Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop World’s Greatest

Are you ready for some alternate ideas with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit?   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 – World’s Greatest.  A kit with some fun cards to celebrate some everyday hero’s in our lives like teachers, coaches, kids and our friends. 

This kit makes 3 different cards with fun matching envelopes – that’s always one of my favorites!  One card style is a shaker card. 

I decided to mix up the pieces and cut up the card bases for the two cards that were not the shaker card.  By cutting each of those card bases into 4 pieces I can create 8 cards instead of just 2.  Here are two new cards that I made.

Blue card

For this card I wanted a little bit more of a feminine feel to it. Cutting up the blue card base into four pieces allows me to make 4 new cards.  Each piece is 2-3/4 x 4″.  I added Thick White Whisper White card stock for a new card base.  You’ll also want some more medium sized envelopes.  The yellow water-colored rectangle was also cut in half and used on this card. I trimmed down one of the white rectangles to fit the words.  For the little touch of ribbon use paper snips to cut a 3-1/2″ piece into small strips and then tie in a knot.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White
  • Whisper White envelopes
  • Paper Snips

Green card

For this second card I used the green card base and also cut it into 4 pieces.  Trim one of the white rectangles to be 3/4″ wide and then I stamped the medal ribbon image twice so the end of it met in the middle – that part will be covered up.  Use one of the vellum leaf pieces and cut it into two so one part can go on each side.  To add a bit of contrast I did pull out a piece of Bumblebee card stock to layer behind that argyle piece.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Bumble Bee
  • Whisper White envelopes
  • Paper Snips

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

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

Get ready for fall – choose Halloween or Thanksgiving or just general fall when putting together the September kit.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Christmas Card Stamp a Stack: In The Pines

It’s time to get started on Christmas Cards (if you haven’t already).  The time consuming part is the design, cutting and prepping. This class has that part done for you. You will complete the fun part – the stamping, assembling, and writing notes and sending to family and friends. My plan is to offer several of these classes between now and December.  And the best part – we will do this with safe social distancing. This is an at home class and available for porch pickup or in the mail.

Christmas Card Stamp A Stack – In the Pines

This first Stamp a Stack class will feature the In The Pines stamp set on page 43 for the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.  If you remember my 12 cards of Christmas challenge – this is going to be card 4 & 5. I’ve already completed one set of 12 and will complete another set as part of this class. 

Class supplies will include all the cut card stock, paper, envelopes, ribbon, and die cut, and embossed pieces. You will supply your own stamps, ink and adhesive. A written tutorial with photos will be emailed to you and a link to a video showing you how to make the card. Each class kit will include supplies to make 12 of the same card. I will also schedule a zoom for us to gather virtually to make our cards together. Date to be determined after everything is mailed.

Options:

  • Christmas Card Stamp a Stack: $25 (porch pick up price)
  • #1 Add On for mailing to you: $8 (mailed to your house)
  • #2 Add On In The Pines stamp set: $21
  • #3 Add On In the Pines Bundle – stamp set & dies: $51.25

Register & Pay by Aug 25th.

Register Here ==> https://atmonikasplace.com/event-registration/

On the registration link you need to select the base class for $25 and then select any add ons – mailing directly to you, add the stamp set or the bundle. These are offered at catalog price without additional shipping/tax. Remember to select all the options that apply to you and pay online or mail a check prior to Aug 26th.  This is a prepaid class.

I will be ordering all the supplies and add-ons on the 26th. Once the order arrives the cutting, prepping and packaging will take place. I estimate having everything ready to go out by Sept. 4th.

Additional supplies you need to complete cards exactly as I did.

  • #153448 In the Pines stamp set  OR   #155182 In the Pines bundle (stamp set & die)
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow ink pad
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink pad
  • Paper Snips
  • Bone Folder
  • Adhesive

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop July Summer Nights

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. For July we had the Summer Nights kit and a special Add-On card pack that really stretched the contents of the kit.

This kit was about having a fun summer celebration.  Bags that you can use to decorate a table or fill with treats.  Postcards that you can use for fun invitations.  And with the Summer Nights Add on you have 24 matching card bases and envelopes to create a ton of summer fun.

