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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Blissful Blooms

Paper Pumpkin Thing Monthly Blog Hop Dawn Olchefske #paperpumpkin #dostamping

Welcome to the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! 

I'm excited to join this talented group of stampers to share alternate ideas for Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Today we're sharing the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Blissful Bloom

Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #blissfulblooms

First off - this month's kit is awesome!  The beautiful flower images just take your breath away. 

For my alternate idea, I wanted to come up with an easy way to use one of the kit's cards to make two.  This 2-card gift set was lots of fun to make.   (see below) and are wrapped up with their envelopes with a belly band.

Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #blissfulblooms

These are what I call, a "panel card".  Which means, the card base is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and doesn't open, it's just a panel...hence the name!  They have a simple but clever opening,  As you can see, the "card" that opens is actually approximately one-half of one of the cards from the kit...getting more from your Blissful Blooms kit!

Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #blissfulblooms


Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #blissfulblooms

How'd She DO That? Tips for Blissful Blooms Panel cards:

  • Paper:
    • Use the card base from the kit with flowers in the center
      1. Fold card on the score line.  Cut in half at 2-3/4" through both layers.
      2. Cut 1/4" off the "white edge" (top or bottom) from each piece, through both layers. Each piece should measure 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" (folded)
    • Old Olive (card #1= 2-3/4" x 4-1/4", card #2= 2-3/4" x 4-3/8")
    • Daffodil Delight (4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base)
    • Whisper White (scraps for Pretty Label Punch)
    • Mossy Meadow (scraps for 1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • Ink: Mossy Meadow
  • Other:  Pretty Label Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tip:  Put dimensionals only on the side that adheres to the smaller folded card (not to the Daffodil panel).


Paper Pumpkin Blissful Blooms Blop Hop | Dawn Olchefske dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #papercrafting #paperpumpkin #blissfulblooms

To make the belly band:

  • Open one of the envelopes to reveal the inside pattern. 
  • I trimmed the center area of the envelope to 3" (tip: cut 1-1/2" from both sides of the side "points").  Finished piece should measure approx 3" x 11-1/4".
  • Stack up 2 envelopes and 2 cards (faced down), wrap belly band around and secure with a glue dot.
  • Wrap twine around belly band and tie in a bow.  NOTE: I pulled the silver thread from the twine.
  • Tag is 1-1/2" & 1-3/4" circle punches and 1/8" handheld circle punch.  Stamp tag using Mossy Meadow & Flirty Flamingo ink.
  • Use silver thread to attach to twine bow

I hope you enjoyed these ideas. The next stop on our blog hop is Kimberley Morris See the full list below. 

Enjoy~Dawn O 


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