A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – May Good Things Grow

Hello!  Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  Each stop along the hop is hosted by a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator who has designed alternate projects made with the components of the Stampin’ Up! monthly subscription kit, Paper Pumpkin.

This month’s kit is special for a couple of reasons.  First, it came in a fun box with a custom design because it’s the FIFTH birthday for Paper Pumpkin!  Second, because it’s the celebration of their FIFTH birthday, they sent US a present inside our kit…how awesome is that?  When was the last time that someone gave you a present for their birthday???  Third, this month’s kit had an amazingly vintage design – not the typical style for Paper Pumpkin.  So you want to see this adorable kit named, May Good Things Grow?

This kit is so pretty!  In my earlier days of card making I definitely leaned towards the detailed and shabby chic style.  It’s a style that I love but I don’t always gravitate towards as much as I used to.   When I saw the colors and the vintage feel of this kit, I was tickled pink.  The projects, made as the kit is intended, are so adorable, as is, without any reworking.  But that’s not what this hop is all about so I had to get to work.

I am a big fan of making home decor with our fabulous products.  One of my favorites is to make framed pieces filled with stamped images, punched and die cut shapes and plenty of ribbons and other embellishments.  This kit came with all of that!

I pulled out a frame from my craft room and decided to take some of the floral pieces and put something together that might be a perfect fit for my desk or my entryway.  The frame I used had a mat inside it and the opening was the perfect size to use one of the card bases from the kit as the foundation for the flowers.  All of the flowers came from the kit’s laser cut sheets of project embellishments.

I added the large floral die cut piece and then layered on the die cut flowers and leaves.  To give them dimension, I used by piercing mat (Item #126199) and my stylus from the Simply Scored (Item #122334).  I just rolled the large end of the stylus in circles on the back side of the flowers and the leaves.

I used some of the BAZILLION Stampin’ Dimensionals that came included with the kit to pop us the flowers and leaves.  The tallest flower has two layers of dimensionals so that it was popped up a tad more.  The inside of the flowers are finished off with some Clear Faceted Gems (Item #144142),  The gems weren’t included in the kit but I chose to add them because they are bulky and I find that they are best used on projects other than cards . They were perfect!

I essentially created an easel card out of the supply kits.  I started out with one of the Crumb Cake note card bases.  I cut down part of the Fresh Fig notecard base as a mat and attached the adorable envelope on top of that.  It’s a perfect fit and you can still put a gift card or something special on the inside!

I tied the ribbon from the kit around the envelope before joining the two.   I stamped one of the kit sentiments on the front and added some layered elements, all from the kit, to create the floral accent label.  The card was finished off with pearls from the kit.  Are you wondering where that fabulous wooden flower came from?  It was part of the gift from Paper Pumpkin for their birthday!  We received two wooden sheets of about 15 wooden embellishments!

To see the entire kit unveiling and assembly check out this month’s video:

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OSAT Blog Hop – Happily Ever After

Hello!  It’s time for the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop and I am so happy that you are here!  Whether you came here first or are hopping through the entire line up, welcome.

This month’s theme is Happily Ever After.  I can say, without a doubt, that making one-off specialty event cards is my favorite kind of card to make.  It’s how I started making cards years ago, when I needed it for an occasion.  Although you could interpret Happily Ever After more than one way, I went fairly logical, with projects special for a bride and groom on their special day.

The card is shiny and glamorous, everything that a wedding card should be!

I made a shaker card by cutting out the heart from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  It provided the perfect centerpiece when filled with Gold Glitter Flakes!

The bag is made using the Envelop Punch Board and that makes it easy breezy!  The punch board comes with all of the instructions right on it.

The tag on the bag is actually just some leftovers from making my card.  I used the lots of labels to cut out part of the Basic Black layer on my card front, so that the vanilla would be in the shaker window.  The heart is what I cut out for the shaker window!

I added two strips of sticky strip adhesive tape then just poured the Gold Glitter Flakes over it!  Its super sparkly!

Here is a little video so you can see just how it sparkles:

Hope you enjoyed the projects and will continue by visiting the rest of the hop.  Next up is Melissa Davies, go see what she made up for you!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Wildflower Wishes

It’s March!  Where did February go???  Seriously though, February was so short that there wasn’t enough days for us to have our Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!  So we hope you will take us, even though it’s now March…and you will want to hop through all sixteen blogs that are hopping today because the February Paper Pumpkin kit is definitely going to produce TONS of beautiful alternates!

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A place where a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators bring their alternate creations using the Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kit supplies.  Haven’t heard of Paper Pumpkin yet?  Check it out here.  March is the 5th Birthday for Paper Pumpkin and not only will you receive a specially designed box in the mail but you will also get a free gift!

But let’s chat about this month’s Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kit.  It screams spring!  It’s called Wildflower Wishes and it is PRETTY!  It’s chock full of pretty spring colors and flowers and I really love it.

Each month our task it to come up with alternate projects using mostly the kit supplies and maybe a few things out of our craft stash.  Some month’s are so much harder than others, especially when you just adore the kit, as it was masterfully designed!  That is how I felt about this months kit.  It’s precious!  I reluctantly started cutting and parsing the pieces out for something different.

I started out wanting to make something with the Lots of Labels shape that is used in the kit.  I had once seen the most adorable itty bitty basket made by using the largest of our Lots of Labels Framelits dies!  This would be the perfect time to use this idea!

