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A Paper Pumpkin Thing! Be Mine Valentine

Today, I’m sharing some totally awesome Alternative Paper Pumpkin ideas using the Be Mine Valentine Kit. This months Paper Pumpkin coordinates with the Animal Expedition Bundle. And, I’m truly sorry if you missed out. I love the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

But, I know not everyone does love it. Continue reading for some great alternative projects and ways to share the finished projects you make. For those of you that may not “love” the kit, think outside the box on how you CAN brighten someone’s day. I’ll be sharing my thoughts and some ideas below. So, read on my friends!

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Be Mine Valentine

Here is one of the original designs from the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Be Mine Valentine Kit. The kit features 24 adorable pillow boxes featuring two designs. I went ahead and quickly made one of the two designs. This kit is adorable. And, it is brilliant how you can decide between two colors for the outside of the Pillow Box.

Original Paper Pumpkin Pillow Box with Chameleons  

Alternative Paper Pumpkin Projects

I have two fun alternative Paper Pumpkin Projects. The first project I’m sharing is a Paper Pumpkin 3D Treat Holder alternative project that holds one of those new Mug Cakes from Duncan Hines! And, my second Paper Pumpkin alternative project is a clean and simple, but totally adorable, card!

Paper Pumpkin Alternative 3D Treat Holder

Check this out! I just recently saw these Mug Cakes in the grocery store and I knew they would make great little gifts. But, adorable packaging was a must. Cue the Paper Pumpkin Kit… with just a few adjustments, I turned the pillow box into a “box” with open sides that allow the Mug Cake to site inside. 

Paper Pumpkin Alternative 3D

This project features also features the Coastal Cabana / Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon and the coordinating Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper and the Animal Expedition Stamp Set.

Clean & Simple Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I freaking LOVE how adorable this card is with the speckles and chameleons! Are these just over the top adorable? Well, even if you don’t think so, I’ll beg to differ and tell you that I love them. 

This clean & simple card features a Thick Whisper White base layered with another layer of Whisper White Card Stock with flecks of Granny Apple Green (OK, this was an oops but I love how it turned out) AND Lemon Lime Twist flecks. To create the flecks, I used the Stampin’ Write Markers and “flicked” the watercolor brush side against the inside of the cap outwards towards the paper. Pretty cool, right? 

Then, I added a piece of the Braided Linen Trim that has carried over from the Holiday Catalog. This trim is one of my favorite “ribbons” from this past year. I used the rectangle stitched dies to die cut a piece from the Pillow Boxes. Then, I stamped the sentiment on one of the little white rectangles included with the kit and adhered it to the stitched rectangle with dimensional. Next, I punched out the two Chameleons and added them then attached that element to the card front. Finally, I added the epoxy hearts which are also from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Do you see how easy it is to make alternative projects? Now I just need to figure out who the recipient will be of this awesome card. 

Ideas for Sharing Paper Pumpkin

I know… not everyone loves surprises! But, that is a big part of what makes Paper Pumpkin so much fun. There have been months that I’ve not cared for the kits contents. Actually, I’ll confess to downright disliking some kits to the point that they sit mostly unused. BUT, not anymore!

There was a recent Facebook discussion with someone complaining about how they felt the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit was too “childish.” Me, I personally love how cute this kit is and love everything about it. But, what really caught my attention were some of the comments which really got me thinking about how you can use the finished kits to bring a smile to someone’s face. 

Here are some wonderful ideas on how to bless others especially if “you may not like the kit!”:

  • Bless a young mother that would enjoy making the kit with her kids.
  • Share with a young crafter so they can make the kit and share it with their friends.
  • Make the projects then carry the cards, treat holders, or 3D items with you and hand them out to a stranger.
  • Tagging onto the previous item… make the items and hand them out to first responders!
  • Take the finished projects to a school and bless the teachers or school administrators.
  • Bring the kit to a homeless shelter for a family to enjoy (and don’t forget to bring some extra treats for them to place inside and enjoy while making the kit).
  • Hand the finished projects out to homeless along with a gift card or necessities.
  • After eating out, leave a project on the table along with the tip for your server.

Do you get where I’m going with this? Yeah, it may not be your favorite kit but why should that matter? So, go ahead, give the kit away or make the kit up and find creative ways to bless others!

Blog Hop Continued…

You can continue on to the next blog by clicking on the link below after my name. Or, you can click HERE for Monika Davies!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects and found some inspiration along with ideas for blessing someone with either a Paper Pumpkin Kit or finished project.

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Home Decor Blog Hop: Wonderful Romance Frame

I’m showing some LOVE with this Wonderful Romance Frame I created for the Home Decor Blog Hop. It features a fun background paired with a gorgeous bundle. The frame will definitely be a wonderful, new addition to my Master Bedroom!

So, welcome to this months Home Decor Blog Hop! Enjoy all the wonderful creations.

 

Wonderful Romance Frame

Love

First, I just have to share that I’m having so much fun making the rainbow backgrounds with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and Reinkers! It’s an easy technique. First, you choose your inks then use a sponge dauber to rub the color over the Wood Textures DSP! Voila! And, there you have it, a very cool background.

When the concept for this piece of Home Decor was developing inside my head I couldn’t wait to create it. I’ve really been struggling with creativity lately. The desire to create is there but I just couldn’t get my ideas to come to fruition! Oh, and the frame is from one of my other favorite stores… IKEA!

