Sunday, March 22, 2015

Layers of Gratitude, Layers of Fun

It's time to share last month's Paper Pumpkin samples so I can start working on the March kit!  February's kit was called Layers of Gratitude, but I thought it was layers of fun!

I always make something exactly as the instructions show.  In this case, it's almost exact.  I wasn't paying attention and stamped a circle on the last piece but that's okay since I'll just write my sentiment in there!

The box is decorated to hold the Thanks but wouldn't it make a cute gift card holder? 

My initial idea with this kit was to put together mini scrapbooks that were themed and fit back into the boxes to store on the mantle.  With Michael's first birthday right around the corner when this kit arrived, chronicling his month by month growth seemed like a natural one to start with.  The stamps lend themselves to journaling and coordinate well with pictures based on the colors you choose!

Then just add a strip of cardstock to the side 1/2" wide and write the event or date on it so you can store them side by side. I had so much fun with it that I ordered a refill immediately to do more of them!

As a subscriber, you can order refills too.  That's 8 mini scrapbooks for $7.95....  Order here and use hostess code 3J4FHRJJ.

Another idea came from my friend Angie when we were assembling our kits.  I bought them for birthday gifts and she asked if I had a birthday stamp. Using the Happy Birthday from the December "All Shook Up" kit, we made a balloon out of the circle stamp and made a string using the twine from the box.

When I saw this idea on Heidi Baks' blog, I knew I needed to make a few of them to put in a box to use for birthday cards for Callie's friends.   Just cut the 8 panels into 4 cards.  The envelope was made using the Envelope Punch board and a piece of 6 x 6 Best Year Ever Sale-a-Bration DSP.

I was able to play with techniques on these cards too.

Kissing - when you ink up one stamp and stamp on another.

Rock-n-Roll - when you ink up a stamp, stamp it off, and then roll the edges around the ink pad.

Two Stampin' - Ink up one stamp and stamp off.  Then grab another stamp and ink in the same color and stamp on the stamp.

Two Stampin' / Two Ink - Same idea as above but use a different color.  In this case, the Daffodil Delight and Pool Party spots that came with this kit make green so you just 3 colors in this kit!

Another option is to use the felt left over after the letters are removed to make cards.  I saw this idea on Pinterest from Carrie Rhodes.  Again you can use your Envelope Punch Board to make a great envelope for this one!

There are a lot of things you can do with these kits.  If you are interested in joining my subscribers, please sign up here:

You can also order 3 months of Paper Pumpkin until the end March for only $54.85.  Purchase here using hostess code 3J4FHRJJ. That's 3 months of creativity and you get a free Sale-a-Bration product from the links below.  These subscriptions make great gifts, especially for birthdays and Mother's Day!

Want more great ideas with your kits?  Check out this great Web site and post your creations too!

Have a craftastic day,


  1. Wow - those balloons are GREAT! What a great way to showcase all the techniques you've shown! You have a TON of fabulous ideas here - thanks so much for sharing at My Pumpkin Challenge!

  2. Wow! You rocked this kit. So many fun ideas. The balloons are awesome! Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge!

  3. Oh dear! I gotta say I super love this idea!! You are making me get my kit out again and stamp! Looveee the balloons….never thought of that. Thanks so much for sharing with us at My Pumpkin Challenge. So fun…blessings!


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