Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this March Paper Pumpkin kit: May Good Things Grow.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin July 2019 paper pumpkin possibilities alternative ideas blog hop by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
For July, we were given a beautiful kit to work with that coordinates with existing product from our Annual Catalog.  I chose to work with the nautical portion of this kit and add a pizza box and the stamp set, High Tide to make it a little something different.
Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin July 2019 paper pumpkin possibilities alternative ideas blog hop by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
I used the card base that came in the kit and added a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Mossy Meadow CS and a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Whisper White CS.  I started by cutting a large circle out of a scrap piece of CS using the Layering Circles dies and sponged Calypso Coral ink and Pumpkin Pie ink to create a large sun.
Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin July 2019 paper pumpkin possibilities alternative ideas blog hop by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
Next, I used the High Tide stamp set to stamp the water waves using Seaside Spray ink.  Over the stamped waves, I sponged some Pumpkin Pie ink and Calypso Coral ink to create the sun reflection down the middle at an angle. Seaside Spray ink was then sponged on either side of the reflection.
Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin July 2019 paper pumpkin possibilities alternative ideas blog hop by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
The sailboat is from the kit and is attached to the card front using mini stampin’ dimensionals. The birds from the High Tide stamp set were stamped in the upper right corner in Basic Gray ink.
Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin July 2019 paper pumpkin possibilities alternative ideas blog hop by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Basic Gray ink and the seashell (also from the kit) in Sahara Sand ink.  I love how this card came out!
Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin July 2019 paper pumpkin possibilities alternative ideas blog hop by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
To coordinate with the card, I decorated on of the Stampin’ Up! Pizza boxes. All the pieces used in the decorating of the box were from the kit. I cut up one of the card bases, the solid mossy meadow color was on the back side of the card base and the stripes were on the front.  The sentiment was stamped onto the strip (from the kit) in Night of Navy ink and attached with stampin’ dimensionals. The linen thread and the wheel were tucked behind the sentiment.
As you see here – and will see throughout the rest of the hop, there are many possibilities with this adorable kit!

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe.
Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.
Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Anastasia Radloff’s blog to see her fun creation.

These are the supplies I used:

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April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Hi Stampers. I have to confess.  I have not been a fan of Paper Pumpkin in the past, but they have been making great strides in improvement to these kits.  There is also a lot more “alternative” ideas for using these kits out there in case you don’t like it exactly as designed.  This is one of those alternative ideas.  The Sentimental Rose kit that was released in April 2019 had a great distINKtive rose stamp in it.  I used that rose and it’s leaves to create these cards.

The Paper Pumpkin kit is a monthly subscription for a paper crafting kit.  Each month you get an all inclusive kit – ie: an exclusive set of stamps, papers, dimensionals, glue dots, die cuts and an ink spot. You can purchase this a month to month subscription or you can purchase a prepaid subscription (for yourself or a friend)- hint – the prepaid option is a great way to earn those Bonus Days $5 coupons.

What is a distINKtive stamp?  It is a new style of stamp that Stampin’ Up! have developed called a Distinktive stamp. This type of stamp lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth – just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish.

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

1. Start with a card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. (I used Lovely Lipstick, Petal Pink and Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
2. Folded and burnished at the score line.

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

3. Dry emboss a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
4. Adhere this to the card front using snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

5. Cut a piece of Mossy Meadow CS – 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″.

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

6. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.
7. Use Mossy Meadow ink and a sentiment to stamp onto the right side of the Very Vanilla CS strip. (I used the “thanks” sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set).
8. Adhere the Very Vanilla strip to the Mossy Meadow strip and then the two to the card front using snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

9. Stamp the flower (in the color of your choice) onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS (approx. 3″ x 3″).
10. Stamp the leaves in Mossy Meadow ink onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS.

11. Cut out the rose and leaves, either with paper snips or a Brother Scan-n-cut machine.  See more info about the Brother Scan-n-cut at my affiliate link HERE. (An affiliate link means – while keeping the cost the same for you – I earn a small referral fee that helps to support this blog).
12. Adhere these to the left side of the card front using stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin’ Tip: The key to getting a good image with the distINKtive stamps is to have an ink pad that is not too dry, but also not too juicy.  Before I inked the stamp, I rubbed the ink pad with the back of a spoon – pushing the ink down into the pad.

 

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

13. Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla CS for the interior of the card.
14. Use the flower stamp to stamp the flower in the lower right corner.
15. Adhere this layer to the interior of the card using snail adhesive.

Stampin' Up! thanks card set April 2019 paper pumpkin alternative by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Here is a close up of the flower from the April 2019 Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit.

Stampin' Up! stamp cleaner - prevent staining on photopolymer stamps - by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Product Spotlight – Stamp Cleaning Pad

After I was done stamping, I cleaned my photopolymer stamps using the Simply Shammy and then the Stamp Cleaning Pad.  The new Stamp Cleaning Pad is great for removing any leftover inks from the stamp – preventing staining.

