A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – January 2024

Feb 9, 2024 | Uncategorized

Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! A group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have gathered together to provide alternate project ideas featuring the Paper Pumpkin kits. Continue reading to see the projects I made for the hop, find links to the blogs of the other bloggers, and learn more about the next kit (February 10th is the last day to subscribe – details at the end of this post).

PPX Blog Hop

Today’s hop features the January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Lovely Lavender.  This kit came with materials to make 8 cards and 4 tags.  I used one card base from the kit to make three different cards.

Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lovely Lavender. And follow along to the other blogs to see more creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

Alternate Project Idea

Transforming the Kit Card Base

To make these three cards, I cut apart the floral/purple card base from the kit. With the floral side, I cut it into a piece that measured 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I cut that piece into three pieces all measuring 4″ x 1-3/4″.

I started with those same measurements for the purple side. Once I had the three pieces measuring 4″ x 1-3/4″, I cut each strip at 1/2″ so there would be two sections (the left one measuring 4″ x 1/2″ and the right one measuring 4″ x 1-1/4″).

Next, I glued down the small purple strip to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of White Cardstock, about a 1/4″ from the left edge. Then I added the floral strip right up next to the first strip. And, finally, I added the wider purple strip right up next to the floral one.

I repeated that process for the three card front layers. Details for the rest of each card are below.

Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lovely Lavender. And follow along to the other blogs to see more creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

Card #1

For this card, I added the card front layer to a Highland Heather card base. I stamped the sentiment on the rounded tag piece with Gorgeous Grape ink.

Then I wrapped about 18″ of the Linen Thread around my fingers and stuck it to the back of the stamped piece so some of the loops were peeking out. Using Dimensionals, I adhered this stamped piece to the card.

I added a few Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots around the stamped piece to finish off the front.

For the inside, I stamped the foliage image in the bottom corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of White Cardstock with Gorgeous Grape ink (stamped off). Then, I added this stamped layer to the inside.

Card #2

For this card, I added the card front layer to a Highland Heather card base. I stamped the sentiment on the long rectangle tag piece with Gorgeous Grape ink.

Then I folded about 12″ of the Linen Thread in thirds and stuck it to the back of the stamped piece so the loops/ends were peeking out. Using Dimensionals, I adhered this stamped piece to the card.

I added a few Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots around the stamped piece to finish off the front.

For the inside, I stamped the foliage image in the bottom corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of White Cardstock with Gorgeous Grape ink (stamped off). Then, I added this stamped layer to the inside.

Card #3

For this card, I did NOT add the card front layer to the base right away. I cut the purple foiled “square” piece in half and stamped the sentiment on one half (with the cut edge at the bottom) with Gorgeous Grape ink.

Then I added this stamped piece to the card by running Stampin’ Seal along the bottom (cut edge) and placing a few Dimensionals along the top. This allows the bottom part to sit flat on the card layer and the top part to look popped up.

Next, I wrapped about 40″ of the Linen Thread a few times around this front layer piece, so that it covered up the bottom edge of the stamped piece, and tied it in a bow towards the right side.

Once the thread was added, then it was time to add this card layer to a Highland Heather card base using Dimensionals.

I added a few Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots around the stamped piece to finish off the front.

For the inside, I stamped the foliage image in the bottom corner of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of White Cardstock with Gorgeous Grape ink (stamped off). Then, I added this stamped layer to the inside.

Color Inspiration

Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lovely Lavender. And follow along to the other blogs to see more creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project!  Follow the links below to check out more great projects featuring the January 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Lovely Lavender.

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop List

The Next Paper Pumpkin Kit

February 10th is the last day to subscribe to receive the February 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sweet Springtime!  

Details for the February 2024 Kit:

Celebrate Easter and Spring with adorable cards and treat boxes! 

  • Makes 9 projects: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • Projects include printed cards, coordinating envelopes, and gift boxes 
  • Precut paper pieces, baker’s twine, and embellishments 
  • Coordinating colors: Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Berry Burst, Early Espresso (Classic Stampin’ Spot), Crumb Cake 
  • Kit comes in a unique box to match the season
June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Welcome Inn

Happy making!

Mackenzie

Check out a fun alternate project using elements from the January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lovely Lavender. And follow along to the other blogs to see more creative projects! | #mackenziemakes #stampinup #paperpumpkin | www.mackenziemakes.com

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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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