Showing posts with label August Paper Pumpkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label August Paper Pumpkin. Show all posts

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Gift of Fall


Hello and welcome to my blog for my second blog post for today.  This month's kit was a super cute kit that featured Fall themed gift bags and tags.  We also had the option of purchasing a matching add on kit also.  This months Paper Pumpkin Kit was titled Gift of Fall.  I shared earlier this kit and the projects from that kit earlier today you can click here to see that post.  For my alternative projects this month I came up with three super cute projects.  Here's a look at my projects.
I came up with three cards and a super cute little box using additional products along with products from this month's kit.  The first card I came up with was the Pretty Peacock card here.
I started out with a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  I stamped the leaf image from this month's stamp set all around the card base in Pretty Peacock ink.

Next I added one of the white tags in the center of the card.  I then added the crushed curry circle from this month's kit to the center of the banner with a few stampin' dimensionals.  I then added two of the vellum leaves one of the pretty peacock striped leaf and one of the craft leaf.  I added all the leaves with mini glue dots tucked under the crushed curry circle with the multicolored branches on it.

I then stamped my sentiment on one of the banners in Merry Merlot and added that to the center of the circle using stampin' dimensionals.  I then added a few of the gold self adhesive sequins to the card front.  I added some of the crushed curry seam binding ribbon that I made into a bow and attached with a mini glue dot.

To finish off my card I added a piece of whisper white cardstock that I stamped the branch on the left hand side in pretty peacock ink.  This finished off my first card.
Next I created the little box using some Rich Razzleberry cardstock and the Perfect Parcel dies.  It took one piece of cardstock to create this box.  Once I had everything cut out I used the Golden Glitz Delicata ink and stamped the branch around the side of the box.

Once I had the pieces cut out stamped and the ink dried I added some tear and tape and put the box together.  Once it was together I created my tag for the box.  I used one of the crushed curry circles for the main part of the tag along with one of the labels.  I stamped my sentiment on the tag and added it to the circle using stampin' dimensionals.  I then added some of the Crushed Curry Seam binding to around the box and tied it in a pretty bow.  I added the tag to the top of the box with dimensionals attached to the ribbon that way I could slide the tag and ribbon off without having to untie it.

I finished this project off by adding a few of the gold self adhesive sequins to the tag and around the circle.

For the third project today I created another card that matched my little box.  I used a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4).
I stamped the branch in the Golden Glitz Delicata Ink going up the left hand side of the card base and then I added the multicolored banner to the card base one of the Merry Merlot circles and a little of the twine.  Next I stamped the sentiment in the same Delicata ink on one of the die cuts and added this to the circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then added one of the vellum leafs.  These leafs are so pretty they have a watercolor look to them but I didn't have to do any of the work to create them.  I then added some of the Blackberry bliss leaves and the crumb cake leaves.  
I finished off the card by adding a piece of whisper white to the inside and a few of the sequins to the card front.  
I hope that you have enjoyed my little projects for this month's Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  If you are viewing this post on my Wordpress site you will need to click here to view the Blog Roll.  Thanks for dropping by.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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August 2019 Paper Pumpkin The Gift of Fall


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the projects from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit The Gift of Fall.  This was a super fun kit that made gift bags and tags for the Fall season.  There was an additional add-on kit offered for those that wanted to make cards but I kept forgetting to order the add-on kit.  Yes, that's the story of my life, I would mean to everytime I placed an order and then I would get side tracked by all the other pretty things and forget to do so.  I think if you are still a subscriber there are some left, I am okay with not ordering it because I created my own alternative projects that you will see in another post later today. This post is all about the kit itself and the projects that it made.  Here's a look at the projects from the August Kit.
I actually enjoyed making the tags and the gift bags from this month's kit way more than I thought I would.  I am not big on making projects like this and would prefer to make cards instead, but again I had a fun time crafting away the other night and made all the bags and tags from the this month's kit.  I used the tissue paper that comes in the box each month for the bags.  I have them all folded up ready to use when I need a little gift bag this Fall.

