Paper Pumpkin November Unboxing and Review

Today I have for you a new type of subscription box. Recently my non-crafty self attended a holiday bag party held by my friend Stephanie at Creative Tidings who is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Although I was terrible and needed tons of help to complete three bags (seriously I was worried I’d have to spend the night to finish them :)) I admit I did have fun. Stephanie recommended I try Stampin’ Up!’s subscription box Paper Pumpkin. I decided to sign up and November was my first month.

If you aren’t familiar with Paper Pumpkin it is a monthly surprise kit with a paper project. It comes with everything you need to complete the project except for some basics like scissor, ruler and perhaps adhesive. It costs $19.95 (includes shipping) plus tax for the kits. It is a monthly subscription but you can skip a month or cancel at any time right through the website – major plus for me!  Also as a subscriber you can purchase refills or select prior kits. 
This month the craft was holiday cards!  Yay perfect as I do need some cards and maybe I can make them instead of buy them. Let’s see what I got!  Warning this post will be picture heavy!!
First Look

That’s a lot of pieces!!!

Luckily the sets come with instructions and there is a video released that walks you through the steps. 
The first project is the Mistletoe Card

So far so good. 
The first stamp casualty. I’m hope I can cover that errant red mark up. I need to work on my stamping
Ok this twine and I are having a major disagreement.  It’s supposed to be tied in a bow not a knot and it’s too loose.   Grrrrrrr
Whew. I won’t tell you how long this took to do this but it’s done!  Now just 9 more cards to make. Sigh
The second card is the Holly Card. 

Luckily this one is easier. But oh no more twine.


Once I got going the cards were pretty easy to put together!  I even did some

stamps inside. I feel very accomplished and had a lot of fun!  Can’t wait for next month!

If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you can do so here.  You do not have to select a demonstrator if you don’t want to but I have included my demonstrator’s account in the links at the top of this post.  I’m sure she’d be happy to help you if you need it!

Author: had4567

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