04. November 2017 · Comments Off on Get ready for November Paper Pumpkin…… · Categories: Cards

October Paper Pumpkin: Pining for Plaid


Does any of this sound familiar? You’ve decided that THIS YEAR nothing will stop you from making handmade holiday cards. But December fills up fast with fun activities–and before long your cardmaking aspirations end up in a snow pile. Yep, we hear you.

But we have good news. Paper Pumpkin can help! We’ve made it easy for you to get ‘er done with October’s Pining for Plaid kit. The cards are a snap to put together; plus, you’ll get an immediate dose of the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this kit’s rustic pine trees, shimmering “snowflakes,” and merry greetings. To round out this “sparkling” holiday offering, you can also look forward to November’s kit—which was made to match and coordinates perfectly with the shaker cards.

Each Pining for Plaid kit comes with 10 printed card bases, 10 printed envelopes, 1 sheet white die-cut banners, 1 sheet gold foil banners, 10 embossed card fronts, 10 printed background pieces, 10 acetate sheets in 2 sizes, 1200 sequins, 150 adhesive dots, and 5 dimensional circles. As with all of our full Paper Pumpkin kits, it also includes an exclusive stamp set and an ink spot (this month is Cherry Cobbler).


The creative possibilities for this kit are off the charts. For instance, our concept artist used the exclusive stamp set plus the holiday catalog’s Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper to make a card and envelope, then added a Pool Party Cardstock banner and some Dapper Denim, Old Olive, and Pool Party ink to really make her project pop.

For the card in the center, she backed one of the designed cards with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, embellished with a Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper border, and stamped her greeting on Basic Black Paper for a sophisticated chalkboard look.

Finally, check out her awesome stepped-up project (which made the rounds here at Stampin’ Up! and had everyone oohing and ahhing)! She simply crafted tiny boxes out of the designed paper, stacked them up, and attached a fabulous tag with Jute Twine. You could enclose small treats or gifts in the boxes, or use the entire project as a gorgeous ornament to give to a friend!

For more festive ideas, be sure to check out our Pinterest page, and share your own ideas on social media. We love seeing your creations online!

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