Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Lovely Day

Hello Stampin’ 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 – February 2020 Lovely Day.

This fun and elegant celebration kit is our first one ever to coordinate with a Sale-A-Bration item from the biggest Stampin’ Up! Promotion of the year.  The February 2020 Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.  You can redeem this set for Free with a qualify order during Sale-A-Bration.  Place a $50+ order and pick up some coordinating card stock, dies or adhesive and get the Happy Birthday to You set for Free to create even more ideas with this kit.  

 

Candle Celebration

I took a very different twist for my alternate idea.  Using the stamp image of the cake layers I turned them on their side to make candles. Color each stripe with a different color by using Stampin’ Write Markers.  The colors I used are – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Gorgeous Grape.  Its my ROYGBIV rainbow of colors – but you could choose whatever color suits your theme. To create the flame just tap down the brush tip on the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.  Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Maker to outline all the candles and add doodle designs on each one.

The Celebrate image was stamped over and over again on a panel of Whisper White card stock to create a background.  And Birthday Wishes was stamped on a strip of Daffodil Delight and just cut out.  I finished the card by adding some of the Peaceful Poppies Sequins. Really I added these to cover up a spot that I accidentally made on the card! 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight scrap
  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apply Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black
  • Black Memento Ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink (or use the marker)
  • Peaceful Poppies Sequins
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Paper Snips

I’ll be doing a a Facebook Live showing this card along with a couple of other alternate ideas next week.  I hope you like this out of the box take on this kit – well the stamp set is really all I used. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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In March we celebrate 7 YEARS of Paper Pumpkin!  Every kit will have an extra FREE stamp set in it – that’s two stamp sets next month.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – I’ll Bee Yours

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 – I’ll Bee Yours. A fun Love filled kit that can be used for Valentine’s Day or other Love filled celebrations.  I plan to use mine for a monthly gathering with some of my neighbors in February.  I plan to focus on friendship.  But I’ve also been creating some cards with the contents of the kit.  And that is what I’ll be sharing with you today.

This month the Paper Pumpkin kit was filled with mini treat bags and mini cards – perfect for little treats for someone special.  I am using a portion of mine for table treats when I have my neighbors over but the rest I’m using to make cards that I can mail out. 

I made several different cards with this kit.  One was actually featured in the Paper Pumpkin FB page blog post this month.  That was exciting!  But here are a couple of other ideas that I came up with.

Valentine’s Card Alternate

For this card I wanted to use the little treat bag with the embossed flowers as a layer on my card.  So I decided to cut open each side of the bag so I could open it up flat and cut out the flower design that wraps around from front to back.  I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the cute stitched scallop rectangle.  To match the Highland Heather Heart that I planned to use, I cut the larger scallop rectangle out of Highland Heather card stock.  I glue these together.  To cover up the fold from the bottom of the bag, use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine from the kit and wrap around and tie in a knot.  The tag was shortened and stamped with Happy Valentine’s Day and then tie the bow.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the heart over the twine.  Put the whole piece on a Whisper White card base. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 

Money Holder Card Alternate

For this second idea, I used the little mini card and envelope.  To make a slightly larger card, I pulled out one of the Whisper White Note cards & envelopes.  From my Paper Pumpkin Kit I took the mini card and cut off the front.  I stamped the large floral background in the center and then add the scallop border on all four sides.  In order to keep the square shape of the card I trimmed the note card down to be a 3-1/2″ square – it will still fit in the same envelope.  This allowed me to glue the mini envelope from the kit to the inside of the card – and that is where you can add some money or another little surprise.  It’s a little too small for a gift card, but as another option leave the note card regular size and attach the envelope so the flap stays open and just creates a pocket – then you could use it for a gift card.

Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note Card & Envelope
  • Trimmer

 

Thank You Card

Here is a look at the card from the Paper Pumpkin post.  For this one I used the Heart Pack Punch that coordinates with this month’s kit.  You can find the punch pack in the Jan-June Mini Catalog.  I punched the front and back of one of the Mini cards.  I positioned a smaller die-cut heart over the words on the stamped heart so that I could make this a thank you card.  The little flowers are stamped multiple times from one inking to give different shades of color. 

I hope you liked this alternate idea 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. 

For February the Paper Pumpkin kit is going to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set that is part of the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  You can earn that stamp set free.  Here is one way to do it.  On Feb. 4th (our new Coordination Product offering starts that day) order a 1-month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Code and the Birthday Dies (these also coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set) and one other small item – like Baker’s Twine or Stampin’ Dimensionals – that will get you over the $50 you need to get the Happy Birthday stamp set free. Then Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and redeem your Prepaid Code by the 10th – go here.  If you are already a subscriber you just need to add the Prepaid Code and it will use that.  Then once everything arrives in February you will have a whole bunch of coordinated products to make some Lovely cards for birthdays and celebrations.

