It’s already October!!!! Oh my gosh, where did September go?
I got my September Paper Pumpkin kit a little over a week ago, but unfortunately I received it the night before I left to drive down to Southern California for a long weekend to visit my daughter at Loyola Marymont University. She just started in August, and we were missing each other!!! We had an amazing, fun filled weekend that included shopping, visiting the Getty Museum, and finally the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. (Pictures are below) It was so much fun, but it meant that I couldn’t even start on my kit until this weekend!
The September kit is called Something Good To Eat, and it’s definitely Halloween themed. It includes the cute stamp set above, an Old Olive Stampin’ Spot ink pad, 15 cylinders and corks for goodies, die cut stickers and tags, Linen Thread and glue dots. There are tons of extra stickers and tags for additional projects, and I particularly love the gold edging on some of the tags. It’s super pretty!!!
This month, I just decided to follow the kit instructions and make them exactly as designed. (There are so many extra tags and stickers that I figured I’d just use those and the stamps for my alternative projects.)
I filled my containers with mini Candy Corns, as well as some fun flavored ones that I found at Target. The mini ones fit real well. For the larger ones, I had to alternate directions of the Candy Corns to get them to fit. I love the idea of the corks on this project. Stampin’ Up! is so clever. Every time you think you’ve seen it all, they come up with something different.
These treats would be great for school age kids. They were fast to stamp and create. While mine are grown up, I still plan to mail them some, and the rest I’ll hand out at work.
My next project is a card that I made with the stamps and two tags from the kit. (The tags meet underneath the circle so they appear to be one long label.) I added some of the pretty Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper has some special sheets, such as the spider web shown below, that include silver foil. It’s super pretty!
I also added some fun embellishments to my card, including the two-toned Halloween Night Baker’s Twine and Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes.
Additional supplies used on my card:
If you would like more alternative projects, have I got a deal for you! When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin using me as your demonstrator, I will send you a FREE tutorial each month of at least eight exclusive ideas for alternative projects using the kit and some additional supplies. I’m part of a group called the Paper Pumpkin Gurus, which includes fellow demonstrators with some serious creative talent. I email the tutorials to all my customers at the beginning of the month following the distribution of the kit. So that means, watch your emails PP customers, because it’s coming any day!!! All these ideas are exclusive. You won’t see them on any of our blogs or social media.
For an example of the tutorials I send out, here’s our sneak peed for September. Click HERE for the tutorial to create this Christmas bath salt gift.
As promised, here are a few pics from our fun weekend.
Enjoying butterbeers in Hogsmead.
And two happy Harry Potter fans:)
Have a great week!!!