Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – for the May Kit – Manly Moments.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the kit. 


This months kit was a nature themed masculine kit.  And a big stamp set with lots of words.  It was perfect timing for Father’s Day coming up in June.  Did you notice this kit uses some brand new colors and some returning colors?  Gray Granite and Soft Sea Foam are two brand new colors in the Stampin’ Up! Collections.  While Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron are former In-Colors that are making a return as core colors this year. 

My idea is super quick and simple – I tend to go to my trusty Notecards and Envelopes when I need a quick idea.  And yesterday was no different.  I just have one idea for you today. 

Thank You Note Card

Just like last month I pulled out my note cards.  Since the stamp set was mostly words I focused on that and chose to do a thank you card.  But you could use any of the combinations of words for this idea.  The inspiration for this card came from a sketch I saw last week.  I needed two strips for the side and decided to cut apart the tri-fold card and use the two different patterns for my strips.  The Mossy Meadow ink spot was what I used for the ink on the words and the leaf – all the stamps are from the kit.  Paper Pumpkin kits don’t include punches since the pieces come precut for you but to finish this idea I grabbed some punches.  On the leaves I carefully used the starburst image to add lines – first adding the center line by stamping with the top of the starburst facing the bottom of the leaf.  And then adding the side lines by stamping with the bottom of the starburst against that center line.

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

  • Card stock – Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, and Whisper White
  • Circle punches – 1-3/4″, 2″ and the Leaf punch.  
  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes

 I hope you liked this quick idea. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Everything worked correctly last month – so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again this time. 


Don’t forget you have until June 10th to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and the June kit that coordinates with one of the brand new bundles in the Annual Catalog.  Sign up by June 10 – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

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