Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Chalk It Up To Love - August Paper Pumpkin

How was your Labor Day weekend? Did you have any time for crafting? I managed to sneak in some craft time on Saturday preparing my project for our Stampin' Up! team meeting and swap. The meeting was on Sunday, so I logged a few more hours of fun crafty time that day as well. I'll be sharing a few of our swap projects soon. I think I even have a few projects to show you from the previous meeting as well. Duh.

If carving out some time for papercrafting is something you struggle with, I highly recommend Paper Pumpkin - the monthly papercraft kit from Stampin' Up! These all-inclusive kits come with everything cut and ready to go. There is always a little stamping to do and then you simply assemble the projects. It just doesn't get any easier (or quicker) than that.

Paper Pumpkin kits always include a stamp set and mini ink pad(s), along with additional supplies to create that months project. Typically, there are extra supplies in the kit which means that a) if you make a mistake you aren't totally screwed, or b) you can use the extras to create your own variation of the project or c) you can just add the extras to your stash for future use.

The August Paper Pumpkin kit - Chalk It Up To Love - was super cute. Those little boxes with the paper flower? Totally a-DOR-able! The cards are very pretty as well, with the shiny foil print on each of the two designs.

Paper Pumpkin kits usually ship around the 12th of each month and a few days later is when I start stalking the mailman in anticipation of that little red box! It's like getting a present every month. I love peeling back the layers of tissue paper to discover what is waiting for me inside that box. And the stamps and projects seem to be getting cuter and cuter each time.

Every month I say "ooh, this one is my favorite one yet" and it is - until the next month when it happens all over again. Ha ha. My recent faves (pictured above) basically prove this point. See? The most recent kits are my favorites. Six months from now, I'm sure I'll have new favorites.

If you haven't subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet, now is a great time because you'll get 50% off the first two months. Here's how it works and all the little details:

  • Offer is available to first-time subscribers only
  • Offer for 50% Off is valid through September 10
  • Use Promo Code: HALFOFF
  • After the first two months, the kit will be billed at the usual price of $19.95 + tax (includes shipping!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories (everything but adhesive) along with step-by-step instructions
  • Your first kit will include a clear-mount acrylic block. You will need your clear block each month to use the stamps that will come with your Paper Pumpkin.
  • There is no long-term obligation. You'll continue to receive Paper Pumpkin unless you cancel your subscription. You may cancel at any time. (Although we hope you won't!)
  • If you need to skip a month you can
  • Subscribe Now to Paper Pumpkin!

I really do love Paper Pumpkin. It allows me to just simply enjoy creating the projects that have been thoughtfully designed for me. I get to take a break from my usual routine of coming up with the ideas, designs, and project samples for others to follow.

It's important to note that Paper Pumpkin is NOT a monthly card-making kit. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly paper-crafting kit that may include cards, boxes, journals, bags, tags, and more. This is one of the many things I like about the kits - the variety of projects.

Another thing I really enjoy is that most of the time, the kits include some exclusive products that you can only get through Paper Pumpkin. And as a subscriber, you are often times able to purchase past kits (miss a month? no problem!) or past kit refills (supplies minus the stamp set and ink).

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