August Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas & September Bone Appétit

The Gift of Fall August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternate #1Enjoy these three alternate card ideas for the Stampin’ Up! “The Gift of Fall” Paper Pumpkin Kit (August 2019). Two of my Paper Pumpkin alternates incorporate the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle.  The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is still available in my online store by clicking on the image below. 

The Gift of Fall Add On Bundle by Stampin' Up!

It’s no secret that Paper Pumpkin subscribers love card making. When Stampin’ Up! offers treat or gift packaging, subscribers generally like to make a few card-alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month (August 2019) Stampin’ Up! decided to bring the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy, peasy and inexpensive way. 

• Includes 24 note card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes.
• Product dimensions: Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm), Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
• Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription
• The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete August kit projects
* Must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item.

The Gift of Fall August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternate #1


The Gift of Fall August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternate #2

The Gift of Fall August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternate #2

The Gift of Fall August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternate #3

The Gift of Fall August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternate #3

Watch the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin video below for more “how to” ideas on using the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin The Gift of Fall kit and stamp set.


September Kit Information (Subscribe or order by Sept. 10)

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. Do you need “a hand” with your frightful festivities? September’s kit, Bone Appétit, was created with you in mind!

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!) Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White

Subscribe the September Paper Pumpkin kit at from August 11–September 10. 

BECOME A MEMBER OF MY PAPER PUMPKIN CLUB WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN THRU ME!  Receive the alternate Paper Pumpkin ideas shared above PLUS FREE PDF Tutorials (members only) for each!  PDF tutorials are exclusively for my Paper Pumpkin Club members and contain step-by-step instructions for each alternate project.  You’ll receive the tutorials by email every month you are an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber through me

LEARN MORE on how to purchase Paper Pumpkin kits (month-to-month or prepaid 1, 3, 6 or 12-month subscriptions) and join My Paper Pumpkin Club here

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Stampin’ Pretty Product Spotlight: So Many Stars Bundle

Stampin' Pretty Product Spotlight

Welcome to my Stampin’ Pretty Product Spotlight!  Today’s post offers an in-depth look at a the So Many Stars Bundle from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!   The holiday catalog begins Sept. 4.

Stampin' Up! Bundle So Many Stars

BUNDLE & SAVE 10%!  Purchase the So Many Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set and the coordinating Stitched Stars Dies together as a bundle and SAVE 10%!  Item #153016 – $57.50.   See all the current Stampin’ Up! 10% off bundles in my online store here.

Want the So Many Stars Bundle BEFORE Sept. 4?  Check out myTop 10 Reasons to get the starter kit to learn how!  

So Many Stars Bundle Sample 1

This sample from the holiday catalog uses the So Many Stars Stamp Set & Stitched Stars Dies, as well as a Gold Foil Sheet, one of my add-on recommendations for this bundle!

Stampin' Up! Stamp Set 150496 So Many StarsThe sky is the limit with so many stars to choose from.  Create galaxies of paper crafting projects that dazzle like the cosmos.  This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set.  It allows you to layer two or more images to create one final image with extra texture and dimension in the colors you want.  There are 21 photopolymer stamps.  I adore the fonts used in the sentiments.  Item #150496 – $26.00


Glimmer Paper and Gold Foil (page 169 of the Annual Catalog) pair perfectly as stars, accents, and more!  They are also items from my add-on recommendations listed below. 

Stampin' Up! Dies Stitched Stars

Stitched Stars Dies?  YES, PLEASE!  Create a variety of custom die-cut stars with faux stitching and more using the Stitched Stars Dies. Item #150653 $38.00

Stampin' Up! So Many Stars Sample #2How gorgeous is this 3rd sample, created by Stampin’ Up!, and plucked from page 10 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog?  It incorporates a new product called Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!  It’s glasslike goodness makes it a perfect pairing with the So Many Stars Bundle!  This card could become a birthday with a simple sentiment change!

Stampin' Up! Mercury Glass Designer Acetate 150441

Mercury Glass Designer Acetate features a faux mercury glass finish on acetate sheets.
Item #150441 – $11.50

Get a copy of the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  If you are not a current Stampin’ Pretty customer and you plan to shop through me, you can request a copy of the holiday catalog free by visiting my page here.   

My Current  Stampin’ Pretty Customers (those who have placed an order with me in the past 6 months and have listed me in their Stampin’ Up! profile as their demonstrator) automatically get the annual and seasonal catalogs sent to them as a thank you for their business support!  Your holiday catalogs have been ordered should arrive by September 3!

If you aren’t sure if you have ordered through me in the past six months, please email me here and I can check for you.

Click on the images below to see details of each special offer! 

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Below is a list of additional items that I recommend to purchase as they pair perfectly with the So Many Stars Bundle and will give your craft supplies a little more mileage! 

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Click on the video tour below of my Stampin’ Pretty Studio.  You’ll see many Stamp-n-Storage products in action! 

Here are my favorite Stamp-n-Storage products and tips on how I incorporate them into my Stampin’ Pretty Studio.

Magnet Card Storage Solutions

Magnet Cards.  I use the magnet cards (5 x 7) for neatly storing my Stampin’ Up! dies. 

The 5 x 7 magnet cards slip into these Totally Tiffany plastic sleeves (photo below – they are in a drawer with an expandable divider on the right).  I label the index tabs using a label maker.  The plastic sleeves with index tabs may be purchased here.  They have been on backorder so you may need to get on the Totally Tiffany waiting list for them.  

Here are more Stamp-n-Storage products I use to organize my studio and paper crafting supplies  (not part of the sale):

Paper Storage SolutionsClick to shop Stamp-n-Storage Paper Storage Holder options, including the NEW 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 storage options: Paper Storage


Punch Storage Solutions

Punch Storage.  I use the Lock-Down Punch storage.

Ink Marker Refills Storage Solutions

Ink Pad, Marker, Ink Refill Combination.  Different sizes and configurations to fit your space.

Stampin' Blends Storage Solutions

Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Looks so pretty with Stampin’ Blends marker colors displayed and ready to go.

Stamparatus Magnet Pad

Magnet Pad – the perfectly sized shim with a magnetic bonus for stamping with the [stamparatus}.  Watch my video with before and after results using the Stamparatus here!

PLEASE NOTE:  I receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links. However, I can’t say enough about how these quality products help me stay organized and highly recommend them.

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