ALTERNATIVES were great with this month’s kit – super cute kit, and we had a great time putting it together!  Here are our finished projects – treat bags and a card – the front was inspired from Pinterest but I added a few of my own touches and then came up with the CUTEST inside surprise – check it out below!


Here is a closeup of the front of the card with the creepy spiders hanging down but a good way to use all those itty bitty stamp pieces:


And here is the inside of the card – a pop out – and I added bats from our new Spooky Bat Punch (Item #148014 for $18.00) – love that it punches out different sizes! (The stamped sentiment is from a retired set):


Here is a side view of the popped up piece:


To do that, just cut a strip of white card stock 3/4 inch wide, then score it five times at a half an inch.  At the fifth score line, just cut it with your scissors, fold at each score line until you can form a block and put adhesive on one end to secure it.  Then add a little bit of adhesive on the two sides that are up against the card top and bottom and adhere.  Then just add your pop up piece to the front and you are done!  Adds a surprise touch to the inside – love it!

The last alternate project was a banner cased also from Dawn O, but I sponged the ghost to have it stand out, had to put a bow on the pumpkin because what is a scary pumpkin without a cute bow!, and added googly eyes to the bat.  I then added orange ribbon to the ends of the strings.  Punched out a creepy spider to hang above and I have a cute door decoration, but this would also look great on a cupboard door, across a doorway, off a mirror – just to give you some ideas.


Hope this gives you some ideas on other uses for this cute Halloween Paper Pumpkin set!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail



Thought I would share this from the Stampin Up Blog for June’s Paper Pumpkin!


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It’s a card. It’s a banner. Surprise! It’s the Paper Pumpkin Banner Surprise Kit—and we love it! Of course, you already know we love a good surprise, and this one is no exception. Have you ever given a card with a customizable, confetti-filled banner? Well, here’s your chance.PP_June_component_stamp

The kit includes supplies for six cards, banners, and envelopes. And, you get to decide what greeting to spell out with the gold-foil stickers. It also includes a bonus ink spot to do mix-and-match stamping. It is full of fun surprises!



One of the best things about Paper Pumpkin is the flexibility to get creative with the included supplies. Use the gold stickers on the card front and stamp directly on the cellophane bag. This card uses just one cellophane bag (wrapped around the card front) so you can save the bags for another project, like a bigger banner.

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This next card has us all starry-eyed! Grab your Big Shot, Star Framelits, Whisper White Cardstock, and some of the new Foam Adhesive Strips to create an adorable shaker card. A Gold Binder Clip perfectly complements the gold confetti. And the stamps add a fun, splattered effect.


Pull in a few supplies like the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Baker’s Twine, and the new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies to create a bold card that is sure to brighten anyone’s birthday. Again, we love the splattered effect and the color combination is so on point!


If you are one of our new subscribers who joined during the ONEDAYDEAL, congrats on scoring such a great deal, welcome to Paper Pumpkin, and we hope you were surprised and delighted by the June kit! If you’re craving some more fun (and who wouldn’t be?), be sure to grab a refill kit while supplies last.

More to come later with alternative projects – and if you are in my area and want to come to my June 9th Paper Pumpkin class – let me know!
Paper Pumpkin Hugs!
~ Gail