It’s March and it is a new month!!! I’m pumped because that means we are closer and closer to daylight savings and Spring! Bring on warmer weather and sunshine!!! Are you all tired of me hoping for Spring? I don’t care because I just do not like Winter….sorry winter lovers! Back to the task at hand….the March 2019 Free Stamp Set of the Month is…..drum roll…..
You all know I love flowers and this set has been so much fun to play with!!! I love the entire Happiness Blooms Suite! The big bold images are fun to use for card front, envelopes, and the inside of the card. There is a flower size/style for every project! Click here to start shopping and earning! Don’t forget that you will earn Sale-A-Bration goodies as well!
Paper Pumpkin is turning 6 in March. To celebrate, Stampin’ Up is putting TWO Stamp Sets in the kit!!! Stampin’ Up also let us know that the kit will contain cards and that they “POP”. I’m so excited to see what this kit will be and I CAN NOT WAIT for that confetti box! Super cute!!! If you haven’t tried out Paper Pumpkin, March is the month. For $20, you will get 2 stamp sets, 1 ink spot, a clear block, and supplies for 8 cards. Now that is a steal! You can try it out for 1 month or many months….it’s all up to you! Click here to get the March Kit!!!
I always love getting the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin because it always sets me up for Valentine Treats! As always I’m going for Auntie of Year and love to spoil my nieces and nephews with fun treats for the holidays! Paper Pumpkin always has me covered!!! This year it is the Be My Valentine Kit and it is CUTE!!!!
Are these not the cutest little things ever??? Those little chameleons melt my heart! Also, the greeting One in a Chameleon is just the best! These little pillow boxes hold just enough chocolate for a sweet treat but not so big that you are spending a fortune on candy! That’s the perfect amount right???
There are 24 boxes in this kit which is a TON! I don’t have that many nieces and nephews so I am going to make a few to pass out to my babysitter, the person at the Post Office, my UPS driver, etc. Then I’m going to take the leftovers and make them into cards to use for kid’s birthdays! There are blue boxes and pink boxes depending on which side of the paper you use! The adhesive strips are best used where you peal off the paper and then press the adhesive onto the box label, then pull the plastic sheet off.
TIP: When adding the circle or heart to the pillow box, only place Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center, going across. Since the pillow box is curved, the label will really only want to stick in the middle and not curve with the box. I will also say that I did not attempt to cut the kangaroo and stick the heart in. I was okay with the heart on his belly. 🙂
Want a sneak peak into the February Kit??? Check out this video! Are you as excited as I am??? I’m pumped because there was a past kit with succulents and it was one of my favorites!!! Click here to join Paper Pumpkin even if just for the month of February! Try it out and see! It’s only $20 and you get an ink spot, stamps, and a clear block as a new subscriber. That’s on top of the project!!! Woot Woot! So worth it!
The November 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – To You & Yours was perfect for me to have a few extra cards to send out to family and friends. I’m always thinking of someone else to send a card to or have a new customer that I want to send one to so this kit was perfect!!! Plus it came in a cute plaid box!!! Check out the unboxing of this kit here!
The plaid theme for these cards was super adorable! I loved it. The little greenery pieces were delicate but already die cut for you! Woot Woot!
I actually didn’t use the ribbon for this card. Oppps I noticed it was on there after I was all done and then I thought I would just leave it off because I liked the card. Also, I didn’t use the Mini Glue Dots from the kit, I used some Snail Adhesive. While it’s super fabulous that these kits come with adhesive, I love my Snail for a quicker project. I added a little bit of snail on the wood sticker and then pressed the greenery into it. It wasn’t a super strong hold but then I added the greeting over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It was super secure then! I love it!
This card was super quick and simple as well. I placed the wood circle sticker down and then added 8-10 little dabs of Snail adhesive around the circle. I pressed the greenery into a circle over the adhesive. It worked perfectly. I added the little bow with a Mini Glue Dot.
The cute plaid matching envelopes makes it so cute and coordinating. I was able to whip these cards together so quickly and it was awesome. To just relax and craft my Paper Pumpkin Kit is amazing. I am really looking forward to Paper Pumpkin even more lately.
Today is the last day to get signed up for the December Paper Pumpkin Kit. Click here to get signed up! I have been told that it won’t be cards but rather a project. This intrigues me and I can’t wait to see what it is. I’ll be posting the unboxing on my YouTube Channel once it arrives. Can’t wait! Paper Pumpkin also makes the perfect little gift for someone. It comes with everything you need in the kit as well as directions!
I got behind and just finished my October 2018 Paper Pumpkin last week! This kit was super easy and there was SOOOOO much goodie. I even made 5 extra cards and still have more. That is just one of the awesome things about Paper Pumpkin; how much stuff comes in 1 kit! Sign up for the December Kit here!!!
Aren’t these cards beautiful?? I love those little feathers!! The colors are stunning together too. I don’t know that I would have added in that pop of blue and purple but it looks amazing!!! The kit made these 8 cards and the purple (top) cards actually have that delicate overlay and then it flips open! Super cool!
