Saturday, May 5, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop: You Are My Anchor

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity with you!  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 hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this month's Paper Pumpkin kit: You Are My Anchor.

I really love this month's nautical theme!  The 3" x 3" cards are adorable. And the coordinating box is perfect for gift giving.  Since the 3x3 cards are not mailable, I don't use them a whole lot.  So for my first card I converted on the small cards into a standard A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").

I cut the front flat of the small card, assembled it as shown in the Paper Pumpkin instructions using the die cut pieces, and then used it as a layer on the larger card base. The background Pool Party cardstock was embossed using the Seaside embossing folder.  

For my second card I used the stamps from the Paper Pumpkin kit and used the same sketch as a card I  posted last week.

I used the smaller images in the stamp set and stamped them randomly in Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Soft Saffron.  I then stamped the larger anchor and sentiment in Island Indigo for the main image.  I used the thick twine from the PP kit as embellishment.   

I hope you enjoyed what I had to share with you today and have been inspired to use your Paper Pumpkin kit!  If you are not currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, now is the best time to join in the fun.  New subscribers will receive 50% off their first 2 months when they subscribe by May 10th, using the promo code SAVEFIFTY0418. Contact your demonstrator to get started or  CLICK HERE to subscribe with me.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Melissa's blog to see what she has created with this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!

Happy Stampin'!

Lisa Kmiec (You are HERE!)

Stampin Up! Supply List

These are the items that I used in addition to the You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin kit.  Clicking on any of the images will take you to my online store.  If you are in the United States and do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to earn your business and be your creative coach!  


  1. Oh my goodness, your alternate cards are so adorable! I love how you created your own DSP! Thank you so much for sharing your fun alternates with us!

  2. I love your background stamping! So cute!

  3. Lovely, clean designs! your background embossing and stamping really add to your designs!

  4. Love the DSP you created! So cute and the colors are great. The use of the embossing folder is perfect.

  5. Love your card designs. The Seaside embossing folder adds wonderful texture to your 1st card and I love the stamped background you created for your second card. :)

  6. Great ideas! Love your color combo on the faux DSP!

  7. Love the Pool Party mixed in, great cards.


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