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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Sweet Sunflowers

Welcome to this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop featuring the August Sweet Sunflowers Kit. I'm so happy you're here! There are lots of great alternate project ideas to share with you with this fun kit. If you haven't opened your kit yet, take a look at all the wonderful alternate projects in this blog hop for inspiration. Then open it up and start crafting, whether you make the projects as shown in the kit instructions, a project inspired this blog hop, or a one-of-a-kind project of your own. And most importantly, have fun!

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. Make the projects as directed or use the contents of your kit and your own imagination and creativity to come up with some unique, one-of-a-kind projects. No matter what you create, I have a feeling you'll have lots of fun with this latest Paper Pumpkin Kit. And if you love Paper Pumpkin Kits, why not share it with a friend.

My alternate projects for this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities blog hop is Z-Fold Cards made by cutting apart the 1 of each of the kit's card bases and adding them to card stock bases in Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, and Mossy Meadow.

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Cutting & Scoring Dimensions for Z-Fold Card below:  (use card base shown on right in photo above)

  • Z-Fold Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Left front panel cut from Sweet Sunflowers PP Kit card base = 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for inside middle panel = 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Large inside panel cut from Sweet Sunflowers PP Kit card base = 5 1/4" x 4"

Stampin' Up! August 2022 Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (5)

Stampin' Up! August 2022 Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (5)

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:  (use pieces cut from middle and right card bases shown in kit photo at top)

  • Z-Fold Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Left front panel cut from Sweet Sunflowers PP Kit card base = 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for inside middle panel = 2 1/2" x 4"
  • Large inside panel cut from Sweet Sunflowers PP Kit card base = 5 1/4" x 4"

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My 3rd card shown below shows a slightly different version of the traditional Z-Fold Card. The Z-Fold card base is the same but uses 2 pieces of the Sweet Sunflower kit card bases shown on the left and middle in the kit photo at the top with both measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

Cutting & Scoring Dimensions:  (use pieces cut from left and middle card bases shown in kit photo at top)

  • Z-Fold Card Base = 4 1/4" x 11", score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" on long side.
  • Front panel cut from Sweet Sunflowers PP Kit card base = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Large inside panel cut from Sweet Sunflowers PP Kit card base = 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Basic White card stock for inside = 2 1/2" x 4"

Stampin' Up! August 2022 Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! August 2022 Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (7)
Stampin' Up! August 2022 Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (7)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate Z-Fold cards for the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Charmane's alternate Paper Pumpkin Project. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see many more alternate projects for this month's kit.6a01b8d1640c2c970c027880450abe200d-800wi

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Get your Halloween crafting on with the Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit includes everything you need to make 18 absolutely adorable (and just the right amount of spooky) treat boxes—that’s 6 each of 3 unique designs! No need to let the season creep up on you; subscribe and order your kit today.

*****Plus, we’re putting the TREAT in trick-or-treat with a special GIVEAWAY on social media starting 5 September at 9:00am (MT)! Simply follow @PaperPumpkin on Instagram or the Paper Pumpkin page on Facebook, like either post, and mention three friends in the comments for your chance to win one of two personalized JBL speakers. You’ll have to be quick because the giveaway closes 8 September at 4:00pm (MT). Don’t miss out on this fang-tastic opportunity!

To be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click on the following link: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. You will be billed each month when it's time for your kit to ship. You can cancel at anytime and even skip a month if you'd like. If you're no completely satisfied with a particular kit, contact Stampin' Up! for a full refund. 

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Thanks for visiting my blog and allowing me to share my alternate Z-Fold cards featuring the contents of the August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. I LOVE that Paper Pumpkin gives me the opportunity to create quickly and easily by following the directions or to create one of a kind projects of my own or to CASE the alternate projects of others. Having these options make Paper Pumpkin Kits great for anyone and everyone from little to no stamping and paper crafting experience to those seasoned paper crafters and everyone in between. Consider giving Paper Pumpkin Kits as birthday or holiday gifts.

 

Stampin' Peace Hugs to you!

 

 

 


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Sending Good Thoughts

Welcome to this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop featuring the July Sending Good Thoughts Kit. I'm so happy you're here! There are lots of great alternate project ideas to share with you with this fun kit. If you haven't opened your kit yet, take a look at all the wonderful alternate projects in this blog hop for inspiration. Then open it up and start crafting whether you make the projects as shown in the kit instructions, a project inspired this blog hop, or a one-of-a-kind project of your own. And most importantly, have fun!

