Paper Pumpkin...You Are My Anchor
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Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop...You Are My Anchor


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 April's Paper Pumpkin kit: You Are My Anchor.

This may be one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits so far.  I didn't want to stop creating with it and I kept on thinking of ways to use the supplies provided.   I shared an idea on how to use this kit in my post yesterday.   Today I have 2 more project ideas for you.  



I know you are thinking what is so special about putting life savers in the box?  Wait for it...



Surprise!!  You can see that I attached the life saver ring to a strip of window sheet and attached to the inside front of the box.  I used Tear & Tape to secure the window sheet strip down and then covered it up with a strip of Pool Party card stock.  I wanted the inside of the box to look as good as the outside.  Because the window sheet is flexible it "pops" up when you open the tray.  Fun surprise for the person opening the box.  

The only extra supplies you will need to make this pop up is a strip of window sheet and a strip of card stock to place inside of the box.  Oh yeah, you will also need life savers.  

The next project I made is my favorite, at least so far.  I still have a lot of supplies left from my kit, so who knows what else I will make.




You will need the following in addition to the Paper Pumpkin kit:

    *3-1/2" x 10" Pool Party card stock scored at 2-1/2", 5"

    *3" x 9-1/2" Island Indigo card stock scored at 4-1/2", 7"

    *2-1/2" x  3-1/8" Island Indigo card stock

The rest is from the kit.  I cut apart one of the box sleeves and cut a piece measuring 2-3/4" x 4-1/4" and 2-3/4" x 2-1/4"and a strip 1/2" x 2-3/4".  I cut one of the cards to use on the first panel 2-3/8" x 3" and used the remainder to cut a piece 2-3/4" x 2-1/4" for the last panel.  This card was so much fun to make and will fit into a note card envelope and is mailable.

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 Janey Backer's blog to see her fun creation.

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Melissa Tennison

I really love the pop up life saver box! That is such a cute idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

Karie Beglau Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Oh My Heck! I love love love the box with the lifesaver smart! Plus the other card....Girl you are creative!! TFS


That box is it with the lifesavers! The card is clever too! Great projects Sharon. Thanks for popping up with us!

Cynthia McQueen

Both are great projects!

Janey Backer

You are so inspiring - you really stepped it up in your designs!

Shirley Merker

Love the life savers pop up!

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Melissa! As you can tell I had so much fun making these projects.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Karie! I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I love it when an idea and the execution of the idea works.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Deb! The project was meant to be. I even had the lifesavers in my craft room.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Cynthia!

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Janey! There are so many possibilities with this kit. SO fun to play with

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Shirley! It is fun to make and easy too!

Tricia Butts

Amazing projects. I love the interactive elements to your box and card. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas. :)


Both projects are adorable! So creative! Made a pop up box like that for Valentines Day. Will have to use it more often, as is worked so well here.


Cool card & love the lil box!!!!!

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Tricia! I really enjoyed this Paper Pumpkin kit!

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Debbi! I bet your pop up box was fabulous! It is a fun technique and so easy to do.

Sharon  Hashimoto Burkert

Thanks Joni!

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