Wednesday, July 26, 2023

PPP Blog Hop - Fun in the Sun


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!

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 the July Paper Pumpkin kit "Fun In The Sun".

These are the original projects:

These are the envelopes that are included with the kit:

The front of the envelopes:

These are my alternate projects.

I took apart one of the envelopes and used some of the blue envelope to make the water a larger area. I also stamped the greeting on a piece of the envelope. The scene is all attached to a piece of Basic White. I used the piece with the palm trees from the kit and the small piece of sand at the bottom was also from the kit. Stamped the starfish and the greeting with Early Espresso ink. Embellished with Iridescent Rhinestones.

This card base and front mat are Pool Party cardstock. I used the negative of the beach umbrella and the front colour piece of the envelope to trace the shape and then cut out with my snips. The pole is a small narrow piece of Early Espresso. Other pieces are cut from the kit pieces. I used a Blending brush and added Basic Gray ink to the chair. The greeting is also stamped with Basic Gray. Embellished with Iridescent Rhinestones.

I made this scene with the inside of the envelope. The clouds were made using the negative of the clouds, some white craft ink and a sponge dauber. The lower sand is made with the negative, Crumb Cake ink and a blending brush. The birds were made with a black marker. The starfish are stamped with Early Espresso. 

The supply lists can be found near the bottom of my post.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop through all the great Paper Pumpkin alternate project ideas.

Don't miss the August Paper Pumpkin kit!

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is full of flowers that carry a sweet  meaning. The blue forget-me-not’s represent loyalty and remind you  of your favorite memories with those you care for. The lotus blossom  represents overcoming challenges and encouraging those around you. With this kit, you can create special paper crafts that are personalized  for your loved ones in both design and significance. 


The Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit is full of florals that are meant to spread hope, encouragement, and remind you of your favorite memories. The kit focuses specifically on forget-me-nots and lotuses. Their meaning is enscripted on the back of each card. Subscribe by 10 August to send beautiful paper crafts with thoughtful messages to those you love. 



The only thing better than a beautiful, floral crafting kit is one with a FREE stamp set! We are including an additional stamp set for free to everyone who subscribes to Paper Pumpkin by 10 August. The stamp set is Distinktive, which means you’ll get additional detail and texture in your crafts. So don’t wait! Subscribe today for your August kit and FREE stamp set! 



Not only does the August Paper Pumpkin Kit convey a beautiful message, but it also has beautiful watercolor designs! Each forget-me-not and lotus flower was hand painted just for you. Getting a lovely paper craft that carries real meaning has never been easier! 


Name: Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit

This kit includes:

  • 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
  • Linen thread
  • Vellum and precut paper pieces
  • FREE Distinktive stamp set
  • Adhesives
  • Final card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bubble Bath, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide

Subscribe to the August Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 July and 10 August here!

Alternate Card 1
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Alternate Card 2
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Wild Wheat Truck

Since receiving my Truck Bundle I have been having fun making trucks of all colours.  Today I am sharing my Wild Wheat truck.  The stamp set is still available however the punch is our of stock until October!  You can still create with just the stamp set though!

So simple, yet so fun when you add the truck to a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper!

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

New Kit - Blossom Wishes


Introducing the newest addition to the Stampin’ Up! Kit’s Collection: Blossom Wishes! This kit is special for its trendy, slimline card design, and includes all the precut paper pieces for a fun card for a friend!
This kit includes:
Enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs
8 coordinating envelopes.
Embossed card bases, printed die cuts, vellum blossoms, adhesive, and embellishments.
Precut sentiments in Dutch, English, French, and German.
Finished card size: 8-1/2" x 3-1/2" (21.6 x 8.9 cm), 6-1/4" x 3-1/4" (15.9 x 8.3 cm)
Coordinating colors: Lemon Lolly, Orchid Oasis, Petal Pink, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Wild Wheat
$18.00 CAD
Available starting 6 July

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Translucent Florals Advanced/Avid Card

 I took part in the great day long Stampin Up! event called "Creativity Now" a few weeks ago.  

Today I am sharing one of the cards that is an Avid crafter version that we made as a group.  The presenter showed us all the steps and we put our card together as we watched.  This time they did a great job and showed the card twice from start to finish.  

The stamp set used for this card is called Translucent Florals Bundle (#162253) and will be available in our new Mini catalogue that will be live on September 6th.  If you would like a copy of this catalogue please contact me. 

For this card we still used the Stampin' Blends (both light and dark shades) to colour on the back of the vellum, but used the patterned vellum.  Then cut the 2 different flowers and leaves. The stamp set and coordinating dies will not be available until September 7th when the new Mini Catalogue goes live!

Translucent Florals Bundle #162253

Monday, July 17, 2023

24 Hour Stamp Sale


Find yourself staring at multiple stamp sets from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog and can’t decide which ones to get? You won’t have to stare for much longer because on 19 July 2023, you can get those stamp sets you’ve been wanting at a 15% discount! But you and your customers will have to act fast because this lightning deal will only last for one day, so make sure you are ready to shop ‘til you drop! This is definitely a deal you don’t want to miss out on.

Please note that this sale does exclude host stamp sets.

SALES PERIOD: 19 July 2023 from 12:00 a.m. (MT) to 11:59 p.m. (MT)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023

ICS Blog Hop - New Core Colours


Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop for July 2023!  This month our theme is "New and Returning Core Colours".  We are showcasing at least one of the NEW CORE COLOURS:   Azure Afternoon, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Lemon Lime Twist, Lemon Lolly, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Pecan Pie and Pretty Peacock.

For my project I used 8 of the 11 New Core Colours and the new Online Exclusive Timeless Charm Bundle (162263)!

Here is the front of my card:

I used the dies to cut the coloured cardstock and I stamped some of the images with coordinating ink colours and die cut them using my Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine.

Inside the card

The Supply list for my project is listed below.

Follow the blog hop by using the next button below.  You will find a great project created by Cheryl.

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