Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – I’ll Bee Yours

Hello my friends.  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 – I’ll Bee Yours. A fun Love filled kit that can be used for Valentine’s Day or other Love filled celebrations.  I plan to use mine for a monthly gathering with some of my neighbors in February.  I plan to focus on friendship.  But I’ve also been creating some cards with the contents of the kit.  And that is what I’ll be sharing with you today.

This month the Paper Pumpkin kit was filled with mini treat bags and mini cards – perfect for little treats for someone special.  I am using a portion of mine for table treats when I have my neighbors over but the rest I’m using to make cards that I can mail out. 

I made several different cards with this kit.  One was actually featured in the Paper Pumpkin FB page blog post this month.  That was exciting!  But here are a couple of other ideas that I came up with.

Valentine’s Card Alternate

For this card I wanted to use the little treat bag with the embossed flowers as a layer on my card.  So I decided to cut open each side of the bag so I could open it up flat and cut out the flower design that wraps around from front to back.  I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the cute stitched scallop rectangle.  To match the Highland Heather Heart that I planned to use, I cut the larger scallop rectangle out of Highland Heather card stock.  I glue these together.  To cover up the fold from the bottom of the bag, use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine from the kit and wrap around and tie in a knot.  The tag was shortened and stamped with Happy Valentine’s Day and then tie the bow.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the heart over the twine.  Put the whole piece on a Whisper White card base. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 

Money Holder Card Alternate

For this second idea, I used the little mini card and envelope.  To make a slightly larger card, I pulled out one of the Whisper White Note cards & envelopes.  From my Paper Pumpkin Kit I took the mini card and cut off the front.  I stamped the large floral background in the center and then add the scallop border on all four sides.  In order to keep the square shape of the card I trimmed the note card down to be a 3-1/2″ square – it will still fit in the same envelope.  This allowed me to glue the mini envelope from the kit to the inside of the card – and that is where you can add some money or another little surprise.  It’s a little too small for a gift card, but as another option leave the note card regular size and attach the envelope so the flap stays open and just creates a pocket – then you could use it for a gift card.

Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note Card & Envelope
  • Trimmer

 

Thank You Card

Here is a look at the card from the Paper Pumpkin post.  For this one I used the Heart Pack Punch that coordinates with this month’s kit.  You can find the punch pack in the Jan-June Mini Catalog.  I punched the front and back of one of the Mini cards.  I positioned a smaller die-cut heart over the words on the stamped heart so that I could make this a thank you card.  The little flowers are stamped multiple times from one inking to give different shades of color. 

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. All the other blogs should have the same list.

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

For February the Paper Pumpkin kit is going to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set that is part of the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  You can earn that stamp set free.  Here is one way to do it.  On Feb. 4th (our new Coordination Product offering starts that day) order a 1-month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Code and the Birthday Dies (these also coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set) and one other small item – like Baker’s Twine or Stampin’ Dimensionals – that will get you over the $50 you need to get the Happy Birthday stamp set free. Then Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and redeem your Prepaid Code by the 10th – go here.  If you are already a subscriber you just need to add the Prepaid Code and it will use that.  Then once everything arrives in February you will have a whole bunch of coordinated products to make some Lovely cards for birthdays and celebrations.

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Love You February 2019 Scrapbook layout

Let’s take a look at the scrapbook layout I created for February.  It’s a love, heart themed page but doesn’t actually say Valentine’s Day so it could be used for any number of things.  My monthly stamp club created the left page and then I added the right page and showed them both in my Facebook Live. Be sure you watch my Facebook Live video from Sunday, March 10th and you can see both of these pages plus some bonus tags. 

Watch the video here – Facebook Live March 10th

The Meant To Be Bundle and All My Love Designer Series Paper were perfect for a February scrapbook page.  I used strips of paper in varying widths and lengths.  This is a perfect way to use up scraps left from other projects.  The hearts stamped in the background are 3 different ones from the Meant to Be stamp set and I mounted all three on one block so they could be inked and stamped together. 

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 Card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock
  • #46970 Lovely Lipstick Card stock
  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle (Meant to Be stamp set + Be Mine Stitched Framelits)
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • #148583 Heart Epoxy Droplets
  • #147116 Crumb Cake classic ink
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #148534 Well Written Framelits Dies

The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies have so many different elements and they even fit perfectly on some of the hearts on the Designer Series paper.  You also have the option to add stitching on some of the solid hearts with the stitching dies. 

I scattered the little hearts from the die cut and the epoxy hearts in with the background stamping on each page.

With some of my left over scrap pieces I also made tags.  These go on the orders that customers pick up from my house.

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Easy Heart Treats

I kept seeing these adorable heart shaped treat holders on Pinterest but everyone linked to a foreign demonstrator with instructions in french.  Unfortunately for me I don’t know any french.  I finally found one with some photographs with measurements in centimeters so I started with that and tried to convert to inches and round it up to make it even.  Played around with it a little bit until I got measurements that worked for me. They are much easier to make than they might seem.  So let’s get to it.

I started by creating this version for my Stamper’s Club.  This was one of their February club projects and uses the All My Love Designers Series paper.  The stamp set I used for my words is Petal Palette. The little box on the inside holds a Lindor Truffle – the strawberries & cream version for Valentine’s Day.  Cut your strip of Designer Series paper to be 1-1/2″ wide and 12″ long.  Fold it in half.  Then put some tear & tape on the end on the outside and curl the two ends together to form the heart. 

