Almost a year ago I opened my first Paper Pumpkin and I thought it would be fun to share with you how I used each one and what I made with the leftover pieces. Keep in mind I often use other cardstock, ink and maybe die shapes. If I’ve used anything other than those three things I will note it in the description. I wish I had thought to take pictures of the alternate projects. I did add the photos of the December 2020 cards and projects.
March 2020: No Matter the Weather
This kit arrived near our first COVID-19 shutdown. The encouraging sentiments like, “No matter the weather we’re in this together” and “You are capable of amazing things” were perfect. My daugher and I made all 12 cards and sent them to family friends.
Extra: Used Blends to color the flowers.
April 2020: My Wonderful Family
Sometimes we make cards for so many other people that it’s easy to forget family members. This kit celebrated family relationships. A young lady I knew was interested in Paper Pumpkin. With her permission I kept a few things to make this layout then gave the rest of the kit to her.
May 2020: A Kit In Color
Each annual Catalog features 5 new colors that we call In Colors. These are the colors that are trendy and they remain in the Annual Catalog for two years. This kit featured the new In Colors for 2020-2022. I kept one card of each design and sent the rest. Hint: You can use the inside of the envelopes for color.
June 2020: A Box of Sunshine
This was such a well designed Paper Pumpkin. It made 8 cards, but was designed to be a gift box filled with yellow things. It included decorations and a label for the front so you could eaily mail it. I loved finding creative yellow gifts and giving it to someone that needed a smile. I sent all the cards, but what you see on the layout.
July 2020: Summer Nights
We enjoyed nights on the deck with the luminaries from this kit. It made 9 cards and 9 luminary bags, They were pretty and relaxing. We made and sent the cards and can reuse the luminaries next year.
August 2020: World’s Greatest
This kit was designed to honor Essential workers or anyone else important to you. We made and used 6 cards and I kept 3 to make this special layout for my husband, who is an Essential worker and a hero to many.
(used August 2019: The Gift of Fall)
This is the first Paper Pumpkin I opened! It ws free in my Starter Kit. It made tags and gift bags. I decorated the bags and filled them with gifts for friends.
(used September 2020: Hello Pumpkin)
This kit made 20 cracker boxes with the option of Halloween or Fall decorations. Since I made them for small children, I only filled them with candy. With all the decoartaions I didn’t use, I was able to make 2 double page layouts. Extra items: Night Magic Designer Series Paper.
(used September 2020: Hello Pumpkin)
I loved the Hello Pumpkin kit for the Fall decorations. It was tedious to glue all the indiviual elements, but it was worth it. Extra items: Gathered Leaves Dies for the larger leaves only)
(used October 2020: Joy to the World
and November: Jolly Gingerbread)
The Joy to the World kit was designed for penpals around the world. It came with words in different languages. I made cards for my penpals and used the leftovers for this layout. It’s one of my favorites.
Extra Items: Gold Foil Paper
I didn’t make a layout with the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin because I used all of the contents. It made gift card holders with envelopes. I used some for my own use and the rest I sent as little craft kits in some Christmas cards.
December 2020: Beary Comforting
I adored this kit for several reasons, but mostly because I seem to need a lot of Get Well cards lately. It was also a birthday theme and that’s the layout theme. I also made several cards, a little kleenex box. Extra items: Happy Birthday sentiment stamp and Gold Foil Paper.
Other items made with the Beary Comforting Kit