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…
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…
Do you want to see more ideas that I created with this kit? Visit my 9/26 post, my 9/28 post, and my 10/6 post featuring my 12×12 Scrapbook Page Layout.
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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- And if you are on Pinterest, come see what I’m pinning on my Paper Pumpkin board. Or better yet, follow ALL my paper crafting boards to see lots of great ideas that I find weekly.
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?!)
On Tuesday I shared a bunch of projects I created with the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. But it’s the last Thursday of the month, so now you can be inspired EVEN MORE to “think outside your box” – your Paper Pumpkin box. #APaperPumpkinThing
Today is the day where several 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 even more creative alternate ideas that we came up with using the contents of this month’s “Layered Leaves” Paper Pumpkin kit. To follow the hop, simply scroll down to click the “next” button or to click on the names of other participants in the hop.
This month’s kit is simply beautiful. Click here to see the August kit video put out by Stampin’ Up! where you can view how to make the intended cards and treat boxes.
This kit put me in the mood for Thanksgiving right away, and my mind went immediately to fall family gatherings. So I turned the pillow box into a flatware/napkin holder and used the card elements for decorating a treat box. Every guest should have a party favor. Right?
- Stamp the tags. Add twine and set aside.
- Rub over the gold leaf sticker with a Bone Folder, then peel the outline sticker up and out carefully keeping the inside pieces intact. Pull from the outer tips of the leaf towards the center.
- Cut a note card from the kit in half. Save the embossed half for decorating the top of the Pizza Box. Flip the other side over so the white side of the card is up, and die-cut a solid and a detailed leaf.
- Peel the outside gold sticker area away from the remaining leaf sticker pieces, put a small piece of Press-n-Seal down on top, and rub the Press-n-Seal onto these remaining gold stickers using the Bone Folder. Flip this over and remove the sticker backing. Then transfer the gold sticker “inside leaf” pieces to the flipped over (brown side) solid die-cut leaf. Watch this video starting at the 25:30 minute mark so you can see how this is done.
- Prepare your other leaf pieces by curling them slightly with a bone folder.
- Slice off one end of the pillow box. Attach the curved scrap to the embossed card half and attach to the top of the assembled Mini Pizza Box.
- Attach a cluster of leaf accents to the pizza box cover using a few Dimensionals under the gathered stems. Add a couple more Dimensionals on top of those stems, and add the stamped tag. Fill the box with shreddies and treats.
- Fill the pillow box with the napkin and flatware. Add the tag and the die-cut solid leaf with adhesive and a mini clothespin.
- Continue to add the trail of leaves by just inserting them underneath the tag or underneath each other. Glue dots on the stems are all the adhesive I used.
Here are the extra supplies that I used to make these items (besides the contents of the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit):
By the way, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits. To renew or get started with your subscription so you can get both of these great kits, click here and sign up by October 10th.
I’m still working on my 12×12 scrapbook page layout. So watch for that later. Thanks for visiting. And have fun on the hop!
Are you ready to see lots more ideas with the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit?!
Today is the day where several of us Stampin' Up! demonstrators are bringing to you our special Paper Pumpkin blog hop. See what I have to share, then check out all the other blogs in the hop to see even more creative alternate ideas that we came up with using the contents of this month's "Giftable Greetings" Paper Pumpkin kit. To follow the hop, simply scroll down to click the "next" button or to click on the names of other participants in the hop.
This month's kit is so pretty! Click here to see the August kit video put out by Stampin' Up! where you can view how to make these intended cards, tags and gift box from this kit.
I posted some alternate card ideas a few days ago (and I still have more ideas that I am working on but this recovering from surgery stuff has slowed me a bit – lol), but for today I want to share this goofy turkey on a stick and a coordinating scrapbook page layout. Isn't he cute?! hahaha
I used two flowers from the kit:
- The peach one cut in two – 5 petals & 3 petals
- The blue one cut in three – 5 petals, 2 petals and 1 petal that I omited
Then I used the 3/4" circle punch and punched the round body from the scrap paper around the peach flowers. The head is another petal from one more peach flower.
The beak is a portion of a star from a Pumpkin Pie Enamel Shape. And the wattle is half of a heart from a Real Red Enamel Shape. I just cut the enamel shapes with my Paper Snips – super easy.
I thought this guy would be fun to put into a dessert at Thanksgiving time.
And with an extra 1/8" hole punched at the bottom of the tag, the tag below him can fit perfectly onto a skewer! Did you recognize the words? That stamp image came from last year's September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.
This is what the back looks like. I attached the turkey to the top of the skewer with Dimensionals. The Dimensionals are sandwiched between the turkey and this flower on the back.
Here are the extra supplies that I used to make my turkey on a stick (besides the contents of the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit):
After Thanksgiving is over, that cute little turkey could go into a scrapbook layout to share photos of the fun family holiday!
I used the envelopes from the kit for photo mats.
And for the bottom border, I added Dimensionals from the kit under the tips of each leaf creating a little shadow and depth. I also brought in a few more red heart Enamel Shapes and some Crinkled Seam Binding.
I gave my turkey some feet this time using the smallest stamp image from the kit.
And I made the page title by covering the "s" in thanks with another enamel heart and the die-cut letters F, U and L.
Here are the extra supplies that I used to make these pages (besides the contents of the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit):
I hope you enjoyed my silly ideas!
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*The fine print…
- Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
- To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
- The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
Thanks for visiting. And have fun on the hop!