Back In Plaid November 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternate Ideas Part 1

The designers have produced yet ANOTHER fabulous Paper Pumpkin kit! This November’s kit is filled with adorable mini Christmas stockings. And they are super fast and easy to assemble for gifting as is.

Click here to alternate ideas created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

CLICK HERE to view the “how-to” video put out by Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin team.

Of course, my mind always goes elsewhere when I get a PP kit in my hands. So I have produced and am ready to share several of my alternate, “outside the box” ideas with you.

  • I’m sharing my first set of projects today.
  • And then later this week, I’ll share my second set.
  • But I didn’t stop there, because I’m still creating and will also share several more early next week that combine supplies from both the October Pining for Plaid and this month’s Back in Plaid kits. (Stampin’ Up! will ALSO be sharing project ideas combining elements from both kits on November 21st in a Facebook Live broadcast at 6 PM Mountain Time.)
  • Those that like to follow the Paper Pumpkin Blog Hops will get wowed with even more ideas on November 30th.
  • And if you are one of my personal subscribers, you’ll be emailed a bunch more fabulous exclusive ideas – 11-13 project sheet (tutorials with photos) on December 2nd.

I hope you enjoy what I have to share with you today. I made it all with the contents of this kit and a few extra supplies/products which I have listed below and linked to my online store.

Watch my video first to get measurements, directions, and tips for these projects…

  • baby booties
  • stocking-capped snowmen
  • a photo pocket page featuring Rudolph
  • and a couple 3-D containers

Then scroll down to see close-up photos and a list of extra supplies I used to make them. (Looking for card ideas? Those will be in my next video shared later this week.)

 

Here is the stocking you can make according to the directions that come in the kit. Super simple and cute!

Click here to alternate ideas created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And here are the alternate projects I created and shared in my video.

BABY BOOTIES

To view my video about tying knots and bows, CLICK HERE.

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

STOCKING-CAPPED SNOWMEN

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

You can find these 4 oz paper coffee cups at www.webstaurantstore.com. And then access the pattern from Deb Valder for covering these cups so you can make this next project.

4-OZ SNOWFLAKE COFFEE CUP

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

PAPER-WRAPPED CRYSTAL LIGHT CONTAINER

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Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A PHOTO POCKET PAGE FEATURING RUDOLPH

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Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see photos and a how-to video for lots of great projects created with the November 2017 Back In Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit: baby booties, stocking-capped snowmen, a pocket photo scrapbooking page featuring Rudolph, and more! ...#stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Not a subscriber yet? Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin kits and how to get in on the fun? Click here for more information. Or if you are ready to start your own subscription, click here to get signed up. Want to see a ton of alternate ideas, CLICK HERE to be connected to the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook or CLICK HERE to see what I’ve been pinning on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today. And thanks for visiting!

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(things you might need/want in addition to the November 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit to make any or all of the projects in the video – not all of these items are necessary, but were mentioned)


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New Catalogs = New Products!

Did you see my photos from Stampin’ Up! big OnStage event in Salt Lake City last week? New products are around the corner! And that means new catalogs are coming soon.  For information on the release of the new 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure and for how to request these publications, CLICK HERE.

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Another Pining for Plaid Project – Photo Pocket Page

Yesterday I shared that I created more alternate projects with the contents of the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. So today I am sharing the second one of those three. This is a photo pocket page. Scrapbooking/memory keeping with pocket pages is quick and easy. Because you are only adding decorative elements to “card-size” areas of the page, it’s not overwhelming. AND to make it even less overwhelming, Stampin’ Up! has pre-designed elements for you in our Memories & More kits. (I completed my whole wedding album in no time using this system. I recommend this method if you are wanted to start scrapbook, but are hesitant.)

This one below was super simple to assemble, because I didn’t stray too far from the Paper Pumpkin kit project design.

Photo pocket page created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here are the directions & measurements if you wish to recreate this.

