Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Picnic Paradise


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the July Paper Pumpkin kit, Picnic Paradise. You may have arrived from Sharon Burkert’s blog. She had a great project!

I designed a basket full of strawberries to decorate the front of a greeting card. These would make a fun, summertime invitation to an ice cream social during strawberry season.

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I used the basket from the kit as a template and traced it on a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper. I cut along the tracing line and stamped the “weave” from the weave stamp that was included in the kit.

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Next, I cut about a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch of tissue from the blue tissue that is included in the kit. Fold the tissue into quarters, tuck inside the basket and fold 2 of the corners down. The blue tissue coordinates with our Pool Party cardstock which I used as the card base.

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When the strawberries and blueberries that are included in the kit are used up, reach for our Lemon Builder punch and Lemon Zest stamp set and fill the baskets with lemons instead!

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Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Debbi Green’s blog to see what she designed.



If you are intrigued by receiving a paper crafting kit in your snail mail box, try it at a discount by using promo code BLOOM0818 at my Paper Pumpkin website by clicking here. This offer ends on August 10th so create your account now! Thanks for trying it out!



16 thoughts on “Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Picnic Paradise

  1. Melissa's Kre8tions says:

    I love that you used the tissue paper from the box to line the baskets! And to fill it up with the different fruits is so cute! I don’t think I have used the basket weave stamp from the set yet, but tracing the basket and stamping it flat is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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