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Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop...May Good Things Grow

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. 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 this March Paper Pumpkin kit: May Good Things Grow.

I received the Paper Pumpkin box right before we were leaving on a trip to celebrate my mother in law's 99th birthday.  I knew I wouldn't be able to work on it while I was travelling but I did think about it.  What I decided to make was a little mini book for my mother in law so she would have a little something that she could easily look at to remember her birthday.  


The first thing I did was to carefully take apart one of the "flower seeds" envelopes.  I put the envelope back together with the lining showing.  There were a couple of spots that were a little ragged so I covered them up with one of the cardstock strips.  I attached the large flower die cut with lots of dimensionals, thankfully there were a lot of them included in the kit.  I stamped my mother in law's name using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and did a little sponging around the edges to give it more of a vintage feel.  I used some of the twine that was included in the kit to attach it to the front.


On the back of the envelope I cut one of the Crumb Cake cards to use as a layer for the picture.  I also used one of the pretty die cuts to decorate the page.


On the next page I used one of the other envelopes and cut out the inside to make a frame for the picture of her with her 4 sons.  I used one of the wood veneer labels that were a special surprise gift included in the Paper Pumpkin box.   I couldn't decide what to put on the label so I opted to cut out the word love using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.  I cut the word out from the middle of one of the cards that I used as a layering piece.  I attached the label using the ribbon that was also included in the kit.


On the back of the envelope I used 2 of the card panels along with a label and a pretty flower die cut.  I stamped the sentiment using the stamp set and love how simple and bold the font is.  


On this envelope I used the other half of the card base to layer this picture of my mother in law.  My sister in law made this beautiful enormous cake and yes, it was delicious!

Are you wondering how this all gets put together?


The second envelope flap  is inserted and adhered in the first envelope.  


The third envelope flap is inserted in the second envelope and secured.


The first envelope flap is secured to the back of the 3rd envelope. 

I still have so much product left from this month's kit and will be sharing with you more ideas of ways to use this kit.  The only items I used that were not included was the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and the Sunshine Wishes thinlit dies.  If my handwriting was a little better I wouldn't have had to use those 2 things.

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. New subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. New subscribers use promo code: SAVEFIFTY0418.
Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Cheryl Hamilton's blog to see her fun creation.
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Thanks for hopping along with us!  We will be popping up again soon to share with you more ideas on ways to use Paper Pumpkin!

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Karie Beglau Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Beautiful card, even more beautiful way to keep precious memories!

Tricia Butts

What beautiful gift for someone special. I love how you have used the different parts of this kit to create this keepsake. :)


WOW Sharon that is a fantastic presentation and what a meaningful gift for your Mother In Law. Thank you so very much for all your help getting this hop going too-I love the name you came up with for it. You are very talented and clever.

Shirley Merker

I love that this can be set on an end table for daily enjoyment by your mother-in-law.


What a beautiful keepsake. Bet she loved it!

MaryKate Scott

What a stunning project, so many new ideas here, just lovely!

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Karie! I had so much fun making this little book.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Tricia! I am mailing it to her and hope she likes it.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Deb! I was happy to help with the hop. You and Janey do so much! Thanks again!

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Shirley! I hope she will look at it and remember the celebration.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Debbi! I am mailing it to her and I hope she will like it and look at it often.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you MaryKate! I loved making this little book and the kit was perfect one for it.

Melissa Tennison

What a fun mini book! I love how you put this together, and now I want to try it, too! TFS!

Kathy Hurst

I'm new to Paper pumpkin this month! March is my 1st box. I'm loving all these alternate ideas for the box contents!
Is there a blog hop each month for future pumpkin boxes?

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Melissa! I had a lot of fun making it. I hope you try it.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

I hope you are enjoying your first Paper Pumpkin kit. This hop is not a regularly scheduled one and will pop up from time to time. If you would like to subscribe to my blog you will be notified of when I post. Thanks for stopping by!

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