Oct Paper Pumpkin – Christmas Tree

Today’s post was inspired by Pam Strobel at Stamp and Stretch.  I loved her idea of turning the pie boxes from October’s My Paper Pumpkin kit into a Christmas tree.  I love all aspects of Christmas, especially candle light, so I added a tea light to the bottom of my tree.

Oct. Paper Pumpkin Christmas Tree

Oct. Paper Pumpkin Christmas Tree

  • Pine branches stamped on the front and back of the box give it an authentic tree look.
  • Cutout stars allow the light to shine through.
  • A tea light inserted into a circle at the bottom of the box not only creates a stand for the tree, it also provides the light.

While it is hard to photograph a lighted image, thought I would at least give you an idea of how it looks.  It looks much better in real life.

Christmas Tree with Tea Light

Christmas Tree with Tea Light

I plan on grouping several of these together as part of this year’s Christmas decorations.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping.

Stamps: Ornamental Pine; Inks: Gumball Green (retired); Miscellaneous: Pie Box from Oct. My Paper Pumpkin,1.25 Circle Punch, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all.  While I will not have any kids ringing my doorbell tonight, I did want to hand out some treats so I prepared treat bags for some special people.

Treat Bags

Yummy – Good to the Last Bite

  • The Note Tag punch makes it easy to punch out the tag and it layers well with the Chalk Talk framelit.
  • Used the last of my Sept. Paper Pumpkin tags for these bags.
Paper Pumpkin Treat Bags

Paper Pumpkin Treat Bags

  • I showed these on a previous post; however, thought I show them filled.  Thanks Paper Pumpkin for making it so easy to quickly create tags.and bags for gifts.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be safe, have fun.  Enjoy, and happy stamping.

Stamps: Merry Everything, Sept. Paper Pumpkin photopolymer stamp set; Ink: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss; Paper: Sept. Paper Pumpkin tags, Black, Tangelo Twist


My “My Paper Pumpkin” Burlap Bags

Recently I joined the “My Paper Pumpkin” fanclub.  Each month I receive a box filled with stamping goodies to make cute and simple projects.

Since Halloween is this Friday, I decided to utilize the September Paper Pumpkin kit to make treat bags for a group of people I work with.  It was easy, fast, and fun!  Here’s what I came up with:

  • By simply adding a few banners I was able to change the looks of each of the tags at the top of the photo
  • I love how easy it is to curve the Happy Halloween sentiment using the new photopolymer stamps

  • While I did use some of the stickers that came with the kit, I’m more of a pumpkin fan rather than a spooky fan so I stamped a small pumpkin from the Holiday Home set

Wishing you a happy halloween.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps: September Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer Set; Holiday Home;  Ink: Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss; Paper: Tags from PP kit, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss