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. Phyllis Sinclair says:

    Love your enthusiasm!. I was waiting for your alternate card video to tackle my kit. Really like your alternate cards and the use of pearls. Now I know what to do with my kit and pearls. Thanks

    • Lynda Pestilli says:

      I am confused as to whether I am on the blog or not. 🙂 I would love to win the give a way and try one of the paper pumpkin kits. Thanks!

  2. Jean Medina says:

    Such a cute kit! I have a freshman in high school as well.

  3. I would definitely love to win the Pumpkin Kit, as I haven’t really been too keen on them (despite all the rave reviews!). This might sway me to purchase them in the future! Thank you for the opportunity!

  4. Joyce Lovato says:

    I ordered the Paper pumpkin for my Daughter she loves it and wants to gey a new kit everyday. She is hooked on Paper Pumpkin.

  5. rosemarie c says:

    Paper Pumpkin is so much fun! Hard to believe some as hesitant to sign up. I love the surprise element. Thanks for a chance to win.

  6. I have not tried the paper pumpkin kits, but they look really fun to play with.

  7. Judy Ottenstroer says:

    I’m Considering a paper pumpkin subscription and would like to see the stamp sets in person (I’m a die hard wood blockhead). Winning the kit would let me play with the stamp and know if it’s for me.

  8. I’ve always been curious about Paper Pumpkin. It would be great to win one.

  9. love you creations, always fresh and different from other people. thank you for sharing.

  10. Dolly Gunter says:

    Thanks for the many ways of using the pumpkin kit. Love I!

  11. Love it all. So excited to start my next project

  12. Vicki Mihaly says:

    I love all your instructrual videos and fresh ideas! I haven’t bought a Paper Pumpkin kit yet but would love the opportunity to see what actually you get in the kit.

  13. Thanks Tami for the chance to win a fantastic kit

  14. Such a nice kit. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your videos too.

  15. Tammy Whitley says:

    Hi Tami!!! It’s Tammy from Florida. People find it so strange that I order from you when we have never met and Im so far away from you. I just tell them, I like working with the best and….you are the best!!!! So there!!!
    Anyway, I love this kit. It has my fav colors in it to work with. Pink, Black and Gold. Of course I love anything that sparkles. Bling, pearls, rhinestones, you name it, if it shines I will use it!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome kit!!!!
    Tammy Whitley

    • I love these colors too!! And there’s nothing strange about ordering from a fellow “tammy” just sayin’. It’s completely normal hahaha.

  16. Debbie Wicklund says:

    Oh, it is so cute! I would love to win.

  17. Thanks for the catalog, I already have my order ready to place on the first.

  18. Anna Maria Finnegan says:

    Your videos are so much fun. It’s always enjoyable to watch you create something original from the contents of each months kit.
    Thanks for all of your great ideas.

  19. Love your site watch you every chance I get

  20. Joan Madison says:

    Love, love, love, all of your projects! You make it seamless. I would definitely love the win the kit!!

  21. JoAnn Porter says:

    Love your ideas for other card ideas. They came out beautiful. Using your left over string of pearls on the cards is a great way to use up the strings you have left over. I also use the strings like that for putting on the body of the butterflies after die cutting them and putting them on cards.

  22. I love this kit too. Glitz is always fun.

  23. JoAnn Porter says:

    Love your ideas for other card ideas. They came out beautiful. Using your left over string of pearls on the cards is a great way to use up the strings you have left over. I also use the strings like that for putting on the body of the butterflies after die cutting them and putting them on cards.
    I just watched the video on doing the cards as they were designed to do but I think I like your ideas better they are even more elegant!!

  24. Linda Jamme says:

    Super, a chance to win a Paper Pumpkin! I would love to be a winner and receive this for a prize.

  25. Diane Quinlan says:

    I get a lot of inspiration from you, Tammy! I have been a card maker for 20 years, but I love seeing new ideas and videos! Thank you for the chance to win!

  26. Kimberly S says:

    This looks wonderful! I always love your ideas and would love to win this kit!! Thank you for the opportunity!

  27. Dorothy Wade says:

    You are my lifeline. your videos are so easy to follow. thank you for all your inspiration and help.

  28. Being a great-grandmother and have only started card making in 2012 I have learned a lot but have not ever got the Pumpkin kit I would seriously love to try it.

  29. Love this!

  30. deb calvin says:

    i love to watch what you do and wish i could win this too

  31. Very nice!
    I don’t have children in school any longer!!

  32. Linda Bates says:

    Just signed up for the paper pumpkin club!! Can’t wait to get started. Going to a four date retreat the end of September and will be taking kit along. Bet the other girls will be jealous. LOL!!!

  33. Trish Gold says:

    Love Love the Paper Pumpkin kit and always surprised to find it in my Mailbox. This too, is my favorite it is so pretty with the gold foil and the bows, Just classy and refined. Your alternate projects are great, making them as well. Thanks Tami, love it

  34. Great video! I trying to decide if I want to describe to Paper Pumpkin in addition to the monthly stamp club. I love the alternate ideas you give.

  35. Janette Blesing says:

    I love all of your video’s and all the great info we receive.

  36. I love watching your video’s! I wished that I had a smudge of your talent! I would love to win this paper pumpkin
    so I can see if it was something that I would like to purchase! Thanks!

  37. So “over the top” with awesomeness! Love all these ideas to get my creating juices flowing. Love your fun tutorials that light up my creative genes. Thanks Miss Tami! What a fun giveaway!! Love it!

  38. I’ve heard a lot about the Paper pumpkin and how much fun they are. So I would really like to win one to try it,

  39. Sandy in TX says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. I just love all your videos!! You are awesome!

  40. Donna Biagioni says:

    I have been on the fence about signing up for the paper pumkin club. The August kit looks cute. Your alternate projects are great too.

  41. This looks like fun! Thanks for sharing.

  42. Gail Spence says:

    Tami, your blog is wonderful! Thanks for all your inspiration.

  43. A girl can never have too many pearls!! Darling ideas. I really think SU! has come up with a great idea. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  44. Nanci Wilson says:

    I have never worked with any of the Paper Pumpkin Kits, and all the work you do is just so inspiring. Thank you for all the work you do so that I always have a place to go to find out how to do all the great cards you make! P.S Our 5 yr old granddaughter Hayden also loves to craft & just went through the new Holiday Catalog & picked everything she wants. I am hoping when she gets older she will become a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator!

  45. Tami,
    Just watched you video on using your Paper Pumpkin in different ways. This is my first kit and I am looking forward to next months kit and would love to win the kit you are giving away.

  46. Never tried the Paper Pumpkin kits. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  47. I am really liking the pumpkin kits! They look like they are so much fun to play with!

  48. am hesistant to sign up, guess i’m just a bit of a control freak. would love a chance to win to see if I would like it.

  49. My problem is that I use those “line pearls” first..I snip in groups of three and they fit perfectly for the center of butterflies…I can never line up three pearls in a perfect row for my butterflies, so this is the perfect and quick alternative. Hope this helps with your challenge of the leftovers. (and will this help me win a PP?)

  50. I really enjoy watching your videos; I learn so much from them.
    I have never tried the paper pumpkin but would like to win and have
    as much fun as you do.