Friday, March 22, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin is Finally Here!

Hi Stampers!

This week I received my Welcome Kit for the My Paper Pumpkin Kit Club.  It was so exciting to see the box waiting for me when I got home. I knew that in a matter of minutes I would have some fun projects completed!  The Welcome Kit is the first kit that you will receive when you sign up for the subscription, no matter what month.  If you cancel and then re-subscribe you will receive the Welcome Kit again.  Just thought I would pass along that bit of info to you!

Look on the Stamp Lab blog every month to see that month's kit as well as additional projects you can make using the kit supplies.  Did you miss a post?  No worries, all of the My Paper Pumpkin posts will be listed under the My Paper Pumpkin tab at the top of the page.  Remember, a lot of the stamps provided in the kits will be exclusive kit designs and they will not be available for purchase from Stampin' Up!

So this is what the kit looks like when you first open it.  In the future your kit will come in the orange My Paper Pumpkin box.  Stampin' Up! had a lot of the Welcome Kits still in the brown craft boxes.  No worries, it's still adorable!

There is a sweet little note inside the box.

Wrapped up in tissue - makes you feel like it's Christmas morning!

Inside you will find a Basic Gray Stampin' Spot and your exclusive stamps for this kit.

This is the kit packet.  The color image is your set of instructions.

Everything you need to make fantatic projects.  Colors featured are Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, and Tempting Turquoise.  In the welcome kit you will also get a D Block as a thank you for joining gift!  Save this block for use with future kits.

When opening your Stampin' Spot, keep the sticker on one side still intact.  This way you won't loose your lid!

I made 4 different projects with this kit.

This card was made following the instructions included with the kit.

This one features the same components with a different layout.  Also, I only inked up the "hey there" part of the stamp.  This is easy to do with the Stampin' Spot.  I also stuck the green circle to the card and then stamped the splatter spots overlapping the green circle.

With a few extra items you can go from a more masculine card type/design to one that's more feminine and whimsical.  I cut the Daffodil Delight banner on the opposite end with a fish tail and used two of the scalloped stickers to create a sentiment banner.  I punched out some Basic Gray butterflies with the Bitty Butterfly punch, and stamped the splatter marks on them.  Then I added some sparkle with a Large Basic Rhinestone.

Finally I used the remaining kit components to make this little box to hold some treats!

Here's how you create the box:

1. Decorate the short edge of the card base with an Edgelit or border punch.  Here I used the Finishing Touches Edgelit.

2. Place the short edge of the card stock on the top of your Simply Scored tool and score at 1-1/8" and 4-3/8".

3. With the long edge on the top of the Simply Scored tool, score at 2" to the score line, and score at 5-3/8".  You will automatically have a score line at 4-1/4" because the card base is pre-scored.

4. Cut out the two rectangles starting from the 2" score lines.  You can use these scraps for punching out the butterflies featured in the card shown above.

5. Cut along the remaining two score lines to make flaps.  Fold along all of the remaining score lines and use your bone folder to make crisp creases.

6. Apply Sticky Strip as shown.

7. Assemble the box and decorate!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to order any of the extra supplies used to make these projects.  

If you would like to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin, visit the website and kindly select me, Sarah Souza,  as your demonstrator. 


  1. Your projects are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. super cute!! i didn't know SU was doing a monthly kit club!!

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    1. Yep! My Paper Pumpkin is the Birchbox of crafting! If you would like more information, you can go to to see what it's all about. SU has really done a nice job putting this together.

  3. Loved your tutorial for the box and I included a link to your blog on my 5 Ways on Fridays post about My Paper Pumpkin:

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