Fun Background Technique

Sometimes when you start playing with the parts and pieces of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit you just can’t stop.  I ended up with a lot of alternate ideas for the January 2019 kit – Be Mine Valentine.  As you know I like to pair up the kits with the Note Cards & Envelopes because it makes a quick card.  Here is another one that I created for this month.

What you might notice on this card is the background.  Now where did that come from?  It’s easy and you have the supplies that you need right in your monthly Paper Pumpkin box.  It is the blue tissue paper!  I just crumpled it up and dipped it in my ink pad and then tapped it on my note card.  Keep repeating until you get the amount of color that you want.  I used Pool Party ink on this card. 

The other things that I added for this card is the Memento Black ink and then a couple of my Stampin’ Blends markers to color the bird.  The scalloped circle, the heart, the kangaroo, and the stamps are all from the kit.  Let me know if you try this background technique – I’d love to see what you do with it. You can see how I did it by watching my Facebook Live video of alternate ideas from the January Be Mine Valentine kit click ==> HERE.  You can see this project along with my other alternate idea projects.

Supply List

  • Paper Pumpkin Kit January 2019 – Be Mine Valentine
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Memento Black ink
  • Pool Party ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Pool Party, Calypso Coral

Did you see the sneak peeks of February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit?  It looks like it is going to be a good one.

Be sure to sign up by February 10th if you want to receive it.  Here are a few clues on what to expect:

  • An all card kit
  • Makes 9 full-sized cards in 3 unique designs (3 of each design)
  • Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig
  • Fun, earthy elements – potting soil, succulents, bold, vintage tea cups, letter planters, photographic design

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Easy Heart Treats

I kept seeing these adorable heart shaped treat holders on Pinterest but everyone linked to a foreign demonstrator with instructions in french.  Unfortunately for me I don’t know any french.  I finally found one with some photographs with measurements in centimeters so I started with that and tried to convert to inches and round it up to make it even.  Played around with it a little bit until I got measurements that worked for me. They are much easier to make than they might seem.  So let’s get to it.

I started by creating this version for my Stamper’s Club.  This was one of their February club projects and uses the All My Love Designers Series paper.  The stamp set I used for my words is Petal Palette. The little box on the inside holds a Lindor Truffle – the strawberries & cream version for Valentine’s Day.  Cut your strip of Designer Series paper to be 1-1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  Fold it in half.  Then put some tear & tape on the end on the outside and curl the two ends together to form the heart. 

To make the box I used a 3-1/2″ square of card stock – Lovely Lipstick for this one.  Score all four sides at 1″ and snip two sides and fold to form a box.  The tear & tape is perfect for this project.  Use it to create the box and then use it on the bottom and one end to add the box inside the heart. 

Supply List

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape

After my stamp club made these I decided to make another one as an alternate project for my January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper – which coordinates with the kit and the Baker’s twine to make some of these hearts out of the kit contents.

The box for this project comes from the pillow box in the paper pumpkin kit.  The stamp set, ink spot and white label are all part of the kit too.  If you’d like to see a Facebook Live video of this project and my other alternate projects from the January Be Mine Valentine kit go here.

Supply List

  • Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape (or use the tape in the kit)

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

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – January 2019 – Be Mine

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. I took a few months off but I’m back and hope to participate every month.  This month our kit is – Be Mine Valentine.  It an adorable Valentine kit that coordinates with the Animal Expedition suite from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

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The kit makes 24 little pillow box treats perfect for Valentine’s Day.  And there are plenty of extra little die cut pieces to make cards or other treats with. 

Now the kit makes 24 pillow box treats but what if you need more and you didn’t order an extra box.  Well I have a sweet idea of how to double this kit and get 24 treats out of it.

Mini Valentine Treats

Cut each pillow box in half and then you can get twice as many out of this kit.  If you turn the pillow box over to the blue side and put it on your trimmer there is a line right down the middle.  I added a valentine peppermint patty in each box after I assembled it.  To keep them from falling out I just used some Whisper White ribbon to tie around them and hold the candy inside.  That’s the only thing I added.

Supply List

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

  • #126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
  • #144172 /8″ Sheer Ribbon Whisper White

 

Note Cards

I like to pair up the Paper Pumpkin kits with the note cards.  Yes I say that all the time.  But it makes quick and easy cards that you can send right out in the mail.  Here are two quick ideas for you.  

This first idea I added the little chameleons to the card along with some of the little hearts.  To make the matching envelope I stamped the chameleon and colored him with the Stampin’ Blends. 

For this one I decided to try something without the animals and focus just on the hearts.  I added an extra piece of white card stock and some Pool Party ink. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete these were:

  • #131527 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • #132708 Memento Ink Pad
  • #147274 Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Combo
  • #144042 Calypso Coral Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #144595 Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #147107 Pool Party Classic ink pad

I hope you liked these alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.  My plan is to have a Facebook Live on Sunday afternoon showing these ideas and a couple of others. 

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Its been a few months so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again and I haven’t forgotten how to add the 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 will be a succulent theme and its all cards.

Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Blissful Blooms

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 – Blissful Blooms.

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This month’s kit is a beautiful floral kit with silver edged envelopes.  The full kit makes 10 cards – in two different designs.  All you need to do is stamp the sentiments and assemble the cards.

These cards are so beautiful it was hard to do something different with them.  I just didn’t want to cut them up!  But I did do some cutting and came up with two alternate ideas to share. 

