What is Paper Pumpkin? It’s Stampin’ Up’s monthly kit that is all inclusive. It’s great for crafters who don’t have a lot of supplies, because everything you need is right in the box. It’s so much fun to receive it in the mail, because the contents are kept secret until delivery time. You have the option of subscribing for one month, three months, six months, a year, or forever (LOL) and the links are in my Product List below.

The kits come with instructions, but the supplies in the kit can go beyond the designed project, known as “Paper Pumpkin alternatives.” The card I designed for today is a Paper Pumpkin alternative from November’s kit. 

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Gingerbread Alternative


You have to think ahead a bit, because December’s kit is being mailed, and can no longer be ordered. But, December 11th is the first day to order January’s kit. Think love and Valentine’s Day! Eight cards plus an add-on is a hint of what is coming. Click here to subscribe, or just to view videos of the unboxing of the last several months.


Today’s card began with a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. This was layered with Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder, 3 3/4″ X 5″.

The cute house is from the Jolly Gingerbread Stamp Set that comes in the kit, stamped in Cinnamon Cider Ink, easily cut by hand, and attached with Dimensionals.

The skinny lines of color were made with a Lasting Elegance Die and five colors of cardstock that match the colors in the kit: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Shaded Spruce, and Blushing Bride.



Next, I used a Stitched Nested Label Die to cut Thick Whisper White Cardstock, cut it in half, and attached it with Dimensionals. It looks like an upside down house, and look at all the roof tops in the argyle. LOL, must be why I chose it!

I was excited to discover that, “From our house to yours,” fit perfectly in a label from the kit. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Cinnamon Cider Ink, and attached with Dimensionals.


I saved the best for last, placing the candy stickers from the kit on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 1/2″ X 3″, and flagging the end. I must warn you about the candy stickers; they look good enough to eat, so take care around children.


CAS(E) this sketch was my inspiration, along with the November  Paper Pumpkin Kit.


The Year-End Closeout is December 8- January 4. Order early, before things sell out. Click here to see the long list from the August to December 2020 Min Catalog. To make it easier, it’s in order by page number.



My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold



My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  


You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.


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Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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