• Paper Pumpkin

    Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful April 2022.

    Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful Here is the Second Alternative for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin kit. This one is a great fun fold. This gate fold with the belly band is just what I needed to add the stick. Yes, I said stick. The cocoon that I added, after fussy cutting, is hanging from a small stick. Yes, from the yard. Check it out… Using Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight for my cardstock colors. I NEEDED to brighten up this kinda dark kit. Well, maybe it was just me. Anyway, using a touch of hot glue for the stick. No worries you will not see if after you…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Paper Pumpkin

    Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin

    Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful I know, I gave you a look at the Peek for the May kit first… just a reminder because this one is all about those five new in colors! However, for today’s Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful or the April Paper Pumpkin box! This one was a fun one for sure. You know how I love my 3D projects! How cute is this one?? I have a few tricks to share here…. First, note that I used a half of a cardbase to make this. I will be sharing next week how I did it for my alternative video… so be sure to…

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    Paper Pumpkin without the critters, Artfully Composed.

    Paper Pumpkin without the critters How about a few alternative Paper Pumpkin without the critters. I have heard that not everyone is a fan of the antelope, elephant and/or ape in this kit. How I am not sure, but send them to me!! I do really think there are so many possibilities with or without them. Today’s post is obviously with out. Now just to clarify, I am not talking about the peek that is at the top of this page…. I am talking about the Safari Celebration kit. The first idea that I have is adding in a Soft Suede label (from Tasteful Labels). All of the rest in…

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    Last January Paper Pumpkin alternative to post.

    Last January Paper Pumpkin Here is the Last January Paper Pumpkin alternative that I have to share. Wondering Still what Paper Pumpkin is all about?? Besides is being the most amazing subscription box EVER!! Yeah, I know I am slightly bias. However, What can you get for under $30 to your door that includes everything you need?? Not much if anything, right?? Here is what you get in EACH box ink, stamps, adhesive, die cuts and envelopes. Sometimes there is ribbon other times there are embellishments. Your first subscription box also includes a block that EVERY stamp you in in ANY of your future boxes will fit!! I love making…

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    Day Two Treat ideas, using January Paper Pumpkin

    Day Two Treat ideas I am so excited about Day Two Treat ideas. Today we are going to be using the January Paper Pumpkin kit. If you ahve not joined us for this crafty box of goodies. This just might be what you need to see!! Ohh and this is a two for… Here is the easy one… this one uses the Kisses & Hugs mini treat boxes. Not just one though. I attached the two together. For more chocolate goodness of course!! Used a mini clothes pin for the top. The heart and gold cord are included in the treat kit. I could so see this one a table…

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    February Paper Pumpkin peek and more…

    February Paper Pumpkin peek This is the February Paper Pumpkin peek. In case you have not yet seen it. Here is inside information there are nine cards. Three different designs and of course all the goodies! Ink, stamps and oodles more I am sure. I would love for you to join me with all the Paper Pumpkin fun! This crafty subscription box is just what the doctor ordered to get you out of the winter hoohumm’s. This box is also a great way to start a new hobby! Do you know someone that needs a hobby? Or maybe to start up one again? Yes, I can help you with this…

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    First from the Lots of Pun, Paper Pumpkin kit.

    First from the Lots of Pun This alternative is the First from the Lots of Pun. This Paper Pumpkin kit is going to make EVERYONE smile. It is all about silly puns. Best thing since sliced bread I would say. For this idea I used only what was inside the box. However, I cut is all in half. The cardbase, the layer piece and even the centers. Yup, all in half. Ohh, did I mention even that little Pool Party piece?? It was also cut in half. Here is my idea… I was thinking that this could be for a thank you gift. Birthday bag tag is also another possibility.…

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    November PP Alternative ideas, All cards.

