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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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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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – No Matter the Weather

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 – March 2020 – No Matter the Weather.  It’s our special 7th anniversary box with an extra free stamp set.

This kit seemed to be perfectly timed for what is happening in the world right now.  Not only is it a kit that came shipped direct to your house to provide a creative break, but the little cards and words seem to be just what we need right now.  Perfect as is for sending out to your family and friends.

I have just a couple of ideas to share today.  One is a note card and the other a tissue holder.  And make sure to watch the Paper Pumpkin FB Live from Stampin’ Up! – it’s slotted for April 1st on the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Page.

Brighter Days Note Card

The lined envelopes from the kit are so cute but they also make fun layers for a card.  I used one of them here and cut it with the Stitched So Sweetly dies to create a scalloped stitched layer for my note card.  To finish the card use some of the elements from the kit – the boots, circle, twine, and epoxy dots.   The free stamp set includes a stamp with boots and “filler” for the boots so I pulled out Calypso Coral ink to stamp matching boots on my envelope.  

Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Calypso Coral ink pad

 

Brighter Days Tissue Holder

Since I used the envelope for my other card I was left with an extra card base.  I decided to turn it into a tissue holder by adding some score lines.  Right now a personal tissue pack seems to be something everyone needs.  For mine I scored it at 2 inches from the center fold to make the front of the packet, then 1″ for each side, and the back panel is also 2″.  Fold over the overlapping ends and glue. Then I just decorated with some kit elements.  I love the little epoxy rain drops – so cute!  This is just a quick alternate idea for you.

Supply List

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

  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool

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 April kit is all about family.  And during these uncertain times we may be really needing to connect with family that we can’t physically see.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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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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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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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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