Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Bouquet of Hope

Hello my crafty friends.  It is 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 called Bouquet of Hope – it is the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges – and there seems to be a lot of that right now. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used any time with additional products to make more cards.

For my idea I wanted to focus more on the stamp set and the beautiful bouquet of flowers.  Every month you will have an exclusive stamp set plus your ink spot left to use for future projects.  I went back and pulled out some of the ink spots from the past kits to use for water coloring my bouquet – you could use any colors that you want.

Water colored Bouquet

For my card today I pulled out a piece of water color paper and I used a Sahara Sand ink pad to stamp the bouquet.  To create an ink palette to use for my ink colors I like to use the clear blocks – the tiny A block is my favorite.  Dab the ink spot onto the block and then use an aqua brush to pull ink from the block.  Sometimes I use the large blocks and dab some color on each corner.  I colored in all the flowers and leaves and then used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to add in the flower stems.  

Using the striped card base I created a frame by cutting out an oval with my die cut machine after trimming down the piece to be 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Both pieces are layered onto a Just Jade card base.  Finish by stamping the sentiment on a scrap of the water color paper and cutting it out and then I added a few sequins from the kit.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Just Jade, Water color Paper
  • Water Painters
  • Clear Blocks
  • Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Bumblebee ink
  • ink spots from previous Paper Pumpkin kits – Just Jade, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade
  • Paper Snips 
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Layering Oval Dies

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 Sending Hearts

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 called Sending Hearts and it’s about sending love for Valentine’s or any time at all.  Some sweet card come in the kit and you can purchase an add-on if you want to make treat boxes too.  Or check out my alternates for a way to turn your cards into treat holders.

This kit comes with supplies to make 8 cards plus the stamp set, ink spot and a roll of ribbon (that was a fun surprise I thought).  This year Paper Pumpkin had cards in the kit with an add on option to create treats.  I think last year it was the other way around.  But not everyone needs treats so the main kit is cards.

I have two ideas for you today – well three actually – two with the kit and one with the add-on. 

Snail Mail card

This first idea is just an alternate card that I want to make and include the cute Snail Mail Designer Series Paper from the mini catalog.  I also wanted to take each printed card base and cut it into two pieces to create 2 cards.  So I added card stock, the designer paper, and I used Stampin’ Blends for coloring.  The tiny epoxy heart from the kit was colored with a Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends to make it red instead of pink.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Smoky Slate, Basic White
  • Snail Mail Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate combo, Bermuda Bay light, Pool Party dark, Poppy Parade dark

 

Snail Triangle Treat

My second idea was to take the card and cut it in half to create treat holders.  The existing score line is at 4-1/4″, so I added two more score lines half way – 2-1/8″.  Then folded them up to create a triangle treat holder.  Each original card would make two treats. Stamp the hearts and flowers in the background, stamp and color the snail and cut him out.  I added ribbon and some of the epoxy shapes that I colored to make them red.  To secure the candy inside use some glue dots – my candy is a small york peppermint patty.  Yum!

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Basic White
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends – Pool Party combo, Poppy Parade combo

 

Little Love Boxes

This bonus project uses the Little Love Boxes add-on.  I didn’t actually use the Paper Pumpkin kit because I got the add-on first and wanted to make something quick.  I used ribbon and a stamp set from my stash.  If you turn over the little labels you can use the white side instead of the pink.  The Add-on comes with the tiny boxes, the snail die cuts and the label die cuts.  These are still available to order with a regular Stampin’ Up! order. 

Supply List

These are the supplies for this project (I didn’t use the regular Paper Pumpkin kit but you could use those stamps instead):

  • Card stock – Basic White
  • Real Red Ink
  • Lovely You stamp set (or use the set that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit)
  • Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack

 

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 February kit is called a Bouquet of Hope – see a sneak peek below.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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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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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.

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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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