Paper Pumpkin Feed


What better way to spread sunshine to family and friends than with something handmade! Send a "Box of Sunshine" or a few (yes, you can order more than 1) with the help of our June Paper Pumpkin Kit! Enjoy this Stampin' Up! video with a sneak peek of our June "Box of Sunshine" kit.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by June 10th to get your June kit. You won't be disappointed.

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Brand New Color Palette!

Take a look at this! Brand new Stampin' Up! colors are part of the May Paper Pumpkin Kit! Be one of the first crafters to play with this beautiful palette of colors - Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight.

Subscribe by May 10th to get this exclusive kit using this link:

Or order for a friend or family member. What a great "pick me up" that you can use to spread sunshine and happiness.

Pre-paid subscriptions can be purchased at with Host Code YGYNWBEP. Or contact me at for assistance ordering.

Let's Celebrate New In Colors together!


#aprilshowers scrapbook layout

 Monthly Paper Pumpkin Kits are always a fun surprise for me. I look forward to unwrapping my box of creativity, putting together the projects, and even using the supplies to make some projects of my own. I made this 2-page scrapbook layout using some of the cards from my March Paper Pumpkin Kit - No Matter the Weather.

March "No Matter the Weather" Paper Pumpkin Kit by Stampin' Up!

"No Matter the Weather" Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kits are sure to brighten your days. These boxes of creative inspiration and projects are delivered to your home each month, ready for you to open and start creating. You might choose to complete the projects exactly as directed or change them up and create something unique with your own creative touch. Each Paper Pumpkin Kit contains everything you need to complete the projects including a stamp set, ink spot, and adhesive dots. Just add your own scissors and start crafting.

These kits are designed for people of all ages and even those with little or no experience at stamping. 

Paper Pumpkin Kits are quite affordable as well with no need to purchase extra supplies. (Of course, you just might get hooked on stamping and paper crafting and want more. Then you call me for a catalog and to get help with that.) Now through March 31st, the last day of our Sale-A-Bration Promotion, you can get Sale-A-Bration Rewards with the purchase of 3-, 6-, or 12-month Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription. YAY! We all like FREE products on top of our purchase. You save $1/kit with the 6-month pre-paid subscription and $2/kit with the purchase of a 12-month pre-paid subscription. A year's subscription also gets you Stampin' Rewards for even more freebies! Contact me at to place an order or your order with Host Code MTRU76JM on my website. Contact me with questions.

March "No Matter the Weather" Paper Pumpkin Kit & Hand-Lettered Prose Dies by Stampin' Up!

March "No Matter the Weather" Paper Pumpkin Kit by Stampin' Up!



Click on the links below for product information and to order.


"No Matter the Weather" please know that I always appreciate you visiting my Stampin' Peace Blog and other social media sites. Please let me know how I can help you with your Stampin' Up! needs.

Celebrate Grand Occasions with A Lovely Day! And get a free stamp set too!

I can't wait to get my hands on the February Paper Pumpkin Kit so I can Celebrate Grand Occasions with A Lovely Day! The kit contains all the makings for 9 standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards & envelopes. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors are Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive. Wow! Picture that. Remember every Paper Pumpkin Kit comes with an Exclusive Stamp Set and Ink Spot to keep you stamping long into the future. A Paper Pumpkin Subscription is a great way to build up a stash of handmade cards, stamp sets, and ink spots. They are great for beginner stampers as well.

This picture gives you a sneak peek of what's to come in the February A Lovely Day Kit. AND...this kit coordinates with the Sale-A-Bration Happy BIrthday to You Stamp Set you can choose free with your 3-month or more Paper Pumpkin Subscription! It's a win win situation for all.

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Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
'A Lovely Day' February Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with this Happy Birthday to You Sale-A-Bration stamp set you can get free with a qualifying purchase of $50. That means you can get this stamp set free with the purchase of a 3-month or more Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription. Now that's a good deal!


Wait...there's more!


If you are considering joining the Paper Pumpkin craze, right now is a great time to do so. First of all, you can earn Free Sale-A-Bration products when you purchase a 3-, 6-, or 12-month Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription. More bang for you buck! That's what I like, and I don't want you to miss out on getting more for your money. The chart below, shows you the number of Sale-A-Bration products you can earn. AND, Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions count toward earning Stampin' Rewards when your order or SU! Party orders total $150+ meaning even more free product for you!


Please note that if you are a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber paying month-to-month, you can switch from your ongoing monthly subscription to a pre-paid subscription...saving you money and getting you Sale-A-Bration perks too. Contact me to help you make the change and get more for you money!


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Finally, take a look at the 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kits subscribers enjoyed!

