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September Paper Pumpkin

I have alternatives for you!

Hey Guys, Today I have the September Paper Pumpkin for you! Of course I have alternatives for you! I especially hope you get Paper Pumpkin each month, I mean when else can you have a surprise every month! There aren’t many surprises any more, however every month you can get one! Not only do I do alternatives every month but so do a lot of other people, you can get ideas from them too! First thing to remember is that I have a Video on YouTube every Thursday, if you missed the one where I showed how to make these cards, you can catch it here!

September Paper Pumpkin card 1

September card 1

September Paper Pumpkin Card 2

Fancy Fold September Paper Pumpkin
PP Alternative #2

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Did you know that if you order Paper Pumpkin through me I will send you all the card necessities that aren’t included in the box? Then you can make my alternatives easily! To get PP here is a link you can use. Undoubtedly we can BOTH be surprised every month!

Get the Most Value for your investment!

Because everyone loves a Discount, you should consider joining Stampin’ Up! Not only do you already purchase product from me, but you can also be a Discount Shopper and get it for less!! I want to be sure you get the most Value! No need to do SU! as a business, unless you want to! Getting the Discount is why I joined!! For the first 10 years I shared with my friends and bought for myself. But then I thought why not share with others and I started having classes! The rest is history!! Have you ever seen a person’s eyes light up when they stamp for the first time!? That’s what sold me!

Thank you so much for visiting my page! I hope you got to watch my video! If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel please do! I’ve been stagnate in my numbers, and this is the only way I can see if I’m doing what you like. Plus I have a LOT more videos sharing with you some fun projects! Hope to see you next week!

Lisa Tedder
A former California Girl living in North Carolina

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June Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Pick of the Crop

Hey Guys!, Today I am doing the June Paper Pumpkin Alternatives. This month’s box is called Pick of the Crop, and I had so much fun! It’s not all the time in Life that you can be surprised every month, but you can with Paper Pumpkin! The June Paper Pumpkin is all about fresh things as can be seen flowers and fruits. This box also has a cart that is too stinkin’ cute! Of course, I have a video that I made to make both cards, so be sure and check it out! Of course when making one of the cards for the 2nd time (on video) I HAD to change it up a bit, so make sure you watch to see what I did different.

Thinking of You

June paper Pumpkin Alternatives
On my video I changed up this card, you’ll have to let me know what you think.

You’re the pick of the Crop

My second from the June Paper Pumpkin Alternatives was a fun yet subsequently a super simple card! The cart from the kit is significantly too cute not to use! But I trimmed off the awning and put Dimensionals AND Foam Adhesive strips on to give dimension.

June Paper Pumpkin alternatives
I TOLD you the cart was stinkin’ cute!!

Are you a Discount Shopper?!

As I have previously mentioned I joined the SU! family to get the discount! But, did you know that I got so much more than a discount?! I have met some wonderful people, surprisingly learned a lot about stamping, and have been able to travel to the functions that Stampin’ Up! has! Not only do I have fun but my BEST FRIENDS are also with SU!

Of course

Telling myself when I joined that I wanted to be able to buy what I wanted from the catalogs and that I’m not in this for the money. I am happy to tell you that, at the present time with limits, I buy what I want AND get a Discount! If you would like to be creative, get a discount and have a ton of fun, then join my team: Lets Stamp! By all means, I would love to have you be a part of the SU! family!

Thank you for once again stopping by and visiting my Blog, I really hope that you will join me on my Lives on YouTube! For those watching and leaving comments, of course I have a drawing and send out the cards I made that day! For that reason I Hope you will join me sometime!

Lisa Tedder
A former California girl living in North Carolina

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Hugs & Kisses Alternates

I love going outside the box with Paper Pumpkin

Hey Guys!,

Basically today I am sharing with you Paper Pumpkin outside the box Hugs & Kisses Alternates! Of course I love going outside the box when I make projects using Paper Pumpkin. Consequently, I am excited to share them with you! Undoubtedly I try as hard as I can to make my alternates my own. At times I go onto Pinterest and get some ideas thus I take one or two to create mine, but this time I didn’t go and LOOK, consequently I did what popped in my head! Different from previous months, I came up with four cards, which I am very happy with, overall I hope you love them too! As always, I did a Live video on YouTube, thus while doing my weekly Live I send out two cards for those who watch Live!

