Besides the obvious beauty and simplicity of Stampin’ Up’s monthly card kit, Paper Pumpkin, this kit makes creating cards so simple because all I have to do is lay out the contents of my Paper Pumpkin package and I can just start putting things together.  

For the above card I cut the background with the three colors in half and adhered it to the left side of the card base with circles. Stamp the flower with Mint Macaron ink pad and used the Gray Granite ink spot included in the kit to stamp the sentiment on the banner with the So Saffron border. I inked my sponge brayer with the Gray Granite ink and covered one of the corrugated card stock, then used a 2 inch heavy duty circle punch for the circle. Pop up the flower and sentiment with the dimensional’s included in the kit and add the beautiful enamel dots to finish it off.

The above card began with the “word” card base, use some Gray Granite card stock for the panel in the middle, and add the Flirty Flamingo enamel dots.  Wrap the Whisper White twine around the floral panel 3 times and tie a bow.   I love the big, bold “Thank You” sentiment included in this kit and used it with the Gray Granite ink spot on the Flirty Flamingo label.

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 $22.00/month (including shipping). 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.

Card Recipe:


  • Gray granite card stock 2 1/4 x 5


  • Mint Macaron ink pad 


  • Sponge Brayer