Paper Pumpkin Monthly Crafting Kit

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Crafting Kit

Going to the mailbox is exciting when you’re expecting your monthly shipment of Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up!’s all-inclusive crafting kit. Say good-bye to the bills and junk mail, and say hello to a fun and easy crafting experience.

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Crafting Kit

Each month, each cute box contains all the ingredients you need to complete the project, including:

  • an exclusive stamp set;
  • a mini ink pad;
  • coordinating die cuts, labels, stickers, and embellishments, as needed;
  • instructions; and
  • adhesives.

(Stampin’ Up! includes an acrylic block when you order your first kit. That block works for all future Paper Pumpkin kits and projects.)

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Crafting Kit

The graphic above shows the supplies from September’s kit, which allows you to create 12 treat boxes that can be made in a variety of designs–from pumpkins to apples. Use the ink pad, stamp set, and kit extras to create alternate projects, like the ones I made below.

Harvest & Haunts Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Harvest & Haunts Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Harvest & Haunts Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Harvest & Haunts Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Peaceful Christmas–October Paper Pumpkin Kit

Each month, Stampin’ Up! designs and releases an exclusive kit. In October, the kit is called Peaceful Christmas. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, it includes enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes. Get a head start on you holiday card making! It coordinates with the Peaceful Cabin Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

Stampin’ Up! offers two ways to subscribe:

Be sure to subscribe by the 10th of each month, to ensure happy mail in your mailbox.

These kits offer an enjoyable crafting experience. Imagine yourself creating with your kids or grandkids or a sister or a good friend. Or just spend some quality “me” time making something handmade. Think of giving a subscription as a gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions or if I can help you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

Looking for additional crafting inspiration? Sign up for my free, email newsletter by clicking here (and then check your inbox for a verification message from Aweber). I send two to three newsletters each month that include a free tutorial, video, and Stampin’ Up! updates, and special offers.


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Handmade Holiday Helping Ideas

Keep reading to learn some handmade holiday helping ideas!

Do you wish there was an easy way to create handmade holiday greetings cards and gift tags?

Do you feel you aren’t creative and/or don’t have the energy to make your own cards?

Is there a creative child or adult on your Christmas shopping list?

Would you like to spend some quality time crafting with your loved ones?

Stampin’ Up!’s kits can check off all of the boxes above! Read below to see all of the options.

Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

There's  Kit for That

Imagine your kiddos (or grand-kiddos) peeking in the little boxes each day, while you witness the joy on their faces when they discover what’s inside.
Get ready for Christmas with this hand-crafted advent decor, the Christmas Countdown Kit. Decorate the boxes and then fill with small treats. The kit includes enough supplies to decorate 25 mini boxes, plus it comes with a sturdy outer box to hold them all. Size is approximately 11 x 11.
When the holidays are over, decorate the reverse side of the mini boxes with any designer paper and you’ve created a unique and pretty storage solution.
This kit is just $30 + tax and shipping. (Think about adding a Stampin’ Seal + and Stampin’ Dimensionals if you don’t have these at home.)
Watch this quick video below to get a peek at what this kit offers.

Joy of Sharing All-Inclusive Card Kit

There's a Kit for That

Do you want to send handmade Christmas cards but don’t have the time to design and make your own? Let the Joy of Sharing All-Inclusive Kit come to your rescue!
Joy of Sharing All-Inclusive Card Kit
This kit includes a stamp set, mini ink pad, acrylic block, envelopes and the ingredients to create 15 handmade cards — traditional or photo.
The cost for this kit is $35 + tax and shipping.


Tag Buffet Project Kit

Create your own cute handmade gift tags with the fun Tag Buffet Project Kit. It costs $30 (+ tax and shipping) and makes 30 gorgeous tags.

You’ll also need a stamp set. Stampin’ Up! recommends the coordinating Tag Buffet set ($18) as well as Stampin’ Dimensionals and Garden Green, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pads.

