Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit

Woohoo! You’re going to have fun with the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit.   Of course, I’m often asked “what is Paper Pumpkin?”  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service that offers unique papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level.  In these all-inclusive kits, you’ll receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set.

So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin

Additional Jolly Gingerbread Kit details:
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Or, use the kit contents to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Plus, the contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

and here is a short video with a few more kit details…


Subscribe to the November 2020  Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit from 11 October to 10 November at! Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

I predict this will be a popular Paper Pumpkin Kit. So, don’t miss out! Be sure to subscribe soon.  


To celebrate the beginning of the new Stampin’ Up! business year, I am launching a Customer Loyalty Program.  Download the form (2020-2021 Customer Loyalty Form} for program details and start tracking your orders.  Plus for your orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up! 

The Designer Series Paper Sale is ongoing through the end of October.  During this incredible sale, you can save 15% on select Designer Series Papers from current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  So, you’ll want to stock up on your favorites.  Just click here to see the beautiful papers on sale.

The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

 Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and November 10, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the October 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:

The host code for October is: YZ64N9SM.  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes).  If your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Celebrate In Color

Woohoo! The Paper Pumpkin team is now sharing the colors in the May kit.  The Celebrate In Color kit will enable you to be one of the first to get your hands on some of the new 2020-2022 In Color products.  The new In Colors will be released in the upcoming Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! on June 3rd. In addition to the new In Colors, Purple Posy, a 2019-2021 In Color is in the kit. While we’re sad to say goodbye to the 2018-2020 In Colors, I think you’ll have fun creating projects with the new colors.  The photo below allows a peek at the Celebrate In Color kit colors.  

May Paper Pumpkin Details:

  • Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ 

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, and Purple Posy

Remember: you’ll be the one of the first customers to get to “play” with the In Colors! 

  • Subscribe for the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit from April 11–May 10 at
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Thank you for stopping by today.   Happy crafting!

Beautiful Botanical Prints

Have you checked out the beautiful Botanical Prints Project Medley on page 61 in the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog?  The product medley is a wonderful kit.  In addition to gorgeous Designer Series Paper, included is a 6-piece cling stamp set, coordinating dies, and accents for creating beautiful projects. The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper features 8 each of 6 double-sided designs for a total of 48 sheets.  In addition, the product medley contains 4 sheets of die-cut accents, 2 each of 2 designs; 4 sheets of laser-cut overlays, 2 each of 4 designs; Old Olive Twill Ribbon and 12 metal bee embellishments. 

This past weekend I was able to spend some time crafting and created the following card.  It highlights a sheet of the Designer Series Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley.  The card design is the Playtime with Paper Team’s weekly challenge and comes from Sunday Stamps design SSC202. The challenges are a fun way for team members to engage with one another and share their interpretation of the design sketch.  Botanical Prints

Card Details:
  • Create card base: Basic Black cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″).
  • Cut three strips of Whisper White cardstock: 1-11/16″ x 4″.
  • Select desired Designer Series Paper and cut 3-7/8″ x 9/16″.
  • Attach the Designer Series Paper strips to the Whisper White strips with Snail Adhesive.  Position the strips evenly onto the card base and adhere.
  • Using the triple leaves dies from the Nature’s Root Dies, emboss and cut two sets of leaves from scraps of Basic Black cardstock.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad onto a 3″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the shape. 
  • Referring to the card photo, attach the leaves to the top and bottom of the sentiment layer.
  • Add sentiment layer to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  • Finish by embellishing sentiment with Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

I will be using more elements from the Botanical Prints Product Medley to create additional cards and other projects so be sure to subscribe to “Get My Posts” to receive notifications of new posts.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for April is YKAF2FU2 Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!  Prior to completing your order, you will have the opportunity to enter the code into the blank space labeled Host Code.  Thank you!

Lovely Day Kit

The February Paper Pumpkin kit is coming soon!  The Lovely Day kit is versatile, elegant, and the perfect way to help celebrate birthdays and other grand occasions. Inside the inclusive kit are the materials to create nine cards.  Additionally, envelopes are included in the kit.  The coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors are Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive.

Ever better, is the Lovely Day kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308).  The five-piece cling stamp set is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion.  The stamp set is on page 8 in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. The stamp is available for FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50 by March 31, 2020.  I love when there are coordinating stamp sets.  It expands creative options.  So you’ll definitely want to place an order so you can get this coordinating set for FREE.  

You’ll want to not miss out on this special Paper Pumpkin card kit so be sure to subscribe for the February kit before the cut-off date of February 10.  Note that supplies maybe limited toward the end of the subscription period.  You can subscribe for the kit by clicking on this link.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check back later this week…I am finishing up some projects and will be sharing them with you.

Joy of Giving Tag Kit

Here’s another project kit for you!  The Joy of Giving Tag Kit from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog includes all the materials you need to make gift tags.  You will be able to take your gifts from basic to brilliant with handmade tags that you create.  Plus, it’s that little extra touch that lets the recipient know they’re extra special since you’ve taken the time to make a special gift tag.  

What a wonderful all-inclusive kit!  It includes everything you need to make the 30 tags – 10 each of 3 designs.  You will receive a 17-piece photopolymer Joy of Giving Stamp Set and a Poppy Parade Ink Spot for stamping.  A clear block is also included for your use. 

Joy of Giving Tag Kit

To see how simple it is create tags using the Joy of Giving Tag Kit, check out the short video below:

When ready, you can place your order, just click on the link under Project Materials below.  In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by. Check back later this week for another project idea!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Christmas Countdown Project Kit

Do you love project kits?  If so, you’re going to love the Christmas Countdown Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!   This Christmas craft kit let’s you create your own hand-crafted advent décor.  You can fill the boxes with small gifts, and let the countdown begin!  The kit includes enough supplies to create 25 mini boxes and has a sturdy outer box to hold them all.  The Christmas Countdown Stamp Set is used to complete the holiday themed  project and is sold separately.   The project colors includes Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White with Gold Foil to add some shine! Be sure to watch the short video below as Natalie showcases the project kit.

But wait!  Though the project kit is called Christmas Countdown, it’s not just for Christmas. Christmas Countdown Project Kit Variation

Isn’t it a great idea for storing embellishments?  In my craft room, numerous methods have been tried for embellishment storage.  Yet, the system currently in use still does not allow me to see purchased embellishments. You know the saying – out of sight, out of mind!   Which means embellishments are forgotten and thus not used enough.  Therefore, I my recent order includes an extra Christmas Countdown Project Kit to use for embellishment storage.  I look forward to it arriving and will share the finished project in a future blog.

Other uses include decorating the reverse side of the boxes for other holiday themes such as Easter is Coming.   Or perhaps, use as a Birthday Countdown.  What other uses can you think of?    

Be sure to place your order for the Christmas Countdown Project Kit before it becomes Sold Out!  You can order below in the Project Materials section.

REMINDER: In the month of September, for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me.  Thank you for your support and I appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back on Wednesday for more project ideas.  Happy Crafting!Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards!