A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Sprinkled with Love Kit

Hello and happy Thursday!  Today is the second installment of a fun blog hop sharing alternative projects made with the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit supplies.  Paper Pumpkin is an awesome surprise in a box – and it’s delivered to your mailbox every month!  If you are new to Paper Pumpkin, you can find all of the details HERE.

Maybe you came here by way of my friend, Pam Staples, or you just started here.  Either way, we all 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 titled “Sprinkled with Love”.  If you are in to donuts…oh my sweetness!  This kit is so adorable and if I am being honest, I was stumped a little on coming up with an alternate project.  I didn’t want to just make another card…so I decided to make something that could actually hold a donut so you could give it as a sweet treat to someone special!  My friend Martine, one of my favorite demonstrator friends, and I had a little brainstorming session about the things you could make with this kit.  She loves donuts so she had some great ideas!

I made a box that was approximately 1 1/2″ tall and 4 1/2″ square.  I used this great video from Stampin’ Up to figure out my box dimensions:

After using the formula that Donna shared in the video, my bottom cardstock piece was 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

I used our new In Color, Powder Pink, as it seemed to match the donut icing PERFECTLY!

I made the top a little shorter than the box bottom so you could see the box base.  I wanted a 3/4″ lid height so my designer series paper (DSP) was cut to 6″ square.  I used a piece of the “Falling in Love” DSP which was so popular, it sold out!  But who knows, you may already have some on your shelf!

The rest of the packaging details were completed using the kit contents!  I cut one card base in half to create my donut topper.  I popped up the donut icing on dimensionals – because I love when things aren’t FLAT!  I cut apart one of the super adorable envelopes in the kit, making two 2″ strips, and used these to create a belly band for the box.  It all came together with a few wraps of the lovely gold twine that came in the kit.

The best part, this box is READY to put a donut inside!  I lined the inside of the box with a piece of the Sending Love Glassine sheets (on SALE right now!  check it out HERE!).

What do you think?  Could you give away a sweet treat along with your card?  I know a couple friends who would LOVE getting a donut, especially a Krispy Kreme one (a locals favorite in our town!).  It’s time to go see what my craft friend, Andrea, has planned for you.  Click the next button to see her creation now!

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

  1. Kimberly Morris
  2. Melissa Davies
  3. Sara Levin
  4. Carolynn Sander
  5. Tina Rackley Riddle
  6. Rachel Tessman
  7. Rick D. Adkins
  8. Megan Thompson
  9. Lori Mueller
  10. Audra Monk
  11. Cathy Caines
  12. Pam Staples
  13. Jennifer Hill – That’s me!  You are here.
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  15. Dena Rekow
  16. Monika Davis

Supplies used in addition to the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit:
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Powder Pink cardstock (Available June 1st)
  • So In Love Designer Series Paper

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

OSAT Blog Hop Clean and Simple

Hi.  Welcome to the OSAT May blog hop.  Our theme this month is Clean and Simple.  Sometimes a quick card is all that you need.  I especially needed a Clean and Simple (aka should be quick!) card this week as I just returned from vacation and didn’t get the projects done before I left.  We took a kinda spontaneous trip down to Key West and I was inspired by the color all over the island.

I was particularly inspired by the chairs outside of our room at the fun, little hotel that we stayed at:

I had to pull out the new bundle that will be available on June 1st.  How could I not use this adorable chair?

Project by Jennifer Hill for the OSAT May Clean & Simple Blog Hop, Colorful Seasons, Wood Texture. For more details, click through to my blog!

Project by Jennifer Hill for the OSAT May Clean & Simple Blog Hop, Colorful Seasons, Wood Texture. For more details, click through to my blog!

I love the fonts on the stamp set.  This sentiment is peeking through the morning sun (Kinda Eclectic #135350 – Retiring) and the blue chair just pops right off of the bright, whisper white card base.

Project by Jennifer Hill for the OSAT May Clean & Simple Blog Hop, Colorful Seasons, Wood Texture. For more details, click through to my blog!

Every beach trip comes with a cute beach bag.  Can you believe this?  So adorable!  This little sandy sack is made with the Party Animal DSP #142738 – currently one sale for $6.60!

Project by Jennifer Hill for the OSAT May Clean & Simple Blog Hop, Colorful Seasons, Wood Texture. For more details, click through to my blog!

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects.  Don’t stop here…check out what the other talented stampers have put out there for you today.  Your next stop is Marissa Gunn.  Click the button below to go straight to her blog:

In case you missed one, here is the entire blog hop:

xoxo
Jennifer

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A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project Tutorial

Hi!  Back again today, to share a quick tutorial for how I made the adorable open-topped box from my post on Monday.  You can see the original post HERE.

