Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project Idea - July 2014 Wish Big Kit

I must admit, I had not tried the Box card! Have you tried those?
When I saw the Paper Pumpkin kit for July, I was racking my brain to come up with an alternate project ;-) and I thought, well.... what could I make with that box?! And then it hit me - I should try one of those box cards! The box is already made for me, right? LOL Riiiiight..... So a few hundred calculations later, I managed a Box Card! I love it, not too shabby for my first one!

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Idea June 2014 Kit Wish Big

I got help with the technical details from the tutorial on Splitcoast, and inspiration for the coloring and fussy cutting of the Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!
You can see more of the kit and the original designed projects HERE

I cut the included gift box down, slicing off the bottom flaps and trimming the top a smidgen. The finished height of the box is 4.25 so it will fold down flat and fit in an A2 envelope.

I used the Designer Series Paper Park Lane, as it coordinates with the Blackberry Bliss color scheme in the kit. I fussy cut the flowers from one of the packs designs, and then tried out some coloring with my Stampin' Write Markers and trusty blender pen. 

This is the panel I did for the back of the box, a spot to add your greeting.

And there you have it! My first Box Card, and an alternate idea for the awesome July Paper Pumpkin Kit! 

Remember you can get 50% off the first two months of Paper Pumpkin when you start your membership before September 10th. Sign up today and don't miss these awesome kits!!

Questions? I'm more than happy to gush about Paper Pumpkin, chat me up on Facebook ( ) or drop me an email at AngelaBodas at comcast dot net.
Happy Crafting!!

P.S - As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you CAN get past kits while supplies last, just check out the Past Kits: and write down the item number of your favorites! Drop me a note to let me know which ones you want to order and I can put them on an order for you! Perfect for parties, or group crafts, or when you find an alternate project that you adore but you've already used your kit up! ;-)

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Wish Big Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2014 + PROMO CODE 50% OFF

Wish Big Card, gift Box and gift Tag Kit - Paper Pumpkin July 2014
Wish Big Paper Pumpkin Kit - July 2014 
Its here! My July Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived, and its Awesome!!
I'll be hosting two upcoming events - Thursday, July 31 and Saturday August 1st - to share the fun with you! Come make a set of these cute card/box/tags to take home, and let me show you more of the magic that is Paper Pumpkin!

The Wish Big Kit was shipped to members last week, and remember as a subscriber you CAN buy past kits as they are available - sign up and keep an eye out to snag this one! Its got a great versatile stamp set, and really sweet elements! You could use it for teacher appreciation, or for party favors, or keep on hand for last minute gifts! Its fairly neutral so its going to be great for guys and gals!! And, like all Paper Pumpkin kits its got everything you need to WOW the masses! Why are you not signed up yet???

Special offer ENDS SEPTEMBER 10th - new members get 50% off their first two months! That's like BOGO! Sweet!
  Find out More and Sign Up HERE :  Make sure you select me, Angela Bodas, as your demonstrator and use Promo Code HALFOFF2 when you register.

Here are some photos of the Paper Pumpkin July Kit - Wish Big :

Stamp Set, Blackberry Bliss ink spot, and printed instructions with photos included

The photopolymer stamp set is made up of TEN stamps:
On a Star
star shape
For You
Make A
You Were Here
heart shape

The stamps will combine with the WISH stickers in the embellishments to create a variety of sayings!!
And when you've used your stickers up, you'll STILL have a cool set of phrases for a ton of occasions - birthday, graduation, gifts, thank you, congratulations, etc...

Embellishments are die cut self adhesive stickers, beautiful foil die cut stars,
a whole roll of ribbon & some bakers twine. Plenty of extras!!

6 printed boxes, 12 tags, and 6 cards with envelopes

I hope to see you at my Pumpkin Parties - you really need to see these kits to appreciate the quality of the products, and fun they can bring to your life! Let me introduce you!!

Happy Crafting,

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Convention Gifts - How To: Easy Treat

I wanted to share the convention treats I made!
They're a cute little treat that you could make for party favors, or a little holiday or class treat.
I used the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack #133703 $6.95; a sheet of Strawberry Slush cardstock with Mossy Meadow ink, a sheet of Daffodil Delight cardstock with Strawberry Slush ink; Basic Jewels both Rhinestone & Pearl; the Scallop Tag Topper punch and flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; the stamps are from the Best Decision Ever set (Exclusive for Demonstrators) and the Say Something sets.
Trim the sheet from the DSP Stack into 3 pieces, 1.5"x6.5" 
Punch each end with the Tag Topper Punch - if you flip it over you can center the strips easily, and you can actually punch all 3 sheets at once! 
Score twice, at 2.5" and 3.5" from one side.
Fold at the scores & you've created a cute Hershey Nugget holder! Add ribbons, or a cute clothespin, tie a bow or add a tag and you'll have custom cuteness!
I stamped my Happy Stampin' greeting onto 3" strips, and cut pennant tails. The flower is stamped & punched, then I added pearls to the center. Added these & a couple chocolates, some more bling... Voila! Sweet treats for the friends I meet! 

Skip to the Fun! Paper Pumpkin Night Out

Convention Eve? Pre-Party? What do they call the party before convention starts? ;) Whatever they call it, they do know how to put on a party!! Delicious selections of sweets: chocolate or brownies or cake-  Oh My! It was a Pumpkin Party that puts all other Pumpkin Parties to shame! We got a sneak peak at the July kit, and got to do a make & take of the September kit. There were displays of this years new & improved Paper Pumpkin kits, and T O N S of info and helpful hints on how awesome Paper Pumpkin is! There were fun photo ops, and a chance to win the Ultimate Convention Experience ((Pick Me!! Pick Me!!)) which includes limos and no lines!! LoL 
It was a super fun evening, a great kick off to #CreateInspireShare2014 
More convention fun to follow! 
Happy Stampin' -Angie 

Paper Pumpkin - Possibly the Perfect Group Activity

Paper Pumpkin?!? What kind of group activity is that?
Let me share with you this awesome idea, sure to make your crafty life easier and your group craft events more enjoyable! Paper Pumpkin is a professionally designed craft project, prepared, packed, and shipped to your door

Church group? Family reunion? Ladies Lunch club? After school program? Womens group? Vacation? Social Club? Sorority program? Weekend getaway? Work retreat? Team building? Got an all day swim meet, soccer tournament, baseball or other sporting event where you have some down time? 
These are all great opportunities to enjoy an easy project with friends! Perfect for a pop-up craft party!
You can organize this project with just a small amount of effort, from anywhere in the country!!

The first step is to pick your date for your group event.

  • The Paper Pumpkin Kit ships out towards the end of the month, so a date after the 20th is ideal. Early in the month works well too, if you can stand to keep the box unopened that long!

The key though is the second step: to get your group members to sign up for their Paper Pumpkin subscription by the 10th of the month.

  • This subscription account is simple to sign up for online. Take a look HERE:  The subscription is easy to modify: you can order an additional kit if you have a friend coming one month, or suspend a kit if you'll miss your group event this month, and of course : you can cancel at any time! The key date is the 10th - you have to have a subscription by the 10th in order to get that months kit!

Third step? Wait for your kit to arrive!

  • Once they arrive, you only have to show up to your group event date to open the box and enjoy the fun! Everyone's supplies are in the box! You don't have to run around to the stores, calculate how much of this or that to order, or research projects for hours...

Pick a date to get together to craft. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Show up and have fun!

Paper Pumpkin Kits are all inclusive, but you may want to have scissors on hand (they come in handy to open the box, if nothing else! :-) Everything you need for the project will be in that pretty box. Instructions are included, along with photos! There is also a video made each month of the project, so you can refer to that as well. Find the videos on YouTube Here:   All of your supplies will be in the box, pre-cut where needed, self-adhesive where possible, all accessories and embellishments are included... everything you need to make the professionally designed project! You can have a full creative experience without having to invest in all the prep-work, supplies, or time to set up.

The projects will be fairly easy, even for a non-crafter! With photos and written instructions, its hard to go wrong. The kits are designed to make getting crafty a little easier for those who are short on time, or space, or craft supplies! You don't need to plan anything besides the sign ups to get your kit, and the actual sitting down to do the project!

But wait! What if you have a more experienced group of crafters?!? The ease and simplicity actually lend themselves to stimulate creativity! Why not challenge yourselves to step up the project a bit?!? Exercise those creative muscles!!
  • Bring some extra goodies to use, and see who can make the "best" alternate or "stepped up" project at your get-together! Offer a prize! 
  • Try an Iron-Crafter style event, and bring a "Mystery Ingredient" to incorporate into that months project! Since the project is a surprise each month, it really can be a great Mojo-builder! 
  • Make it a theme night - jewelry, scrapbooking, 3D, gift, home decor - and work individually or as a group to create something using the kit supplies that fits your theme! 
  • For long distance groups, create a Facebook page or Group Pinterest Board and share your creations. 
The box is easy to pack, it won't take up much space if you're traveling to your event. Its got everything you need inside, so there are no checklists to prepare, no bags to pack, no supplies to find or organize! Simple. Fun. Fast. A quick craft fix.
Sign Up Today and start your crafting adventures!!