VIDEO: August Paper Pumpkin “Chalk it Up” Alternative & Giveaway

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It’s Paper Pumpkin time, yipppeeeee! It’s also time for a Paper Pumpkin kit give-away, leave a comment on this blog post to enter to win my “Seriously Amazing Paper Pumpkin kit” (Details below).

Chalk it up to Love” is the name of the August 2015 Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kit and exclusive stamp set. I think this may be my new “most favorite” PP kit ever! I designed these 2 beautiful alternate cards  using the kit. There’s a fun video below, in which I confess a “dirty little secret” about one of my addictions to pearls, and the support group I may start. Maybe you share this addiction?

The PP kit August exclusive stamp set includes the photopolymer stamp set, also has a Whisper White craft Stampin’ Spots. die cut banners, flowers and fringe, tags and gold foil note cards and envelopes. It also comes with instructions to make 6 cards and 3 boxes. I’ve also posted a 2nd video  below to show you how to put it together.





Win a free “Seriously Amazing” Paper Pumpkin kit from me! Simply leave a comment on this blog post between now and September 15, 2015 to enter. I will announce the winner on my blog and Facebook. Note: only comments on this blog post count. Comments on my other posts, Youtube and Facebook are always welcome, but don’t count towards the drawing. 2015-08 paper pupmkin seriously amazing kit giveaway



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Featuring all supplies for this project pdf



Paper Pumpkin: August 2015 Chalk It Up To Love




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  1. i never got paper pumpkin kit before thanks for a chance to win

    • Donna Anzalone says

      I would love to win this Paper Pumpkin kit. It looks like a really cute one!

      Thank You!’

      Donna A.-Rush, NY
      Stampin Up Customer

  2. what a cute kit.

  3. Hi! I cut my pearl strips to match the size of my butterfly body and wow what a beautiful butterfly. I have never ordered the paper pumpkin kits because I am not sure I would like the pre printed decorations on the cards. I have never seen one in person so I would love to win one…………thanks for a chance!

  4. I just subscribed to Paper Pumpkin! Love, love, love this August kit!!

  5. I love paper pumpkin kits!!

  6. Jennifer Thompson says

    I lovely alternative cards you created. Great idea for using up the tiny pearls! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Karen Torkelson says

    Fun to watch you, would love to win a Pumpkin Kit, I have never done one.

  8. Loved your alternatives x My tip for the strings of pearls is to add them vertically to the bodies of butterflies- very professional look xx

  9. Tami – I love your alternate PP projects! You are so right about the string of pearls always being left. Great idea adding them to your tags — will have to remember that the next time I need a little some thing to bling up my card!

  10. Really cool projects and the kit looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win one of these.
    Hugs and Happiness,
    Briana C.

  11. Marcia Kulibert says

    Hi Tami, those are really fantastic ideas to try with my Paper Pumpkin kit. It really makes an elegant card for any occasion. Also I like how you did the ribbon on the box so that it’s not wrapped around the box tightly. Thanks, Tami. Blessings on your week.

  12. Christina Galloway says

    Cute kit and cards.
    Never had a pumpkin kit before.
    Thanks for a chance to win one.
    Christina x

  13. Hi Tami

    Thanks for a chance to win the pumpkin kit. Haven’t tried the pumpkin kit
    but was always “curious”. I like to use the row of pearls that are attached for cutting into 3’s or 4’s and using them in the corners of the card to dress it up a little, or bubbles coming out of a fish. But I agree, they are the last to go!

  14. I’m a YT subbie and enjoyed your alternate ideas for thie month’s kit. Thanks for sharing! I just started getting Paper Pumpkin, so I don’t have the kit you’re giving away. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

    • Oops! I was trying to correct my spelling before it posted, but now I’ve posted the same thing twice. Will you delete this one?

  15. I’m a YT subbie and enjoyed your alternate ideas for this month’s kit. Thanks for sharing! I just started getting Paper Pumpkin, so I don’t have the kit you’re giving away. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  16. I’ve never tried a Paper Pumpkin kit, but you make it seem easy and fun! I use the left over pearl strings for the butterfly bodies. I hope I win!!

  17. Have been away from stamping for a while just ordered the pumpkin kit. Really looking forward to this arriving in the mail.

  18. Love the alternate ideas. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  19. I’ve never done this before but that is a really cute kit. Fall is one and most favorite holiday. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Diane Knight says

    Wow, love the kit and video…thanks Tami!

