Healing Thoughts

Heres’s an alternative card from the September Paper Pumpkin.

The minutes I saw these pre-cut but unmade pumpkin treat boxes, I was reminded of bandaids; after all, I am a nurse! So I knew I was going to create a get well card.

My daughter & I made most of our treat boxes; see my 10/4 post “WCMD- September Paper Pumpkin. But I saved two to make some alternative cards. BTW- her coworkers loved the treat boxes (& the candy inside😉)

Here’s what I did. First, I cut the treat boxes sections apart & cut off the scored end.

Next I took a rounded end section & traced it at the cut off scored edge. Then I trimmed with my scissors.

Next, I embossed Crumb Cake cardstock using the Tasteful Textures embossing folder; and cut two 1” x 1” squares. I adhered to two of my bandaids.

My card base is Crumb Cake with a layer of Pale Papaya popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I topped the Pale Papaya with a piece of Tasteful Textures embossed Crumb Cake to keep consistent with the “bandaid pads”. The top & bottom bandaids in Soft Succulent and Poppy Parade are adhered directly using mono adhesive.

My sentiment from “Inspired Thoughts” stamp set; it’s stamped in Early Espresso on Pale Papaya. Both the bandaid & sentiment are up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. Linen thread triple wrapped peeks out on each side of the Pale Papaya bandaid. I added three brilliant Champagne Rhinestones but the picture does chapter their shine.

Thanks for stopping & Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

As promised on Wednesday, below are a few pictures from our 10 day Northeast trip. It was gorgeous- great weather & such a fun time. I shouldn’t be MIA again for a while, so check back on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for more blog posts.

George (Kodak) Eastmans estate & gardens, Rochester NY
Ogunquit, Maine along
the Marginal Way
Us, all smiles & ready for our
Lobster Boat cruise

Inspiring Hope with the August Paper Pumpkin

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a happy & productive week. Even more, I hope you have a great weekend with a little R&R.

Today I’m featuring this month’s Paper Pumpkin called the Hope Box. Our Stampin’ Up co-founder, Shelli Gardner, designed this kit. The shipping box can be transformed into a decorative “Hope Box” to hold those things that instill hope for you. Favorite pictures, quotes, Bible verses, trinkets from travels or any memento that uplifts your spirits. The supplies to decorate the box are included.

Each month, on the 4th Thursday at 2 p.m. CST, I unbox & make the month’s Paper Pumpkin kit live on my Facebook page, Stamp with MJ. Join me or watch the replay.

The 4th Friday evening, I host in my home a Paper Pumpkin club for my subscriber friends. I’ll make my box with them. We have lots of laughs, a free alternative card to make & some refreshments. If you live in the St. Louis area, I’d love for you to join us.

Below are the cards from the kit. The envelope is peeking out from behind the card.

I made the below alternative card using the kit’s stamp set & my own supplies. My club friends will be making it too.

I cut a 5” x 3.75” piece of Pattern Party DSP; then I cut a 0.75” piece off the left side & turned it over to the b/w striped side. Using my Tombow liquid glue, I adhered the pieces to a Basic Black card base.

The Hope sentiment was stamped onto a 3” x 2.75” piece of Vellum using Stazon black ink. I stamped that cute little butterfly from the kit’s stamp set onto card stock scraps of Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green & then fussy cut them.

I adhered the vellum sentiment using the extra glue dots from my kit. I wrapped a piece of the gorgeous black & white gingham ribbon from the mini catalog. (I ❤️ this ribbon!)

Last, I added a white panel to the inside that was fancied up with a 0.25 piece of the DSP.

  • Supplies: Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock- Basic Black 8.5 x 5.5; scored at 4.25 for the card base; scraps of Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green
  • Vellum
  • Stazon Ink in Jet Black
  • Black & White Gingham ribbon

I hope you like your kit as much as I do!

Have a great Friday!

Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)