Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A scrapbook kit surprise

One of my favorite online Scrapbook supply shopping venues is called Scrappin' Great Deals. While I'm more of a cardmaker/rubberstamper, I find the best deals and supplies and Sheila's online shop. Her service is fast and friendly and she runs wonderful sales and deals. Well I had a huge surprise a couple of weeks ago. Sheila sent me an email and asked me if I'd like to receive a Scrapbook Kit to play with and I could keep the contents and create whatever I wanted to and just post on my blog what I'd created.

10 days ago the kit arrived and just look at the contents! How fun and it is all mine!

The kit was filled with Halloween and Autumn themed designer papers and cardstock, flowers, velvet stickon pumpkins, spookie letters and cutouts, distressed stickles, clear stamps and fun embellishments.

As I've mentioned, I'm not much of a scrapbook artist but I've had this photo of my children taken back in 1985 that I've been wanting to put in an album so this was the perfect opportunity to try my hand at a scrapbook page.

Aren't my kid-lets sweet? I made the Care Bear costume for Stephanie (my daughter). She loved Carebears and that costume was worn for years. Matthew, wearing the Superman costume wore it for the last time that year. See how small it was getting on him. I had made that costume many years before for Jonathan, who is wearing the Cowboy costume.
Do you see the cute paper pumpkin in the foreground in the picture above? I had so much fun making that with the kit papers too!
After I finished the scrapbook page I used this beautiful piece of Bo-Bunny's cardstock to make this paper pumpkin. I am planning on making enough of these little paper pumpkins to use as table decorations to hold placecards at each seat for Thanksgiving dinner.

You have to give these paper pumpkins a try. They take all of maybe 15 minutes to make and if you have various sizes of oval punches or Nestabilities you can make them in all sizes. This wasn't an original idea. I found the instructions to make this cute pumpkin on Happileigh Scrappin blog. She shared the instructions HERE.

The next project I wanted to make was a Halloween gift bag to be filled with treats. The scrapbook kit came in handy for me to make this simple candy bag holder.

The clear stamps were used to stamp tissue paper to wrap gifts for my Halloween Secret Sister.

Then I wanted to decorate a gift bag to put all of my Secret Sister's treats into. I used a couple of the different scrapbook papers and letters and velvet pumpkins to decorate the bag. I thought it turned out frightfully cute!

And this is the other side of the treat bag with just a couple of the contents that were tucked inside. It is mailed out to her so I'll look forward to knowing how she enjoyed her goodies.

I want to thank Sheila at Scrappin' Great Deals for the opportunity to play with this scrapbook kit for my own personal use. This was a lot of fun for this non-scrapbooking crafter. Oh my, I didn't even make a card. I should do that now.



  1. awesome projects!!! what a fun kit you got. I love your paper pumpkin, so cute with the patterned paper

  2. I am a scrapbooker and so I love seeing some of the off-the-page projects! The pumpkin is brilliant and that bag turned out so well! Love how you used the felt pumpkin border sticker. Thanks for playing!

  3. My word!!!! You lucky duck! And look how quickly and beautifully you whipped up this inspirational designs!! I absolutely LOVE the pumpkin and the scrapbook page. You've given me inspiration with the 'candy' packages. I think I will do something like that for the crewmembers at Sean's squadron (which is totally family-oriented). Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer! What awesome projects!

  4. Stunning!! I love the pumpkin. It is so brilliant. You might as well want to know the range and quality of scrapbooking papers I found at Christina’s Crafts. Worth Checking!

  5. How nifty! Cute critters you had. I think 1985 was the last year my baby brother went trick or treating, so it was also the last year I went (yes, dear, I was a full fledged adult, but I sure had fun!). Congrats on the cool freebies to play with and using them for even cooler stuff, like that pumpkin.

  6. So many wonderful projects from that fun package of papers. Beautiful work and i love the sweet halloween photo.

  7. DELIGHTFUL Halloween set Ms Jennifer!

  8. What fantastic projects you've done here Jennifer - I love them all! I especially love the pumpkin - so very creative & the finished product is stunning!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Danielle


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