Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Be My Valentine

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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 on how to use the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Be My Valentine, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog. She had a great project!

The chameleon stamp with the fly friend is part of the included stamp set in the Paper Pumpkin kit. After all the kit supplies are used up, you can still use the stamp set on alternate projects. So I decided to use garden green ink on the stamp and color using ink pads and a blender pen.

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All the solid colored paper was processed through the Big Shot using either the new Rectangle Stitched framelits (item # 148551, 13 sizes in this set!) or the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits (item #145372). The “You’re So Fly” piece was stamped on a strip of whisper white that was 1/2 inch high. Then it was cut using the smallest square framelit giving it a coordinating stitched look on 2 sides.

The full card…

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all the supplies used…plus the Big shot too! The heart epoxy elements are from the Paper Pumpkin kit as well.

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Here is a photo of how the kit was intended to be assembled…

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Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly for the visual learners out there (including me!).

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

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Picnic Paradise

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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.

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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!

 

 

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Broadway Star

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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 this June Paper Pumpkin kit, Broadway Star. You may have arrived from Deb’s blog. She had a great project! Here is what I designed…

Party favors and small gift packaging are items I frequently use. It is easy to transform the supplies from a Paper Pumpkin kit from the original project to treat toppers and acetate box inserts.

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Where is the color coordinating candy? I was thinking of fun stixs but Jim was the one that did the grocery shopping this week. Had I asked him to locate lemon lime twist colored fun stixs, you can imagine his response. So my 2×8 inch cello bags remain empty for now.

The Hooray card is inside an acetate card box. The card serves as fun decoration but is also functional since I will include an envelope for the card. About 5 cards with envelopes or small gifts like jewelry, chocolates or even lemon lime twist fun stixs can fit inside the box. 🙂

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Karie’s blog to see what she designed.

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Happy Birthday Aunt Dollie!

My Mom’s sister celebrated 80 years of good living with a surprise party at her favorite neice’s house. Aunt Dollie likes to color images for focal points on her greeting cards. Since I have stacks of stamp sets, I decided to stamp 80 images that she can color to her hearts content.

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There are 2 of each image stamped with Memento ink pad, a mix of retired and current images. If she does not like the color combination she picked for the first image, she can change up the colors for the second image.

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I used a card exchange card and color coordinated with a Paper Pumpkin box to gift the images in. A simple and complete package that was quick to assemble.

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Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Dollie!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

Last Day for Paper Pumpkin at 50% off!

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s all-inclusive papercrafting subscription program. This service was designed for people who are new to papercrafting, giving them no-fuss creativity in a box—delivered straight to their door. And now Paper Pumpkin is making it even easier to start getting creative by removing some of the cost for new subscribers!

Now is the perfect time to try Paper Pumpkin because we’re offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months with our Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion when they sign up by May 10. Yes, that is today! You will get an amazing price for two straight months and two boxes of easy creativity. Perfect for an activity for kids during the summer, an easy gifting opportunity for someone that might want a pick me up in their mailbox or a treat for you too!

Please click here to zoom to my Paper Pumpkin website where you will create an account letting Paper Pumpkin know where to send the box to and billing information. Using this link assigns your purchase to me. I appreciate your support! Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout otherwise you won’t get the special price of 50% off the May and June kit.

Still not sure you want to try it? Stampin’ Up! posts a video on their Youtube channel sharing how to assemble the kit in fast time. Watch the video to see the April kit being assembled.

I also participated in an alternate project blog hop featuring the April kit. Click here to hop along the stops.

Please click here to take advantage of this 50% off sale right now since the sale ends today! Thanks!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

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