Hi there!!! It was an amazing day here in Tracy CA. It was a perfect day for Kenn to get major yard work done. We have a huge yard so I told Kenn that I would help him. Kenn keeps the yard up by doing a little each day, but we have had rain so he hasn’t done his daily hour or so of work in a while, so we needed to catch up. With a rake and wheelbarrow in toe off to the front yard, I went.
Well, my neighbor was doing the same thing so of course, we had to chat (there went a 1/2 hour). Then the mail lady pulled up. OH NO!!!! My Paper Pumpkin came. The timing was horrible, I said I would help in the yard but I really wanted to run inside and start creating ugh! Do you know how hard it was to take the mail in and not even peek into the Paper Pumpkin Box? Well, it was but I did keep my promise and I finished my part of the yard work. Our yard looks very groomed at this moment.♥️♥️♥️
When I came in I washed my hands and opened my sweet monthly surprise. I didn’t even go out to my shop I just sat down at the kitchen table. Ooooh, the loveliness in this kit is crazy. I love it so much.
The first thing I did was slap a leaf and a flower onto one of the wooden Easter eggs that I got a Target a few weeks ago. To adhere the elements I used the ginormous dimensionals that were included in this months kit.
Look at this!!!! Isn’t it beautiful? It took two minutes to make. Notice the brad in the middle of the flower. YES, there are brads in this months kit.
For the card, I added a crumb cake base to the contents of the kit. I used my wood texture folder to emboss the base. Then I cut one of the crumb cake cards that came in the kit in half and embossed that piece with the basket weave folder. I did ink up the basket weave folder first using Early Expresso Ink.
In the kit there is crumb cake rose floral pattern papers, I love that paper, it’s gorgeous. After I cut a window in the pinkish dsp I layered the rose pattern underneath.
I then stamped the sentiment and placed the wooden elements and leaves around the curve of the scallop circle.
The card is so so simple to make.
Here are all the projects I made today. Which is your favorite?
In the kit, there are these BE U TI FUL envelopes. I mean they are so pretty I don’t want to share them……. I know that is bad! The envelopes are the perfect size to layer onto a card base. YEAH!!!! I thought that they may be to long, but no, they are perfect. The first thing I did was cut off the scalloped flap and put it on the front. Then I cut one piece of that gorgeous rose print paper into banners. I cut some ribbon and attached it to the banner. Then I made a quadruple bow using the white bakers’ twine. For the leaf, all I had to do was punch it out and stick it on. The wooden elements were an added free gift in this months kit. Stampin’ Up! gave a bonus gift to everyone because we are celebrating Paper Pumpkin’s 5-year anniversary. I added a brad to the pre-punched hole that was in the flap. A sponge and Early Expresso Ink were used to sponge some ink onto the scallops and the top part of the flap.
Everything else on this card was pre-printed.
I hope you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, the kits are really nice. The stamps I’ve collected being a subscriber are adorable, I really do use them all the time.
You have a great evening, remember to Live Loved ~ Beverlee
OOPS I forgot to list the scallop circle framelits in the product list sorry.
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Hi there! Are you ready for this month’s alternative Paper Pumpkin projects? Today I sat down with my kit and had a blast. I like to share my alternative projects with everyone to help you all see how much MORE you can do with the contents of the kits. The kit comes with ideas, everything you need to make the suggested cards/projects and an instruction guide. But I think the more ideas you can get the better.
NEWS FLASH… if you subscribe before March 10th you will receive a FREE GIFT! Next month Stampin’ Up! Is celebrating Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary. So they are adding a FREE gift to the MARCH kit!!!! We are all excited anticipating what the heck it could be. So join me and subscribe.
The stamp set in this month’s kit is absolutely adorable. One of the stamps is a simple line. Believe it or not, that is the stamp I will use the most. Every time I send out a card I will use the line stamp on my envelopes. I know, I know, I’m easily pleased. Those little lines just thrill me. I think that they make the envelope look so darn cute. Do you agree?
In order to make the THANK YOU for this card stand out I colored each letter with my Bronze Blend marker. That Bronze Blend is awesome so far it is the one I use the most.
Did you notice the little dainty white flowers on the kits designer series paper? I love it. To add texture and interest I cut the DSP in half and embossed it using the Basket Weave folder. Now let’s talk about the white floral tag is part of the kit too, you just punch it out and use it however you wish. Even the linen thread is in the kit. I love that stuff it adds so much. The long stem flower is my favorite flower in the kit, I’ve used it a lot already.
This time of year at Target you can find wooden Easter Eggs. You will find them in the dollar spot area. They come in an egg carton of 6. The pack is $3.00. To color the eggs I roll them into my ink pad until the whole egg is covered. I wrapped this egg in Old Olive Ribbon and tied a bow. Next, I added greenery and flowers also from the kit. The large flower needed a little something so I colored a gem with the Bronze Blend I told you I use it a lot ) and placed it in the center. The greenery is made from vellum. Because vellum is clear the greenery didn’t stand out so I used my sponge roller and colored it with Old Olive ink.
