Joy to the World

This week I’ve been taking care of home projects so blogging was put aside for a few days.  You know all those “get around to” projects – well, I finally got around to some of them!  It sure felt good to cross the tasks off the list.  

Today, I’m back sharing with you the information on the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin, Joy to the World. The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box with enough supplies to create eight elegant cards.  Plus, there’s an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.

With October’s magical kit, not only can you get a head start on your holiday crafting—you can create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with other Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive your kit, you can join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of the Joy to the World kit.

Paper Pumpkin Joy to the World

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to send to friends you may have around the world—in their language! 
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

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

Each month, I look forward to receiving my Paper Pumpkin kit.  It’s a treat to have all the craft materials in one box ready to create beautiful projects.


The September 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects are focusing on Halloween.

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 September 30, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  

2. Purchase the September 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!  September is a great time to join – Stampin’ Up! is offering the “Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion”.  In addition to the regular Starter Kit ($99), you’ll receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.  Contact me for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy your weekend and check back on Monday when I’ll be sharing a new project idea (since I completed my household chores, I can craft again – LOL). 

Happy crafting…


Botanical Prints Product Medley

Do you like kits and want a complete offering of coordinating materials to use for creating cards or projects?  Then, you’re going to love the Botanical Prints Product Medley!  It is a beautiful product offering.  The medley includes a 6-piece stamp set, 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, laser cut overlays, die cuts, ribbon and embellishments.  Plus, a 7-piece Botanical Prints Dies set.  With the stamp set, you can use your favorite method to color the images. 

In the short video below, Julie provides a closer look at the products:

With the Botanical Prints Product Medley, you’ll have an extensive supply of products for creating a variety of projects.  


You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Plus, Sale-a-bration continues until March 31, 2020.  With qualifying purchases of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you can order FREE product.  Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure under (Shop Now).

As an extra bonus, I’m holding a drawing on January 25th at 12 noon EST.  All customers who place an order of $50 or more between January 3 – January 24 (midnight EST) will have their names submitted into the drawing.  The lucky winner will receive a $25 Stampin’ Up! gift certificate!  Be sure when you order to select me as your demonstrator and allow contact.  If you select ‘no contact’, I will not receive your name and will be unable to add it to the drawing.  Your name will be added for each order placed during the time period between January 3rd-24th, 2020.

Thank you for stopping by.  Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Distinktive Cards

Today, I want to share the April Paper Pumpkin kit with products to create beautiful Distinktive cards.   The video below shows you the kit’s contents that subscribers received last week.  When my Paper Pumpkin box arrived, I was eager to see the project.  I definitely was not disappointed and opted to not make alternative designs with the kit.   It was so much fun. And the cards are gorgeous!  Plus the enclosed box is perfect for gifting the cards.  If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin any time and get in on the excitement each month when that little box comes to your door.   


The Distinktive stamps are awesome stamps that bring images to life right before your eyes.  They allow you to have amazing images to share with your family and friends as you created these special cards for them.  What’s wonderful is now I have a beautiful stamp set to use on future projects! 

So if you are not a subscriber, subscribe here by May 10th and be a  part of the special kit inspired from Shelli Gardner.  Here’s a peek at the special Paper Pumpkin box designed for the Hugs by Shelli.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.  Be sure to check back on Monday to see a new project!


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Beautiful May Flowers

Beautiful May flowers are coming your way in next month’s Paper Pumpkin.  The Shelli Kit, featuring Hugs from Shelli, is a very special kit.  Stampin’ Up! cofounder  and board chair, Shelli Gardner has teamed with the Paper Pumpkin team to design this one-of-a-kind kit herself.  It contains beautiful soft colors (including one of the new In-Colors).   Additionally, the kit includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards.  Stampin’ Up! has put together this video below to give you a special sneak peek. 

Did you enjoy the sneak peek and the special look at one of the cards you can make with the kit?  As always, the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit has the inspiration you need to create beautifully crafted projects.  And the box?  Isn’t it beautiful.  How could you not want to receive the kit!  It doesn’t look like we will be disappointed with the May kit.  

So if you are not a subscriber, subscribe here by May 10th and let your beautiful May flowers be delivered right to your door.  

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
Download the Occasions Catalog and see all the new products
Visit the Clearance Rack for unadvertised specials 
Sign up for my newsletter 
10% Off Coordinating Product Bundles

Distinktively® Elegant

Paper Pumpkin is at it again.  There is a beautiful project kit coming out for April.  This kit gets “Distinktive®.  You can create some beautiful Distinktively® Elegant projects with Stampin’ Up!’s line of Distinktive® stamps.  This is another thing that sets us apart in the stamping world because they are not found anywhere else in the market.

The beautiful kit can be yours with an April subscription.  The Distinktive® stamps were created to give you photo realistic style images.  Your projects will be everything you want them to be with these stamps. 

The April Paper Pumpkin kit comes out around the 18th of the month.  You must sign up by April 10th to receive it in April.  You can sign up here.  Expect that special box to show up in your mailbox anytime after April 20th. 

Lastly, if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or our Distinktive® stamps, please let me know.

Reminder:  Storage by Stampin’ Up! is available starting today.  The details are in this recent post: New Storage Options.  Do you want to become more organized? Then join me today and order your Storage By Stampin’ Up! organization set.

Happy Stamping!

Quick Links:

Download the Annual Catalog 
Download the Occasions Catalog and see all the new products
Visit the Clearance Rack for unadvertised specials 
Sign up for my newsletter 
10% Off Coordinating Product Bundles