Grab some kits for you and your friends and have a fun gathering. (Buy four kits from me, and I’ll send you the stamp set! Contact me for additional details.)

Watch this video (a Facebook Live replay) to see the details of this great card kit.


Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit

There's a Kit for That

Are you looking for a fun and creative gift for a craft lover in your life? Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Citrus All-Inclusive Card Kit contains the ingredients to make 15 handmade greeting cards. This bright and cheery kit includes a photopolymer stamp set, mini ink pad, stamping block, envelopes, and embellishments.
The sentiments include: Just a Note, Way to Go, Hello Sunshine, and Thanks for Being You.
This kit is just $32 + tax and shipping.

Looking Up All-Inclusive Card Kit

There's a Kit for That

Check another gift off of your list with Stampin’ Up!’s Looking Up All-Inclusive Card Kit. It has the ingredients to create 15 handmade greeting cards. The kit includes a photopolymer stamp set, mini ink pad, stamping block, embellishments, and envelopes.
The sentiments include: Happy Birthday, I Hear a Congratulations Are in Order, Feel Better Soon, I am So Very Thankful for You, Thanks So Much.
This kit is just $29 + tax and shipping.

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Crafting Kit

Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin offers a one-stop box for creative success! Each monthly kit comes with the ingredients to make a special project — from greeting cards, to treat packets, to gift card holders, and more.
Kits are designed for anyone who wants to quickly and easily achieve beautiful, handcrafted projects — anytime and anywhere! You (or the receiver) will get a new project every month.
There are two ways to subscribe:
1. An ongoing month-to-month subscription. This option costs just $22 + tax per month (shipping is included). I’ll provide you a card to give to the recipient.
Click here to begin the subscription process. Subscribe by December 10 to receive the first kit in December: Beary Comforting.
2. A 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription. Costs vary. For example, a 6-month subscription is $114 + tax and shipping. Purchase a prepaid code, and the recipient just needs to activate their account to begin getting the fun kits in the mail. Visit the online store to learn more. I’ll provide a gift card to go with it!
Or contact me. I’ll help you choose the right option. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Gift Certificate/Wish List

Let your favorite crafter choose their own products by giving them a gift certificate. I can provide certificates in any amount. Contact me to get started. The certificates are redeemable directly through me, and not Stampin’ Up!
Or, create your wish list, send it to me, and I’ll let your family know which products would make a great gift for you. Here are some easy directions for you.
  1. Go to:
  2. In the upper left corner, make sure it says: Shopping with Kim Quade
  3. If you don’t have an online shopping profile with me, you may need to create one.
  4. Select an item from the store.
  5. Click the “heart” Add to List.
  6. Click “Create a New List.”
  7. Name your list: Wishlist for Kids, Wishlist for Hubby, etc.
  8. When you’ve added the desired items to your list, click the heart at the top of the page.
  9. Your list and the selected items should appear.
  10. Click “Share List.”
  11. Copy provided link.
  12. Send that link in an email to the person purchasing the gift.
  13. When that person receives the email, they click on the link to view your wish list on my store.
  14. They can then select and pay for the items they wish to purchase.
Contact me at: or 402-617-7955.
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Please let me know how I can help make your holidays easier, more enjoyable, and handmade!
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Halloween and Fall Treat Packages

Stampin’ Up!’s September Paper Pumpkin kit is perfect for Halloween and fall treat packages. Look for a short video at the end of this post!

Halloween and Fall Treat Packages

What is Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service. It offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for all crafters! In these themed all-inclusive kits, you receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, you obtain a collection of cards and other creations and a stockpile of supplies!

As autumn approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall. Some love the haunts of Halloween. Many love the time to give thanks. Others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! It includes a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages. Create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Make them the same or mix ‘n’ match, There’s something for everyone in this kit!

Although this kit is designed to offer a unique treat packaging experience, the supplies can easily be used to create cards for any autumn occasion. Don’t worry—you’ll receive plenty of project inspiration to spark your creativity!

How Much Does Paper Pumpkin Cost?

