It’s amazing that Paper Pumpkin has been around that many years now. Oh my, how the kits have improved with age. And so have my videos! LOL Here is the first set of alternates I made. And here is the first video. (Don’t laugh.) I’m still making alternates for each and every kit AND videos for pretty much all of them as well. Click here to see my archive of all my past Paper Pumpkin posts on my blog.
Introducing this month’s March 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit: Poppin’ Birthday! It includes supplies to put together 8 festive pop-out birthday cards: 4 of 2 styles.
I like to think outside the box…see what else I can come up with, and create alternate cards and other project ideas to inspire others. I added the extra supplies in the product list below to the above kit supplies to create my alternate projects that I’m sharing with you today:
two fun cake/candle cards made from 1/2 of a kit card
two counting books (a fun gift idea)
two tulle shaker anniversary cards
and two yummy donut birthday cards
Watch my video first to get to get measurements, directions, and tips (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog). Then scroll down to see close-up photos, access the links that I mentioned at the beginning of my video, and see a list of extra supplies (linked to my online store) that I used to make my creations.
Here are photos of the cards the kit instructs how to make.
Aren’t they fun!?
And here are close-up photos of the alternate projects I made and shared in my video. (Remember to watch the video first to get measurements, tips and directions.)
TWO FUN CAKE/CANDLE CARDS
I used just 1/2 of a kit card and some extra cardstock to make these two. And as you can see, you can add many or just a few candles to the cake to personalize it for the person you are giving it to.
These make a great gift for a young kiddo. You can create yours with personalized photos of your own.
TULLE SHAKER CARDS
These would be great for birthday or anniversary cards. They are MUCH flatter than the typical shaker card. And there is no static when putting them together!
Yep! The sprinkles looked like donut toppings to me. So I had to make donut cards. Hahaha!
I hope you enjoyed what I shared today!
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April’s Paper Pumpkin kit will introduce you to Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® photo-realistic stamp images. These stamps have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single image. The kit will make 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs) and an adorable gift box. Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors are: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
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Product List… things you might need/want in addition to the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit to make these projects
During the month of March (and only while supplies last), Stampin’ Up! is offering six new exclusive products that coordinate with several of our 2019 Sale-a-Bration products! Unlike the Sale-a-Bration products though (free with qualifying orders), the Sale-a-Bration Coordination products are for purchase. Click here for the informational flyer with images of all the products. The Hop Around Framelits, Lily Framelits, and Call Me Cupcake Framelits are now sold out in the US and are no longer available.
Sale-A-Bration (January 3 – March 31, 2019) is one of THE best times of the Stampin’ Up! year. Earn free exclusive products! Earn more Stampin’ Rewards! Get a fabulous tote with one of the best kit offers ever!…CLICK HERE for more information & to find the links to the online brochures filled with fun free products. New Sale-a-Bration choices were added February 15 and again March 1. The Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, the Butterfly Elements, the Precious Parcel Card Kit, and the Foil Sheets are all sold out in the US and are no longer available.
There are some products that are selling out in the 2019 Occasions Catalog already. These products were going to retire with this seasonal catalog anyway, but due to complications with Stampin’ Up!’s die supplier & not being able to replenish the inventory, the following items are no longer available:
Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553)
Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
And this item is on low inventory/forecasted to run out soon:
Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)
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“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our March projects are now available!) CLICK HEREto find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one is offered each month.
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Today I’m sharing with you a fun project idea that you could create with the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up! titled: To You and Yours. This kit that came to Paper Pumpkin subscribers this month included supplies to make 10 beautiful holiday cards (5 each of 2 designs shown below).
Here are the supplies that came in this November 2018 kit.
I added the products listed below to create my photo album that I’m sharing with you today. Watch my video first to get to get measurements, directions, and tips. Then scroll down to see close-up photos, links that I mention at the beginning of my video, and a list of extra supplies (linked to my online store) mentioned/used to make my album.
Here are close-up photos of the album I created and shared in my video above.
