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Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping over here from Sara's blog! Didn't you love her projects? With this month's box I knew I would love the mountain look but what I was most excited about was the stencils!
I love a purple Easter card and the craft envelopes gave me a great idea! So I cut an envelope up and put it through the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder with Cinnamon Cider Ink on the embossing folder. I then put Bumblebee Ink on a piece of white cardstock and then ran it through the Subtle Embossing folder. The sentiment is from Springtime Joy stamp set and the punch is the Story Label Punch.
Now I knew I wanted to use the envelope liners for something and they make the perfect belly band on this 3x3 acetate box. I embossed it with the Greenery embossing folder and then added a sentiment from Springtime Joy punched with the Classic Label punch. I then made a bunny with the Daisy punch (thanks to my team member Terry who showed me how!) and added a a double bow with the included twine. (Did you know that a cute post-it note pack fits in here? I got mine from Walmart!)
Isn't this a cute Easter set? I sent the card to my sister-in-law (sssshhhh) and the package is going into Marianne's Easter basket!
Hope you loved these projects and please make sure to keep hopping along!
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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping here from Rachel's blog and don't forget to keep hopping... The list is below. But for now...
Who loves Halloween?? This girl. And who loves Paper Pumpkin? We do. Match made in Heaven.
I was so excited to get this month's kit and see where my imagination took me. My daughter and I did an unboxing video on Facebook last week when we got it and she wanted to make all the bags- right away! So we did. They are adorable. We will fill ours with some non-candy treats for her classmates. (Last year we made "Ghostly Clay" for every kid with essential oils and it was hit!) If you are interested in subscribing to Simply Earth's monthly essential oil recipe box, where you get cool recipes like this, please use my referral link here!
So, once we made all the packages there were a few of the cute shapes left over and I have had this card idea in my head for quite some time... I cut three pieces of card stock to cover the front of a card base (to make it look like Candy Corn!) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder. Add a little label stamped with some of the fun lettering from the kit, a bat, a strip of Black Glittered Organdy ribbon, and some splatters of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint- bam! Cutest Halloween card ever. And this is the add-on project that my Paper Pumpkin customers are getting this month! They love getting my happy mail...
Now the 3D project had me stumped this month, but then I remembered that we love luminarias at Christmas and this bag would look cute lit up. I also knew that the reflective BOO and the reflective piece behind the pumpkin would pick up some of the light... So I cut a strip of black cardstock to hold the back and bottom upright and here it-- a spooky luminaria. Looks even cooler in the dark...
Here's another look at both projects together! I really love Halloween! You can read a bit here about why I love it and see a few other projects I've made lately with Holiday Catalog products...
Make sure you keep hopping along.... There are so many fantastic ideas on this hop! True Paper Pumpkin rockstars!
Did you miss out on the September kit and wish you could get it?
You CAN! Just subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and then you can pick up a FULL KIT for $18 or a refill (no stamps or ink) for just $9 in my store! Only subscribers can get previous kits or refills-- so don't delay! (And I heard October's kit is going to be a spicy colored fall kit! Woohoo!)
Welcome to the blog hop created just for Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! Demonstrators all over North America! We are very excited to show you the gorgeous kit we got this month... It included a whopping 10 cards (5 of each style) and a sympathy sentiment that has touched the lives of many this month.
As you might know, I take my Paper Pumpkins to a local Senior Activity Center and we make them all together. Unfortunately, they have a lot of need for sympathy cards... And apparently, this week I need to send one to myself. Our beloved dog Cassidy, of almost 13 years, passed away this week and it's been an awful week... So, I am sending this one to myself. Here's a picture of the sentiment and of her....
But last week, before she got really sick I made two cute alternative projects. Now, please tell me that the center of the flower looked like a heart to you too???
I decided to make a cute card that pulls out of the beautiful envelopes because I don't want people to throw those away!!!
And then for my 3D project I made a quick little square bag with the Bag Punch Board out of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, added some flourishes, and called it a day! I think some Lindt truffles would be nice in here...
