Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop: A Sara Thing!

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Welcome to The Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop!! I am so excited to be a part of this new hop that my good friend Andrea and Pam put together and asked me to participate! We are starting off with the most awesome Paper Pumpkin kit ever!!  This month's kit, A Sara Thing was designed by Stampin Up's CEO, Sara Douglass and it is FABULOUS!!  We will inspire you with all kinds of fantastic projects using this month's kit!

Check out my blog for several alternative ideas on April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit at including video tutorials! #stampinup #thecreativitycave

These are the projects that this month's kit makes (I know this pic has the "play" button–it is not a video just a pic).  The projects are ADORABLE and super fun!  The kit includes TONS of stuff–it makes 12 cards–4 of each design.  It also includes a paint brush, a mini set of watercolor pencils, glitter flowers, a stamp set, a roll of washi tape, and all the pre-cut pieces needed to create these cards. Make sure you scroll to the end of my projects to find out how you can get one of these kits FREE!!!!!


Gather Your Supplies:

  • April 2017 A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • 1/2 Sheets of Lemonlime Twist (or Whipser White since you don't have it yet! ;))
  • Layering Circles Framelits
  • Eastern Medallion Thinlits (coming May 1st for Customers!!)
  • Black Cardstock (3 5/8 x 4 /8")
  • Watercolor Paper ( 3 1/2 x 4 3/4") for Best Freiend Card

Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin

For my first project, carefully open one of the envelopes and trim to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4" to create card. I also die cut the Medallion image in black cardstock.  This framelit will be coming in May as part of a super awesome customer special!!

The rest of the card is super easy–just stamp the sentiment, adhere the flower and the acrylic glitter flower from the Paper Pumpkin Kit to the card and adhere to the card with Washi Tape!
Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin

So cute! So Easy!!
Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin

This card was done much in the same way, however I just stamped the sentiment on the sticker panel and adhered it to the card and added the purple glitter flower.

Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin'
Again, so quick and easy!

Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin

For this card, I created a watercolor background by mixing the yellow and blue colored pencils on scrap paper and mixed with water and the paint brush.  I added a little more yellow to keep the lime color light.

The circle is another "envelope inside" and punched with the 2" circle punch layered with the scallop circle from the Layering Circles framelits. 
Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin

Just pop it up on top of the dry watercolor bacgkround/strip of washi tape panel.
Check out the video tutorial for this and more alternative projects from April 2017's Paper Pumpkin Kit on my blog: #stampinup #thecreativitycave #paperpumpkin

Hope you LOVED these projects!  Don't forget, when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through The Creativity Cave, you'll receive a bonus PDF filled with tutorials with written directions each month for alternative project ideas exclusively from me!  :) YAY!  Better yet, when you order by Monday, April 24th, you can also take advantage of my Hysterectomy Special!  Details below!  

AND, EXCITING NEWS: BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017!!!  Make sure to continue through the hop–Up next is the amazing Melissa! Can't wait to see what she's created!!

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Dena Rekow <——You are here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

Make sure to place your Stampin Up orders thought my online store from April 17-24th, 2017 to qualify for these special gifts!  They will be sent automatically!!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS! #stampinup #thecreativitycave

One more thing–I am having surgery today and will be out of commission–don't worry–I have some things planned while I'm recuperating but I have a special for you while I am gone!  Please allow till about May 1st for things to be mailed out depending on how things go!   Thanks for all the support everyone!!!

2017 Retired List

The Retiring List is here!  Shop right away for best selection–Accessories are available while supplies last–Stamp Sets are guaranteed through May 22nd.  After that they are while supplies last.  Click graphic to shop!

Need some supplies?  Oh, how I would appreciate your business!  I am so happy to help you with your creative juices–and when you support my online store it brings more amazing videos to you! Plus I love to reward my customers– I have a fantastic VIP Rewards program for that includes all kinds of perks (you can check them out here!) and you can order from my online store by clicking on the product images below.  Make sure to use April's Hostess Code: CBGK4C4T.  I will send you some amazing tutorials at the end of the month as a thank you–and they are exclusive for customers! If you order is over $150, skip the code but you'll still get all the perks PLUS Stampin Rewards from Stampin Up!   Questions? feel free to drop me a line at

Want some more inspiration?  Check out my online classes!  I have a fantastic selection of Online Classes available with different options to fit your needs!  Classes are typically sent within 24-48 hours of purchase unless they have not been released (there will be a date next to them if they are not yet released).  I have had amazing feedback on my classes with lots and lots of satisfied customers!  Try one out! You can see them here (or click ONLINE CLASSES in the side bar—–>).

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Thank you so much for joining me!  Make sure to share this post on your favorite Social Media Platform and subscribe to my newsletter so you know about all the happenings for The Creativity Cave!  I am so honored to stamp with you and I am grateful for your support! 

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65 thoughts on “Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop: A Sara Thing!”

  1. Fantastic projects. Love how you used the envelopes! Best wishes and a speedy recovery. I have had one as well, and it’s the best thing ever! Don’t overdo too soon! I was feeling great after a week, and needed to slow down for a bit longer – ha!

  2. Fun alternative projects! Hope you are feeling o.k. and just think next week you will feel even better. It was so odd not to hear you laugh so much but I certainly understand why! I am saving your ideas for when we can order the lemon-lime twist paper!

  3. OMG!!! Love your card samples & your video Dena! You always have a way of making me laugh! Your videos are the best! So happy to be hopping with you! I can’t wait until next month! Hope you heal fast! ๐Ÿ’–

  4. Your cards are…wait for it…SUBLIME!!! With a lemony twist ๐Ÿ˜‰ But really, I adore them <3 Sending more happy healing thoughts your way--I hope you're getting pampered! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I know it’s not your job to make I get my comments in. would be vey Thankful if you would let the powers that be, I’ve tried 4 times to leave a comment on Pam Staples’s blog page, Sunny Girl. It just easers my comment every time. I don’t want to disqualified for something that’s not my fault. Thank you in advance if you would let them know.
    Now, on to you! Awesome projects! I love these flowers, and with the new Eastern Palace Bundle you really made it pop! How clever?

  6. Great projects … good way to use the envelopes … these really show off the new Lemon Lime Twist! Thanks for sharing these. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. OK I tried to comment here before will see if it works this time. I hope you’re recovering from your surgery been there and don’t start back to soon doing too much because it’ll take you much longer to recover. That being said I really liked your video with a lot of good tips thank you

  8. Love the cards you made and thank you so much for making a video tutorial, especially when you are not feeling well! Hope you heal quickly from your surgery…you will be in my thoughts and prayers ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Love your ideas, Dena. You are always so creative. Simple cards with a lot of flair. Hope you recover quickly – you are already doing better than I did when I had my surgery. (I agree – best surgery ever!) ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thank you for passing on my problems with Pam’s new site. I still can’t email her! I tried again nd still doesn’t work. Anyway, I just wanted to ask Pam a question for me. She stated in her blog that she is a “Display Stamper”. What’s a display stamper? Sorry o have to bug you, but am thankful you are willing to help! God Bless for all you do!

  11. I was so VERY happy to see you here. I’m glad that your surgery went well. Praying for a quick recovery. I think this Paper Pumpkin is my favorite. I LOVE the cards you made, especially using the envelope liners on your cards. I always learn GREAT simple ideas from you!

  12. Hello Dena, so sorry that you are having surgery. Trust it will go well for you. Of your three creations, I like the first one the best. Maybe it’s because the I love the new Lemon-Lime Twist color. But taking the envelope apart and making a card is a great idea. Now…you heal soon!


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