Thursday, September 28, 2023

A Fall Masculine Birthday Card

One of my nephews lives in New Brunswick and recently celebrated a birthday.  I sometimes struggle with these cards but found the exact card base to make this card!

I used the Exploring In Colours, cards and bases!  They were an add-on to the Paper Pumpkin kit and there is a great one to use for a fall birthday! 

To make the focal point I die cut a circle out of the front of the card.  Saved it and then made a frame for the cutout using the same die and the size larger die from the Stylish Shapes dies and Copper Clay cardstock.

I attached the cut out piece inside the card to fill the hole when the card is closed!

The greeting is stamped in Copper Clay ink.  I have added some of the coordinating Wild Wheat ribbon to the back of the greeting.  Stamp set and embellishments from the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

PPP Blog Hop - With Love & Gratitude


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 September Paper Pumpkin kit "With Love & Gratitude".

These are the original projects:

Here is my alternate project:

I used items in the in the kit plus some additional products that will be in my supply list.

I stamped the image (stamped off) onto Basic White cardstock and fussy cut it out. The leaves are punched with the Bough Punch and the background is the inside of the envelope!

Inside the card

The add-on for this kit was the "Thoughts of Thanks Journal". A stunning journal!

This is the sticker pages (2) that are inside the journal!

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.

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Don' t miss the October Paper Pumpkin kit!

Home for the Holidays will turn your festive spirit into sparkly holiday greetings!  

Two Unique Designs: This isn’t your average card-making kit. We’re giving you four each of two designs to make your Christmas wishes stand out.

 Glitter Glue Included: Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? Get ready to dazzle with our specially included sparkle glue.

Perfect for Gifting: Whether you’re sending them out or using the kit as a gift these cards are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!



Kit Name: Home for the Holidays

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 8 sparkly and dazzling Christmas cards—4 each of 2 designs—and eight coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with endearing holiday sentiments and festive designs.
  • A Real Red Stampin’ Spot
  • A bottle of Glitter Glue
  • Beautiful Christmasy-themed precut pieces

Finished folded card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red


This box could help you create a cute village Christmas scene with your cards!  You could even use the box as a photo op prop! This is a fun way to make the most of the kit.



Don’t let the Christmas crafts end once you finish with this kit! Since the Home for the Holidays Kit perfectly coordinates with the November Paper Pumpkin Kit, you will be able to extend your holiday crafting experience even further. So make sure your  subscriptions are up to date!


Subscribe to the August Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 September and 10 October here

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to my cousin

One of my English cousins and her husband just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary!  Last year we were visiting with them in Dorset, England for their 49th anniversary.  They received my card before their anniversary just before they departed on a great trip to celebrate their Golden Anniversary!

This is the card I sent off to them in the mail....

The inside:

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Happy Birthday to our Great Nephew

One of my great nephew's celebrated his 6th birthday this past week and this is the card that I sent to him for his birthday.  It is a retired stamp set, as is the Designer Series Paper but is so cute for a boy!

This is the inside!

I hope he enjoyed his card and special treat I put inside for his birthday!

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