Wonderful Romance Frame Details

  • Cut the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper into 3/4″ strips!
  • The colors used are, from top down, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue.
  • Using Sponge Daubers, I sponged each strip making certain to go in one direction.
  • I then adhered each strip to a piece of 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Whisper White using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Next, I stamped the large floral detail stamp and large leaf from the Wonderful Romance with Versamark on Vellum Cardstock.
  • Heat Emboss the stamped images with Copper Embossing Powder.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Flirty Flamingo Ink on Flirty Flamingo Cardstock then stamped again with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
  • Die Cut the sentiment using the Rectangle Stitch Dies.
  • Now, adhere the large floral stem to the back of the frame mat with Snail Adhesive.
  • Adhere the large leaf over the large floral.
  • I then die cut three additional leafs from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock.
  • Layer the Lemon Lime Twist Leaves to the back of the sentiment strip with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp three flowers with Pineapple Punch on Pineapple Punch Cardstock.
  • Die Cut the flowers with the coordinating die.
  • Finish adhering the sentiment by overlapping the large floral.
  • Adhere the Pineapple Punch Flowers.
  • Now, attach the Frosted Flower Embellishments over each of the Pineapple Punch Flowers.
  • Finally, add the finishing touch with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Inspired?

I hope you are inspired by today’s project! The rainbow technique is so much fun. Then, there is the gorgeous Wonderful Romance Bundle which is a must have item from Stampin’ Up! I absolutely love the Wonderful Romance Stamp Set with the coordinating dies. 


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The Ultimate Stampin’ Up! Bundle!

And, during Sale-A-Bration IT IS EVEN BETTER!  Chose from TWO awesome offers that are hard to resist!  This is definitely the best bundle and value of Stampin’ Up! products you can get! Check out the details:

  • $50 FREE PRODUCT BONUS! It’s only available for a short time DURING SALE-A-BRATION (Jan. 3 – March 31).  
  • There are two ways to purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up during Sale-A-Bration!
    • Option A ($50 Stampin’ Up! product bonus): Choose up to $175 in product for $99 (that’s $76 in FREE product) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings! Excludes Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts.
    • Option B ($50 Stampin’ Up! product bonus with craft tote):  Choose up to $175 in product for $129 (that’s $76 in FREE product) and it ships FREE for another 10% savings. This kit option includes a beautiful Craft & Carry Tote Bag valued at $50.  t is perfect for on-the-go crafting. And, you save $20 on the tote bag as part of the kit. Excludes Host sets and Sale-A-Bration gifts.
  • Check out this video of the Craft & Carry Tote Bag as George shares a close up look of all its features!  For a close up look at the Craft & Carry Tote, check out this brochure

TCC107: Wood Wash Rainbow Card

Check out today’s card featuring a Wood Wash Rainbow along with the Piece of Cake Bundle for The Card Concept Challenge #107! The new theme is Rainbow Cupcakes and checkout the inspirational photo below. I’m excited about today’s card and the Wood Wash that I’ve used. This card is inspired by the Wood Wash technique shared at the most recent North Carolina Stampin’ Up! Demo (NCSUD) quarterly held in Charlotte, NC.  

TCC107 Wood Wash Rainbow Card

Wood Wash Technique

Wood Wash Rainbow Technique Card featuring the Piece of Cake Bundle from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

Wood Wash Rainbow Technique Card featuring the Piece of Cake Bundle from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions CatalogWant to try out a fun technique for a very cool and unique look? Then you must try the Wood Wash Technique! To create the background, I cut each strip is cut to 3/4.” The fun begins when you start adding ink to the wood textures DSP. From the top down, I used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather. Creating a Wood Wash really isn’t that difficult. You’ll need either a sponge or sponge dauber for each color you plan to used.

To create the Wood Wash background, I used Sponge Daubers and dabbed them in the ink color of choice. Next, with quick strokes, I pulled the color in one direction following the grain of the Wood Texture DSP. And, repeated the process for each color and slat. Super easy and fun!

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Wood Wash Rainbow Technique Card featuring the Piece of Cake Bundle from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions CatalogCard Details

  • I used Thick Whisper White as the card base!
  • Each Wood Textures Designer Series Paper strip is cut to 3/4.”
  • Select 7 colors and lightly add the colors with a sponge dauber. 
  • Adhere the strips to a piece of 3 3/4″ by 5″ whisper white and trim the strips to fit.
  • Die Cut a Stitched Rectangle from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and stitched circle from Whisper White.
  • Using the Piece of Cake Stamp Set, I stamp the cake and cake base. Create a template by first punching out a piece with the bundled punch. I use the negative to help me line up where to stamp.
  • Use the punch to punch out the stamped cake.
  • Color the images with Stampin’ Blends.
  • Adhere Metallic Thread to the back of the cake then attach to the Circle.
  • I then adhered the circle to the stitched rectangle.
  • Attach the cake embellishment to the card front.
  • Finally, finish by adding the basic adhesive-backed sequins to finish the card.

Play along with the TCC107 Rainbow Cupcake ChallengeTCC Challenge

Why not play along? Come on over to The Card Concept Challenge and check out the other Design Team Members cards. Then, head to your craft space and create a card.

How does the photo inspire you? Give it a try. 

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