Sending Sunshine

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I was so excited to get my June Paper Pumpkin kit, Box of Sunshine! I have been putting together boxes of “Sunshine” to gift to friends & family as well as essential workers. I knew I wanted to give lots of sunshine gifts so I ordered the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes (Item #153069) from the new Annual Catalog (found on page 152). You get 10 boxes for $7.50 – that’s just 75 cents a box! You can fit a set of note cards & envelopes in the box or fill it with treats like I did for my “Sunshine Boxes”.

Stampin' Up! June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The bigger yellow box is what the Paper Pumpkin kit came in.  I used the stickers from the kit on the top of the box and left room to address it to send it in the mail. I reused the tissue paper and filled the box with a cosmetic bag and some essentials for the bath. Stampin' Up! June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I used one of the card fronts to make a little box to hold a hand sanitizer. How perfect is that pineapple sticker on the front?! *UPDATE 7/18/20 – Click HERE for the tutorial to make this mini hand sanitizer box.

I used the stamp set and extra items in my Paper Pumpkin kit to dress up the gifts inside. I cut the cards to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 and used them on the front of the mini boxes. It’s fun to play with the different elements in the kit and come up with some alternative ideas. Here’s a peek at two of the mini boxes I made.

Stampin' Up! June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

All I did for this box was add some of the gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and cut the sticker strip with the Triple Banner Punch. I put gum, M&M’s, Tic Tacs, Honey candy, lemonade mix, and Lip balm inside.

Stampin' Up! June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I’ve made 8 of these so far using the items in the kit! Here’s another one that uses the retired sunburst die. I cut the die from one of the card fronts.

Stampin' Up! June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I also made some tags to go with the Sunshine & Lemons Hand Soap I ordered from Bath & Body Works! It was a perfect match!

I made the tags with the leftover pieces from the cards I cut for the boxes. I cut them 2 x 4 and snipped the leftover black & white sticker strips to decorate the edges. I punched the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The lemons & leaves were fron the kit and I added the white flowers I cut with the Cherry Blossoms Dies. I love the bumblebee gingham ribbon with this! The sentiment is from two stamps sets that I combined, Under My Umbrella and Itty Bitty Greetings. Here’s a close up of the tag.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine alternative tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I did actually make one card from the kit. A pineapple is the emblem of welcome and hospitality.  I used the Well Said stamp set for the welcome greeting. I love the gold foil and watercolor image as well as the coordinating envelopes!

Stampin' Up! June Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine and Well Said Stamp Set welcome card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This has been one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits! Do you have a favorite project from today? Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes, soap tag, or hand sanitizer box? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below! Click HERE to see another alternative idea using the Box of Sunshine kit.

If you missed out on the June Paper Pumpkin kit you can still make your own boxes of sunshine with the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes, DSP, and stamps you have.

There’s also some awesome new stamp sets from the Annual Catalog that would be perfect for making sunshine boxes! Check out Ridiculously Awesome, Sending Sunshine, and Pretty Parasol.

Stampin' Up! Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set is great for making a box of sunshine - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set (Item# 152512) $22
Stampin' Up Sending Sunshine stamp set is perfect for making a box of sunshine - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Sending Sunshine Stamp Set (Item# 152592) $17
Stampin' Up! Pretty Parasol stamp set is great for making a box of sunshine or sunshine card - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Pretty Parasol Stamp Set (Item# 152663) $16

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  • Plus with your July kit – you can order an extra 24 cards and envelopes to complement your kit, featuring the Summer Nights elements (154973), available while supplies last in my online store.

Learn more about the July kit (which will ship out next week)….

Paper Pumpkin July 2020


Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to receive the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit. Check out this quick video for a sneak peek at the Summer Nights July Kit.


Summer Nights

Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.

  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”

Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

*The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects.


Summer Nights Add-On (Item 154973) $10

Paper Pumpkin Summer Nights Add On Kit

Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.

  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″

*The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

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Have a great day! Stay Safe! Stay well!

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19 thoughts on “Sending Sunshine

  1. WOW Jeanie! This was super. You are a never-ending creating machine.
    My fav was the hand soap topper.
    Have a blessed day.

    1. Thanks Nancy! I love those lemon die cuts and everything that was included in this kit! Black & yellow are one of my favorite color combos! The watercolor designs with gold foil are just gorgeous! Going to have to take some color inspiration from those!

  2. Always exciting to see alternative PP projects. (I made mini sunshine boxes, too, from the Paper Pumpkin boxes–one of the first things on my “Must Have” list from the annual catalog.) And I wish we always offered refill options for the consumables in Paper Pumpkin. I certainly would order several this time! Oooh: And I love the tag for the liquid hand soap. What a serendipitous find!!

    1. Linda, I really wish you would start a blog! Or pin your projects so I can see them. You are so talented and inspiring! I may have to do another card swap just to see another of your awesome cards!!!

    1. One thing about this pandemic is I have tons of projects to work on while staying home!

    1. Thanks Susan! More 3D projects to come! This is definitely a favorite kit! The ideas are flowing! Loving the sunshine!!! Such a versatile stamp set!

  3. Wow, you were on a roll! What wonderful projects! I love the mini PP boxes. I think you definitely had a great time creating with this kit. Everyone receiving your goodies will love them. Well done my friend!

    1. Thanks Chris! I have been on a roll and I can’t put this kit and stamp set down! More ideas to come!

  4. I love these projects and how you are so resourceful to find so many yellow items. Great job! Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Thanks Hilda! I love to shop! I miss being able to browse through the stores for ideas…I’ve been ordering online only! I miss the Dollar Store and Cracker Barrell the most! And Marshals!

  5. Well you should be crowned Queen Paper Pumpkin ! How many adorable projects you cranked out ! I love Paper Pumpkin too plus anything from Bath and Body ends up here !
    Thank s for the two box photo because I was wondering how much smaller in comparison the mini box is although I have the measurements it is still better seeing them together !
    I love each gift ! You have my address….right ??? Giggle !!

    1. Thanks Sonny! You should see my latest order from Bath & Body Works! I love giving these as gifts. Something anyone and everyone can use!

  6. These are simply amazing! I am so glad that I asked the gang today….how os Paper Pumpkin? This is just a wonderful array of sunshine and you my friend rocked it! As I love to say…WOOT-WOOT to you!!!

  7. Jeanie,
    I love how you suggested further stamp sets that could be used for this purpose! Sending boxes of sunshine are a great way to brighten someone’s day (or week!). I love your alternative projects, especially the hand sanitizer box and the soap tag. Great ideas and they present so nicely! Great post!

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