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.
The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:
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.
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.
Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Pool Party, So Saffron, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Basic Black
Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
Black Memento Ink
Paper Snips scissors
Cardstock: Basic White, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Basic Black
And here is the video. If you are reading this in an email you may need to click through to my blog or YouTube to see the video. And while you are there be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel so you know when I post a new one.
Today – December 9th – is National Christmas Card Day. You would think that it would be something I already knew since I make cards but no. This is the first time I’ve heard of it.
CHRISTMAS CARD DAY – December 9th
Each year around this time, friends and families begin mailing their holiday cards. Christmas Card Day serves as a reminder to get your stamps, envelopes, and cards together so you can share your holiday cheer. Are you making your cards this year? I did not get cards made this year – well I got some made but not enough to send out to everyone. Since we moved I’m working on a photo card instead.
These days everyone mails a variety of cards at Christmas time. In our modern world of social media some just post online or send emails and messages but cards are still around too. There are handmade cards, store bought cards, photo cards, Christmas letters, post cards, business cards and even New Year’s cards. Just remember it’s a way to say “I’m thinking of you” no matter what form it comes in.
Here is a fun set of cards that I made with products from our Mini Catalog. These were really fun with non-traditional colors. Some of these products are on the LAST Chance List – so be sure to order them now before they sell out.
Happy Holidays to you!
Stamps: Whimsical Trees, Peaceful Deer, A Wish for Everything
Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!
The Christmas Whimsy Card Kit is available starting today Sept. 8, 2021. Item #158166 and it is $19.
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