PAGES 1 & 2
PAGES 3 & 4
PAGES 5 & 6
PAGES 7 & 8
PAGES 9 & 10
COVER AND PAGES 5 & 6
BACK AND PAGES 3, 4, 7 & 8
PAGES 9, 10, 1 & 2
By the way, I have MORE ideas that I’ll be sharing soon like my 12×12 scrapbook page layout. I make a layout with EVERY kit. (Click here to see posts from past kit and click here to see posts from much older kits.)
I hope you enjoyed what I shared today! If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. Then get your Paper Pumpkin subscription started with ME as your demonstrator so you can see even more EXCLUSIVE ideas, get gifts & prizes, earn Loyalty Rewards, and more! But wait!…
Paper Pumpkin is gaining more and more subscribers each month. And the subscriber base has grown beyond what was forecasted for the next kit being shipped December 11th. So… the December kit has already sold out, and any new subscribers at this point will have to wait for January’s.
I’ve always been a big fan, so I’m excited that so many are in love with these kits, too! But I’m sorry that new subscribers can’t get in on this next kit. If you are interested in subscribing for future kits though, message meto let me know. I can then email you a reminder on December 11th when subscriptions will be opened up again.
To renew your subscription, click here and login to reactivate – just note that you may or may not be able to get December’s kit because of the reason above.
You can make one for yourself if you wish! There are 3 options. Click here for more information.
The RSVP date for the in-person class and to-go class options is December 3rd.
JOIN THE CLUB
Do you find that you order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month? Do you want to get perks for those monthly orders? I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will kick off soon, and we are looking for new members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up. We are currently looking for FOUR more members so we can start another new club this month or next. Who is ready?!
SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE available this month only!
These beautiful, exclusive products are here. Click here for the details. Click here to download the flyer. By the way, the White Velvet paper is now sold out – no longer available.
“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! CLICK HERE to find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one will be offered each month. November’s is ready!!
Watch the video first to get to get measurements, directions, and tips. Then scroll down to see close-up photos, links for more information shared in the video, and a list of extra supplies (linked to my online store) mentioned or used to make my creations.
Here are the cards that the kit instructs how to make. The kit makes five of each of these.
Here are close-up photos of the projects I shared in my video above.
TOBLERONE CANDY BAR WRAP
FLORAL DECORATIONS FOR A CLEAR TINY TREAT BOX
CUPCAKE HOLDERS WITH MINI PIZZA BOXES
AN ORIGAMI “SQUASH” ALBUM
A CARD FROM SCRAPS
AN EASEL CARD & A COUPLE MORE IDEAS
I hope you enjoyed what I shared today! If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by September 10th so you can get in on this fun upcoming September kit.
October will be here soon. And when those kiddos show up at your doorstep on the 31st, you can be ready for them with spooky cute goodies handmade by you with the help of September’s Paper Pumpkin kit! Just have an active account by September 10th. New to Paper Pumpkin? Click here between now and September 10th to sign up for this fun paper crafting kit: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=25553
Time to redeem those coupon codes! Every $50 you spent in the month of August earned you a $5 coupon code to redeem this month in September! Click here for more information including directions for redeeming your codes with your September order in my online store.
DASHING ALONG FOR FREE!SEPTEMBER 1–30, get FREE Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (in addition to the fabulous Stampin’ Rewards) when you host a party with $250+ in sales or place an order of $250+. Limit of 1 pack per qualifying order.
*In order to qualify, the order merchandise total must reach $250 USD (before shipping and handling).
PRODUCT SHARES AVAILABLE!
I’m excited to share papers, ribbons, & embellishments with you from the 2018 Holiday Catalog debuting September 5th! CLICK HERE to find out more information about my popular product shares! I’m taking sign ups through today, September 4th (if shares are still available).
“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS AVAILABLE
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! CLICK HERE to find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one will be offered each month.
Yay! It’s time again to see lots of alternate Paper Pumpkin kit ideas!
Today is the day where a creative team of us Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators bring to you our special “A Paper Pumpkin Thing” blog hop. See what I have to share, then check out all the other blogs in the hop to see additional creative alternate paper crafting project ideas that we each came up with using the contents of the May 2018 “Manly Moments” Paper Pumpkin kit. To follow the hop, simply scroll down to click on the names of other participants in the hop to see other creative projects.
envelope insert pieces (cut from card bases from the kit):
3 pieces that are 4-1/8″ x 5-1/2″
Products: See below for a full list of extra supplies I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.