Bag & Tag #1: 

This was the first bag and tag set that I made using the kit.  I tired very hard to follow the instructions as written, but I am pretty sure I ended up skipping the directions and just following the picture on the front of the instructions instead.

I laid out everything and got it ready in two different stacks for each set of projects.  I find this to be the most useful tip when I do any of the Stampin' Up! kits.  If I leave everything in the box and try to do one project at a time I get overwhelmed.  It's much more comforting to me to just go ahead and lay everything out into groups before I get started.  But, you have to find the system that works for you.

This little bag and tag used the multicolored tag, the Merry Merlot stitched circle (yes, its' stitched) I never would have noticed that unless I had seen it in real life.  You can't really tell in any of the photos I've seen.   The Blackberry Bliss leaves, the crumb cake leaf, some of the twine and the ribbon plus my punched sentiment piece once i had all that laid out I was ready to go.  I stamped the sentiment part of the tag first and then started layering everything else up together.  These went really quick which are what must Paper Pumpkin projects are designed to do; to give you about a thirty minute crafting break each month.  Plus, they are great for people that don't have or want a lot of supplies.

Bag & Tag #2: 

The second design was just as much fun as the first.  This tag used the white banner, the Crushed Curry Circle with the gorgeous wreath pattern on it, the Pretty Peacock leaf the vellum pieces, and some of the twine and ribbon.  I was suppose to use a few of the crumb cake leaves but I ended up forgetting to use them so it was totally okay.  Remember I wasn't reading the instructions and didn't pay close enough attention to the picture.  But, it worked out fine and it's just as cute as the intended tag.  So no harm no foul right.  

I love the vellum pieces on this tag, they are so pretty, and they make such an impact on your project.  I also like instead of a bow on this bag it was designed with just a nice little knot tied to the bag handle with long ribbon streamers.  I love this look and would not have thought of it without the picture from the August Kit I wouldn't have do it.  It's just such a super simple technique and adds such an interesting look;  I think it's so simple that you just wouldn't think about doing the ribbon that way.  Mind Blown!  

So What Came In This Month's Kit: 

So what all came in this month's kit you may be asking, well I am going to share all that with you also.  Here's a look at all the supplies that came in this month's $22 monthly subscription kit.  
The kit came with all the little gift bags and the tag bases, the die cut pieces needed to make the tags, the beautiful Fall themed printed vellum die cuts, all the labels, die cut circles, the leaf punch outs two packs of different sized adhesive backed gold sequins, adhesive, a Merry Merlot Stampin' Spot, and the exclusive Photopolymer stamp set that you can continue to use.  Yes all that came in this super inexpensive kit.  I know right what a great deal.  
Here's a little look at the stamp set from this month's kit.  You can see you have a great selection of sentiments for the Fall gift giving season as well as that cute little leaf/berry stamp.  I had so much fun playing with this sent on my alternative projects for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop that goes live at 8 am today, so you're going to want to check back and see all the great alternative projects that have been created.

So What's Coming Next Month: 

Well, all we know is that the September Kit is a Halloween themed kit and will make 20 frightfully festive food safe treat boxes.  As far as what they look like or what the kit it self looks like we don't have a clue.  We also know that it's in a super fun designed Halloween themed box.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and you have kids or grand kids in school and you want to make treats for their Halloween party at school I would totally suggest signing up.  If you need 32 treats you may want to sign up for two.  After you get this kit and make the projects there's no commitment to keep your subscription.  But, why not get everything you need for those frightful treats for one low cost.  
In the same respect I would suggest that if you don't like making treat boxes and you're a subscriber you may want to skip the September kit, so far there has been mention of another add-on kit to change the projects to cards as we had with this month's kit.  Remember you control your subscription, you can cancel and skip any month you choice.  

If you do want to subscribe and get the September kit you will want to do so by September 10th.  You can click here and go to the subscription page.  Each kit costs $22 plus tax and comes straight to your mail box with all the crafty fun ready to go.  If you're a new subscriber you will get a clear block in your first kit to get you started stamping.  You really can not beat the price, for super fun projects ready to assemble right in your mail box. You do have to live in the United States to subscribe so there is that.  