This little basket is really easy!  Seriously!  To create the base, cut out your cardstock, I used one of the card layers from the kit, using the largest die from the Lots of Labels Framelits.  Then I layered on one of the smaller sized labels which happened to be one of the pretty floral layers from the kit.  It closely matches the size of the 2nd largest die in the set.  Follow these steps to create the basket:

  • Score long edge of label at 1 5/8″ and 3 1/8″
  • Score short edge of label at 3/4″ and 2 1/8″
  • Burnish all the score lines with a bone folder
  • Cut the short score lines on the sides to create tabs
  • Use a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse to seal up the sides
  • Cut a 1/2″ x 6″ strip for your handle and attach with a strong adhesive

You can embellish it in so many ways.  I stuck to the springy feel that it has, adding flowers and twine from the kit.  The Crushed Curry striped ribbon came from my scrap bin!  Oh, and that bunny rabbit?  A caramel filled Ghirardelli bunny rabbit…yum!

For the card, I used all supplies from the kit, adding another scrap of the Crushed Curry Ribbon.  I cut down one of the card layers from the kit, layered it with one of the floral labels and some of the same or similar elements that I had added to that itty bitty basket.

On the card base itself, it’s hard to see, but I used my Stamparatus to place the “thank you” sentiment in a tone on tone background, using VersaMark ink.  It provides just enough color that you can see the words, but it doesn’t distract from the other images on the card.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card in Garden Green.

The coolest part of this card is that it is a really easy fun fold!  I found this fun fold idea on the blog of one of our hoppers today, Maria Willis!   I have used this fold for a couple of cards and it’s so easy and so cute!  My stampers at class last month were really impressed by how fancy it made their card without it being difficult!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Heartfelt Love Notes

It’s the last Thursday of the month but it’s the first Hop of the year!  Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for 2018 when a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators bring their alternate creations using the Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription kit supplies.  Haven’t heard of Paper Pumpkin yet?  Check it out here..

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is so cute, and the intended purpose is to get you ready for Valentine’s Day!  If you have a little one who needs some Valentine’s for class, this kit is perfect!  Check out this fun video that shows you how the kit comes together:  https://youtu.be/9UrsDoSR5Q8

These little Valentine’s are adorable pocket notes that are mailable size OR you can stick some candy treats down in there for your Valentine.  But maybe you don’t want or need Valentine cards or treats.  Don’t count this kit out!  With the supplies from the kit and just a half sheet of Flirty Flamingo cardstock, you can make a gift bundle perfect for any time of the year!

I cut apart one of heart adorned notes and used for both the banner on the card and the 3D box (what’s in it???).  I used one of the striped notes from the kit, kit it down, on the curved end, about 1/4 inch and rounded the corners again.  I also rounded the corners on the bottom of the card to match.  I layered the banner cut from the heart adorned note with the two other banners in the kit.

I used one of the striped notes to actually form a layer on the card.  I popped the scalloped layer, also from the kit, with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the card was sprinkled with those cute littles enamel shapes, included in the kit.

Don’t you just love a bitty little box?  I do!  This little box has a sleeve made with the heart adorned notes from the kit.  I snipped a smaller banner from the kits banner and wrapped it with the ribbon, finishing off with a bow.

So what’s in that little box anyway?  A fun lip balm!

Thanks for hopping by!  I hope that you will keep hopping through to see what everyone else designed just for you!  Start with Monika Davis next:





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Sale-A-Brate the Occasions Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the first One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop of 2018! I am so happy that you are here today.  Whether you came here from Claudia Perry’s blog or just started here, welcome.

This month we are Sale-a-Brating the Occasions and today I have something to celebrate.  It’s my 44th birthday today!  The other day I was attempting to tell one of my sisters how old I would be today.  I actually couldn’t remember if I was going to be 44 or 45!  It’s so funny how birthdays used to be so very important, I NEVER would have forgotten if I was turning 17 or 18, and for sure I wasn’t confused if I was 29 or 30…

Did you know that right now, Stampin’ Up! is having their most AWESOME sale of the year?  It’s called Sale-a-Bration!  It’s super fun because with every $50 purchase you get to select a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Even better, this year, is that there are two items available to select with a $100 purchase.  My projects today use both of those items, as they are my favorites!

My card uses an AMAZING stamp set called Happy Wishes.  It’s a stamp set full of sentiments in a totally lovely font.

I love the femininity of the font and the detail on the “happy” and “best” stamps.  There are so many options using this stamp set but I decided to color those itty bitty flowers in with the Stampin’ Blends.  Our Ruffle embossing folder was the perfect feminine addition.

Seeing as how we are Sale-a-Brating this birthday celebration of mine, I completed the coordinating party popper with the other FREE product, the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  It’s the first time Stampin’ Up! has ever offered thinlits as a FREEBIE and they are GREAT!  The set includes three word dies, Celebrate, Amazing & You.  There are endless possibilities and even though I did not use it for these projects, they coordinate with the FREE Amazing You stamp set!

I cut the Celebrate out in Gold Glimmer and used it to decorate an party-worthy, candy filled popper!

Together, they make me feel good about this 44th year of my life!

I totally enjoyed this chance to Sale-a-Brate this occasion with me today and hope you enjoyed the projects.  I would love to know what kind of projects you would use these two freebies on if you had them in your craft room!  Leave me what you think, then hop on to see what Dena Rekow whipped up for you today!

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