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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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.

The Blog Hop Continues

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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

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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.

The Blog Hop Continues

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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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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.

The Blog Hop Continues

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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. 

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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