  • Cut one of the card bases from the kit to 4″ x 6″. (Ignore the score line since this will mostly get covered.)
  • Cut a 1/4″ wide strip and a 1/2″ wide strip from the leftovers.
  • Cut the 1/2″ wide strip so it looks similar to the gold banner in the kit.
  • Stamp the “Happiest Of Holidays To You” sentiment image in Basic Black ink onto a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ white snowflake printed piece from the kit. Stamp some extra snowflake images in Pool Party ink. Attach the gold banner underneath covering up the “to you” and then attach the plaid banner on top of that but bit further down so the gold still shows.
  • Attach the branch/ornament window layer from the kit using a foam adhesive circle from the kit being careful to keep the words straight.
  • Then attach this entire piece to the 4″ x 6″ plaid layer to complete the upper left page element.

Photo pocket page created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Cut two 3″ x 4″ pieces from the Merry Little Christmas designer paper.
  • Stamp Pool Party snowflake in the center “perforated” area of an ornament piece from the kit.
  • Attach the narrow 1/4″ strips above and below using the perforated lines as guides.
  • Add foam adhesive to the back with some of this adhesive sticking out just a bit at the top.
  • Cut a 3/4″ wide strip from the gold scraps in the kit. And add this to the top of the ornament above the gold printed part to make it appear to be an extension of the ornament cap.
  • Attach the ornament to one of the 3″ x 4″ pieces from the Merry Little Christmas designer paper.
  • Insert these page elements into 3 of the pockets and insert photos into the remaining pockets. (The Pear Pizzazz cardstock in these other pockets represent photos, but I added this cardstock to the supply list below so you could find it in my online store if you wanted.)

Photo pocket page created with the October 2017 “Pining for Plaid” Paper Pumpkin kit!…#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

In case you don’t know, I design a photo pocket page layout with each and every Paper Pumpkin kit. So if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, use the elements in your kits to build some fantastic albums.

November’s Kit Will Be Shipping Soon!

Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months (October and November) of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits. If you enjoyed the October kit, you will probably like the gifting projects that will come in the November kit. Click here to sign up by November 10th.

A Season of Style – the November 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit.… #stampyourartout #stampinup - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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Memories & More For Greeting Cards

Yesterday I shared a blue & white card that incorporated using pieces from the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack. When one hears the words “Memories & More” they more than likely think of scrapbooking first. But that is why Stampin’ Up! added the word “more” on the end. The supplies in these card packs are meant to be used for all kinds of paper crafting projects and work super well for card layers and embellishments. Here is a glance at the four Memories & More Card Packs we have in our 2017-18 Annual Catalog.

Memories & More Card Packs from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

(There is also a 5th M&M Card Pack not pictured above in the 2017 Holiday catalog.) These packs include double-sided printed cards. But you’ll also find stickers, printed acetate overlays, and even have die-cut embellishments in these packs.

As with memory keeping (when paired with our pocket photo pages) card making can be super quick and easy with the supplies in these packs. Here are four cards I made using the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack.

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The base cardstock piece for each card is 11″ x 4-1/4″ folded in half at 5-1/2″. On three of the cards I stamped images from the Colorful Seasons stamp set using VersaMark ink. VersaMark is a clear ink that when stamped onto colored cardstock takes on and deepens the color. It gives the appearance that the cardstock was stamped with coordinating ink.

After stamping the base cardstock pieces, I layered on one or two cards from the pack and added some Glitter Enamel Dots. (On the white one, I used stickers from the pack to add the sentiment.)

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Here are a few close-ups of these cards.

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Memories & More For Memory Keeping, Greeting Cards and More. Click here to see a few cards designed with the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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I Have Cats on the Brain Lately

We have a couple cats that have been wandering around our neighborhood lately. One of them has been a mystery cat for quite some time. We couldn’t figure out who owned her, so she was given the name Princess by the kids in our neighborhood. A new family just moved in at the end of the block and decided to take her in. They brought her to the vet to made sure she was healthy and get her shots. The child living there is super happy, renamed her Hermione, and all is well. (We think the previous owner of their house left this cat since Hermione had a lot of familiarity with their house.)

