APPT Blog Hop for May 2018 – Manly Moments

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for May! I aways love this time, because I get to take something predesigned and put my spin on it. This month’s kit is called Manly Moments and includes the makings for cards with manly hues of greens and browns. I’ve made a birthday card and small gift holder, perfect for a manly man. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop, because you don’t want to miss any of the great alternate projects made by this group.

Here’s what I made:

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

I tucked a little extra “green” into the gift holder:

Manly Moments May 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate projects for APPT Blog Hop #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • a 4-1/8″ x 1/2″ strip of plaid paper from the inside of an envelope
  • a 1″ x 1-1/2″ piece of the same plaid paper
  • a 1″ x 7″ strip of wood paper from the inside of a different envelope, then scored down the length 1/4″ from each side, and across the strip at 3-1/2″ 
  • four piece of Mossy Meadow card stock (CS) to 2″ x 4-1/4″

Stamped with the Manly Moments stamp set:

  • stamped “happy” and “birthday” in Mossy Meadow ink onto a shield
  • stamped the lines in Shaded Spruce ink onto the same shield
  • stamped “for all you do” in Mossy Meadow ink onto a white banner

Cut using Paper Snips

  • notched the ends of the Plaid strip (or you could use the Banner Triple Punch)
  • snipped lots of little cuts along each long side the wood paper strip, only to the score line on each side
  • used a shield as a guide to cut the ends of the 4 Mossy Meadow CS pieces to fit inside the holder
  • cut other end of the 4 Mossy Meadow CS  pieces about  2″ down to “shred” it (or you could use your paper trimmer to cut every 1/8″, or you could use fringe scissors if you have them)

Created the forest on the front of the Soft Sea Foam card base:

  • used the negative space of a tree die cut and sponge daubers to color each “layer”
  • used Mossy Meadow, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, and Tranquil Tide inks
  • started at the top and worked my way down

Assembled the card:

  • adhered a mountain die cut to the bottom of the front of the card base
  • glued the notched plaid strip to the card base
  • adhered the stamped shield over the plaid strip using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the holder:

  • glued one snipped side of the wood paper strip to the back edges of a shield, starting with the crosswise score line at the bottom tip of the shield.
  • glued the other snipped side to another shield, the same way
  • snip off any extra wood paper at the top, or fold it inside and glue it in place
  • glued the 1″ x 1-1\2″ plaid paper to the front shield
  • glued the stamped banner over the plaid paper piece. I should have adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals, but I wasn’t thinking and glued it down flat.
  • crinkled the shredded parts of the Mossy Meadow CS, then stuffed them into the box
  • inserted some folded money in between the Mossy Meadow CS pieces in the holder

 

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Born To Be Loved Striped Treat Bag

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And now for today’s project. This would be perfect for a small gift or favor for a bridal shower or wedding. And it’s SO easy! I used a pre-made bag, doily, ribbon, and clip – I made only the heart with sentiment embossed in gold. 

 

Here’s what I made:

Stampin Up Striped Treat Bag with Gold Binder Clips Born To Be Loved and Sweet and Sassy framelits by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin Up Striped Treat Bag with Gold Binder Clips Born To Be Loved and Sweet and Sassy framelits by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin Up Striped Treat Bag with Gold Binder Clips Born To Be Loved and Sweet and Sassy framelits by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • scored the top of a striped gift bag 1″ from the top

Stamped with the Born to Be Loved stamp set:

  • sentiment in Versamark ink onto a scrap of Powder Pink card stock, then heat embossed it in gold

Die cut using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits:

  • sentiment

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • about 12″ each of three ribbons: Powder Pink Finely Woven Ribbon, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, and Gold 1/8″ Ribbon

Assembled the project:

  • folded the ribbons in half and adhered the tops to the center of a Gold Metallic Doily using Tear & Tape
  • adhered the die cut heart to the doily using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • put goodies in the bag
  • folded over the top of the bag and clipped the decoration on with a Gold Binder Clip

 

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APPT Blog Hop April 2018 – You Are My Anchor

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

 

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for the April kit, You Are My Anchor. This is such a fun kit! The colors are great; the images are great; really everything about it is awesome. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy the alternative projects I’ve made with it. After reading my post, be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made.

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kit for April 2018 - You Are My Anchor

Here’s what I made:

Three different items: a bag, a pop up card, and a treat box.

