Paper Pumpkin December 2022: Good Things Come in Small Packages

The December 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit, a monthly subscription paper-crafting box from Stampin’ Up!, contains all the supplies needed to create 16 of the boxes pictured above, which are perfectly sized to hold most gift cards. In addition to the kit, Stampin’ Up! offered an add-on set of coordinating card bases and envelopes, which are unfortunately now sold out. The kit also comes with a Garden Green Stampin’ Spot mini-inkpad and the 12-piece photopolymer stamp set pictured below.

I really appreciate the versatility of this kit. All the boxes and bellybands are reversible, so if you don’t like one color, you can flip it over and find another color. The coordinating colors are Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, and Tahitian Tide. The kit contained many extra tags and a few decorative elements not pictured above. In addition to the double-sided supplies, the stamp sent has a sentiment for most types of celebrations.

Here are the cards I made with the add-on card bases and butchered boxes and bellybands.

For this first one, I accidentally made a card that pays homage to Microsoft Windows. My daughters were quick to point that out when I showed them the card. I still like it though. Maybe it could be given to a Computer Science graduate starting their first job at Microsoft?

I like the design of this next card because it uses scraps of paper you might otherwise throw away. The inside says Happy Birthday made from the stamps in the set.

My final card uses the clock face from the Timeless Greetings Kit. It’s a little bit of an ominous wedding card, I think.

My stamps only cards are a series of baby cards with little monkeys popping out of brown packages. The insides of the cards are stamped with the Good Things Come in Small Packages sentiment stamp. The monkeys are from retired Stampin’ Up? sent called, Fox & Friends.