Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hello there! I've been working on some alternate projects for this month's Paper Pumpkin called Cute Conversations. You might want to go make a pot of coffee~you're going to be here awhile:) This is one of the treat holders made pretty much according to the kit instructions.

It also comes with directions to make a cute banner. I didn't really have a use for a banner, so I decorated this cute waste basket I found at Target, and I'll use it to haul all of my goodies to my Paper Pumpkin Night on Thursday.

This is the cute stamp set that came with the kit, along with a Watermelon Wonder spot.

Some have been speculating what 'meh' means. It basically means whatever, or indifference. Probably the best way to sum it up would be the mindset of  a 10 year old boy regarding Valentine's Day...or just girls in general.

For this card I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a piece of Love Blossoms DSP from the Paper Stack found in the Occasions Catalog. I used the retired Heart Framelits to cut out a Watermelon Wonder heart and heat-embossed it using Whisper White Craft ink and White Embossing Powder. I added a Bow Paper Clip Embellishment and a piece of Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim.

I made this cute little treat holder by using 2 of the hearts from the kit. I attached a band of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock to accommodate more candy:)

I cut 2 strips~one at 4" x 1 1/4" and the other at 3 1/2" x 1 1/4". I scored the long sides of each strip at 1/4", and I scored the 4" strip at 1/2" on the short side. I snipped up to the score line at 1/4" intervals approx.

I glued the strips together and then to the hearts using Liquid Tombow as shown:

I used the 1/8" Circle Handheld Punch to punch out circles at the tops of the hearts and thread the baker's twine through to make 2 handles.

Ooops...I should back up...I added a Window Sheet to the inside of the top heart before I glued the band to the heart, again using Liquid Tombow. I used the Bow Builder Punch for the bow using scraps from the die-cut heart paper.

The next 4 projects were inspired from the SU! site. I love when the SU! artists share their alternate ideas, and I was so happy that they shared their ideas in time for my Paper Pumpkin Party:) For this treat holder I adhered 2 of the hearts together, leaving the top open for a treat. I glued a strip of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine to the top heart for a handle. I cut off 14" of the sequin trim for the sentiment and used Glue Dots to secure it. You'll want to add the banners at the bottom to the inside of the hearts before you adhere them together.

I tried to add the banners after the fact~hence the bow...made with Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon.

For this card I started with a Watermelon Wonder base and added a piece of Botanical Gardens Vellum from the Vellum Stack, which is one of the Sale-A-Bration offerings~meaning, you can get it for FREE:) I stamped random hearts with Watermelon Wonder ink and added a piece of Silver Satin Ribbon. I stapled it together using the Handheld Stapler and adhered it to the vellum with Fast Fuse. I added layers of Basic Grey & Smoky Slate Cardstock & stamped the arrows with Smoky Slate ink. I finished it off with a Silver Basic Metal Button and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Here's a treat holder perfect for the guys in your life~not too over the top, and super simple using a Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bag. I used the heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the Big Shot to cut it out, but any heart shape you have would work. I used one of the hearts to make the tag as shown:

It measures 2 1/4" wide and 4" long.

For this card, I used 2 of the hearts from the kit and glued the ends of the twine to the back with Liquid Tombow. I used the adhesive strips included, and adhered the tops of the hearts together, just below the twine. I used Glue Dots to attach the bow, sequin trim and to keep the banners in place.

I added a sentiment to the inside as well. You can go to www.stampinup.com to see the original projects.

I've been excited to try out my new Wink of Stella glitter pen, and tried it out on this card. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to photograph very well, but it's super fun to use! I started with a Crumb Cake base and used the new Bear Hug Framelits to cut out the hearts from scrap paper from the kit.

I simply painted the stamps with Wink of Stella and stamped onto the cardstock . I used the set Gorgeous Grunge for the splatter.

For this card I started with a Watermelon Wonder base and added a piece of In Color Envelope Paper. I attached the banners through paper clips and secured with Glue Dots. I attached the banners to the heart with Dimensionals and added a piece of Everyday Chic Washi Tape to the bottom. I cut out a heart from Real Red Cardstock using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attached it to an Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Sticker.

This card started with a Whisper White base and I added a piece of SAB Perfectly Artistic DSP. I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White Cardstock using Smoky Slate ink and used the Decorative Label Punch to punch it out. I punched another label using Blushing Bride Cardstock, cut it down, and adhered it behind the white. I used the set Oh What Fun for the flourish on the label using Blushing Bride ink. I finished it off with Everyday Chic washi Tape and Basic Pearls.

Last, but not least are these fun little 'love clutches' I made. Each is made with one of the hearts from the kit.

I used a piece of scrap paper to figure out measurements, and you score the heart at 1" on each side, 1 1/2" from the top, and 3 1/8" from the bottom. I used the Simply Scored Tool and made sure both sides of the heart at the top lay flush against the board.

Once you score the heart, you'll stamp the sentiment upside down.

Fold the side in and add SNAIL as shown.

Use a flat, rectangular candy like the Miniatures above.

Add a Glue Dot to the point and kind of pinch together as you close it to close up the gap at the top.

I used Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim, Gold Metallic Thread and Conversation Hearts to embellish.

I told you you'd be here awhile, but hopefully you got some good ideas for other uses for your kit. For those of you attending my Paper Pumpkin Party on Thursday night, please let me know which of the alternate projects you're interested in making so I can have everything prepped for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Very cute ideas, but what does MEH mean? Do you know?

  2. Very cute ideas, but what does MEH mean? Do you know?

  3. I think it's geared to younger kids. It means 'whatever' or indifference. I liken it to what my 10 year old grandson would think of Valentine's Day or just girls in general, lol. Hope that helps:)Thank you Theresa:)

  4. I love the sweetheart candy holder! What a clever idea! TFS!