VIDEO: January Paper Pumpkin Reveal, Alternate Project & Giveaway

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Cute Conversations is the name of the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin Up. The stamp set that came in the kit reminded me of the candy “conversation” hearts, and that’s what I used for inspiration for these alternate card ideas. They are kind of like big giant candy heart cards. There’s a little something for everyone in this kit. So you can spread the love, whether you have a Valentine, or not.

Some of the techniques I’m going to share in today’s video are how to make this cool gold splatter effect, heat embossing, how to use the emboss buddy, background texture and sponging.

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Being single, I got a huge kick out the “Meh” stamp, and had some fun making a little different “broken-hearted” version of the card hahaha!

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Periscope: I was so excited that as soon as my “orange box” (Paper Pumpkin kit) arrived in the mail, I jumped on Periscope and did a Live Broadcast of the unboxing. I love doing the live video because you guys can be a part of it and ask questions while we go. I’ve included a clip from this Live broadcast in my video tutorial below.  Join me on Periscope @stampwithtami

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January Paper Pumpkin Kit inspiration sheet includes

  • Complete Supply List
  • Card Measurements



Candy Heart Cards Tutorial & Paper Pumpkin Reveal


Cute Conversations Banner Kit Instructions


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Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin Kit –  January 2016



  1. Had to look up MEH too! If found that it’s the equivalent of a shoulder shrug. LOL. You have such a creative mind Tami. Would love to win this Paper Pumpkin.

  2. Sharon McD says:

    Oh, this is such a cute kit. Pick me, pick me. LOL

  3. Awesome Cards Tami

  4. Tami, I just recently happened onto your blog. That was my lucky day! You are fabulously creative and I want some of your energy & enthusiasm. Spectacular! The cards are wonderful & I’m so happy to know what MEH means. LOL

  5. Thanks for the alternate ideas! I opened my kit and wanted something else to do with this, yay!

  6. Great idea for how to use the MEH stamp, Tami. I was wondering what I would do with that… 🙂 Thanks for sharing! ~jen

  7. Denise Ferrari says:

    Such cute cards! The Meh was a great idea. Not everyone has a valentine.
    Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Really like your card ideas , I too am not a banner person.
    You get the excitement level up because of your excitement…

  9. Mary C. Farrington says:

    I never remember to flick the glue and use glitter and it looks so cool.

  10. Lynda Thomas says:

    Came across your video where you asked for feedrback after showing off the swap samples. LOTS of great cards to make! And I can’t wait to find out about the special to join as a demonstrator.

  11. Loved your video, Tami! It’s refreshing to see more non-conventional Valentines, including the MEH card!

  12. I also needed an alternate idea of what to do with this kit. Thanks for showing the cards. I have never seen the glue flicking idea but think it looks fabulous and will be using it on mine. Thanks for the great ideas.

  13. Kim Thain says:

    Very cool card!! I like seeing different ways of using the paper pumpkin!!

  14. Pat Smith says:

    I didn’t know what MEH was either. Had to look it up. It was nice that the hearts would fit on a card.

  15. Pauladawn Owen says:

    Very cute cards. I love your sense of humor!

  16. Sally Ellsworth says:

    I wasn’t excited about the January kit, but really like your alternate idea with the card. Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. I think you really did a great job with this kit, so many didn’t like the January P.P. Kit but you really embraced it. Thanks for your enthusiasm ! Great Ideas!

  18. Really cute cards & thanks for explaining meh on the video! Great video (as always)
    Hugs !!!

  19. Tammy Sofonia says:

    I love all your ideas…Thank you

    Tammy S

  20. Pat Jeschke says:

    I have never ordered Paper Pumpkin but watching this video it makes me consider this. These cards are awesome. I would love to have this free Paper Pumpkin. Thanks

  21. Jackie Starr says:

    Love your tutorials and would love to win this kit. Awesome

  22. Tammy Whealen says:

    I love how you did the glitter with the glue. I’ll have to try that.

  23. Belinda P says:

    Love the cards that you made with this kit and I am a bling nut and will have to try the glitter trick with my next few cards, It is fabulous. Would love to win the Paper Pumpkin Kit. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a great day.

  24. Nikki Schellhaas says:

    Great idea, I’m not much of a banner person either so this was a nice change.

  25. Victoria Soto says:

    I have pinned some of your great ideas, but never have visited your Blog or signed up. You offer excellent card making advice & really love your site and drawings. Excited to be part of your email family.

  26. Absolutely live the conversation hearts idea. So would love a chance to try at home.

  27. Cecilia Gonzales says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  28. Love your paper pumpkin alternative cards!! Wasn’t sure what to do with the MEH Stamp…so love the cars yiu made using it!! You are so creative and clever! Your cards and projects are awesome Tami!! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and creativity!! ?

  29. Sandra Kukla Schroeder says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog! I love what you have done as an alternative project for the kit. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

  30. Suzie Thomas says:

    Awesome cards!!! Love the MEH one the most!

  31. Love the dimensions of these cards. I might have to think of something to use instead of the aqua painter for the glue. I don’t have one. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  32. Love the scattered glitter! Makes for such a whimsical affect!

  33. Lynn Foster says:

    Loved your awesome alternate ideas. You’ve even tempted me to try embossing. Just need to purchase one of the de-static thingies!

  34. Maggie C. says:

    I love what you have done with this kit. The cards are really cute but I also like the banner idea. I’m not sure what I would do but I’d love to win this kit. Thanks for a chance!

  35. brenda sadler says:

    #giveaway, love this kit and the starburst video.

  36. Eileen Caulkins says:

    I really love those cards, so cute!

  37. Loved what you created with this kit! I look forward to your posts and cards you make and share!

  38. Christine Calabrese says:

    My favorite holiday besides Christmas!!! Love this Paper Pumpkin kit for valentines!

  39. Looks like fun!

  40. Diana Craig says:

    I’m excited to look at your tutorials, Tami! I want some tips on how to organize the PP kits I’ve received so far (and should suspend again to save $$. Of course, winning a whole year of them would be SIMPLY MAH VELOUS!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!!

  41. I have never tried the paper pumpkin. Have seen several finished products done by others. It would be fun to be picked for this.

  42. Very nice! I just love Paper Pumpkin!

  43. Loanne Lindfors says:

    I really liked the kit; cute ideas. I’m looking forward to winning so I can try out a kit.

  44. kristin forrester says:

    what a nice valentine’s set. I love watching your video tutorials. thanks so much.

  45. Grace Seidita says:

    What a cute set! Haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin yet but hope too soon! Thanks for all your tutorials!

  46. Fran Walsh says:

    The kit and your projects with the kit are really cute! I haven’t tried the PP kits, yet, so winning this set would be wonderful!

  47. I keep thinking of joining PP but then look at my stash. Then I see your blog…sigh…

  48. maybe I quit PP too soon…love the heart treat holders

  49. I love this stamp set!! Would love to win it.

  50. Love all your ideas with this set!