Tuesday, July 27, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: The Adventure Begins


Hi there!! Thanks for coming along on the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and how easy it is to make the kits the way they were designed. But we also, love to show you different ways to use them!

This month's kit was quite an adventure!! The cards are all trifold and so fun, with a little camper and the lantern, along with the trees. Definitely put me in the mood to camp!

Here are the cards as designed:

I have to say I really struggled using these cards other than designed. I think they were great the way they are. So, I decided to use one of the envelopes. I actually saw the envelopes before any of the card designs, and fell in love with their look and the colors. 

Here is my card using one of the envelopes. I also used the tree cut out as a template to sponge a small forest, and then I stamped this lovely sentiment right over the top of the trees. Would love to give this to a recent graduate going off to college, or someone who has just graduated and going off to their first job! Or....what other possibilities can you think of?

Since one card had an extra little tree, I did put that inside:

Thanks so much for hanging out with me. June is up next with her alternate creation, come on with me to check it out! 

Please leave a comment along the way if you have any questions, or see something you like. 

Get ready for next month's Paper Pumpkin!  Our own Shelli Gardner has helped create this one! If you know Shelli, she has a beautiful style all her own, and this kit will be gorgeous and full of hope! 

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video. 

Now that you have to have it, click here to subscribe! 


  1. Cute and creative ideas, thanks for hopping with us for The Adventure Begins!

  2. Great way to use the negative space as a stencil. Lots of dimension created with your evergreens.

  3. Love the use of the envelope on your card!

  4. I love this! Great use of the negative space to stencil the trees! The blending is amazing!

  5. Beautiful card! Love how you did the trees!

  6. I loved the envelope the minute I saw it as well! Definitely CASEing your card! Love those trees!

  7. Awesome alternate. I love how you use the envelope!