Paper Pumpkin Blog Candy Giveaway Plus Bonus!


WOO HOO!  Stampin' Up! extended their special offer of FREE 2012-2014 In Color Markers for NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers through March 31.  I got a sneak peek of the February and March kits at leadership and ABSOLUTELY love them.  Better quality and better value!

BEWARE . . . THIS PAPER PUMPKIN VIDEO WILL TEMPT YOU.  It's the unveiling of February's Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Wouldn't you love a surprise like this each month?  Simple WOW! projects for your creative fix.


WIN THE WELCOME KIT AND BONUS MARKERS!  To share my excitement about Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kits, I'm giving away the welcome kit (photo at the top of this post–always a new subscriber's first kit) along with the bonus markers (even the clear-mount block is included) to one lucky follower of my Stampin' Pretty blog! 

TO PLAY:  Simply leave me a comment below with your favorite 2012-2014 Stampin' Up! In Color (Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green or Midnight Muse) by Sunday, February 23 at Noon Central Time.  I'll choose a random winner ( and announce the winner on Monday, February 24.

MORE PAPER PUMPKIN GOOD NEWS!  Just this week, Stampin' Up! announced that Paper Pumpkin subscribers may order previously released Paper Pumpkin Kits as well as kit refills WHILE SUPPLIES LASTGet the details and learn how to order them HERE!

Paper Hugs...Mary

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  1. Adrienne West

    Raspberry Ripple is my fave!

  2. Gumball Green is one of my favorites, although it’s really hard to pick just one. I also love Raspberry Ripple. Gumball Green reminds me of freshly mowed grass!

  3. Would love to win. My favorite is primrose petals. Thank you

  4. It’s a tie for me: Summer Starfruit and Gumball Green. However, this month every card I make seems to have Summer Starfruit in it (maybe thanks to the SAB DSP that features it!). It’s such a good pair with Island Indigo, too. I’ll be sad to see it retire! Maybe it will make a return in a future color refresh 🙂

  5. Karen Carvell

    Raspberry Ripple……love love love it!

  6. Absolutely, Gumball Green is my favorite. It adds a fun and fresh looks to all my cards!

  7. gum ball green!!!!! LOVE it! Thanks for asking. Love your blog.

  8. Raspberry Ripple is my favorite…

  9. Selina McGinn

    Summer srarfruit is my favorite.

  10. Gumball Green because it is perfect for every season!

  11. Charmaine Babineau

    It took a whilelto grow on me, but I use Summer Starfruit a lot because it’s more green than yellow. The color occurs in many of my photos.

  12. Hi Mary! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome giveaway! I love all of the in colors but if I had to choose ONE I think it would be midnight muse! I use it a lot and then gumball green. Then raspberry ripple and primrose petals and lastly summer starfruit! But then if you asked me again it would probably be in a different order depending on my mood LOL! I just love them ALL!

  13. Gumball Green, I hope it makes it into the permanent colors. Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy. I love your blog.

  14. Rasberry Ripple… love it!! I just received my first My Paper Pumpkin kit today… looking forward to getting my kits each month!

  15. Carrie Magill

    I do believe I like primrose petals. I love the pink and the name itself. Mary, congrats on new home and your awesome stamp zone. Thanks for the give away!

  16. Angie in Illinois

    I love Summer Starfruit but my friend calls it baby poop yellow. HaHa! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Darlene Sheaffer

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks so much for the video! Midnight Muse is my favorite color. I really look forward to all of your daily offerings!
    Thanks again,
    Darlene Sheaffer

  18. Kathy Mackintosh

    A little Summer Starfruit really perks things up! Love watching your studio come together – it gives us lots of good organization and storage ideas.

  19. I’m torn between Gumball Green because it’s my go-to Christmas color or Midnight Muse, but have to go with Midnight Muse because it’s such a beautiful, rich navy. I’ll be so sorry to see it go (hope it doesn’t!)

  20. Gumball green is my fav. Its such a vibrant green.

  21. Midnight Muse – so sophisticated!

  22. Primrose petals-love the color and the name 🙂

  23. I have to be honest and say this group of in-colors have not been my favorite. I’m not much of a “pink person” so I’d have to say that Midnight Muse was my favorite of this collection. Can’t wait to see what is trending next!!

