Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Kit, Half-Price Goodness and a Blog Candy Give-Away!

Good Saturday to you!  Hope you’re having a fine weekend.

So – when I was home for 5 hours last weekend, I snagged my July Paper Pumpkin box – aptly name Picnic Paradise! – and brought it back with me!

It.  Is.  So.  Cute!  Take a look-see:

It’s got all you need to make 4 cute picnic baskets and 12 little note cards!

The little baskets, with their country-fied plaid papers tucked inside are perfect for holding the little cards.

Or…chocolate! 😉

I love the fun images in the included (and exclusive!) stamp set.  The sentiments are super useful – and would work on lots of other projects when you’re done with the kit!

Check out this quick video that Stampin’ Up! made showing how to put the kit together


Here’s some other ideas and projects that you could make with the goodies in this kit!


If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin yourself, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

And – this is the perfect time to give Paper Pumpkin a look-see!

Sign Up Now!  New Subscribers Get 50% Off Their First Month!

Savings are blooming, and there’s no time like the present to start a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription!  Stampin’ Up! is offering a great deal for NEW subscribers.  You’ll get 50% off your first kit when you join by August 10 and use the code: BLOOM0818
Here are the details:
  • New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818 at between July 11 and August 10, 2018 (offer ends at 11:50 PM (MT) on August 10).
  • The discount cannot be applied to prepaid codes.
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.

Click here to go out to the Paper Pumpkin website to start your subscription and get 50% off your first kit!

Now – I ALSO mentioned some…

Blog Candy!

When I grabbed my Paper Pumpkin I snapped up two extra kits that I have!  One is this July Picnic Paradise kit

and the other is a Broadway Star kit from June!

Since I have TWO kits, I’ll be drawing two names – the first winner gets the July kit and the second name pulled will receive the June kit!  Whoo-hoo!!

To receive one of the Paper Pumpkin Kits all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, 8 Aug telling me your favorite Designer Series Paper.  Can be past or present!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The two winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Friday 10 Jun!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!






Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


1 – 31 August 2018

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period
    • August 1 – August 31, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.)
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Now Available – But Only For a Limited Time!

Get in the mood to create something full of colors and seasons! Introducing the all-new, limited-time Color Your Season products:

  • Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season (also available in French)!
  • Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!
  • Watercolor Pencils in 10 new colors! Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • Please note: The bundle includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils.

The Color Your Seasons goodies will only be available until 31 August or…WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  Which means when it’s gone – it’s gone!

Dates: August 1-31, 2018

  • Products available while supplies last until August 31, 2018. This means products will ONLY be available until August 31 and ONLY while supplies last, whichever comes first. If a product’s supply is depleted before August 31, it will be made unorderable and no longer available for purchase.
  • New colors of Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Items may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit.

Get them all right here!  Remember – The bundles includes the stamp set and dies only. It does not include the Watercolor Pencils. 🙂


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix


No FFF’s for a minute – cuz…once again, I’m here and he’s home with his Dad!



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60 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Kit, Half-Price Goodness and a Blog Candy Give-Away!

  1. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Oh , those are nifty little baskets! I can see them for a Red Hat “do” with chocolate.

    • stampsnlingers

      They’d be pretty perfect for that, for sure! 🙂

  2. Dianne Stoudt

    I love the retired quilted Christmas dsp

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – that was a fun one – thanks, Dianne! 🙂

  3. Marcia kulibert

    Stripy enjoy seeing your cool cards and ideas everyday. Thanks so much for sharing. Really like Paper Pumpkin and enjoyed June’s cards-HOORAY.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Marcia! Glad you enjoy the Paper Pumpkins! 🙂

  4. Babe O'Mara

    My favorite dsp from SU was Candy Cane Christmas. I just loved the gingerbread man and candy and the little houses.

    • stampsnlingers

      Those little images were so cute, weren’t they?!? Thanks, Babe! 🙂

  5. I only had to think about it for 30 seconds. There are/have been many lovely papers, but my all time favorite and my ‘go to’ DSP has to be Wood Textures. No doubt about it. It is so very versatile for so many kinds of cards. Or projects.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh yes! That one is WAY up on my list, too! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  6. Carrie Slaughter

    Love both Paper Pumpkin kits! My favorite paper is the Broadway Bound paper. Love the colors!

    • stampsnlingers

      I love that Black and White with the Gold pops, too. Thanks, Carrie! 🙂

  7. Joslyn

    My favorite DSP is the Twinkle Twinkle paper. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s really versatile, isn’t it?!? Thanks, Joslyn! 🙂

  8. Pat C

    So many favorites it’s hard to pick just one! Currently at the top of my list is Twinkle Twinkle. ⭐️

    • stampsnlingers

      Love it – so pretty and so many uses! 🙂 Thanks, Pat! 🙂

  9. Sandra Warthen

    Whole Lot of Lovely has got to be my favorite DSP–The florals were beautiful. Second favorite was Birthday Memories, Delightful Daisies, Wildflower Fields, etc, etc, etc. It’s all gorgeous. Have a beautiful day.

    • stampsnlingers

      It IS really hard to pick, isn’t it!?! But Whole Lot of Lovely was wonderful! Thanks, Sandi! 🙂

  10. Peggy Hendricks

    Mary, thank you for your generous blog candy give-away! i would love to have either Paper Pumpkin kit. I enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

    • stampsnlingers

      So glad that you enjoy the blog, Peggy, thank you for that! 🙂

  11. Lila

    Mary, the DSP I really like came out before I joined Stampin Up. It is the Be of Good Cheer. It reminds me of the childhood candy that I received at Christmas…the little round hard candy, large peppermint sticks and the ribbon candy. I have some of this paper but hate to use it because of the good memories it brings. Christmas will always hold a special place in my heart.

