I’ll admit, a faceted diamond did nothing for me.  That single shape immediately turned me off when I saw the sneak peeks of the April Paper Pumpkin Kit – A Sara Thing.  But then my kit arrived….and I opened it.  I couldn’t believe everything that was included!  And then I saw someone share that she’d turned that silly faceted diamond over, cut it into a butterfly, and the rest is history!  My friend and fellow demonstrator, Rachel Tessman, created an amazing community of Paper Pumpkin lovers on Facebook – Paper Pumpkin Fan Club.  I think there are now over 10,000 members in the Facebook Group.  Each month customers and demonstrators seem to race to see who can come up with the most creative alternate ideas.  Some of them are so incredibly amazing.  And some make me fall in love with the kit – like this month!

A Sara Thing - April Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Kristin Kortonick

Confession: this is the first month in over a year where I’ve made all of the projects in the kit.  True story!  I might make up one of the projects so I can post it on my Facebook Page or on here.  But when I started playing with this kit kit, I couldn’t stop!  I made all twelve cards – and I’ll actually send them!

Since I haven’t been stamping much for the past few months, I hadn’t really played with the Watercolor Pencils until today. OMG!  I’m now hooked!  It was so fun to watch the colors move on the paper and blend.  This particular kit came with a cute stamp set, an ink spot, 4 watercolor pencils (warning, you’ll be hooked), a TON of adhesive, supplies to make 12 cards (4 of each of 3 designs), snazzy black envelopes with fun liners, super thick acrylic flowers, stickers, washi tape, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something.  Oh….a paint brush.  It was INSANE how many supplies came with this kit.  The Glue Dots alone are worth more than $5 – just the Glue Dots!  The kit comes with 350 Glue Dots plus a sheet of dimensionals!

A Sara Thing - April Paper Pumpkin Kit ideas by Stamp with Kristin

The final card is probably my least favorite of the three.  It’s the one I “tweaked”.  I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits to cut a different style heart and flipped the watercolor paper upside down so there was no faceting.  There are no rules when it comes to Paper Pumpkin.  You can make the projects exactly as Stampin’ Up! designed, or you can switch it up and make whatever you like.  Once you’re a subscriber, you can usually order “refills” of the kits.  Refills are cheaper than the regular kit and include all of the consumable supplies.  For example, this month’s refill kit won’t include the ink spot, watercolor pencils, or stamp set since you’d already have them in your full kit.

A Sara Thing - Alternate April Paper Pumpkin Kit idea by Kristin Kortonick

Do you now want this kit?  No worries….I’ve got ya covered!  I always order extras because I know some of you aren’t a fan of commitment and don’t like a surprise.  Let me know if you’d like one of these kits and I’ll gladly send you the details.

If you’ve been on the fence about subscribing and don’t want to miss another kit, simply subscribe today!  If you subscribe, I’ll automatically mail you the April kit absolutely FREE (offer good while I still have kits available to send).

How to Subscribe

You know you want to join in the fun of Paper Pumpkin and subscribe.  There are a variety of ways to subscribe.

Pay as You Go!  This option is the most flexible.  Just click here to subscribe.  Your credit card will be charged every month for $19.95 (plus applicable sales tax) around the middle of the month when your kit ships.  You can cancel at any time.  There’s no commitment.  You can also put your subscription on hold if you’re going away.  Or, you can even increase the number of kits if you want more!

Prepaid Kits!  This option can save you money if you know you love Paper Pumpkin.  You save $1 per month when you purchase the 6-month prepaid subscription.  You save $2 per month when you purchase the 12-month subscription.  But wait!  There’s more!  The costs below INCLUDE shipping.  These items can be added to any Stampin’ Up! order.  SO…you can earn Stampin’ Rewards when they’re included on an order of $150 or more!  It’s a pretty awesome deal!

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