Alternative card for May’s Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Kits have been around for over 6 years now and let me tell you things have changes quite a bit since they first came out.  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting subscription, which will help you to save time and money…and eventually build a collection of versatile Stampin’ Up! crafting supplies.  Every month there’s a new kit and just like a present, you never know what you’re getting until you open the package.  This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit, aptly named Hugs From Shelli, was inspired by Shelli Gardner, the co-founder of Stampin’ Up! These are the cards that could be created by following the directions in the kit.

Stampin' Up! Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit, Stampin' Studio I took some of the elements from the Hugs from Shelli Kit and made the card below.

Stampin' Up! May 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Studio

The Paper Pumpkin Kit included the Hugs from Shelli stamp set and a Stampin’ Spot ink pad and all of the items featured below.  The card in the kit is actually a 3″ x 5″ card, so I cut the front off the card and attached it to a layer of Mossy Meadow and then on a Petal Pink card base.  The sentiment comes from a brand new stamp set called “to a Wild Rose” which will be available in the Annual Catalog on June 4th.

Stampin' Up! Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit, Stampin' Studio

There are so many things that come in the kits, it’s fun to create alternative ideas like I did.  You can even check out Pinterest and look for Paper Pumpkin Alternative ideas and find tons of unique ways to use the kit components.  While the May Paper Pumpkin kit with the stamp set and ink spot can’t be ordered now, the refill kit, with everything shown above), is available to order.  You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order the refill kit, so you may want to consider subscribing to Paper Pumpkin. 


Your first kit comes with a FREE, clear stamping block. The box you receive each month contains all the materials you need to craft with ease, from adhesive to precut paper. All you need to do is follow the crafting instructions and assemble the pieces to create a Stampin’ Up! card or project. Feel free to let your creativity flow and personalize your Paper Pumpkin craft!


Our CRAFT subscription box also doubles as a STAMP subscription box. Every month, as part of your subscription, you’ll receive a unique, decorative stamp set and at least one ink spot. Our stamp sets are ideal for all types of crafting projects. Plus, we don’t repeat an ink color in a 12-month period, so you’ll quickly collect a variety of reusable stamps and ink spots.


We know you’ll find something to love about crafting with Paper Pumpkin. You no longer have to wonder about what to make or how to make it. We have everything prepared for you. Here’s a little sneak peek of June’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.




Eraser stamping with Enjoy Life stamp set

I’ve got a really fun and easy technique to share with you today.  Check out “flower buds” on the card below… they’re stamped with a pencil eraser!

Stampin' Up! Enjoy Life stamp set, Stampin' Studio

To create this card, I stamped the stems from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White card stock and cut it out using the layering Ovals Framelits.  Next I inked up the end of a pencil eraser by tapping it up and down on the Melon Mambo ink pad and simply “stamped” the eraser over the stems.  Honestly, it’s that simple!  Take a closer look and you may notice the butterfly near the stems…no eraser for that…it’s another one of the images from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  The rest of the card was achieved by stamping the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White and wrapping a piece of Gray Granite Ribbon around this piece and securing to the back side.  Next I cut out an oval using Melon Mambo, one size larger than the Whisper White Oval, This was attached over the ribbon with Dimensional and the stems image was attached on top.  I attached a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock under this and attached the whole thing to a Thick Whisper White card base.Melon Mambo on the Thick Whisper White card base the stamped oval on a Melon Mambo oval.

So, what do you think of the Eraser Stamping Technique?  If you’d like to order the supplies to recreate this card you’ll find the supplies listed below.

Healing Hugs

I was playing around in my stampin’ studio the other day, trying to decide what stamp set to create something new with and the gorgeous rose image from the Healing Hugs stamp set jumped out to me.  I thought I’d use it as lately I’ve needed a lot of get well cards, so I thought I’d stock up on them. on hand.

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs stamp set, Swirly Frames stamp set, Stampin' Studio

I started out with a Basic Gray card base with a layer of Lovely Lipstick followed by Whisper White.  The rectangle images in the Swirly Frames stamp set was the perfect way to add another visual layer.  The rose was stamped in Lovely Lipstick and stamped off once so that the depth of the images showed up more vividly.  Garden Green was used for the leaves and both the flower and the leaves were fussy cut with my Paper Snips then popped up on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment, also from the Healing Hugs stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray and I finished the card with some Metallic Pearls and Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.  Quick and easy and now I’ve got some Get Well cards on hand in case the need arises.

Supplies Used on Today’s Card