My ideas use the contents of the kit along with the Add-on to make 3 fun cards.  I shared these cards on a Facebook Live this week and I’ve also uploaded to YouTube – you can find it here –

Stencil Card

For this first card I decided to use the bag as a stencil.  Cut away the back and sides of the card to leave just the front.  Grab your ink and a Stampin’ Sponge, Sponge Dauber or a cotton ball.  Be careful when sponging through the stencil as the paper is thin and could tear.  Move the stencil around the background of the card until you get the number of fireworks that you want on the background.

Supply List

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

  • Summer Nights Add-On kit
  • Card stock – Whisper White
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Stampin’ Sponge

 

Firefly Card

The second card I made used one of the Add On card bases and one of the post cards from the kit.  In the kit is a stamp that is a long line – I used it on my envelope for the first card but on this one I manipulated it into a curved shape on my block and used it to stamp the lines for the lanterns.  Stamp the lanterns and the fireflies.  Then use the teeny tiny stamp in the set for the firefly light – yep that’s what that little tiny thing is.  And if you lose it – then just use a marker.  If you love the labels in this Paper Pumpkin kit – well guess what – you can make more using the Tasteful Labels dies from the Annual Catalog – the 3 tags in the kit are the same as 3 of the dies.  I used a different label from the die set on my card for the vellum layer.  And to finish this card the new Iridescent Pearls from the Aug-Dec Mini catalog are a perfect match to this kit!

Supply List

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

  • Summer Nights Add-On kit
  • Card stock – Vellum
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Iridescent Pearls
  • Tasteful Labels Dies

 

Star Card

My final card also uses the post cards from the kit and the card base from the Add On.   With the colors and the starry look I thought the Stitched Stars dies would be a perfect fit.  I also wanted to give it more of a birthday feel so I pulled out my Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. Using one of the larger stars I cut out a window in the post card and then added smaller stars that were die cut, some of the puffy star embellisments and a few of the tiny gold star die cuts.  When it’s your birthday It’s a Party and its Time to Celebrate. 

Supply List

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

  • Summer Nights Add-On kit
  • Stitched Stars dies
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set

I hope you liked these 3 quick card ideas using this months kit, the Add-on and a few other supplies.  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. 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. In August we will be celebrating our every day heroes!  Such a timely kit this year – and it has a more masculine look to the cards so it will be great for those men that are special to you and your family.  I think it is so cool that these kits were designed long before this pandemic hit us – who knew then that we would need this now.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Box of Sunshine

Did you receive the happy yellow box from Paper Pumpkin this month?  I sure hope you did because it was a bright happy box full of fun supplies to help you spread sunshine!  And today is 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 – Box of Sunshine – a kit inspired by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.

If you didn’t already hear about the Box of Sunshine idea let me tell you about it.  The box for this month’s kit is actually part of the project.  There are extra stickers and a label in your kit that you can use to decorate the box once you’ve made all your cards.  Then fill the box with yellow treats add one of your cards and send it to someone special.  It will be a little bit of sunshine to brighten their day.  I’ll be sending mine to my son Ryan and his girlfriend. 

For my alternate idea this month I created a card using one of the extra pineapple die cut pieces.  I used the same color palette of yellow and green and a fun background technique with Stampin’ Blends.  And then my second idea uses a mini Paper Pumpkin box which perfectly fits a set of note cards.  I decorated those with extra bits from the kit and created another little gift to brighten someones day.

Striped Pineapple Card

For this card I made a fun background piece to go behind the pineapple die cut.  Use the Paper Trimmer to score the card stock at every 1/2″ – these are basically to create guidelines for drawing with the Stampin’ Blends.  Use the Stampin’ Blends to add stripes.  I also colored my White Crinkled Seam Binding to with the Stampin’ Blends to match.  The card is finished with a piece of Vellum Card Stock, sequins from the kit and a piece of one of the labels.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Vellum
  • Stampin’ Blends – Shaded Spruce, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody
  • Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding
  • Paper Trimmer

 

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with Note Cards

We have a fun new product in the Annual catalog – mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes!  And they are the perfect size to fit a set of Note Cards & Envelopes.  So I used extra pieces from this months kit to decorate four note cards and envelopes to put inside my box.  I decorated the outside of the mini paper pumpkin box first by swiping a Crushed Curry ink pad across all the sides and the top.  Then added some stamping.  I finished with some elements from the kit and some stamping. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White
  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Mini Paper Pumpkin box
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Paper Snips

Here are some more pictures of this project.

