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  • 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…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    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…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    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…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    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…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Did you know about the Pumpkin Whispers … a paper club?

    I would love to have you join us over in the Pumpkin Whispers… a paper club. Are you curious about Paper Pumpkin and want to see what it is all about? Have you not heard about Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is an all-inclusive subscription box. Full of crafty exclusive items. Everything you need to make the box as instructed. However if you like to stray from the directions join us over on Facebook for just that! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    Last of the June 2020 Alternatives Ohh, man the alternatives have been amazing!! Wouldn’t you agree? I know I have enjoyed creating with June 2020 Paper Pumpkin. Mine started with this post. But sure did not end there… but I am sad to say that the last of the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin alternatives are in this post… You will be able to get your hand on the July kit soon. Did you know however that you could now sign up for the August kit?? I would love to have you join us on the Pumpkin Whispers …. a Paper Club group to help me create a few alternatives and…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Bonus Days, Earn in July… Use in August.

    Yeah, it is back again this year!! When you make product purchase of $50 you will get an email with a $5 coupon… And then in August you can use all your coupons. YEAH!! Just be sure not to delete them. You can also forward them to me if you know you will be ordering through me. This also exciting because in August the Mini Catalog will be live, yeah more goodies to get! I know this is just tooooo much. Printing a retraction… A couple of weeks ago I told you, in a post, that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss would be out for you to purchase in August.…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    June Paper Pumpkin Blog

    Paper Pumpkin Blog Alternative. You can check out all the alternatives here.. I love how the coordinating set turned out. Are you wondering?? humm, what is that card from?? I used the sticker for the box. Double stamped the sunshine, first in Poppy Parade and then again in Black. The gift bag, is actually a “bagalope”. I used one of those beautiful envelopes for treats! More double stamping on the sun. Added the black twine from and old paper pumpkin to keep the lid on. Lemon candies are inside!! Check back for more alternatives after Thursday’s Pumpkin Whispers.. a Paper Club live! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin,  YouTube video

    June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Box

    Did you want to bring some sunshine to a friend?? We really only get one box. So why not have a way to make a few more boxes! I know a few friends that I will be sharing some sunshine with not that I have a few more boxes to fill! I am even more excited to be able to share a video on how to make them too!! This video will walk you through all the measurements and cuts. The actual scores are in the comments of the video. My two versions of the box and the last is the size comparison to the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes (153069)…

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    May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

    Get your kit here!! I know you want to join in the fun next month!! When you get your kit we can make projects together!! It really is a lot of fun. For the above alternatives we used two of the card bases cut them up to make even more cards!! Confused?? I am sorry, check out the live here. How did we do it?? We took on card base and cut the Just Jade pattern off. Took the second card base and cut the rainbows off. The measurements would end up at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Then take both of those and cut in half at 2 3/4…

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    May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    You are amazing!! Ohhh, I forgot to take a picture of the ones as the directions state… ohhh well. I will post those maybe tomorrow!! How about we play with the left overs to make clouds. Ohh yes, we can use them over and over!! During the live on Thursday we could not decide which cardbase color to use.. sooo I did up all four colors. I have to tell you … I love them all! Join me with your kit in two weeks for more alternatives! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Paper Pumpkin

    First Alternatives for Aprils Paper Pumpkin

    I think we knocked it outta the park on the first of the alternatives, thank you ladies for joining me on Thursday. I sure hope you had as much fun as I did!! This upcoming week will be fun because I will be able to share from the Paper Pumpkin Blog and more, much MORE!! Silly me, when I set up these, I had them backwards.. Above, left, is how the directions state. Right, is our alternatives from the Pumpkin Whispers..a Paper Club Live. Not a ton of changes but I am loving the changes we made. How about you?? Speaking of changes…. Have you noticed that they added color…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Grapefruit Grove…. with an alternative.

    Did you know… How nicely Grapefruit Grove paired with Terracotta Tile?? Here is your sample… What do you think?? The Grapefruit Grove is the layer cardstock AND the inside of the boots. YES, I am still having fun with the boots!! Still, sending to EVERYONE that I know I think??? hummm, because who could not use a bright and happy card like this? I sure could!! Let’s start spreading some more sunshine!! On the left, is the Shimmery Crystal Effects, yes you can still get it!! One the right is the Wink of Stella, a favorite for MANY!! Give a comment if you are on team wink?? If not, WHY??…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    March 2020 Paper Pumpkin

    In case you are not on social media…. And in case you have not seen ANYTHING from this last months Paper Pumpkin. The above picture is “as the directions” state-ish… haha. In this time of staying home and social distancing, I want to remind you that Paper Pumpkin is here for you!! What do I mean?? This amazing subscription box, is a “rain or shine” kinda thing. It comes to your mailbox each and EVERY month, if you choose. For a cost of around $25. All the supplies including embellishments, ribbon/twine, most adhesives AND envelopes to match. Do you see them in the background (above)?? But for me… and here…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Time got away from me today..