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I used one of the matchbox covers from the kit to create this pop-up card.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandyPaper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I made this box from some of the note cards in the kit.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

Aren’t candies with sea salt appropriate for the theme?Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

When I saw the gold and white note cards in the kit, I knew I had to pair it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Striped Treat Bags.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Island Indigo card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″, for the card base
  • 2 Island Indigo striped note cards scored 1/2″ from each end, and 1/4″ from the bottom edge
  • 1 Island Indigo striped note card cut to 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 1 Island Indigo anchor note card cut to 3″ x 3″, then scored 1/4″ from all four edges
  • a Calypso Coral note card cut to 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 wave note card cut in half
  • 1 note card cut in half (doesn’t matter which design because I used the solid white side)

Stamped with the You Are My Anchor stamp set:

  • anchor, starfish, and “For You” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut round tags
  • “You’re a lifesaver” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • birds in Island Indigo ink onto the inside top of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • birds and boats in Island Indigo ink onto one of the wave not card halves
  • “Thanks” in Island Indigo ink onto the other wave note card halves
  • “Adventure awaits” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • anchor, wheel, boat, and starfish in Island Indigo ink onto the white stripes of the treat bag – I lined up the four stamps on one acrylic block and stamped them as one long stamp

Colored using an Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • 8″ piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – color on both sides

Assembled the card, front:

  • fold in the Island Indigo CS card base burnished with a Bone Folder
  • a large round die cut glued onto the side of the 3″ x 5-1/4″ Calypso Coral note card piece
  • rope twine run through an Island Indigo anchor die cut, then wrapped around the front of the Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut, securing ends on the back using Glue Dots
  • NOTE: I covered the score line in the note card piece with the rope twine
  • Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut glued to the front of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • rope twine adhered to the back of a lifesaver die cut using Glue Dots, then the lifesaver adhered to the large round die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “You’re a lifesaver” sentiment glued onto the front of the lifesaver die cut

Assembled the card, inside:

  • wave note card half with boats glued onto the back side of a matchbox cover
  • wave note card half with “Thanks” glued onto the top of the matchbox cover
  • 3″ x 3″ note card piece  glued to the inside of the Island Indigo CS card base, 1/8″ from the bottom edge, with the solid white side showing
  • bottom of matchbox cover and back of wave note card half glued onto the inside of the card base, as shown in photos
  • lighthouse die cut glued to the inside top of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • the two Island Indigo striped note cards glued together at the ends – at both intersections, one flap will be on the outside of the adjacent side, and the other flap will be on the inside of its adjacent side
  • using Paper Snips, cut along the score lines up the four corners only up to the horizontal score line
  • folded all four flaps toward the inside and glued them to the inside of the 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece, which will form the bottom of the box
  • cut along one score line at each corner of the 3″ x 3″ Island Indigo anchor note card piece
  • glued the resulting flaps to the inside of the adjacent sides
  • filled the box with goodies and put on the lid
  • 2 small die cut banners glued to the back of the small round die cut tag as shown
  • tied a piece of the rope twine around the box, through the tag, and tied in a box

Assembled the treat bag:

  • “Adventure awaits” banner and an Island Indigo die cut anchor glued to the front of a gold and white note card
  • top of treat bag folded over
  • note card, Island Indigo colored ribbon, and some rope twine clipped to the top of the treat bag using a Gold Library Clip

 Note: I used glue on these projects, but you can certainly use the Glue Dots that come with the kit. I just really like the glue.

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

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APPT Blog Hop – May Good Things Grow

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

Hurray, it’s time for the March 2018 APPT blog hop! This month’s kit is called May Good Things Grow, and it is just lovely. Of course, we can’t leave well enough alone, so we used the kit to create alternate projects, just to give you some ideas. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

The kit makes cards that go is adorable envelopes that look like seed packs. I used the seed packs to make a card and a sour cream container. No, there isn’t sour cream in it, but it’s the shape of the little take out containers that sour cream comes in. It’s one of the easiest containers to make, and it’s even easier with a premade envelope. 

The card base is Fresh Fig card stock, but I used one of the kit card bases to cut a piece for the inside of the card. I used Fresh Fig ink, but the Early Espresso ink that comes in the kit would match equally as well.

Brads! There are brads in this kit! I’ve always liked using brads in my paper crafting – there are lots of things you can do with them.

