A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop June 2017


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Today’s Blog Hop features ideas using the June Kit – One in a Melon!  It’s a super sweet kit with cards and bags perfect for summer.

The kit comes with supplies to make 4 treat bags – but what if you really need 8.  I decided I wanted to use the supplies and figure out how to get more treat bags and only add a minimal amount of supplies.  So I deconstructed the bag and spent some time looking at it trying to figure out what to do.  I finally thought that if I took each piece and split it in two that would give me twice as many pieces.  Here is what I created:


I used one of the 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cello Bags for this little treat.  I took the watermelon box in the kit and cut the front and back panels into 3″ wide pieces.  I added new score lines across the bottom to create the bottom of the bag and the little front flap.  I attached the tissue paper to the white side to create the “inside” of my bag.  I folded and stuck inside my cello bag.  I used just a bit of snail on the bottom of the bag to hold the little flap down.


I filled it with watermelon candy.  For the tag I cut the yellow piece in half and that gave me a banner.  Cut the circle tag in half and stamp the watermelon. And use a scrap of white to stamp the words on a banner.  I punched a little hole in each and tie together with the Baker’s Twine.  I couldn’t really split up the little clothes pins so use those on half the bags and then grab some other clips in your stash for the second set of 4 bags – I used our Gold Binder Clips.

I was also in need of some tags and used the stamp set to make these real quick.


I die cut circles with my Layered Circle Framelits, cut them in half and stamped using the stamps from my Paper Pumpkin kit.  I used scraps of white and stamped THANKS on each one – stamp is from Banners for You stamp set.  I punched them with the Classic Label punch and punched again to create the banner end – see my book mark post on how to do that.

I finished with Black Baker’s Twine and a little rhinestone on each.  Every circle makes two tags.


Sweet Thanks!  I’ll use these on orders from my Catalog Kickoff!  I hope everyone likes them!

Be sure to hop along and see the rest of the ideas. Next up is Sara Levin – check out her creative ideas.

And here is the full list of blog hoppers:

  1. Monika Davis ===> you are here

Thanks for visiting.


A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Did you receive your April Paper Pumpkin kit?


It’s full of product and Sara created some fun watercolor cards for everyone to make following the directions in the kit and her video. But for today’s post I’m joining in with a group of talented demonstrators who have created some other ideas using items from this kit.  One of the wonderful things about the Paper Pumpkin community are all the different ideas that everyone comes up with.   So join us today as we bring you some more ideas for this month’s A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin kit.


If you aren’t a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can sign up HERE. Sign up by May 10 to receive the May kit.

I made two different cards.  For this first card I wanted to try doing something “different” with the acrylic flowers.  I used a piece of watercolor paper (you can use a piece from the kit) and a spritzer filled with some water and Rich Razzleberry reinker.  I took some paper towels and placed the watercolor paper down and placed the flowers on top (I put the glittery side face down).  Then spritzed over the top.


Then carefully remove the flowers.  Since they are acrylic just wipe them off to clean them.


My first photo I spritzed a lot and decided it was too much so this second one was a little bit less.  Once it dried I used the watercolor pencil from my kit and added some color to each flower.


Then use the paint brush dipped in some water to smooth it out throughout the petals.  Repeat for each flower.


I added some Basic Black Baker’s Twine around this piece before adding it to the front of my card.  You can use the base from the kit or create your own.  And be sure to add a Whisper White liner on the inside of the card.  The greeting is stamped on a Whisper White banner piece. And finish with one of the acrylic flowers.


I hope you like this different twist on how to use those flowers.

I made another quick card with some additional supplies using the technique from the kit – I just create a rainbow on my watercolor piece using the watercolor pencils, the paint brush and water.


The card base is Rich Razzleberry.  I also used the Owl Builder punch to punch out some tiny hearts which I colored with the watercolor pencil and blended with the brush.  Finish with some stamping.  Sweet and easy.

If you live local to me join me for some stamping this week – Wednesday 4/26 – Paper Pumpkin Craft night and Friday 4/28 – Card Makers Class.  You can find details and RSVP on my website HERE.

Be sure to hop along and see the rest of the ideas. Next up is my friend Sue Plote – check out her creative ideas.

And here is the full list of blog hoppers:

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE “A Sara Thing” Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Thanks for visiting.








I adore you

A quick little note card made with the stamps from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.


I added some supplies to create this little note card:

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Whisper White card stock – a front layer and the heart
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies – to cut the circle
  • Gold Thread – or use what is left from your kit
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes – for the little gold heart

Use the stamps and ink from your kit.  And you can also use dimensionals and glue dots from the kit – I had left overs.

I finished up my little treat boxes from the Paper Pumpkin kit and mailed them out to my boys today.


I did a tiny bit of altering – on the top flap of the box that gets folded over I trimmed away the back and sides so that it was just a top flap that folded over the arrow.  I also put a piece of Tear and Tape on that flap to secure it down and then put the little gold heart sticker on the back. On one box I moved the arrow to the front and put it under my heart – that was for mailing purposes – when i was trying to get it in the little padded envelope I was using the arrow came poking out of it on the side when it was placed under the flap.  It actually was cute under the heart going across the front too.

If you want the kit for February be sure to have an active account by tomorrow – Feb. 10th.  That is the cut off date.  And during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31) you can purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription for $55 (+ tax) and get a free Sale-A-Bration item too.  The normal price is $59 – so you save a little bit.  And this deal works for both new and current subscribers. Order today on my website.


Thanks for stopping by!


October Specials

October Specials

World Card Making Day is Saturday, Oct 1st. and to celebrate Stampin’ Up! is having a special 5 day only sale.  Stock up on card-making essentials during this sale of select items up to 25% off!  Shop HERE.


Also during October we are having a Designer Series Paper Sale!!  For the whole month of October buy three of the listed Designer Series Papers for $11 each and get one free.  This sale includes two packs from the 2016 Holiday Catalog!  Shop HERE.


And don’t forget the Paper Pumpkin BOGO offer for new subscribers – join by Oct. 10 – you’ll pay for and receive your October Kit and then get the November kit for FREE.  Join Paper Pumpkin HERE.


I’ll be back soon with more creations!


Happening This week

Happening this week at Stamping at Monika’s

Wednesday evening join me at the food court in the Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta for a Paper Pumpkin Craft Night.  Bring your September kit, a past kit, or purchase one of my extra kits.  It’s a fun little break in the middle of the week!

On Friday come stamp with me at Card Maker’s Class!  I have a morning class at 10 am and an evening class at 7 pm.   RSVP by Thursday and let me know you are coming.  Come make a couple of Halloween cards!

On Saturday, Oct. 1st I’ll be a vendor at the Bascomb UMC Crop.  I’ll be offering two classes there – a scrapbook class (it’s a Christmas layout), and a “Stamp Out Breast Cancer” card class.

If you haven’t received your Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog yet – let me know, I’ll have them at all three events this week.


Use the Promo Code BOGO at PaperPumpkin.com
Pay $19.95 for October’s kit and get November’s kit FREE.
Offer available to first time subscribers.
JOIN NOW offer ends October 10, 2016.

Happy Stamping!
Monika Davis


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This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT)  – that’s 7:00 PM if you are in the Eastern Time Zone like me – and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT) – that’s really June 11 at 1:50 AM Eastern Time Zone (but you should be in bed by then!).

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