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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When Debbie Pine sent me this photo this morning, it made my day! I love it when my friends and customers enjoy their product so so much that they stay up late creating. In Debbie’s message she said ” I had a BLAST”, I hope Stampin’ Up! has refills for this kit.
Debbie saw my owl and the pouch boxes and went to town casing them (I got the idea for the handle box from Debbie Henderson). BUT the cards are her own designs ( or maybe they are the instruction booklet ideas)? I haven’t looked at the instructions booklet yet. Either way, YOU did a great job Debbie. Thank you for sharing.
Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
Whooooo wouldn’t love receiving a goodie in this owl pillow box?
My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday afternoon. Whaaahoo! I dropped everything and went to my studio to create. When I opened up the box I first noticed the flyer which tells us about the upcoming October and November kits. The flyer tells us that the two kits are made- to -match projects, perfect for gift giving. That sounds exciting!!!
Then as I set the flyer down I saw the beautiful stamp set in this month’s kit. Wow! What a nice set, very very versatile that is for sure. As I opened up the project kits contents I was drawn to the embossed, craft in color pillow boxes. I want you to know that when my Paper Pumpkin arrives I don’t look at the instruction booklet. I always just look at the contents and start creating. I’m not suggesting that you do that, but that is what I do. By not looking at the instructions, I get to use my imagination to create what ever I want. This time I came up with this cutie pie OWL.
I’m sharing this months alternative project with everyone, however starting in October, I will create alternative projects with my Paper Pumpkin kits and share the exclusive projects via email with all of the ladies who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and selected me as their demonstrator. Sending a special project to my subscribers is my way of saying THANK YOU!
I think pillow boxes make cute owls so I started putting one together. The only thing that wasn’t in the kit is the black card stock that I used for eye balls, the 3/4″ circle punch and the thick jute. But everything else came in this months paper pumpkin kit.
Now I need to check out the instruction booklet and see what Stampin’ Up! created with the kit. I’m sure the projects are beautiful.
Side view, don’t you love the clothes pin feet? The clothes pins allow her to stand on her own. Yep the clothes pins are in the kit too.
If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin just go to the side bar and click on the link. After you have filled out the subscription information you will click continue and that is where they ask you who your demonstrator is. Just let them know it’s me!
I received a phone call from Debbie when she received this months Paper Pumpkin, she was so excited, she loves it. Then I saw on FB where Rhonda received hers. Rhonda was so excited too. I love it when I know my customers are enjoying their product. NOW hopefully they will like this little OWL.
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My Paper Pumpkin kit arrived today. As I opened the box I got very excited. If you know me you know that I like the larger image stamps. Well the first thing that I saw when I pulled back the tissue was a very big stamp that says “With Much SYMPATHY”. I know I will use the sympathy stamp a lot, unfortunately we need a sympathy card more often than we like to think about. The stamp set in this kit is GREAT!
The other thing I wanted to talk about today is what I do with my Paper Pumpkin Kits. First I turn the orange box inside out so that the craft side is on the outside. The box is a great size. You can use it as a mailing box because it’s so sturdy. Or you can embellish it and use it as a gift box. The second thing I do is I look at the instruction booklet and I make one card using the suggested design. Third I make a card from scratch. I don’t pay any attention to the instruction booklet and I design a card of my own. In the picture above the card in front is my design and the back card is one of the suggested designs.
This kit came with a stationary box. It’s adorable. the box has a clear cover so you can see what you placed inside. The kit includes a long piece of ribbon so that you can keep the box closed with a pretty bow. The bottom of the stationary box is a very nice floral pattern. All of the cards along with their coordinating envelopes will fit perfectly inside.
In addition to the stamps, cards, envelopes and stationary box, this kit has printed tags that say THANKS and CONGRATS. There are also blank tags. The kit has two sheets of leaves and ferns, three types of card stock flower embellishments, glue dots, dimensionals, a small spool of Night of Navy twine and a Night of Navy ink spot. Holy cow that is a lot of product for $19.95.
You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin right here on my blog. Look for the PAPER PUMPKIN LOGO to the right and down a bit. Just click on the link and you can get started. When you subscribe, your FIRST kit will come with a clear block. RIGHT NOW you can get your first kit at 50% off. I love that Stampin’ Up! is giving you a discount right now because the September kit will most likely be geared towards FALL or HALLOWEEN.
To get the FALL INTO SAVINGS SPECIAL you need to use promo code HALFOFF0917 . You have until September 10 to get this deal so don’t delay.
I’m excited to see who subscribes during this special, its a fun time to join!
Have a great evening my friends
Live Loved ~ Beverlee