At the bottom of this post, there’s a list of the products I used other than what’s in the kit. There aren’t many. This kit has so much in it, I can think of all sorts of things to make with it. I listed glue and Tear & Tape, because I prefer them, but the kit comes with glue dots – and a whole lot of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Here’s what I made:

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It’s so difficult to get Wink of Stella to show in a photo! The small amount you can see in this one just looks like tiny white specks:APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandyAPPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Fresh Fig card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • front of one of the seed packs cut off and trimmed around the design
  • the flap off another seed packet cut off
  • cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece from a Crumb Cake card base

Stamped with the May Good Things Grow stamp set:

  • birthday sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto one of the precut labels
  • friendship sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto a larger precut label
  • scroll design in the four corners of the trimmed Crumb Cake card base

“Colored” using Clear Wink of Stella Pen:

  • all the color die cut flowers and leaves (not the monotone ones that are part of the large floral die cut)

Assembled the card:

  • seed pack front glued onto the front of the card base
  • large floral die cut adhered to the seed pack layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • single die cut pink and yellow flowers and one die cut leaf adhered over the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 brads attached to the larger label, then the label adhered to the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the sour cream container:

  • pinched the top of the bag perpendicular to the bottom, so the two side score lines touch (I also used snips to cut the edges straight)
  • put some goodies inside, then sealed the top shut with Tear & Tape
  • punched a hole through the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch
  • put the Fresh Fig ribbon through the hole and tied a bow
  • glued a die cut flower and some die cut leaves to the front
  • glued on the birthday label

 APPT Blog Hop, Paper Pumpkin, March 2018, alternate projects, sour cream container and card, happy birthday, friendship, floral, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

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Seasonal Chums Tags for the Cutest Christmas Gifts

Today’s little gifts are so easy to make and they are adorable! I filled these bags with candy, but you could fill them with anything small. The tags, made with the Seasonal Chums Bundle, fold in half for a front side and a back side to the image, with space inside for To and From.  

Seasonal Chums stamp set, bundle with Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Seasonal Chums Bundle © Stampin’ Up!

  In these examples from Stampin’ Up!, you can see how the stamp and die create the whole tag. You can also trim away the little hanger and add the image to a card, like the reindeer here: Seasonal Chums stamp set, bundle with Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies, by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy  

Here’s what I made:

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Here’s what I did:

Stamped with the Seasonal Chums stamp set:

  • snowman in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick card stock (CS)
  • reindeer in Basic Black ink onto a scrap of Crumb Cake CS

Die cut using the Seasonal Tags:

  • snowman tag and reindeer tag

Colored using Stampin’ Write Markers:

  • snowman tag in Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky
  • NOTE: I colored the bunny Pink Pirouette, but I let it white on the rest of these I made later. I prefer the white bunny, but you make him any color you want!
  • reindeer in Early Espresso, Real Red, and Smoky Slate, then added Clear Wink of Stella to the bell

Assembled the gifts:

  • filled a 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with white (coconut) jelly beans
  • filled another 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bag with chocolate covered raisins
  • used Red Tinsel Trim to attach the tags and tie both bags closed

 

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Happy Owl-oween with the Spooky Cat Suite

I am so enjoying the Spooky Night Suite of products in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. It’s cute, scary, pretty, and creepy – whatever you need it to be! Today I’ve used it to make a treat bag so you can give some yummy little treats or gifts to your Trick-or-Treaters this Halloween. The owl image and the sentiment are from the Spooky Cat stamp set. The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies make it super quick and easy to make treat bags out of any of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing paper, including the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) I’ve used here today.

Here’s the Spooky Night Suite:

 

 

Here’s what I made:

Wouldn’t you love to receive some little goodies in this?

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Very Vanilla card stock (CS) cut to 2″ x 6″
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 6″ x 12″ (6″ so it will fit through the Big Shot)

Stamped with the Spooky Cat stamp set:

  • owl in Basic Black ink* onto the Very Vanilla CS strip, close to the bottom end
  • owl features in Pumpkin Pie ink
  • sentiment in Basic Black ink* onto a scrap of So Saffron CS
  • *NOTE: you can use Archival Black ink or Memento Black ink

Cut using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch:

  • top end of the Very Vanilla CS strip

Die cut using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits:

  • both pieces of the bag from the Spooky Night DSP

Die cut using the Ornamental Christmas Framelits:

  • sentiment with the tag die

Assembled the bag:

  •  glued two pieces of the bag together, up the side, up the back, and across the bottom
  • tied sentiment tag onto owl tag with Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • adhered tags, at an angle, to the front of the bag with Tear & Tape

 

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Here’s what I used:

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