ONLINE CLASS & VIDEO: October 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Alternate Card Set & Giveaway


In today’s live online class we’ll be making these stinkin’ cute Season’s Greetings cards. These are alternative ideas for the October Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Kit. The first card is this gorgeous Wreath Shaker card created with the Leaf Punch. And don’t throw out those left over circles and scraps when you’re done. We’ll use those to make our 2nd card , the Snowman card. These cards were inspired by designs shared by Debbie Henderson and Dawn Olchefske.

Didn’t get the “sold Out” October Paper Pumpkin Kit? No worries, check out my list of quick substitutions below to make these fun holiday / Christmas cards without the kit.

I’ll also be sharing a cool trick you can do with the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers that are coming out next week. Click here for more info on these markers and how to use them from our Stampin Scoop Blends 101 video.

Live on Facebook today at noon EST. I will have Paper Pumpkin & Scrap Bin Prize Patrol (both live and “after live”). You can visit my Calendar of Events for my upcoming live schedule.


 If you liked the October kit, you’re going to LOVE the November kit.

Deadline to sign up for the November kit is November 10



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Official Kit Instructions from Stampin Up.


  • Free PDF
  • All supplies used
  • Includes measurements


Full set of cards from the kit plus alternate cards and coordinating envelopes


Wreath Shaker Card Alternate Project


Snowman card made from left over pieces in the kit.

Shaker Card #1 from the Kit

Shaker card #2 from the Kit



Here’s a few more fun projects from Stampin Up:


The creative possibilities for this kit are off the charts. For instance, our concept artist used the exclusive stamp set plus the holiday catalog’s Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper to make a card and envelope, then added a Pool Party Cardstock banner and some Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Pool Party ink to really make her project pop.

For the card in the center, she backed one of the designed cards with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, embellished with a Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper border, and stamped her greeting on Basic Black Paper for a sophisticated chalkboard look.

Finally, check out her awesome stepped-up project (which made the rounds here at Stampin’ Up! and had everyone oohing and ahhing)! She simply crafted tiny boxes out of the designed paper, stacked them up, and attached a fabulous tag with Jute Twine. You could enclose small treats or gifts in the boxes, or use the entire project as a gorgeous ornament to give to a friend!




This is a video comment entry giveaway. To enter, simply click over to the video on Facebook or YouTube, and leave a comment. No purchase necessary.

Congratulations to our live winners (drawn live):

  • Sylvia Chavez – August Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Amy Maddux Cooley – October Paper Pumpkin Kit



In addition to the October 2017 Kit (see substitutions below if you don’t have the kit)




If you didn’t subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for October’s kit and weren’t lucky enough to get one in the re-release, you can use the following substitutions to create a similar card….


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  1. Heather Peach says

    I wish we could get Paper Pumpkin in New Zealand. Love your video.

  2. Sharon Schaefer says

    Love the cards and your videos. Thank you for sharing ?

  3. Laurie Peabody says

    Love your alternative cards-great ideas! Thanks,Tami

  4. Love the alternate cards and your videos.

  5. Great video. Love your cards!

  6. Marilyn Pearen says

    Love you videos. I would love to win the Oct Paper Pumpkin kit

  7. Donna Sicafuse says

    Soooooooooo very cute the cards are, am partial to snowmen. Great job. Thanks for showing.

  8. Sandra Skonieczny says

    Love the cards.

  9. Joan Vancourt says

    Oh how darling. Love that snow man card.

  10. Chris R. from Iowa says

    I am needing some kids holiday cards for the hospitals and the snowman will be perfect! I will order some of that green plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas just in case I don’t win the kit! I think I have that embossing folder. It is just darling! Off to watch the video!

  11. Joyce Wilson says

    They are so cute. Can’t wait to make them. Thanks

  12. Love the alternate ideas!

  13. Jennifer Vos says

    Love the snowman card!!!

  14. LOVE the snowman card!! I will be making some of those for the special kids on my holiday card list. Thanks, Tami!

  15. Donna Sicafuse says

    Where do you find the time for all that you do—I think you live (know where you live—LOL) where you have 48 hours in a day to do it all—love the snowman card