Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Bouquet of Hope

Hello my crafty friends.  It is 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 called Bouquet of Hope – it is the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges – and there seems to be a lot of that right now. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used any time with additional products to make more cards.

For my idea I wanted to focus more on the stamp set and the beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Every month you will have an exclusive stamp set plus your ink spot left to use for future projects.  I went back and pulled out some of the ink spots from the past kits to use for water coloring my bouquet – you could use any colors that you want.

Water colored Bouquet

For my card today I pulled out a piece of water color paper and I used a Sahara Sand ink pad to stamp the bouquet.  To create an ink palette to use for my ink colors I like to use the clear blocks – the tiny A block is my favorite.  Dab the ink spot onto the block and then use an aqua brush to pull ink from the block.  Sometimes I use the large blocks and dab some color on each corner.  I colored in all the flowers and leaves and then used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to add in the flower stems.  

Using the striped card base I created a frame by cutting out an oval with my die cut machine after trimming down the piece to be 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Both pieces are layered onto a Just Jade card base.  Finish by stamping the sentiment on a scrap of the water color paper and cutting it out and then I added a few sequins from the kit.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Just Jade, Water color Paper
  • Water Painters
  • Clear Blocks
  • Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Bumblebee ink
  • ink spots from previous Paper Pumpkin kits – Just Jade, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade
  • Paper Snips 
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Layering Oval Dies

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. If you are seeing this post in your email you will need to click the title to view it on my blog in order to see the Blog Hop list.

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

Don’t miss the kit for March!  It’s Paper Pumpkin’s birthday month and a free git is included – a 4 pack of stencils and a sponge!  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Orders over $40 will receive a free tutorial bundle sent to you via email that includes 15 exclusive project tutorials.  And for the month of February I have an anniversary special for orders over $50 – I celebrated my 15 year anniversary on Feb 3rd.  And don’t miss out on Sale-A-Bration that ends on Sunday, Feb. 28th!  

 

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It’s Been 15 Years!

I am celebrating my fifteenth year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! today – February 3, 2021! 

Happy 15th Stampiversary!

It’s hard to believe it’s been that long but I’ve loved every minute of it. The traditional 15-anniversary gift is crystal and I would love to give a gift of “crystal” in the form of Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets to you this month.  Place a minimum $50 order on my website (monika.stampinup.net) during the month of February 2021 using the host code N74CMKUS.. You will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item (be sure to redeem that on your order), a tutorial bundle with 15 amazing tutorials and a free pack of the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets ($9 value).  I will mail your gift to you in March. 

It’s my Stampiversary and I want to celebrate with you.  I found some photos from 2006 at my very first convention with Stampin’ Up! When I started I  didn’t really know anyone and traveled alone to Utah and walked into the hotel room to meet my room mate – Michele from Iowa – we are still friends today!  A very exciting part of the event was meeting Shelli Gardner the co-founder of Stampin’ Up! and CEO at that time.  Now her daughter Sara is the CEO.  over these 15 years I have met 100s of friends (maybe more like 1000+) from all over the world and these women are so amazing and creative!  It’s been an amazing journey and I’m so excited to continue for another 15 years (goodness knows how old I will be then!)

February Tutorial Bundle

The February Tutorial bundle includes 15 amazing tutorials – one from myself and the other 14 from demonstrator friends of mine.  We all created a fun project for you from the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  If you are a member of my PAWS team the tutorial will be shared on our private group page and for anyone else just place an order with me this month of $40 or more.  But if your order is $50 or more you also earn a free SAB item and my “crystal” gift mentioned above.  Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial bundle just to tease you:

 

If you have every thought about joining Stampin’ Up! and being part of a creative and fun community I’d love to have you join my team – the PAWS Team.  Build a Starter Kit by choosing $125 of products for just $99.  Join during Sale-a-Bration and you get a FREE, exclusive gift from the upcoming catalog – an assortment of 6″ x 6″ stacks of our newest Designer Series Paper.  Business Supplies and free shipping are included.  Talk to me today and join the PAWS team and the Stampin’ Up! family – we would love to have you.  Join Today!

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Sending Hearts

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 called Sending Hearts and it’s about sending love for Valentine’s or any time at all.  Some sweet card come in the kit and you can purchase an add-on if you want to make treat boxes too.  Or check out my alternates for a way to turn your cards into treat holders.

