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.

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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 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.

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Jolly Gingerbread

Are you ready for Christmas?  I’m not but I do have my Jolly Gingerbread kit from Paper Pumpkin to help.  This 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 the Jolly Gingerbread kit from November. Our blog hop is late because last week was Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoyed time with your family. 

This kit has 15 Gingerbread themed gift card holders with envelopes.  You can also easily convert them to mini cards of gift tags.  Below I created some alternate projects by adding supplies from my craft room.  I’ll be sharing these project on my Facebook page on Monday, December 7th during my FB Live – noon ET.  I hope you can join me – click here

My first thought with this kit was to create a mini gingerbread house decorating kit!  I also made a card using only the left over stamp set, a simple note card and a small treat holder using the kit supplies.  I’ll share photo and supply that I added and if you want to see more join me Monday on FB.

Mini Gingerbread House Decorating Kit

This one was fun.  I decorated the front of a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with pieces from the kit.  Then filled the box with candies to decorate.  All you need to add is graham crackers and frosting to make the house and attach the candies.  I found a large container of holiday sprinkles that I wanted to use in my kit.  So I converted a Clear Tiny Treat Box into a holder that would fit inside my box. This will be a perfect little treat for my niece or the kids across the street.  Maybe I better make my own mini gingerbread house!

 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Mint Macaron card stock
  • Cinnamon Cider ink
  • Mini Paper Pumpkin box
  • Clear Tiny Treat box
  • Linen Thread
  • Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • and candy – mini candy canes, holiday sixlets, holiday assorted sprinkles

 

Gingerbread man box

For this project I found these fun Gingerbread man cookies at the grocery store.  The custom fit box was made from two of the gift card holders in the kit.  These would be fun table favors at a holiday party.  The box is made from two of the gift tag holders.  I added a score line at the bottom to make them shorter and to form the bottom of the box.  I trimmed away a piece of each to shorten the sides.  Using one of the plain white house panels from the kit I cut to fit the shorter box and then stamped with the gingerbread house image.  To color my house I used the Stampin’ Blends in coordinating colors. 

 

Supply List

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

  • Cinnamon Cider ink
  • Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon
  • Linen Thread
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin’ Blends: Blushing Bride, Cinnamon Cider, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron
  • gingerbread man cookie

 

Wishing You Christmas Card

Once you’ve completed your kit you get to keep the stamp set and use it for other projects.  I added card stock and some additional supplies to make a sweet Christmas card.  The house was stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends and then cut out.  I pulled in some of the coordinating cardstock colors that match the kit. 

 

Supply List

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

  • Cardstock – Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Cinnamon Cider, Mint Macaron
  • Stampin’ Blends – Blushing Bride, Cinnamon Cider, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Linen Thread
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

I hope you liked these alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. See all of them on my FB page on Monday.  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. This next kit is almost too good to bear-lieve! With supplies to make 12 versatile cards to love on, celebrate, and give a big bear hug to those you care for, our Beary Comforting kit has it all! Be sure to subscribe with the link to get this adorable kit! Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Joy to the World

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 – Joy to the World. It’s a special kit that will be offered globally in all of our markets.  So Stampin’ Up! friends around the world will be able to enjoy this kit. 

This kit makes 8 beautiful Christmas cards.  And includes die cut pieces in three languages – English, German and French.  That means you can easily create cards for friends and family around the world that might speak these other languages.  My family is from Germany and my mom would love to send some of these out.  I have a kit saved just for her. 

I created some variations on these cards using the pieces in the kit.  One I added a different stamp set so it didn’t need to be a Christmas card.  The design and colors of the kit make it easy to use for holiday thank you and birthday cards too.  You’ll notice the size of this card is different – it’s what our European friends use as a standard card size.  Enjoy trying something different.

Wreath Card

This card uses the pieces from the kit just in a different combination.  I tied the twine directly around the wreath for a nice bow.  And I didn’t use either of the embossed pieces – just stuck with the gold banner and white label for my greeting. It’s a super quick idea.

Supply List

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

  • none – everything was in the Paper Pumpkin kit

Thank You Card

For this second card I decided the pieces would make a pretty non-Christmas card.  I pulled out a stamp set called Beautiful Autumn from the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and used the Thank You on the white tag.  The die cut flowers are beautiful and since there were two per card if you use only one on a card that means you can make double the cards.  The Embossed piece looks like the retired Cable Knit embossing folder we used to have – so if you have that in your craft room you could create more pieces for additional cards – or substitute something else.

Supply List

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

  • Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set

 

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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Coming in November – Jolly Gingerbread!  It’s going to be a sweet kit for sure so don’t miss it.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Hello Pumpkin

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 – Hello Pumpkin – a fun kit for all things fall!

This kit makes adorable treat holders that can be decorated for any fall occasion – Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just fall colors. There a ton of die cut pieces to mix and match.  The cracker box style treats are double sided so you can choose to show the plaid or the striped side.  I’m planning to make mine to use at Thanksgiving this year – I’ll put one on every spot at the table – fill them with something yummy – maybe caramels! Yum!

With my left over pieces I decided to make some fun fall note cards.  The great thing about the Note Cards & Envelopes – is that they are quick because your card base is cut and scored.  All you have to do is decorate the front and add your note on the inside. 

Fall Note Cards – Cornucopia

The first thing I thought of was to take the witch hat and turn it into a cornucopia. To do that, flip it over and add lines to the back with a Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends.  Use both the dark and light blends and leave some open spots so it looks like a basket or straw and not solid.  To give it some texture I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder.  To give it more of a cone look I trimmed off part of the brim.  

I thought the scalloped edge of the cracker box would be a fun edge on my note card.  To do that trim off 1/4″ from the front of the note card.  Trim one end off the cracker box.  Then glue that to the front lining the bottom edge up with the base of the card back.  Stamp Give Thanks.  Add flowers, leaves, curly bits, and a little bow to complete the look.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

 

Fall Note Cards – Hello Tiles

The die cut tile pieces were pretty all on their own just added to the front of a note card.  Stamp Hello across a strip of Whisper White card stock to add over the front.  I actually cut the stamp apart so I could just use the Hello.  When I want to use the full phrase I’ll just mount both pieces on the block together again. The coordinating colors of flowers were from the kit.  This turned out to be such a clean and simple look.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

 

Fall Note Cards – Hello Pumpkin

Trim down the center panel of the cracker box and use it as a layer on a card like I did for this third idea.  It has the scored lines to give it just a little extra interest.  This card is quick and easy to finish with the pumpkin element and a banner from the kit.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

I hope you like this trio of note cards.  Adding a pack of Whisper White Note cards & envelopes makes it easy to get creative with the left over elements and pieces from your monthly 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. 

Next month is a special global kit called Joy to the World.  The Paper Pumpkin team at Stampin’ Up! has even created a special FB group just for this kit.  It’s meant for people to connect and spread joy around the world by finding pen pals to write too. There was a flyer included in the September kit with more info

Sign up by the 10th of the month to get the next kit – go here

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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.

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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.

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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. 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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