Monday, 24 April 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop ~ A Sara Thing Kit

Hi everyone! Welcome to the inaugural "A Paper Pumpkin Thing" Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Carolynn Sander's blog. I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you have been hopping along, you would have just arrived via Lori Mueller's blog. Wasn't Lori's Paper Pumpkin project amazing? I hope that all of today's Paper Pumpkin ideas inspire you to pull out those Paper Pumpkin Kits (both new & old) & get crafting! Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you can carry along and enjoy the rest of the Paper Pumpkin projects today! There are so many great ideas to be shared! If you continue reading until the end of today's post, you will also notice that there is BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY today!!! Details are posted below!




For today's project I decided to change it up quite a bit and created a mini album with the fabulous "It's a Sara Thing" April Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up! I had been wanting to make a memory book with envelope pockets for quite some time now. This month's Paper Pumpkin Kit provided me with the most perfect opportunity to do so. I utilized my Stampin' Up! scoring tool and some basic black cardstock to create the bones of my album. I then sliced off the tops of 5 envelopes from the April kit with my paper trimmer. With the use of my Stampin' Up! Fast Fuse adhesive this book then came together quite quickly. I do not have a tutorial to share with you today. Saying that, if you are interested in learning how to create today's project, feel free to message me or leave me a comment below. If there is enough interest I would love to create a tutorial for you all. Below you will be able to view all of the mini layouts I created. Our little daughter is growing up way too fast! I thought it would be nice to be able to glance back at her yearly photos from the past 6 years. This mini album is now a precious keepsake that I will keep close to my heart forever.








Did you notice the cute envelope pockets here? How could you miss them right? I love the fact that you can pull the matted pictures out of the pockets and hold them in your hands. It's almost as if the nature of this tactile interaction vivifies one's memories.



What do you think of today's project? Do you love it as much as I do? I am kinda bias, as it is full of my most favourite pictures of our most sweetest baby girl. This month's Paper Pumpkin Kit was originally designed for you to create 12 cards. Today's hop is all about showing alternate ways in which you can use this fabulous kit! Check out all of the supplies that came in this month's kit in the picture below! It's an incredible value!


I hope you enjoyed today's project! Make sure to click on the next button below! It will take you to Cathy Caines! She is one of my stamping idols! I am sure she will wow you with her art! You won't want to miss it! There is also a blog roll list posted below. Included in today's blog hop is a BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!!! What is involved? You can be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit. All you have to do is leave a comment on EVERY blog in today's hop. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017!


Blog Roll Line Up
Carolynn Sander You Are Here

If you are in Canada & you are interested in receiving a monthly kit with all of the paper crafting fixings delivered to your door, feel free to click on the photo below. It will take you to my monthly kit page where there are more details on how to order your own Paper Pumpkin Kit! You won't regret it! 


Thank you oh so much for visiting today! In addition to this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit, you may have noticed that I used a few additional supplies for today's project. Some of these items are a sneak peek of what will be available in the new catalogue release. The rest are listed in the supply list below. Just click on the items you see here, and you will be taken to my online Stampin' Up! supply shop which is open 24 hours a day! 

Bye for now!

Carolynn 💖

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67 comments:

  1. WOW! What an awesome photo book! So creative - and adorable pictures too!

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! I love receiving comments! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  2. LOVE your alternative ideas, especially the card since that's all I make! TFS!

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    1. Thank you Sandy! That is actually the cover to the book, but it could totally be made into a card! Thank you for the kind comment. Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  3. I would love to have a tutorial for how to make the album! Thanks for sharing your idea!

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    1. Thank you so much Renee! I have local stampers who now want me to have mini album class as well! An online tutorial & class are in the works now! I might even make a variation of this one! Thank you for the kind comment! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  4. Aww! This is precious beyond words! Your daughter is a beauty and this mini album will be a treasure for years to come! Love the bright colors to celebrate your sweet girl! Awesome project!

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! Kind words warm my heart! I will definitely treasure this and my wee ones forever. I hope you have a lovely week. Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  5. OMG! Beautiful-all of it! Speechless on how beautiful this turned out!

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    1. Wow!!! Thank you so so much Patricia! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  6. A.dor.able! Love this album idea!

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    1. Thanks so much Kathy! It was pretty fun to make! I think I spent more time reminiscing through old photos then I did making this! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  7. So beautiful and bright! What a fun project!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the bright colors as well! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  8. I have to get that Sunshine bundle! Great job.

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    1. Hi Karen! It is an awesome bundle! I need to use mine more! I hope you loved the blog hop! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  9. Love Love Love. I would love to learn how to make this. We have had a baby boom in the family in the last few months and a few in the way. This would make perfect gifts for them. I appreciate your offer to share how you made this.

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    1. Thank you so much! Stay tuned! I hope to have a tutorial up in the coming weeks! I will try to create a variation of this album as I have local stampers wanting me to host a class! Thank you so much for your kind words! & How exciting! I love babies! Wish mine would stop growing! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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    1. Thank you Lynnette! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  11. Yes! Yes! I would love a tutorial! This album is adorable!

