Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paper Pumpkin - My Favorite Thing From Stampin' Up! - Blogging Friends Blog Hop August 2017

Welcome back to another Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

I want to welcome all of you new visitors to my blog!  Thanks for following along our Hop!  Be sure to Subscribe on the right hand side of my blog so you don't miss out on our Blog Hop next month!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and we will be bringing you fun paper crafting ideas using Stampin' Up! products on the 1st of every month.  I hope you have been enjoying the Hop so far.  So many fun ideas from so many talented crafters!!!

You should have arrived here from Mary's Blog.  
I always love her projects!

This month, we are sharing projects created with our favorite Stampin' Up! items!  I am so excited to see what all of my fellow blogging friends choose!  It could be anything - our favorite Stampin' Up! stamp set, tool, embellishment, or even color!  My choice was easy.  My favorite thing from Stampin' Up! is Paper Pumpkin!

For those of you unfamiliar with Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly subscription craft kit from Stampin' Up!  Every month is a creative surprise with everything you need to create adorable predesigned projects.  You also get a mini ink pad (or two!) and an exclusive stamp set in every month's kit.  That is probably my favorite part.  Subscribing to Paper Pumpkin is a great way to build up your ink & stamp collection.  And, the projects are always so cute & easy!  

The video above shows you everything we got in this month's kit.  You really get a lot of bang for you buck.  The kits are only $19.95 a month & that includes shipping!
You can buy pre-paid subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin in my online store or you can choose to subscribe month to month.

I just love that the projects are simple, quick & cute!  When I get my Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail, I usually like to make a few of the projects following the instructions like I did with the cards above.  Then, I like to go off script and create something totally different with the kit contents.  I love coming up with alternative ways to use my Paper Pumpkin kits!  I was super excited to see 2 rolls of washi tape in the kit this month and there is so much leftover so I wanted to design a card focused on that gorgeous washi tape!  This washi tape is really cool, too because the plus signs on it line up so when you place strips of the tape next to each other it creates a continuous pattern.  

I just love the way the strips of washi tape create an unexpected backdrop for the dragonflies.  This is so simple to create!  If you can put tape down on paper, you can do this!  And, it is such a great way to bust through some of your washi tape stash!  I'm excited to try this with other washi tapes, too! 

The "thanks" stamp was from the exclusive stamp set in this month's kit so all I used from my stash is some cardstock, dies, and a little bit of bling with the basic Rhinestones!  I love stretching my Paper Pumpkin Kit & creating even more cards beyond the predesigned projects!

The cardstocks I used were...
Whisper White
Basic Black
Soft Sky

The dies I used...
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
Layering Circles Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed these card ideas.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment to let me know what you think.  And, please Contact Me with any questions you have!  I'm always happy to help!

Next up on the Blog Hop is Jessica!  
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Danica Ferrante --- You are Here :)


  1. Awesome cards, Danica! Simple, quick and beautiful are always in order. I also loved the card you made combining paper pumpkin and some other favourite tools.

  2. Great use of washi tape Danica. I always seem to hoard mine until it retires! Great idea!

  3. Great Paper Pumpkin cards. I really like the last one - great idea!

  4. I love your cards Danica especially the dragonfly card. Great use of the washi tape. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I'm glad you enjoy the Paper PUmpkin, Danica, because I'm really unsure about it! I've signed up and quit three times now!! : ) I love your use of the washi tape though - definitely going to CASE this one. Crystal

  6. As always great cards! I love using the washi tape as background...one of my favorite uses.


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