I continue to be ridiculously excited each month when I open the mailbox and see my Paper Pumpkin box from Stampin’ Up! waiting for me. I can hardly wait until the kids are in bed and my favorite GI Joe is engrossed in his iPad in the evening, so I can have a little creativity escape. This month’s kit might just have been the best yet…gift bags and the supplies and stamps to embellish them!
In the kit were five kraft bags, 10 ribbons, precut pieces for the medallions, a Stampin’ Spot in Pistachio Pudding, bakers’ twine, and a whole passel of tiny clothespins. Oh, and the instructions, of course. And all of it some of my favorite colors: Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, and, always a great neutral, Crumb Cake.
It made my eye a little twitchy, but I let Princess Thundercloud do some of the stamping and assembling the medallions. The circles with letters were already printed, so I just had to figure out what I wanted to say on each bag. We stamped the green zigzag circles in one of two patterned stamps that came in the kit. The eye twitches began as she was assembling the layers, which I was hoping to have centered. Oh, well, they’re pretty close.
We made bags that said “Yippee,” “Happy,” “Hello,” “For You,” and “Thanks.” I had enough paper circles and letters left over to make “Celebrate,” so we adhered those to a plain kraft bag I had in the gift bag drawer.
These would be simple to make without the Paper Pumpkin kit…just a bit more work to cut all those circles and print or stamp all the letters. I’m so glad Stampin Up! did those steps for me!
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin (there’s even a great try-it option), you can visit My Paper Pumpkin. And don’t forget that it’s Sale-a-Bration time, until the end of March, and that means FREE stuff for every $50 you order. You can shop to your heart’s content on my Stampin’ Up! website, or, if you’d like a catalog, send me an email and I’ll get one to you (hooligansmom at gmail dot com). There’s lots of cute stamps and accessories to be had, people…and only during Sale-a-Bration!