I love getting my Paper Pumpkin kits! Each month I get a box of surprise goodies in the mail, and it's filled with everything I need (stamps, ink, pre-cut card stock, directions, etc.) to create some incredible projects. And when I'm done with the kit contents, I still have a stamp set and an ink pad or two to use again and again!
Have you given Paper Pumpkin a try yet?
Subscriptions start at just $17.95 a month (shipping is included)! ~see the chart below
If you HAVE tried Paper Pumpkin in the past and stopped, I want to encourage you to try it again. It has improved a LOT! Just look at this month’s kit – 13 stamps and everything you need to create 9 fantastic cards.
But you get so much more than that!
When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through ME, I send you 8-10 FREE private tutorials each month showing you lots of other ways to use the products in the kit. Here's a peek at what I sent out for this kit shown above.
And each tutorial is laid out like this with full instructions and great photos.
I also offer club opportunities for subscribers that want to go month-to-month and earn Stampin' Rewards.
AND there's more!…Right here on my blog I share a how-to video (or two) for each kit. In it I demonstrate at least 8 MORE alternate project ideas. I'd say it's definitely worth the cost of the kit, wouldn't you?
Yesterday I posted some of my alternate March 2015 Sew You Paper Pumpkin kit ideas. Click here to see that post (video and photos included).
Today I am sharing with you Part 2 of 2 videos along with photos of the projects demonstrated.
Here are the photos of each project demonstrated in my video. Be sure to watch the video to get instructions for each project.
If you are ready to give these kits a try, sign up with me by the end of the day today (the 9th), because it's gift time again!!! With the free shipping promotion going on right now, I'm sending a gift to all my subscribers on Friday. And signing up by the 10th will guarantee that you get April's kit delivered to you. (I can't wait to see what surprise goodies are in store this time!)
Extra products used with the March 2015 kit to make the projects shown in today's video…
I haven't had much time at home this month – school days off, being away on a 5-day crafting retreat, cub scout camp… But I finally have my alternate, "outside the box" ideas for the February 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin kit ready to share! And I'm so excited!!
Watch the videos to get tips and hear the instructions for making everything. Then scroll down this post to see close-up photos of each project. I hope you enjoy what I have to share.
These close-up photos below show the projects in more detail. The extra supplies I used to create these projects are listed at the bottom of this post and are linked to my online store.
Click here if you want to see the video I viewed to learn the "coptic stitch."
Ideas Shown in Part 2 of 2
Thinking of getting a few kits to try them out? Click here to order. To get in on the fun starting THIS month, be sure to sign up by the 10th. The kits come straight to your mailbox around the 16th of each month. Click here to learn more about how Paper Pumpkin subscriptions work.
Choose me as your demonstrator when you sign up for your subscription, and you will also get EVEN MORE exclusive ideas. Here are sneak peeks of the exclusives from the February kit.
Let me know if you have any questions.
This product list does NOT include the Full February 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit (subscribers are the only ones who got this kit) and the following: candy, ruler, pencil, embroidery needle.
Better late than never! Isn't that how the saying goes?
I learned a little bit more than I wanted to this past week and I am now an iMovie 10.0.6 user (and smarter because of it)! I think I'm finally getting through this cold, too! Woo hoo. Life is good! Thank you for your well wishes.
Here are the alternate (out of the box) ideas I came up with using the December 2014 All Shook Up Paper Pumpkin Kit. Sorry they are coming to you so late (our January kits are already arriving). But for those of you who didn't see my past posts, I had some computer glitches that made my other Paper Pumpkin videos on my computer become corrupt and I got ill in the midst of it all. So I needed a few extra days to start over from scratch. Thanks for waiting!
I hope you enjoy the projects I came up with using the contents of the December kit. Have fun watching.
And as always… the close-up photos below show the projects in more detail. The extra supplies I used to create these projects are listed at the bottom of this post and linked to my online store.
Product List This list does NOT include the Full December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit (subscribers are the only ones who got this kit), the Piercing Tool (but you would have a push pin at home?), or a battery operated tea light (please do not use real candles).
Back on December 14th, I shared a video I put together giving directions for making a fabulous mini album using the Circle Card Thinlits. This mini album was patterned after one that I had received from fellow demonstrator, Jenni Pauli from Germany.
I had intended to post these step-by-step photos along WITH the video a couple weeks ago, but the craziness of the holidays got in the way. Forgive me?
So first you'll want to watch the video for the complete detailed directions. Please note that the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series paper used for the cover on my albums may not be available once the Holiday Catalog ends AND that it is currently on clearance. The last day for the Holiday Catalog is January 5th, so be sure to visit my online store if you want to get your hands on anything that may be gone soon.
Once you've watched the video, then you can use these photos below to see the steps again. These will be helpful to any of you that may want to recreate the album (or a version of it). The supplies I used to create my albums are listed below and linked to my online store.
Cut your cardstock to size…
Die-cut your four long white pieces so they are positioned in the Big Shot correctly…
Trim off ~1/2" from the end of each piece…
Layer and hold them together (longest on the bottom) so that the ends don't reach beyond the fold of the layer underneath…
Turn over and trim off excess…
Score, fold, wrap, punch and secure with ribbon your "binding" cardstock piece…
Attach your cover (see the video). Decorate your album as you desire.
To decorate with the supplies I used, "eyeball" or mark where the center of your first circle inside the album is positioned. Then fold over your cover, use a ruler to line up those marks, and place a pencil mark on the cover to show where the center of the circle underneath is…
Die-cut your wreath framelit center from the cover. Stamp and die-cut a wreath, and then attach it with Dimensionals on the cover right above the hole…
Add the remaining embellishments…
Here are the two versions I made…
And here is a photo showing the inside of the finished album…
Remember…the Under the Tree Designer Paper (used to make the cover of the albums shown above) is not on the carryover list. In other words it will more than likely not be made available once the Holiday Catalog ends. You have today and tomorrow to shop the Holiday Catalog and gather up the items you love.
I hope these photos were helpful.
I'm looking forward to sharing some fun new products from our upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs! If you'd like to get email notifications when I post new ideas and news on my blog, be sure to subscribe.
I just finished up my last gift class this week. My stampers have been busy! This last Monday we made a recipe book, a set of 8 greeting cards, and 10 Christmas gift tags all from one Hello December Project Life set of cards/accessories. A few other supplies were needed, of course (all supplies are listed below). But it's amazing how much can be created with a kit!
Here's a glance at all that we made. Be ready for LOTS of photos!
Here is the book page by page. We figured we could fit 21 recipes inside and include photos of the food items. Because really…that is the best kind of recipe book.
Now for the cards…
Because this set of cards would make a great gift, they are designed mainly for birthdays and celebrations.
And here are the tags. In the photos below, you'll see the front sides and then the back sides.
Wow! Amazing what can be made with this Project Life kit!
Jenni Pauli is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Germany. I received a beautiful album from her in a swap while on a Stampin' Up! incentive trip. I was able to locate her video on the internet where she shared directions in centimeters and in German. I did my best to convert them so I could make several for a class. So here you are… directions in inches and in English. Enjoy!
In the spirit of full disclosure, I am an affiliate with Stamp-n-Storage which means I may get commissions if you click on links I provide and decide to purchase anything from this company. I love their products and recommend them because I own several myself and believe my readers will benefit from them.