  24. Raspberry ripple for sure! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  25. I love Primrose Petals..maybe because it brings to mind my flower garden & the hope of an early spring! Fresh and pretty shade. Thanks Mary for this chance to win fun stamping goodies!

  26. My fav is Gumball Green. Makes me think Spring will actually come to the snowy Midwest.

  27. Hmmmm, I’d have to say that Primrose Petals is my favorite of that set of colors!

  28. My hands tend to land on Midnight Muse more often than not. It’s such a rich color.

  29. Raspberry ripple is my favorite…anything red or pink is always tops with me.

  30. I love gumball green. I think that is the one I have used the most. It pairs well with many colors and is so bright and cheerful. “It’s not easy being green!” Thanks Mary.

  31. Charlene Brummitt

    I love your give a ways. I would love to try the raspberry ripple. Thanks Mary

  32. Hi Mary . . . I love your fun ideas and my favorite in color is gum all green . . Thanks for the chance to get a paper pumpkin kit.

  33. I love Gumball Green! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  34. Without a doubt gum ball green. Thank you for the opportunity.

  35. Gumball green is so versatile. Love it

  36. Gumball Green was my favorite from that line up!!

  37. Raspberry Ripple!

  38. It would have to be Raspberry Ripple! I think it works in any season! Thanks Mary!

  39. I don’t know how I’ll do Christmas without Gumball Green!

  40. I need to stock up on Gumball green before it’s gone!

  41. I love using the gum all green and raspberry ripple!

  42. I love using the gum all green and raspberry ripple!

  43. MIDNIGHT MUSE is my fav….but I am into all blues! Lov & follow your remodeling but especially you inspire me to think out of the box !

  44. Awesome.Really i love gumball green because i like this it is very beautifully

  45. Awesome.Really i love gumball green because i like this it is very beautifully

  46. Awesome.Really i love gumball green because i like this it is very beautifully

  47. Awesome.Really i love gumball green because i like this it is very beautifully

  48. Love midnight muse

  49. Love Midnight Muse…

  50. Gumball green!

  51. Glenda Lehrmann

    My favorite color is Primrose Petals. It is my go to pink color. Thank you for the blog candy contest. You are an inspiration!

  52. Of course, I love them all, but I think the Summer Starfruit is the most versatile. Thanks for offering the great blog candy, would love to win it!

  53. I love, love Raspberry Ripple; it is absolutely my favorite color.

  54. Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse with Gumball Green thrown in…always bright fun colors to brighten a card and someone’s spirits. Thanks for this chance.

  55. I will be sorry to see Gumball green leave the lineup.

  56. All of the colors are my favorite! Can not choose just one!

  57. Gumball Green is my favorite green of all!

  58. Charlene Lang

    I know I can’t win because I am in Canada but the Midnight Muse would have to be it second place is the Raspberry Ripple.

  59. Midnight Muse with Raspberry Riipple a close second. Thank you, Mary.

  60. I have used Gumball Green the most. It is the perfect Christmas green.

  61. It’s been a toss up between Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse as I love them both, but I have to say I think the Midnight Muse is more versitile so I will probably miss it more. (Unless of course SU decides to keep it! 🙂

  62. Primrose petals, definitely!

  63. Raspberry ripple is my favorite! If I win…this will be my first Paper Pumpkin Kit! I’ve been tempted to give it a try…this could push me in that direction!

  64. I would have to pick gumball green -used it for my Christmas cards.

  65. Hi Mary,
    Love your blog and your giveaways! Though it’s hard to choose, I seem to reach for the Raspberry Ripple most often because of my addiction to purple. It just seems to add a ‘pop’ wherever needed. Keeping my fingers crossed this won’t be its last year. Thanks!

  66. After some deliberation, my favorite is Midnight Muse!

  67. Midnight Muse has become a staple in many of my projects!

  68. I love, love, LOVE Summer Starfruit! It is happy and bright, and the perfect shade of yellow for any season!

  69. Linda Schilling

    The Paper Pumpkin kit is tempting. My favorite color of those listed is Raspberry Ripple!! Thanks Mary – Love your blog and ideas.