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Something for Everything

Welcome to the monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  Every month a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators take the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit and create some alternate ideas.  Visit all the blogs to get lots of options for the components in each kit.  The kit we are featuring in this hop is the Something For Everything kit from Dec. 2019. We are a little later than normal because the kits shipped late, and took longer to arrive with all the holiday shipping going on.  Hopefully your kit has arrived by now. If you are one of my subscribers and need me to track  your kit please let me know.

The Something For Everything kit has a really nice stamp set filled with a whole bunch of greetings for every occasion.  The kit came with everything you need to complete 12 full sized cards.   A perfect set for getting a stack of cards prepared for the new year.  You could even complete the cards and wait to add the stamped labels as you have an occasion pop up.  Just store everything in your Paper Pumpkin box until you need a card.

Here is a look at the stamp set that was included and all the different options you have.  It’s why they called it Something for Everything – these cover all kinds of occasions.

For my idea I decided that the cards in the kit were very feminine and that I wanted to make some more masculine looking cards.  This month I also pulled out the pieces and did not look at the instruction sheet.  I thought I would just play with the pieces and not use the designed cards as a starting point. 

His & Hers Cards

The cards in the kit have a printed front and a solid color for the back, so for my cards I cut the original cards in half and trimmed each side to be 5-1/4″ x 4″ so I could use them as a layer on a plain Whisper White card base. This doubles the number of cards you can get from the kit just by adding a few supplies. I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker for some added doodling on a couple of the cards.  And a small circle punch to punch out from the leftover sheet of gold foil embellishments.  For each card base in the kit I created two cards – a his and hers version. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete the Shaded Spruce cards:

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White (card base)
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (little dots in the center of small flowers, doodle around edge of card)
  • Whisper White Envelope (for the masculine card)

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete the Terracotta Tile cards:

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White (card base)
  • Whisper White Envelope (for the masculine card)

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete the Crushed Curry cards:

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White (card base)
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (doodle around edge of card)
  • 1/2″ circle punch (to punch gold foil circles)
  • Whisper White Envelope (for the masculine card)

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

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The January 2020 Kit is all about Love and it coordinates with the new Heart Punch Pack coming out in the new Mini Catalog.

Sign up by January 10th to get the January 2020 kit – go here

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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. 

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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. 

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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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.

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Gift of Fall – Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

So apparently I haven’t posted to my blog in a month!  I need to get back on a schedule.  It has been a busy summer and I’ve done quite a bit of traveling and spending time with family.  Today in fact is my middle son’s birthday and we are packing up his apartment today too.  He is getting ready for a big move in less than two weeks.  But for now 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 – A Gift of Fall.

This month’s kit included 6 sweet gift bags with tons of supplies for tags.  Way more than what you need for the bags.  Plus you could buy a coordinating add-on of note cards and envelopes – the perfect companion to use up the rest of those pieces in the box.

I did some really quick alternate ideas.  I’m not sure you could even call them that.  Yesterday afternoon I sat down with my box and separated out all the pieces.  I set aside what I needed for my bags because I want to make those up so I have them ready to use this fall when I need them. Then I was left with a pile of left over bits and that is what I used for three really quick – I mean really quick and simple ideas. 

Fall Treats

I found some fall treats at the store – these little packaged cakes.  They would be fun to decorate and hand out for a fall party or just because.  The tag is from the printed circle and I used one of the long banner pieces to add the enjoy.  Add some leaves and sequins, punch a hole, tie on with twine, done. 

Supply List

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

  • a hole punch
  • packaged fall cakes

 

Super Quick Cards

Next I wanted to do something with the add-on note cards.  I love the printed envelopes that we get with Paper Pumpkin and this add-on kit was no exception.  These two cards came together very quickly.  One is literally just stamp the greeting on the tag and add to the front.  I’m sure someone else did the same thing.  You could literally have a stack of Thanksgiving cards done in no time at all. 

The second one I wanted a thank you so I stamped that greeting on the larger tag.  And then created a little bunch of branches to tuck behind, tied them with twine, add sequins and done.

Supply List

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

  • Gift of Fall Add-on

I told you they were quick and simple.  I need that quite often.  I’m going to finish up my stack of note cards as thank you notes.  And I’ll probably make some tags too – I need those for some orders I need to get to customers.  I hope you liked these quick alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

And can you guess which project Aspen liked the best?

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