A Sara Thing, Paper Pumpkin Kit


I’m so excited to be joining this blog hop, A Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop, A Sara Thing. We are all chatting and showing projects with A Sara Thing, April’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. Make sure you make it to the end of my post. Special give away.

Isn’t this the BEST Paper Pumpkin Yet? I think so. So I’ve changed up my card a bit and added a “Bag a Lope”. Do you remember “Bag a Lopes”? So fun and easy to make.

Seal up your envelope, score 1/2″ on 3 sides, (depends if you want your bag to be short or tall which sides you score).

Cut about an inch off the “top” of your bag.

With your hand inside the bag, make the bottom flat using the score lines. You will have two triangles sticking out each end. Add some Tear & Tape to each one and fold in. This makes the bottom of the bag.

Then just fold on the sides, accordion style, like a grocery bag.

Decorate and add your treat, you are done! I used yogurt pretzels, my current favorite snack. Caution, they are addictive……just sayin’.  I should also mention that I used our 3″ x 6″ Gusseted Cello Bags, #141704, $4.50 for 25 bags.

For the card I added a piece of Melon Mambo Cardstock, cut at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″. The Dragonflies are from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from the Occasions Catalog and those cute little jewels are from the New Annual Catalog (out June 1st). They are called Glitter Enamel Dots, and can I just say, they are AWESOME!

You can really see them shine in this photo.


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.

Next up is Rachel Tessman. Thanks for “hopping” with me.



Thanks Andrea for including me in this blog hop.


As many of you know my Granddaughter Gianna gets a Paper Pumpkin kit every month too. Gianna sent me a photo of her card and said, grandma, want to put it on your blog? I said of course I do. By the way, Gianna is 10 years old, she loves to craft with me and is great with the Big Shot. Way to go Gianna! Great job!


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  1. Your granddaughter’s card is so cute! How fun that she loves to craft too. Your dragonflies look awesome against the wc embossed card!

  2. Sandy Berghuis

    Love, love, love the card with the dragonfly – going to try it for myself! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

  3. Love these ideas! Keep ’em coming!

  4. Really cool projects you created with this kit!!! love the water colored layers!!!

  5. Patricia preston

    The dragonfly die is gorgeous especially showcasing those new gems! Guess I will be adding those to my wish list! Hehe

  6. Cute! I especially love those beautiful sparkling dots

  7. You are so blessed to have a granddaughter who wants to craft with you and is able to assist.

  8. Fabulous! Thanks for the bag-a-lope refresher – I had forgotten about those. Great way to use those fun envelopes. And I have never seen that twist-tie tip – love it!

    • cindeewilkinson

      Thanks Sara! I didn’t have a lot of time to figure out my 3-d project, so the bag-a-lope to the rescue.

  9. I thought I posted, but got distracted by my son. Perhaps my comment is awaiting approval…but just in case…so happy you have a granddaughter who shares your love of PP kits.

  10. Lynnette Hallbick

    love, love, love the dragonflies card

  11. Love seeing how to make your own twisty ties! Awesome projects!

  12. Love the dragonflies!

  13. Oh my. I can’t believe that THREE of us made bagalopes in this one little blog hop–but the envelopes in the kit ARE totally amazing, so it makes sense. I think we should start a thing: #imbringingbagalopesback Thanks for the great projects, and for sharing Gianna’s wonderful card, too <3

    • cindeewilkinson

      Thanks Kimberley! I didn’t have a lot of time to get my projects done, so I was thinking what could I do with those envelopes? Bag-a-lope it is. I haven’t had a chance to look at everyones projects. Will do that today. Thank you for commenting on Gianna’s card. She is my #1 Big Shot girl and has helped me so many times. She loves crafting with me.

  14. I am stunned by the beauty of your dragonflies with the new enamel dots!

  15. I agree it is the BEST PP ever!!! THanks for sharing!

    • cindeewilkinson

      Thanks Jeanie! Hope you are receiving Paper Pumpkin, the kits just keep getting better and better.

