be/ZIro8Cqtnvo <== Wheelbarrow

My daughter loves to decorate her home for all the different holidays so I took some pictures of the treat boxes with her decor as the backdrop.

A close up view

Last, here’s an infinity shot with all the boxes ready for filling & completing. We stamped all the leaves & tags so they’re all ready to go.

It was such a fun afternoon! It is always so much fun creating together! I hope you had a chance to celebrate World Card Making Day.

Have a great Monday & Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Inspiring Hope with the August Paper Pumpkin

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a happy & productive week. Even more, I hope you have a great weekend with a little R&R.

Today I’m featuring this month’s Paper Pumpkin called the Hope Box. Our Stampin’ Up co-founder, Shelli Gardner, designed this kit. The shipping box can be transformed into a decorative “Hope Box” to hold those things that instill hope for you. Favorite pictures, quotes, Bible verses, trinkets from travels or any memento that uplifts your spirits. The supplies to decorate the box are included.

Each month, on the 4th Thursday at 2 p.m. CST, I unbox & make the month’s Paper Pumpkin kit live on my Facebook page, Stamp with MJ. Join me or watch the replay.

The 4th Friday evening, I host in my home a Paper Pumpkin club for my subscriber friends. I’ll make my box with them. We have lots of laughs, a free alternative card to make & some refreshments. If you live in the St. Louis area, I’d love for you to join us.

Below are the cards from the kit. The envelope is peeking out from behind the card.

I made the below alternative card using the kit’s stamp set & my own supplies. My club friends will be making it too.

I cut a 5” x 3.75” piece of Pattern Party DSP; then I cut a 0.75” piece off the left side & turned it over to the b/w striped side. Using my Tombow liquid glue, I adhered the pieces to a Basic Black card base.

The Hope sentiment was stamped onto a 3” x 2.75” piece of Vellum using Stazon black ink. I stamped that cute little butterfly from the kit’s stamp set onto card stock scraps of Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green & then fussy cut them.

I adhered the vellum sentiment using the extra glue dots from my kit. I wrapped a piece of the gorgeous black & white gingham ribbon from the mini catalog. (I ❤️ this ribbon!)

Last, I added a white panel to the inside that was fancied up with a 0.25 piece of the DSP.

  • Supplies: Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock- Basic Black 8.5 x 5.5; scored at 4.25 for the card base; scraps of Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green
  • Vellum
  • Stazon Ink in Jet Black
  • Black & White Gingham ribbon

I hope you like your kit as much as I do!

Have a great Friday!

Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)