Friday, February 2, 2018

GSF Blog Hop 18 Love


Welcome to February's Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world to share their projects to help inspire you. This month's theme is Love, which seems appropriate for February.  You have probably just visited with Erica or perhaps this is your first stop. Either way, I hope you enjoy the creative journey.

I decided to feature the January Paper Pumpkin kit and show how you can create alternative projects using products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the 2018 Sale-a-bration Catalog. 



What is Paper Pumpkin you may ask? It is a monthly subscription kit that Stampin' Up! offers in the United States and Canada, with a complete project in a box for you to complete without the stress. Everything is prepped ready for you to create. 

January's Paper Pumpkin kit, Heartfelt Love Notes, contains supplies to create 16 cards (8 each of 2 designs), including envelopes suitable for, but not limited to, Valentine's Day. The kit also includes an exclusive stamp set and a Rich Razzleberry Classic ink spot.  


As you can see, I had a little fun with this kit and I love how they turned out. Most of the supplies are from the kit and I just added a stamp set, ink and some cardstock to transform them into something new.


The first card was transformed using the Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Magical Mates Framelits dies (when purchased together you can save 10%). There are so many amazing images in this stamp set but I decided to create the dragon because I thought it would be perfect for boys for Valentine's Day. I stamped the image with Archival Basic Black ink and colored him with Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Pencils. I then blended the colors using a blender pen and added a little sparkle with Clear Wink of Stella. No fussy cutting necessary with the matching framelit die and he is ready to attach to a Bermuda Bay cardstock circle punched out with the 2 1/4" Circle Punch. I layered the Flirty Flamingo Banner on top of the Bermuda Bay circle and then attached the dragon with Mini Dimensionals before attaching the circle to the card base with Snail adhesive. 

The label is from the kit and I stamped the sentiment from kit with Lemon Lime Twist Classic ink. I then layered it onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock punched with the Everyday Label Punch, which I am happy to say, carried over from the Holiday Catalog. I attached the label to the card base with Mini Dimensionals. 

Using the ribbon from the kit, I tied a basic knot to close the card, which is perfect if you want to include a sweet treat inside. I love the contrast of bright colors against the black and white pinstripe of the card base. It's quick and easy to create, making it perfect if you have to make a bunch for a class for your child. 



The 2nd card uses the other card base which has beautiful copper hearts on a black background. This time I chose one of my favorite Sale-a-bration stamp sets, Party Pandas, to decorate this card. I stamped the panda image onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut it out with my Paper Snips. These panda images are simple to cut out and don't take very long to do. With a Real Red Marker, I colored in the tiny heart and our panda is ready to go. 

I attached the Flirty Flamingo Banner from the kit to the card base and attached the Vellum Heart Die cut (also in the kit) with Glue Dots (you guessed, included in the kit) and finally attached the Panda with Mini Dimensionals. I added a little Clear Wink of Stella to the Panda for a little shimmer.

Next I went to work on the banner created with products from the kit. I stamped the sentiment using one of the stamps included in the kit with the Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink spot, also from the kit. I then attached the sentiment to the card base with Mini Dimensionals and embellished the label with the cute Flirty Flamingo Enamel Shapes from the kit. Once again, I tied a simple knot with the ribbon included in the kit to secure the flap of the card. Voila! A cute Valentine's Day card that is sure to make everyone smile. 

So do I have you excited about this Paper Pumpkin kit? Well, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the full kit is no longer available. The good news is that the refill kit is still available for just $8.00 (plus S&H and Taxes) to Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Not a subscriber? Not a problem. Just click here to sign up for Paper Pumpkin. If you sign up by February 10th, you will receive the February Paper Pumpkin on your doorstep for a fun and creative experience. Don't worry, there is no long term commitment and you can skip a month whenever you want or cancel at anytime. Contact me if you have any questions and I will be happy to help you. 
(*Note: Refill kits do not include the exclusive stamp set or ink spot).



The photo above shows all the amazing supplies contained in the Heartfelt Love Notes Refill kit, item # 147519.  The refill kit*. along with the other supplies I used for these cards, can be ordered via my Online Store here or you can contact me and I will be happy to help you.  The best news is that if you order the Magical Day Bundle and the Heartfelt Love Notes Refill kit, you will earn the Party Pandas stamp set Free as your Sale-a-bration reward. Isn't that awesome! 
*Must be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber to order refill kits. 

I hope that you enjoyed my ideas today and I hope it inspires you to get creative. Now it is time to visit Cheryl Algie and see what she has created this month.  Just click the button below to visit her blog or use the Blog Hop Roll Call list below if you get lost. 


                                                                       Cheryl Algie



Global Stamping Friends February Blog Hop
1.    Libby Dyson 
2.    Anastasia Radloff   
3.    Erica Jones  
4.    Tricia Butts
5.    Cheryl Algie 
6.    Jan Musselman   
9.    Karie Beglau 



Until Next time.
Happy Stampin',



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21 comments:

  1. Ooh Paper Pumpkin! I wish we could subscribe in the UK. Your cards really show the versatility of the kit and I love that dragon. He is so sassy! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I wish Paper Pumpkin was available in other countries too. Hopefully it will be soon. Until then you can take these ideas and come up with your own amazing cards. :)

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  2. Great cards ! Wish we could get those kits too !

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I hope that someday Paper Pumpkin will be available for you. Until then you can use these ideas to create your own wonderful cards. :)

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  3. Wow... great use of the Paper Pumpkin kits... if only they were available to us in the UK too..

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I love my Paper Pumpkin kits and hope that someday they will be available for you. Both stamp sets would work great on your own fabulous cards. :)

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  4. OMG, Pandas and Dragons make the Paper Pumpkin valentines even MORE AWESOME! And they were already pretty awesome to begin with ;-) Thanks for sharing your clever additions!

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    1. Thanks, I am so glad that you liked my ideas. I can't wait to try using the other images from the Magical Day bundle and I know there are other stamp sets out there that would be great on these cards. :)

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  5. Love your take on the Paper Pumpkin kit!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. It was a lot of fun playing with this kit and coming up with new ideas. :)

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  6. I love how you combined the pandas and dragons with the PP it's perfect!

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    1. Thanks Amber. It really makes this Paper Pumpkin kit so versatile and kid friendly when you add fun images to them. :)

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  7. Excellent use of paper pumpkin kit.

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    1. Thanks Jan. I love coming up with alternative ideas for these kits. :)

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  8. Genius! I really like the dragon card. Perfect for a little dude!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca. I love the dragon for a boy Valentine's Day card and I think the knight would also be perfect from the same stamp set. The mermaid and unicorn would work perfectly for girls. :)

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  9. I love how you used your paper Pumpkin kit. We don't have that here in Australia so it's nice to see projects made with it

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  10. Great additions to Paper Pumpkin. The dragon is my fav!

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  11. WOW! Great Paper Pumpkin Alternatives!

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  12. i absolutely love how you customized this kit!
    How very clever!

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  13. Love how you showed the true versatility of Paper Pumpkin! Love your card and love the dragon.

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