Paper Pumpkin Party Time!


Hip hip hooray—it’s Paper Pumpkin’s 4th birthday! Join the party and start your Paper Pumpkin subscription today!  I love getting my monthly kit surprise in the mail. February’s kit had 9 unique birthday cards but I don’t always follow the directions as intended. (Shhhh!  Don’t tell my students that!!! LOL)  Yesterday was my Stampin’ Up! anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with a Paper Pumpkin Party!  I got together with some of my Paper Pumpkin Players to stamp and put together our kits. We were having so much fun creating our cards and alternate projects that I didn’t take many pictures. Here’s a few starting with our Paper Pumpkin birthday cake.




I love Paula’s gift box made using 2 cards from the kit.  Sweet Claire made a card and candy bar slider for her friend who had to have surgery.


There’s always so many alternate ideas and inspiration on Pinterest and the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page.  We made many cards, gift boxes, tags, candy sliders, etc.  Here’s a picture of some of the sample projects. I always try to use every last scrap from the kit (even the tissue paper! LOL).


I’m sending out party bags to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers this month!  Would you like to receive one?  It’s easy to get in on the fun and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration at the same time.  If you are a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber or want to start your subscription today, I suggest purchasing a 3 month prepaid subscription.  It’s simple and easy to do and not only will you save $4 on your “Happy Mail” you’ll also receive a  FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  This is the last month to take advantage of Sale-A- Bration! The 3 month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions are on sale through March 31st but you need to order by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. So if you want the March kit, order today!  After today, your first kit would be shipped in April (Trust me when I say you are going to want the April kit!!!  More on that later!).

I love a sale, love FREE stuff, and LOVE my Paper Pumpkin kits! You can take advantage of all 3 right now!  Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts too so you might want to purchase a subscription for someone else and you can even save it until that special occasion because your prepaid subscriptions are good for 2 years! Or purchase a subscription for yourself and you have a gift all ready to wrap and give (though it might be hard to part with once you see it).

Click HERE to order your subscription today! You need to order from my online store to qualify for Sale-A-Bration.  You will receive an email (almost immediately) from Stampin’ Up! with the coupon code to start or continue your subscription from Paper Pumpkin.  Easy step by step directions will be in the email (including a link to print out a gift certificate if you choose to give it to someone else).  Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me.

March Hostess Code:  MDETS7YZ 

Use the Hostess code when placing your online order to receive your monthly gift from me.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’


SAB last call



For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  As an added bonus, Stampin’ Up! added three new Sale-a-bration products on February 21! Click HERE to shop my online store.

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2 (new)


You can earn Host Rewards with sales of $150. Place an order of $250 or greater or host a party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards/Host Cash!!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!


It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Send me an email at if you have any questions or want to plan a time to chat. Click HERE and HERE for more information and Join the Fun!

10 thoughts on “Paper Pumpkin Party Time!

  1. What a FUN post and darn, I wish that I was there. Yesterday turned into a dead battery on hubbys car and “Wife to the rescue” –

    That Claire is so stinkin’ cute…I think it is wonderful that she loves to stamp so much!

    Happy Anniversary my friend. You should be so proud of yourself in all that you have accomplished and the lives that you have touched with your talent…..Cheers to the years!

    1. Thanks, my friend! Claire is stinkin’ cute and you would have loved hearing her list to her mom what she needed for her “soon to be” craft room she has requested! Here’s to another generation of crafters! She truly loves sharing handmade kindness. She is an inspiration!

  2. Well, Jeanie, the snow is coming/here. UGH . . . well, I have a few great kits to make and I am very excited about that. I have not opened my PP yet either, but maybe today is the day. These alternative ideas are fabulous.
    Happy Friday, keep warm and cozy!

    1. Of course we get the snow now once I put up my spring wreath!!! LOL Today’s snow was pretty but nothing stuck! We are suppose to get a big storm Monday into Tuesday which has me thrilled….I love SNOW DAYS! No school means more time to stamp! I am going to get my projects lined up for my day off!!! Fingers crossed! (I do feel bad for those that have to go to work in the snow…I’m sure they are not as thrilled to see it as I am!)

  3. I think Mike needs to get busy and finish up all his projects on the house so we can sell it and move out east so I can play with you and Susan etc. Plus, we would be close to my BFF Pam who lives in Stephens City, VA. I bet you all have the best time creating. I like Claire’s candy bar holder and slider card. In fact, I like all the alternative ideas. Rarely do I make the kit as it is meant to be! There was a hiccup in my account and I couldn’t get SU to change the new expiration date. After 2 E-mails and a phone call they finally got it straight but I still couldn’t get the Feb. kit but she sent me a free January kit so I could make 48 of those cute little bags for the police and fire dept. and then she told me I could get the refill for the Feb. kit and just not have the stamp set. Sounds like a plan to me! She promised me I was set for March’s kit. We will see! If we hadn’t had to go in and change my password and some other stuff on the account I would change the demo to you just so I could get the party bag! I am all in for a party as I need some fun in my life!

    1. WOW Chris! You made out like a bandit with Paper Pumpkin. I have to say Stampin’ Up! Demo Support is the BEST I have ever seen! They are always so nice and helpful and they ALWAYS make it right even if it isn’t their fault! You are the only one I know who got an extra Feb. Kit! Those kits were gold! It was the first time since I’ve been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (3 years!) that they didn’t offer the refill kit. Because of the Sale-A-Bration offer they sold all their kits through subscriptions. I usually buy refills because I love to do some different ideas and one kit is just not enough to play with. LOL You will have fun with your refill…there are lots of other stamps you can use in the space or simply just cover it with any sentiment like we did for the candy slider. It will still slide to open. Rachel Tessman just posted her alternative ideas today…she is amazing! She turned the slider card upside down so the words come out right when you open it.
      Have a great weekend! I agree, you should get Mike to finish those home improvements and move out here (there’s even a house for sale in my neighborhood!)…Susan and I are going to Virginia tomorrow to play! 🙂

  4. Well, CONGRATS on your Stampin’ Up! anniversary!!!! And congrats on some beautiful cards etc from the February kit! We need a lot more Claire’s in the world to carry on the crafting traditions! And the cake, well I LOVE cake! It looks so yummy! You are motivating me to use up “every last scrap”!! It should not be to hard with this kit and all the CASEing I am going to be doing!!😊

  5. How fun ! A Paper Pumpkin party !! I love getting my PP kit each month . I rarely use the crafty projects ,but love the STAMPS and Stamp (Mini) pads ! BUT I use all the papers, envelopes ,etc. except still wondering what to do with all those test tubes from one kit from last year !!

Leave a Reply