Aren't these photos awesome?


More and more stampers are jumping on board the "Paper Pumpkin coach." There are so many more customers this month that it took Stampin' Up! a couple extra days to get them all shipped.

What's the reason for the sudden increase? THE PROMOTION!!


Right now through the end of August (only 8 more days), you can get your first two months of My Paper Pumpkin for 50% off – $10 instead of $19.95. Woo hoo!! Sign up by clicking here and putting in the promotion code: PUMPKINDEAL

Remember to choose me (Rachel Tessman in Andover, MN) as your demonstrator.

Or, contact me with your credit card information, and I can sign you up.

763-502-6813 or


You NEED to sign up and try it out! You owe yourself a pampering of creativity! It's so much fun to get that red box in the mail filled with the products (stamps, inks, papers, etc.) to make great cards or projects. The cards and projects are easy enough for a beginner to put together (all you need is adhesive like our SNAIL adhesive), but for the intermediate to advanced I share my alternate ideas on my blog here each month (click on the Paper Pumpkin category on the right to see other posts of ideas with past kits). My Paper Pumpkin is for EVERYONE!

AND…You can always cancel for any reason. You are not locked in.


My August Paper Pumpkin box, Pedal Praise came in the mail a couple days ago! I LOVE the bicycle stamp!!! Super cute.


I made a couple alternative projects with it so far. I haven't finished creating yet, though. So stay tuned for future posts!

Here is a 3×3 card.

To make all the layers, I used Dimensionals, two flags from the kit, and only one card base – a piece of 8-1/2"x5-1/2" card stock that comes in the kit.



Super cute and super simple!


I also finished a 12×12 scrapbook page spread that I'm pretty gosh-darn proud of.


The top four photo mats are clouds! Can you tell? I used the 1-3/8" Circle punch and the 1" Circle punch to add the cloudy fluffiness at the base of the rectangles. And the mini clouds were made with the Cupcake Builder punch.


I gave the bike some shadow by adhering it with a couple Dimensionals. The only extra products I used are the Raspberry Ripple card stock, the Gumball Green card stock (this 12×12 pack also includes Raspberry Ripple), and the Pool Party cardstock (you'll notice that it's textured Core'dinations card stock, but the smooth 12×12 will work just as well.



I just finished a fun gift that I'm giving to my active paper pumpkin customers that have been with me the longest so far. It's a clear-mount stamp set box ready to fill with all the stamps they've been getting in their monthly kits. I also enclosed a sheet of Dimensionals!

Thanks Annette H, JoAnne R, Michelle N, Stephanie R, Kari M, Kendra A, and Barb C! Enjoy!



I spoil my Paper Pumpkin customers.

Want to sign up? 🙂

Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel