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 – Blissful Blooms.


This month’s kit is a beautiful floral kit with silver edged envelopes.  The full kit makes 10 cards – in two different designs.  All you need to do is stamp the sentiments and assemble the cards.

These cards are so beautiful it was hard to do something different with them.  I just didn’t want to cut them up!  But I did do some cutting and came up with two alternate ideas to share. 

Blissful Blooms Notepad & Pen

This first idea came about because I wanted to look at the beautiful flowers on these cards all the time.  If I just made cards and mailed them off then I wouldn’t be able to do that.  So instead the thought of converting one of the cards to be a notepad cover came to mind. 

To cover the notepad I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and cut it the width of the notepad.  I scored it to fit across the front, and scored again for the depth of the pad and then the rest was folded to the back.  Use some Tear & Tape to secure the back of the note pad to the back flap.  Cut the front of the card off and adher it to the front of the card stock.  Save the back piece we will be using it too.  The label was stamped with the phrases from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.  And I used the Stampin’ Write Marker to add the little dots in between.  The vellum leaves and the twine are both from the kit.

I used the leftover piece from the back of the card to create the insert for the pen.  Cut it to fit in the barrel – for this pen it was about 3-1/2″ long and 3/4″ wide.  Stamp on the paper using the stamp set in the kit.  The colors I used were – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.  Use a bone folder to curl the paper until you can roll it up tight enough to slide into the barrel of the pen.  Reassemble the pen and add a piece of twine to the cap.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Blackberry Bliss
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss (in kit), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tear & Tape
  • Tabs for Everything stamp set
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Bone Folder
  • Stampin’ Trimmer


Blissful Blooms Note card

My second idea is a little note card and for this one I cut another card!!  For this one I used the other design.  After trimming it off the card base into a 4″ wide piece – I cut a 1-1/2″ strip off.  I added that to the front of the note card.  That leaves a 4″ square piece which could be used for 2 more note cards.  The rest of the pieces come from the kit. I did remove the silver from the twine for this one.  And don’t forget to add some stamping to the front of the little envelope.


Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss (in kit), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stampin’ Trimmer

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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