Let’s Talk Paper Pumpkin!

Hello and welcome to part 1 of my Paper Pumpkin talk! Today and tomorrow I will be showing you what Paper Pumpkin is about, some alternatives, and storing your left overs! Since April 2018 Paper Pumpkin, You Are My Anchor, came in the mail this last week, I figured this is the best one to start with!

When Paper Pumpkin first came out in 2013, I really did not know what it was about or even had a demonstrator to explain it to me (I was just a customer going thru a demo that I had met thru my demo before she was no longer active), so I figured I would just skip it. When I became a demo a couple of years ago, Paper Pumpkin was part of my kit (as it is with every new demo kit), which was April 2015 Love You A Lot. I thought it was a cut little kit that made gift card holders, so I spent the next couple of months watching a learning what Paper Pumpkin is! Finding out that each month you receive either a card or 3D kit, that literally comes with everything you need was very intriguing! So, I decided to try it every month for 12 months to really see what it was all about because for the most part you will not know what is arriving in your mail box. Based on my experience alone, I really did enjoy receiving a surprise box every month and yes, there were some months that I was not to thrilled. However, whether it’s Facebook or Pinterest, you will always find alternatives that you can CASE or even be inspired to create something totally different. You always have more than enough supplies to make the project and then some! What is really neat is the stamp set you receive, which is an exclusive to Paper Pumpkin and is not available through any SU! Catalogs, and a Stampin’ Spot (or two!)! Sometimes they do a little added bonus, like April 2017 had Watercolor Pencils and March 2018 had wood embellishments. So, if this is something you are thinking about trying,if you sign up between now and May 10, 2018 you will get your first two months 50% off! Head on over to https://www.paperpumpkin.comfor more details!

Now, for this month’s Paper Pumpkin, I will make one set of cards with the box and then I will share my alternative!

Here’s what the kit makes, aren’t they super cute?? The cards measure 3” x 3” and fit in the box! Makes a great gift to give someone!

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Here is my first alternative, I used Pool Party cardstock for the card base, Island Indigo cardstock for the base layer, Whisper White cardstock, and then cut one of the 3” x 3” in half and used that as the top layer. Such a super cute way to tell someone thanks!

 

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My second alternative is a Dapper Denim cardstock card base, Whisper White cardstock base layer, cut a 3” x 3” card in half and used the card front, stamped the small images from the stamp set in Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, and Dapper Denim inks, and used the die cuts from the kit to stamp the image and sentiment in Dapper Denim ink.

 

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Stay tuned as I continue with my Paper Pumpkin talk tomorrow, which I’ll share another alternative card and storage ideas!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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