She is an outdoor cat, so sometimes the cat will be gone for days at a time. But at least we know that she has a home now.

Two fun cat cards made with the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday Catalog...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The other one belongs to a family that we have been friends with and know well. (Their son, Carter is really good friends with my boys.) The cat’s name is Ruckus, and he hangs out here a LOT since Carter spends a lot of time playing here. We often find Ruckus outside our door in the morning and at night…

Two fun cat cards made with the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday Catalog...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

…and even way up on top of our open garage door during the day. Last night we let him in because it was raining and he was meowing at our door. Carter’s mom came to get him soon after, but he devoured up a can of tuna while he was here. (I think I may need to purchase some cat food to have on hand since Ruckus may take advantage of us again on a future rainy night now that he knows we have weak hearts. LOL

Two fun cat cards made with the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday Catalog...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I think we need a pet. hahaha!

 

So because we’ve had cats on the brain a lot lately, I thought I’d share a couple cards I made recently with the popular Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday Catalog. This first is the first one.

Snowy white cat card made with the Cat Punch, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements:

  • Marina Mist Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored in half at 5-1/2″…a strip that is 1″ tall for stamping and punching the sentiment piece
  • Dapper Denim Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: scrap for punching cat
  • Silver 1/8″ Ribbon: ~13-14″

Directions:

  • Emboss the snowflake on the Dapper Denim cardstock.
  • Punch the cat from the Whisper White cardstock scrap.
  • Stamp the cat face image on the cat using Basic Gray ink. Color in the eyes with the Marina Mist marker. Then make a collar by sticking on a rhinestone and drawing thin lines with the Dapper Denim marker.
  • Stamp sentiment onto Marina Mist strip using Dapper Denim ink and punch just the end by inserting it into the punch as shown.

Snowy white cat card made with the Cat Punch, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Attach the snowflake patterned card to the bottom of the Dapper Denim piece. Tie the silver ribbon around this and tie in a knot.
  • Add the sentiment piece with Dimensionals. Trim off the excess, then attach this whole layer to the Marina Mist card base.
  • Attach the “Let it Snow” card to the inside.

Snowy white cat card made with the Cat Punch, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Add the cat to the front of the card using Fast Fuse.

Snowy white cat card made with the Cat Punch, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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This Cat Punch can be bundled with the Spooky Cat stamp set in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. So many paper crafters are making Halloween cards and projects with it. In fact if you get your hands on the Spooky Night Designer Paper, you can punch out a bunch of pre-printed black and orange cards.

Two fun cat cards made with the Cat Punch from the 2017 Holiday Catalog...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

 

So…my other card is for those of you looking for a fun and striking Halloween card.

Full Moon & cat card made with the Cat Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits & Spooky Cat stamp set...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements:

  • Basic Gray Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)…and scraps for die-cutting and punching two banners
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Crushed Curry Cardstock: scrap for die-cutting the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits

Directions:

  • After die-cutting the circle (the moon), punch out the cat from the bottom.

Full Moon & cat card made with the Cat Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits & Spooky Cat stamp set...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Stamp the lines image diagonally with Smoky Slate ink onto the ends of one of the die-cut banners.
  • Trim the ends from the other die-cut banner and stamp “Happy Halloween” with Basic Black ink in the center. Notice mine is curved a bit? Before inking be sure to curve your stamp on the clear block so it matches the curve of the banner.
  • After layering all the base pieces together, add the moon and the longest gray banner so that they look balanced on the front of the card.
  • Attach the Year of Cheer Sentiments using Glue Dots. Then add the second shorter banner layer – the stamped one with a couple Dimensionals.

Full Moon & cat card made with the Cat Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits & Spooky Cat stamp set...#stampyourartout - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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The boys have been longing for a pet for some time now. Not sure if it’s going to happen, but for now we are enjoying that Ruckus and Hermione come around to visit.

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