  70. Alexia Miller

    Raspberry Ripple is my favorite!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. Midnight Muse is my favorite. It was the color scheme for my son’s wedding.

  72. I love the raspberry & green. They are so bright & happy

  73. Gumball green is my favorite. The 2012-2014 ink/paper was my first purchase from Stampin’ Up!

  74. Hi Mary,
    My favorite is Gumball Green! It’s just a very fun color! Thanks for the chance to win on your blog!

  75. Carrie Scaduto

    I like Raspberry Ripple best! Thanks for the opportunity!

  76. Gumball Green and Midnight Muse. But I like all of them.

  77. Gumball Green and Midnight Muse. But I like all of them.

  78. Gumball Green is my go to color.
    Thanks for such a generous offer!

  79. My favorite is gumball green! It reminds me of spring – and I could use a bit of that right now!

  80. Love Midnight Muse!

  81. I’m into gumball green right now.

  82. I love Raspberry Ripple! So so pretty.

  83. Carol Carriveau

    Raspberry Ripple….love our purple colors and wish they would bring them back!

  84. Love, love, love raspberry ripple!

  85. being of irish heritage and st. patrick’s day right around the corner … gumball green is the winner! thanks for chance at blog candy mary!

  86. Raspberry Ripple is my favorite. Thanks for a chance to win.

  87. Raspberry Ripple is the best one! I will miss it!

  88. Raspberry Ripple is definitely my top pick. Love your site!

  89. I love the midnight muse. Second choice is gumball green. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  90. I love Raspberry Ripple……………..and Gumball Green! I know you only said one but I just could not help myself. Ha Ha
    Have a Happy Day

  91. Love Summer Starfruit! It’s a very versatile color! Thanks Mary for offering the Paper Pumpkin kit!

  92. LOVE Love love Gumball Green…its such a vibrant and happy color. I hope they wont retire it….or i’ll be depressed 🙁

  93. Gumball Green! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  94. Raspberry Ripple is my fav by far. Thx for the chance for this awesome blog candy Mary. Keep the creativity coming!
    Ginger G

  95. I find myself using Primrose Petals more than I can imagine. I am not a pink person, but I love the brilliance of this color.

  96. I love Summer Starfruit as a companion to many other colors. Thanks So much for the chance to win!

  97. it is a hard choice… between raspberry ripple and midnight muse… but I think Raspberry Ripple is my fav!! just goes with so much….

  98. summer starfruit!! cool, trendy, hip yellow- love it for all occasions!
    thanks for offering the blog candy.

  99. Gumball Green – I am a “green” person! Although my real favorite is actually Pear Pizzazz (hehe)

  100. Raspberry Ripple is definitely my favourite with Gumball Green coming in at a close second.

  101. I love Gumball Green! Little sad to know it will be gone this year!

  102. Raspberry Ripple

  103. Mary Ann Huntington

    I love Gumball Green the most. It’s so refreshing and cheerful looking.

  104. I never thought I’d like such a green shade, but Gumball Green is my favorite! Keeping my fingers crossed. . .

  105. They are all fabulous, but if I had to choose a favorite, it’d be Gumball Green. I always love any shade of green! My second choice would be Raspberry Ripple!

  106. Summer Starfruit!!

  107. All the colors are so cheery, but I am a big fan of Midnight Muse.

  108. Gumball green-great for many season!

  109. Thank You for the great Blog candy giveaway. Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse are my favorites. Have a great weekend !

  110. Midnight Muse is my favorite card stock color but the ink just looks black. Gumball Green was very useful at Christmas but I will miss Midnight Muse the most.

  111. I like Primrose Petals. It is such a happy color!

  112. Midnight Muse is my favorite, but I must love them all because my markers are very used !! Thanks for your fabulous blog !!

  113. Raspberry Ripple! Can’t wait to see your finished space!!

  114. Raspberry Ripple is my fav!

  115. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the gumball green and raspberry ripple.

