Showing posts with label Paper Pumpkin Kit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Pumpkin Kit. Show all posts

Monday, September 11, 2017

2014 Paper Pumpkin???!!!



I've been on a Paper Pumpkin kick lately.  I had lots of pieces of previous Paper Pumpkins left over that I had stuck in a box.  So I pulled them out and tried to use them all up by making alternative cards with them.  The Pinwheel Party Paper Pumpkin came out in June 2014!  Yes, I was surprised too that I had so much left over from 3 years ago!  But this particular kit was to make pinwheels and we got a lot of materials to make them with.  I made a few pinwheels back in 2014 but that was it.  But now, I have all these cool cards made with the parts and pieces!  I tried to make most of them as birthday cards because how many 4th of July cards do you send????  Not many I bet!


June 2014 Paper Pumpkin- Pinwheel Party









Football season is here so that's where I'll be on Sundays .... watching my Steelers play!  They won today by the way!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

August Paper Pumpkin, Giftable Greetings

I really love the August Paper Pumpkin!  I have been playing with it this week and made the following cards with it - some using the instructions provided and many more using the supplies to make alternative cards.

For those of you who don't know what Paper Pumpkin is .... it is a really fun project kit that comes to your house with all the supplies you need to make the project inside.  You can either make the project as it was intended (by following the instructions provided) or you can get some inspiration and make a few alternative projects.

Now is a great time to join Paper Pumpkin with the amazing introductory rate that is being offered during the Fall into Savings promotion.  If you subscribe from August 11 - September 10, Stampin' Up will deliver September's (gorgeous) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make the project - all for 50% off!  Just sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917.  You can use the link above to sign up by September 10.

I die cut Happy Birthday and adhered small strips of Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach cardstock to the bottom of the card.  Sponging the flower makes a big difference - so does Wink of Stella!

This card uses the instructions that came in the kit.  The only difference is that I stamped Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Lots of sponged flower on this one.  I love the new crinkled ribbon in Peach!  Happy Birthday, stamped in Calypso Coral is from a retired  SAB stamp set, Perfect Pairings.

This is the box that the cards and envelopes go in.  Makes a great gift!

Another card using the instructions in the kit.  I just added the little marks around the Congrats with a Sharpie.

These are the envelopes that came in the kit.  You could cut them up and use the stripes on a card.  I choose to make my own stripes from card stock and save my envelopes.

I punched out a bunch of stars (retired heart punch) from Peach cardstock and sponged the tips with Calypso Coral ink.  Also just a touch of Wink of Stella on the larger heart.

For this card, I used the negative part of the paper that I punched out flowers and stamped lightly with Soft Sky so I had a guide.  I used markers to then color in the flowers.  HUGS comes from Lovely Inside and Out (with Wink of Stella!)  The white card is matted onto the Lemon Lime Twist card.

I masked off 1/2" all around the white cardstock and sponged ink randomly - Pool Party, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo.  The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage.

This is a very simple card but I think that is what is needed for a sympathy card.  The little dandelions come in the kit - they are the centers of flowers and the "tail" is from just the end of one of the stamps in the kit.  All stamped in Night of Navy.

Another card following the kit instructions.

I tied the crinkle seam binding ribbon around the card and tied the little tag on the ribbon.  Then just tuck flowers and foliage around the ribbon.

These tags came with the kit.  I cut apart the "thinking of you" stamp to make it easier to divide up the words.

I think this is my favorite!  I stamped the Navy flower all over the card and added the sticker centers.  I matted the Congrats oval onto a large scalloped die cut Oval.

This card is very similar to the card in the instructions.  I just stamped a few flowers and added them and the foliage all around the oval.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my samples!  The only drawback to this kit to me was I would have like to had more of the punch out flowers and more of the navy thread.  But I had some navy embroidery floss from my cross stitching days and used some of it on one of the cards.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Positively Picturesque

I spent today playing with the latest Paper Pumpkin kit - Positively Picturesque.  It is a really cute one.  I just love getting my surprise box of fun each month.  It is so easy to travel with, easy to share and just plain fun!  Where else can you get a kit to make several cards, an ink spot or two and a stamp st for $19.95 delivered to your door??

I made a few alternative cards with the pieces.  I made at least one card (of each design) using the Paper Pumpkin directions and switched things around with the rest of the cards.  I ended up making 13 cards total and I still have a few things left so I can probably make 2-3 more.


The card on the right is the Paper Pumpkin direction one.  I just moved the washi tape up and stamped Happy Birthday on the other one.  (2 rolls of washi tape were included in the kit!)

For this card I used the Daisy Punch for the flower and Embossing Paste for the center.  The leaves are die cut from Flourishing Phrases.


I stamped the Pool Party piece with Tranquil Tide ink using the Hardwood background stamp.  Next I ran it through the Bricks embossing folder and rubbed White Craft Ink over the whole thing to soften the color.  The edges of the card are covered with strips of washi tape.


The flowers on this card are little wooden flowers that came in the kit.  I used a dauber to ink them with Berry Burst ink.


The Lemon Lime wash in the background is made with Work of Art.


This is one of the Paper Pumpkin instruction cards.  The circle is covered with washi tape.


This is another of the cards just following the directions.


I love how this one turned out.  I randomly put strips of washi tape in the background.  The wooden "love" is inked (with dauber) using Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Berry Burst.