Blissful Blooms Notepad & Pen

This first idea came about because I wanted to look at the beautiful flowers on these cards all the time.  If I just made cards and mailed them off then I wouldn’t be able to do that.  So instead the thought of converting one of the cards to be a notepad cover came to mind. 

To cover the notepad I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and cut it the width of the notepad.  I scored it to fit across the front, and scored again for the depth of the pad and then the rest was folded to the back.  Use some Tear & Tape to secure the back of the note pad to the back flap.  Cut the front of the card off and adher it to the front of the card stock.  Save the back piece we will be using it too.  The label was stamped with the phrases from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.  And I used the Stampin’ Write Marker to add the little dots in between.  The vellum leaves and the twine are both from the kit.

I used the leftover piece from the back of the card to create the insert for the pen.  Cut it to fit in the barrel – for this pen it was about 3-1/2″ long and 3/4″ wide.  Stamp on the paper using the stamp set in the kit.  The colors I used were – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.  Use a bone folder to curl the paper until you can roll it up tight enough to slide into the barrel of the pen.  Reassemble the pen and add a piece of twine to the cap.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Blackberry Bliss
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss (in kit), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tear & Tape
  • Tabs for Everything stamp set
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Bone Folder
  • Stampin’ Trimmer

 

Blissful Blooms Note card

My second idea is a little note card and for this one I cut another card!!  For this one I used the other design.  After trimming it off the card base into a 4″ wide piece – I cut a 1-1/2″ strip off.  I added that to the front of the note card.  That leaves a 4″ square piece which could be used for 2 more note cards.  The rest of the pieces come from the kit. I did remove the silver from the twine for this one.  And don’t forget to add some stamping to the front of the little envelope.

 

Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss (in kit), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stampin’ Trimmer

I hope you liked these alternate ideas 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.

 

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. The September kit is a Halloween theme!    If you love Halloween be sure to sign up by September 10th and if you don’t then you can edit your account to skip this month.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Broadway Star

Hello my stamping 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 – Broadway Star (June 2018) and an added bonus it coordinates with the Broadway Bound Suite in the Annual Catalog.

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This months kit is bright and bold and full of star power!  The kit includes supplies to make 8 cards to celebrate a birthday, graduation or other event. 

For my first alternate idea I made a very simple change to the card base and turned it into a triangle box.  You aren’t going to believe how simple this was to make and I only used supplies in the kit.  Well I did use black ink instead of the Lovely Lipstick from the kit but that was it.

Triangle Treat Box

I used the black and white striped card base and added two additional score lines half way between the center score line and the edge of the card on either side – that’s 2-1/8″ from each side.  Then fold on all three score lines and overlap the two end sections and you have a triangle box.  The ends are open so just slide in a treat.  I’ll confess that I actually made my box and then took it to the store to find a treat to go inside.  I came up with four different treats that fit but I’m sure there are more. 

  1. two Hershey’s almonds bars
  2. Zebra roll cake
  3. Hershey Snack Mix packet
  4.  Take 5 bar

Here is a closer look from the side so you can see the shape. 

Supply List

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

  • Memento Black ink

 

For my second alternate idea I decided to make a card to go with my triangle box. 

Congrats Card

Since I stuck with the black, white and gold I wanted to basically do the same thing on my card. To make the banner piece I used some of the paper from the coordinating Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I took some left over pieces of the gold sticker sheet from my kit and cut enough of a scrap to add to the stamped piece of cake.  Gold cake anyone?  I stamped multiple times with the CONGRATS stamp to create the background piece. 

Supply List

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

  • Memento Black ink
  • Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Gray Granite card stock
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Candle Embellishments
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die-cutting machine

I hope you liked these alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. Now go see what the rest of the gang made.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through the full Blog Hop go and click on the next blog in the list below.

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

If you want to get your own monthly kit sign up by the 10th – go here.  On the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page they have been giving hints – so far a picnic basket, gingham, and maybe wood – what will it be? 

Thanks for visiting today.

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Manly Moments

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – for the May Kit – Manly Moments.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the kit. 

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This months kit was a nature themed masculine kit.  And a big stamp set with lots of words.  It was perfect timing for Father’s Day coming up in June.  Did you notice this kit uses some brand new colors and some returning colors?  Gray Granite and Soft Sea Foam are two brand new colors in the Stampin’ Up! Collections.  While Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron are former In-Colors that are making a return as core colors this year. 

My idea is super quick and simple – I tend to go to my trusty Notecards and Envelopes when I need a quick idea.  And yesterday was no different.  I just have one idea for you today. 

Thank You Note Card

Just like last month I pulled out my note cards.  Since the stamp set was mostly words I focused on that and chose to do a thank you card.  But you could use any of the combinations of words for this idea.  The inspiration for this card came from a sketch I saw last week.  I needed two strips for the side and decided to cut apart the tri-fold card and use the two different patterns for my strips.  The Mossy Meadow ink spot was what I used for the ink on the words and the leaf – all the stamps are from the kit.  Paper Pumpkin kits don’t include punches since the pieces come precut for you but to finish this idea I grabbed some punches.  On the leaves I carefully used the starburst image to add lines – first adding the center line by stamping with the top of the starburst facing the bottom of the leaf.  And then adding the side lines by stamping with the bottom of the starburst against that center line.

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

  • Card stock – Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White
  • Circle punches – 1-3/4″, 2″ and the Leaf punch.  
  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes

 I hope you liked this quick idea. 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 June 10th to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and the June kit that coordinates with one of the brand new bundles in the Annual Catalog.  Sign up by June 10 – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

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