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for being a part of my life, crafty and otherwise. I appreciate each and every one of you!!
And don't forget to subscribe for the September 10th kit-- it's Halloween!!!! I will probably get 3 just because I LOVE Halloween and I love handing out treats to everyone- Marianne's school friends, teachers, coworkers, the barista at the coffeeshop!!!
Welcome to our blog hop! My name is Melissa Thomas and I have been a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin since the second month it came out! As a mom and busy woman, I love the convenience of having fun projects already designed and prepped for me!
This month's kit (Picnic Paradise) was so fun and my mind was racing with ideas the minute I saw it. I love the apples and the timing of July-- so that we can make some fun "welcome back to school gifts" for Marianne's teachers!
I was excited to see that the gingham tissue paper was sturdy and made a super cute topper to my small mason jars of scented bath salts that I always make and give out! I was also excited to see the use of the returning color Poppy Parade! It's new to me (before my time) and I love it!
I was excited to use one of the envelopes to make a pocket for a card and thought that if I combined it with a Center Stair Step card, it would be such a fun add-on project for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers! I used the leftovers from the trimmed piece of tissue paper to decorate the edges and the Trio punch to round the corners and punch the ribbon hole for the polka dot tulle ribbon!
You have reached the end of the list, but if you didn't start at the beginning you can click back over to the start with Sara and her awesome projects! Plus, did you see what Andrea did? Wow!
Don't get Paper Pumpkin yet? Don't miss out on this deal! You can get your first box for only $10 plus tax (that includes shipping) is you use the code BLOOM0818 before August 10th. And remember, there is ZERO obligation- you can cancel or pause anytime! I would be happy to be your demonstrator and send you a fun extra project every month- so subscribe today-- don't delay! Subscribe here!
Wasn't this month's kit awesome? I just love the bright colors and the touches of gold everywhere! Pam's projects were great right? Thank you for hopping along us this month, and every month!
So, the contents of June's Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin are shown below and by now, you probably know that it coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite from Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog. (I know it is supposed to be Broadway, but honestly, it looks more Vegas to me! lol!)
If you don't get Paper Pumpkin yet (crazy, I know) then check out this event where you can get a free card in the mail to try it out and join me live on Zoom, Sunday, July 8th at 7pm CST. I have limited space BUT would love to have you join me!!
For my card, I took inspiration from my side-line and friend Peggy, who did an "impossible card" out of this kit for a challenge in our group of demonstrators. I had wanted to learn how to make one, so I did.
And this is the project that all my subscribers will get in the mail this month! It uses a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist and 1/2 a black and white striped card, plus some of the accessories from the kit.
This view shows it flat, before it was twisted back. I will be doing a Facebook Live video today (Thursday, June 28th at 1pm CST) so tune in and check out how to make this! It's actually crazy easy! And once you make one template, then you are done!
This picture shows the view when it is folded in it's original shape. It's just three simple cuts (made easy with the Stampin' Up! trimmer and scorer).
This is another view so you can see all the pearls on the marquee board, plus the gold foil Hooray and the cute balloon stickers!!
For my 3D project I knew I wanted to use our adorable gold Striped Treat Bags and the Designer Series Paper from Broadway Bound suite which features gorgeous gold foil on every sheet! Just add some white heat embossing for the CONGRATS and a library clip to set it all off and we are golden! (See what I did there? Ha.)
I hope you have loved my projects this month. I appreciate your comments SO much! Make sure to leave a comment or subscribe to my newsletter! I would love to keep in touch.
Manly Moments? Can you believe I am doing another masculine blog hop? I can't! LOL! These have been the hardest projects for me to design, but I think I'm getting it!!
I love the simplicity of this month's Paper Pumpkin-- it gives us the chance to dress it up or down, depending on our man! I wanted to make my husband a card that reminded him of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
We have been vacationing in Colorado since we were dating and one of our favorite pictures of all times hangs in our bedroom...