Attach the badge piece to the outside of one of the envelope flaps. Then emboss this, the front of the card, another badge, and the front of the unassembled, flattened gable box.
For the mini album…Connect all the envelopes together so the main envelope ends up on the end. Then attach the separate embossed badge to the inside flap of the main envelope so it’s directly on the backside of the other badge.
Stamp the banners. Attach one over the main outside badge per directions in the kit – with dimensionals. Attach the other three on the inserts as shown – the left end of each wrapped to the back. Put glue dots under the left ends of the banner fronts. Then fold the creases of the right ends.
Attach the Mossy Meadow photo mats with SNAIL Adhesive.
Add all the sequins using the Fine Tip Glue. And allow to dry.
Tie on the ribbon to keep the mini album shut. To open, just curve the album a bit and slide off the ribbon. To close, just curve it again and slide the ribbon back on.
For the gable box…Assemble the embossed box. Attach a section of silver & white sticker strip (from the kit scraps) to the top of the handles (both handles – front and back).
Put a gift inside wrapped with the kit’s blue tissue paper.
Add all the sequins using the Fine Tip Glue. And allow to dry.
For the card…Tie on the ribbon. Stamp the silver label and attach with mini dimensionals.
Add all the sequins using the Fine Tip Glue. And allow to dry.
I’ve already shared several of my other creations using the contents of this kit in a couple past posts. So I invite you to check out those projects as well:
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I’m so excited for the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit! Stampin’ Up! has revealed that it will coordinate with a new suite of products in the upcoming will coordinate with a suite in our upcoming 2018-19 Annual Catalog!
Do you want to be a club member and get lots of perks for your monthly orders?! I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club! We are hoping to start in June, and we are looking for new members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up.
CLICK HERE for more detailed information about retiring products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalog and the 2018 Occasions Catalog, to access the lists and links, and for dates about transitioning into the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog.
Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products list so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted. Favorites are definitely selling out! And there are only 2 days left to get these items!
Here are the alternate projects I created with this month’s kit. Watch my video first to get measurements, directions, and tips for these projects…
doubling the kit to get 32 narrow treat Valentines
a couple simple note cards
a photo pocket page
a 12×12 scrapbook page layout
and a mini album
Then scroll down to see close-up photos, links for more information shared in the video, and a list of extra supplies (linked to my online store) mentioned or used to make my creations.
Here are the note cards that the kit instructs how to make.
And here are my outside-the-box ideas I created and shared in my video.
NARROW TREAT VALENTINES
See more close-up photos that I shared of these treat holders on my January 25th post.
SIMPLE NOTE CARDS
PHOTO POCKET PAGE
12X12 SCRAPBOOK PAGE LAYOUT
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The July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit was waiting for me when I got home from my Thailand/Germany travels – FUN MAIL! And this past week I was able to play and create a few alternate projects. I hope you enjoy what I came up with.
Watch the video first to get tips, measurements and directions. Then scroll down to see close-up photos of the projects and a list of extra supplies I used to make them.
Here are photos of the projects I shared in my video.
ENVELOPE MINI ALBUM
ONE OF THE CARDS THAT THE KIT DIRECTIONS INSTRUCT HOW TO MAKE
A SIMPLER VERSION OF THIS CARD SPONGED WOODEN WORD
ALTERNATE VERSIONS OF THE KIT CARDS
These versions make them easier to mail since there are no wooden elements on them.
The mountains in this card are made from the cardboard from the Paper Pumpkin box. 😉
12X12 TRADITIONAL SCRAPBOOK PAGE LAYOUT
Adding in the Glitter Enamel Dots brings a bit of fun to the flower border and shine to the sun by the mountains.
I still plan to create more projects that I will share later here on my blog. AND my extra exclusive project ideas for my personal Paper Pumpkin subscribers are almost ready to send out. So I'm not quite done with my kit yet. But I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today. Thanks for visiting!
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