This kit comes with supplies to make 8 cards plus the stamp set, ink spot and a roll of ribbon (that was a fun surprise I thought).  This year Paper Pumpkin had cards in the kit with an add on option to create treats.  I think last year it was the other way around.  But not everyone needs treats so the main kit is cards.

I have two ideas for you today – well three actually – two with the kit and one with the add-on. 

Snail Mail card

This first idea is just an alternate card that I want to make and include the cute Snail Mail Designer Series Paper from the mini catalog.  I also wanted to take each printed card base and cut it into two pieces to create 2 cards.  So I added card stock, the designer paper, and I used Stampin’ Blends for coloring.  The tiny epoxy heart from the kit was colored with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends to make it red instead of pink.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Smoky Slate, Basic White
  • Snail Mail Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate combo, Bermuda Bay light, Pool Party dark, Poppy Parade dark

 

Snail Triangle Treat

My second idea was to take the card and cut it in half to create treat holders.  The existing score line is at 4-1/4″, so I added two more score lines half way – 2-1/8″.  Then folded them up to create a triangle treat holder.  Each original card would make two treats. Stamp the hearts and flowers in the background, stamp and color the snail and cut him out.  I added ribbon and some of the epoxy shapes that I colored to make them red.  To secure the candy inside use some glue dots – my candy is a small york peppermint patty.  Yum!

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Basic White
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends – Pool Party combo, Poppy Parade combo

 

Little Love Boxes

This bonus project uses the Little Love Boxes add-on.  I didn’t actually use the Paper Pumpkin kit because I got the add-on first and wanted to make something quick.  I used ribbon and a stamp set from my stash.  If you turn over the little labels you can use the white side instead of the pink.  The Add-on comes with the tiny boxes, the snail die cuts and the label die cuts.  These are still available to order with a regular Stampin’ Up! order. 

Supply List

These are the supplies for this project (I didn’t use the regular Paper Pumpkin kit but you could use those stamps instead):

  • Card stock – Basic White
  • Real Red Ink
  • Lovely You stamp set (or use the set that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit)
  • Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack

 

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. The ideas from everyone in the blog hop are always so amazing!  If you are seeing this in your email you may need to click on the title of this to view the full post on my website and see the blog list. 

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

The February kit is called a Bouquet of Hope – see a sneak peek below.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Beary Comforting

Hello my friends I hope you and your families are healthy and that you had a wonderful Christmas.  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 – Beary Comforting.  I wish you a safe and happy new year – thanks for visiting me on this monthly blog hop!

This kit was sweet and full of supplies to send a big bear hug to someone special.  It includes 12 cards – 3 different designs. 

For my idea I wanted to take all the supplies for one set of cards and create double the number of cards.  So each card base was cut into two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels, each of the circle and rectangle elements were cut in half and I divided up the animals, the fun image pieces and the labels.  I added Basic Gray card bases and used ink out of my stash for the stamping and Stampin’ Blends for some coloring. 

Double Take Cards

I turned each card into to two cards.  With a few supplies from your craft room you can double the amount of cards from this kit very easily.  For the bear card I stamped a second bear on Whisper White card stock and colored him with Stampin’ Blends and cut him out.  The background of the Soft Seafoam panel was stamped multiple times with Basic Gray ink.  I kept the basic layout of the card exactly the same. 

For the Koala cards cut the two of them apart so they can each be on one of the cards.  Both the circle and the long label were cut in half also.  On the plain Calypso Coral panel I stamped the leaf image in Calypso Coral ink.  These make sweet birthday cards – one holding the gift and one the cupcake.

Finally the little racoon and the flowers were used on the third pair of cards.  The flower stamp was used to cover the background on the Rich Razzleberry piece using the same color ink.  For these cards I decided to add a little piece of gold twine to each element.  Easy and sweet and ready to send to a friend.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • Ink – Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry (ink spot in the kit)
  • Stampin’ Blends – Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink, Ivory
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Paper Snips
  • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (that’s where the gold twine comes from)

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. If you are viewing this in your email you’ll need to click on the header of this post to view the list on my blog.

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

For January we have a special kit for sending cards to those you love PLUS an add on that you can purchase separately if you want to create Valentine treat boxes from your kit.  Sign up by the 10th to receive the January Sending Hearts Kit  – go here

And you can begin ordering the Add-on kit January 1st as part of your regular Stampin’ Up! product order. The Little Love Boxes Add-on will be available beginning Jan. 1st while supplies last – Item number: 156842, Price: $8.

Thanks for visiting today.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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