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the June 2022 Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit. The kit includes contents to make 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs) with a nautical theme - even a message in a bottle. These cards are "shore" to please and delight anyone who receives one. 

Make the projects as directed or use the contents of your kit and your own imagination and creativity to come up with some unique, one-of-a-kind projects. No matter what you create, I have a feeling you'll have lots of fun with this latest Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Here is my alternate project this PPP blog post, I made 3 scrapbook pages great for beach and sea lovers or those who love to decorate with a nautical theme. Use all three pages in a vacation scrapbook or add photos and/or nautical saying to each and put in frames to use as home decor pieces.

Stampin' Up! July 2022 Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! July 2022 Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! July 2022 Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (1)
Stampin' Up! July 2022 Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mary Knabe (1)

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate cards for the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Sharon's alternate Paper Pumpkin Project. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see many more alternate projects for this month's kit.6a01b8d1640c2c970c027880450abe200d-800wi

 

Nothing says Summer like Sunflowers!

That is the theme of our August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Order by August 10th to get this fun summer kit and free gift!

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Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

To be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click on the following link: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. You will be billed each month when it's time for your kit to ship. You can cancel at anytime and even skip a month if you'd like. If you're no completely satisfied with a particular kit, contact Stampin' Up! for a full refund. 

FOR THE BEST PRICE on your Paper Pumpkin Kits, purchase a Pre-Paid Subscription and get Sale-A-Bration rewards too when you purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription. Click here to purchase your Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription and save and get rewarded too.

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Stampin' Up! products used for my project - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.

Paper Snips
$11.00

PPP Blog Hop - Celebrating In Color

Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop featuring the May Celebrating In Color Kit. I'm so happy you're here! There are lots of great alternate project ideas to share with you with this fun kit full of all the new 2022 - 2024 In Colors and cheerful greetings. If you haven't opened your kit yet, take a look at all the wonderful alternate projects in this blog hop for inspiration. Then open your Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit and start crafting whether you make the projects as shown in the kit instructions, a project inspired this blog hop, or a one-of-a-kind project of your own. And most importantly, have fun!

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the May 2022 Celebrating In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit. The kit includes contents to make 10 cards, 10 gift card holders, or a combination of both cards and gift card holders. I'm excited as I always need gift card holders. Or you can use the contents of your kit and your own imagination and creativity to come up with some unique, one-of-a-kind projects. No matter what you create, I have a feeling you'll have lots of fun with this latest Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Here are my alternate cards. For this PPP blog post, I challenged myself to make 2 different cards using "throw away" pieces as stencils. It took some thinking "outside of the box" to create these, but I'm happy with the results. 

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The photos below show how I made each of my cards.
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The Stamparatus was very useful in holding my stencil and card stock in place while I applied the In Color ink to each of the 5 spaces using Sponge Daubers.
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I then used the Stamparatus to stamp the large sentiment.
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I cut the inked & stamped card stock to 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". Basic White layer measures 3 3/8" x 4 5/8". Basic Black layer is 4" x 5 1/4". Basic White Thick card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4" on long side.

 

I used the piece left over from punching out the large banner die cut as my stencil for the next card.
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After applying the ink, I removed the stencil, then cut along the straight lines of the large banner and adhered it to Basic White card stock measuring 5 3/8" x 4 1/8". Basic Black card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4" on long side.

Stampin' Up! May 2022 Celebrating In Color PP Kit - Mary Knabe (3)The Matte Black Dots were just right for embellishing both of my cards.
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I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate cards for the Celebrating In Colors Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Darla's alternate Paper Pumpkin Project. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see many more alternate projects for this month's kit.6a01b8d1640c2c970c027880450abe200d-800wi

 
 
Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link to be directed to my online store or contact me to order.
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June Paper Pumpkin Kit

Pick of the Crop by Paper Pumpkin

Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting.

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!

ORDER by June 10th to get the Pick of the Crop Kit.
Contact me if you have questions about Paper Pumpkin and to see if the monthly subscription or a pre-paid subscription is best for you.
 
Subscribe to receive monthly Paper Pumpkin kits by clicking here. You will be billed each month and can cancel at any time. OR click here to SAVE MONEY when you purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription in my online store. 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Change Is Beautiful

Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. I'm so happy you're here! There are lots of great alternate project ideas to share with you for the April Change is Beautiful kit.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the April 2022 Change Is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit. The kit includes contents to make 9 fun fold cards (3 each of 3 designs) or you can use the contents to make alternate cards, scrap book pages, gift card holders, gift tags, and more. 

