Ok, I've never made a big secret out of the fact that I'm not exactly a Halloween fan. I have no affinity for some of the blood and gore that's become popular over the years, nor for teens or even adults trick-or-treating door to door.
But when I was young, we dressed in elaborate animal costumes that Mom had sewn for us from fake fur, and it was tons of fun to trick-or-treat until we hit somewhere around age 10 or so. (At which time we were still permitted to dress in costume, but then became the candy-hander-outers at our own front door.)
Nonetheless, I am still charmed by the "cute" element of little kids dressed in darling costumes, as well as friends sharing seasonal treats with one another. And I always appreciate the "gentler" way in which Stampin' Up!® presents Halloween.
This year's Halloween Paper Pumpkin kit (the September box) was fun from the get-go. Packed in a special shiny black box adorned with white spiders and webs, it teased me to open it right away. Granted, it's taken me a while to complete the projects, as I've only worked on them for a few minutes at a time ('cuz I figured I really had until late October before I actually needed to complete them anyway). But the more progress I made, the more I grinned. These treat bags toppers are just too adorable! Anyway, at the time I'm writing this, I've got all the elements assembled as far as I can go - until I hit up the candy aisle at my local store in the next day or so and decide what treats will go into these little bags.
All 24 of them!
YES! This kit had supplies to make 24 treat bags! Talk about a generous kit! Everything was included that I needed to assemble these, except for the treats themselves. (Well, I did also use Stampin' Up!'s newest must-have tool, the "Take Your Pick" tool, (page 30 of your Holiday Catalog), and of course my current VERY favorite tool, the Stamparatus.) And the bonus is that there are STILL elements left over that I'll be able to use on additional cards or other projects!
Now, are you perhaps wishing you might be able to make these delightful little treat bags, too? Well, for those of you who for one reason or another didn't get September's kit, OR for those of you who got the kit but wish you could make more than 24 treat bags, I've got good news for ya. As of today (while supplies last, of course), both the full kits and refill kits, are available in my online store - for current Paper Pumpkin subscribers to purchase. But what if you're not already a current subscriber? Well, I've gotcha covered with that; you can fix that dilemma in just a couple of minutes right here.
The full kit includes everything that subscribers received in September - including the stamp set, ink, and consumables... while the refill kit includes only the consumable stuff to make 24 additional bags.
Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kits seem to get better and better every month, and there's always a huge buzz of excitement online every month as we subscribers scurry to our mailboxes for our first glimpse of that month's craft project. Why not join the fun?!? If you're not yet a subscriber, now's a great time to jump in because.... not only will you be able to purchase THIS kit at my online store right now, but rumor has it that the upcoming kit (which will ship around mid-November) will help out with that Christmas card thing. And who couldn't use a little help in THAT department, too?
Oh! And the October kit? It's "in the mail" as they say; about to show up in our mailboxes any day now, and MAY offer a refill kit at my online store in a couple of weeks, too. And as a subscriber, you'd be able to purchase that kit, too.
Want to learn more about either September's Halloween kit OR the "Take Your Pick" tool? Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post!