Good morning, stampers, crafters, and friends today I am hopping along with some great demonstrators for this month’s A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog hop.  Each month we are bringing you a blog hop featuring alternative projects featuring that month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit.  If you have not heard about Paper Pumpkin it’s a monthly subscription kit from Stampin’ Up!® with everything in the box for you to get started.  This month’s kit was titled Sprinkled with Love.  Can you guess what theme this month’s kit is all about.  I will give you a couple hints if you have not seen it already.  They come single, half dozen or by the dozen.  Most of us have to have the dozen of these sugary sweet treat.   If you guessed donuts you are correct.  Here’s a look at my alternative projects and the projects from this month’s kit.

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Here’s a look at just the projects that was intended for this month’s kit.  This was a fun sugary kit that sparkles with sweetness.

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Color Combination:

This month Colors are Powder Pink, So Saffron, soft Sky, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral.

My Alternative Projects:

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This month for my Alternative projects I have created two cards and a sweet round box.  Here’s the first card that I created.

I created this card with a dozen donuts in mind and wanted to have as many Donuts that I could get on the card front as possible.   I used a Soft Suede Card base and layered the donuts on the front and cut them to fit the front of the card.  I kept this a one layer card.  The only layering came from the donuts, and the banner.  This card only took two of the donut cards cut into to create.   I layered the frosting layers just like the kit intended.  I kept the one on the top as a plan glazed donut.   I stamped the the sprinkles on the pink frosted donut in Soft Suede and Calypso Coral classic inks.  I added the sprinkles sequins to the front and the little pearls.

I stamped the banner in Calypso Coral classic ink and attached it to the card front and trimmed off one end of the flagged banner.   To finish the card off.  I stamped a sentiment on whisper white cardstock and inserted it into the card.

The second card that I created using the content of this month’s kit is a little more grown up looking to me.  I cut one of the bags intended for the cards and created my mat layer.  I stamped the front of the soft sky circle with Thankful for you, and stamped the flower centers.  I added this to the card front and added the flowers.  I popped one of the flowers up using a stampin’ dimensional and added some of the sequin stickers for the flower centers.   I love this circle with the metallic lines going around the circle.   I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede classic ink.  To get the circle I just cut off one end of the card from the kit.   It’s an easy cut, it’s just one little snip and you can use the front of the blue card and place it on the front of the card.  I just used some fast fuse to adhere it down to the envelope layer that I had cut and used as a card front.  I could have used one of the banners for this but I didn’t think it needed it.  I liked it just with the simple stamping in the center of the circle.

For my 3D project I created a round box by using some additional cardstock and two of the donut cards.   Here’s a look at the box.

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This box was created with a half sheet of So Saffron cardstock, three of the donut shapes, a Powder Pink frosting top a banner and a So Saffron circle.   It measures 2 1/8″ tall and 4″ wide.  So it’s a wonderful size for a lot of things to fit inside.   For the banner I curled it with a bone folder and attached it to the top of the box using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   On the sprinkled top I added more of the sequin stickers, and more of the pearls to finish off the box.

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Thanks for dropping by today.  If you can answer yes to any of these questions Paper Pumpkin is the answer for you.

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

I hope that I have inspired you to think outside the box with your Paper Pumpkin kit or you want to try a subscription.   Make sure that you hop along to the next person by clicking on the next button below or by clicking on their name on the list below it.  I know that you will have a wonderful time hopping with us today and that you will be truly inspired.