Here is my alternate project using the Change Is Beautiful Kit.
Stampin' Up! April 2022 Paper Pumpkin Change is Beautiful Kit - Mary Knabe (1)I love all the bright colors and fun details of this collage. Use it as a scrapbook page or frame it for your home or to give as a gift.

The Bermuda Bay polka dot rectangles are the back of the tops of the first 2 flower pics I cut off. The Melon Mambo polka dot paper is from an envelope I cut apart.
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I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo Ink and the butterflies in Daffodil Delight. Both are part of the wonderful stamp set included in this month's Paper Pumpkin Change Is Beautiful Kit.

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The iridescent embellishments included in this kit are beautiful.

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I cut a 1 1/4" x 12" piece of Bermuda Bay card stock, then tore approximately 1/4" off to get a "grassy" look.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate project for the Change Is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Cheryl's Paper Pumpkin Project. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see many more alternate projects for this month's kit.

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May Paper Pumpkin Kit & a chance to win a Golden Ticket:

Celebrate in Color by Paper Pumpkin

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 USD | $34 CAD in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch Sara in this video where she goes over her favorite features of the kit. You can share this video with your customers to get them excited about kit!

 
Subscribe to receive monthly Paper Pumpkin kits by clicking here. You will be billed each month and can cancel at any time. OR click here to SAVE MONEY when you purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription in my online store. 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Beyond the Horizon

Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. I'm so happy you're here!

We know that many subscribers are waiting on their March kits. While we are waiting, we are doing a Kit Reunion this month so you will see ideas from various past Paper Pumpkin kits. We are getting busy with the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and kit leftovers that we have on our shelves. Hopefully this will inspire you to tackle some of your older kits too. You might also see some Beyond the Horizons projects. It's sure to be a variety of projects to delight you! 

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the March 2022 Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I know many people are still waiting for their March Kit due to a shipping issue. I was fortunate and surprised to have received my so am sharing a few alternate cards for you here. This one stumped me a bit as all of the card bases are so beautiful, I hated to cover them up. After playing with kit contents for a bit, I found a way to embellish the card bases with sentiments and die cuts without covering up too much of each of the beautiful card fronts. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Beyond the Horizon - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate project for the Beyond the Horizons Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Deb Naylor's Paper Pumpkin Project. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see many more Paper Pumpkin Reunion projects.

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Here's a peek at next month's Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit. MKTL_BAN_1_NA_0422_CHGISBTF

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature. 

 

 

Subscribe to receive monthly Paper Pumpkin kits by clicking here. You will be billed each month and can cancel at any time. OR click here to save when you purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription in my online store. 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Stampin' Up! touches for Andrea's Bridal Shower

I've been a little quiet here on my blog and my social media channels over the last few days but for good reason. Sunday, Emily (my 25 year old daughter) and I hosted a bridal shower for Andrea (my 30 year old daughter). It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the bride with family and friends and seeing so many people love on Andrea. It was so fun and such a joy to be able to put some personal touches on the day using Stampin' Up! products I love so much. From favors and decorations to even using my Stampin' Peace Studio to host the occasion. Here are some photos of this special day.

IMG_6224 (1)The XOXO treat boxes were add ons to the January Paper Pumpkin Kit Hugs & Kisses. I put chocolates inside each one and added a pretty Polished Dots Embellishment to each heart tag and tied with gold trim.

IMG_6224 (1)I used the Heart Punch Pack, white card stock, Create with Friends Stamp Set, Blushing Bride ink, Champagne Foil (retired) and Petal Pink with Gold Ribbon (retired). They were SOOOOO easy to make. Both favors got rave reviews from our guests.

IMG_6362 (1)"Love" was stamped using the Create with Friends Stamp Set.

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You may recognize this home decor piece I made before Valentine's Day featured in a blog hop. It too was made with the Hugs & Kisses Paper Pumpkin kit. I put it on a shelf in my kitchen to repurpose it for the bridal shower.

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I used the January Paper Pumpkin Kit Hugs & Kisses to make banners also. I put several of the fun fold card bases together with ribbon to create the many banners I used to decorate my living room and shelves in my Stampin' Peace Studio.


