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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Welcome to PumpkinSpice's annual "NDS" Celebrations

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to PumpkinSpice's "National Scrapbooking Day" Celebration!!

This is PumpkinSpice's 3rd post for today.  Please be sure to play along with all the challenges for the day.  To see previous posts, scroll down the page.  We have one Final post at 6 pm.

Thank you so much for participating in National Scrapbooking Day with us here at Pumpkin Spice. We are very excited about the fun we have planned and all the inspiration we have to share.

In this final post you will see some amazing Projects made by the ShopPumpkinSpice Design team. I am sure you will find oddles of inspirations in thier lovely works of art.

***Warning - Very long, picture heavy post!***

First up is Diana, Shop Pumpkin Spice's Featured Designer for May.  She has made an amazing project to showcase the papers in this months kit. "Spicy Chic".  

For more details on Diana's "Happy Cinco de Mayo Birthday" card, visit her blog at DL.ART


This Post has 7 Tutorials,  WOWZA!  Have Fun!  If you need to find these tutorials and others at a later date, you can find them in the Tutorial Pages, on the Pumpkin Spice Blog and Shop Pumpkin Spice Website, for future reference.
Inspirational Paper Fortune cookies! 
By Lenae

Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Here is what you need. 
  •  1. My Minds Eye Lime Twist Paper
  • 2. Twine
  • 3.Circles Nestabilities 2 sizes (I used the small collection of classic circles the largest and the 2nd largest circles)
  • 4.Printer paper
  • 5. Adhesive

1.  Look online to find inspirational quotes. Copy and paste them into a word program. Make sure they are spaced out well then print onto light weight printer paper. (You can get creative here with colors etc, but make sure it isn't heavy paper because it will be too thick to fold later.)

2. Cut out quotes with smaller circle nestability.
Here is what you will end up with.

3. Cut out your patterned Lime Twist paper using the larger circle nestability. The Picture shows how the nestability is larger than the white printer paper.
Here is what you will end up with.
4. Adhere your quotes to the inside of your Lime Twist circles. Make sure to get the adhesive close to the edge of your printer paper because you will be folding and squishing and you want it to look nice.

5. Place a strip of twine in the middle of your circle. The length will depend on the size of circle you use, but you want the twine to be long enough to tie a bow after folding.

 6. Fold your circle in half like a taco.

7. This is the hardest part. Bend your taco backwards. The thicker the paper the harder this is to do without tearing your paper so be patient and go slow. And don't cut yourself with the paper.

8. Squeeze together.

9. Tie a bow. DO NOT tie a knot you want your recipient to be able to just pull the twine bow and let it unfold without cutting. (You might need a helping hand here to tie the bow because the paper is going to want to unfold while you tie the bow. You can also place it between your knees, if you are sitting, to hold the cookie together and then tie your bow if you don't have anyone to help.)

That's it Easy Peesy! Pretty cute little surprise for friend! 

For more details on Lenae's "Fortune Cookie" Project, visit her blog at SugarGem

Ladybug House
By Courtney

For more details on Court's "Ladybug House" Project, visit her blog at Court's Crafts


Send A Letter
By Alyssa

  • 1. Score a 12" x 12" piece of patterned cardstock at 5" and 7" then turn the paper and score at 3" and 9" in the other direction.
  • 2. Cut the "shorter" score lines until they meet the other score lines (see picture 2).
  • 3. Fold the two flaps you have just created in toward each other and glue down.
  • 4. Cut 1 3/4" off each side of the top panels ONLY.
  • 5. Score the bottom two panels at 1" and 11".
  • 6. Cut a piece of paper to 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" and score it at 1 1/4" inches on both short sides and one long side. Then cut the corner squares out.
  • 7. Fold along the score lines and apply glue.
  • 8. Attach to your 12"x12" on the top panel with the shorter sides, this creates a pocket for your cards.
  • 9. If you would like you can use scissors to angle the sides of you card pocket.
  • 10. Cut a piece of paper to 5 1/2" x 2 1/2" and another piece to 4 1/2" x 2 1/2". On the short sides score at 1/2" and 1" and on one long side score at 1/2". Cut out the bottom corners.
  • 11. Fold and apply glue.
  • 12. Attach these mini pockets to the front of your larger pocket.
  • 13. Now we're going to make a mini address book. Start but cutting lined paper into 3 1/2" x 6" inches. Then cut a piece of patterned paper to 3 3/4" x 6 1/2". Stack all of these together, fold in half, punch holes, and bind using brads or twine (or both!).
  • 14. Glue the mini book to the bottom flap of your stationary box.
  • 15. Now we will make a little pocket for stamps. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 2" x 3". Score both short sides and one long side at 1/2". Cut out the bottom corners. Fold and apply glue.
  • 16. Attach the packet next to the address book.
  • 17. Cut a strip of paper and wrap it around the pen you would like to use then secure it and glue it below the address book and stamp pocket.
  • 18. Now we will make the lid. Cut a piece of paper to 10 1/8" x 6 1/8". Score all the way around at 2" 19. Cut the vertical score line up to the horizontal score line and trim the corners.
  • 20. Apply glue and use the flaps you created to secure the sides together.
  • 21. Add embellishments.
  • 22. You're done!  

For more details on Alyssa's "Send a Letter" Project, visit her blog at My Thoughts Exactly

"Picture Wallet"
By Carissa

 1. Take a 12x12 piece of cardstock and cut it to be 8x12. 
2. Score the 8" side at 4". 
3. Turn the cardstock and score the 12" side at 3", 6", and 9". 

