This month’s Paper Pumpkin is so cute and fun to create with. I want to share with you the things I’ve made with it so far. I’ve made one card and one note card everything else is a box or a candy holder.
Here is the card. I used two of the 6 x 3 note cards to embellish this card. I just cut each note card in half. Then I used them as layers of color and pattern. The kit came with these pretty circles that are trimmed in gold. There are two sizes of circles, this is the large one. The kit comes with banners too so I added one of each of them. The anchor was punched out and so was the little gold heart that I put on the anchor. This card took 5 minutes to make. It was so simple. I stamped Ahoy on the banner using the Island Indigo Inkspot that also came in the kit. One of the things I like about this kit is the touches of gold.
Next, I’m showing you the note card that I put together. Again I used one of those gold hearts. I simply added it to the lifesaver. Now my lifesaver is adorable. I really like the twine too, it’s thicker than normal so it suggests rope. The cards and envelopes are already printed so everything goes together in a snap.
Now, look at the box. It is so so cute. Everything to make this box is ready to go, you just fold and put them together. To embellish the top of the box I cut another note card in half and layered it on. The lighthouse is popped up with dimensionals which allowed me to run twine underneath it and around the box.
This kit has been so easy to use. I literally made the first 5 projects in a half hour. I was like Edward Scissorhands!!!! Bam bam bam and done!
A few months back we received these crumb cake pillow boxes in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I thought I could embellish this box too so I did. I stamped the little sailboat on the note card front and Congratulations on the banner. The last step was to add some ribbon. I think this box is the perfect way to give a gift card for a new baby boy.
The next project is a goodie holder too. I made it using two of the notecard envelopes. I put the two envelope flaps together with liquid glue and then put the other end together by punching two holes and threading in the twine. Candy fits inside perfectly. I embellished the front with yet another note card half, a smaller circle tag a large rectangle tag another anchore and some simple stamping.
Here is my haul altogether. Not bad for a 1/2 hours work…..
This morning I made two boxes and put one on top of the other. I wrapped twine around and around the middle to give the boxes even more of a nautical look. For the bottom box just put two of the striped box lids that come with the kit together. The lids fit inside each other perfectly. DONE!
Then to make the top blue box you use two box bottoms that come in this kit. Lay both boxes side by side, attach the flaps together fold at all the score lines and the box bottoms will form another box. Save one of the box bottoms as a pattern so you can make them over and over. They are a great size.
To finish the boxes off I embellished the top just like I did on all the other projects
Here is a side view
There you have it a ton of alternative Paper Pumpkin ideas. I haven’t looked at the kit instructions yet but I’m sure it’s got really good ideas for you too.
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In this months kit, there are beautiful envelopes. They are actually stunning. I turned some of them into boxes.
Here are the steps
- Carefully undo the bottom flap of the envelope.
On this envelope place the envelope on your paper trimmer with the printed side up. Place the bold early espresso printed line on the bottom of the envelope onto the cut line of the trimmer and using the scoring blade score all the way across. Go back and forth to ensure a good score line.
Now lay the envelope this direction and score all the way across on the bold early espresso printed line again.
Now score the other side the same way.
Cut off the top flap ends as shown. You will be cutting on the vertical scorelines and stop at the printed area then cut the piece completely off.
Burnish all score lines with your bone folder. On the sides, the center score line goes in like a valley and the other two score lines poke out like a mountain.
To form the bottom of the box you need tabs. So turn the box so you are looking at the side and from the bottom cut up the vertical mountain score lines up to the horizontal score line. Do that to both sides.
Place tear and tape at the bottom edge of the larger flap.
Place adhesive on your tabs and then fold in your tabs. Next fold over the smallest flap securing it to the tabs. Then fold over the larger flap to secure the bottom of the box. Pinch all score lines to make them crisp and the box will stand on its own.
9. I decorated the plain side of the box with the floral embellishments in the kit. The back of the box is the printed side. This makes the box attractive on the front and on the back. I put the largest floral punch out onto the box using dimensionals. I purposely wanted the embellishment piece to be raised. Now the top scalloped flap can just bend over the top and tuck behind the raised embellishments. Look at the first picture so you will see what I’m describing.
10. I threaded the bakers twine through the hole in the scalloped flap and tied a bow.
Enjoy! And Live Loved My Friends ~
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