Friday, August 16, 2013

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up Review & Giveaway

Some of you scrappers out there might be familiar with the company Stampin' Up. Stampin' Up makes stamps, stamp pads, and other great crafty products that you can only purchase through Stampin' Up home parties or through independent sales consultants called Stampin' Up demonstrators.

Or you can purchase Stampin' Up's newest product called Paper Pumpkin. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service that each month delivers (right to your doorstep) a box filled with stamps, ink, paper, and accessories all cut, measured, and ready to create a sweet project! Each project takes 30 minutes to complete and provides instructions to help you along the way.

And as a House Party member, I was given the chance to try out one of the Paper Pumpkin boxes for free by hosting a Paper Pumpkin party. My guests and I each received our own Paper Pumpkin box with stamps, an ink pad, stickers, twine, buttons, cardstock, and envelopes so that we could make four cards. Following the instructions was pretty easy to do, and everybody's cards turned out well.

I think this is a great service for crafty people who may not have time to go out and purchase all these products individually or throw/attend a Stampin' Up party. (You don't need to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator or go through a demonstrator to subscribe.) It's also great for beginner crafters who may not know where to start on their crafting journey and just need a jumpstart every month.

To subscribe, just go to It's $19.95 per month, but if you use the promo code I was given, you'll get your first two months for only $10. Just use the code Houseparty and make sure you subscribe before August 31, 2013. (That's when the code expires.)

Or you can continue reading this post to find out how you can win a Paper Pumpkin kit!

But first, what does one serve at a Paper Pumpkin party? Why, pumpkin-flavored goodies, of course! Sure we had the normal scrap party snacks (M&M's, Chex Mix), but I also made some special pumpkin goodies: pumpkin milkshakes and pumpkin fudge. The fudge I placed inside cellophane, tied it up with a ribbon, and put that into really cute pink and orange buckets from the $1 spot at Target. It made the perfect party favor, especially when I added the Paper Pumpkin logo as a tag.

Okay, so onto the GIVEAWAY. I ended up with extra Paper Pumpkin kits from House Party, and I'd like to give them away to some of my fellow crafty people. All you have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST by midnight EST on August 23, 2013 telling me what kind of craft projects you like to do, and I'll randomly pick three lucky winners to receive a Paper Pumpkin kit. Good luck!


  1. Hi Laurie - like you, I love to do all sorts of crafty things! I've dabbled in crochet, knitting, sewing, beading, but my heart belongs to paper crafting! Currently, I'm addicted to making banners for home decor. I'm in the process of making a re-usable "birthday" banner for my office. A fun way to let everyone in the office know when someone is having a birthday. Oh, and I totally LOVED your manly mustache card!!! Happy Crafting!

    1. Hi Tara! Congrats! You are a winner of a Paper Pumpkin kit! Please shoot me an email at fightclubmolly (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address, and I'll send the kit to you ASAP.

  2. Would love to try paper pumpkin. I love all stampin up projects.

    1. Hi Meredith! Unfortunately, the giveaway has ended, but you can visit to find out more about the kits!