A monthly subscription is just $22 + tax (shipping is included). Subscribe by September 10 to receive the September kit. Imagine the fun you’ll have with your kids, grandkids, friends, and neighbors creating something handmade!

Here’s a direct link to subscribe:

Also, here’s a quick video describing Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin kit program.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions.


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Sending Sunshine

Today, I’m showing you how I’m sending sunshine Stampin’ Up! style!

Sendng Sunshine

In case you hadn’t heard, a new trend is here: Sharing Sunshine (#ShareSushine). You fill a box with any yellow items you can find, and send it to someone to let them know you’re thinking of them. Stampin’ Up!’s June monthly crafting kit, Paper Pumpkin, focused on sharing sunshine. The kit contents, delivered in a bright yellow box, contained cards that featured sunshine and caring. We created the cards and decorated the box and sent it to a friend.

Unfortunately, the kit sold out. But you can still share sunshine using Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes. A package of 10 boxes costs just $7.50. Decorate them any way you like, fill with goodies, and send.

Sending Sunshine

The boxes come in plain white. I colored the box above with Stampin’ Up!”s Sponge Brayers and Balmy Blue ink, layering on the ink until I received the desired look. I didn’t strive for a perfect solid color; I wanted it to look like sky with a few wispy clouds overhead.

To create the sun, I used the Stitched Shapes Dies (large circle) and the Stitched Triangles (itty bitty triangle) to die cut the images from one sheet of the Playful Patterns 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. I stamped the sentiment from the June Paper Pumpkin directly on the box using Memento ink. Don’t have that stamp set? Stampin’ Up!’s Under My Umbrella and Sending Sunshine also have sayings appropriate for a box of sunshine.

I added a piece of yellow tissue paper and a handful of fun, yellow items. Ready to send to a friend!

Share Sunshine

Take a look at this YouTube video showing how I created the box. (It’s a replay of a Facebook Live.)



Bonus Days are Back

Through August 3, receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon for each $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). Beginning August 4, redeem you coupons. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can collect or redeem. Use them to purchase brad-new product fro Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog, which goes live August 4.

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Happy Fourth of July

Wishing you a happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July

I love getting handmade cards in the mail. Thanks to Kathy and Ruth for these Independence Day themed cards.

Read on for a recap of what’s happening with Stampin’ Up! and Kim Plays with Paper this month!

Bonus Days Begin: Earn in July, Redeem in August

Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days promotion is back. For every $50 in purchases (before tax and shipping) receive a $5 bonus coupon to be redeemed beginning August 4. There is no limit to the number of coupons that can be earned and redeemed. Codes will be sent via email, so be sure to save the email for use in August. Hint: Stock up on those codes in July and redeem them for merchandise from Stampin’ Up!’s August-December Mini Catalog that goes live August 4.

Summer Nights by Paper Pumpkin

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit. In this exclusive, fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. A monthly kit is just $22 + tax per month (shipping is included).
What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase with it. The Summer Nights Add-On ($10) includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experiences beyond the kit itself. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from the kit, you’ll be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!
Don’t miss out on the fireworks, fireflies, and fun! Subscribe to the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit before July 10. Contact me to order the add-on.
Here is a link to subscribe directly to Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up!’s monthly crafting kit:

Facebook Lives and Videos

I’m branching out! I’m restarting Facebook Live videos and also recording YouTube videos. Is there a card you’d like me to make? Is there a technique you’d like to learn? Let me know, and I’ll get it going.
I’d love if you would follow my Facebook business page at:
and follow my YouTube Channel at:
Here is my latest Facebook Live that I saved as a YouTube video. In this newest video, I make a quick and easy card using a card sketch.

Retired Stampin’ Up! Items for Sale

I’ve created a web site page dedicated to selling my retired Stampin’ Up! products. Click here to see the products available and to read all of the details. Look for stamp sets, coordinating dies, embossing folders, Designer Series Paper, and miscellaneous.

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time on my blog.


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