Creative Packaging

Don't throw those old Paper Pumpkin boxes and empty card board boxes. Give them new life. Use your imagination; use your Stampin' Up! products; and get creative! People will be as impressed with your packaging as with their gift. And I believe they will be grateful for the love and heart you put into your gift giving. Here are a few boxes I decorated for Christmas gift giving last month.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!


Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!


Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!


Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!



Quick & Easy Gift Bags

I'd like to show you a few ways you can use your handmade cards in creating quick and easy gift bags for any occasion. In this Facebook Live video replay, I demonstrate how I made 3 pretty gift bags in a jiffy using cards made from my December Paper Pumpkin Kit. Enjoy watching, then make a few gift bags of your own using some of your own handmade greeting cards.


A handmade card in a clear envelope makes an instant gift bag decoration.
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Use the Classic Label Punch to punch a slit in the fold of your handmade card, then slip it over the bag handles for a "no peek" gift bag closure.
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Decorate a plain gift bag by hanging your handmade card. IMG_5368 (1)

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If you aren't a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I highly suggest you become one beginning with the January I'll BEE Yours Kit. Here's a sneak peek of the kit. You'll want to subscribe or purchase a Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription by January 10th. AND...with Sale-A-Bration beginning January 3rd, you have the opportunity to earn free product(s) with a 3-month or larger Pre-Paid Subscription. Contact me to get started or order online at your convenience at Please remember to use Host Code 7BRQRCDF.


Stampin' Up! Products Used

Triple Layer Stamping Technique

It's been many years since I showed this technique, and I think it's time to show it again! Enjoy my video, then get your stamping on!

Card Stock Dimensions:

Rococo Rose (or color of your choice) - card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" plus 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and 3 1/2" x 2 1/4".                                       

Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4", 4 1/4" x 3", 3 1/4" x 2".

Sentimental Rose from April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit in Rococo Rose


Sentimental Rose from April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit in Rococo Rose


Sentimental Rose from April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit in Rococo Rose

Card Stock Dimensions:

Rococo Rose (or color of your choice) - card base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" plus 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and 3 1/2" x 2 1/4".                                       

Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4", 4 1/4" x 3", 3 1/4" x 2".





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Sentimental Rose Collage

I decided after running my first ever Quarter Marathon at age 54 that I would make a little something for myself as a reward and a reminder that I am Strong & Beautiful & Resilient. I used the Sentimental Rose stamp set and supplies from my April Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love this little gift to myself and hope you like it too! The Strong & Beautiful stamp set has been one of my favorites from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. So many great sentiments for strong women and girls!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

See alternate cards made with the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit using the following link.

Interested in having monthly Paper Pumpkin Kits delivered to your door? Now is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try for the first time or as a returning customer with the Hugs from Shelli May Paper Pumpkin Kit. Stampin' Up!'s own Shelli Gardner, Co-founder & Board Chair played a major role in the inspiration and design of this kit. It's filled with beautiful touches of nature, a gorgeous color combinations, and artfully created details. The "Shelli Kit" is sure to be one of the best and most popular Paper Pumpkin Kits yet! Don't miss out on this very special kit. You need to subscribe by May 10th to receive the Hugs from Shelli Kit. Contact me to place your order or subscribe at

Get a Sneak Peek of the very special May Paper Pumpkin Kit now! Then plan to subscribe by May 10th.


Products used in addition to the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Sentimental Rose

I am Strong & Beautiful

My first thought when I woke up this morning was, "I did it. I really did it. I didn't think I could but I did! I ran a quarter marathon."

Yesterday, at age 54 and having never been athletic or played a sport, I completed my first Quarter Marathon! 6.5 miles! And I did it in 1 1/2 hours, walking just 14 minutes of that.

The back story...I told my daughter Andrea, 27, that I wanted to run a 5k. Now, I've done the occasional 5k...mostly walking, but I wanted to see if I could RUN a 5k. I asked Andrea to help me. She agreed and said she would look for a race for us to sign up for. Well, Andrea has always been a goal-centered person, and when she puts her mind to something she does it. Andrea signed us up for the Cap City Quarter Marathon...not their 5K. OH, BOY! When I expressed my apprehension, she replied, "Mom, if we're going to do this, we need to push ourselves." And push we did! We began in January. I could barely run 2 minutes. It was an accomplishment for me to run 3 minutes. The first few times we got together to run, I did a lot more walking than I did running. A couple times, I was in tears, filled with doubt, and wondering what I had gotten myself into. Well, Andrea was patient and persistent. She coached, she encouraged, she pushed, and she didn't let me give up. After a few weeks of us training together, I ran 6 minutes straight, then 10, then 17, then 20. This may not seem like a big deal to many, but to me they were huge accomplishments. After all these little milestones, Andrea would praise me, then we planned our next training run.

