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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — May Good Things Grow

Hello and welcome Stampers and Papercrafters!  The end of March is knocking down our doors, but not before you attend another series of A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!  A number of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the March monthly kit named May Good Things Grow.  This month's kit is a really special one because of March is the month that Paper Pumpkin came to life.  Shall we go take a peek at what I created for you.



This month's hop features a little bit of vintage...such as reflecting on Stampin' Up!'s upcoming 30th Anniversary celebration...many good things have grown over the years since Stampin' Up! came to life back in 1988.  :)


I die cut the largest stitched oval from the center of one of the patterned pieces and raised it to reflect an eclipse effect.



I had to matte the patterned paper because it is too pretty not to pair it up with Fresh Fig cardstock.  The Fresh Fig ribbon is oh-so pretty for finishing into a knot.




The focal wooden piece was stamped with one of the sentiments using Early Espresso Classic ink.  Add one of the larger Fresh Fig pearls to each end and decorated with a couple of the leaf punch-outs.




Coordinating Envelope Box (aka Bag-a-lope)

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to alter one of the envelopes into a little treat gift box.  Decorate it with some of the ribbon and die cut flowers and leaves, and you've got a winner of a little gift box.



Due to the heaviness of the envelope, it would work best to use Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored Tool to ensure you get a nice score line to fold on.


Slice a very thin piece off the bottom of the envelope.  Then score at 5/8" on each side, and 3/4" on the bottom.  Snip up from the bottom to horizontal score line on each side, fold on score lines, adhere the bottom together, and decorate.


To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the March Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.


List of Hop Participants

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What additional supplies do you need to create these projects? 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!

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