Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Winter Woods

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – October 2019 – Winter Woods.  It’s the first box out of a two box coordinated set.  The second box is the November kit that you can subscribe to now.

This kit contains supplies for 10 cards and 10 envelopes.  It has winter trees, snowflakes and cardinals.  Put the kit together as is or use some of the pieces for some alternate ideas like the ones you will see in this blog hop.

For my idea I wanted to use the shimmery white trees.  But where I live we don’t really have white trees, nor do we get that much snow.  So I altered them with some ink and I really wanted to cut them apart.  Once I had two pair of water colored trees I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go.  My first thought was to make tags, but then I decided since the November Paper Pumpkin kit was going to be coordinating tags maybe I should go a different direction.  Then I thought box – how do I turn this into a box and what would I put into the box.  See below for the result.

Winter Woods Treat Box

I decided to use the clear tiny treat boxes.  And add what could basically be a tag to the front.  Now I’m thinking that those tall skinny foil wrapped chocolate Santa’s would fit in my box.  But those aren’t in the stores yet since it’s Halloween so we will just have to pretend they are in there.

Start by cutting the side flaps off the tiny treat box.  Only fold in the bottom, leave the lid alone – don’t fold it so there is some extra support for the tall panel.  Since the trees were 5-1/2″ tall I cut a piece of Pool Party card stock to be that tall and 2″ wide – same width as the box.  I stamped in Pool Party ink the little dots/falling snow image all over. 

To alter the trees I water colored with Soft Suede ink and an Aqua Painter.  Then cut into 2″ wide pieces giving me two out of each tree panel.  That means you could make 20 of these boxes if you used all the panels in the kit.  On the base I stamped just the words Wishing you a Merry Christmas.  I used an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to only color the words I wanted. 

The little cardinal was added with 1/2 of a mini dimensional.  I used glue dots to attach the panel to the outside of the box, but I didn’t like how it looked on the inside so I cut another piece of Pool Party card stock to stick on the inside and basically sandwich the lid side of the box.  It’s finished off with some Linen Thread.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Pool Party
  • Ink – Pool Party, Soft Suede
  • Marker – Early Espresso
  • Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
  • Linen Thread
  • Aqua Painter

Here are a couple more photos:

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. You’ll get to see lots of amazing ideas from demonstrators around the country.

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

The November kit will be a coordinating kit with tags.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Flash Sale – Today October 23

The Flash Sale is Happening Right Now!  Don’t miss it!  15% off selected Stampin’ Up! Stamp sets. 

24 HOUR Flash Sale <==== Download the pdf of the whole list.

One of my favorites that is on sale is Rooted in Nature – here are some samples with it. 

There are 54 stamp sets in the sale.  Order today and get them at a 15% discount. 

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Maui Achievers October Blog Hop

Hello.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  It’s my first time to hop with this group and the first month of the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  And equally excited to join this blog hop for the first time – let’s hope that I got everything right!

This was one of the projects that we made at my Fall Retreat earlier this month.  It’s a quick project and can easily be adapted for other holiday’s or occasions.  You can watch my FB Live from October 14th to see how I made this fun tic tac holders – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2198657496906978/

Snowman Tic Tac Treat Holder

This project uses a 2″ wide strip of card stock and a tag topper punch.  Add a wrapped piece of Designer Series Paper and ribbon at the top.  These would be quick and easy to make.  See below for the supplies and measurements.

Supply List

  • #102482 Real Red cardstock 2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 3-7/8″, 4-5/8″
  • #149518 Delightful Tag Topper
  • #150393 Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, score so the front section is 2″ and then either side is 3/4″, and the back will overlap
  • #150426 Real Red Curly Ribbon – tie the ends in a knot after you cut it so they don’t unravel
  • #150644 Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies
  • #150460 Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • #147084 Real Red Ink
  • #110755 Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
  • Trimmer (coming soon)
  • Die cutting machine

The Blog Hop Continues

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Don’t miss the 24-Hour Stamp Sale on Wednesday – October 23rd.

Thanks for visiting today.

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Come Sail Away Scrapbook Page& Cards

So I started writing this post way back in July!  It was shortly after returning from the Incentive trip to Greece.  But as you can see I never finished it and never posted it.  Life happens.  When we got back I was trying to spend as much time as I could with my son knowing that he would be leaving the country.  So I let some things slide – like my blog.  He left last week on Monday.  He has been gone for 1 week now and I need to get my butt in gear and get back on track.  So here we go…..

I have a scrapbook page and cards to share with you using the Come Sail Away Suite.  I shared these on a Facebook Live video a while ago and you can see that here.

The left page of this two page layout was what my Stamp Club made for one of their projects back in July.  And the right hand page was the one I added as part of my Facebook Live video.  The bottom left corner is actually a card idea that I created for a swap and then decided that I wanted to base a scrapbook page on it. 

Fun Fact:  in case you didn’t know I grew up sailing.  That was my sport from about 10 years old until I went to college.  My dad and brother are sailors and my mom used to sail too.  I grew up living in a sailing club on the lake.  At that time there weren’t very many girls that were sailing.  I always say that I grew up in a boys world and had to join Stampin’ Up! to find some girls to hang out with. 

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #149481 Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
  • #151006 Sailing Home Bundle = Sailing Home Stamp Set + Smooth Sailing Dies
  • #149483 Baker’s Twine
  • #149482 Sail Away Trinkets
  • #147110 Night of Navy Ink
  • #147117 Sahara Sand Ink

Since not everyone in my stamp club is a scrapbooker I also give them the option to create two cards instead of the one scrapbook page.  I utilize the same supplies.  Here are the two cards from this layout.

The card on the left was the one I made for my swap card and that is the one that inspired the scrapbook page.  You should be able to see where the second card is taken from the scrapbook page too.  And you could also use that bottom right corner on the second page to create a card layout.  I hope you like these ideas.

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