Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing: My Wonderful Family

Welcome Paper Pumpkin fans to another "A Paper Pumpkin Thing" Blog Hop.  For this fabulous family themed kit, while there were two card designs, there was an abundance of elements to mix and match to make all kinds of alternative projects.

While crafting with this kit I added a few extra items to complete my varied cards.  First, when I create with any PP kit I pull out the full size ink pads in all or most of the colors in the kit.  For this past kit I grabbed Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Shaded Spruce, and Melon Mambo Ink Pads.  I also used: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence 12" x 12" Vellum Cardstock, Leaf Punch, Nature's Twine Combo Pack, and So Saffron, Mint Macaron, and Melon Mambo Cardstocks. 

For this first card I cut the pale green blossom section and the bottom Shaded Spruce Pattern panel off the pre-printed card base.  I cut the Shaded Spruce into two pieces.  One as a narrow strip and the second as a wide flag cut.  Both were added to frame the blossom panel.  All of that was mounted on a side fold Mint Macaron card base.

This card is super sweet in real life.  I simply turned the Z fold style card to a portrait orientation and then had fun adding stamped and pre-printed images to the card.

Of all the cards I made with this kit, this next one is my favorite.  I used the Leaf Punch and the Perennial Essence 12" 12" Vellum to create the foliage for the tree trunk.  That pack of vellum is a perfect match for this kit.

Okay this card is super cute and all I did was cut off one section of the pre-printed Z fold card base to make a pocket style card.  Just glue up the sides and use the portion cut off to decorate and tuck into the pocket.  I will note that the Melon Mambo scallop edge is glued tight to the top part of the pocket.

Here's another pocket style card using the second style pre-printed card base.

I have one last project to share with you and that's my top fold "pizza" style box.  For the bottom I used a 7" x 7.25" rectangle of Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP which I scored at 1.5" on all four sides.
Cut tabs and fold on the scorelines to form the box bottom and attach to the blossom panel to make the entire box.  You can see I also added three Mint Macaron labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to give heft and structure to the box.

My family is wonderful!  That includes my immediate, distant, church, work, and stamp family members--I love them all.  This month's kit is filled with a full array of imagery, cut outs, and greetings that when combined are perfect for anybody in my family.  Join the A Paper Pumpkin Thing family and stop along for this month's hop--you will love it.


  1. Oh my! I am glad I haven't started this kit. These are really good alternatives that I would CASE.

  2. Oh my word, all your cards and box are absolutely stunning, I ADORE them all, wow! 💕🌈