  21. I am a new subscriber and would love the chance to win another kit. Thank you for the opportunity.

  22. Alway enjoy your videos. Glad to see your face! Keep laughing !

  23. I usually cut the line of pearls/jewels into sets of 3 for butterflies bodies or into singles for other uses.

    I just started pp 2 months ago so I don’t have that other set.

    Thanks for the ideas.

  24. I love the way you used pieces from the original kit to make something so else so beautiful!

  25. Hi Tami, I love how you think outside the box. You’re amazing! I never been involved with the pp kits. Maybe time to rethink this. Thanks!

  26. Daphne Baker says

    Hi Tami, I haven’t been to your blog for quite awhile as I’ve been very sick but I love the new look. It’s also great to see your smiling face! 🙂 beautiful!
    Ok, I like the long one better but that’s not to say I don’t love the short one too!
    When I get down to just the strips left on my jewels, I snip them with my paper snips to make them singular and use them up. Easy peasy!
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  27. I love this months set, I am waiting for mine its late. I think it’s cool you picked the 15th of sept for the giveaway since that’s my little guys birthday and he loves trying to make cards and do things I am doing in my office. Love the cards you made on your own from the kit. I love using my kits to make new projects. P.S. about the string of pearls yo can cut them with a craft knife and use them on cards.

  28. Gaye Miller says

    I just took advantage of the two month special and recently received the August box. Even though I’m happy with it straight out of the box, I love your alternate projects. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Christina Trimble says

    I love your alternate card ideas for August’s Paper Pumpkin.

  30. You asked 2 questions on your video, which was very fun btw. First, the little strands of pearls and rhinestones for that matter, are great to put a few down the center of the butterflies. Particularly, the ones we have a punch for. As to your 2nd question, I prefer the longer banner card. Thank you for sharing.

  31. So cute, I love the added sequins! Thank you!

  32. Love these cards so elegant! Thank you for the chance to win

  33. I love your alternate card ideas! I like the longer banner on your second alternate card! Thanks for all you share. I love your blog!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

  34. I love this kit and your alternate cards! I love pearls also but any kind of bling puts the sparkle in my eye! Thanks for a chance to win this great kit!

  35. Brenda Tucker says

    Thanks, Tami for this wonderful chance to win Paper Pumpkin, that’s so
    nice of you!!! I think you are fine on the bling, the more the better…I really enjoy watching your videos, & appreciate all your work! Brenda

  36. Dont know if Iam eligible as i am in New Zealand, but dont have stampin up near me, so thought I would try. Thanks!

  37. I love this kit! It’s so pretty! I especially love all that gold! I’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin before but they look like so much fun! Would love to win this kit! Thanks so much for the chance!

  38. Tina Thomas says

    love these kits!

  39. Sally Sikora says

    WOW!!!!! This is a FABULOUS kit. I just started watching your videos and find them to be so informative. Such Vision you have. Thank You

  40. I’m intrigued by these paper pumpkin kits. I’ve not tried one before.

  41. Thanks for the chance to win. Fun kits. I am really enjoying PP. Just joined in August.

  42. Lisa Koenecke says

    I love Paper Pumpkins and would LOVE to have this kit!! I love stampin up and I think if anyone saw how many stamp sets I have they would call me a hoarder!!!

  43. debbie essay says

    I would love to win this…..I’ve never tried the paper pumpkin kits. Love your blog and your videos. Thanks for sharing

  44. I’ve been “on the fence” about subscribing to the Paper Pumpkin, and would love the chance to win an actual kit to play with. Thanks!

  45. Lynn Gauthier says

    Snickering…I’m a PJA too! Too funny! I snip 3 at a time and use them on cards and projects; but, I still have a lot of them left.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. BIG fun!!!

    • Welcome to my Pearl Jewel Anonymous club Lynn!! My name is Tami, and I’m a Pearl Jewel Addict. I love ’em and I’m not afraid to say it.

  46. Carrie Burr says

    What a beautiful sunset. My children never cooperate for photos either!

  47. I LOVE stampin up and and to say thank you for giving us all the opportunity to win such an amazing item. Thank you and this would be fabulous!

  48. Avis Westfall says

    I am a new subscriber. Thank you for a chance to win!

  49. Louise Hull says

    Tami, I love seeing your designs each day. The ones for this kit are quite striking. The kit looks amazing, and I would love to win it. Thanks for your generosity.

  50. I LOVE this month’s kit!! I don’t have the Amazing kit, but would love to win it! Sept 15 is my birthday.. so hopefully I’ll be the lucky winner! 🙂