October Paper Pumpkin


When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!

Give me a call if you have questions about this kit or any PAPER PUMPKIN ~ 757-641-9354.



Melissa's back ~ more PP news...

Sunshine 1

Once gain I am reminded why I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  Melissa's September 5 post.

I received the Box of Sunshine LAST summer, and apparently put it away for future enjoyment.

I have been on a kick this year to challenge myself to USE UP my most treasured Designer Series Papers and embellishments.  Because, of course, every year Stampin’ Up comes out with NEW DSP that I fall in love with all over again.

So when I found this old Paper Pumpkin kit, all ready to be assembled, I jumped it.  LO AND BEHOLD….the kit came with SO MANY EXTRA embellishments that I was able to dig into my DSP stash and my ribbon/sequin drawer and VOILA….I made 14 EXTRA cards (pic 2) on top of the 8 from the original kit (pic 1).

If you have not experienced the sheer delight of Paper Pumpkin, please give it a try.  You will be delighted!  I am delighted every single month!

Here’s to your Health,


Sunshine 2

Guest Artist: Melissa Burroughs

Image001From Melissa ~ Over the past few weekends, I have taken advantage of the rainy afternoons to catch up on my Paper Pumpkin boxes.  With each monthly box I am reminded by ALL NEW reasons why I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  I did the Hope Box last weekend, and filled the BOX with a variety of cards I have made over the past few months.  I then used the BOX as the mailing container to send these magical pieces of card stock, ribbon, sequins and ink converted magically to tokens of Hope and Love.   A friend had a friend in need, and this Hope Box of cards answered the call.  SO Pretty, SO cheerful, SO fun to make and more fun to give away.  If you have thought about joining Paper Pumpkin, take the leap; you will enjoy every moment of it.  MLB  


Special Offer ~ Shelli Hope Box

This is a special offer from Stampin' Up! to you ~ check it out ~ you don't have to subscribe (but, you may want to) to Paper Pumpkin to take advantage of this offer!



Due to a glitch in our system, customers were unable to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin’s Shelli Hope Box between 31 July–5 August. We are sorry for any inconvenience that caused, but we would like to make it up to you! From 24 August–31 August, we will be offering the Shelli Hope Box to all North American customers, regardless of subscription.

The kit can be purchased through Order Entry Express (OEX) or the Paper Pumpkin Refills and Past Kits section of the online store from 12:00 AM (MT) 24 August to 11:59 PM (MT) 31 August. If you have customers who were not able to purchase the kit, please let them know it’s available for this limited time!

The Adventure Begins

Blue Ridge 1That's the title of the JUNE PAPER PUMPKIN that I took with me when we left for a weekend at our cottage in Shipman, VA.  Shipman is off of Rt. 29 half way between Charlottesville and Lynchburg in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I grabbed my latest, June, Paper Pumpkin box as I walked out the door and sat down later that day to assemble.  As I hadn't looked in the box at home I was pleasantly surprised to see the three designs (four cards of each design) and even more surprised to recognize that the surrounding scenery looked very much like the cards that I was creating.    What a treat!!!!

Blue Ridge 2

Blue Ridge 3

The Hope Box


Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video. 



Best Deal for new PP subscribers!



Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED SUPPLY of Batter Up! kits to offer at this special SUBSCRIBE-A-THON rate.

·    The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON promotion price for new subscribers is only $5.00 (shipping included)

·    The sale will continue until all allocated kits are sold out, or until the May subscription period ends on May 10th—whichever comes first.

·    Enter the code HOMERUN0521 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price!

·    This promotion price will only apply to NEW month-to-month subscriptions; prepaid subscriptions are not eligible for the discount.

Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the  Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!

A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Click here to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin today and receive the May Batter Up kit for just $5.00!


Batter Up in May!





Name Batter Up!


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
    • 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: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
  • Comes with the official bubble gum of the MLB—a ballpark favorite! Chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.