November Inspiration Challenge

It’s Monday and time for another challenge with the gals from SSInk. This week is our Inspiration Challenge.

November Inspiration Challenge at SSInk

Here is my card

November Paper Pumpkin alternates for the Inspiration challenge at SSInk. I low how versatile these kits are and how easy it is to switch things up with them. Visit my at for more inspiration.

These cards were created using the Oct. Paper Pumpkin kit. I went totally out of the box with the kit, and I love how easy it is to put your own spin on the projects you can create with them.

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ICS Blog Hop – The Season of Gratitude


Welcome to another month of the Inspire, Create, Share blog hop! So glad you are joining us. You may have hopped here from Claudia’s blog, or this may be your starting point. Tonight we are sharing creations using the monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription offered by Stampin’ Up!

Our kit in October

October Paper Pumpkin Kit. Subscribe today! Faith. Grace. Stamp. with Jen Guarino

My project

Festive home decor piece! Shaker tealight votive cover created using supplies from Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin kit. Faith. Grace. Stamp. with Jen Guarino

I’ve seen many fun votive holders during the fall season and I thought it would be fun to create a Shaker Votive cover as a table centerpiece. The window box was completed using a window sheet and a piece of vellum for a softer look and both the front and back of the box have the windows so that it’s beauty can be seen from both sides.

Now it’s time to hop over to my BFF Nichole’s blog and see what she has created. I would love to hear your thoughts on my project and be sure to subscribe so that you never miss another post!






Stamp Out Breast Cancer with Paper Pumpkin

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going
PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our
subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on
their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Stampin’ Up! will donate
  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.
Together, we will make a difference!
Here’s how you can help: 
  1. Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click
    here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition
    pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and we’ll donate $2 because you’re new!
  2. Stay active if you’re a subscriber so we can donate
    $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted
    for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new
    subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new
    subscribers it’s doubled, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as

More About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research
Foundation (BCRF) advances the world’s most promising research to
eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has
raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology,
genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it
one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in
the world. This year BCRF has invested $58.6 million in research, to
support over 235 researchers at leading medical institutions across six
continents, including $11.6 million to the international Evelyn H.
Lauder Founder’s Fund focused on metastasis. By spending 91 cents of
every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one
of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only
breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch, and has been
awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since
2002. For more information, please visit:

Additional Details: 

  • New subscribers are those who signed up between September 11 and October 10, 2015 and have not been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber at any time in the past. 
  • All funds will be donated in US dollars.
  • Mini spoiler alert! The October project inside the pink box is just
    as awesome as always, but we should probably let you know that it is not
    a pink project. That’s all we’re saying. 😉
  • Funds will be donated based on number of subscribers instead of
    boxes shipped. But, if you want more than one pink box, you can always
    increase your subscription quantity by logging into your account at before October 10.

Paper Pumpkin on Sale Now

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is so cute.  Take a look at this!
It’s a great time to try Paper Pumpkin, our subscription kit in the mail.

If you’ve never tried Paper
Pumpkin, now is a great a time-get 50% off your first two months. With a
deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try

This offer is good through September 10, 2015, so don’t delay.

Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015,
and get 50% off the first two months! Please sign up HERE. After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 

All monthly subscribers are invited to my FREE Paper Pumpkin event each month which includes additional project ideas, snacks and fellowship as we craft together. 
I hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs and Happy Stampin’ ~ Jen, The Stamp Diva