Hi Everyone!  I thought I would share the class I held on April 9th where we all put together the March Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you have not come to a Paper Pumpkin class yet, here is what they look like.  Here are some photos  with everything set up, waiting for everyone to arrive – the areas are all ready to go with projects all done!

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Although every class is different due to the nature of the various projects, usually I will have one alternate choice available for people to make if they would like to, so here is the first project made like the kit – the top white envelope is how the kit had it, but the bottom card is an alternate way:

Project 2 with alternative

Here is our second project with the image on the left being how the kit made it and the card on the far right being the alternative project:

Project 1 with Alternative

Here is how we  used the envelope that came with this project and I found on Pinterest and loved how you can turn it into a little box to hold 3×3 note cards:

Box from envelope

Here are the note cards:

3x3 - 2

3x3 - 3

3x3 - 1

As you can see – there were plenty of projects to make out of March’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  Everyone had a great time and special thanks to Carol for bringing delicious molasses/ginger cookies and to Sharon for bringing her delicious breakfast casserole – YOU GUYS ROCK!

AND, everything show above was made from just ONE KIT with plenty left over to make more.  Love these kits!

So if you are in the Rochester area and would like to give these classes a try, we meet usually the first Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m.  You just have to either let me know you would like to come by the 10th of the previous month and I will order you a kit to try and you can pay me when you come to class, or sign up to receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail each month by clicking HERE.  Just please designate me as your demonstrator (Gail Emmons, zip 14514) to come to these classes, FREE for My Paper Pumpkin subscribers of mine!

Oh, and I thought I would throw in one last photo of my hubby whom I made move from reading his paper at the kitchen counter to over at the kitchen table….. he is so cute, even though he felt displaced so I could set everything up!

Jay at table


~ Gail


Hi Everyone!  I used June’s fun-fun My Paper Pumpkin pinwheel kit and put it together with the Banner Kit to create a Fourth of July Banner!  Here is how it turned out:

Blog 4th of July Banner

I loved the pinwheels in this kit but was looking for another way to use them, so I decided to make a banner from the pieces.  Notice that I threaded my string through the straws which perfectly spaced everything.  I used the 6×6 piece of designer paper for my base piece instead of using that to create a pinwheel.  I used doilies for all three pieces, but for the middle one, I also die cut the 2nd largest circle from our circle framelit dies in real red to provide a contrast so the doilie would stand out better.  For my letters, I used our red and silver glitter paper.  The red, silver and blue banner pieces that the letters are attached to is the 2nd largest banner framelit die.

Here are some close-up views of each individual piece:

Blog U Banner Piece

Blog S

Blog A

Colors used are Night of Navy, Real Red, and Red and Silver Glitter Paper.

You can recreate this cute banner yourself – and I am planning on having a class to make this because REFILL KITS are available – Yea!  Love this June My Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a refill kit – but hurry – supplies are limited and only while supplies last!  Here’s one last view:

Blog 4th of July Banner

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!

~ Gail


I am just loving our monthly My Paper Pumpkin kits!  I really like the fact that I have no clue what is coming my way every month – it is a total surprise.  I thought I would share with you how I used April’s kit to give you an idea of what you could do too!

 First – I SERIOUSLY love this stamp – SERIOUSLY!  My first card here is pretty much how the instructions show, except I’m not really into the “guts” part that came with the stamp “love your guts”…. but I thought I could use the “love you(r)” part quite nicely, so here is my first card – I turned it into a get well card for a friend who is sick who literally uses the word “seriously” quite often in their conversations – it was perfect!  Notice that I just inked up the “you” part of the stamp…

Regular instructions

And here is the inside:


The next card, I changed things up and took our scalloped punch and made a rosette for the button and cut the designer paper into strips and made little banner flags.  The cut-out little pieces from the banner flags I stuck behind the rosette.  Our anniversary is coming up soon and so this is my “funny” anniversary card to my hubby of soon to be 39 years!

scalloped circle rosette and banner flags

Here is the inside – it totally grossed out our kids which was very cool… hehehe….


I just put the two stamps together using the stamp-a-ma-jig to create my own words!

For the next card, I cut the front in half long ways and used that piece to make sort of a joy fold card:

Joy Fold Front

Here is what the inside looks like:

Joy Fold Inside

Lastly, I thought I would make some little notes to tuck inside my hubby’s lunch to let him know I was thinking of him, so I cut one of the cards in half to create two little cards. I actually used the piece left over from the sticker for one of the cards below and just stamped inside it.  I’m thinking of slipping one of these under his pillow the day I leave for Convention just to let him know I am thinking of him!  I also count his t-shirts and then tuck a card in between day 2 and 3 so he finds it while I’m gone – he is my best friend (mostly, besides my sister!) – SERIOUSLY!


Here is the inside:


I hope you have enjoyed seeing how you can think outside the box if you want with April’s My Paper Pumpkin kit.  I am so excited to have these great stamps to use.  I can see me using this for other things coming up, seriously! Now I can’t wait to receive May’s kit!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


I’ve been having so much fun with April’s My Paper Pumpkin kit that I wanted to share how I changed one of the cards.  I think I’m going to have to give this to my hubby – our anniversary will be coming up soon and so this is “SERIOUSLY” going to be my card to him!  Ready?  Here is what I came up with – I punched two scalloped circles from the accompanying paper to create a medallion and attached the button to it and then tied a bow with the string.  I then used the rest of the paper and cut them into strips to create little banner flags – love it!

Seriously Front

SO NOW HERE IS THE INSIDE!  I didn’t really care for the “guts” part of the stamp, but loved the “booty” part, so I combined the two stamps to create my own saying “Love Your Booty” –

Seriously Inside

So, now I have my “Serious” wedding anniversary card – just another way you can shake up this fabulous card kit from April – and I “Seriously” love this stamp too!!  I’m gonna have some serious fun with it!


If you want to try My Paper Pumpkin kits, just sign up for them on line – it’s easy!  If you could please designate me as your demonstrator, I would love that!  I’ll be sharing some ideas each month on how you can alter your kits.  Be sure to check out my “My Paper Pumpkin Ideas” Pinterest Board too for lots of other ideas!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail