Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin

Fun Things Happen When We Gather

Not long ago I got together with a few demonstrators over at Rachel Tessman’s house because Mackenzie was in town visiting.  It was a good enough excuse to gather and make some cards together.  I’d just driven back from our Spring Break trip to see family in Illinois so I didn’t have time to create a make & take to share but here is what some of the others created for us to make.

Rachel used the new Paper Pumpkin kit and a note card for her make & take.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin, Rachel Tessman

Susan used the Myths & Magic suite for her card.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Myths & Magic, Magical Day, Susan Campfield

Vicki used a fun fold and the Petal Palette Bundle for her card.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Petal Palette, Vicki Bibeau

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Petal Palette, Vicki Bibeau

 

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More Wildflower Wishes Paper Pumpkin

For some reason I was blessed with two additional card bases in my Paper Pumpkin kit this month so I decided to create two more cards using some of the left over supplies.  I chose not to use the flower stickers on my envelopes but on the cards instead.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin Wildflower WishesJ. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin Wildflower Wishes

Supplies:

147520 Wildflower Wishes Kit Refill
126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
141714 Sponge Brayers
102584 Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
138299 1-1/2″ Circle Punch
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
147505 Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle
147504 Blossoming Basket Wood-Mount Bundle
141701 Delicate White Doilies
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Wildflower Wishes Paper Pumpkin

I was playing around with the latest Paper Pumpkin kit.  I just love getting that monthly surprise!  This is what is intended for this month’s kit

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With my eyes only getting older, I had a hard time seeing the words so I decided to try a couple of things to make them pop.

For this first one, I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker to line the insides of the letters.  The blue flowers are strategically placed over stray lines.  🙂

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpking Wildflower Wishes

For this card I used a sponge brayer and Pool Party ink to darken the flower label.

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For this one, I used the sponge brayer and Early Espresso ink to darken the word label.  This was my favorite and I finished the rest of my cards using this method.

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I decided to use the flower stickers on my cards instead of on my envelopes, I liked the extra color.

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Supplies:

(as of the time I’m writing this post, the kit refill is available)

147520 Wildflower Wishes Kit Refill
126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
141714 Sponge Brayer

 

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Hot Chocolate Treat Card

Susan Campfield does a weekly Facebook live for her team and a few weeks ago she showed a treat holder that she modified one she saw from B.J. Peters.  I just knew I had to make it!  Partly because I still had some test tube treat holders left over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and partly because it was just so cute.  Susan made hers with a penguin on the front using the Smitten Mitten bundle, I don’t have that bundle so I pulled out the Cookie-Cutter Christmas set.  I always have a tough time getting a clean image with such a solid stamp, I can’t wait until I get my Stamparatus!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cookie-Cutter Christmas

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The marshmallows are Jet-Puffed Marshmallow bits.  I colored in the rhinestones with a black sharpie (that somehow looks blue) and the dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.  Since the little gingerbread man didn’t stamp so cleanly, I colored over him with a little Wink of Stella.

The Real Red is cut to 5″ x 9 3/8″ and scored along the long edge at 3 3/4″, 4 3/8″ and 5″.  Fold on the middle score line and cut two slits to the next score line so there is something to hold the test tube.  I used tear and tape between the 4 3/8″ and 5″ score lines because you want something strong.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cookie-Cutter Christmas

Supplies:

144838 Watercolor Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
142043 Cookie Cutter Christmas
140396 Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
144575 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Dark
145409 Brights Best 12″ X 12″ Cardstock Pack
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
138292 Banner Triple Punch
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive
144612 Treat Tubes
143593 Something Good To Eat Kit

 

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Paper Pumpkin Extra for October

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin kits in the mail each month.  It’s fun to have a box of crafty goodness to play with that I didn’t design.  This month it was a box of 10 shaker cards with leftover pieces!  I can’t wait to see what November’s kit brings!  If you want to join in the fun, just visit PaperPumpkin.com.

Here’s a card I created using some of the leftover pieces from the October kit.  The snow at the bottom is just an edge I cut.  I would have made a hat for the snowman but the card ran out of room.  🙂

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

This is what I created with the kit…

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

and this is what I had leftover!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin October 2017

Look at all those dimensional circles left, I need to make a few more shaker cards!

Supplies:

142043 Cookie Cutter Christmas
126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
126949 Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
102128 Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
102482 Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
119850 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
143720 2-1/4″  Circle Punch
138295 Tree Builder Punch

 

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In case you haven’t heard yet, Stampin’ Up! has alcohol markers and they are available starting on November 1st!  Get your order ready!

One in a Melon

I just got my Paper Pumpkin kit and it’s oh so cute!  I was feeling stumped for creating something to post and this revived my mojo!  I also used ribbon!  (That doesn’t happen often enough.)

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin

Check out the June 2017 kit below.

I based my card on this sketch:

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Supplies:

144085 Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad
144246 Tranquil Tide 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
144197 Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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August Paper Pumpkin Alternate Idea

The stamp set that came with the latest Paper Pumpkin is just so darling.  Normally I just make the designed projects from the kit but this time I decided to try a some variations.  Here is one I found on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook group that I decided to CASE.

Here’s my card:

I colored the flowers with the Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Markers and I love how they work on the Thick Whisper White paper.  So far I haven’t had any piling when I go over the same area trying to get rid of markers lines.  I may have to pull out the markers more now that I know this.

J. Pollock Designs - Paper Pumpkin August 2016 alternate idea.

And here is the one I was CASEing:

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Supplies:

Bold Botanicals Refill Kit
Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
Early Espresso 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Tangerine Tango 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Brights Stampin’ Write Markers
Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
White Perfect Accents
Flower Medallion Punch
Flourish Thinlits Dies

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Check out the specials for this week:

Stampin' Up! Special Offers 9/8 - 9/14