I used the Pretty Label Punch and cut the pink label in half.  

This is the card just following the directions in the kit.  The card below is just a tad different.



How do like the plaid background?  I used the Brushstrokes Background stamp and stamped it vertical and horizontal to create the plaid.  

I hope these cards give you some inspiration to make your own Paper Pumpkin cards!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Paper Pumpkin - Alternatives

When I bring the mail in, it's usually promotional flyers, bills, junk mail that goes straight in the recycle bin  .... but once a month, I get a bright red box that makes me smile.  It makes my day!  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly project kit subscription.  Each box is a surprise but it always contains a project that is completely designed, cut, and ready to create.  You also get exclusive photopolymer stamp sets each month and mini ink spots.

Sometimes I make up the Paper Pumpkin projects exactly like they are intended.  But often times I prefer to make alternative projects to share and inspire you.  The February Paper Pumpkin kit has been sitting on my desk over a month now and today I decided to create it.  A friend recently asked me about alternate projects to make with this kit so I hope she enjoys these cards I made today.

For this card I cut apart one of the cards from the kit and made this candle.  It measures about 1 1/2" x 3".  I tied some white yarn around the candle and popped it up on dimensionals.   I adhered the candle flame to the Night of Navy card with glue.  I used one of the kit inserts for the white piece across the card and stamped the sentiment on it.


For the next card, I used another piece that I cut down from the card kit and matted it onto Flirty Flamingo card stock.  I used the Stitched Labels die to cut the oval.  I punched out flowers from Crushed Curry and the gold paper from the candle flames in the kit.


I think this one is my favorite!  I made a spinner card (with 2 pennies) so the Taco Truck (Sale-A-Bration) could move along the card.  It's been a long time since I made a spinner card and had to go to Splitcoast Stampers for a tutorial!


This is the original card from the Paper Pumpkin kit following the instructions given.


When you pull the tab at the bottom, you can see the rest of the message.


This next card is similar to the card above.  I cut down the DSP card and used the Adhesive Strips down the sides and top so the pull down piece slides down to reveal the message.




Most of the cards were CASEd from others I found on Pinterest.  I hope they give you some ideas to make your own alternative projects from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Stamp Club January Calendar

I think I should leave a sticky note at the top of my blog saying "sorry - I've been busy."  I have been snowed under (not really snow) and neglected posting to my blog on a regular basis.  I am the photographer for the Newcomers group which means I take pictures all year of events going on and at the end of the year, I put together a memory book for our president.  Well, I've been busy trying to finish up the book.  I finally finished yesterday and sent it to the printer.  Now, hoping it will be back in time to present it at our next meeting but I have my doubts. 

Last week was Stamp Club.  I am doing something a little different this year.  One of the gals from my Club (and my neighbor) gave me a calendar in a shadowbox frame for Christmas.  She bought the frame at Hobby Lobby.  I just love it!


So I decided that each month in Stamp Club, we would do a calendar page.  The gals can use the calendar this year and at the end of the year, they can just add the 2018 months and give it away as a gift to a friend.  This is the page we did this month.  The snowman is not Stampin' Up.  Believe it or not, I do not have a Stampin' Up snowman!!  Everyone had a different background snowflake piece of DSP.  We framed the snowman and calendar with Emerald Envy card stock.


Speaking of calendars, this is one Marianne gave me for Christmas.  It is hard to see in the picture, but she used glitter on the ground beneath the Lovely As A Trees.  It is so sparkly!!


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I'll be at Buffalo Wild Wings later today cheering on the Steelers.  If they win today, we are Super Bowl bound!  Unfortunately, our opponent is the New England Patriots.  I am a little nervous!  We are definitely the underdog in this race.




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Paper Pumpkin

Be aware - the November Hostess Code is in the column on the left side of this blog.

 If you are short on time, space, supplies, etc. . . . Paper Pumpkin might be a great solution for you.  The November box is sure to hold something exciting for the holidays!  Now would be the perfect time to try it for yourself.  Sign up by the 10th to get the November box.  Remember, you can skip or cancel anytime AND your satisfaction is guaranteed!  I also think this would be a great Christmas present for a teen on your list.

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This past weekend was Stampin' Up's On Stage which is an events program designed to bring together SU demonstrators from all over the world.  At the event, the newest catalog is revealed and well as demonstrators being recognized for their achievements.  It's been described as a little like attending a very big and fun party where you can meet new friends, re-connect with old friends, create Make and Takes, do some card swapping, take home free products and much more.  There is one big live On Stage and several local ones where you watch some of the recorded content from the live On Stage.  Last weekend the live On Stage was held in Brisbane, AU and the closest local event for NC was Atlanta.  I had a lot of friends who attended.  Sadly, I did not - too much traveling for me lately so had to sit this one out.  I hope to attend the next local On Stage in Savannah thought in April!

But, I didn't miss out on all the fun of On Stage.  A lot of demos posted picture on Facebook or on their blogs of the fun they were having.  Last night was my monthly demo meeting with Allison and, what a sweetie!  She brought us the Occasions Catalog which will be revealed Jan. 1!!  Plus we got to see all the swaps that she and the other gals had gotten at the event.

I have a few more birthday cards to share with you today.

My card from Ashley

Sweet card from an NC Demo friend, Jo Anne

Love all the details in this card from Margaret.

This was Ashley's card to her dad.  His birthday was a week after mine.