Click here to Subscribe for the September Kit!  

If you don't want to do the monthly subscription there are also prepaid subscriptions that you can give as gifts to your crafty friends as well. You will find those links below in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List.  Thanks for dropping by remember to check back at 8 am CST for my alternative project post with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop where you will find a ton of alternative ideas.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

July Paper Pumpkin Cards, and a little about the August Kit and Add on Special

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the three cards from the July Paper Pumpkin kit and a little information about the August Kit as well.  The July kit coordinated with three of the suites from the Annual Catalog; the Come Sail Away Suite, Woven Thread Suite, and the Garden Lane Suite.  And the cards that we made just from the July kit were super cute and fun to do.  Paper Pumpkin is a great subscription kit from Stampin' Up! for those that don't know.  I will tell you a little more about it in just a few minutes.  But, first lets look at the projects from the July Kit.

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You can see by the image above that these are super cute cards.  And, I am sure you can image how much fun they were to put together.  Let's look a little closer at each of them shall we.

This was the first card that I did from the July Kit.  It featured the Come Sail Away Suite, and I am just going to say Stampin' Up! did an amazing job at coordinating the products as they always do.  But I loved the extra large sail boat that was prestamped and die cut for subscribers.  I did add mine a little higher to the card then was shown in the instructions.  I felt you needed to see it a little more than you could in the design.
Next was the card that matched the Woven Thread Suite.  I loved the design and the bold fun vintage pattern on the card and the designer series paper.  It was super simple to put together and fast.  I think this was the card that I added the linen thread on the wrong way, but had I not told you; you may have not even have noticed that.
The last card I did was the Garden Lane Card.  And I love that I didn't have to emboss the card base or do any of the die cutting another great thing about Paper Pumpkin everything is already done for you and ready to assemble.  Which makes it great for quick on the go crafting.

August Kit: 

The August kit is a Fall themed kit and we do already know it's all about treat packaging.  Which will be super fun in itself.  One of the great things I love about Paper Pumpkin is they are always thinking and creating cute kits that are made to do quick easy crafting.  Plus I can take it anywhere; and they make the perfect gift.  To get the August Kit you have to be signed up by August 10th, and you can subscribe right here.  It's only $22 a month plus tax.  What a great value!  
There is also a add on kit being offered to subscribers this month (while supplies last) to change the treat packaging into cards if you would like card making over treats.  You get everything to change your kits sent in the add on.  Besides your adhesive and snips of course.  You can add this on to your subscription by clicking here.  

Paper Pumpkin is Great for....

Paper Pumpkin kits are great for anyone looking for a quick easy crafting experience as well as; well anyone really.  If you are a stay at home mom with small kids; and you want to do a little Mommy and Me time Paper Pumpkin is great for that.  You can sit down with your little one and create these kits together for a super fun creative time.  Also these make great craft projects for home school students too.  So if you are looking for arts and crafts to do with your stay at home students Paper Pumpkin is the way to go.  If you are a person on the go and don't have a lot of time or space to craft Paper Pumpkin is the answer.  Are you leaving for college soon or know someone that is and they like to have cards on hand to give Paper Pumpkin is great for them as well.  Paper Pumpkin is great for anyone you can think of; empty nesters, college students, high school students, home schoolers, teachers, crafters, non crafters, the I don't know how to craft person.  I think you get the point.  Paper Pumpkin is a great gift for anyone and fits in anyone's life.  

If you said yes to any of the above then Paper Pumpkin is for you and you can sign up to get it by clicking here.  Plus when you sign up as one of my subscribers I will send you a hand made thank you card each month your a subscriber and you qualify for free catalogs each time one comes out.  Not to mention you will get a free gift from me each month just like anyone else that shops with me.  
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you enjoyed this little look at the July Kit and your excited to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription and get the August Kit.   
Happy Stampin'
Rick 

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