    November PP Alternative ideas Here we are with the November PP Alternative ideas. So many ideas to share. Keep in mind that I am not afraid to pull out my scissors and cut up the parts. Very much like this idea. I took the treat present stack and cut them all apart. You will see that I also used the masking technique to stack the inside gifts. The bottom gift is the actual full stamp. Note the background stamp?? Well I flipped the stamp over to create that background. Not familiar with the masking technique. Comment below so that I can share!! How about an alternative color?? This one we…

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    January Paper Pumpkin Peek, including an add on!

    January Paper Pumpkin Peek I am excited to share the January Paper Pumpkin Peek. The name is even Kisses & Hugs. I can only imagine what in going to be inside. I am going to bet Blushing Bride, gold foil and Vanilla for the colors. But this is only the half of it. See those super cute “XOXO” boxes. They are an add on that will be available after January 25. Have you decided to subscribe yet?? Need some more information? Well, how about that I go live the first Saturday of each month on my Whispers In Ink page over on Facebook. This video gets added to YouTube, thanks…

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    A Second September Paper Pumpkin Alternative.

    A Second September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Here is a second September Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This one is a little more silly, fun and cute even! OMG, a punch art Turkey. Here is what you will need… Layering Circle dies. Penguin Builder punch Eyes, google or pearls even. Using the three trimmed tabs from the treats in a color of your choosing. Two tabs from an alternative color. Pick how large you wish your turkey is going to be. I picked the second, third and fifth smallest scalloped circles. Two in Early Espresso and the middle to match the back three tabs. I choose that color for the cardbase as well.…

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    September Paper Pumpkin Alternative first idea.

    September Paper Pumpkin Alternative Ohhh I am loving this September Paper Pumpkin Alternative AND the whole kit. Those pumpkin and gourd treat holders. So much fall fun to be had! I can not take total credit for this one. There was an alternative idea on the back of the directions. We started there, added some leaves, cut up the wrapped wire, Tah-DA Some of the leaves are from the Kit itself. The three Crumb Cake ones are fussy cut and added to the front to match the inside. Adding in a cardbase in Crumb Cake and a Pumpkin Pie layer. The four panels are pieces of the treat packaging cut…

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    Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Alternatives.

    Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Here is our first look at the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. Today there is three and I am excited there are three more tomorrow. This one uses the flagged end strips, but I wanted to extend their life. So I cut them in half. That way I could get more color AND add to another card later. I will admit that this group of sentiments are my favorite. I wanted to use them EVERY TIME!! Where there is hope, there is faith, where there is faith, miracles happen. It rings true for several things. Cancer survivors, parents of special needs, and especially those that have…

  • Home Decor,  Paper Pumpkin

    More with Paper Pumpkin, wall decoration.

    More with Paper Pumpkin Ready for a little More with Paper Pumpkin?? This one is my favorite alternative for the July kit. To think all you need is the kit, some sticks and coordinating ribbon. What do you think?? Okay, I did add a few more things. but check out how cute each envelope turned out… Starting at the top, with Camp. The fireflies on this are using the Be Dazzling Sale-a-Bration FREE item and the Brilliant Wings dies. The camper was cut off the card front very carefully. Yes, I sure did add a panel to the front to lift off the words and add dimension. Next up is…

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    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here!

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day You know that Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here. I have a group on Facebook dedicated to is too, check it out!! Every other Thursday we get together and come up with a few ideas from the most current box. Today we worked on the new Hope Box, however I have yet to share these ideas here. This Bag-a-lope was an idea I found several years ago and love using it for treats, twine and other little goodies. Depending on the size envelope, will depend on how big or small the “bag-a-lope” will be. In this case here it is a regular A2 size.…

  • In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin You are Amazing with Paper Pumpkin from June. I somehow missed these alternatives. However, knew that you would not mind if I shared them anyway. Here is what I was thinking. Using vellum I would pick an embossing folder and do a different background. So really this could be ANY background. Yes, I sure did go with all those beautiful 2021-2023 In-Colors. Here is my first question… Do you like with the Basic White layer or without?? I am going to be honest here, I like them both. The Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent only have the cardbase, vellum, sentiment and leaf piece. Which by…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    Last June Alternatives and peek at the August kit.

