Happy Thursday!  This is one of my favorite days of the month – A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. As someone who see’s most of my stamps and crafty supplies being used in their very literal terms, I am always amazed at what people come up with, using the same supplies as me. That is what is so fun about this hop. These paper artists, including me (ooh, I don’t think I ever included myself in the artist category before 🙄 ) have taken the Stampin’ Up! monthly subscription kit, Paper Pumpkin, and turned it into something other than it was designed for.  That.is.fun. even when it’s a challenge for this girl.  If you want more details about the subscription, you can check it out here.

Maybe you came here by way of my friend, Andrea Tracy-Tucker, or you just started here.  Either way, all of us hope that you enjoy the projects and make some of them yourself.  So sit back, enjoy, and make sure you visit all of the blogs to check out what the other artists made for you!

This month’s kit is a totally adorable summer fruits theme! Having grown up in part of Florida that grows tons, and I mean TONS, of watermelon, it was a super fun kit to open. My childhood town, Newberry, FL, actually has a Watermelon Festival each year and the best part is getting to snack on tasty, free watermelon! We have a Watermelon Queen and even a parade!  My niece was even the local, Florida and National Watermelon Queen!

Ok, now on to the kit, I am sure you are ready for me to get there! The kit makes 6 adorable watermelon and pineapple cards plus 4 of the sweetest little gift bags:

You can’t deny the adorableness of those little watermelon tags and the array of cheery colors in this kit. I thought that the cards, all together, would make a great gift set. And then my brain said, “Jennifer, every gift set needs a holder.” Duh.  So, I looked at the gift bag and thought, this could work:

To create the cute open topped box to hold all of the adorable cards, I simply cut three inches off of the top of the box. I cut a 1.5 inch strip of the “I can’t get enough of this” watermelon tissue paper – that is part of the kit. I took my retired fringe scissors to it, which you can get the same look by snipping 5,000 times with your paper snips.

The only thing I added that was not part of the kit is the white, tiny scalloped border and the strip of Daffodil Delight on the bag. To make that cute little scalloped border, I used the new Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  It gives you two great trim design options!  Makes it a versatile punch!  Finally I added a strip, about 1/4 inch.

I put the cards, made just like the kit was designed, into a cellophane bag and tied it up with the Melon Mambo baker’s twine, also included in the kit. Then I just clipped on the cute tag.

Do you like to package card sets as gifts? This kind of packaging is one of my favorites to make.  Well, now it’s time to hop on over to Dena Rekow’s blog and see what she cooked up for us today.  Click the next button to see her creation:

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

  1. Sara Levin
  2. Kimberley Morris
  3. Maria Willis
  4. Melissa Davies
  5. Audra Monk
  6. Carolynn Sander
  7. Lori Mueller
  8. Megan Thompson
  9. Rachel Tessman
  10. Kelly Acheson
  11. Rick Adkins
  12. Cindee Wilkinson
  13. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  14. Jennifer Hill  — you are here!
  15. Dena Rekow
  16. Monika Davis

Supplies used in addition to the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit:
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Decorative Ribbon Border punch

Thanks for stopping by!