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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Frights and Delights

Hello and welcome Stampers and Papercrafters to our fun monthly 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 September monthly kit named "Frights & Delights". 


This months kit is nothing to be scared would be scarier if we didn't have something spooky and fun to put our little treats in to give to the little goblins in our lives.  Eeeek!!

I pondered on what I was going to do with the extra pieces within my kit.  That's right!  You will find that after assembling all 24 little treat bags that there are LOTS of extra pieces that you can play with to create a card, candy tags, embellish a scrapbook page...whatever you want to do with extra pieces is all up to you!


This kit came with extra characters, so I chose to show them off all on one card using the featured colors of the kit...Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie.


I'm infatuated with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and Vellum...I just love the cool effect it gives when topped over a darker colored cardstock, such as, Basic Black.  The "Boo" image is heat embossed onto a strip of Basic Black cardstock and White Embossing Powder.


The Silver Foil paper to place behind the Pumpkins' face and Ghosts'eyes is just tooo cute!  I think I captured the spookiness pretty well in this picture.  These little characters are too stinkin' cute, don't you think?  A fun, whimsical Halloween card for any age.


Mini Candy Bar Tag Wrapper

I stuck with the same base cardstock layer of Basic Gray to coordinate with the Halloween card. There are extra sticker words in this kit, too.  Can you tell that you are going to be able to play with this kit a little while after all the treat bags are made up and given away?  How exciting, right?!!


To hold the Basic Gray wrapper layer together, punch each end with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and tied together with some of the beautiful Black and Silver Baker's Twine.


FUN TIP:  To avoid the extended sticker words from sticking to areas that you don't want them to stick to, take the Embossing Buddy and tap over those sticky areas...enough that your sticker is no longer a sticker.  Gotta love a crafting tool that is used outside of its typical designed use.  :) 


To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the August 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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