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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop -- Pining for Plaid

Hello Stampers and Papercrafters!  It's October and it's time for A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!  Welcome--welcome--welcome!!  A number of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the monthly kit.  I'm super excited to have you stop by to check out my altered creation for today. 


This month's hop features the fun and playful "Pining for Plaid" kit.  The stamp set included with this kit showcases a couple of detailed snowflakes and accent images; and I love the font used for all of the Christmas greetings.  The package of product supplies in this month's kit was packed full to create 10 shaker cards, plus, leaving extra pieces to continue creating alternate projects once the entire kit has been assembled! 


I was immediately in love with the colors of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black incorporated into this months cards...they are an excellent combination that are rich and down-to-earth.  Of course my mind was running many ideas through the creative didn't take me long to land on one (contrary to other designing sessions--haha)!  With that said, I am super {SUPER} excited to share my altered kit project with you...let's take a peek!


The hype for this kit is real!  The Old Olive and Basic Black plaid pattern for the cardbases is amazing!  It's just like the plaid pattern found in the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper available in the Holiday catalog, but in a much smaller scale.  LOVE-Love-love!  The kit is a shaker card kit, which adds a bit more excitement for the recipient (and, crafter, too...teehehe).  Who doesn't like to "shake, shake, shake" little sequins and gold stars?!!


As you have gotten to know me, I love the rustic look. So instead of using the supplies to create the intended cards, all I could think of was a banner...a really, cute, rustic "Merry" banner.  When you fold the card base, the front and back of the card is the super cute plaid pattern.  I decided to cut the card base right down the middle at 4-1/4.  Then, I took each half and cut them in half again at the 2-3/4" mark.  The Kraft matte layer comes from the Merry Little Christmas 12" x 12" Cardstock pack.

Banner details:

  • Large Letters Framelits die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Layering Scallop Circle die cut from Kraft cardstcock topped with a coordinating Basic Black Stitched Circle.  Slip the Gold banner from the kit supplies in between the 2 layers when gluing
  • Position letters on the Circles with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accent with Linen Thread and Vellum cardstock and Kraft sprigs die cut from the Christmas Staircase Thinlits die set
  • Punch holes in both corners and thread Jute Twine for hanging


What do you think?  Super cute, right?!!  I hope you think so...and, that you'll run and make one for yourself.  That would really make my day.  If you do, please share with me when you get a chance.

To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the October Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Kimberley Morris’s blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something adorable to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Sara Levin's blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!


List of Hop Participants

I am very grateful to everyone that stops to visit me... I appreciate you and all of your wonderful support of my favorite stamping business.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.


DON'T MISS OUT ON THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY FUN!!  The October kit out and it's not too late to subscribe to receive the November kit, which will match with the October kit, but are not reliant on each other.  You won't want to miss subscribing to get your little Paper Pumpkin boxes in the mailbox because these projects will be perfect for gift giving.  Subscribe with me today!

How do I know if Paper Pumpkin is right for me?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution 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?

Go ahead....give it a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month test drive and get in on all the FUN!!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for over 3 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**




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What additional supplies do you need to create this project? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!


Product List