  16. Pretty cards love the dragonflies

  17. Gloria Sperring

    I haven’t been with SU! long enough to know what a Bag-a-Lope is? I’ll read your blog and find out! I do love what I can see. Thanks for adding to my SU! knowledge.

    • cindeewilkinson

      Welcome Gloria to the Stampin’ Up! family. Check back later this week, and I will have a tutorial for the bag-a-lope. Super easy with one envelope of any size.

  18. Crystal Wilson

    Love the vellum dragonflies and new glitter dots! Really cute!

    • cindeewilkinson

      Thanks so much Crystal! Those glitter dots are one of my new favorite items in the new catalog.

  19. Very nice. Love the colors.

  20. Love the bag and card.

  21. Clever twist tie. Thanks for sharing

  22. Victoria Merrick

    Love the new Lemon Lime Twist, especially with the black. Can hardly wait to get my hands on some!!!

  23. Great idea to make a bag-a-lope with these lovely envelopes! I love your alternatives and your granddaughter’s card is so cute! Thanks for sharing these. ?

    • cindeewilkinson

      Thanks so much! I just told my granddaughter how many people have commented about her card. She sent me a whole bunch of smiley faces.

  24. Cute cards. Yes, I remember Bag a lopes! lol Thank you for sharing!

  25. Mariangeles Murphy-Herd

    Bagelope is wonderful Quick and easy is never wrong and you dragonflies with the gyms at just the right touch to the card

  26. Denise Kasbohm

    Beautiful with the dragonflies and the dots.

  27. Tracy Honeycutt

    I love that your granddaughter gets a Paper Pumpkn too!

  28. Cindee I love your use of those jewels on the dragonflies! They coordinate perfectly with your card! & I haven’t made a bagalope for years! Thanks for the reminder! All in all I am so happy to be hopping with you & this fabulous team! I can’t wait until next months hop! ?

  29. Sharon Stegeman

    I just LOVE your butterflies! I have to admit I’m addicted to glitter enamel dots 😮 I have used them in my day planner and just about anywhere I can. I especially love that you can color co-ordinate the the clear ones with my alcohol markers 🙂

  30. So clever to make the twist ties and easy too! Thank you

  31. Those glitter enamel dots are divine! The dragonflies are perfect with these!

  32. Going to use the dragonfly card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  33. I love the colors with the black – it makes the colors pop. Beautiful projects.

  34. love the cute bag & tie idea and the card with dragon fly is wonderful love the glitter dots!

  35. so fun to have your granddaughter crafting! lol can’t stop thinking about the cute name bag a lope 🙂

    • cindeewilkinson

      Yes, Gianna is my #1 fan. She would stay up here all day and does help me when she is here. I’m going to do a tutorial for the bag-a-lope. Stay tuned.

  36. Love the bagalope! I need to try one. TFS!

  37. Gloria Sperring

    Thank you Cindee. I haven’t gotten any of your blog pages yet. I’ll try to subscribe again. I ‘d love to see what you have on the bag-a-lope!

  38. Gloria Sperring

    I did it! I subscribed to your blog! Yes, Grandma your granddaughter is a budding artist. Who knows, she might teach you a thing or two! I know my do LOL!

    • cindeewilkinson

      Yeah! I hope you find my blog inspires you.

      My daughter just asked me when Gianna can come over and stamp with me. Warms my heart that she wants to spend time with me.

  39. Arianna Barbara

    Oh my! Such awesome creations!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

  40. Francine Weinberg

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. The bagelopes has been a long-time favorite of mine, and you used the address block so creatively! I love your card also, with the dragonflies. So pretty.

  41. Pretty card and LOVE the treat bag.

  42. Pamela Braithwaite

    Now, Cindee, you have hit the ball “out of the park” with your dragonfly alternative Paper Pumpkin card. It is very striking! You have a wonderful creative mind. Keep sharing with us.

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