Saturday, June 30, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Broadway Star

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit ($20 / month) and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this "pop up" hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this June Paper Pumpkin kit.

I had fun creating this little collection of Hooray cards and gifts.  I think I’ll use it to send to my team who have achieved a milestone.  
I really loved the design of the cards in the box!  But this is a hop on alternative cards J

I made the card fronts quite similar to the instructions. I cut one of the cards into 2 and then I created a base card 8 ½ x 5 ½.  So you have 2 pieces: the front 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and the base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.

Take the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 base and score it 1 ¼ from the center to 1 ¼” down the center fold, do on both sides.  See the red dotted lines.
Now push the red lines in to make a "mountain", the top part of the blue line is the "ridge" of the mountain.

See how it folds into the center as a tiny “mountain”? This lets you now have a pop up element.  

Adhere your cake or anything  that fits without going over the edge of the card (so it’s a surprise).  Stamp inside, add some balloons or sequins and you are done!

This works great for either horizontal cards or for vertical cards.  Super easy I hope you try it.

And in the "pop up" theme, a card with a pop up frame inside the card. My frame is empty but just perfect for a photo (or for stamping).

Take a base card (the full 8 1/2 x 5 1/2) and trim 1/2 off the back edge of the card so your base is now 8 x 5 1/2, and decorate the front.  I did a similar design as to the instructions for my front.

Now  take a whisper white base 8 ½ x 5 ½ and add some score lines so you have 3 scores:  ½, 4 ¼ and 4 ¾

Cut out a frame, I did a square for a photo but you could do a circle or an oval.  I used the stitched shapes and my Big Shot.  Now stamp on the front. I used Lovely Lipstick. 

Mine does not have a photo but now is the time to insert it or to stamp on the inside.

Make your inside card into a box.

Line up the very edge of the back of the base card right into the fold of the card – adhere this down to the back of the base card.  Try this first without adhesive, so you can see it work.  Now adhere the ½” edge flap into the fold of the decorated card.  So now it will open and pop out.   

And a little gift to match made by cutting down the card stock.  I'll post these dimensions tomorrow.. this post is getting way too long!  Please hop over and see what Debbi Green has for you (from here in Maine to California with Debbi, you are really seeing the country today!)

Head off now to go to Debbi's post, click next on the pumpkin!


  1. Such fun ides - love your pop up cake! And you share the nicest instructions :-)

  2. Love both of your projects! Thanks for sharing the instructions too; cannot wait to give them a try!

  3. Great ideas! Thanks for all the directions!

  4. Love all your pop ups! Great ideas and clever ways to use the kit!

  5. Wonderful ideas to transform cards into something fun and interactive. Love the pop ups and the window for a photo is a great idea. :)

  6. Love the surprise pop up on the first card. Looks easy and quick to create with your instructions. TFS!