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Do you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin?  I love getting my Paper Pumpkin in the mail each month.  I love the surprise.  I do everything possible not to look at all the talk and postings until I have mine in hand!  This month's Paper Pumpkin is just so pretty.  I have to admit that I love the boxes with cards the best.  The August Paper Pumpkin has all the makings for 10 cards, a fantastic stamp set, silver foil trimmed envelopes, a Blackberry Bliss stampin' spot, and fun!  The kit also has beautiful vellum and a pretty green vellum leaves to use!  Wow!

August Paper Pumpkin

I just couldn't wait to get started.  The kit is so easy!

August Paper Pumpkin in kit by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are the cards made pretty much according to the kit directions.  You would get 5 of each design!  They are lovely!

August Paper Pumpkin cards by Jo Anne Hewins

These cards are also close to the directions.  I did use a different sentiment on the cards on top.  The Thank You Kindly comes from the Enjoy Life stamp set.  I also used some of the Silver Metallic Thread from page 200 of the annual catalog on some of these.  It will look fantastic with the silver edged envelopes.  I also added some the Faceted Dots from page 197.

August Paper Pumpkin with envelope by Jo Anne Hewins

Of course, sometimes you want to try a little something outside of the box.

August Paper Pumpkin outside of the box by Jo Anne Hewins

Here are two projects.  For the card I took an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut out a section of the front of the card.  I did have to line the inside of the card with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White.  I cut another oval from some Fun Foam.  Glue the paper to the foam and then glue it all back inside the card.  Just add some Silver Metallic Thread, a saying, and some Faceted Dots!  Don't forget the vellum leaves!

August Paper Pumpkin box by Jo Anne Hewins

August Paper Pumpkin box side view by Jo Anne Hewins

I made a video on how to make this box for an earlier post.  You can see it here.  To make this box cut the card in the white area 1 1/4 below the fold.  The fold becomes the score line for the bottom of the box.  Score in the other direction at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5.  You will have to cut up on the score lines to the bottom of the box (fold of card).  Take a look at the video, please!  Use the larger tag and fold in half for the box topper.  I stamped the flower with the stamp set in the kit.  I used Flirty Flamingo for the flower.  Put some Pineapple Punch in the center with a dauber, and added the heart leaves with Granny Apple Green.  The center of the flower is Blackberry Bliss.  Punch this out with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch and add a frame using the 1 3/8" scallop punch and Flirty Flamingo card stock.  Back this with some of the Flamingo and Silver Twine and some of the vellum leaves.  It makes a great box!

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If you are thinking of ordering Paper Pumpkin please go here.  You can order a monthy subscription, 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.  You can also go online and skip a month as long as you do it before the 10th of the month.  I love Paper Pumpkin!

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Did you know that with a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin you would earn a $5 coupon code if you order before the end of August?  Spend the coupon in September and wait for your Paper Pumpkin to arrive in the mail!  Happy Mail!

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