Aloha and Happy Halloween, all!
I’m among those who treat this day as a day for fun for kids and adults alike. We can dress up and do silly things just for the fun of it, and very few people have a problem with it. Of course, as a Stampin’ Up! “nut,” I try to make cards and treats that feature Stampin’ Up! products every year. This year was no exception.
Paper Pumpkin, the monthly kit from Stampin’ Up!, did a wonderful job of making it easy to put together all these fun treats this year. In fact, there were 20 treat boxes in this year’s Halloween kit, and there just happened to be 20 people at my husband’s duplicate bridge game (that would be 5 tables) on the Sunday before the big day. So off they went to the bridge players. One of them was over for dinner last night and she said the “Bone Appetit” greeting made her laugh. I’m sure it was because she’s spent a bunch of time in France and the accent was in the right place.
If you’ve not looked into Paper Pumpkin of late, now just might be the time to do it. I’ve been really impressed with the kits this year, and they seem to get better and better. If you’re on Facebook, you can subscribe to several Paper Pumpkin groups, most of which have lots of up-to-date information about what might be in the next kit every month. So if, for example, a kit with treat boxes wasn’t going to be of interest to you, you could have opted out of this month’s kit. If you have a subscription, it doesn’t affect the number of kits you’ll get. So there’s no loss if you skip a kit (except for the fun you’d have making it). And if you’re just buying them month-to-month, you just don’t get billed that month!
The kit I just got is a set of gorgeous Christmas cards. I haven’t made them yet because I want to wait to see what the November kit has in the way of stamp set and ink spot. The kit will be tags (doesn’t interest me) but I’ll bet a lot of the “stuff” in that kit will make those Christmas cards even better!
If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, let me know (e-mail or phone call works – just remember I’m in Hawaii, so there’s a time difference from the mainland US!) In each kit you get everything you need to make that kit’s projects – except a pair of scissors if there is ribbon or twine to cut. But who doesn’t have a pair of scissors somewhere around the house?! If you’re a new subscriber, you get a size D acrylic block in your first kit, so you’ll always have something on which to mount the photopolymer stamps that come with the kits.
Do try it out – and let me know what you think.