IMG_6224 (1)Do you recognize these? I used our Celebrate Today Magnetic Board Kit to make this collage wall over a sofa in my living room where I showcased Andrea and Jon's engagement pictures. This kit is so versatile. I'll be able to change out the background papers and photos for future family events, special occasions, and holidays. The magnetic board and gold metallic clips will make it easy to do so.


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I purchased a photo box and wrapped it with Petal Pink Striped Organdy Ribbon. Can you guess what I put inside? Postage Stamps and Thank you notes. Lots and lots of thank you notes I made for the bridal shower and the wedding. This was one of my gifts for the bride.

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Stampin' Up! Notes Cards and Envelopes make putting together such a gift easy and inexpensive.

IMG_6237 (1)How many kisses for the Mrs. do you think are in the vase decorated with SU! Blushing Bride Ribbon? Guests used the white hearts with gold trim also from the Hugs & Kisses kit to write their guesses on. And of course, Basic White Thick and Blushing Bride card stock were used to make the sign. There were 221 kisses in the vase. 218 was the winning guess. PS. I kept foil on the top so I wouldn't be tempted to eat any of the chocolates. I love sweets, all sweets, especially chocolates.

IMG_6263 (1)I'm so proud of my girls and am grateful for the love and happiness they bring to my life. I never knew having adult children would be so much fun!

IMG_6265 (2)Andrea and her future sister-in-law and mother-in-law.

IMG_6376 (1)More photos of the happy couple. The cards on their were made with contents from the Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kits.


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Does anyone recognize this Designer Series Paper? I used Modge Podge to adhere 12" x 12" DSP to 12" square stretched canvases. These were hanging in my living room until I recently moved them to the sitting room off my Stampin' Peace Studio.

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IMG_6237 (1)I have a beautiful antique dining room set that once belonged to my grandmother then my mom. Since moving to my house in Columbus, I only have a small eat in kitchen and no longer have a separate dining room. The set is too big for my kitchen space and I didn't want to have it in storage so have incorporated the hutch and buffet into my Stampin' Peace Studio. They house my china and are used to display cards and other hand made crafts. It was used to serve the buffet lunch for the bridal shower.


IMG_6237 (1)I set up a couple of small table around my work space for salads and drinks. You will recognize my craft space behind the tables if you watch my Facebook Lives. I love that I can use and share my Stampin' Peace Studio in a variety of ways.


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I have 3 of these shelving units in my studio that I use for display and storage. On this one I hung more banners created with the fun fold card bases from the Hugs & Kisses Kit and displayed a few pictures of Andrea and Jon and a Love collage I made for Valentine's Day last year.

IMG_6241 (1)I had fun seeing Andrea take in the set up and all the personal touches for her bridal shower for the first time. I kept it a secret until she arrived Sunday.
IMG_6244 (1)I ended up buying this set of decorations for a pop of color on this big blank wall.


IMG_6243 (1)Pots of succulents and gift cards served as both center pieces and game prizes.


IMG_6243 (1)This game was a HUGE hit. It was fun hearing stories and memories shared as everyone tried to guess the ages of the bride and groom in the photos. 
IMG_6247 (1)I used the SU! heart punch to punch Blushing Bride hearts to number photos of the bride and Soft Succulent hearts for the groom's photos.
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Another set of DSP canvases to add some color and personality to the back corner of my Stampin' Peace Studio.

 

I realized I forgot to take pictures of the desserts - lemon bars made by Emily, a chocolate brownie strawberry trifle made by me, and heart shaped cookies made by our dear friend Rosie. They were all delicious.

 

Thanks for visiting. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you a glimpse of this special day in my life and the way I was able to incorporate my love of creativity and Stampin' Up! into the celebration. Perhaps, I have inspired some of you to add some of your own creative touches to your special occasions and holidays.

Stampin' Peace Hugs to you all.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Safari Celebration

Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. I'm so happy you're here and eager to show you my alternate projects for the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. 

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Safari Celebration.

My alternate projects.

Stampin' Up! February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Safari Celebration - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Safari Celebration - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Safari Celebration - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit Safari Celebration - Mary Knabe

Use these as bookmarks for kids or as gift tags on decorated bags.

Stampin' Up! Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit (2_2022) - Mary Knabe
Stampin' Up! Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit (2_2022) - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate project for the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Sharon Burkert's alternate project using this month's Safari Celebration. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 15 blog posts featuring more Safari Celebration alternate projects.

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Check out next month's Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit.