As has been noted, I have gone ‘outside the box’ therefore it is time to show you what I have made!

Paper Pumpkin alternative #1
Paper Pumpkin #2, surely you can see that I have popped up every other one
Hugs & Kisses Paper Pumpkin #3
Of course I love going ‘outside the Box’ #4 closed
#4 opened up, Paper Pumpkin outside the box Hugs & Kisses Alternates


  • Hugs & Kisses


  • Gray Granite (included in Box)
  • Flirty Flamingo

Paper/Card 1(extra that I added)

  • Flirty Flamingo 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

Paper/Card 2

  • Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″, however you can use Thick if desired
  • Gold Foil 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″

Paper/Card 3

  • Flirty Flamingo 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil 4″ x 5 1/4″

Paper/Card 4

  • Very Vanilla 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″, of course you can use Thick if desired
  • Gold Foil, I traced outline of arrow and fussy cut out, also cut around heart to layer behind


  • Dimensionals, I especially love these
  • paper snips
  • Stripes & Splatters 3D embossing folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

As can be seen above, I really love this kit! Most important to remember is that life doesn’t have that many surprises left, therefore getting this awesome box delivered to your door is pretty darn cool! Thus if you purchase your Paper Pumpkin through me, indeed I will be giving you extra ideas ‘outside the box’ every month! Meanwhile I also have the supplies listed below in picture form, as has been noted if you click on any of them you will be taken to my Online Store!

For that purpose, click this link to sign up for Paper Pumpkin under me, furthermore the price of Paper Pumpkin is going up in the month of March, buy 3, 6 or 12 months, for this reason lock in the current price before it goes up!! Being that it is Sale a Bration, you can also get free stamps &/or Designer series Paper at the same time locking in your price! Another way to look at this deal is that I will give you a PDF of 16 projects when you spend $35 or more, of course I have a sneak peek of what you will get!!

As a result, this pdf with a Qualifying order of $35 or more!

Another Goody:

Emphatically the above is a good deal, hence I have an even BETTER deal! In short when each new catalog comes out I will have a Sampler for you that you can get if you spend $75 with me, you will really love this one. Unquestionably you will get each picture separately also getting step by step instructions for each square!

Finally I would like to thank you so much for all your support, especially coming here and choosing me to be your demonstrator! Indeed I am humbled that you choose to spend your precious time with me! Lastly, I hope you come back either here or on YouTube!

Lisa Tedder
A former California girl living in North Carolina

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Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin

‘Out of the Box’ Alternatives for Peaceful Christmas

Hey Guys,

Once a month I bring you ‘Out of the Box’ Alternatives for Paper Pumpkin, today I am using Peaceful Christmas! Of course, I love making Christmas cards, not sure why I love it so much, but every year it brings a smile to my face! For this reason, I am hoping that you will smile too! In detail, I have gone through each card on my YouTube Live today, here is the video if you missed it! Equally important, I have Lives every Thursday (sans Thanksgiving/Christmas) that you can catch, or watch the replays!

Occasionally, I will make three cards and that’s what I did this time! Once in a while the Paper Pumpkin kit inspires me so much I just HAVE to make more! Of course, I like to make my own designs for you, then I look online and make some others have made after I show you what I have done. That is to say that I get a LOT of use from thinking ‘out of the box’ and giving you alternatives!

To demonstrate how much I love this Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin box here are my three cards!

Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin
Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin
‘Out of the Box’ Alternatives for Peaceful Christmas
‘Out of the Box’ Alternatives for Peaceful Christmas
Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin
‘Out of the Box’ Alternatives for Peaceful Christmas

As Always here are all the specifics for each card:


  • Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit


  • Real Red
  • Shaded Spruce
  • Versamark


Card 1:

  • Basic White Thick 4 1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5 1/2″, 3 3/4″ x 5″ (x2)
  • Shaded Spruce card from kit 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2)
  • Checkered green from kit 1 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (x3)
  • Other parts from the kit see picture

Card 2:

  • Real Red 4 1/4″ x 11 score @ 5 1/2″
  • Envelope opened up and cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Shaded Spruce from kit, cut card to 4″ x 5 1/4″ save other side for card 3
  • Basic White 3 3/4″ x 5″

Card 3:

  • Basic Black 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″, 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Other half of card in Shaded Spruce cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with Wintry 3D folder using the pine bough on right side.
  • Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Front of card from kit with trees cut to 2″ x 5″
  • add parts from kit as shown in picture


  • Dimensionals included in kit
  • Silver Embossing powder
  • heat tool
  • ribbon in kit

As I have said in the past, if you choose me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and place a qualifying order ($35 or more) you will get a pdf with 16 designs that you can use that has step by step instructions along with pictures! To illustrate here is a sneak peek of what you can get from shopping with me in October:

FREE 16 project PDF with Qualifying order!

Finally I want to say thank you for stopping by! Please leave me a comment if you did, I always think no one really reads this, and it would make my day if I found otherwise! Also, let me know if there is anything you would like me to make/or use and I will do my best to do that! Another key point is that below is all the supplies I used in picture form, click on any of them and you will be taken to my OnLine store and I would be honored if you chose me to be your Demonstrator! Until next time!

Lisa Tedder
A former California girl living in North Carolina

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Lightning Bugs that light up!

Hey Guys,

Today I am sharing with you an Alternative to July’s Paper Pumpkin, my Lightning Bugs that light up! Of course, I have a video if you would like to see it here, otherwise follow along with my pictures! So, if you would like to see another light up card I’ve done click here!

Lightning Bugs that light up for real!

As a result of how I felt when I was a kid, I LOVE seeing Lightning Bugs! We spent the first 8 years of my life in IL and I remember how much I loved looking at them! Usually, My sister would take the lights off the bugs and make a ring, but I couldn’t do that! However, I knew it killed them. Now, she has guilt over that! Therefore when to CA the only ones I saw were in Disneyland at the Pirates of the Caribbean! To this day, that is my FAVORITE part of that ride!

So, when Stampin’ Up! came out with the July Paper Pumpkin I was so happy! By the way, I knew I had to make a light up card and have the Lightning Bugs REALLY light up! Are you ready?! Just in case, I have a lot of pictures showing how I did it. Therefore, if you want to skip the pictures, you can watch my video and see it light up for yourself! As you can see, In the first picture I show that you cut out the center of the gold and then lay it behind your card stock from the kit (which I cut down). Generally, the rest is self explanatory, I hope!!

Generally, I hope this all makes sense, remember the video is there if you need it! As you can see, this was a really fun technique, I hope you liked it!

As always here are the specifics for this card:

July Paper Pumpkin

Blackberry Bliss

Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Gold Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
Card cut up from kit front is 5″ x 3 3/4″, inside is 5 1/4″ x 4″

Chibitronics lights
Copper Foil Tape
Foam Adhesive Tape
Hole punch

As I’ve mentioned before, the supply list will be seen below (except for the lights….) you can click on any of them and be taken to my OnLine Store. Therefore, If you purchase $35 or more from me you will be sent a pdf with 16 projects with step by step instructions and pictures.

In conclusion, Thank you for stopping by! By the way, I hope you come back next week to see what I make next!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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Mother’s Day Meets Paper Pumpkin!

Welcome to the NCDemo Blog Hop!  We do this on the last Sunday of every month, so be sure to come back!  I know you will love all the Mother’s Day ideas we have for you this month!

Mother’s Day is coming and since my Mom is no longer with us, I usually plan for my own day.  I normally just tell my kids what I want and then they get it…….this year I made my OWN Mother’s Day gift!

My story starts with a conversation I had with my 16 y/o daughter.  Me:  I’m tired of emptying the dishwasher, when it’s your chore!?
Her:  I don’t know when it’s clean or dirty!
Me:  Well, how about I make a sign saying whether it’s clean or dirty?
Her:  Yeah, that would work!

