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.
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!