November Paper Pumpkin Alternatives!

Stampin' Up! November Paper Pumpkin Tags - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. The November kit is darling! It includes everything you need to make 24 fabulous over-sized tags in 4 designs featuring cardinals, deer, and snowflakes, like the ones above…and below!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Tags - Peggy Noe - stampinup

It’s also fun to take the supplies you receive in the kit and create alternatives ~ just to change things up a bit! And that’s what I’ve done with this kit! I’ve created two cards – instead of tags 🙂

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The first alternative is made with a pool party card base. Two of the trees are glued to the front of the card base and the sentiment is stamped on one of the rectangular white pieces and glued in place. The sequins from the kit were adhered randomly to a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ vellum. Dots of glue were then placed on the underside of the vellum just underneath the sequins and the area where the reindeer will be placed, and then the vellum was attached to the card base as shown. The silver reindeer was attached to the vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Poppy Parade tag that comes in the kit (the snowflake tag) has a tiny red dot that pops out for the ribbon. I used that tiny dot and glued it on the reindeer’s nose 🙂

For the second alternative, I cut a card base from Poppy Parade card stock and stamped the front with the holly leaf stamp in the kit. I used Poppy Parade ink so that the stamping really just adds texture to the card base. One of the trees from the kit was glued on to one of the watercolor-look blue panels. Some green ribbon from the kit was tied in a bow around the lower portion of the panel which was then adhered in the center of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped as shown and attached also with Dimensionals. Three silver and white snowflakes from the set were glued around the panel as shown, and the some of the self-adhesive silver sequins were added. 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Cards - Peggy Noe - stampinup

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October Paper Pumpkin Alternatives!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Oct 19 - Peggy Noe - stampinup

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. The October kit is stunning! It includes everything you need to make a 10 beautiful holiday cards like the one above. 

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I love the birch trees and the way they are lifted up and out from the background scene on Stampin’ Dimensionals! These cards are giving me a great start on my holiday crafting! 

It’s also fun to take the supplies you receive in the kit and create alternative cards ~ just to change things up a bit! And that’s what I’ve done with this kit.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Oct 19 Alternative - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

The first alternative is made with an additional piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4.” Using the largest Layering Circle Die (not scalloped), cut a circle in the center of the piece. Stamp the dots/snowflakes on the upper portion of the piece in Night of Navy ink. Adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals; stamp the sentiment on the blue flagged end piece and adhere to the white piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Oct 19 Alternative - Peggy Noe - stampinup

This second alternative is simple and striking. Decorate the tree with small branches from the birch trees. Cut the tiny branches off the birch trees and carefully adhere them between the pine branches of the trees with Multipurpose Glue. Allow extra glue to remain on the sides of the branches.Stampin' Up! October 19 Paper Pumpkin Alternative - Pretty Paper Cards - stampinup

Working quickly, as soon as you finish attaching the branches cover the trees with some gold glitter (this is from my personal stash). Lightly pat the glitter down and then shake it off the piece. It will adhere on that extra glue that was a bit outside the branches, and leave a pretty shimmer, as if the branches are glowing in the moonlight!

Stampin' Up! October 19 Paper Pumpkin Alternative - Peggy Noe - stampinup

 

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If you don’t subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you must! 🙂 You will love it! And the November kit is going to be wonderful! It is a stand-alone kit, but coordinates with the October kit.

AND starting this month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers will each receive an email from me with PDF Tutorials of 2 alternate Paper Pumpkin projects!

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Winter Wonders Special Edition Paper Pumpkin Kits!

The holiday season will be here before we know it, and there’s something about the holidays that brings out the crafter in all of us. You can make simple and fun projects to celebrate the season. And since “simple and fun” is Paper Pumpkin’s middle name, in October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering back-to-back coordinating kits, one with Christmas cards, the other with Christmas tags. Both kits make it easy to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin! Put them together and you have everything you need for a heartwarming, handmade, and coordinated Christmas.

