It’s fun to look back on the year and see how I used the Paper Pumpkin Kits. In 2020 I tried to use the kits in the month I received them and I tried to use only what was in the kit. (See 2020 A Year in Paper Pumpkin). This year I used the kits to better suit my needs. This meant using the kits in different months. I’ll explain as I go. (The kits I show for 2021 are no longer available, but new ones are available each month. (See “What Is Paper Pumpkin?”)
The January kit had a Valentine theme so I used the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin instead. It was called “Beary Comforting” and came with two themes, a Get Well and Birthday. I made several cards with both themes, but focused on a birthday layout.
For February I used the January 2021 kit. It was fun because i used the contents to make a photo/journal album. The leftovers made this layout. (See album here)
The March layout was made using the February 2021 kit called “Bouquet of Hope”. It was perfect for beautiful cards and this birthday layout.
The April kit was popsiscle/ice cream themed so I saved it for July. I used the March “Here’s To You” kit for April instead. It made wonderful cards for people who love the outdoors and/or the mountains and itt fit well for the April layout.
The May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit had a baseball theme. It was super cute, but we are a soccer, basketball, and football family so I opted not to get “Batter Up!”. When you become a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can choose which months you want and which you don’t. I chose to use the June “Expression in Color” kit for May instead. It made beautiful cards and this Mother’s Day layout.
Because I opted out of a kit and because I used most of everything in some kits, I had to use other supplies for some layout. The retired Pretty Perennials stamp set made a fun, bright layout for Spring pictures.
The July Kit with a camping theme was called “The Adventure Begins”. We weren’t going camping this year so I opted not to get it. Instead, I had saved the April 2021 kit for this July layout because I knew we were going out of town to visit an incredible ice cream place. It also made cute summer cards.
It seemed that everyone adored the August 2021 kit. It was called “Hope Box”. It made beautiful cards and came with decorations for the box itself. The box was intended to be turned into a keepsake box of special things. I decorated the box, made some of the cards and used the rest for this layout.
The September Kit was called “Haunts and Harvest”. It made treat holders and I needed them. It worked out well that I didn’t use the Paper Pumpkin Kit for September because we lost a beloved family pet. I chose to use the Sweet Stocking DSP along with the Pampered Pets stamp set and retired dies for a special layout. Other products that are not Paper Pumpkin are listed below.
I needed some easy-to-make Christmas cards and the October “Peaceful Christmas” made pretty Christmas cards. Since I didn’t have a kit for October, I used Blackberry Beauty DSP (currently unavailable) and Alphabet Dies to make a unique Fall layout.
The November Kit was called “Gifts Galore”. It was Christmas themed so I saved it for December. Instead, I used the opposite sides of the same Blackberry Beauty DSP that you saw in the October layout. I love that Stampin’ Up!’s DSP is double sided and you can get different looks when you mix and match both sides. For November I also used the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp set, the Detailed Pumpkin Dies and Brass foil to make this Thanksgiving layout.
You can buy the stamp set and dies as a bundle to save10%. Howver, you can also purchase them seperately.
This last layout of 2021 was made using the November “Gifts Galore” kit. You can see the recently shared post with more details about this kit. (See “Gifts Galore Alternative” here)