Coordinating October & November Paper Pumpkin Kits
Tomorrow is the last day to sign up (or make sure your account is active) with Paper Pumpkin so you can get in on the October and November coordinating kits. Two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects could be coming your way! To learn more about these kits of creativity that I am SOooo passionate about, click here. To get started with your subscription (or reactivate your subscription) so you can get these upcoming great kits, click here.
World Card-Making Day Sale!
Tomorrow is also the last day to take advantage of our World Card-Making Day sale. You can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes packs AND certain select stamp sets. Click here for the flyer.
The September 2017 Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit has been so much fun! Look what I put together to share with you today.
It’s another Gift Box in a Card project! Below I have measurements and a couple tips for making this. But I shared this “box in a card idea” on my blog on September 14 and then created a how-to video and shared that on September 22. So you’ll want to refer to those posts for more complete directions.
- Soft Suede embossed notecards from the kit: one full card
- Soft Suede cardstock: 3″ x 3″ (or half of another notecard from the kit for the cover of the box)
- Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper: 6″ x 6″
- Sand the front of the notecard. Because these cards are not dyed all the way through, sanding the surface lightly removes the brown dye from the raised embossed design to reveal the white cardstock underneath.
- Cut out a section from that card (while it’s folded) that is about 1-5/8″ down from the top and just under 1/2″ from each side.
- Follow the written and visual directions from my September 14 post or from my video that I shared on September 22 to make the box.
- For the top of the box, first attach a gold foil sticker, then attach a couple leaves that have been curled a bit first with a Bone Folder. Finally stamp “thankful” on a tag, attach it to the top, and add some twine that has been tied in a bow. By the way, I physically cut my sentiment stamp into two parts so I could easily ink up and stamp just the word “thankful.” But you could use the masking technique instead if you don’t want to cut your stamp.
I hope you enjoyed that project. It’s the last one that I made with my kit. Here are the extra supplies I needed in order to make it…
- sand paper
I also put together these two cards, but didn’t design them myself. I saw these great cards shared in the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club group on Facebook. Are you a member? I founded this group about 2-1/2 years ago. It quickly grew and now has over 13,000 members! Ideas are shared daily, and if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber it would be well worth your time checking it out.
This one was designed by Linda Schnabel. Click here to be directed to her blog where she shares this card. (I LOVE her extra gold foil layer, but I didn’t have enough in my own stash to put that on my card.)
Here are the extra supplies I needed in order to make my version…
And this one was designed by Arlene Luscombe. The gold strips are cut from the sticker sheets in the kit. The yellow leaf in the front is from die-cutting the coordinating leaf shape from a scrap of Crushed Curry Cardstock using the Seasonal Layers thinlits.
Here are the extra supplies I needed in order to make this beautiful card…
I love Paper Pumpkin kits. I share them at every event I participate in. Here is a photo of me and a portion of my display/demonstration table at our Demos Galore event on September 30th. It was a spectacular event filled with demonstrations, make-n-takes, display boards of ideas, gifts and prizes, and refreshments. I highly recommend attending our next one on January 27th if you live nearby. It will be held in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Be sure you are signed up to receive my newsletters (see the link on the home page of my website) so you can hear about this and other online and local events coming up.
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A GREAT Reason to Get the Starter Kit Now
Stampin’ Up!® announced the return of alcohol-based markers!! Us lucky demonstrators (and anyone who gets the Starter Kit) can purchase these early between October 1st and the 15th! The release to everyone else will be in the near future (before 2017 ends), but the date hasn’t been determined yet.
Buy 3, Get 1 Free on Select Designer Paper Packs
AND…During the entire month of October, select packs of Designer Paper are part of a Buy 3, Get 1 Free special! Click here for that flyer. (Oh! The stamp sets that are 15% off on the World Card-Making Day flyer coordinate with paper packs that are part of this Buy 3, Get 1 Free special. How cool is that?!)