upcycle paper pumpkin boxes

Upcycle Paper Pumpkin Boxes!

Upcycle Paper Pumpkin Boxes Do you have a stack of empty Paper Pumpkin boxes cluttering your craft room?  Today, I’m going to show you how to upcycle your Paper Pumpkin boxes!  It’s fun and so easy! Once again, I’m showcasing the beautiful Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper that will be available to order in the upcoming 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  This piece of paper coordinates with the fabulous new Berry Burst In-Color for 2017-19.  It’s gorgeous! To upcycle your Paper Pumpkin boxes, just trace the box onto the opposite side of the paper.  I use clear Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the box. Come back tomorrow to see the fun cards that I created to put inside the box.  I used fun new items that you are going to love!!!!  

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Paper Pumpkin Promotion Stampin’ Up! has monthly subscription boxes that contain everything you need to create cards or special projects. Let me just repeat the most important part of that statement:  everything is included.  All you need are scissors and adhesive, and sometimes you don’t even need those items.  The best part about the kits are the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets.  That’s right!  Every month each Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a photopolymer stamp set.  (Just F.Y.I., the stamp set that will be included in the August kit is valued at $16!) One of the best features about the stamp sets that are included in the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that the stamps always cover a variety of occasions.  That is one of the reasons why I like to keep the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets in their own little area of my craft room  Every once in awhile I like to look back at all of the stamp sets and put some to use. For today’s “Happy Birthday” card, I grabbed a stamp from the May 2015 Birthday Bundle Paper Pumpkin Kit. You can tell by the stains on these stamps that these are some of my favorite sets from past Paper Pumpkin kits: Guess what?  NOW is the time for YOU to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin because Stampin’ Up! is having a BOGO sale!!  This is one of the best Paper Pumpkin promotions ever offered! Click HERE and use promo code “BOGO” at checkout.  You will pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your  second month for FREE!  You can cancel any time, but you won’t!!  Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and take advantage of this special offer until October 10th.  I’m sure Stampin’ Up has some wonderful fall and Christmas kits planned for the next few months!!  

Paper Pumpkin Kits Are Perfect For Kids!

Paper Pumpkin Kits Are Perfect For Kids! Did you know that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids?  I wanted to see just how easy and convenient Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Kits really are, so I put the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit to the test.  I enlisted my six-year-old nephew to help me assemble two cards from the kit and as you will see in the video we recorded, he enjoyed every minute of making cards with me.  It was a wonderful experience that he keeps talking about and wants to do over and over and over again! You have to pay close attention to what he says around the 8:45 mark when I show him that one of the pieces in the kit is a sticker.  I died!  Also, listen to the story he tells at the end of the video and you will see and hear for yourself what a wonderful little boy he is. I can’t wait until we can film our next video!  Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin so you can make the kits over the summer with your kids!  What is so wonderful about the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that each box contains everything you need to complete the project.  It is a perfect activity for long car rides and rainy days. Click HERE to subscribe and find out for yourself that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids!  (Remember that the kits contain small parts that could be choking hazards for small children and Stampin’ Up! has not officially announced that Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for kids.  This is my personal opinion based on my own experience. Be sure that you provide adult supervision.)

Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit October 2015: Acrylic Block Tip

Check out my YouTube video where I show you a fun trick on how to use Stampin’ Up!’s acrylic blocks to make your stamping go a little faster.  If you would like to order extra acrylic blocks that are identical to the block that came in your initial Paper Pumpkin Kit, send me an email:  charlene@stampinwithcharlene.com.  There is no limit to the number of blocks you can order.  Seriously, the more blocks you have, the easier your stamping will be!   Be sure to get in on the Paper Pumpkin Kit action!  It is so fun to receive a surprise box full of goodies in the mail every month.  You don’t need to use any additional Stampin’ Up! products to complete the projects, but as you can see in my past Paper Pumpkin Posts, each kit can be a starting point for even more creativity!  Browse around my blog and see for yourself all the fun projects you make with Paper Pumpkin and will ALL Stampin’ Up! products!

October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternate Idea Number Two: Add Some Texture

I like to make projects that are out-of-the-box, especially when I can use my creativity to come up with alternative uses for the contents that come in each month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.  However, for one of this month’s cards, I didn’t need to go too crazy.  All I did was add some texture to the background of the “Thanks” card.  Take a look: I used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Background Folder and then assembled the card according to the wonderful instruction brochure that is included with every Paper Pumpkin Kit. The Paper Pumpkin Kit for October 2015 also includes envelopes that are specially sized to fit the three different sizes of cards that are included in the kit.  I used the Envelopes Liners Framelits Dies to cut fun coordinating envelope liners from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack available in the Annual Catalog. Aren’t these color combinations fantastic? Did you know that you can order previously-released Paper Pumpkin Kits and their respective refill kits?  You can!  Click HERE for the details.  It’s never too late to get in on the Paper Pumpkin action. Be sure to check back Monday for a fun tip on how to use Stampin’ Up!’s clear acrylic blocks to make your stamping projects go much faster.  I’ll be showing you the fun tip and how you can use it to make the card below from the October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  See you then!

stampin up paper pumpkin october 2015

October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Alternate Idea Number One

Is fall in the air where you live?  I can’t believe that Halloween is this Saturday because as usual, it is 79 degrees and sunny outside.  I live in south Florida in the land of eternal summer.  I can’t look outside and easily be reminded of what season it is.  My mind usually plays tricks on me.  I know that a holiday is approaching, but because it is always warm outside and the palm trees are always green, I have to picture a calendar in my head to know what holiday it is. Another way to be reminded of what holiday is approaching is to work on the current Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the many reasons why I love Paper Pumpkin is because the kits are timely.  Remember last month’s Halloween treat bags?  I have the bags displayed around my house serving as decorations while I await the spooky holiday’s arrival.  The October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit is no exception.  As I describe in the reveal video here, the colors used in this month’s kit are perfect for fall.  They aren’t what you would initially expect to see as fall color combos (old olive, watermelon wonder, hello honey, crumb cake) but they work! After I assemble one of each of the contents of the Paper Pumpkin kit the way the kit is intended, I like to let my creative juices flow a little bit and come up with alternative ideas.  Here is a pic of the way the note card is intended: My first alternate idea for the the October 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit is this little 3″ x 3″ butterfly note card: It’s great to be able to have the basic elements that are included in the kit and then add to them if you so desire.  That is why I love what I do so much!  There is no end to the creative possibilities!