  116. So difficult to choose! But I’ll go with Gumball green which seems to be a favorite so far in the comments. Thanks for showing all the pieces of your studio! You’ve provided me some great ideas for storage and I love the fact that you give the information about where to get the items.

  117. Denise Wekwert

    Gumball green is my favorite as it is the perfect shade of green for so many of my projects.

  118. Denise Heredia

    My favorite is Summer Starfruit! Thank you for the chance to win!

  119. Raspberry Ripple is my favorite. I can match it with so many things. The others are all a close second!

  120. Gumball Green for me. It is such a cheerful color. I use it all of the time. Sure hope it is carried over. I also love Midnight Muse. Thanks for the chance to win the Paper Pumpkin kit.

  121. Bonnie in Virginia

    So hard to choose one color, love them all but fav would be midnight muse. Will really miss these colors in June but sure SU will choose more just as lovely. Thanks for chance to win!

  122. Definitely Primrose Petals. So great for all these lovely flowers. Have a great weekend!!!

  123. My favorite is Midnight Muse, but Raspberry Ripple is a close second. I have some of each of these colors in my stash.

  124. Linda Duensing, 4 Upland Lane, Savannah, GA 31411

    Love your website. May favorite color would be Raspberry Ripple.
    Thanks for sharing your projects and the blog candy giveaway.

    Linda D.

  125. Linda Duensing, 4 Upland Lane, Savannah, GA 31411

    Love your website. May favorite color would be Raspberry Ripple.
    Thanks for sharing your projects and the blog candy giveaway.

    Linda D.

  126. Linda Duensing, 4 Upland Lane, Savannah, GA 31411

    Love your website. May favorite color would be Raspberry Ripple.
    Thanks for sharing your projects and the blog candy giveaway.

    Linda D.

  127. I love Gumball green. I love to use the green and Summer Starfruit together. They make me feel all warm. After this winter I need that.

  128. Lynne Wascher

    All the in-colors are nice but Raspberry Ripple is my favorite.

  129. I really like midnight muse, then again, when I pair it with star fruit, wow. But I guess it’s really midnight muse.

  130. Phyllis Freese

    My favorite is Gumball green because it is so bright & cheery.

  131. LOVE LOVE LOVE Raspberry Ripple!

  132. I LOVE gumball green; any green. Could spring come more quickly?

  133. Connie Weaver

    Gumball green is such a happy color!

  134. Raspberry Ripple of course, makes me think of summertime and sorbet!

  135. My favorite is the summer starfruit! Love it!!!

  136. It’s hard to choose but I really love the Midnight Muse. I also love watching your studio come together, Mary!!!

  137. Shannon Hokanson

    I have used Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Gumball Green extensively. I love them, as well as Primrose. I will miss Gumball Green the most because there really isn’t another green that is so vibrant.

  138. I love Raspberry Ripple the most during this part of the year for stamping!

  139. Mary Ann Whitten

    Love, love gumball green. Love your new studio! Keep sharing!
    Mary Ann
    [email protected]

  140. Raspberry Ripple! Thanks for your wonderful ideas and projects!

  141. Teresa Bartley

    I like Primrose Petals, AND would LOVE to win the Paper Pumpkin KIT !!! 🙂

  142. There’s nothing like Gumball Green! So useful in so many ways. It’s a color that you just can’t find anywhere else

  143. Nancy Cornnell

    I love the gum ball green! So bright and cheery!

  144. Shannon Miller

    Raspberry Ripple has become my favorite! Thanks for this offer.

  145. Love some Summer Starfruit.

  146. Definitely gumball green!

  147. Summer Starfruit for me! It’s that perfect chatreuse color!

  148. Midnight Muse is my favorite…rich n dark…that’s also how I like my coffee. Tee hee hee!

  149. Thank You for the great Blog candy giveaway. I love Midnight Muse. Such a super color for masculine cards. I haven’t signed up for the Paper Pumpkin kits but have been on the fence about it for a long time. maybe if I will I will be hooked.

  150. Summer starfruit is my favorite color!

  151. Summer Starfruit is my favorite new color. At first I really did not think I would like it but over time Summer Starfruit has become a favorite. Thanks for a chance at some really fun Blog Candy.

  152. Too hard to decide…Gumball green so bright! Midnight Muse so elegant! Raspberry Ripple so versatile! Summer Starfruit so funky! Can I chose 4?

  153. Gumball green and Raspberry Ripple are my favorites.

  154. My favorite is gumball green.

  155. Summer Starfruit is my favorite.

  156. I have never been much of a green person, but I keep coming back to Gumball Green. Love it!

  157. Summer Starfruit is my fav…just the name along rings pizzazz! I love the way it pairs with dark colors like Midnight Navy, Elegant Eggplant and Chocolate Chip!

  158. Judith Totten

    I can’t get enough of Gumball Green.

  159. Midnight Muse is my favorite. Thanks for being such an inspiration each and every day with all of your projects!

  160. Raspberry ripple of course!!

  161. I’ll be sad when Gumball Green is gone…but SU! always takes care of me with great new colors, so no worries.

  162. Carol Oldmixon

    My favorite color is gumball green

  163. Bernadette Veneski

    Primrose Petal makes everything better!!!!!

  164. Raspberry Ripple with the Gumball Green for anything spring! Always hard to choose a favorite when you like color! Thanks for the giveaway!

  165. All the colors are great…but if I have to choose only one, then it would have to be midnight muse.

  166. Midnight Muse. Thanks for the giveaway, Mary!

  167. Hi Mary,
    Raspberry ripple is my favorite………I can be paired with all my other favorite colors LOL. Thanks for the chance to win and try out the “pumpkin” kit. I have never order one…… it would be a whole new stamping experience for me. Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to see your new craft studio.

  168. Cheryl Fillers

    I love them all but my favorite is the gumball green .Its a great green for spring .Thanks for the chance to win this blog giveway.. Cheryl Fillers

  169. Hi Mary, Funny how the In Colors grow on you after a bit isn’t it? I didn’t care too much for them when they came out and now I wish they weren’t going away! My favorite is Gumball Green! Thanks for the chance to win! Karen

  170. sheryl cushman

    Midnight Muse is my favorite. Hope it returns – I would definitely miss it.

  171. Carolyn Wieser

    I love Primrose Petals. Makes me feel like I am touring an English garden.

  172. Raspberry Ripple is my favorite.

  173. I love Summer Starfruit. So modern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  174. I think Midnight Muse is beautiful!

  175. I like Gumball Green the best – thanks for a chance to win!

  176. Midnight Muse is my favorite! It is very easily the best blue SU has ever had.

  177. Ohhhh, after this winter~Gumball Green! Reminds me of Spring:)

  178. Katia Krinkie

    My favorite is definitely midnight muse…a rich versatile color that can be paired with a variety of others…I love it!!
    Thanks for the chance to win such a fun prize!

  179. It’s a tie – Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse!!! Thanks for all the great stamping ideas – LOVE following your new craft space take shape!!

  180. Midnight Muse is my favorite of this group. Thank you for all your inspiration.

  181. My favorite is Raspberry Ripple. Thanks for the chance to win paper pumpkin!

  182. Gumball Green for me!

  183. Judy Grinnell

    I like Raspberry Ripple. I needed a pinkish red for a project and it was perfect, not as deep as Cherry Cobbler. It worked perfectly and I have used it ever since. Love your blog and I look forward to seeing your new stamping room when it is finished.

  184. Debbie of Newport

    I choose PRIMROSE PETALS!!!!

  185. Thank you for offering this.

  186. Angie Mullins

    Summer star fruit is sophisticated and fun!

  187. Midnight muse is my favorite! I will really miss this color. 🙁 Thanks for the chance at blog candy!

  188. Midnight Muse . Yes !

  189. Jessica Monson

    Love Gumball Green, its amazing and sounds yummy!

  190. Karilyn Moeller

    Love Gumball Green! I hope they keep it!

  191. Gumball green . – am all stocked up for St Patricks Day Cards
    Maybe I’ll have some luck and win this Paper Pumpkin??

