Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin and a Look at September!

My August 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit – the Hope Box from our own Shelli Douglass – arrived last week so….I wanted to share it with you and give you a little good news about it, too! 😉

This kit contained everything to make nine pretty cards – full size A2 cards (with decorated envelopes and everything!).  #nonekkidenvelopes 🙂

And – cool! – the box that it came in was designed to be decorated as a gift box – up to and including all the extra pieces & parts to decorate it and make it even awesomer!

Of course, like all Paper Pumpkin kits – this one had a unique (and exclusive!) stamp set just for the Hope Box, a Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Spot and a spool of Blackberry Bliss ribbon – for decorating the box! 😉

I didn’t get real jiggy with the instructions in the box – like not at ALL jiggy! – so…take a look at what YOU’LL be able to make!

LOVE the beautiful die cut overlay on this one!

The sentiment on this card is actually one of the cool stamp images and is fun with all the layering (you know how I feel about layering!). 😉

How fun is this last design?  Love this envelope SO much!

In case you’re interested in the origins of the Hope Box

Now – here’s that GOOD NEWS I told you about!!

Did you miss out on the awesome Hope Box Kit?  Or…did you get one and love it so much that you’d like ANOTHER full kit – maybe to gift to someone??  Well – Stampin’ Up! is making the full kits available to ANYone (and you don’t even have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to get one – whoohoo!!).

Okay – so….now let’s take a gander at what’s coming for September!

Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow (😳💗😳💗😳) for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

September Paper Pumpkin Kit Details:

  • Kit name: Haunts & Harvest
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs.
  • The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
  • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
  • Subscribe for the September kit by September 10 at
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

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.






P.S.  Just a reminder – we won’t be having a FB Live video tonight cuz…I’m “at” our Backstage Event for Stampin’ Up!  We’re supposed to be in Las Vegas – or maybe it was New Orleans (SO many things changed and re-imagined, I can’t keep up!) but…we’re virtual instead!  Stampin’ Up! did their usual – and AWESOME – job of making us feel special!

We each got a huge box in the mail – even LOOKS like fun on the outside!

And when I opened it up…..

There was a cool water bottle, a tote bag, leather note-pad portfolio, notebook, cool pen (with BLING!) and some fun stickers!  And of course our BackStage Pin to wear on our lanyards when we have our next in-person event.

And we WILL have an in-person event!!

Thank you, Stampin’ Up!  I love the way you take care of us! 💗💗💗


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  

This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Calling New Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Family Members!

If you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! – then this is an amazingly good time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!).  It’s also about community, right?  And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with.  We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂  We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!

Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!


29 August 2021

Ever thought about joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but have questions about it? Our team is hosting a fun virtual event to answer all of your questions about joining and to introduce you to our team! We did a similar event in the past and had such a good time that we decided to do it again!

The event will be held mostly on Facebook on a special group page that you’ll be able to join beginning 28 August. The event will “officially” run from 4-8 PM Eastern on the 29th. We’ll also be hosting a virtual “meet & greet” video conference via Zoom Meeting from 7-8 PM Eastern to answer questions, say hello and get to know y’all!  So for those of you who don’t “do” Facebook, you’ll also have a chance to join us!

Drop me an email at if you’d like more details or if you’d like me to email you the link to the Facebook group or Zoom meeting once they’re open on 28 August.

Watch for more info here on my blog as we get closer!

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 

When Miss Sonya is vacuuming…

…it’s really safest to stick close to the mom’s chair.

Even if she isn’t in it – just her AURA is enough to keep a guy safe! 😉


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2 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! August Paper Pumpkin and a Look at September!

  1. Heidi Keeney

    Great Photo of Finn!!!

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