You've probably seen the New Horizons Suite in our January - June Mini Catalog, and I bet you love it like I do!  Our March Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to coordinate with this amazing product suite. And guess what??? You get 2 Stamp Sets, not just the usual 1, in the March Beyond the Horizons Paper Pumpkin Kit. YES, it's true! Thank you, Stampin' Up!, for this extra gift. More stamp sets = more stamping fun!

Click here to see the New Horizons Suite in our Mini Catalog.

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MKTL_SHR_3_US_0322_BEYONDHORIZON-2A little bit about the March Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

 

Subscribe to receive monthly Paper Pumpkin kits using this link:  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2041349. You will be billed each month and can cancel at any time. OR click here to save when you purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription in my online store. 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Kisses & Hugs

Welcome to the first Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop of 2022. It's always fun to create alternate projects with my Paper Pumpkin kit each month, then join in the blog hop to share these projects with all of you. I am in love with the January Kisses & Hugs kit with its pretty colors and metallic gold accents, the fun fold cards, and sweet stamp set.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin January 2022 Kit Kisses & Hugs.

I chose to make a Valentine collage with my Kisses & Hugs Kit. This project is easy to make and can be framed for hanging or to give as a gift or use it in a scrapbook. No matter what you choose, it'll be a special keepsake for yourself or a loved one.

Stampin'  Up! January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Kisses & Hugs - Mary Knabe

All the hearts used and their decorations are from the contents of my kit. I added layers of Vellum card stock (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"), Gray Granite card stock (9" x 9"), Gold Foil (9 1/4" x 9 1/4"), and Blushing Bride (12" x 12"). I love the look of this collage - simple but elegant and fun and festive.
Stampin' Up! Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit January  2022 - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate project for the Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Cheryl Hamilton's alternate project using this month's Kisses & Hugs Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 11 blog posts featuring more Lots of Pun alternate projects.

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Here's a list of all 11 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Janey Backer 
  2. Darla Watson 
  3. Dana Sullivan 
  4. Charmane Hopkins 
  5. Elizabeth Ames 
  6. Deb Naylor 
  7. Tricia Butts 
  8. June Olsen 
  9. Mary Knabe < You are here.
  10. Cheryl Hamilton
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard  

 

Check out next month's Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit.

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Did you see that? It’s a mischievous monkey swinging from tree to tree! What about that elephant marching through the mud? Can you catch an antelope galloping in the grass? Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit. To explore what’s inside, keep reading!

 

ABOUT THE SAFARI CELEBRATION KIT:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Explore each of our current In Color collections with this colorful kit! Discover designs and paper pieces in Bumblebee (a 2020–2022 In Color), Fresh Freesia (a 2021–2023 In Color), and Soft Succulent (a 2021–2023 In Color).
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" 
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede

 

 

FYI...Sale-A-Bration is a great time to purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions as you can earn FREE products from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure on your 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription giving you more for your money!!!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun

Welcome to the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. It's always fun to create alternate projects with my Paper Pumpkin kit each month, then join in the blog hop to share these projects with all of you.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin Lots of Pun Kit and its contents to make funny cards to give.

I decided to make 3" x 3" cards using the contents of my Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. I love how they turned out and look forward to using them as gift enclosure cards with various gifts and "pick me ups" for others are needed. Please note that ALL of these 3" x 3" cards were made with leftovers after I made the 9 cards as shown in the kit. I just added some card stock of my own for the card bases and layers of the 3" x 3" cards.

SU! Paper Pumpkin December 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe

Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe
Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe
Paper Pumpkin January 2021 Lots of Pun Kit - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate projects to the Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Janey Backer's alternate project using this month's Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 8 blog posts featuring more Lots of Pun alternate projects.

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Here's a list of all 8 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Deb Naylor
  2. Terri T 
  3. Elizabeth Ames
  4. Tricia Butts   
  5. Mary Knabe < YOU ARE HERE  
  6. Janey Backer
  7. Debbi Green
  8. Dana Sullivan

 

Check out next month's Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit.

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the video below to get a taste of what’s included.

Subscribe or purchase a Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscription by January 10th to receive the Kisses & Hugs Kit.

 

FYI...Sale-A-Bration is a great time to purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions as you can earn FREE products from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure on your 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription giving you more for your money!!!

 

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog post. I hope it inspires you to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Gifts Galore

Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. It's always fun to create alternate projects with each month's kit, then join in the blog hop to share lots of projects with all of you.

