Before you CLICK ME OFF…..please give me a minute to explain why I am Happy about this Paper Pumpkin Kit! Really….I do know that there are many of you that do not enjoy putting together kits as you would rather make up your own original designs and you know what I am going to say….THAT IS GREAT.…and I do “get it” but for this one…..YOU NEED TO HERE ME OUT!
I am always up front and super honest with you. I am not a huge fan of Halloween and I actually did not purchase one stamp set for Halloween from the new catalog as I have several Halloween Sets that I can use to make cards for the peeps etc…..BUT ONE THING THAT I DO LOVE IS….a super sweet 3-D item that I can have fun with and make people smile and this kit….YEP…IT DID JUST THAT!
When you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, you have the opportunity to purchase additional refills (basically “the guts” of the kit – no stamp set) if they have any to offer after the subscriptions are sent out! Sometime….and rarely do they offer the FULL KIT as an item to purchase and guess what…..THEY DID FOR THIS ADORABLE KIT!
I have been having my fingers and toes crossed that they would be selling the refills….and when I received a text from Mary Anne today (a fellow SUD)….I could hardly wait to get home and order them! When my box came last week I was so excited as this is right up my allet and I love the value as you can make 24 little bundles of goodness!!!
Here is a quick video from the home office…..(skip to the 1:00 mark….and then it is just a super quick 2 minute video)
I never imagined that they would also be offering the whole kit for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers but again, I was SUPER HAPPY as I wanted to get one for my son that is a teacher and also a dear friend wanted one and was sad that she let her subscription to Paper Pumpkin Lapse…and for me….I WANT THE REFILLS!!!!!
Here is the deal….IF you want to get the WHOLE KIT ($18.00) or the Refill Kit ($9.00) you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and then you can order one.
I think that many people think that they have to be a subscriber for MONTHS and MONTHS…..here is the correct answer….NO YOU DO NOT!
I actually dropped my subscription and rejoined in August as I was fearful that a Halloween Kit might come out super early and I did not want to miss it…..if I want to drop….no penalty what so ever! At the bottom of the post you will see the buttons for the product offerings but I ask you…..for just $20.00 to get the 1 month subscription…..it is sooooo worth it to purchase this Halloween Fun kit.
If you do not like the kit that you will be getting from your 1 month Subscription next month…..“gift it away” to someone that you think would enjoy it. They do make wonderful gifts and then you can cancel the subscription immediately….it is truly as simple as that!
In the picture below you can see that I have all of my kit ready to rumble….it was so much fun to put together but I am equally as excited about the stamp set….I love the simplicity of it and on Friday I will share with you some card ideas using it….just too sweet!!!
You will see that I did not use the fancy Bakers Twine that was given with the kit….it is beautiful but truth be told, I have “issues” trying to make a “well behaved simple bow” with the Bakers Twine that has a metallic thread though it…..does anyone else have that issue or is it just me!?!?
Here is a tip…the adhesive FUN words that are in the kit….I stuck them on and then dusted the back of them that was still exposed with the Stampin’ Buddy…..this way I tool the “stick off of it” and was able to stack all of my tags in the box….ready to rumble!
Here is another tip…the Black and White Bakers Twine is on the clearance rack…..and yep…it is just $1.20 – HELLO….I say snatch it up! This makes the type of bows that makes me smile!!! I always love to share “nuggets” with you!
Now what am I going to do with these???? Hmmmmm…..lots of things!!!!
- I adore to send a simple little something to my friends children that are in college…..
- My peeps and god-children
- I will make one for everyone in Johns Office….(43 in total…you see…that is why I was THRILLED that the refills were being offered…..it will only take 2 refills and I can make 48 of them for just $18.00!
- My Dad lives in an ADORABLE small town that had trick -n- treaters (the grandchildren and great grandchildren) so I will make some up for him to hand out and Dad also loves to give his Post Master….a goodie for being kind…..
- I like to take them to nursing homes and bring a bit of joy to those that do not get many visiters. John has a wonderful client that is in a home due to a stoke….he is sooooo capable mentally and has many other like him. We try to visit and bring a wee bit of fun to them.
- I also love to keep some on my car and if I am at a place that I go to often….like the feed store or the post office….I always try to do a fun and random act….we are never too old to enjoy the memories that we had as a child.
Ok – there you go…..I hope that you hung in there and remember, you need to be a subscriber to be able to order this Halloween Kit and/or the refills. You will be able to do so AFTER you do a one month subscription!
If you have any questions…..please leave it in the comment below…if I do not get the answer to you….I am sure that someone from the=is WONDERFUL BLOG COMMUNITY that I have and oh so cherish will be able to help you out!!!
See you Wednesday and get ready to grab a bike and go for a ride!!!! Stampin’ hugs!
Well that was crappy – I had a great comment including a story and I hit submit and it erased it and said “Comment too long” Well, excuse me!
Bottom line – this kit is SPOOKTACULAR!!!
What a cute kit
I’m not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber though
Not a fan of the concept
I like all your ideas of gifting them
I am making cello bags of nuggets for treats
Taking a cue from Chris….these bags are “BOO-TI-FUL!” I love how adorable they are and great for kids of any age. Good job, Susan.
The postal employees are getting my first 24. I bought one refill today. They hold more than I thought. They are fun and easy and fast to make. A win-win situation for me. My mailman was pretty happy when he delivered the kit asking if it was treat holders. One of the postal clerks asked too.
I don’t like scary or creepy Halloween stuff either and was a little skeptical what was coming out in their advertised “spooky” kit, but I love these and had fun making them! They are sweet and fun!
This kit is ADORABLE !!! Even the box it comes in this month !! The stamp set is worth the price of the kit ! Plus you get the twine and the stamping ink . Love it ! The bags are so cute and hold just the right amount .I think I may put Brach`s Harvest Mix in mine . Everybody loves Candy Corn !!
I make little treat bags for one of my daughter`s co-workers and I texted her as soon as I opened my kit to let her know how cute they were going to be ! FUN !
Thinking on the same wave length – Harvest Mix with the candy corn in it for my best buddy. She adores candy corn. I agree the stamp set is great! I was thinking that we could carefully trim the outside of the adhesive words for a fun outline (maybe). For the pumpkins I might put Cajun Craze behind them and save the silver for something else. I thought even the bags were cute. For the postal workers I thought I had better get a sealed type of candy though. I am using the twine for another project with that pretty metal sparkle in it. This kit doesn’t just scream EEEK but FUN!
Was excited to see the cute treat bags when I got my Paper Pumpkin. Plan to make them for the “Great Pumpkin-fest” my daughter always hosts, where she get everyone together and yup we carve pumpkins! They will make great participation prizes. I use the stamp sets that come with the Paper Pumpkins a lot. This set is a winner.
Susan … I subscribed thinking this would be a great kit to make treats for my colleagues … BUT … the kit I’ll receive is the October kit. Do I understand that now that I am a subscriber I’ll be able to “go back” and purchase the Sept. kit and the refills?