Wahoo…September’s Paper Pumpkin!

I know, I know…I’ve told you before (several times) how much I love Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription kits, Paper Pumpkin. But this month is definitely my favorite so far. Probably.

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These kits are so well-designed that I usually just make all the cards as in the sample…I mean, those artists are paid for their ability to design a perfect card, right?  Many people, though, make one card as shown, then design their own variations. Which is totally cool, and I know a lot of stampers at Stamp-a-Stacks that change my designs a bit…again, completely fine…it’s their card, after all. But I’m rambling. The point is, when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you can use your creative brain as much or as little as you please!

This month, I made all the cards as the kit showed, except on two of them, I didn’t stamp “You did it!” While that’s perfect for promotions or other successes, “Wahoo” can apply to other occasions, too…”Wahoo…it’s your birthday!” or “Wahoo…thanks…it’s just what I wanted!” or “Wahoo…all my kids are in school all day!”  You see my point.

When my red box comes in the mail each month, I practically skip home from the mailbox (it’s just down the street), and I count the minutes until I can have a thirty minute creative escape. See…you get stamps, ink, and a kit with everything you need for that month’s project (except adhesive). In pretty Pool Party tissue paper, even!

Sept-Paper-Pumpkin-ChaosSerThis month I didn’t get that time until a full 24 hours after I brought the box home. Mostly because my favorite GI Joe made me watch “World War Z” Friday night and I didn’t want to be happily crafting away when zombies crashed through my window. Probably getting gore on my cards. So I waited until Saturday afternoon, after soccer and birthday parties and reading up for Sunday school tomorrow…and thoroughly enjoyed the half hour!

If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do a trial, or a regular subscription, by visiting Paper Pumpkin on my website anytime. When you’re on my Stampin’ Up website homepage, just click shop to see the Paper Pumpkin info. To receive that month’s kit, you must sign up by the 10th of the month.  Your kit will ship around mid-month and come right to your mailbox. Try it, you’ll like it!

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4 thoughts on “Wahoo…September’s Paper Pumpkin!

  1. I’d love to try it, but we are so tight with money (both my daughter and husband are in college plus I homeschool my other daughter (High School Junior). Maybe in the spring, I can subscribe to it! I love making cards and stamping. I used to do it all the time, but then I got a part-time job which turned into a full-time job at our church for 4 years and I didn’t have time to do any of it. I quit two years ago, but just am at the point of doing crafts and hobbies for myself. Love Stampin Up magazine!!

    I love that you didn’t put the You Did It so that you could make it an all occasion card. Super cute!!

    • I understand completely, Crystal…I’m headed back to college in January, and the hubs is retiring soon, so there may not be a lot more Paper Pumpkins in my future, either!

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