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Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin Gifts Galore Kit and its contents and the designed holiday treat boxes.

When I received my Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit, I knew that I wanted to make some gift card holders using the contents. In order to do that and maximize the contents of my kit, I decided to cut apart a couple of the white boxes. I cut each apart on all of the score lines as follows.

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I then used the box fronts and backs to make a pocket on the back of the Pile of Presents, Snowman, and Christmas Tree. Easy peasy. A bit of cutting with my Paper Trimmer and a little Multipurpose Glue and with very little time I was able to whip up some gift card holders - also great for cash and lottery tickets. I added a string to hang on the Christmas Tree or on top of a wrapped present and added personalized tags.

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After making these gift card holders, I looked at the pieces I had left from the two boxes I had cut apart. I knew I could do something with the long strips of card stock that would have formed the bottom and sides of the treat box. I decided to cut the 8" strips in half. I then curled them, applied a bit of Multi Purpose Glue to one end and adhered the ends to form a small tube. Each roll or tube was then glued to the back of each of the festive shapes. Now I have napkin holders that will make a lovely display on dinner table for a party or gathering of family and friends. Again, super easy and super quick to make! The colors used on each of the shapes make anything you make with them festive and fun. You could even add some embellishments to jazz them up even more.

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Did you all notice I had to cut my own carrot noses from Pumpkin Pie card stock???  The Old Olive snowman nose just wasn't doing it for me. Lol

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate projects to the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Elizabeth Ames' alternate project using this month's Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 13 blog posts featuring more Gifts Galore alternate projects.

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Here's a list of all 13 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Gifts Galore Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Janey Backer 
  2. Mary Knabe <  YOU ARE HERE  
  3. Elizabeth Ames  
  4. Deb Naylor 
  5. Charmane Hopkins 
  6. June Olsen 
  7. Tricia Butts 
  8. Darla Watson
  9. Joni Metras
  10. Terri Takashige
  11. Debbi Green
  12. Dana Sullivan 
  13. Judi Anderson  

 

Check out next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit. It looks like another fun one that is sure to bring smiles and laughter!

 
***Order by December 10th to get this "pun-filled" kit.
 
What’s not to “loaf” about a punny joke? It never hurts to have a little laughter, light-heartedness, and humor sprinkled into your schedule. If you’re a fan of fun, get a kick out of clever crafts, and can’t keep it together when you hear a classic knee-slapper, you’ll go bananas over this month’s cute ‘n’ quirky kit!
 
The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent!
 
Pick up your friends and family with pun-filled projects. December’s delightful kit is sure to make ‘em smile! Paper Pumpkin Kits are great fun for a family activity or to do with a group of friends.
 
Purchase a 1, 3, 6, or 12 month Pre-Paid Subscription: http://bit.ly/2V3lWhO
 
Or sign up for a month-to-month subscription: http://bit.ly/325CAPm

 

 

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog post. I hope it inspires you to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.

 


Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Hope Box

It's the last Tuesday of the month which means it's time for another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. This month's blog hop features 13 alternate projects for the August Hope Box Kit. 

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Once again, I used my Paper Pumpkin Kit to create a 2-page scrapbook layout. I think it's perfect to capture special memories of fun and friendship; a journey of faith, hope, and courage; and so much more! I started by cutting apart one of each of the card bases and envelopes then added die cuts and embellishments included in the kit. Easy Peasy!

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Now click on the link below to hop on over to Debbi Green's blog to see another Paper Pumpkin alternate project for the August Hope Box Kit. 
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Here is a list of all 13 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop.

  1. Janey Backer
  2. Deb Naylor
  3. Charmane Hopkins 
  4. Elizabeth Ames 
  5. Terri Takashige 
  6. Tricia Butts 
  7. Dana Sullivan 
  8. Lisa Ann Bernard 
  9. June Olsen 
  10. Mary Knabe - You are here! 
  11. Debbi Green
  12. Joni Metras  
  13. Cheryl Hamilton

 

Stampin' Up! products used - Click on any link below to be directed to my online store.

       
 

 

 

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to purchase Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions because of all the extra perks...see the chart below. AND it's a great way to start your holiday shopping!

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Here's a peak at next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit - Haunts & Harvest. Order by September 10th to receive this fabulous kit!

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Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

 

Thank you for viewing this blog post. I hope you have been inspired by my project as well as those of the other Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin Kits or if you are in need of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me at mknabe2008@gmail.com.

Happy crafting!