Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Subscription Value has Grown Over the Years

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Subscription Kits started in March of 2013. How this subscription box originated was the idea of having a fairy godmother, namely Stampin' Up!, deliver a darling orange box (the color of a pumpkin) giving you the ability to magically create awesome projects each month. It was advertised as "Creativity in a Box!" When you opened your kit you found the contents lovingly wrapped in Cinderalla Ballgown Blue tissue paper. Up until May 2017, the original logo, shown below, resembled a pale blue pumpkin carriage with curling vines (the preferred delivery method of course!)
Who doesn't love a fairy tale?

The Very First Paper Pumpkin Kit in March 2013!

Early Kits did not live up to the hype. The red rubber stamp offerings were tiny. The projects were kind of... blah. People canceled their subscriptions. Back then, it just wasn't worth people's time or money.

As of February 2014, stamp sets changed to an early version of photopolymer.  But the greatest addition wasn't the type of stamp, but the quantity of stamps given. This benefit became evident between 2015 and 2016. And in March each year, for Paper Pumpkin's birthday month, Stampin' Up! gives subscribers a bonus gift in their kit! Birthday's need gifts, right, so Stampin' Up! rewards their customers with this extra freebie to thank them for being a loyal subscriber!

May 2014 Kit - notice the photopolymer stamps, not a huge quantity but still more than a year earlier.

June 2015 - simple designs, fewer cards to make

October 2016 - increase in photopolymer stamps and more cards to make, shaker ones at that!

July 2019 - kits starting to come with lots of parts and pieces, some preprinted, some to stamp yourself.

Fast forward to 2020. Stampin' Up! listened to their customer feedback, corrected their course, and began to deliver real value with each kit. Most kits are card kits, with a couple a year being food/favor related for Valentines or Halloween. Upping Social Media sharing, alerted the masses that this program was too good to miss out on! More and more subscribers signed up, some kits even sold out early.

March 2020 Birthday Month with the free stamp set. Look at how many stamps are in the kits now!

2021 - Some of the Kits started to coordinate with products in the Stampin' Up! Annual or Mini Catalogs and that really increased their usability exponentally! Subscribers had more options with how to use their kit.

August 2021 Kit - Look at all that came in this kit!

I even made a 5x7 framed Shadow Box!

All this history brings us to the "present" literally.

Happy 9th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin! This means you'll get TWO Stamp Sets in your March Kit if you are a current subscriber! 

You can sign up for March 2022 Beyond the Horizon kit between now and March 10! Notice the beautiful watercolor look. This kit will coordinate with the On the Horizon Suite in the Jan.- June Mini Catalog.

You don't want to have FOMO, do you? Sign up today and you won't, plus you'll receive extra gifts if you do so before Feb. 28th and save a little money too.

Now is the PERFECT time to sign up for a 3, 6, or 12-month prepaid subscription before the Price Increase (on March 1) and you'll receive Sale-a-Bration rewards too if you purchase by February 28, 2022. After you purchase your prepaid subscription here, Stampin' Up! will email you a coupon code to insert into your Paper Pumpkin account here.  (You'll need to set up your free account first, so you'll be able to manage your subscription.)

I'd love to have you become one of my subscribers! I have a special Facebook Group where I share Alternate Card ideas with my subscribers each month. There is also a Facebook Group called Paper Pumpkin Fan Club where lots of people post many different ways to use your kit - cards, tags, home decor, and more!

If you'd like to read more about how Paper Pumpkin works, click here,

I hope you'll think about this great opportunity and see the value you'll receive with an all-inclusive kit each month to help you fulfill all your crafting needs on a budget. Your fairy godmother and Cinderella will be very happy too!

#stampinwitheva #paperpumpkin


  1. I LOVE it!! Especially the begining of the "Fairy Tale". EXCELLENT!!

  2. Thank you Pam. It was fun to remember how Paper Pumpkin has grown through the years.


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