Hey Guys! Happy New Year! I am fighting a cold so my New Year was very low key this year. Usually Max and I host a party. We drink and eat and talk and play, but not this year! I spent New Year’s Eve crafting then couch sitting in my pajamas.

I assembled my first Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit on New Year’s Eve. It’s the one I received in my Stampin’ Up! Flex Kit starter kit. I thought I would review it and share some pictures with you today.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

The kit contained all the pieces (pre-cut, scored and some adhesive backed where necessary) for:

  • four A2 cards
  • four 2 1/8×3 3/8″ enclosure cards
  • four 2 1/4×3 5/8″ gift card envelopes
  • four 4 1/4×5 1/2″ gift card envelopes

The kit also contained:

  • a photo polymer stamp set
  • a Bermuda Bay Ink Spot
  • Cucumber Crush Bakers Twine and Self Adhesive Pearls
  • plus dry adhesive tape, dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Paper Pumpkin costs $19.99 per month, that includes the shipping cost. You can save up to $2 per month by subscribing for up to a year prepaid. Learn more or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here.

I was very happy with the value. I was very happy with the projects in this particular kit. I feel the designs were professional, the color combination was pleasing and the projects were useful.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

I didn’t put the projects together exactly according to the instructions, and I did add a few things to the kit. I don’t think that there will be a Paper Pumpkin that I will assemble exactly according to the instructions, remember Crafty Girls Do What They Want…right?!

The first thing I did was grab two more Stampin’ Pads, Emerald Envy and Pool Party. I felt the Bermuda Bay only was a little flat. The two additional colors added some dimension to my stamping. You can see in the A2 cards how I used the additional Stampin’ Pads.

Paper Pumpkin

I also found that my Bermuda Bay Ink Spot was relatively dry. It was the biggest disappointment I had with Paper Pumpkin. I will call Stampin’ Up! and let them know. Stampin’ Up! customer service is A+. I know they will bend over backward to fix the dry spot problem. More Stampin’ Pads means my Bermuda Bay didn’t have to work quite as hard.

Paper PumpkinStampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

I made the enclosure cards and small gift card envelopes almost according to the instructions. TIP: Before I assembled the last envelope I traced it so I could make more from cardstock later.

Paper Pumpkin

The last project was a 4 1/4×5 1/2″ gift card envelope. I don’t need gift card envelopes now so I made the envelope and a coordinated card from the decorative bits. I added Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock plus some Copper Metallic Thread and Copper Washi Tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Collection on Closeout SALE until 1-4-17. I will get more use from these cards right now.

Paper Pumpkin

I hope this post was helpful and informative. If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, email me! My final word on the subject: I decided to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Over all my Paper Pumpkin was a fun and satisfying crafting experience.

Thank you for visiting today. Happy CRAFTY New Year!

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