The envelopes for these cards are super cute too. The inside has a patterned liner that matches the greeting tag and then there is the little label on the front! I’ll be honest and say that I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for the feathers rather than adding the Mini Glue Dots provided in the kit. I thought it went a little faster…maybe?
Again, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen for adding those leaves to the Cajun Craze label. Another handy dandy tool I used was the Take Your Pick Tool! It made popping those sequins on super easy. I’m loving that tool more and more each time I use it!!
There were TONS of feathers left over so I created these 2 cards using the same concept as the ones above. All I did was create Crumb Cake card bases. Simple and super cute!
I thought I would mix it up a bit so I created these with Whisper White card bases and a layer of Night of Navy. This way I didn’t have to add a white piece in the middle of a Night of Navy base since it’s hard to see your writing in there. I used up all of the ribbon but still have the twine left. That makes 5 cards created from the extras but wait there’s more…..
I still have all of these feathers and labels left over. There are at least 5 more cards to be made there. That’s a lot of goodie in one box which makes it so worth the $20 price. Do you love Paper Pumpkin? Let me know in the comments below! Not a subscriber yet?? Try it out by clicking here. You can do one month and see if you like it and then continue on.
I’m ready for Halloween this year thanks to Paper Pumpkin!!! The September 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights is super cute and easy to wipe up in no time at all! Check out all of the goodies in the unboxing of the kit here!
Aren’t these little things adorable? I purchased a random bag of candy – M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix and they all fit in there perfectly. You will notice some I put down in there and then one of the M&Ms I just left standing tall (far right). So for that one, I didn’t fold the bag down but just added the tag over the top!
There are lots of options to mix and match for these treats. There are 3 styles of bags – spiders, cobwebs, and orange stripes. Then there are 3 options for the tags – orange with white border, white with orange border, and white with a purple border. I like the purple the best I think! 🙂 The 3 greetings are Eeeek, Boo, and Spooky. For the decorations, there is a bat, ghost, and pumpkin!
I’ve never been good at following directions so mine are a little different than the samples in the kit. I placed the sticker greeting around the middle and then stamped the greeting below. Then I realized that my decoration (pumpkin, bat, ghost) didn’t fit on the tag. No worries, I just added it below the tag onto the bag or not at all like the one above!
Another tip that I did differently than the instructions was how I adhered the labels to the bags. I actually added some Tear & Tape to the label and then pressed it over the bag. I found this worked really well at holding tight! I love them and since there were 24 in the box, I have plenty for my nieces and nephews and trick or treaters. That’s right…..24 treat bags in this box. How amazing is that?!?!
Happy Monday!!! It’s always great to start off the week with a fun special – Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!
Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited number of October Paper Pumpkin Kits for just $5.00 to new subscribers. Just enter the code: FLASH1018 This offer is only valid while supplies last or until October 10th which is the last day to get signed up for the October Kit.
Click here to get signed up with this special offer! Already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Pass this special off on to a friend and then you can create your kits together!!! Stamping is always more fun with a friend. Of course, you always get a special card for me each month as well! 🙂
Also, now is a great time to be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber because the November kit will be holiday-themed and I’ve been told it’s going to come in a specially designed box. I love the cool printed boxes because it just makes getting the mail even more special. Who doesn’t want to open their mailbox and see that fabulous box in there??? It is so much better than bills! I like to call it Happy Mail!!!
Happy Monday!!! Starting off the week simple with the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Blissful Blooms. I can honestly say I finished this kit in 30 minutes. It was super simple and I LOVE IT! It’s got flowers on it after all! Click here to get signed up for September!
This is just half of the kit. There are a total of 10 cards. Five of them have a large floral piece with a smaller greeting and the other five have a floral with an open center for a bigger greeting. Also, check out those gorgeous silver trim envelopes with the speckled inside. LOVE IT!!!
Here is the other set of five cards and these envelopes have pink speckles. The greetings in the stamp set are just amazing too! Check out the greeting I put on the inside in the photo below!
The kit was made for me with this greeting. I just feel like it says so much when you don’t know what else to say. I love it!
So for this card, I added adhesive to the back of the greeting, placed the vellum pieces down and then added the twine. I secured the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top. The twine starts on one end and goes to the other end in a loop, back to the other side to loop and then the end on the other side. I hope that makes sense. There is a loop and an end on each side. I will say that you need to be careful how far out your vellum and ribbon goes so it doesn’t hang off the card.
For this card, I created loops in the twine and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Simple and fabulous to create 10 cards so quickly! I love it!
Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!! We enjoyed family time, my high school reunion, and relaxing. That’s the perfect weekend for sure!!! Today, I’m sharing with you the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin – Picnic Paradise!!! This one is supper summer-y and adorable!!!
