Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Kisses & Hugs

Hello!  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is the Kisses & Hugs kit from January 2022.  A group of us get together to create alternate ideas throughout the year and bring them to you in a blog hop. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days.  You’ll see below that I used it for a very special occasion that just happened in our family.

Love You Scrapbook Page

When I saw this month’s kit I knew I wanted to make a scrapbook page.  When all my boys were home for the holidays I had some family photos made.  And we had Ryan and his girlfriend, Emily, and their two dogs take some photos as well.  I was secretly thinking they were practice engagement photos.  And then on New Year’s Eve at midnight Ryan did propose!  So once I had my kit I knew I could use one of the photos and make a scrapbook layout.  The photo I used is one of my favorites of them. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Gray Granite Card stock, Neutrals 12×12 Card stock Pack
  • Simply Marbelous Designer Series Paper – free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration
  • Kisses & Hugs Add-on

A few notes about my page.

  • Cut apart one of the cards so that I could use the three individual hearts on my page.
  • Use a piece of the gray Simply Marbelous Designer Series paper and cut it in half.  Cover the seam in the center with the large heart.
  • Stamp “love you” multiple times on the vellum heart
  • Stamp “love you” on the heart tag from the Add-on Kit and tie a piece of the gold twine through the hole.

The Kisses & Hugs Kit was designed as a card kit but you can also buy the Kisses & Hugs Add-on which are treat boxes.  I used the heart tag and the gold twine from the add-on as part of my scrapbook page.  And plan to use the boxes for some treats this month.  This is what the add on looks like.  I found some Strawberries & Cream Chocolate Truffles which should fit nicely inside these little treat boxes. You can still order the Kisses & Hugs Add-on – just add it to any of your regular Stampin’ Up! product orders

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below.  If you are reading this in an email you may need to click on the title and visit the actual blog post on my blog to see the list below.

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. For February get ready for some playful fun a Safari Celebration is coming –  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Three Cute Otter Cards

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Today otter be fun with three cute cards featuring the Awesome Otters stamp set and Simply Marbleous Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration brochure that started – January 4th. You can earn them free with a qualifying order.
You can see all 3 cards on my FBLive from Jan 3, 2022 either on my FB page or on my YouTube channel – the video is linked below.
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What I used today:

  • Simply Marbelous Designer Series Paper
  • Awesome Otters stamp set
  • Cloud Punch
  • Fan Bakers Twine
  • Eden’s Garden stamp set
  • Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Pool Party, So Saffron, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Basic Black
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
  • Blue Gems
  • Black Memento Ink
  • Paper Snips scissors
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Cardstock: Basic White, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Basic Black

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Order online here – use hostess code FTQMFXY3 for January 2022.
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