September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative 2

My favorite day of the month is the day my Paper Pumpkin arrives from Stampin’ Up.   Since Halloween is my favorite holiday I was hoping the kit would include some kind of treat container and I wasn’t disappointed. I didn’t need 24 treat bags so I came up with some alternatives by adding Stampin’ Up’s Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper and some basic card stock from my “stash”

To add dimension I dry embossed the Basic Black card stock with the new Swirls & Curls embossing folder. I covered the Whisper White card stock with the spider web treat bag included in the Paper Pumpkin and attached the adorable metal “spider trinket” in the Holiday catalog. For a wider border I used my layering squares to cut the scallop the size I wanted, then used a smaller straight line square to cut out the middle. The white paper with spiders is cut from the Toil and Trouble Designer Series paper and the “eeeek” is a sticker that came with the kit. Super cute!

The Paper Pumpkin kits have been arriving at my home in the middle of the month for over a year now and I have loved every one of them and the price is so reasonable at only $20.00/month (including shipping). Paper Pumpkin kits are complete with EVERYTHING you need to complete the projects on the instructions including adhesives, you don’t even need scissors. It’s easy to add some of your own supplies to change things up a little like I have. You can cancel anytime, and next month they promise an fun Halloween project, I can hardly wait!

Card Recipe:


  • Whisper White card stock 5½ x 8½, scored at 4¼, about 2¾ inch square from Layering Squares Framelits
  • Basic Black card stock 5¼ x 4
  • Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, spider border
  • Gorgeous Grape approx. 3 7/8 inch

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, spider treat bag, sentiment
  • Layering Squares Framelits


  • Paper Pumpkin
  • Spider Trinket
  • Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s included in kit
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Big Shot