4. Fold the cardstock lengthwise with the right side on the outside. Open up.
5. Place a die cut on the inside facing down. Make sure the die cut is in the center of the score lines.
(Tip: I use a tiny piece of tape to hold the die cut in place)
6. Fold lengthwise again.

7. Sandwich inside your favorite die cut machine and run through.

8. Move the die cut to the next area. Keep within the score lines and make sure the die cut is facing down.

Here is the panel with four cuts out. Each score line section measures 3x4.

9. Run 1/4" score tape along all the score lines and the edges.
Do not put score tape along the top.

10. Fold over and seal all the sides together. 
The top is open to slide a wallet size photo inside.
Now just decorate to your hearts delight!

Here is a picture of the inside of my "Folded Wallet Picture Holder".

A close up of my favorite little 5 year old.

This is the back all decorated up.

For more details on Carissa's "Picture Wallet" Project, visit her blog at Happily Ever Paper Crafter

"Little Girl Purse"
by Lezlye
Ink & Paper Creations

For more details on Lezlye's "Little Girl Purse" Project, visit her blog at Ink & Paper Creations

Treat Tubes

Double test tube tutorial:

Cut card stock to 5 1/2" x 11".  Score @ 1/2", 1 3/4", 4 1/4", and 5 1/2".
Rotate 90 degrees and score @ 1 1/4" and 4 1/4".  Cut along solid lines.  Punch 1" circles.

(Insert piece)
Cut card stock to 3" x 2 1/4".  Score @ 1/2" and 1 3/4".  Punch 1" circles.

Fold on all score lines.  Adhere insert piece to bottom of box first.  Decorate as desired.

For more details on June's "Treat Tubes" Project, visit her blog at Simply Elegant Paper Crafts 

Altered Frame

I just love it! 

Here is what you need to get started:
You will need an 8x10 inch frame and your favorite designer paper. I am using Echo Park's Country Drive.  By using paper from one paper line it makes coordinating my patterns easy.
Step 1: Cut paper to 8x10 inches and adhere to 8x10 chipboard or frame backing. I chose to use chipboard.                                                        Step 2: Cut coordinating cardstock to 10x9 1/2 inches. You will lay thins on your scoreboard with the 9 1/2 inches across the top. Score at 2 1/2, 4, 6 1/2, and 8 inches.

Step 3: Fold cardstock mountain and valley.

Step 4: Add sticky strip to create pockets.
Step 5: Add border strips to top of pockets and create a lattice with some Twinery Twine. I used The Twinery Baker's Twine in Peapod After you have completed this step you can adhere you pockets to your background.

Step 6: Cut coordinating strips of cardstock to dress up your frame. There is no size here because this all depends on the type of frame you are using. I used Mod Podge to adhere my strips.
This is what my frame looked like with the strips glued down. I did miter the corners using a craft knife.
Now it is time to put your backing in the frame. You may need to add your glass behind your backing. Because I used chipboard, I did not need to do this.  Here you can see tha I added some trim. This is the Sunday Picnic Trim from Webster's Pages. It is gorgeous trim!
The last thing I did was embellish my frame.
I used some stickers that came in the Echo Park Country Drive paper pack. The flowers were cut out using my Cricut Expression and Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. The buttons were from my stash. I also embellished a paper clip to add. There is plenty of room for more pictures and tags.
Here's one last look at the frame.

For more details on Saundra's "Altered Frame" Project, visit her blog at Luv Scrapping 

Are these project inspiring or what!?! I am so amazed at what the Lovely Ladies put together.  Paper project really only limited by our own imagination aren't they.  I just love each and everyone of these projects... and will definitely be using these wonderful tutorials.

Are you ready for a Challenge and a chance to win a gift card?? Yeah... ok, first I wanted to go over a couple of rules and guidelines for the challenges.

 *You may only enter once for each challenge. Please use the inlinks button on the bottom of each post to add your picture using a direct link from your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can upload a picture of your project to PhotoBucket or something similar to directly link below.

*Project must be new for the Challenge. Not something that has been shared elsewhere.

*There must be a link to the Pumpkin Spice Challenge you are entering in your blog post.

Now for the Challenge: Ready??

Make a Project - anything goes!

with the following elements:

- the color Green,
- something Square,
- at least 1 die cut.
- link your post/picture below
- leave a comment on each of the Design Team members project posts above.

and HAVE FUN with it!

One lucky participant will be randomly selected on Monday, May 7th. You will be contacted directly, so please be sure your post or blog has contact information.

This Lucky Participant will receive a $20 gift certificate to ShopPumpkinSpice and a Guest Designer spot to showcase another project during the month of May.

Thank you everyone for stopping by today. Remember to scroll down to visit all of the posts on PumpkinSpice today and enter some fun challenges!  Check back at 6 pm PST for the winner announcement from the April Blog hop!


Jennifer said...

Amazing projects and so detailed.
Hoping I can find time to play along with this one =)

An'Jenic G. said...

Wow the DT have been really busy. Great projects by the DT!

DIANA L. said...

Everyone did a great job. So fun being part of this team.

June Houck said...

Holy guacamole....everyone rocked their projects! I love them all. Thanks for sharing the tuts!!!

Hattie said...

Stunning projects! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration and challenge.

Hattie said...

Sorry about the double "Mister Linky" post...please disregard #2. I can't figure a way to delete it (any help???) I am not that familiar with Mister Linky.

Amy E said...

Thanks for some amazing tutorials!! I can't wait to try some of these!!!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

RockinRenee said...

Such fun challenges you have. Now on to the next one! =)

Tracy said...

I love all of the amazing projects!

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