Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well! I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last Facebook Live! Wow! It’s been a busy month for me! And sadly, I won’t be doing a live next week as I get ready for two large classes. But hey, I’m here today! Were you able to catch my live? If not, you can watch it here on my YouTube Channel. While you are there, I would love it if you gave my video a thumbs up and even share the video with your crafty friends. And if you’re not a subscriber, I would be honored if you clicked on that subscribe button!

So did you see September’s Paper Pumpkin kit? It made some adorable pumpkin treat holders and the box could even be turned into a wheel barrel to hold the treat holders. Mine looks really rustic as I had a hard time cutting out the pieces. Take it from me, use either a very sharp pair of scissors or maybe even an exacto knife. When you man-handle the box like I did trying to cut everything out (thanks to arthritic hands) it leaves the pieces very unstable. If you haven’t put it together yet, here’s a link to the video over at the Paper Pumpkin YouTube site. Here’s a look at my rustic wheel barrel:

My treat holders are one of the apple style and one of the Soft Succulent pumpkins. As you see in the picture, that pumpkin coordinates with my wall color in my studio! lol Let’s take a look at my alternate card.

Here are the measurements for my card:

  • Card base in Pale Papaya cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Evening Evergreen cardstock die cut measures 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Basic White cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside

As cute as the treat holders are, I knew I wasn’t going to use them all. I paired my kit with the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle. I first die cut one of the treat holders with the pumpkin die. Next I brought out my In Color Shimmer Vellum and die cut the lacey pumpkin in Pale Papaya. I had a Pale Papaya card base in my stash, so I used that and die cut the scalloped layer in a scrap of Evening Evergreen using the Scalloped Contour Dies. I used some of the Tombow Liquid Glue to attach the vellum pumpkin and then added some Mini Diminsionals from a previous kit. I love how the Paper Pumpkin kits include adhesives like Mini Glue Dots and Dimensionals! I stamped the veins on one of the leaves from the kit in Evening Evergreen ink and added it with a Mini Glue Dot. I rolled it off the role so that it would have a little dimension to it when I attached it. I then stamped the sentiment from the kit on one of the tags in the kit and added it with another Mini Glue Dot. Next I added a little knot of the Pale Papaya ribbon on the hole of the tag with a Mini Glue Dot. I added the label to the card front with more dimensionals and then sprinkled on a few of the Genial Gems. They matched perfectly with the color scheme!

For the inside, I stamped that beautiful pumpkin from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Pale Papaya and the sentiment, from the same set, in Evening Evergreen. I like how stamping it next to the pumpkin makes it look like its hugging the pumpkin. Something a little different.  🙂

And don’t forget to decorate your envelope! I stamped the same pumpkin on the flap and added another sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins set in Evening Evergreen. Perfectly coordinated!

I don’t know about you, but I love coordinating my Paper Pumpkin kits with product from our other catalogs! Now for my scrap layout!

I had so much fun with this one!!! I paired the Cute Halloween DSP and Cute Stars for this layout. Here are the measurements:

  • Basic Gray 12″ x 12″ cardstock for the base
  • Black cardstock from my stash cut at 11″ x 11″
  • Basic White 12″ x 12″ cut at 10 3/4″ x 10 3/4″
  • Smoky Slate cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Cute Halloween DSP cut at 4″ x 6″, 2″ x 6″ and 2″ x 2″

The three hexagon pumpkins are actually the bottom of three of the treat holders and I used the stickers from the kit for the faces. I die cut two more scalloped rectangles from the Scalloped Contour dies The tilte is one of the stamps from the Paper Pumpkin kit and the journaling is written with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker; the only marke that can be purchased individually. I used the Halloween Punch to punch out the little ghost from the DSP. I just love his little face!! I used the Stampin’ Seal+ most of the layers and dimensionals on the labels and pumpkins. Just too stinking cute!!

I hope you liked today’s projects and that I inspired you to “step out of the box” (haha) for the September kit. If there is anything you would like to purchase, please head over to my online store here. The Host Code for October is 9FJTUB96. If you aren’t a subscriber, Sunday is the last day to subscribe for this month’s kit. The October Kit is going to be a beautiful Christmas card kit.

It’s going to coordinate with that gorgeous suite of product called Peaceful Place. So you know the October kit is going to be filled with sparkle and shimmer and foil!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to get inky today. Have a great rest of your day!

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