Stampin' Up! stamp cleaner - prevent staining on photopolymer stamps - by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This is the stamp after using it with the Petal Pink, Gorgeous Grape and Lovely Lipstick inks. As you can see, it does a great job of cleaning the photopolymer stamps!

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

 

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

 

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place an order and join my Queen B Creations VIP club for many more FREE PDF Project and Tips.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube paper crafting video tutorials.

 

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Try Paper Pumpkin for HALF OFF!

half off paper pumpkin promotion from Stampin' Up! and Queen B Creations

Hi Stampers.

Have you been curious about Paper Pumpkin?  This is a monthly kit option offered by Stampin’ Up!  It’s a great way to get a small crafting kit once a month that has everything you need to complete a stamping project.  They are awesome for people new to crafting or those who may want to take a project on the road.  These kits make great portable options for meeting up with a friend at a coffee shop for coffee and an card or and afternoon of crafting with your child or grandchild.  The ideas are endless.

This fantastic deal ends on on Sunday – so you need to act NOW!

Fine Details: Fall into Savings Promotion

  • First time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

TO ORDER YOUR 50% OFF KIT AND SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

Go check it out!

Happy Stamping,
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Half off Paper Pumpkin

half off paper pumpkin promotion from Stampin' Up! and Queen B CreationsHi Stampers.

I have some exciting news to share with you, first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers enjoy 50% OFF their first (September) kit!  You won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either as the fun continues through the holidays with some great surprises!

If you subscribe from August 11–September 10, Stampin’ Up! will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!

Fine print of the promotion:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code,HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

TO ORDER YOUR 50% OFF KIT AND SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! giving you more info on this awesome promotion!

Learn more about what you can expect in a Paper Pumpkin kit by watching the Stampin’ Up! video demonstrations of past kits here.

Happy Stamping,
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Scallop Tag Tree Card

Hi Stampers!  I hope you are having a great day.  I am enjoying the view out my office window and I was the much needed rain. Today’s card is another card featuring the Stampin’ Up! Festival of Trees stamp set.  I have paid it with an unlikely thinlit – the hexagon hive thinlit.  I use this one much more in the spring with flowers, but it ended up working out well with this card.
tree-tagThis card starts off with a Garden Green card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″). The hexagon Whisper White layer I cut using the Big Shot and the Hexagon Hive thinlit.

Stampin’ Tip: When using thinlits that have lots of detail, you can save yourself a headache by using a layer of wax paper between the paper and the thinlit, when you run it through the Big Shot.  The wax on the paper makes the thinlit release from the paper much easier.

Next I used a 2″ x 3.5″ of Whisper White that I put into the scallop tag topper punch and punched the end.  I then used the Stampin’ Up! Festival of Trees stamp set and stamped the tree in Garden Green ink and the decorations and pot in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The finishing touch was a strip of 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon in Smokey Slate and a strip of 1/8″ silver ribbon tied at the top of the tag.  The tag was then attached to the front of the card with dimensionals.

All the supplies used to make this card will be listed below. They can all be purchased from my online store.

While you are shopping you may want to check out our weekly deals:
weekly dealsAre you ready to start any Christmas shopping?  Consider the gift that keeps on giving – a Paper Pumpkin subscription.
paper pumpkin gifting Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions are the perfect gift this holiday season-for friends, family, and yourself! A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper so anyone can skip to the fun.
paper-pumpkin-monthlyHappy Stamping & Shopping!
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September Paper Pumpkin – Treat Bags

Hi Stampers – are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet?  If not, you should be.  (Click here to sign up) They send out the cutest kits every month.  They give you everything you need to complete that months project, with plenty of leftovers to use on other projects!  This month the kit included everything you need to make six treat bags:
sept-paper-pumpkin-1While you can complete the project with just the supplies in the kit (with leftovers), you can also add in any stamping supplies you may already have on hand.  I added the Tee Hee Hee stamp set, a black pad, some cardstock and washi tape to give it my own twist.
sept-paper-pumpkin-2The September Paper Pumpkin Kit includes:

  • Boo-tiful Bags Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Spot Ink
  • 6 printed burlap bags
  • 1 sheet of die-cut tags
  • 3 sheets of patterned die-cut tags
  • 1 sheet of black stickers
  • Small bag of mini clothespins
  • String of orange sequins (2 yds)
  • Black Baker’s Twine (7 yds)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Printed instructions with lots of photos

Stampin’ Up! even has a quick video to show you step-by-step how easy they are to assemble.

Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by clicking HERE

As, I mentioned in earlier posts – World Card Making Day is this Saturday and Stampin’ Up! is celebrating by coming out with some awesome deals!  Here is the first one – a big STOCK UP AND SAVE SALE!

stamp stock and saveStampin’ Up! is so excited about this year’s World Card Making Day, that they’re having a ridiculous 15% off sale on some of your favorite products! From October 1-6 , you’ll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelops, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!  Shop here: My Online Store

stock-up-and-save-itemsMore exciting news to come – stay tuned!

Happy Stamping,
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