Wickedly Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternate Ideas: Video

The Wickedly Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up! is such a wonderful box full of fun for September 2015!  The kit contains all of the products that you need to make eight fall/Halloween treat bags.  I showed you on my blog post HERE that you can also use some of the pieces from the kit with a few additional supplies to make a monster and a gift card holder.  Check out my YouTube video below where I explain how to make these alternate projects.  They are really easy!  The extra supplies are listed below the video.  Have a great weekend!  I hope you have lots of stamping time planned!! I love Paper Pumpkin kits for so many reasons!  Here are just a few:  Every month is a different surprise!  Who doesn’t love surprises?  The kits contain EVERYTHING you need to complete the project!  After you complete the project, you still have a Stampin’ Spot AND a stamp set!!!  Such a great value!  As I have shown you, you can use your creativity and make other things with the items that come in the kit.  Create, create, create! Did you make anything different with YOUR Paper Pumpkin Kit?  If so, leave us a link to your blog in the comments!  

September 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives

The September 2015 Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit is called Wickedly Sweet.  The kit contains all of the Stampin’ Up! products that you need to make eight of these adorable treat bags: Today, I want to show you two additional projects that you can make when you combine the items from the kit with some other fun Stampin’ Up! products. The first is a monster bag and the second is a gift card with a coordinating envelope.  Take a look! This little monster was so easy to make!  Just poke the paper straw through the sides and attach the self-adhesive Kraft fringe.  Add some googly eyes and you’re done! The little fringed bag that comes in the Wickedly Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect size to hold a gift card.  For this project, you will need to use the following in addition to the Paper Pumpkin Kit items: Into the Woods Designer Series Paper Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad Envelope Punch Board Clothespins Stampin’ Trimmer Just cut off the fringe and decorate!  So fun and so easy! ___________ Have you subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet?  Why not?!?!  Click HERE for all the details!  I’ll also post a video tutorial soon and you can make the monster and gift card holder with me.  To see step-by-step instructions on how to make the Wickedly Sweet treat bag, visit my YouTube channel.

Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!

I absolutely love black and gold with a bit of white in the mix.  Stampin’ Up!’s Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous.  Throw in the new Black Glimmer Paper and some Gold Stampin’ Glitter and boy, oh boy, do those elements combine to make one really classy card. Here is a short video on how I added the Gold Stampin’ Glitter to highlight the striped present from the Your Presents stamp set.  You will also need: Heat and Stick Powder Heat Tool VersaMark Pad Take a closer look at the fun patterns that are included in the pack of 12 sheets of paper in the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper pack. Every Christmas I am joyfully tasked with the opportunity to make cards for a wonderful client.  I spend several weeks trying to come up with a great design.  I love this card so much…I think this is the winner! Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Make Your Own Envelopes!

  Once you make your own envelopes with Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board, it will be pretty difficult to go back to using plain envelopes.  Promise!  Look at this cute card and its coordinating envelope that I made with the Punch Board and the In-Color Envelope Paper from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog: One of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! is that all of the products coordinate with each other.  The cardstock, ink, and designer paper are all made to work together.  Add the new In-Color Envelope Paper into the mix and really, Stampin’ Up! is a one-stop shop. The Punch Board makes envelopes in 66 different sizes. The board comes with a measurement chart that explains very easily how large to cut the paper for the size envelope you need and a built-in removable scoring tool to make immaculate score lines.  Just follow the guide to cut, punch, and score your envelope and you will be coordinating the cuteness in no time!  Watch this video from Stampin’ Up! to see for yourself how easy the envelope punch board really is to use: There is an interesting story behind this card/envelope combination.  When my daughter was in first grade, she wrote a short story titled “Geometrica Meets the Rainbow Girl” about two new friends who teach each other about geometric shapes.  Her teacher submitted the story to a math contest, and my daughter won!  Whenever I see funky geometric shapes, I think about my daughter and her winning that contest.  Funny how the strangest things can trigger a memory.  I am happy that two of the things I love about my life…my daughter and Stampin’ Up!…remind me of each other. Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Envelope Punch Board by Stampin’ Up!: Notecard Holder/Part 3

You can read about the cute gift bag I created to house these cute note cards and envelopes HERE and HERE.  Today I am going to share with you how I created the 3″ x 3″ notecards and coordinating envelopes. The notecards were super easy: cut a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock 3″ x 6″ score at 3″ cut a piece of Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ stamp sentiment and add embellishments I created two different styles of coordinating envelopes.  For one style, I used a sheet of Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.  For the second style, I used the new Neutrals Envelope Paper from the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  The new Envelope Paper is wonderful!  The paper is thin and easy to work with to create envelopes quickly with Stampin’ Up’s Envelope Punch Board. If you look closely at the bottom left of the punch board, there is a convenient measurement grid that shows you the correct size and scoring place to make an envelope based on different-sized cards.  You can create up to 66 different sizes of envelopes! ***** Next week I will show you more fun project ideas for items from the new 2015-2016 Annual Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  Can you say “Butterflies??!!”   Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog