It’s time for another installment of A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! If you haven’t hopped with us before, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have taken the monthly subscription kit, Paper Pumpkin, and turned it into something other than it was designed for. If you want more details about Paper Pumpkin or subscribing, you can check it out here.

Maybe you came here by way of the super talented Carolynn Sander, or you just started here at my blog. Either way, welcome. We 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 great, all cards, set that is good for so many occasions and they are super trendy.  I see options to just say hello, send congratulations, tell someone that you love them and more.  I visualize welcome new baby cards in there as well.

I was dying to make an itsy bitsy teeny weeny 3D project to go along with a LOVE card. I have been wanting to make a mini milk carton but I didn’t have a tutorial on hand. I have a couple go to experts in miniature 3D’s so I did some investigatory research for the perfect tutorial. I found it on Sam Donald’s YouTube channel. You can see it here.

I started out with a base of Soft Sky cardstock, and using the tutorial I shared above I made the mini carton. It was REALLY easy! Do you recognize the design of the Designer Series Paper? Maybe you don’t because it is the inside of the envelopes that come in the kit! I cut them out with the square Stitched Shapes framelit and adhered them on all 4 sides of the carton.

I used a sponge dauber to color the LOVE wood accent, which was part of the kit. I didn’t want it to be too dark so with the sponge dauber I could control the amount of ink that soaked into the wood. What you can’t see in the pictures is that I have it all shiny with Wink of Stella!

I masked one of the stamps to get the “you,” all by itself, for the little sentiment banner, and paired it with “friend”. Sealed with the Library Clip and finished off with a Lemon Lime Twist Bitty Bow, it’s ready for gift giving!

Seriously, can’t you see a dozen of these at a party or shower, one at each seat? Favors at a wedding, you name it, the opportunities are endless! I can’t wait to put some sweet treats or a dainty present in this adorable carton! What do you see fitting down in there?

Well, now it’s time to hop on over to Rick Adkins’s blog and she what he cooked up for us today.  I am sure it won’t disappoint!  Click the next button to see his creation:

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

Sara Levin
Lori Mueller
Tina Rackley Riddle
Carolynn Sander
Jennifer Hill – you are here!
Rick Adkins
Kelly Acheson
Dena Rekow
Kimberley Morris
Maria Willis
Cindee Wilkinson
Megan Thompson
Cathy Caines
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Pam Staples

Supplies used in addition to the July  2017 Paper Pumpkin kit:

Product List


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