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May Paper Pumpkin

When I was helping to design this kit I knew I wanted to make something that would be a fun and easy way to use Instagram photos.  (I absolutely love Instagram photos and I loved putting this little mini album together using my growing stash.) After I finished my cute little album, I started playing around with other ways to use this kit. Here is what I came up with!

These cards were super-simple to put together. I used the Woodgrain Background Stamp to add some texture to the Whisper White Cardstock, added a few ink splatters, then stamped the little arrow stamp. I didn’t want the “Love this” on the card, so when I stamped it I just used a piece of tape to cover the word on the ink pad, then pulled it off before I stamped it on the paper. You can also use a Stampin’ Write Marker to mask out an unwanted piece of the stamp. I love the Polaroid frames in this kit! They look so cute on these cards with a little washi tape on top and the punched out heart in the middle.  So simple and fun. 

I also thought it would be fun to do a little scrapbooking with this kit. I took my favorite photos from the month of February and put together a few pages to remember our February. I used My Digital Studio to add some journaling to the photos and the paper from the kit, but other than that, everything I used came from the kit. I love how it turned out!
The “Best year yet” card came in the mail for my birthday from Anthropologie. I love including things from my everyday life in my scrapbooking. I know I will be using the Love This arrow stamp a ton in other memory keeping projects I am working on.  It is just such a fun and versatile little stamp.

To get the printing on the cute paper that comes with the kit, I just ran it through the printer. I made the quoted tab in My Digital Studio. As you can see, I had a ton of fun adding the little tickets and words all over my pictures. I love how the kit comes with so many.

I hope you guys have as much fun playing with your Paper Pumpkin as I did!

Arika B.
Concept Artist


  • Melisa Sanchez

    Nov 29

    How can I cancel my subscription to Paper Pumpkin? Thanks

  • Faylee Rabette

    Nov 29

    I LOVE Paper Pumpkin! Although I am an experienced stamper, I enjoy getting the box of surprises each month & how quickly I can finish the projects. Because everything is included, I don't have to go digging through my supplies & I can create on-the-fly:) I am so pleased that you are including albums & booklets in the monthly kits and not only cards. Way to go, Stampin Up! Paper Pumpkin would make for a great gift to those that love to create in your life. Thanks you!

  • Jen

    Nov 29

    Love the scrapbooking layouts - and your weimaraner! We have 3 weims ourselves :)

  • Phyllis Strickland

    Nov 29

    Thanks for all these great ideas!! I was not sure what to do with this kit.