    Surprise?? The mailman dropped off these FABULOUS boxes to me today!! YEAH, Paper Pumpkins!! Three of them are gifts… but the other two are for ME!! Well kinda. I am very much looking forward to getting some alternatives ready for this months kit! Will the team meeting canceled due to this “THING“. I look forward to going live next week Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 central time. Remember you need to join the ‘Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club’ to be able to watch the live! Sorry to say… That these little cuties still have not been touched. I am sad too! I have been finishing up the stuff needed for…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    The cleaning fairy???

    She would have her hands full… if she would show up!! I have asked, begged and even cried for her!! Tonight, I got all caught up working…. Paper Pumpkin Alternatives And ohhhh do I have some good ones!! NOOOO, you will have to check over on Facebook! (Link top of page) Want to get in on the fun… join us with your own next month… here is the link to get yours! This is our preview! Stinkin Cute!! March is Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday. This is a bonus for is because we get the present!! An extra stamp set!! WooHoo! I will keep you posted if the cleaning fairy shows her…

  • Holiday cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    From my Heart and Paper Pumpkin – Day 8

    Here is a where Paper Pumpkin meets some beautiful DSP! The stamps are done the Paper Pumpkin. Using the Stamparatus to be sure that the hearts all line up! Then add the Happy Valentine’s Day to the last one. The tag used the scalloped tag topper and triple punch. The DSP is different sizes 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch. Try the different pattern together to get the look that you like. Top it with twine, like this or use some ribbon. No Bling is necessary because the DSP has a foil look on one side. AND you can use this tag for a gift, flowers or even a pretty box!…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Jan 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    Sooo much fun happening with this Paper Pumpkin box!! Extra treats… cards too! A challenge for a PRIZE on my Facebook page! But back to this post! YOU know I will not say that I am a scrapbooker, BUT this idea came to me in the middle of the night. SERIOUSLY! The tic tac toe pattern stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink. Using the large stamp and my favorite heart! Using the Bee Mine from the box and the die cut circle but flipping it over! Stamping with Highland Heather and Crumb Cake inks. I love the bee and the die cut is sooo CUTE, but again wrong color. Hummmm,…

  • Kits,  Love it, Chop it,  Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    Journal – Old Paper Pumpkin – part 1

    I wanted to work on the new Journal (pg 73) that is part of the Pressed Petal Suite (152193) wouldn’t you know… so busy making sure I did not forget anything on my orders for customers, that I forgot to order the Journal (149588). So making the best of it… I decided that maybe this OLD Paper Pumpkin could work. I have been wanting to put something together with parts of this kit anyway… Knowing that the plan was to use the Pressed Petal DSP (149500), a few colors needed to be changed. Using Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. The patterns did not go either, but…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  Masculine Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin-Fathers Day

    It is getting close to Fathers’s Day, do you need the perfect card?? How about using parts of your Paper Pumpkin? Today, only the stamps are from the May kit. At first, I was thinking a floating card, but due to unhappy stamping this was changed into just a quick card. Tomorrow is a new day for the floating card. Let’s turn lemons into lemonade. Still taking que from the box, pulled out a Pretty Peacock card base and ink. Add a little more sentiment from the Well Said (148796) stamp set. Pick a bird to highlight, using a mostly dry aqua painter. You need a light hand so you…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    Dear Friend

    Today is all about a Paper Pumpkin alternative. As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since the beginning, I can honestly say that if you have been outta the loop for a while, you NEED to get back in!! Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin’ Up! helped to design this kit. The top card, in Pool Party, is from the kit, mostly as the directions state. I added a stamped imagine on the sentiment and tweaked the twine. I would love to get this card, how about you? Now, for the alternative card…. I hear you cringing, however, a fussy cut was necessary. Can you hear the feathers asking to be cut out??…

  • old site,  Paper Pumpkin

    Did you miss this??

    We worked on Paper Pumpkin this Coffee and Cards… The three are as the directions state and the one all the way to the right is our alternative… Thinking about trying Paper Pumpkin?? Check out the video to see all the goodies that you get included in this #subscriptionbox . These fun, spring positive sentiments are what we all could use on a dreary day in February. But let us talk about this alternative… Would you like to extend the pretty papers and use more of those patterns?? Here is just one alternative paper pumpkin idea. Watch the video for all the cuts, but the colors used are.. Highland Heather,…

  • Add a page title,  Coffee and Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Valentine treats for coffee and cards

    Yesterday, it SNOWed all day. Coffee and Cards was a great relaxing #paperpumpkin day. These little cuties were all included in the box. Well, except the card base (narrow note cards & envelopes pg 193 145583 $8) that the back kangaroo is on. Here is how the directions suggested to make the pillow boxes. The kangaroo is part of the Animal Outing (pg 27 146600 w-$29 c-$21) stamp set. Which is part of a suite of products; including die cuts, paper, ribbon even wood elements. All found on page 27 of the annual catalog. The chameleon and enamel hearts are exclusive to this paper pumpkin kit. These three photos are…