So, the very next day I went to work!  I definitely want her to do her chores, and I had an idea in my head already!!
I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  It’s a cool kit that has everything needed to make something crafty!

Here is a picture of the box for April:


This was what was inside!  Sara gave us a special gift this month…..Watercolor Pencils, with a great brush to use!

Now, here is everything that was in the box!!  Can you believe how much is in that box!!??

Paper Pumpkin comes every month, and it is always a delicious surprise!!  It always comes with an ink spot, stamp set and everything  needed to have a fun filled afternoon!   And if you go to Pinterest you will find TONS of ideas!  Go ahead, do a search for Paper Pumpkin, April 2017.  There are soooooo many ideas, you can pick as many as you want, or you can follow the directions in the Paper Pumpkin box and make what they planned!   Every month it is like getting a Birthday gift in your mailbox!  If you are interested, and don’t have a demonstrator for Stampin’ Up! I would love to be yours! You can order this to come every month, or you can just get one and test it out!  But, if you are like me…..you won’t want to miss even one!

Continuing my story!  I want my daughter to have NO EXCUSES to empty the dishwasher so I made a magnetic sign to put on the front so she will know when it is ready for her to empty it!  Now, this doesn’t mean that I won’t STILL have to remind her, BUT she won’t have any excuses!  heehee

This is what I made:

When the dishes are CLEAN, the clean is on top so you can read it, when it’s dirty, it’s the other way around:

To make this, I stamped  the word Clean from an old alphabet set I have, and stamped it on the Watercolor paper from the kit (totally blank piece) using Versamark and clear Embossing Powder.  You can’t see it since it’s totally clear, but when you go to color over them the Clear EP keeps the color off!  I then used the pencils to scribble across the watercolor paper in stripes, even over the words.  I made sure that I got a good coverage and then went over the pencil with the watercolor brush to make it soft and to have a nice progression between the colors.

I stamped the splotch image all over the Water colored paper, staying away from the ‘Clean’ I stamped.  Then I  used one flap from the envelopes that are inside the kit over the piece I stamped and colored, it’s so pretty with the black splotches on it!  The flowers in the kit are sooooo pretty! They are sparkly on both sides, but one side is smooth, this is the side I placed a dimensional (ALSO in the kit!)  The leaves are in the kit, and go perfect with the flowers!

Have I convinced you yet that Paper Pumpkin is great??!!  My hope is this sign will make my daughter empty the dishwasher!!  LOL  I’m not holding my breath!

I now have this Stinkin’ Cute sign on my dishwasher, and I had fun making it!  Win/Win!

Don’t forget I have Blog Candy!!  Drawing is on May 15th.   Everytime you post a comment on ANY post on my blog or post a comment on my Facebook page, you will be put in a drawing to maybe win this:

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Lisa Tedder
A California Girl living in North Carolina

August Paper Pumpkin

August 2015 PP

I played with my Paper Pumpkin today!!  It was so much fun, I just went to the Pinterest Paper Pumpkin site after I did the handmade cards and box straight from the PP directions, I wanted to do some different ones, and this site helped me pick out what I wanted to do!

The SU! card in the middle uses the new Gold 3/8″ glitter ribbon #139614 from the Holiday Catalog (2015) .  I cut up one of the cards with the stripes so I could get more from that one sheet (since it is printed front and back, I can make a lot of cards by piecing it.)

I also paired the saying with the Metallic Foil Doilies #138392 behind it to make it POP!  Adding dimensionals underneath really made it stand out!

The card to the right of the middle I used the cut up piece (from the middle card) and layered it onto Gold Foil Sheets #132622, and used the ribbon from the kit I was inspired by one of the cards on the site listed above.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the 1/2 off deal that Stampin’ Up! is offering now until the 10th of September, you get TWO months for the price of one!!  Just go to PaperPumpkin.com site and sign up!  Just remember to put me down as your Demonstrator!

Lisa Tedder

Kernersville, NC