Monday, April 24, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop A Sara Thing Kit

Happy Monday! Surprised to see me on a Monday?? Did you all have a good weekend? It was a nice lazy weekend here although Taryn had a dance performance Saturday night. I spent all day yesterday trying to get warm... No, it wasn't cold. I just couldn't get warm!!!

Today I am introducing A Paper Pumpkin Thing . I will be honest, it was impromptu, and did not take months of planning. Pam Staples and I had one of those moments. You know the one where you look at each other (on FaceTime) and say "A-Ha"! We are calling this new blog hop A Paper Pumpkin Thing because well, that is what it is and it was perfect timing with the new "A Sara Thing" kit. We will be hopping each month with alternative designs for the kit! Fun Right?! For our first hop we have an amazing line up for you!
 You will want to make sure you go through the whole hop, because there just might be something in it for you!


If you got to my blog by way of Lydia! Welcome! I am so glad you are touring through the hop! My name is Andrea! Let me show you what I have made this month with  the "A Sara Thing" Kit.









Now that you have seen my creations let me give you some details. My fun "You Are The Best Teacher" Sticky Note Holder was made using Basic Black card stock for the base with some Lemon Lime Twist as an accent. I used the inside of a couple of the envelopes to come up with my papers and pocket. I accented the pocket with the acrylic flowers and leaves from the kit with a trim of the Pop Of Pink Washi Tape. The Teacher note actually comes out of the pocket, so if the teacher wanted to use it as a bookmark they could! I created this using the Scallop Tag Topper with a scrap piece of Melon Mambo card stock. I used the washi tape from the kit as "ribbon" through the top! 

My card was a little more simple to make. I used the resist pattern with my watercolor pencils that were in the kit. I added some of the adhesive leaves and an acrylic flower.  I fussy cut the "you" and adhered it to one of the banners provided with a strip of the stripe made into a banner! I adhered this onto my Lemon Lime Twist matte at an angle with some washi tape accents.

Fun stuff right? Feel free to comment with any questions! I am so glad you stopped by! If you find an alternative idea or way of using your My Paper Pumpkin Kit make sure you post it using the #APaperPumpkinThing so that we can all see it!

Now for the good stuff!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!!
 To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog on the hop. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EDT. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

So go!! Tell all your friends! 

Next is my amazing friend Pam Staples! She has created something so cute from the kit! You won't want to miss it!
Pam Staples

If you get lost along the way, here is a full list of the hop!



59 comments:

  1. Really fun projects! Being a former teacher, I love what you have made! I like how you cut out the "you" sentiment too!

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  2. Very nice alternative ideas - TFS!

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  3. So fun!!! I love how bright and cheerful this set is!

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  4. Love love love it!!! I'm gonna try this one.

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  5. I truly love this little note pad holder Andrea!!! It is such a great spin on the kit! Thank you so much for organizing this hop! It has been so much fun, and I look forward to the next one! My Paper Pumpkin Kits will finally get put to good use! 💖

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  6. The teacher post it note creation is the bomb!

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  7. Love all of the bright colors.

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  8. Love this idea! Teacher gifts are always appreciated!

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  9. cool cards - I like that you used the Lemon Lime

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  10. Love these projects! nataliewoll2902@gmail.com

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  11. Loving the bold colors!

    Sue McNeill
    ssmcneill@hotmail.com

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  12. Fu¢&y cutting...look at YOU!!! I mean, literally, look at 'you'. It's fussy cut. You are my hero ;-) Thanks for asking me to hop along with you <3 And thanks for the great project inspiration :-D

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  13. Very nice alternative ideas !!!

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  14. I LOVE what you did, I never would have thought of that !! Beautiful

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  15. I don't have a teacher to give this to, but someone might like receiving one like it. Awesome project! Thank you for sharing all the info with us so w can make one too

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  16. The bright colors are so fun! Very spring'y'!

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  17. Great gift idea for teachers....or anyone! Love the bright combos with the black.

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  19. I saw this on fb first. I will watch for more of these great ideas. Thank you

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  20. Can hardly wait for the Lemon Lime Twist to become available for ordering. So LOVE this new color!!!

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  22. Lovely projects ... I hope to CASE the sticky notes holder! Thanks for sharing these. ��

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  23. Love the note holder! I'm a retired teacher and would have loved to have something bright like that on my desk! I think the green is going to be one of my favorite colors. Thanks for the ideas!

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  24. Loved the cute post it note holder for teachers. Nice work!!

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  25. Especially liked the post-it-note holder and that it had a place for the pen.

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  26. Great ideas!! Pretty gifts. :)

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  27. Love the Colors! Great ideas!

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  28. Well Andrea I just love seeing your work and love what you did with this kit. Good to see you on FB as well. Just think, I have a picture of you in my hallway "way back when". XO Cindy

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    1. Lets just keep that picture on the down low! How crazy that we run into each other on my paper crafting blog hop and not at a Pinto Awards something with "Gram" involved. Thank You so much for your kind words!

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  29. Great projects, super teacher appreciation idea.
    Happy Stampin, Seletta

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  30. Love this project! Wish we had these kinds of ideas for teachers' gifts when we were in school :)

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    1. I always brought an apple! However, my kids teachers I don't mind making the kids teachers things like this!

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  31. Love this idea! Can't wait to give it a try!

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    1. Right?! So easy to make! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  32. I love the colors in your projects. Very cheerful. I think a lot of people would enjoy the gifts besides teachers.

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  33. Love the bright colors and the cute idea.

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  34. I loved all the ideas on all of the blogs in this blog hop. I entered comments on all the blogs that I could. I was hoping to be in the running to win the kit, but couldn't post on some blogs without a google account. I'm sad! :( Keep the great ideas coming.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary! We are going to attempt to keep them coming! I am so glad you stopped by! Sometimes there is a way around not having Google!

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  35. great ideas love the colors and the teacher note pad wonderful! alyse d

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    1. Thank You so much stopping by and the kind words Alyse!

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  36. Really love the notepad idea! Great teacher gift idea!

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    1. Thank You so so much! I may have to make a few more... I have one kid with about 5 teachers and two kids with 4 teachers...

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  37. I came back to your project. I want to CASE it! But, I have no idea how you made this? I can see the picture but, have no idea how to construct it? Please help! If you can't tell me then maybe you know someone whose written a PDF for this! Anything! I do appreciate you sharing with us. I'm just to new a SU!D to know what you did. I'm really excited to try making some of these.
    My gradugther wants me to make some up for gifts for her wedding party! Again, TFS!

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    1. Hey there Gloria! I sent you a friend request one Facebook so that I can help you out! Thank you so much for coming back to my blog and touring the hop!

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  38. Oh my! Such awesome projects!!! You're very creative!!!

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  39. Great teacher idea! Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up, and I may just have to you your idea! Love the bright colors in the kit.

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  40. Love the colors you used on both projects! The blending of the colors on the Thank You note is amazing!

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  41. I LOVE the sticky note holder you made, so cute.

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  42. Hi Andrea, This is my first time on your site. I am encouraged by your Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Thing. As for your creations, I truly like the idea of the teacher note pad. Looks like it took a lot of time to make, but it is a very cute item and looks like a gift that any teacher would appreciate. Keep up the good work on your alternative ideas. By the way, I love the new Lemon-Lime Twist color you used. I believe it shall be my next favorite color (second to Watermelon Wonder).

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    1. The easel style is very easy! It's all about you embellish it and the layout! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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