  192. Valari Biccum

    Hi Mary, thanks for the chance to win this! My fav. is Gumball Green, used it a lot for Christmas and plan to use it to welcome spring!!! ( if it ever gets here, lol)

  193. I would definitely say Raspberry Ripple!! I seem to gravitate to that color for a lot of things not just when I am stamping. Thanks Mary for the chance to win some blog candy. Good Luck to everyone!!

  194. Kathleen Dixon

    Love Midnight Muse! The dark tone goes with many colors. Thanks!

  195. Thank you for the blog giveaway! I will miss these colors but most of all Raspberry Ripple. It is the perfect blend of purple and red.

  196. Midnight muse! Such an elegant color. Pairs well with subtles and brights! Thanks Mary!

  197. I love all these colors but if I had to choose it would be Gumball Green with Summer Starfruit as a close second. Thank you for all you share and the blog candy.

  198. I love Midnight Muse! It reminds me of coloring with “midnight blue” crayons when I was little!

  199. Jennifer Partridge

    Hi Mary,

    Thank you for posting the video. I enjoyed it!!! 🙂

    My favorite 2012-2014 In Color is Raspberry Ripple, but I do love them all !!! 😉

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    Crafty hugs,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  200. Love the primrose petals!!

  201. Gumball green is my go to color for so many projects. It always seems to add the right touch of color and pizzazz to a project.

  202. Gumball Green is the perfect shade of green for me.

  203. Thanks Mary. Gumball Green is the color for me.

  204. Betsy Johnson

    Gumball green makes me super happy!! Thanks for your great blog!

  205. I am a big summer starfruit fan. Thanks Mary for the chance to win a paper pumpkin! How fun is that?

  206. Gumball green!! The paper pumpkin is so tempting me to join so winning would be awesome!!!!

  207. Midnight muse is my favorite!

  208. Gumba[[ Green and Midnight Muse are my favorite colors from these choices, If I had to chose only one it would have to be Midnight Muse b/c you can use it with almost any other color. Thanks for your generosity in sharing your talent as well as the opportunity to win a “goodie”.

  209. I’m a midnight muse girl myself.

  210. I love midnight muse. Such an elegant color that pairs well with subtle and brights. Thanks Brian.

  211. Gumball Green has been my go to color at Christmas time, but Raspberry Ripple has now become a favorite as well.

  212. Cynthia Tuttle

    I love Primrose Petals!!

  213. Summer Starfruit for me. Thanks for a chance to win.

  214. Raspberry Ripple for sure!

  215. I love Raspberry Ripple, Blog candy is so awesome.. thank you so much..

  216. I love raspberry ripple and will be very sad to see it go! It truly is a fun color. Depending on what you pair it with sometimes it looks more red or sometimes more pinkie.

  217. Gosh!! it’s hard to choose among all of this pretty colors but I must say Raspberry Ripple is my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!!!

  218. Gumball green and midnight muse I used them most of all when I started buying stampin’ up! Products!!

  219. Annapolis Anne

    I love gumball green and midnight muse… if pushed to select a favorite, it would be gumball green. It’s is so fresh and springy!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  220. Nancy Farrell

    How nice of you. Midnight Muse is my fav of this punch. How’s the studio coming? Have a great weekend. 🙂

  221. I really struggled with this collection of In Colors…I “get” why they were chosen, but I still struggle with them. I like Summer Starfruit. Thanks for the chance to win!

  222. Raspberry Ripple is my favorite. Thank you for sharing!

  223. Summer Starfruit is my favorite.

  224. Kristin Mullen

    Gumball green – love it!

  225. You know I really like Summer Starfruit. A first didn’t but it has grown to be a favorite for all seasons.

  226. Linda Peterson

    Raspberry ripple is my favorite!

  227. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for the offer of such fun blog candy. Midnight Muse is my fav of the soon to be ended In Colors. Primrose Petals is another fav but Midnight Muse really caught my heart and my imagination the last couple of years. Crossing my fingers that it makes it back into the color lineup the next time SU plans a color refresh.

  228. I love rasberry ripple. So many other colors can be paired with it.

  229. Connie Snowberger

    Midnight Muse is my favorite of this group. It’s so sophisticated!

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