To make the box I used a 3-1/2″ square of card stock – Lovely Lipstick for this one.  Score all four sides at 1″ and snip two sides and fold to form a box.  The tear & tape is perfect for this project.  Use it to create the box and then use it on the bottom and one end to add the box inside the heart. 

Supply List

  • All My Love Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card stock
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Lovely Lipstick ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape

After my stamp club made these I decided to make another one as an alternate project for my January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added the Animal Expedition Designer Series paper – which coordinates with the kit and the Baker’s twine to make some of these hearts out of the kit contents.

The box for this project comes from the pillow box in the paper pumpkin kit.  The stamp set, ink spot and white label are all part of the kit too.  If you’d like to see a Facebook Live video of this project and my other alternate projects from the January Be Mine Valentine kit go here.

Supply List

  • Be Mine Valentine January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/8″ hand held punch
  • Tear & Tape (or use the tape in the kit)

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Just for You with Lovely Foil

I shared one more card in my FB Live video from Jan. 21, 2019 that used the same suite of products as the projects in the Made to Love Class.  You can see the video here.  This card was one of the cards available in my Quick & Cute card class this past week.  It has a glimpse of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets that are available through the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  Don’t miss out on these foild sheets – they have been very popular already and are likely to sell out before we get to the end of March!

One trick on this card was that I mounted all three of the little hearts from the Meant to Be stamp set on one block.  Then I could stamp the whole group at the same time on the Crumb Cake layer of my card.  I just randomly stamped the grouping all over to create this layer.  Next I added the piece of Lovely Lipstick Foil sheet and then a strip of the All My Love Designer Series Paper. 

To finish the card I tied some of the 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White ribbon on my layer before adding it to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The greeting is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink and adhered with dimensionals over the ribbon. This card doesn’t have to be for Valentine’s Day even though the colors and hearts suggest that.  

Supply List

  • #148626 Meant to Be stamp set
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #147140 Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #144172 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #149712 Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (FREE Sale-A-Bration choice)

Here are a few other samples from Stampin’ Up! that use the foil sheets. Place your orders in my online store – order $50 in product to get the foil sheets for free.  Each pack include 4 each of the two colors in 12 x 12 sheets. 

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Tons of Hearts

The last project from the Made with Love class was a Valentine’s Day card featuring the Meant to Be Bundle.  Included in the bundle is the Meant to Be stamp set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  When you see this set of dies in real life it is a huge difference from seeing them in the catalog – it makes a ton of different hearts.  There are so many possibilities with this die set.  There are a total of 16 different dies including two stitching dies to add stitching to a background or the cut out dies. You are going to want to order this set of dies – just look at the tons of different hearts you can get from it!

If you would like to see all the projects from the Made to Love class watch my FB live video from Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Today I’m sharing more details about the Valentine’s Day card.

Happy Valentine’s Day

I used a 4″ square piece of the All My Love Designer Series paper and cut off a 1″ strip to give me two pieces.  One was for the front of the card and one was for the inside of the card.  Adhere both pieces to a layer of Whisper White card stock.  Use the 3″ piece on the top for the front of the card.  Add the 1″ piece (using the opposite side) to the bottom for the inside of the card.  Next on the front layer stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink – I used Happy Valentine’s Day, but there are others in the set that you could use. 

Cut a long piece of Linen Thread – about 36″ – and wrap it around the layer 3 times and tie in a knot.  After that add the Balmy Blue scalloped heart on the Linen Thread before tying a bow.  Then to anchor the bottom of that large heart I added the small scalloped heart (cut from Lovely Lipstick card stock) with mini dimensionals. Be sure to watch my video you will see exactly how I did this.  

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + Be Mine framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146982 Balmy Blue card stock
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #143263 Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

 

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Mini Cakes in a Bakers Box

At the Made to Love class Heather showed us how to make these mini Red Velvet Bundt cakes.  And they are just the perfect size to fit inside the little Baker’s Box.  These are a carry over item from the Holiday Catalog.  She filled the pans and put the cakes in the oven, and then showed us the truffles (I posted those yesterday).  Then everyone came into my studio and I showed them all the stamping projects.  When they finished all their stamping they decorated their cake and put it inside the box.

I showed everything we made on a FB live video on Jan. 21, 2019.  You can see it here.  Here are some more details about the Baker’s Box project for the mini cakes.

I cut 2″ wide strips of the All My Love Designer Series paper and a 2″ x 4″ long piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  The strip of the Designer paper won’t quite fit all the way around the box to create the belly band.  So I used the Crumb Cake piece to bridge the gap in the back.  Glue the designer paper to the card stock, then you can slide the band on and off to get inside the box.  If you watch my video you can see what I’m talking about. Then decorate the front – I used the hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies and the Braided Linen Trim.  The stamp set in this photo is Label Me Pretty but some of the girls used the Meant to Be set instead. 

Supply List

  • #150587 Meant to Be Bundle = stamp set + framelits
  • #148576 All My Love Designer Series paper
  • #147899 Baker’s Boxes
  • #147808 Braided Linen Trim
  • #148578 All My Love Card stock pack (use Crumb Cake & Lovely Lipstick)
  • #147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #146927 Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • #143715 Pretty Label Punch
  • #138995 Tear & Tape
  • #143861 Label Me Pretty Stamp set (optional)

I told everyone to choose the greeting based on who they would be giving it too.  So everyone had several choices.  The little bitty hearts come from inside the decorative heart die cut piece. 

Yum! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you’d like to order any of these Stampin’ Up! products to make your own Valentine treats please see my link below. 

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