My Paper Pumpkin Journey
My husband and I have become nomads, moving around full time in our fifth wheel trailer. I miss the company of my peers at crops, clubs and retreats (I do get to attend some retreats, I purposefully schedule trips back home around retreat dates). As a substitue to replace my local craft group activities, I have become more involved in the online crafting community. I participate in various blog hops, create YouTube videos and actively participate in various Facebook groups. I love to converse with crafters through comments and threads. The web has replaced the face-to-face activities of my past and is alot of fun.
Before I was a demonstrator, I bought random Paper Pumpkin kits when they would go on clearance - which alas only happens once a year. I like that the kit comes with a unique stamp set, one or two inks, adhesives, die cuts and the base (could be card, giftbag, tag) to put them on.
I was concerned about shipping because I am always on the move. Paper Pumpkin ships UPS so if you are in a campground that accepts UPS, you can ship it there, the shipping date range is from the 10th to the 20th of the month so make sure you will be at your shipping address during those dates:). You CANNOT ship to a USPS post office using General Delivery.
I asked my mail forwarding service how much they would charge for forwarding my Paper Pumpkin box to me each month. They quoted $3, the kit includes shipping for $19.95 which I feel is a great deal, but for only a few dollars more, my mail forwarder can send my kit to USPS General Delivery which is where I ship to most often. Once a subscriber you are able to purchase extra kits as they are available.
You can also change your address in your subscription account at any time before the 10th of the month which is when they start shipping out the current kit.
Each kit varies. It could be a card kit one month and a gift bag kit the next month. I am very much a cardmaker so I like that these kits will push me beyond my comfort zone.
Getting back to the online community. I am actively making alternate designs with the kit pieces. I was tempted initially to order two kits each month so I can make the items as instructed and then make alternate items with the second one, but I needed to watch my budget of course so will work with one kit. I have now had the opportunity to create many alternative articles and videos, I get one subscription per month and then I buy up older kits during sales. Watch -> ALL OF MY PAPER PUMPKIN VIDEOS.
I re-purpose the unused kit materials into crafting projects for classes that I teach at the campgrounds I visit. I like to think of myself as the Paper Pumpkin fairy. There's nothing better than watching a new papercrafter make their first card!
Here is a quick video further explaining Paper Pumpkin- WATCH NOW
I would love to be your demonstrator should you choose to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, just use this link ->SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN NOW, My name is Tracy Lewis if you want to verify.
Other Kit resources:
- List of all ink colors included with each kit from the very first one (Compliments of the FB group - Paper Pumpkin Fan Club)
- Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions -> use this link to see your prepaid options, buy in bulk and save! (this takes you to my online Stampin' Up! store)
- Paper Pumpkin Subscription Service -> use this link if you want to go ahead and sign up for the monthly service (this is what I did, this link takes you to www.paperpumpkin.com with me as your demonstrator)
- Past Kits and Refills -> This link takes you to what is available from the older kits and their refills (this takes you to my online Stampin' Up! store). Note that you can only order from this page AFTER you become a subscriber.
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