I am getting excited for my September kit to ship, but I have a few more ideas to share with you that I created with this past month's Paper Pumpkin kit called Giftable Greetings.

This image below shows what we were to make with our August Paper Pumpkin kits. So pretty, right?!

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But I always challenge myself to see what else I can come up with using the contents of the kit. I love thinking outside the box and creating alternate projects.

 

This first one is this super simple 12×12 photo pocket page layout.

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I disassembled the box that came in the kit, flattened it out and cut two pieces from it (6" x 4" and 3" x 4") for two of the pockets. The smaller piece I left alone, and I only added the "congrats" title piece on Dimensionals to the the larger one.

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Then for the third pocket piece I cut down one of the envelopes to 3" x 4", stamped "you did it!" across the top section, added a couple leaf stickers, and stuck on a flower. I tried to replicate the flower in the other pieces…I sponged the edges of a peach die-cut flower in the kit and the backside of one of the smaller flowers with Calypso Coral ink. I then stuck those two together and stamped the center. Easy peasy! Right?

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  • August 2017 Giftable Greetings Paper Pumpkin kit

 

I usually work with 2 kits when I create all my alternate projects. So I had another box! This was the one that I referred to in my video – the one that had the bottom popping up when I first opened my kit. I decided to use that inside flap as a cover instead. So I reinforced all the other sections of the box with strong Tear & Tape Adhesive, connected the back flaps, folded the outer edge of what was now the lid of my box the opposite direction to tuck it inside the box and help hold the box shut, and then I added my decorations (ribbon, leaves, and a tag).

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Click here to see a few more projects created with the August 2017 “Giftable Greetings” Paper Pumpkin kit (a Christmas card, a Memories & More photo page layout, and a box of chocolates) and to hear about the limited time 50% off new subscriber special... #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I lined the inside with the blue tissue paper that comes with each Paper Pumpkin kit and filled the box with chocolates! (yum)

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  • August 2017 Giftable Greetings Paper Pumpkin kit
  • chocolates

 

This last idea I have for you is a fun way to use up all the extra foliage stickers. Stampin' Up! gave us a ton of those in our August kits!

I used many extra supplies to build this card. But if you don't have these items on hand you could always just use the idea of the wreath in a different card layout.

For this card I cut some Garden Green cardstock to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and scored it parallel to the 5-1/2" edge at 2-1/8" and 4-1/4". Then I added four 2" x 5-3/8" panels – 2 Real Red designer paper pieces from the Quilted Christmas pack on the two outer sections and 2 Whisper White pieces of cardstock on the two inner sections. I tied on some gold ribbon and folded it shut into a z-fold.

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Then I cut some Whisper White cardstock with the largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits set and stamped the center with the sentiment. (To stamp the sentiment first ink the "thinking" portion of the stamp. Stamp it down & clean it BEFORE inking just the "of you" portion of the stamp.)

The last step is building the wreath. I seriously just stuck down full and partial stickers starting at one section and going around. There was no rhyme or reason – no math or anything involved in this process. So go for it! Then I attached the berries and added this entire circle piece to the card with Dimensionals (under the left half only).

Click here to see a few more projects created with the August 2017 “Giftable Greetings” Paper Pumpkin kit (a Christmas card, a Memories & More photo page layout, and a box of chocolates) and to hear about the limited time 50% off new subscriber special... #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a few more projects created with the August 2017 “Giftable Greetings” Paper Pumpkin kit (a Christmas card, a Memories & More photo page layout, and a box of chocolates) and to hear about the limited time 50% off new subscriber special... #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see a few more projects created with the August 2017 “Giftable Greetings” Paper Pumpkin kit (a Christmas card, a Memories & More photo page layout, and a box of chocolates) and to hear about the limited time 50% off new subscriber special... #stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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  • August 2017 Giftable Greetings Paper Pumpkin kit

 

These were hints shared recently on Stampin' Up!'s blog about this upcoming September Paper Pumpkin kit… "Right now new subscribers get 50% off the impressive September kit, including fall-themed projects bedecked with stamped leaves and laser-cut, gold foil stickers…

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…(which you can see peeking out in the image above). We can almost guarantee that you’ll want more than one. So don’t wait!"

So of course… I'm on pins and needles from all this suspense!

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To see other ideas I created with this past month's kit, check out my August 31st post and my August 28th post. If you are Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you may want to subscribe to my blog AND my YouTube channel since I share tutorial "how-to" videos with each kit (and have been since the kits first started back in March of 2013). You may also want to follow me on Pinterest AND join my Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook.

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I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today!

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