    Last June Alternatives and peek Here we are with the Last June Alternatives and peek at what we can look forward to for August. Starting with this fun fold. I am excited to say that I only added the 4 1/4 x 11 cardbase to this card. All the parts and pieces are from the kit. Ohh and the Craft White and Soft Succulent ink. Remember the Coffee Cup alternative?? The left over section is what I used on the front. I knew that it needed a pop of color so I used only two of the three sections that came in the kit. Using the stamps that came with…

  • Coloring,  Paper Pumpkin

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative, with blends.

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative I am in love with the June Paper Pumpkin Alternative here. I will say that it was super easy. However you will need to use the Stampin’ Blends. I am happy to share that all the 2021-2023 In-Color Stampin’ Blends are back in stock and ready for you to order yours!! This alternative was created in my most recent Paper Pumpkin lives. These lives take place over in the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club group on Facebook. Join the fun, check it out!! However, this kit is not available. You can however get the next kit signup ends TODAY!! Yes, July 10 before midnight. You can…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Paper Pumpkin

    Cup Full of Expressions, June Paper Pumpkin

    Cup Full of Expressions For today’s Cup Full of Expressions you will need the June Paper Pumpkin. This Expressions In Color kit is soo pretty, soo colorful and sooo HAPPY!! My first idea with this kit was a fun gift for a special friend of mine. I only used one cardbase, one of the vellum flowers and one of the “Merci” that is vellum. Yes, really that is all!! Shocked?? I would really hope not. Getting all the mileage from that kit is going to be a must. Truly, I am in love. I can not wait for my Stampin’ Blends to get here to see if I can also…

  • In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    More Here’s to You, March Paper Pumpkin

    More Here’s to You How about more Here’s to You ideas from the March Paper Pumpkin. This idea uses the envelope liners. Wondering what I am talking about?? Remember in past kits I have cut up the envelopes. This time the envelopes are plain and there is an extra piece that you can add to pretty up the envelopes. And those liners are just tooo cute. The flower pattern that is the background here. Additionally, the book looking circle is also a liner. The only item that was really added was some Seaside Spray cardstock. I thought this was a fun way to use most of the pieces but slightly…

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    Stencils Here’s to You and so much more…

    Stencils Here’s to You Today I wanted to share the Stencils Here’s to You included. Using two of the FREE stencils are stamps from the kit. Have you missed out on the Paper Pumpkin fun?? Why?? I hope that I have given you enough reasons to at least try it. However, apparently not. Please tell me what you need to see, I bet I have a few ideas yet. Join me next week in the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club to check out this kit. For this idea I wanted to just use the stencils that we received for FREE in March, Thank you Paper Pumpkin. I have to say…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Paper Pumpkin

    First look February Paper Pumpkin, soo pretty

    First look February Paper Pumpkin Today is our first look at February Paper Pumpkin. The above are all three cards as the directed. There are three different designs and three of each design. Ohh but you know that I can not follow the directions for ALL of them. NOPE, not going to happen. Let’s talk about a few of the elements on this kit. Some dang pretty ones I would say. The vellum with gold leaves and the Gold foil too?? Just soooo pretty. I have shared a few alternatives in my facebook group already. I would love to have you join us over there… Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper club.…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative Sending Hearts

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative For our First of January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative ideas. Paper Pumpkin shared this submission with everyone on their page last week.. What an honor and I wanted to be sure to share with you here too. I did add a few things to this. The little envelope is from the Snail Mail dies and ALL those hearts are from the Stitched Be Mine dies. I wanted to be sure to share that you can fold this up!! Yes it fits in a regular envelope. However, I did not get to play with the add-on until the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club live. I posed this question…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Sampler

