ICS Blog Hop The Season of Gratitude

Welcome to this month’s Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! I can’t believe another month has passed and November is here! This month, we have a unique theme. We decided to use our October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kits, called Season of Gratitude, to create alternative project ideas. If you’re not sure what Paper Pumpkin is, keep reading for more explanation.

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Paper Pumpkin is a fantastic, all-inclusive craft kit that comes in the mail once a month, delivered right to your doorstep. It was named Paper Pumpkin because it can sweep you away into a crafting fantasyland, for a nice release from your everyday life! Its a great way to get your crafting fix without having to drag out supplies, make a huge mess, or spend a ton of time or money. Stamps, ink, and all other supplies you need are included for just $19.95, including shipping! It’s a great deal.

This month we decided to come up with unique projects all made from last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. When I first saw the kit, which was intended to make shaker cards, I had no idea what I was going to make. Then it hit me like a bolt of lightnight – a banner. It seemed like the perfect idea. Later I started wondering how many others would come up with the same idea, but that’s neither here nor there. Here’s the banner I created.

October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude Alternative Project - Fall Thanksgiving Banner #thankful

I LOVE the way it turned out. It’s just what my kitchen needed for decoration this month.

October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude Alternative Project - Fall Thanksgiving Banner #thankful

I only made a few modifications to the instructions that came in the kit to make shaker cards. First, I cut the card bases in half to make the Crumb Cake background for each banner piece. Then, I marked 1/2″ up from the bottom in the center of each piece, and cut from the bottom corners up to that point. That created the notches on the bottom.

Another change I made was gluing the sequins in place, rather than leaving them loose.

October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude Alternative Project - Fall Thanksgiving Banner #thankful

I used the Letters For You stamp set and coordinating framelits to stamp the letters and cut them out. After attaching the letters, I punched the holes in the corners of each banner piece and tied them together with 5/8″ burlap ribbon.

October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude Alternative Project - Fall Thanksgiving Banner #thankful

I think it fits in perfectly in my kitchen. In case you’re wondering, yes, this is my kitchen. This room was the entire house when it was built in the early 1800’s. I love old things, so of course I love it. I think the banner looks great on the wall, and the sequins add an appropriate amount of bling.

October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude Alternative Project - Fall Thanksgiving Banner #thankful

If you’re interested in trying Paper Pumpkin, make sure to sign up now so you don’t miss receiving November’s kit! I (almost) guarantee it will be Christmas-themed! I can’t wait to see what it is!

Click on the button below to follow the hop to Terri’s blog. I can’t wait to see what she has to share!

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15 Replies to “ICS Blog Hop The Season of Gratitude”

  1. deb

    I love your kitchen and the banner is AWESOME! Great idea! Funny I wandered the same thing with my project would others think of the same or a similar idea!

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