To dress up the bunny I used the linen thread and tied a bow around the bunny’s neck. Then I added a few more kit flowers to the ends and let them dangle. Next, I wrapped the long flower around the egg holder. I got the bunnies at World Market a few years ago when they were on clearance for twenty-five cents each. SCORE! I bet they will have them or something similar again this year.
The last thing I did was add a tag, I just had to use the stamp in the kit that says “HELLO SWEET”.
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I’m lovin’ these projects, I hope you do too.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
Hello friends. Today I’m sharing two alternative Paper Pumpkin projects. These two projects original design so I hope you enjoy them. Part two video shows you how I made the second project.
I must apologize for the two-part video, it is a result of having to stop to attend to my dad. Thank you all so much for your continued support and patience.
1. The Ink Spot that comes with the kit is Rich Razzleberry.
2. I found my other vellum heart. It was right on my white desk so I couldn’t see it, LOL!
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Good morning my friends. Today I’m sharing with you an alternative project that I made using this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. Isn’t it ADORABLE? This cute bag is actually a Christmas stocking. However, I made it into a potpourri pouch by simply tucking in the toe back into the sock. All of the embellishments plus a Christmas stamp set comes in the kit. The only thing I used that was not in the kit was the Cherry Cobbler Ink. The kit comes with a Dapper Denim Ink Spot.
If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you received a photo this morning of A VERY SPECIAL alternative project via email. I share a special alternative project each month with my subscribers. It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.
If you want to receive a special surprise every month in the mail just go to www.paperpumpkin.com and subscribe. Once I see your name on my customer list, you too will receive special emails with GREAT alternative project ideas.
I do want to share one paper pumpkin idea with everyone, though. So here is another alternative project made with this month’s kit. This little Santa’s bag is stuffed with cotton and the cotton has a few drops of my favorite oil “Lavender” sprinkled on it. You can choose any scent that you love of course.
You can use these as potpourri scented pouches for your drawers or to set in the water closet. I want my pouches to be seen so I placed them on my table scape for now. But, I can definitely reposition them anytime. These pouches can be changed up according to the season or event. CUTE HUH?
I’m thrilled with this month’s Paper Pumpkin. How can one little box hold so much cuteness and creativity? Thank you Stampin’ Up!
I would love to know what you think about this idea, so please leave a comment. Also let me know if you need help subscribing, I can walk you through it.
Live Loved my friends, Beverlee
My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday. As you all know I look into the box, check out the stamps and paper product then I get right to creating.
I don’t look at the cute brochure that comes in the kit. I think that if I look at the brochure I might get stuck on their ideas. So instead I skip the instructions. Why do I do this you ask? Well because I want to give my customers additional ideas. I want everyone who subscribes to Paper Pumpkin to know that the sky is the limit with these kits. Go outside of the box ladies, it’s fun!
Once I started creating I could not stop. I landed up making three different shaker cards right away. Then I sent my Ideas via video to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
This months Paper Pumpkin has a masculine feel. A woodsy, rustic feel. I love it, however I wanted to add a bit of softness to it. I think embossing the card stock with a folder and gold ink really did the trick. Adding the embossed card stock behind the ornament cut out made this card is elegant.
When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin as my customer, I will send you my video’s too. So don’t delay get yourself set up for next months kit.
Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee
Today’s to do list told me that I had to wrap bingo gifts. Bingo is this Saturday and getting the gifts wrapped is the last thing that I needed to do in preparation for this event.
I’m so excited about this package. I may sound a little crazy, but I’m very very excited. I think it’s awesome that we get these boxes each month and that we can use them to wrap gifts. I’m excited because being able to use the box adds to the versatility and value of Paper Pumpkin. The boxes are sturdy, a good size and very very easy to turn inside out so that the outside of the box is craft instead of bright orange.
As I said I was wrapping a Bingo gift when I decided to add a handle to the box, genius right?. For the handle I needed something sturdy so I took the card board backing that comes in the DSP packs and cut it 4″ X 12″ Then I cut a piece of DSP @ 5″ X 12″ and wrapped the handle. Next I layered the same DSP on the top of the box. Then the back side of the DSP to the sides. I added the handle to the box by stapling it to the lids side flaps. DONE!!! DARLING!!!
I just walked around my stamp room swinging this adorable box in my hand. I LOVE IT! IT makes me happy. The handle makes the lid snug so it stays closed when you carry it.
To embellish the handle I cut out some pine cones and ferns. OMG they are pretty. Of course some burlap was fitting and also a bit of linen thread.
This fall package is great for any gift… Can you see it in pinks and reds for Valentines Day? How about an Easter Basket? How about Mother’s Day? Yep any occasion. So save all those Paper Pumpkin Boxes they are keepers!
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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