Story of Elegance

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today it’s all about Paper Pumpkin, and let me tell you,  my October Paper Pumpkin kit did not disappoint!  I was able to make several of the planned designs from the kit, but of course I had to make a couple of alternatives.

There are so many benefits to Paper Pumpkin.  It’s economical – Everything you need is included in the kit. It’s portable.  You can craft anywhere with this kit.  Add some scissors and a stamping block and you can complete the kit during your lunch break or anywhere.  It’s exclusive – You get an exclusive  stamp set with each kit that is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts too.

Today, I’m highlight one of the alternatives that I made.  Trees are one of my favorite things, and although I’m not a big fan of snow unless I’m indoors looking out, I really like snowflakes.  This kit gave me both!  Be still my heart. 🙂  Here’s the alternative card I made to highlight my favorites.

Christmas Card made with Stampin' Up! products

Peaceful Christmas Card

I used the snowflake stamp from the kit to create the background for this card.  Silver heat embossing adds a little extra pop to the background and the sentiment.Close up of a Christmas card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

To recreate this card, stamp off three rows of  trees using Shaded Spruce ink onto a 2 1/2″ x 3″ piece of Basic white card stock.

Silver heat emboss snowflakes onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White card stock and add to a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

Add a 1 1/2″ x 5″ piece of DSP to the left side of the embossed panel.  I used a piece from the kit but any coordinating DSP will work nicely.

Adhere the tree stamped piece to the card as shown using Foam Sheets.

Embellish the card with three gems from the kit.

I embossed the envelope flap to coordinate with card and the project is complete.


If you want to try your hand at a little Paper Pumpkin fun, here’s a look at what is in store for the November kit.

The name of this kit is Gifts Galore and here are a few details about it.  With the upcoming holidays this would be a great way to spend time with the younger people in your life.  Me and my grands are gonna have some fun with this one for sure!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags.
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

To order yours, just use this link >>> ORDER NOVEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN

Here are the products I used for today’s card. You can shop with me anytime!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a lovely week and I hope you’ll come back to see me on Friday.

Until then,

Live Graciously!