    • stampsnlingers

      We had that candy, too! Was one of my favorite things around Christmas. And yes – I love Christmas, too! Thanks, Lila! 🙂

  12. Kay V.

    I love most all of SU dsp. I still have some from so far back that I cant remember the name of it. maybe from 2005. But I really like Tranquil Textures . You amaze m with your inspiration. Thank You.

    • stampsnlingers

      Tranquil Textures is so beautiful! Love all the options it gives us! Thank you so much for the kind words, Kay! 🙂

  13. K. Boyer

    I really like picture perfect party. I’ve made some really fun birthday cards with that pack. The picnic paper pumpkin is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – that one’s a lot of fun to play with! Thanks! 🙂


    Mary, thanks for your generous blog candy give-away!! my first picnic basket was rather a pain to put together but once I figured out that glue dots were essential in holding it together, it was smooth sailing from then on. Broadway star is my favorite kit of the two. my favorite DSP is the black & white petal passion, love adding color to the pages. I also really like the animal expedition from this years catalog. TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      There are so many cool papers, aren’t there – hard to pick just one fave! Thanks, Kay! 🙂

  15. Karen L.

    I really think the Animal Expedition DSP is so darn cute……plus you always have the other side for other cards that aren’t kid oriented!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a PP kit.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s great the way the two sides can give you such different “flavors”!! 🙂

  16. Claire

    I just love Stampin Up DSP. My current favorite is Tropical Escape. The colors are delish!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yup – one of my favorite color combinations! 🙂

  17. Roberta

    I really like Twinkle Twinkle . However, I think a must have are the Brights, Regals, Subtles, etc., DSP ‘s. I wish they still did them in 12×12.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a great giveaway.

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re welcome! I like the backgrounds, too – so handy! 🙂

  18. I’m crushing on Twinkle Twinkle right now.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s a really nice paper – so many uses and I love the colors! Thanks, Kathy! 🙂

  19. Stephanie A

    My overall favorite from all the years I have been aware of SU (about 15 now) is Candy Cane Lane. I absolutely adore gingerbreadman and have hoarded so many packs of that dsp! My new fav I think..I haven’t gotten my hands on it yet, is the Santa Helper (?) one.

    • stampsnlingers

      Santa’s Workshop – yep, that’s a cute one and the images in several designs coordinate with the Santa’s Signposts Framelits!! Coolness!! 🙂 Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂

  20. Paula Poindexter

    Hi Mary, nice blog candy. Favorite DSP is rough to choose from. Share what you love and Natures Poem are my favorite this time of year. Could change at a drop of the hat. Fickle in my old age.
    Seriously, I hope your times goes quickly and that you can return home soon to the ponies, Finn and Wayne. Working from far away is no fun at all.

    • stampsnlingers

      I am quite ready, Paula, no doubt! And I get the fickle. My favorite is frequently whichever one I’m using at any given moment!! 🙂

  21. Lynn C.

    My favorite DSP is from many years ago and was called Afternoon Tea. I bought multiple packs of it and still have a tiny bit left.

    • stampsnlingers

      Sounds like it’s lovely! Glad that you’ve been doling it out to yourself! Thanks, Pat! 🙂

  22. Karen Ksenakovic

    I love most of SU DSP, it’s hard to pick. I absolutely love all the new DSP out now, but my current favorite I’d have to say is the Twinkle, Twinkle and the one I use the most of and love is Wood Textures. I have a lot of favorites from the past 9 years that I’ve been buying. It’s very hard to pick one.
    Thanks for all your inspiration.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – it’s like trying to pick your favorite pony…or puppy! Love them all. But – Wood Textures…yep. That’s WAY up there! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  23. Maryanne Willequer

    I love, love, love the Tropical Escapes DSP. It’s my new favorite! It is so summery it makes me happy just to look at it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s one of my very favorite papers – love the colors!! 🙂

  24. Paper Pumpkin always has such neat things! Love July’s kit with the strawberries & blueberries! YUM! I would have to say that Stampin Up has had SO many beautiful papers since I have been using their products from back in 2001. The one I REALLY loved is the Candy Cane Lane with those cute gingerbread men! My kitchen is done in gingers! LOL I know werid, huh? I also like the Wood Textures and the Tropical Escape papers! Can’t go wrong with any of their DSP’s though! Thank you for offering the blog candy and I hope you soon get back home to your family! Finn must really be missing you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – Candy Cane Lane was adorable! Loved the Crumb Cake base on that paper! But – it really IS hard to pick, isn’t it?!? I’m looking forward to getting home to the wiggle butt, for certain sure! Thanks, Wendy!

  25. Marilyn D

    I think my favorite would be the recent SAB Spring foil DSP. Love the sparkle and shine!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – that paper was gorgeous!! Thanks, Marilyn! 🙂

  26. Ardelia

    Thank you for sharing!!! I would be excited to have either one of these!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Ardelia! Best of luck in the draw! 🙂

  27. Pam Zorn

    I love the new Under the Mistletoe DSP. It’s so hard to pick a favorite!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I really like that one, too – I’m always fond of Christmas paper! Thanks! 🙂

  28. Valerie Pass

    Frosted floral is one of my favorites! However, Share what you love and Broadway bound are terrific too!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes yes and yes! All are beautiful! Thanks, Valerie! 🙂

  29. Kathy Fennell

    Hey Mary! I have to say that I’m really liking the looks of the new Santa’s Workshop dsp. Looks like a lot of fun to be had with the whole bundle 🙂

  30. Karen

    Hello Mary! My favorite DSP is Coffee Break. Gotta love that coffee! Missing Finn’s pics. 😢

    • stampsnlingers

      He’ll be back! He’s having fun at home – but I’m sure missing him! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

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