The Adventure Begins

July 26, 2021

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!

From firelight to starlight, the The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you motivate, encourage, and inspire a loved one’s next big adventure! With enough supplies to create 12 motivating cards—four each of three designs—and coordinating envelopes, you’re in for a fun crafting adventure with a new layering technique! The sentiments in this kit are perfect to cheer on those you care for on their next big milestone. Get ready to start your next crafting adventure!

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Each Paper Pumpkin kit includes 12 printed card bases with a stunningly simple layering effect—four each of three designs— and coordinating envelopes; two sheets of die-cut sentiment pieces; one sheet of water colored die-cut trees; one sheet of Mango Melody sequins; one sheet of Bermuda Bay sequins; one sheet of adhesive dots; and one sheet of dimensionals. Plus, an all-occasion exclusive 11-piece photopolymer stamp set and a Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot!

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! Colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy


Need time to explore more motivating projects? Check out these inspirational designs created by our talented artists! Whether you’ve chosen to duplicate our designs or make awe-inspiring artistry of your own, we want to see all you’re amazing creations! Share your work on social media using the hashtags #paperpumpkin and #theadventurebegins.

For more inspiration, make your way to our Pinterest profile to see more projects!


Remind your friends to get out there and explore with this fun card! To start, gather your supplies together. Cut out a card base from Basic White Cardstock. Take a camper card base and cut it apart to separate the camper layer from the other design layers. Separate the water-colored tree from the sentiment label die-cut piece by trimming it off. Keep the sentiment label piece for stamping. Use the fir texture stamp on the die-cut tree with the Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot.

Take your trimmed sentiment label and stamp the “explore” sentiment from the The Adventure Begins Stamp Set with the Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot. Make sure to tidy up the edges of your sentiment label so that it is all white. Once you have all your designed pieces ready, layer them together on top of the Basic White card and adhere with dimensionals to create this gorgeous frame card.

Supplies: The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit; Basic White Cardstock

Let Your Light Shine

What better way to send encouragement than filling up this treat box? You’ll first need to score out a box from the background layer of the lantern card base. When scoring, make sure the bottom of the box is 1/8" smaller than the lid. Assemble your box and adhere together with adhesive dots.

Create a sleeve by trimming Petal Pink cardstock to wrap around the box. Trim some of the designed card base to the same length but a smaller width to layer on top of the Petal Pink sleeve. Adhere trimmed pieces on to one another, wrap around the box, and secure at the back with adhesive dots.

Using the The Adventure Begins Stamp Set, stamp the tree image onto Petal Pink Cardstock with Soft Succulent ink and stamp the fir texture on top with Evening Evergreen ink. Cut out your stamped tree image. On a circle die-cut piece, stamp the “Let Your Light Shine” sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink.

After filling up your box with treats, slide the sleeve over the box and tie the Crumb Cake baker’s twine around the sleeve three times. Layer the stamped tree and the “Let Your Light Shine” sentiment and adhere with dimensionals. To finish off your treat box, decorate with a few round silver Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials.

Supplies: The Adventure Begins Photopolymer Stamp Set (included); printed card base (included); Basic White and Petal Pink Cardstock; Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Classic Stampin’ Pads; Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack; Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials; adhesive dots (included); dimensionals (included)

The World Awaits You

Wow your loved ones with this simple yet stunning card. Start by trimming off the tree from the sentiment label die cut and cut out a card base from Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the line texture onto the tree die-cut piece with Night of Navy ink. Using the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, lay the snowflake mask on the card base and stipple on Pool Party ink with the blending brushes to create frosty snowflake background. Then, stamp the “The World Awaits You” sentiment in Night of Navy on Basic White Cardstock and trim.

Gather all your designed pieces, plus the light green tree die cuts, and layer them on top of the card base. Adhere with your Stampin’ Seal+ and dimensionals. Sprinkle some Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes over the card to embellish and adhere.

Supplies: The Adventure Begins Photopolymer Stamp Set (included); Basic White Cardstock; printed die-cut pieces (included); Night of Navy and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads; Adorning Designs Decorative Masks;

Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes; adhesive dots (included); dimensionals (included); Stampin’ Seal+; Blending Brushes


We’ve selected a handful of products that coordinate perfectly with this month’s kit! They align beautifully with the project samples shown above and can easily be found in our online store—all in one place.

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This adventure is not over yet! Let the crafting continue with The Adventure Begins Refill! Each refill kit offers a full set of supplies you can use with the original stamp set and ink spot to make more inspiring cards and other adventure-themed projects.

Click here to stock up on supplies before they’re gone!


Get ready for August’s special edition Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. Empower yourself and others with supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The subscription period for August’s kit is between 11 July and 10 August. Click here to subscribe!


Did you know that we provide a printable stamp set case insert each month to help you store and organize your Paper Pumpkin stamp set and leftover supplies? Click here to download and print! 


In addition to the alternate projects created by our Stampin’ Up! concept artists, we like to highlight a handful of projects from independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators each month. Keep scrolling to see what they’ve come up with using this month’s The Adventure Begins kit!

Sue Scheets

Trayce Bauer

Tracy Elsom

Jennifer Merle-Hamscher

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