Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Make a Gift

Have you been following the My Pumpkin Challenge this month? The Challenge this month is to Make a Gift. It has been fun to think outside the box! This week I made a dry erase board for the Challenge.

The October My Paper Pumpkin kit included some great items for notes and reminders. The "notes" stamp made me think of different ways to take notes. I had an extra picture frame gathering dust that I thought would be perfect for this weeks Challenge! (I actually picked this frame up at the thrift store. Think upcycling!) I slipped a piece of notebook paper in the frame, then I stamped "notes" on the glass with Jet Black StazOn Ink so it would not smear. I made a flower with some of the paper from the October kit and added a button and twine I had left over from past My Paper Pumpkin kits. I can now add hand written notes with a dry erase marker! This would make a great gift for a teacher or maybe I will take it to my office. For now, we are using it at home, and everyday I find sweet little notes from my daughter! I love it.

Have you been making cards and gifts for the Holidays? Be sure to share your creations at the My Pumpkin Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

More Envelope Fun!

I am on a roll with envelopes lately! This will be my third post in a row involving envelopes. Our Challenge this month at the My Pumpkin Challenge is to "Make a Gift." I found these treat holders on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a try!

Inspired by Beth!

This project used the Envelope Punch Board and it is so easy! I used a 4x4 piece of Designer Series Paper from one of the past My Paper Pumpkin Kits and then lined up my paper at the 1 3/4" mark on the Envelope Punch Board (for the first punch/score) to make the envelope holder. (then line up the score line for the remaining punch/scores as you normally would to complete the envelope) The "how sweet it is" banner was also remnants from a past kit. You can customize them for any Holiday or event. I made a bunch of Christmas themed holders for a craft fair I was in last weekend! Everyone loved them! 

Have you played with the Envelope Punch Board yet? It is my new favorite tool! Besides envelopes you can make boxes and many other fun projects! 

I hope you will hop over to the My Pumpkin Challenge to see what the other Designers have made! Please share your creations! This month we are having a giveaway so go check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 1, 2013

New Challenge

Thank you to everyone who is participating in the My Pumpkin Challenge. It is wonderful to see all the creative ideas everyone has! Since today is November 1st we begin a new challenge. This month the Challenge is "Make a Gift." I used the stamps that came in the October kit to decorate my gift.

I got the idea to make a mini album from Maggie Peterson. It is such a great idea and you can change it up for any occasion. I decided to make my album a little note holder. I used wide ruled notebook to decorate my gift. Most of us have notebook paper lying around right? I placed notepaper inside each envelope sleeve so you can pull it out and write notes. You can also stash receipts and coupons in the pockets!

I also decorated the outside of the gift with notebook paper. On the front I stamped "jots & thoughts" from the Try It kit. I also used some of the buttons and white bakers twine leftover from past kits to tie the front closed. The three envelopes I used were also from the My Paper Pumpkin kits! It was quick and easy to make. It would be a nice gift for a teacher or your friends. It is nice and compact and fits nicely in a purse and it is cute to be displayed on a desk too. I hope you give this a try! Be sure to check out the My Pumpkin Challenge blog to see what Jessica made today!
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