Paper Pumpkin – January 2023 – Key To My Heart

The colourful January 2023 Paper Pumpkin lets you send your love to those you care about with a homemade card!
This kit includes all you need to create 9 lock and key Valentines cards. Plus you can get the sweet heart box add-ons.

During my live video this evening I also created an alternative card using the inside of the envelopes from the kit.

Check out the video below.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit. It is a 9 card spring kit. Now is a FABULOUS time to grab a pre-paid subscription so you can ALSO earn free SAB items!


3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$90.00
6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$171.00
One year Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$325.00
Heart Boxes
$15.00

Next month’s kit should be a good one.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sunshine & Smiles

This kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 

Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556).

ADD-ON

Sunshine & Smiles Dies (Available for purchase starting 11 January, while supplies last)

Item number: 162486

$6.00 USD / $8.25 CAD

This add-on includes:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″ (2.9 x 2.2 cm)
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″ (2.9 x 2.2 cm)

Note: Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately.

One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals. Contact me to find out more about joining my team or sign up here: http://bit.ly/joininkpadpals

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have weekly card classes to go (on-line) and a monthly coffee & cards (in person in Port Coquitlam, BC)

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Paper Pumpkin – September 2022 – Spooky Treats

The cute spooky-themed September 2022 Paper Pumpkin makes Hallowe’en treat giving a snap. This kit includes all you need to create 18 treat boxes (6 each of 3 designs) but the pieces can actually all be mixed and matched to allow you some extra creativity. These treat boxes are exactly the right size for 2 mini Halloween candy bars or a mini playdoh tub.

I actually need 21 treat boxes for my class, so I got two kits. I made 21 boxes and then used the extra bits to create some Halloween cards. The additional treat box bases I will use to make some treats for my Xmas table ( watch for these in another post). I can make my own box wrapper easily by cutting a piece of DSP or cardstock at 3″ X 8-1/8″, then score at 2-1/2″, 3-1/2″, 6″ and 7-1/8″. Here is the card I made in the video below.

And here is another card I created using one my extra box wrappers. The plaid design hides the score lines so well you can’t see them at all.

The plaid layer is 3″ X 4″. Then I used the Stylish Shapes dies to cut a vellum circle and the largest banner. I wrapped a piece of glitter washi tape across the front of the plaid layer and used the ghost and spider web from the kit. You could of course use a plaid DSP and stamp the ghost and spider web if you’ve used up all your pre-made bits. Here are the extra bits I used to make cards from this kit:


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

The box bases in this kit are simple to put together (once you know what you are doing!) Check out my video to see how to put them together – I show the process many times in the video ( the first time is clumsy because I did NOT know what I was doing – so move along and watch my second, third or fourth fold – much smoother).

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects (specifically Christmas versions of those cute boxes). Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit. It is a 9 card holiday kit.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Ho Ho Ho

This kit includes:

  • Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed die cuts
  • Die-cut labels
  • Iridescent foil die-cut snowflakes
  • Vellum
  • Vanilla expoy dots
  • Adhesive dots
  • Mini Dimensionals

Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) 

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet, Very Vanilla

This kit also coordinates with the upcoming November Paper Pumpkin Kit and North Pole Sacks Add-On!

One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals. Contact me to find out more about joining my team or sign up here: http://bit.ly/joininkpadpals

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Paper Pumpkin Alternative Cards- July 2022 – Sending Good Thoughts

Sometimes a Paper Pumpkin Kit just touches your creative side – and this July kit certainly has for me. I have created 3 simple alternatives, and have more ideas swirling – just not enough time to stamp yet. Here are the 3 extra cards I have created so far.

All three cards use the leftover bottle frames as a template to create new bottles. Below I’ll let you know exactly which outline and which colours were used.

This first card I used Balmy Blue ink and a Blending Brush to create the bottle. You can see the bottom even has a bit of a roundness to it. I created that by inking the edges of the bottle outline, then flipping the bottle frame upside down and using the bottom of the bottle to create the same curve at the bottom and then inking it a bit more. Once all that is done, dfussy cut the bottle. I simply used Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to create the cork.

The second card has bottles of 2 different colours. The bottle on the left and the small one are Balmy Blue, and the other bottle is Pool Party. I made sure to mask off the edges of the bottles a bit more since the two large bottles were being inked onto the layer and not cut out. Then I fussy cut the ship and mounted it on a piece of Vellum cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The final bottle was created using Smoky Slate Ink and a Blending Brush. The cork was created using Crumb Cake marker. All three cards were embellished with 2021-23 In Colour Opal Rounds.

I hope you enjoyed these July 2022 Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Have fun crafting your own alternatives or CASE-ing mine. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail!  And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sweet Sunflowers

Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

During Sale-a-bration is a great time to grab a Paper Pumpkin Subscription since there are lots of savings in a subscription AND the opportunity to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.


One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals.

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Register Here – August features the Ringed With Nature Bundle

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Paper Pumpkin – July 2022 – Sending Good Thoughts

The nautical themed July 2022 Paper Pumpkin makes me smile. Since I live in BC near the ocean, and have grown up visiting beautiful Islands and the Sunshine Coast I can smell the salty air while I craft with this kit. Here are the 3 cards I created using the kit instructions as well as my first alternative card.

Thanks to Brenda Crawford who made the great suggestion during my live video to use the outline from the bottle pieces to recreate more bottles. It was really easy to use a blending brush and my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to create this bottle.

** After the video I decided this card was too flimsy with an embossed front,
so I trimmed it to 4″ X 5-1/4″ and mounted it on a Thick Basic White card base.

Check out my video to see how easy these are to create – and see how I created the extra bottle.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects (I already have a few created and will post soon). Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail!  And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sweet Sunflowers

Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

During Sale-a-bration is a great time to grab a Paper Pumpkin Subscription since there are lots of savings in a subscription AND the opportunity to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.


One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals.

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Register Here – August features the Ringed With Nature Bundle

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list 🙂