Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop, Layered Leaves

It's A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Time!
Hi crafty friends! Today I am hopping with a bunch of wonderfully creative demonstrators and we're sharing alternative ideas for September's Paper Pumpkin kit, Layered Leaves.
This kit is filled with lots of lovely leaves, already die cut and ready to go.

My first project is a full size card. I've used one of the included 3" x 3" colored envelopes to mount the small card front to. And then just added the other elements of the kit in. I love when I can make an alternative idea that doesn't use very many extra things. In fact, besides adhesive, (I used fast fuse) the only extra thing you need is a piece of Soft Suede card stock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded in half for your card base. Cool deal!

For my second project, I made a mini photo book and packaged it up in one of our Mini Pizza Boxes.

Isn't it the cutest? I think this would be super fun to fill with some small pictures of family and give as a gift at Thanksgiving or anytime. 
It could also be used for journaling on some of the pages about things you are thankful for.

I used the 3" x 3" envelopes to make the book.

I stacked 4 envelopes all in the same direction and attached all the flaps with some fast fuse.

Then carefully slid them all into another envelope and pressed them down, this was the tricky part.

 Then I put lots of fast fuse on the back flap and pressed it down.

I cut the small note cards apart. I used the embossed fronts for the front of the book and to decorate the box top. And the backs of the cards for the inside of the book. When you adhere the card stock to the envelope pages, on the open envelope sides, only put adhesive around the three sides and you can still use the envelopes to tuck more pics or ticket stubs into.

Add some of the leaves to the top of the box and you have a gift ready for giving.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you need more info on anything here, ask, I am very happy to help. If you'd like to purchase any of our totally awesome Stampin' Up products or need more info on the Paper Pumpkin kits, again, just ask!

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Stay Crafty!


  1. So creative! I wasn't sure how to use those envelopes since I don't tend to use 3x3 cards, so this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing :-D

  2. Okay your mini album in the pizza box idea is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E Audra! Thanks so much for sharing! I love it!💖

  3. Yessss! I love that little book!!! You are awesomeeee! And I used the mini pizza box too because it fit so perfectly!!

  4. Oh I love the little book! I always forget about using the envelopes to do that. Such a great idea!