It wasn't until just a few days before the April 27th race that I got a little bit excited and believed I could get through it. What I didn't know was that I would run my best ever. A couple times, I told Andrea to go ahead and run ahead of me knowing she could get a better time without me. She said, "No, we're staying together, and I just want you to keep pushing yourself." Honestly, I'm not so sure I would have finished, and I certainly would not have run across the finish line, if she hadn't stayed with me. I felt really good as we passed the 4 mile sign. We reach 5 miles, and I wasn't sure I could keep going. My legs hurt and were so tired, but I didn't want to quit. I was thinking in my head, how would I feel if I just walked the rest of the way. I had to slow down to a walk and was feeling discouraged, when I said to Andrea, "I want to run across the finish line, not walk". She replied, "There's no reason we can't, but you have to push through it". And that I did. I could hear spectators calling my name from the side, "Keep going, Mary", "You're almost there, Mary", "It's only going to suck a little longer, Mary", and "You're right there, Mary". I ran (slowly) across the finish line raising my arms telling myself I did it. I dropped my arms and stopped beside Andrea who quickly put her arm around me as my legs began to give out. She told me to keep walking, and we did with her arm under mine and me leaning on her. Even after we finished the race, Andrea continued to coach and encourage to keep going. We got our medals, had our picture taken, and grabbed some snack and drinks, as I felt my eyes filling with tears. I remember looking at Andrea and saying, "I did it". 

My daughter, Emily, 22, rode her bike from the OSU campus to the race route in downtown Columbus to cheer us on. I can't tell you how much that meant to me to have both my girls there, helping me through this. I admire them both so much for all they have accomplished in their short lives and am so grateful for the way they help me and encourage me to be the best me I can be and to try things I'd never do otherwise (like ziplining in the rainforest, riding a 4-wheeler through the mud in Thailand, and finishing a Quarter Marathon.

So after sleeping most of yesterday afternoon and getting a good night's sleep (I couldn't even finish watching the Blue Jackets game last night), I woke up with a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and ready to take on more! More in my Stampin' Up! business, more in life, and more running. Can't say I'm ready to train for a half marathon as Andrea suggested we do, but who knows. Andrea and I agreed to continue running together twice a week, so we'll go from there. For now, I just want to enjoy looking at my Finisher's medal knowing I accomplished something I never thought I could before. Life is good!

Here is a card I made Andrea today to thank her for all she did to make it possible for me to accomplish the feat. I couldn't have done it without her. I also made a card for Emily because I want her to know her cheering us on at the race helped me get to the finish line. It was fun to celebrate with both my girls after I crossed the finish line...running. Both cards feature the Sentimental Rose Distinktive stamp set from my April Paper Pumpkin Kit and Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, and Mint Macaron ink pads. Note that I "stamped off" on Emily's card which gave those flowers a softer look than those on Andrea's card.

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

Strong & Beautiful stamp set & Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Distinktive stamp set

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Glue Dots

Exclusive Products coming in May!

We have 2 exclusive products available to customers in May.

The first is the "Hugs from Shelli" May Paper Pumpkin Kit. Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder, former CEO, and current Board Chair) worked closely with the Stampin' Up! Design Team in the creating of this exclusive kit. Shelli has a way of putting her own special touch into all her creative projects, and I'm sure this kit is no different. I can't wait to get my hands on it! Current Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive this kit automatically. If you are not a subscriber and wish to get this very special Paper Pumpkin kit, you can get one in one of two ways. You can subscribe monthly at or contact me to purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12-month pre-paid subscription. Subscribe by May 10th to receive the Hugs from Shelli kit!

The second offering in May is the "Everything is Rosy" Product Medley.This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom. This Product Medley has been designed with avid stampers in mind. AND...wait for includes Rose Gold. Yay! I'm so excited to create with these Rose Gold elements and all the other coordinating products. Everything is Rosy Stamp Set and 10 Coordinating Dies
Melon Mambo Ruched Ribbon (10 yards)
Night of Navy with Rose Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon (10 yards)
Rose Gold Shimmer Paint
6” x 6” Designer Series Paper Stack (48 sheets – 8 each of 6 doubled sided designs)
6” x 6” Rose Gold Foil Paper (8 sheets)
3 sheets of Die Cuts, two are printed 
Rose Gold Die Cuts (4 sheets – 2 of each design)
Rose Gold Adhesive-backed Mirror Embellishments 


Everything Is Rosy will be sold May 1st - 31st or while supplies last.