These are seriously the cutest little open-topped boxes:

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

It was really quite simple, I followed a great tutorial by Julie Davison.  To make this adorable project, start out with a piece of cardstock that measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  I started with a card base that was already scored at 4 1/4″ (notated in image below as “Original Score Line”).

Scoring:

  1. On the short side of the card base, score at 1 1/8″ and also at 4 3/8″.
  2. On the long side of the card base, score at 3 1/8″ and at 4 1/4″, this is my “original score line” from the pre-scored card base.
  3. Next on the long side, score at 6 1/2″ from the top and bottom edges to the perpendicular score lines.

Snipping:

  1. Snip both tabs created with the 3 1/8″ and 4 1/2″ score lines.
  2. Where you scored down to the perpendicular score lines, using the score lines as a guide, snip both corner rectangles our completely.

You should end up with something that looks like this:

Project by Jennifer Hill - One Crafty Sister.  For full project details click through to my blog.

Next, I used a new scallop die (part of the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, coming in the new catalog in June) to cut the top.

After making it all cute and scallopy:

  1.  Add Tear & Tape (or another strong and permanent adhesive like Fast Fuse) on the tabs, like shown below.
  2. Pick it up, just like it shows in the picture, with the Tear & Tape facing you.
  3. Fold the smallest tabs in and then fold up the front and back.
  4. The scalloped tabs will wrap around from the front, covering over the Tear & Tape.

When it’s all done, you can adorn it with any cardstock or designer series paper to suit your project needs.  Then stuff it with a bag of something sweet, a gift card or whatever.  To make the little double desk caddy like below, just make two open top boxes and glue them together.

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

Hope this quick tutorial helps you make lots of pretty things!

Is your middle name “Bargain Hunter”?

Then you need to head over to my website right now!  The retirement list products are FLYING off of the shelf and today, Stampin’ Up! added a ton of products to the Clearance Rack!

It’s a SALE Frenzy!  But don’t wait, because when they’re gone, they are GONE.

I am sweetening the deal for anyone who places orders in my online store through the end of the month using the Host Code WTRZJ3QP! 

  • Any order will receive 5 FREE Cards from my stash!
  • The first SIX orders over $50 will ALSO receive a pack of the Sold-Out-Lightening-Fast Glimmer Paper from Sale-a-Bration!  So many missed out on that stuff!
  • After the glimmer paper is gone, all orders over $50 will receive a free pack of my favorite card making accessories – Dimensionals!
  • Any order over $100 will get all of the above, PLUS a free pack of another one of my favorites – Watercolor Pencils!

Gift packets will be shipped out by May 15th.

So shop the retired and clearance rack by visiting my online store now by clicking HERE.

xoxo

Jennifer

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – A Sara Thing Kit

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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OSAT Flower Power Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the April OSAT Blog Hop!

If you came over after seeing Renee Ondrajka’s awesome projects or just hopped on, welcome.  This month we are celebrating our inner hippie with our Flower Power hop!

I just returned from an awesome weekend with my crafty Stampin’ Up! friends.  We were all attending an event called OnStage.  It’s a great combination of training, recognition and FUN!  Part of the fun was that we got our hands on the new catalog, that will be launching on June 1st, and even came home with some prizes – new stamp sets!  The sentiment on this card comes from a set called “Just Add Text” that will release with the new catalog in June.

When I saw the stamp set, I knew that it would coordinate beautifully with the Affectionately Yours Designer Series paper, currently discounted in our Retirement sale!  A quick banner, a doily and some linen thread and this card was quickly done!  I paired it with an envelope made using our Envelope Punch Board – such a nice trick to just kick your card up a notch!

For the layer on the card front, I modified a piece of the DSP, cut out with the retiring Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, also on sale, and added the leftover piece to the inside of the card.  I loved the curved edges.

The card was paired with a SUPER quick and SUPER simple Ghiradelli chocolate treat!  Here’s The Quick & Crafty to create your own:

I think I might just make about 500 of these little treat packages.  They were SO EASY and aren’t they just the cutest?

I hope you enjoyed the projects today.  Make sure you continue on to see what Jeanna Bohanon made for today!

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

  1. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  2. Crystal Komara
  3. Jessie Holton
  4. Rick Adkins
  5. Melissa Davies
  6. Tina Riddle
  7. Pam Staples
  8. Renee Ondrajka
  9. Jennifer Hill – That’s me! You are here!
  10. Jeanna Bohanon
  11. Lisa Altman
  12. Lori Schaefer Mueller
  13. Maria Willis
  14. Marisa Gunn
  15. Justin Krieger

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