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 reading this in your email you will need to click on the title to get to my blog and see the rest of the links.

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

Next month’s July kit will be a kit to celebrate the magic of summer nights.  In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. Sign up by the 10th to get the July kit – go here.  AND you can order the Add-on beginning July 1st!  Just $10 for 24 card bases and envelopes – I think that is an amazing deal!

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Maui Achievers Blog Hop – Forever Greenery Card Pouch

Hello – it’s Monika Davis from the USA.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  This blog hop is for demonstrators all over the world that earned the Maui Incentive trip last year.  There are many amazing stampers in this group so be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop.  The list is down below.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  But totally bummed that the virus has caused a delay.  Our trip has now been moved to May 2021.  I’m still working to achieve the next trip which has now become an extension of the original Maui Trip.  I have a few more months left to earn it.  Thank you to everyone that has ordered from me this year!

I have a really fun project for you today – it is basically a one sheet wonder project.  This was created for my team meeting this past weekend.  I taught the project and everyone was able to use their own 12×12 Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors, stamps, and dies.  My project uses the Forever Greenery Suite.  There are photos of three different versions – the idea is the same but the papers and embellishments change on each one.  This morning I shared this on my weekly FB Live (June 22,2020) – here is the link if you’d like to watch me make the whole project – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/359004241737185/

Forever Greenery Card Pouch – a 12×12 One A Sheet Wonder Project

This is basically a one sheet wonder project.  The pouch and the 3 cards use a full 12×12 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Then add card bases, a few pieces of coordinating card stock, some ribbon and twine, and accent pieces – either die cuts or punches to finish the cards and the front of the pouch. See below for the supplies. Here is a map for the 12×12 cutting guide. 

Supply List

  • #154143 Forever Greenery Suite Collection
    • #154094 Forever Fern Bundle
    • #152716 Greenery Embossing Folders
    • #152493 Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
    • #152474 Gold Hoops Embellishments
    • #152492 Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper
    • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #115318 Soft Suede card stock
  • #146988 Soft Sea Foam card stock
  • #102584 Garden Green card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #147102 Soft Sea Foam ink
  • #152393 Paper Trimmer
  • #107301 Whisper White Medium Envelopes
  • #102300 Bone Folder
  • #110755 Multipurpose Liquid glue
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (coming Sept. 1, 2020)

Here are a few more photos showing some other versions of each of the three cards.

The Blog Hop Continues

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Brand New Catalog and In Colors

Stampin’ Up! has a brand new catalog!  It is so pretty and packed full of amazing new stamps, accessories, tools and five brand new In Colors.  You are going to love it!  And this year it has lots of masculine options – everyone has requested that for years.

Our brand new 2020-2021 In Colors

  • Bumblebee
  • Just Jade
  • Misty Moonlight
  • Magenta Madness
  • Cinnamon Cider

I created this card with a brand new bundle and In color products.  The Lovely Labels Pick a Punch gives you 6 different options for creating fun labels.  There are 3 shown on this card.  The width of your strip determines the style of the end and you have two slots to use on the punch. 

Supplies for my card:

Stamps:  Lovely You (#152525)* 

Ink:  VersaMark ink (#102283), Crumb Cake ink (#147115)

Paper: Cardstock: Bumblebee (#153077), Cinnamon Cider (#153078), Just Jade (#153079), Magenta Madness (#153080), Misty Moonlight (#153081), Whisper White (#100730), Crumb Cake (#120953)

Tools: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch* (#152883) 

Embellishments:  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (#152480), Just Jade ¼” Ribbon (#153621), Line Thread (#104199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

Note: *Lovely You stamp set + Lovely Labels Pick a Punch are offered as a bundle – Lovely You Bundle (#154070)

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