Nothing can quite capture the majesty of this photo but... I wanted Jonathan to know how much I love him, this Father's Day, and always. (P.S. He is doing well after his Adrenal Vein Sampling procedure last week. Now we are just waiting on the results to see if they need to remove on of his adrenal glands. Crazy stuff.)
I took out the water sticker and then added some stamped images from the Waterfront Stamp Set and used a ton of new colors. The sun and dappled sunlight are in the new color Mango Melody and the clouds are in Gray Granite. The trees I added to the bottom are in Mossy Meadow!
For my 3D project I wanted to take one of the pretty Mint Macaron envelopes (with the gorgeous wood lining) and make a bag from it. You just seal the envelope and trim one end off. Then you score the three other sealed edges at 3/4 inch. Then take the bottom flaps and glue them down with some glue dots.
I was excited to make a little gift bag for my father-in-law who is turning 70 this month!!! EEEEKKKK! (Luckily, he doesn't follow my blog so he won't see this project before I have a chance to give it to him...)
I used the inside of another envelope to make this cover piece and the Number framelits to cut out the silver-foil numbers! These are retiring, so if you want them- get them ASAP!
I hope you enjoyed my extra projects this month and make sure to keep hopping along to see what everyone else has made!
Thank you for hopping over to my blog from Dena's! Weren't her projects amazing? So, this month's kit was exactly my style and I loved it so much I wasn't sure I could cut it up or do something different... You Are My Anchor is probably my favorite kit ever!
Look at all that you got with this one! So much fun stuff with lots of extra pieces!
The minute I saw those boxes I knew that they would hold a cookie. And guess what? They do! Three stroopwafels to be exact! Won't this make a terrific treat for teacher appreciation week next week?? I just added two holes to the side to make the rope drawer pull (thanks Michelle Brownstein for the idea), laid down a 3.5" x 3.5" piece of parchment paper on the bottom to protect the box from the cookies, and taped a card to the top to make it an "all in one" gift and card!
Now for my other project I knew I wanted to take the envelopes and make a mini-album. I found these cute old photos of Marianne from when we lived in Charleston and thought this would be a sweet Father's Day card/gift for my husband. Scroll through the slideshow to see the cute inner pages!
It is easy to make, you just add some Tear n Tape to the envelope flaps and layer them together. (Like my anchor pants? I had to get in the mood for this kit!)
Make sure you keep hopping right along! I am #12, so next up is Lori Mueller! I can't wait to see what she has whipped up!
And don't forget that this month, if you don't already subscribe, you can get half off your kit by using the phrase SAVEFIFTY0418. (Plus, if you pick me as your demonstrator, I send you a monthly add-on project. Who doesn't love happy mail?)
Thank you for hopping over to my blog from Candy's! Weren't her projects cute? I will admit... this month's kit just wasn't my style. But I have plenty of customers who love the vintage look, so I know it was well loved by many...
What it required me to do was break outside the box quite a bit. For my card I actually used one of the lovely free Tutti Frutti Sale-a-bration notecards! You get 20 cards and envelopes free with a $50 order, but only through Saturday and then my favorite time of the Stampin' Up! year is over... Sadness. (I love free stuff!)
I will say this, I fell in love with the little brads! We used to carry them in the annual catalog and when they retired I might have hoarded a few boxes of them (ssssshhhhhh....) Plus, that Fresh Fig ribbon is LUSCIOUS!!
Now, my customers get a free add-on project from me and I knew I wanted to share my Perfectly Posh Hand Creme with them this month, just so they know I love them! I made this perfectly sized bag by die-cutting just the one small flap of the Mini Treat Bag dies twice and the adhering them together with our Tear n Tape. I stamped the sentiment on the wood piece with the included Early Espresso ink. Cute right??
Make sure you keep hopping right along! I am #10, so next up is Pam Staples! I can't wait to see what she has whipped up!
And don't forget that this month and next, if you don't already subscribe, you can get half off your kit by using the phrase SAVEFIFTY0418. (Plus, if you pick me as your demonstrator, I send you a monthly add-on project. Who doesn't love happy mail?)
