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December Paper Pumpkin Projects

6 Jan

Here I sit, 12 inches of snow on the ground, -6 Degrees Fehrenheit…brrrr.


This is a view from my back porch.  But, the good news is, it’s a snow day, so it gives me unexpected time to play!  I finally got to pull out my December Paper Pumpkin kit to make some projects.  I absolutely loved the kit!  The project they designed was just perfect and I wanted to duplicate it “as directed” to make a journal of goals for my year and keep up-to-date with my (hopefully) progress.  So, I used all the pretty papers and dividers for my book.  But, I did manage to create a few other things.  What do you think?


This was the original album.  I just changed it a little with the border stickers.decalbum

Here’s a card.  I just used the Chevron Border punch as an extra.



Here’s an 8X 8″ scrapbook page.  See the dots?  Those are from the pages in the album where I inserted the ring binders.dec page

Finally, here’s a little gift bag.  I used the bag that was originally designed for the album.  I cut about 1/8″ off the bottom of the bag, then I scored 1.5″ up from the bottom and 1″ in on each side.  I cut the scored lines from the bottom up to the 1.5″ score line and sealed the bottom.  Then, because the bag comes 3-hole punched, I punched the other side of the bag and added ribbon.  Stamped the tissue paper with the cute arrow stamp, added a couple of the stickers from the kit, and there you have it.decbagI still have a number of stickers left as well as those cute wooden people that came in the kit, so stay tuned.  I already know I’m off school tomorrow again!

If you’d like to see more ideas created by paper pumpkin kits, you can visit me on Pinterest.

If you’d like to receive your own monthly Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail,  you can subscribe HERE.  Just be sure to designate me (Kathy Alt) as your demonstrator if you’d like to participate in the monthly contests I hold for my subscribers!


Envelope Folder Holder…More August Paper Pumpkin!

4 Sep

As promised, here is something else I did with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  This time, I wanted to put the envelopes to good use!

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Outside View

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1st Flap Opened

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Fully opened

Additional Supplies:

  • Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry (1/2 sheet each)
  • In Color Boutique Details – Strawberry Slush button
  • Ovals Collection Framelits #129381
  • Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry Ink Pads

To assemble, attach the envelopes as shown, tuck in the top flap, stamp and attach pieces!  You’ll be using the ready-made cards that come in the kit as the background paper.  I just cut these cards in 1/2.  Obviously, it will use 1-1/2 cards.

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Ideas With August Paper Pumpkin

3 Sep

Well, I’m a little late in posting these (basically I forgot I hadn’t done so), sorry.  But, I’m hoping these projects were worth the wait.  Here’s the first one…

August Paper PumpkinAdditional Supplies:

  • Crushed Curry marker
  • Bermuda Bay CS (5″ X 3-1/2″)
  • White CS (4-3/4″ X 3-1/4″)

You need to look closely under the wheels to see that I added some random lines with the scoring tool.

Project #2

August Paper Pumpkin

Additional Supplies:

  • Crushed Curry Marker
  • Strawberry Slush Ink Pad
  • Bermuda Bay CS (5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ and 3-1/4″ X 2-3/4″)
  • White CS (3″ X 2-1/2″)

I have one more project to share and that’ll come tomorrow.  Until then, be sure to check out my Paper Pumpkin Pinterest Board for other ideas!


Now’s the Time, Get Your Paper Pumpkin Subscription at 1/2 the Price!

4 Aug


If you’ve been reading my posts, you’ll know that I love getting my little Paper Pumpkin package in the mail each month and then seeing what I can create with it. Although Paper Pumpkin is designed with the beginning stamper in mind, each kit is packed with wonderful inks and stamps and supplies that the advanced stamper can have fun with as well!  This is a great way to get your own class right in your own home!

Well, Stampin’ Up! has announced that from now until August 31st, any new Paper Pumpkin Subscriber can get the first 2 months for only $10 each month! That is 1/2 off the regular subscription rate of $19.95 per month and even better, as with the regular subscription price, the $10 includes shipping!  At the end of the 2 months, the subscription price will go to the regular price of $19.95 per month, but remember, you can cancel at any time.

