Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Use It Up!

Today we are starting what I hope will become a weekly contribution to my blog--

Paper Pumpkin with Patty!

Patty is my teammate and my best friend.  She is normally a scrap booker, but is getting very comfortable designing cards. After all, they are just miniature layouts...right?  She is a mom of 2 grown kids and recently retired from raising Heidelberg German Shepherds.  When she isn't creating, she usually can be found making her own yogurt, hiking with her furry companion Remington, or watching how-to-videos (and then cooking and making items!)   Give a great welcome to Patty and comment to let her know you liked it!  Thanks

I am trying to stay creative during this pandemic, so I have been cooking (trying new things and new recipes), trying to get my craft room/supplies organized (not doing so well on that), and making cards.

I try to craft with my friend, Pam Funk, 2-4 times a week (trying)!  Yesterday we were on Facebook messenger and Zoom crafting.  I decided I wanted to try to use up my Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, Kit In Color.  It’s not my favorite, so I had to change it up a bit.

So here is what I made yesterday and this morning!  I will list everything I used below for you, but as you will see, I am using things from several Paper Pumpkin kits!  If you think you would like to subscribe, click here and join!  We have a wonderful time with most of the kits and the alternatives Pam comes up with and shares with us.




Kit Names


All Card Bases, rainbow mat, envelopes, star bling, “Ticket” punch out – flipped over, Misty Moonlight ink, velum hey stamp, and banners

Kit In Color

May 2020

Bakers’ twine - pink

Blissful Blooms

Aug 2018

Bakers’ twine - pink

Hugs from Shelli

May 2019

Polka Dot Strip

sometimes I use what I have!– A gift, not a kit


Ink – Berries

Crushed Curry – I bought this ink and Merry Merlot ink

Aug 2019

Words & Cake Stamp Set, Ink - Rocco Rose

Lovely Day

Feb 2020


Gorgeous Grape – A gift from a retreat!

Mar 2020

Happy Birthday on the clouds

Manly Moments

May 2018

Happy Thanksgiving and berry stamps, bakers’ twine, sequins, Ink - Merry Merlot, and the White Circle – flipped over

Gift of Fall

Aug 2019

Words & candle stamp set

Poppin’ Birthday

Mar 2019


As you can see, there are usually left-over items from each kit and every once in a while, I rummage through it and try to use it up!  This week was use up the Kit In Color from May 2020, I still have 2 card bases, several of the star bling, and 2 clouds to use up!

If you are not ready to commit to the Paper Pumpkin for a year, you can buy it each month!  There are different options, so check it out and join in on our fun!!


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