But for my projects this month I wanted to highlight more of Andy Warhol’s pop art look with those flowers so here is my card! I was fortunate enough this past fall to be able to visit the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and it was amazing!!!!! I was so inspired! (I also wasn't quite sure I wanted use the stickers the way they were intended on the envelopes...) And for those of you who subscribe with me as your demonstrator-- this is your add-on project this month- so be looking for this happy mail soon!
I made my own DSP again, but this time I used the stickers in the kit (yes, almost all of them!) I laid down my piece of white cardstock on a silicone mat and started with the long pink flowers and kept going... Then I turned it over and trimmed off the edges!
I have been wanting to make one of these large gusseted bag inserts for quite some time! I used the 4 inch by 12 inch gusseted bags and cut my Crushed Curry cardstock to 4 inches by 11 inches. Then I scored at 1.5 inches, 4 inches, and 10 inches on the long side. It is cinched with one of those cute gold library clips!
I then cut out a stitched shape circle from the inside of an envelope (you can't even see the crease behind the Crushed Curry one inch banner made with the Banner Punch) and backed it with a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock for stability and to draw out the pretty pink flowers in the DSP.
I am still slightly obsessed with the Monty's chocolates that I talked about a few weeks ago on another project and they are so bright and spring looking I thought they would go great with this project... And they do!
One last look before you hop along to Kelly's terrific projects! (And don't forget, if you don't already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, start by March 10th to get the special box and a special 5th Anniversary Gift! Can't wait to see what it is... See you next month!)
Hi and welcome to my blog! I am so excited that I was asked to participate in A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for this year! As you might, or might not know, this blog hop was started after Sara released her very popular Paper Pumpkin box last April, and it has gained tons of momentum... I have been an avid subscriber to Paper Pumpkin since box #2 and just love it! I have been a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! for over four years and Paper Pumpkin was my mainstay, my go-to, for easy projects, as a busy wife, mom, and full time college administrator! So... here we go...
This month's kit is SUPER cute! I love the non-traditional colors for Valentine's day and the fact that you can use these pocket cards as treat holders (perfect for the Fun Dip that my daughter wants to give her classmates) but also as pretty little cards or giftcard holders-- great for the rest of our friends and family!
I don't know if you follow Paper Pumpkin on Facebook, but if not, I highly recommend it-- they have been put out little teasers in the shape of inspiration boards and they are super cute! And did you see everything in your box? Holy wow! It was stuffed!
So, without further ado... My alternate card for this month (that my subscriber's will be getting all the supplies for this weekend) is below. I played off the Flirty Flamingo in the kit and just had to die cut a heart out of the pocket for the card, plus I made my own patterned DSP paper with the stamps!
And I really love the little enamel dots in the kit-- such a cute embellishment! (I know, you can see the adhesive behind the vellum, but in daylight, it's not so noticeable and I really love stamping on vellum! Just let it dry for a long time!)
Now, the alternate project came about because I had a heart shaped hole in one of my pockets... Also, it's tough to get a cute Valentine's for my hubby that isn't too mushy, so drumroll please... Here is my photo pocket frame! I think he will keep this on his desk for quite some time to come!
This is one of the cutest pictures of our daughter Marianne (almost nine years old) and our dog Cassidy (over 12 years old)! I used the tiny repeated hearts die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits for the big heart, and the Lots of Labels Framelits for the tag!
I hope you have loved my alternate card and project for this month's Paper Pumpkin box. And remember, the best way to earn free Sale-a-bration items is to get a pre-paid subscription for Paper Pumpkin (since you know you already love it) and then earn those free items! Plus, once you subscribe you can buy refills of previous months' kits, like this one!
Make sure you keep hopping along below... I am #4, so hop on over to Lori Mueller with the next button and then keep hopping to see tons of cute projects!
Melissa Thomas (you are here!)
Wife, mom, and higher ed consultant who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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