Goodbye Pumpkins, Hello Turkeys!



Halloween at Hot Off The Press & Paper Wishes was another great success! We held our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and there were some really fun and creative entries as always!

Everyone voted for their top 5 favorites which were tallied up by Scott (aka The Fun Dude).




We also had a surprise visit from our favorite trick or treater, Paulette’s granddaughter, Penelope!


Paulette & Penelope checking out the Fairy House Pumpkin!


Scott shared this year’s Top 5 Halloween Candies (#1 is Kit Kat, #2 is Reese’s, #3 is Smarties, #4 is Starbursts & #5 is Nerds) and then the contest winners were announced!



1st Place: Gail Booth & The Google Pumpkin!


2nd Place: Paulette & her Fairy House Pumpkin


3rd Place: Kelcie from Graphics & the Carved Owl Pumpkin!


4th Place: LeNae & her SCARY friend…


And I was lucky enough to win 5th Place!



Congrats & thank you to everyone who participated!


Afterwards, Penelope did a little reverse trick-or-treating, visiting each of us to share some candy! What a sweetie!

So now that we’ve all survived Halloween, it’s time to welcome November, and begin thinking about Thanksgiving. Have you seen this cute Thanksgiving Turkey stamp & cutting die set from Sizzix!? I just love potential for gorgeous layering, as well as the greeting, “Gobble until you wobble!” Too funny!



Click here to learn more!















Happy November!


Michelle Gustafson

Paper Wishes Blog


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7 Responses to “Goodbye Pumpkins, Hello Turkeys!”

  1. Areta Schock says:

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    Thank You. Areta Schock

  2. Barbara Merdian says:

    Great pumpkins and I like a workplace that treats their people great. Good job Paulette gang!

  3. Debbie says:

    The pumpkins are so amazing. Never seen anything like them before. Awesome job everyone!!!

  4. Cynthia S says:

    What a fun way to celebrate Halloween. Congratulations to the winners but all the pumpkins are amazing!

  5. Diane Lynne C. says:

    Great pumpkins. My favorite is the Cookie Monster. What a fun time to break up the work day.

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