Welcome to this months Paper Pumpkin Thing – September 2017 Layered Leaves Blog Hop!  Each month we showcase alternative ideas using the Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up! The is a fun, quick kit that has everything you need for a moment of crafting fun. Don’t have a lot of time to craft but love crafting? Then the Paper Pumpkin Kit is PERFECT for you! Join us each month on the last THURSDAY of the Month as we showcase alternative ideas for the kit.


Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

September 2017 Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit


The Paper Pumpkin Kits from Stampin’ Up! are perfect for everyone! Everything you need is INCLUDED in the kit. Now, if you are a regular crafter and maybe not a fan of the kit you receive any one month then why not create an alternative project. Sometimes you need just a few extra items.  

This month I stayed fairly true to the original kit with only small variations.  There is the card that I made as an A2 card by using the 3×3 notecard. I also created a cute treat bag using only a few products from Stamping ‘Up! All the projects are fairly easy to recreate using the September 2017 Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now… Check out this month’s cute projects!

Project #1 – A2 Fall Layered Leaves Card

This card was quick to put together. I choose to use Very Vanilla card stock layered on Soft Suede to coordinate with the 3×3 notecard included in the kit which I cut apart for the front of this card. I then layered the leaves from the kit except I did add a paisley from the Paisley Framelits. The card shouts FALL!

The stamped sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set and stamped with the Cajun Craze. I added some of the Baker’s Twine which is included in the September Kit. Other than a few additional supplies, this card is a quick and easy alternative Paper Pumpkin project.

Project #2 – Gusseted Cellophane Treat Bag

I love the small 3×6 Gusseted Cellophane Bags. It is SO easy to make these treat bags with a package of 12×12 Designer Series Paper and your embellishments which in this case are created using the Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit.

The Designer Series Paper is cut into a strip of 3″ x 10″ and scored at 4″ and 6″ marks to create the base that fits inside the Gusseted Cellophane Bags. To help the bag stand, I do add a few glue dots along the under edge of the gusseted bag. Put the Designer Series Paper inside the bag, fill with your treats of choice then decorate.

You’ll see that I used the leaves from the kit and again added a little Tranquil Tide Paisley Swirl behind the Tag. The tag is also from the kit and stamped with the coordinating sentiment and Cajun Craze.  Simple! Easy! Quick!


Click the NEXT Button to continue on and check out the alternative kit ideas on this months Blog Hop!  Don’t miss the projects created by Sara Levin!  I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the Next Button.

Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!


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