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    1. Thank you so very much! Stay tuned! I hope to have a tutorial up in the coming weeks! I will try to create a variation of this album as I have local stampers wanting me to host a class! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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    1. Thank you so much! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  13. What a great album! nataliewoll2902@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you oh so very much! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  14. Soooo pretty...both the project, and your little girl! LOVE the sneak peek at that luscious Lemon Lime Twist ribbon ;-) Thanks for sharing :-D

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    1. Thank you so so so much! I have to let you in on a secret though. That ribbon was custom coloured with my Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker! So the sneak peek is the marker! With that marker you can actually colour any Whisper White Twine or Ribbon that you own! Cool huh? It truly is a way of customizing your projects & utilizing your products to the point of maximum versatility! Thank you for commenting! Remember that if you comment on each blog in the hop you will be entered into a draw for this months Paper Pumpkin Kit! 💖

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  15. What special memories are in this. Love the idea.

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  16. What a beautiful photo book~

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    1. Thank so much for your kindness! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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    1. Thank so much! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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    1. Thank oh so very much! I love when others leave comments! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  19. Love this project. I am going to try making a couple like this for my grandsons. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  20. Really cute photo book--especially like how much the green "sunshine" pops off the black!

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  21. Great idea. It would make a great Grandma's Brag Book

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  22. Love it. Would like a tutorial

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  23. I'd love a tutorial if you're up for sharing with all of us! Great mini-album!!

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  24. Your mini album is so colorful and fun! I haven't made a mini album in a long time, but I think you may have just inspired me! Making something that special is always fun!

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  25. Fabulous project. If you are sharing the tutorial, I'd love to see it. Thank you for such inspiring creativity!

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  26. Amazing, amazing! And the eight month old photo with the adorable, spiky pig tails just melted my heart!
    -Maria

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    1. Thanks Maria! The things we do to our children to get cute photos hey! I don't remember those piggy tails staying in for very long! So happy to be hopping with you! 💖

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  27. Love the new Lemon Lime Twist, especially with the black. Can hardly wait to get my hands on some!!!

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    1. It's definitely my favourite colour too Vickie! I don't think one will ever have enough of it! Remember that if you comment on every post in the hop you will be entered into a draw for a free Paper Pumpkin Kit! Cheers! 💖

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  28. You album is fabulous! Such a great idea and these envelopes were so pretty ... they were great for this project. I would love a tutorial showing how to do this! Thanks for sharing your awesome alternative!

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  29. Great project using materials and such and imaginative way

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  30. This is gorgeous!! I would love to see a tutorial!!

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  31. Oh my gosh, Carolynn, your daughter is adorable and I love your mini album! I would be very interested in seeing a tutorial of how this album is made. My youngest daughter is expecting a child in September, so I wouldn't mind trying my hand at making one of these albums as a keepsake :)

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    1. Thank you Sharon! OXOXO I will message you when I have the tutorial up! 💖

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  32. I really like the album and how you used it for yearly pictures. Good idea for new grandsons!

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  33. Thank you. I love the yearly pictures!

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  34. Love your mini album! Cherish your sweet girl, seems like yesterday mine was that young, now she's going to HS for only one more year and off to college! What! ?

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  35. Love your project and inspiration.

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  36. love the saying you are my sunshine makes me think of my dad great album thanks for sharing
    Alyse

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  37. Absolutely love this little memory book...please share the instructions, I would love to CASE this project.

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  38. Where's the love button?! Wow!! I would love to learn how to make this. Stunning!

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  39. I'm going to try and leave a message again! Keep your fingers crossed! I'm trying to figure out what color ribbon you used? I pray this gets thru to you!

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    1. Hi Gloria! I'm so happy I received your message! I'm not sure why the 1st one didn't go through! I actually took some Whisper White Ribbon that I owned & Colored it with the Lemon Lime Twist Marker. I ordered this marker with my Product Purchase Premiere (part of a fun perk of attending Stampin' Up! Onstage local). Lemon Lime Twist is one of the new In Colors that will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catty June 1st! Hope that helps! You can email me at carebearstamps@gmail.com if you have any other questions also! Cheers! 💖

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  40. What an awesome book! Your daughter will cherish it in years to come. Thank you for sharing it.

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  41. What a great idea!LOVE how you made a mini album out of the supplies. I LOVE the word sunshine in cucumber crush it makes it pop!

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  42. Hi Carolynn, Such a cute little booklet of your daughter. Makes me want to meet her. She looks so sweet as a baby. Was the word "Sunshine" double-cut out of two colors? Looks like it. It makes for a nice shadow affect. By the way, I am an American, but I lived near Calgary for a few years. Beautiful scenery up there. Keep sharing your paper-crafting ideas. They are wonderful.

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