Look at all of that goodie. I am still blown away with how much product/projects come in the Paper Pumpkin Box each month. All of this with leftover supplies, stamps, and ink for just $19.95 plus tax, free shipping. That is a steal!!! I can’t figure out whether I want to put the cards in the baskets and give them as a gift or use the cards and add some food treats to the baskets as a gift. What would you rather get…food or cards? Let me know in the comments below!
The strawberries are my favorite I think. First thing, was to stamp the stitched border on all of the card bases. The stamp doesn’t actually go all the way across but don’t panic. Lining the stamped image up isn’t that hard since it is photopolymer and if it’s not straight, you can’t tell. I messed up a few or felt it looked super crooked and once the cards were complete, I can’t find the messed up ones. Next, add the vellum which I only put adhesive in the center so it didn’t show through on the edges.
For the fruit, I put it down first and then tied the twine around. I didn’t want the Baker’s Twine to be lumpy under my fruit. The greetings I popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals so I didn’t have to worry about those being lumpy over the twine. I did adhere the striped label to the greeting first.
Do these not scream teacher and back to school??? Claire isn’t going to school this August (lol) but I do think they would make great back to school notes/gifts for a teacher!
Here I wanted to show that I stamped the stripes all the way across the paper and then popped out the labels. That was much easier than popping them out and trying to hit that small individual label with the inked up image. Then for the basket assembly. These were super simple since the basket pieces were labeled. The instructions mentioned cutting off a little piece if you would like and I wasn’t sure what they were talking about. After making one, I realized it was the handle. That little piece of the handle that goes lower than the basket trim can be cut off flush with the trim if you would like. I cut all of mine. Also, I didn’t think I would use the short basket trim pieces but then I put one on and loved it. So I ended up using the short pieces for that nice clean trim look around the basket. I only stuffed 2 pieces of the check paper into the baskets and there is tons leftover. I love it!!!
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The June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit was super fun and easy even though it took me like 3 days to put it together between baby snuggles, feedings, and napping! 🙂 It seems everything takes longer to do now that Baby Claire is here! It was still great to enjoy some crafting time where I didn’t have to think of the idea or haul out a mess of products.
I always need Birthday Cards and I love these colors together as well! The cake with the strawberries on it is super cute!!!
The first set of 4 cards have these fun greetings with cakes as the decoration. The one thing that I found odd was that the black and white layer that the greeting is on is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then the Hooray sticker goes on top and it hangs off. This is kind of odd because then the sticky is floating out there or dropping down and sticking. I think I would have put it all flat and just popped up the cake if I hadn’t put the dimensionals on first. Also, this photo doesn’t show it but each of the dots around the greeting gets a pearl on it and wowza does that make it POP! I love it!!! There were extra cakes and candles so I added those to the envelopes and insides of the cards!
For this one, the banner with the stars was stamped. I tried to do this is a nice pattern but that was hard. For the most part I stamped down the banner and then did the next row. This was a bit all over but after assembling the cards, you can’t really see the pattern or any mistakes so it’s all good. I had leftover balloons so I added them to the envelopes! The little gold sequins all around make for a fun pop of bling that I like!
Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!
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Happy Monday!!! Today, I thought I would share the amazing May 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Manly Moments! This kit has me covered for Father’s Day! Thank you, Paper Pumpkin!!!! I was wondering what I could whip up quickly before Ziggy arrived and this came in the mail in May at the perfect time!
These cards are very basic and were easy to assemble. I love the fun fold with it. They aren’t just a regular card but instead the plaid part folds down and then top part folds up. That’s super fun and makes them different. I found that I really liked the starburst image below the greeting. It really makes it stand out and look cool. Do you prefer that or putting “To You” or another greeting like Dad, Son, Brother?? Let me know in the comments below!
Here is an up closer photo of this style. I placed the banner across the badge for stamping placement. I felt this was better than winging it and hoping I got it in the right spot. Some of the bursts are up higher than others but that’s okay! 🙂 Also, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the entire back of the badge and added the banner to the badge with just Snail Adhesive in the middle. The instructions said to put the banner on with dimensionals as well. I thought that might be too high and this way the swag of the banner falls on either side with that dimensional holding it up.
These are my absolute favorite. I love that mountain scene and those trees. I will say the bottom of the card is rather thick with all of the layers but it’s amazing! Super easy to assemble since those pieces were all stickers. I did the greetings the same as the cards above!
Isn’t that texture and dimension of the card just amazing? I love it!!!! Now I am all set for Father’s Day and don’t have to scramble! I love Paper Pumpkin for that. It always sets you up for future holidays/events!
If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, click here to sign up for the June Kit before the 10th! You can try it for a month and cancel or enjoy it for many months. It’s all up to you. Either way, I think $20 for stamps, ink, supplies, and a clear block is TOTALLY worth a try! Also, the June Kit will coordinate with the Broadway Bound Suite in the New Catalog so that’s even more fun!!! Who doesn’t love black and white with a pop of color?!?!?!