Hello!  Welcome to the very first of a new monthly series Blog Hop – A Paper Pumpkin Thing!  Each month a group of amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be sharing an alternate project made with their Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you are new to Paper Pumpkin, you can find all of the details HERE.

If you came her via the talented Maria Willis’ blog or started right here…sit back and enjoy all the wonderful ideas we have for you today.  Make sure you make it to the end of the post to find out how to get entered into our Give-a-Way!!

This month is very special for two reasons.  Not only is it our first Paper Pumpkin Hop, but also, the April Paper Pumpkin kit was designed by our very own CEO, Sara Douglas!  She has MAD creative skills and she used those to give us a fun, flirty and bold kit!

For more information about the monthly crafty subscription, visit https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=2110581

The kit, assembled as designed, makes 12 cards complete with 12 custom envelopes.  You can check out a video of Sara sharing the kit and projects here:

I love the vibrant colors of the kit and black/white combos are an obsession of mine…in art, interior design, fashion, and paper crafting.  The challenge to myself was to make a “container” for a gift that was created using the card bases in the kit.  Looking for inspiration led me here to a GREAT tutorial by Julie Davison and resulted in this:

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing Kit Alternative by Jennifer Hill - www.OneCraftySister.com

Wouldn’t you love to receive this as a gift?  Teacher Appreciation week is May 1 through May 5.  I can think of a few teacher friends who would love this adorable gift.  But what is the gift exactly?  First is an open topped box that contains the only wine your teachers will be aloud to have in their classroom!  I held on to these wine PocketBac’s that I had grabbed in the fall from Bath & Body Works.  They are bundled up in a 3 x 6 gusseted cellophane bag tied up with some of the washi tape included in the kit and some Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  Tucked in the back is a gift card.  You could include a Starbucks card or card to a favorite local eatery.

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing Kit Alternative by Jennifer Hill - www.OneCraftySister.com

I stamped the For You from the kit stamp set, using two new upcoming In Colors, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They may become my absolutely favorite combination!  The textured paper is actually the water color paper from the kit.  Water color paper has an amazing texture and sometimes I like to use it with no water coloring at all 😯 .

And that little caddy aka six-pack (created by gluing two of the open topped treat holders together – SERIOUSLY!) is filled with classroom necessities?  Your teacher won’t get in trouble for THIS 6-pack being on their desk!

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing Kit Alternative by Jennifer Hill - www.OneCraftySister.com

It is filled with a double six-pack of items; six pens and markers along with six packets of Crystal Light.  I trimmed down a couple of the envelopes from the kit and used the print from the inside liner to adorn the six-pack.

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing Kit Alternative by Jennifer Hill - www.OneCraftySister.com

 

Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing Kit Alternative by Jennifer Hill - www.OneCraftySister.com

 

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE “A Sara Thing” Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog.  Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed coming up with them.  Now it’s time to head on over to Rick Adkins to see what he whipped up for today!

Just in case you missed someone, here is the full Hop list:


Supplies used in addition to the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit:
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits (Available June 1st)
  • Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Pad (Available June 1st)
  • Berry Burst Stampin; Pad (Available June 1st)

Retiring products are flying off of our shelves as we prepare for a new catalog!  Don’t miss out on your favorites, get them before they are gone!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo

Jennifer

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