But, I’d like to make the offer a little sweeter. Any new Paper Pumpkin Subscriber between now and August 31st will be entered to win one of 2 additional Paper Pumpkin kits. That’s right, if your name is chosen, that’ll mean you’ll get 3 Paper Pumpkin kits for the price on ONE!

Becoming a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber noting me as your demonstrator also allows you to enter the monthly contest to win free stamps and goodies. Right now, I offer only one prize per month, but as soon as I get 10 new subscribers, I’ll be offering 2! There has never been a better time to become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber! If you get your subscription in before the 10th of the month, you’ll get in on August’s kit, so don’t drag your feet! Remember, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

So how do you subscribe? It’s easy, just click on my personalized link on the pumpkin below and it will take you right to the page that has already designated me as your demonstrator. You must enter the promo code Pumpkindeal to get the discount price!

If you want to read more about Paper Pumpkin, you can go to  Once you’re ready to sign on, just be certain to designate me as your demonstrator.I can’t wait for you to start enjoying the fun of Paper Pumpkin for yourself!


Another July Paper Pumpkin Project

31 Jul

Here’s the last of my July Paper Pumpkin Projects.  This time I created a card.  I absolutely love the honeycomb background stamp that came with this month’s kit and I used it on the banners that came from the kit as well!  When looking for the perfect saying and cutesy stamp, I pulled from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  They work great together, or at least I think so!  What do you think?

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Extra Supplies:

Cardstock:  5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″  + scrap for circle of Pool Party, 4″ X 5-1/4″ White, 3-3/4″ X 5″ Midnight Muse
Big Shot:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits
Punch:  Small Oval
In Color Dahlias

July Paper Pumpkin Projects

27 Jul

When I saw this month’s Paper Pumpkin, it immediately screamed Scrapbook Page to me.  So, the first two projects are just that, scrapbook pages.  Once again, I had so much fun playing with the kit.  It was great “me-time”!

Project #1    12 X 12 Scrapbook Page

12 X 12 Scrapbook Page

Extra Supplies for this 12 X 12 Scrapbook Page include….

Cardstock:  1 12 X 12 sheet of Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit
Big Shot:  Tasteful Trim Bigz Die XL

Project #2 – 8 X 8 Scrapbook Page

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Extra Supplies:

Cardstock:  8 x 8 sheet of Pool Party, 5-/14 X 7-1/4 piece of Tangerine Tango, Scraps of:  White, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Tangerine Tango
Punch:  1-1/4″ Circle

Project #3:  Celebrate Money Holder Card

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Cardstock:  1 sheet of white, scrap of Pool Party
Accessories:  3 brads

To create the patterned circles, I just punched a mask out of xerox paper using the 1-3/8″ circle punch and then stamped through it.


I have one more card to share, but I think it’s going to have to wait until tomorrow as time has gotten away from me.  Until then…happy stamping!

July Paper Pumpkin Contest

27 Jul

OK my wonderful Paper Pumpkin Subscribers, here’s the details for this month’s contest!  And check out what you can win!!!!  A brand-new set which is just too fun- Yippee-Skippee!!

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What:  Create a project using your paper pumpkin supplies following this month’s contest guidelines. For each project you submit, you’ll be entered in a random drawing to win this month’s prize.

How:  Submit a picture of your project to me via email, to by August 10, 2013.   Please note that by submitting your photo, you are giving me permission to publish your work of art on my blog.  Of course, you will get all the credit unless you request that your name be omitted.

Who:  Anyone who is a Paper Pumpkin subscriber who has designated me as their demonstrator may participate.  Please note, if you have subscribed with your own demonstrator or are a demonstrator, that’s great.  If you would like to share your creations with me to place on my blog, I’d love it.  But please know that you will not be entered in the contest.

This month’s rules:

  1.  You may not use any additional stamps other than what comes in My Paper Pumpkin this month.
  2. You may use one additional color of ink if you so choose.
  3. You may add any embellishment or ribbon  if desired.
  4. You may add colored cardstock or Designer Series Paper if you’d like.
  5. All products must be Stampin’ Up! products.

That’s it!  Those are all the rules.  Keep in mind, even if you submit a photo of your project and it’s exactly the same project as given in the kit, you will still be entered to win!  Also, don’t forget, you can enter multiple projects for more  chances to win!

Check-out last month’s winner…Shelley T.!  I think her husband Pat was just as excited!