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly crafting kit and it comes straight to your doorstep ~ or your mailbox 🙂 The Holiday Kits are special and I’m so excited to tell you about them! They are not the same, but they coordinate beautifully. Here are the details:

October Kit
Subscribe Before Oct. 10, 2019 to Receive the October Kit

Kit details: Makes 10 cards and 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: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit
Subscribe Before Nov. 10, 2019 to Receive the November Kit

Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

My Special Paper Pumpkin Designs: When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, I will send you additional ideas and designs to give you EVEN MORE PAPER PUMPKIN OPTIONS for each kit!

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.
First, you can order a monthly subscription where you pay as you go for

ONLY $22.00 A MONTH (SHIPPING INCLUDED.)

Or, you can order prepaid subscriptions which allow you to pay ahead or give as a gift. Prepaids can be ordered below. After you purchase a subscription, you’ll receive an email with a prepaid code to redeem at www.paperpumpkin.com to set up your subscription to start receiving your kits.

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Spooky Paper Pumpkin!

October is on its way, and that means your creative mind will be searching in every spooky nook and cranny for a bit of paper crafting fun. Paper Pumpkin has just what you need—a frightfully delightful kit in a scary-cute, special edition box. You will get the handmade Halloween look without the fuss. This is an exclusive Halloween kit that comes in a special box!

What is Paper Pumpkin?

  • Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.You will be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

  • Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set that you can use over and over!
  • At least one Classic Stampin’ Spot arrives with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, making it easy to build a collection of colorful ink spots!
  • New subscribers receive a Paper Pumpkin clear block (size D) with their first kit to help you get started and use throughout your subscription.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Heading out of town? Grab a kit to put together during your downtime. Each monthly project fits in one little box so you can take it anywhere!

You’ve probably guessed already, but there are no tricks in the October kit, just treats—treat packaging! In order to get the October kit, you have to subscribe by September 10!

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And, don’t worry, you can suspend or cancel at any time! Don’t miss this fabulous October kit!

 

 

My Stepped Up April Paper Pumpkin and a Video!

We knew this month’s Paper Pumpkin would be special because Stampin’ Up!’s Sara Douglass designed it, AND, it has a FREE gift inside. So, I was excited to see it in my mailbox today 🙂

I opened that box and started playing right away! All of these cards I’m showing you today were designed by me and are alternatives (stepped up versions) of the cards shown in the kit.  For the one above, I watercolored the black and white striped paper to give it a new look. I used one of the pink sparkly embellishments popped up on a dimensional above a cluster of the leaf stickers.

What is the free gift? Some mini watercolor pencils! Whee!  You will love them! For this card I watercolored the one panel and stamped some black dots on the dried panel. The stamps shown here all come in the kit!

Here’s the video about the kit from Sara:

Have you ever received a Paper Pumpkin Kit?  If not, it’s a good time to sign up! You will get a fun project in the mail each month and all the supplies are provided except adhesive!  No work, all fun! It’s only $19.95 per month including shipping!  To subscribe, just click on the photo below!

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All About Everything and a Video!

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Oh boy ~ a new stamp set!!  This is the free stamp set that came with the April Paper Pumpkin this month and it is a-dor-a-ble!!  I just love it!

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It’s got lots of great photopolymer stamps that coordinate beautifully.  Here’s a Stampin’ Up! video that shows the set and some great ideas for using it!

This is just the stamp set that came free with the April Paper Pumpkin.  There’s still the kit project which I’ll be showing you in a few days.  If you missed this month’s Paper Pumpkin, just sign up now and start with May!  Each month’s kit is a fun surprise in a box, you’ll love it!

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NEWS FLASH!!

The Retiring List is coming out sometime today.  As soon as I get it, I’ll post it here, so check back throughout the day to see all the items that will be retiring as of May 31st.  They are going to go fast once they’re announced, and I want to give you a heads up as soon as I can!

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