Have you ever received your Paper Pumpkin in the mail and, at first sight, think I don’t really like it? I must admit I have been there myself. But, fear not, there is help out there. Yes, there are so many talented Stampers who are thinking outside that pretty red box.
That is what my post is about today. We don’t have to follow directions. We certainly can if we are in love with the project. But, we can change things up a bit. Kinda exciting right? Feeling like a little bit of a rebel? Lol
I want to share with you two friends who thought outside the Paper Pumpkin box. These are friends who I really look up to and admire.
First up is my dear friend, Oksana Semenska, from Oksana’s Creative Corner. Oksana has been my friend for many years, and is who brought me into the wonderful world of Stamping. It took a little coaxing to get me to sign up as a demonstrator and for a while I was a “hobby” demonstrator. But, once again Oksana encouraged me into doing more. I don’t think I would ever have started classes or started a blog if she hadn’t gently pushed me and told me I could do it. I am so thankful she did.
So, here are the projects Oksana came up with, as an alternative, for her January Paper Pumpkin. I think she did a great job! Please head over to her blog and check out more projects she has done. I know you will love them. Click here for Oksana’s Blog
My next friend is Elizabeth Jean Thatcher from Crafts By Happy Stamper. I have actually only met Elizabeth in person once. It was at the Leadership Convention in Orlando. We actually got to go on stage together for getting a title promotion. I was so thankful to have someone to go up there with. Lol Along with Oksana, we are a part of Tami White’s Team Stamp It group and Elizabeth has also helped me with my blog. I didn’t understand the whole “blog hop permalink thing”. Elizabeth was kind enough to talk me through it. I still have my piece of paper I was frantically writing notes on, as she was explaining permalinks to me. It’s my safety net when doing blog hops. Lol.
Here are the alternative projects Elizabeth has come up with. She also has a video tutorial showing how to make the absolutely adorable mailbox. How do you come up with this stuff Elizabeth? Please head over to her blog, where you can download a free template to make the mailbox and check out more awesome projects and videos. Subscribe and like her YouTube channel so you won’t miss any videos. Click here for Elizabeth’s Blog
One more awesome place to find great alternative Paper Pumpkin ideas is the Facebook group PAPER PUMPKIN FAN CLUB. Tons of talented crafters share their alternative ideas for our much loved Paper Pumpkin