    December 2020 Beary Comforting Alternative

    December 2020 Beary Comforting Yeah, its Paper Pumpkin December 2020 Beary Comforting Alternative day!! This super cute and easy to use kit was just PLAIN fun!! The critters were so cute holding cupcakes, gifts or even heart depending on how you intended to use it. The sentiments included in the kit Hooray!, Get well soon, You are on my mind, which lends to lots of things. This Beary Comforting set also gave me an idea. What a fun sampler or even scrapbook page. I went with 12 x 12 sampler. Perfect for decorating a child’s room?? In my live I share how to create that balloon using the You are…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    November 2020 Gift Book an Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    November 2020 Gift Book. I would like to share a November 2020 Gift Book that we created over on the Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club. First, you will see all these pieces that you get in the November 2020 Jolly Gingerbread kit. I have used the little gingerbread houses for gift card holders, gift tags, and great little treat holders. All of these ideas with just the bits and pieces included. Now let’s talk about adding a few things. This idea we created today. I have been wanting to create a book like this, but kept chickening out. Yeah, really!! Well, here is where we begin. Colors, of course. Each…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    December Sneak, October Alternatives.

    December Sneak, October Alternatives. Here is the December Sneak, October Alternatives and a few ideas. What do you see?? I see cupcakes and a super cute bear. Also, I know the following… Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes. Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm) Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White Are you wondering what sentiments will be included?? I sure am. My guess is at least a Happy Birthday. How about you? Share in the comments. October Alternatives. First the photo on…

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    Joy to the World reminder and September Alternatives.

    Joy to the World See, I knew I would remember. Joy to the World reminder… Your last day to sign up for the “October” kit is TODAY, Saturday Oct 10. You have until 11:59 central. So there is still time!! What is this?? Well, this kit will be an easy way to make your Holiday/Christmas cards. This all inclusive kit includes… Ink Exclusive stamp set Die Cut images Cardbases Envelopes And all you need to make the project as directed!! How about a few ideas from last month’s kit?? In my Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club we go live a couple times once every one has received their kit. We…

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    September 2020 Paper Pumpkin first alternative.

    September 2020 Paper Pumpkin You got the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin, right?? Bust open that box!! You can super easily flip to cards but the treats are SOOO cute!! Let’s talk a minute on the design. Are you a stripe lover?? Or are you a plaid lover?? You know where I sit, haha. You also know how I LOVE options!! Remember, options… make either side or both!! But the card uses the middle section of the “cracker” treat section. And yes, if you loook super close you can see the score marks, but ARE YOU REALLY going to look that close?? I promise that the recipient is not! How about…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Uncategorized

    Get Your September Paper Pumpkin with extras!!

    September Paper Pumpkin You will NOT want to miss out on the September Paper Pumpkin! I can tell you it is PACKED full of goodies. Treat packaging that is. The fun part is that you can use these for either Halloween or just fall themed treats. You will be able to make 20 treats packages. Remember I said that either Halloween or Fall. Here is the fun part. If you pick to do Fall then you have all the Halloween parts to use and vice versa. I can not wait to see what the pieces are going to be!! Not sure how to use all those extras?? Head on over…

  • Girls Night,  Paper Pumpkin

    Girl’s Night needed Paper Pumpkin treats

    Girl’s Night needed Paper Pumpkin. You know I love making little treats for in person events. Soo, Girl’s Night treats this time!! They were perfect. The windows were open, we had snacks and laughed! A fun summer night with friends! I am not sure it could get much better?? Well, maybe a few more friends and maybe crafting outside… Ohhh we should have done that. Joe had the fire going and the “vodka lights” lite. DARN it! We should have!! There is always September 4th, fingers crossed the weather cooperates!! I will try and remember, but you guys need to remind me too!! I was thinking when I made these…

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    Have you been wondering about Paper Pumpkin?

    Wondering About Paper Pumpkin, Still?? Are you still wondering about all the Paper Pumpkin talk?? I would like to share a few things… that you might be wondering about! There are two ways to get Paper Pumpkin. One – a monthly subscription, you get billed on about the 11th of the month. Second – a prepaid subscription, which are one, three, six and twelve months. This can be gifted as well! The crafty fun box comes to you usually around the 20th of the month. The supplies in the box are about everything you need to make as the instructions state. Your first box will include a stamp block as…