Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Winter Gifts

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 – Winter Gifts – a set with tags to add to your holiday gifts.

One of the nice things about Paper Pumpkin is that its portable.  As I was headed out of town for Thanksgiving I packed up my Paper Pumpkin kit and grabbed a pack of notecards and envelopes.  During some downtime on Wednesday I pulled everything out and did a little bit of crafting.  I made a few quick notecards using the stamps, ink and extra components from both the October and November paper pumpkin kits. 

Note Card Trio

With limited supplies on hand I used the ink spots and stamp sets from the last two Paper Pumpkin kits.  I plan to make all my tags so I just set aside some of the extra bits and used them on these notecards. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock –Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Winter Woods October Paper Pumpkin Kit – ink & stamps

These were made with very limited supplies with me on our family trip for Thanksgiving. 

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Everything worked correctly last month – so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again this time. 

 

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

Note: for December Kit the sign up period still ends on Dec. 10th but the shipping will be delayed by a few days.  It’s going to be a great kit for all occasions with a stamp set full of sentiments.

Specials list here.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Traditional Christmas Crackers 3 Styles

In the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog you may have noticed the beautiful traditional Christmas Cracker boxes on page 30 & 31.  These are made with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I made some of these and then decided that I wanted a smaller version for an event that my team would be hosting this month.  Our event was this past Friday and was a success.  So I wanted to share my project with you.  I’m going to share with you both sizes today and a third variation.  On Monday, Nov. 18th I filmed a FB Live showing how to make all three and some little 3D ornaments.  You can see that video HERE.

So let’s start with the large size that’s shown in the catalog.  You’ll want to cut a piece of paper to 8-3/4″ x 9″ – so you will want to choose something that comes in 12×12 size for these large ones.  My photo uses the Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper and also the Christmastime is Here Specialty paper. On the short side (that’s the 8-3/4″ side) you will score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″, and 7″.  Then you will use the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack to punch at every fold – push the punch all the way in from the side of the paper lining up the center of the punch on the fold.  Glue the end flaps together to make a 4 sided tube and then tie the ends shut with ribbon.

Supply List

  • #150429 Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper
  • #150394 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon
  • #149590 3/8″ Denim Ribbon
  • #150647 Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
  • #152154 Christmastime is Here Specialty Paper
  • #152156 Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon
  • #152392 Paper Trimmer

So now let me show you the smaller version that I made.  I wanted to make it out of a 6×6 piece of paper so that I could use the pretty Feels Like Frost Paper Specialty paper.  I ended up with a smaller three sided version.  These are a nice size for table favors – you could even add names and use them as place cards.  The silver ones would work for New Years or even a wedding.

I started with the 6×6 piece of Feels Like Frost Specialty paper. On one side you will score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, and 5-1/4″.  Now turn to the other side and score at 1-1/4″ and 4-3/4″.  Then you will use the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack to punch at every fold along the two score lines.  You’ll only slide the punch in a small amount.  Watch the video and you can see what I mean – also look at the photo below.  Glue the end flaps together so the small end is on the inside of the large end to make a 3 sided tube and then tie the ends shut with ribbon.

Supply List

  • #150444 Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper
  • #144213 3/8″ Silver Metallic-edge Ribbon
  • #150647 Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
  • #152392 Paper Trimmer
  • #132178 Silver Foil
  • #124262 White Baker’s Twine
  • #150457 Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Then I wanted to make another version of this small one.  For this one I wanted to make one end flat so it would stand up.  You’ll do everything the same except on the second side score at 5-1/4″ instead of the 4-3/4″ and you won’t punch on that side.  Instead you will snip them and then trim the angles on each side.  The video will show you how. 

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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. 

Order online here – use hostess code PKR73VM7 for October 2019.

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