Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Before I show you a sample of the cards I made from my March Paper Pumpkin, I have to tell you about an AWESOME sale beginning Thursday June 9th through Friday June 10th only! For 31 hours (Beginning at 5 p.m. MT/ 7 p.m. CST on Thursday), first-time subscribers to Paper Pumpkin can get a Paper Pumpkin Kit for only $5!! That's a savings of $14.95!!

Here's the details straight from Stamping Up!

Whether you are a long-time stamper or brand new to this fun hobby, Paper Pumpkin is definitely a One Size Fits All. As you'll see today, I've worked strictly with what came in my kit. Perfect for the beginner. But if you are more advanced and like to challenge yourself, you can use the Paper Pumpkin kit as a jumping off point into your own creativity. There are tons of boards on Pinterest and YouTube to inspire you at any level.

Some of you have asked about 'signing up for one more thing' and I get that. Please feel free to contact me with any questions via my Contact Form on the right and I'll be happy to help. 

So here are my cards from the MARCH Paper Pumpkin - 'Sew You'

I made 3 different cards using only the supplies given. The kit comes boxed like this with enough supplies to make a minimum of 9 cards - with envelopes plus the stamp set, an ink pad, dimensional dots, thread/ needle and embellishments. If you cut the cards apart and use them as mats then you will get A LOT more:


For the 2 cards without stitching, I chose to make them flip open. I started by opening one of the cards horizontal and laying it flat on the table:

Then I cut 1 - 1/2" off one end. When I closed the card back up, this is what the card looked like:

Using one of the YOU speech mats as a template, I cut out a blank topper, eliminating the speech point, then cut it out with scissors:

Next, I used the THANK and YOU from the stamp collection and placed them together on my clear block and inked them with the black ink provided in the kit:

Running just a single pass of adhesive from my tape runner ( you could use any adhesive you have) along the top of the mat, I then adhered it to the top of the white section of the card base:

This provided a closer flap:

For the gem in the bottom corner, I adhered one of the gem embellishments to a scrap of white cardstock, then cut around the shape, leaving a scant 1/8" outline. I used a dimensional dot to stick to front of the card. I carried the 'gem' theme to the inside of the card, using one of the stamps and another embellishment:

I followed the same trimming, adhering process with the 'I Like You' card:

Inside, I used the speech bubble and 'a lot' sentiment stamp:

The final card had a bit more to it. I wanted to show the stitching. I also did not use this as a flip card. I use the card vertical with the fold line at the top. I stamped 'Happy Birthday to' on one of the pre-punched 'YOU' cards then stitched the YOU in the yellow embroidery floss provided.

Because this is embroidery floss, there are 6 strands of thread twisted together. This can make threading a needle difficult. Cely over at Hawaii Paper Party has an awesome trick. Cut a piece of paper about 1" long and about 1/4" wide. Fold in half lengthwise. Lay the end of your thread in the crease, fold the 'taco' as she calls it then thread the paper through the needle eye! Ingenious!! Thanks for the tip, Cely!

I started by going down from the back so as to leave my tail on the back. I held it in place with a remnant of my dimensional mat:

When I'd finished stitching, I adhered a final dimensional:

With the stitching done, I adhered the mat with the dimensionals to the top of the card, lining the top edge of the mat with the fold on the card. Then I added 3 star embellishments from the kit to the front to balance things out.

Every month is different with Paper Pumpkin. I can't wait to see what this special kit includes. 

So come on, give yourself the gift of creativity! 
Creative Blessings!


  1. Lovely new stash, Kelly! Well done! Thank you for visiting so many posts on my blog and for leaving such lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed all our activities! Even if you don't entertain so much these days, you should still use your good china. I am using my tea set every day and so enjoying it.



  2. Thanks for the tip about threading the needle! Great post!