Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Be My Valentine

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Be My Valentine, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from June Olsen’s blog. She had a great project!

The chameleon stamp with the fly friend is part of the included stamp set in the Paper Pumpkin kit. After all the kit supplies are used up, you can still use the stamp set on alternate projects. So I decided to use garden green ink on the stamp and color using ink pads and a blender pen.

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All the solid colored paper was processed through the Big Shot using either the new Rectangle Stitched framelits (item # 148551, 13 sizes in this set!) or the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelits (item #145372). The “You’re So Fly” piece was stamped on a strip of whisper white that was 1/2 inch high. Then it was cut using the smallest square framelit giving it a coordinating stitched look on 2 sides.

The full card…

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all the supplies used…plus the Big shot too! The heart epoxy elements are from the Paper Pumpkin kit as well.

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Here is a photo of how the kit was intended to be assembled…

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Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly for the visual learners out there (including me!).

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Cheryl Hamilton’s blog to see what she designed.

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Picnic Paradise

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the July Paper Pumpkin kit, Picnic Paradise. You may have arrived from Sharon Burkert’s blog. She had a great project!

I designed a basket full of strawberries to decorate the front of a greeting card. These would make a fun, summertime invitation to an ice cream social during strawberry season.

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I used the basket from the kit as a template and traced it on a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper. I cut along the tracing line and stamped the “weave” from the weave stamp that was included in the kit.

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Next, I cut about a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch of tissue from the blue tissue that is included in the kit. Fold the tissue into quarters, tuck inside the basket and fold 2 of the corners down. The blue tissue coordinates with our Pool Party cardstock which I used as the card base.

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When the strawberries and blueberries that are included in the kit are used up, reach for our Lemon Builder punch and Lemon Zest stamp set and fill the baskets with lemons instead!

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Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Debbi Green’s blog to see what she designed.

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If you are intrigued by receiving a paper crafting kit in your snail mail box, try it at a discount by using promo code BLOOM0818 at my Paper Pumpkin website by clicking here. This offer ends on August 10th so create your account now! Thanks for trying it out!