2020 Year of Paper Pumpkin Projects

Almost a year ago I opened my first Paper Pumpkin. I loved it right away, but didn’t get a subscription. I regret that. Now that I’ve subscribed, I use it for quick 6 x 8 memory keeping as well. Here is how I used each of the kits I got in 2020. Keep in mind I often use other cardstock, ink and maybe die shapes. If I’ve used any other additional supplies it will be noted in the description

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 daughter 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 easily mail it. I loved finding creative yellow gifts and giving it to someone that needed a smile. I sent all the cards, but used the leftovers for 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 will reuse the luminaries next year.

August 2020: World’s Greatest

This kit was designed to honor Essential workers. We made and used 6 cards and kept 3 to make this special layout for my husband, who is an Essential worker and a hero to many.

September 2020
(used August 2019: The Gift of Fall)

This is the first Paper Pumpkin I opened! It was free in my Starter Kit. It made tags and gift bags. I decorated the bags and filled them with gifts for friends.

October 2020
(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 decorataions I didn’t use, I was able to make 2 double page layouts. Extra items: Night Magic Designer Series Paper.

November 2020
(used September 2020: Hello Pumpkin)

I loved the Hello Pumpkin kit for the Fall decorations. It was tedious to glue all the individual elements, but was worth it. Extra items: Gathered Leaves Dies for the larger leaves only)

December 2020
(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 pen pals 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 November 2020 Paper Pumpkin because I used all of the contents as it was designed. 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. The layout was a birthday theme which was included. 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

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