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

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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.

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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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Last Chance

It’s the Last Chance to order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  Items on the Last Chance lists will be gone at the end of Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  If you still have something one your gotta have list get it now. 

May Quick & Cute Cards Online

On Sunday afternoon I had an online class showing some last chance items and I thought I’d post real quick the cards I made.  If you want to see the videos and project supplies, etc. you’ll want to join the FB group that the class was held in – At Monika’s Place: May Quick & Cute Cards Online.

Card 1 – Stitched All Around

This first card idea came from my friend Cindy – I loved how the background is made with Stampin’ Blends.  You may see the Stampin’ Blends on the Last Chance list but they will be in the new catalog.  Going forward they will be offered in combo packs only – so you get the light and dark Blends for a color together.  The Stitched All Around stamp set and the Stitched Labels dies are both retiring.  And so is the Whisper White Baker’s Twine – why did they do that?  It is a staple in my craft room.

Card 2 – Birthday Backgrounds

This card idea is from my friend Melody.  It uses some great birthday sets that are retiring – Birthday  Backgrounds and Perennial Birthday.  The color palette is from the Glitter Enamel Dots which are also on the retirement list.  And the White Baker’s Twine – I’m so sad.

Card 3 – Mosaic Vases

These fun cards use the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper.  It has a fun mosaic tile design with shiny embossed accents.  The paper is retiring and so are the Hand Lettered Prose dies that I used to cut out the THANKS.  The Flower Faceted Gems are retiring too – they match perfectly to the Mosaic paper.  The stamp set I used is Varied Vases which unfortunately is sold out already.  But the Vibrant Vases could also be used.  The Vase Builder punch will be in the new catalog.

Card 4 – Magnolia Memories & More card

And this quick card uses the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and the Cards & Envelopes that coordinate.  No stamping on this one.  Really quick to put something together with the Memories & More products.

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – A Kit In Color

Hello my crafty 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. We are a group of demonstrators sharing our ideas using this months kit – just in case you need some added inspiration.  This month our kit is – A Kit In Color.

This month’s kit is bright and cheerful and perfect for sending out cards right now.  Plus you get an early peek at four of the five limited edition Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2020-2022!  Even the ink spot in the box is one of our new In Colors and Paper Pumpkin subscribers were the first to get their hands on it. 

For my first idea I took the components  for one set of cards from the kit and mixed up the pieces to create three different cards.  My second idea uses the stamp set and some card stock featuring the new In Colors.  If you want to see me make all these cards be sure to watch my Facebook Live video from May 25th – watch it here.

3 More Cards from the kit contents

I changed the orientation of each card base and then combined the pieces in a different way to create three more cards.  So if you don’t want to make all the cards exactly the same this would give you some variety without adding any additional supplies to this month’s kit.

Here you can see all 6 cards – the 3 original cards and then my 3 alternate card ideas.  The May kit includes enough supplies to make four of each card design so if you prefer you could make two sets of these 6 cards instead.

Supply List

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

  • I only used supplies from the kit

 

Rainbow Circle Card

For my second project I made a card using the color scheme and stamps from the kit.  I was also able to use one of the epoxy stickers and some twine to finish the card.  But if you didn’t have those left from this kit grab something similar from your craft supplies. The circles of card stock are cut with the Layering Circle Dies. 

Use the Butterfly Duet punch to punch from the center of the large vellum piece (you’ll be covering it on your cards) or from a scrap of vellum in your craft room.  The words You’re amazing were stamped on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut around them.  One tip is that I added the left side to my layer of circles with liquid glue and the right side with a double stack of dimensionals.  That kept everything on the same level.  The 5 layers of card stock in the circle are about the same as one dimensional width.  I hope that makes sense. 

 

Supply List

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

  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #153080 Magenta Madness card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #153079 Just Jade card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #150881 Purple Posy card stock
  • #153081 Misty Moonlight card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #148523 Butterfly Duet punch
  • #151770 Layering Circle dies
  • #110755 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • #144107 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #103579 Paper Snips

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

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Don’t miss the special Share Sunshine June Kit – inspired by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – My Wonderful Family

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 – My Wonderful Family. It has a beautiful stamp sets and some fun fold cards.

Honor and celebrate YOUR wonderful family with the My Wonderful Family Paper Pumpkin Kit! During this time when so many of us are unable to physically be with our families, sending them our love has never been more important. In April’s thoughtful kit, you’ll find dainty die cuts of lovely leaves, bright butterflies, bluebirds, and other springtime staples you can use to decorate the coordinating tri-fold cards and envelopes. When combined with sentimental stamped phrases and small accents and embellishments, these simply beautiful cards are sure to add a little sunshine to your loved ones’ days.

I my first idea was to create a framed piece with a family photo.  And let me say I LOVE how this turned out.  It will be on the mantel in the family room.  This virus has totally cancelled all our travel plans and that means we won’t get to see our boys in person.  Today we should be in Korea visiting our middle son who moved there last September.  But our trip was cancelled.  I’m not sure when we will actually get to see him in person.  And then on Tuesday we found out that Stampin’ Up! was moving our incentive trip to Hawaii that was slated for July and included a side trip to visit our oldest son who lives in Seattle.  So not sure when we will see him either.  But this project makes me happy.

Family Frame

I used the tree card and cut it apart to create the framed piece.  The frame is 5×7 and I added a piece of Early Espresso card stock in the background. The dark green strip from the card was cut in half so that it would extend across the entire bottom of the framed piece.  The rest of the elements are from the kit.  I added a photo of our family – it’s old and fortunately my top matches!

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Early Espresso
  • frame
  • photo

Here for you Card

My next project is just a quick card mainly using the stamp set and some of the extra elements from the kit.  I’ve read comments that some people didn’t need cards for family so I thought this one was perfect for anyone.  The leaves on the tree are stamped multiple times both full strength and stamped off.  The grass is just the edge of the leaves stamped over and over to look like the ground.  To create the yellow twine I used Whisper White Baker’s Twine and colored it with a So Saffron Dark Stampin’ Blends marker. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • So Saffron Dark Stampin’ Blends

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

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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. 

Well Paper Pumpkin set a record and has actually sold out of the subscriptions for the May kit.  If you join now your first kit will be June 2020.  But here is a look at the May kit – it’s going to be a fun one.  If you have a subscription already verify that your address, and credit card information are both current so you don’t miss out.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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