Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Hugs from Shelli

Welcome to our May 2019 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Each month we share alternate projects using Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kit! Our Paper Pumpkin kit this month is called Hugs From Shelli. It came with supplies to make 12 cards (3 each of 4 styles) with coordinating envelopes. The picture below shows the cards according to the kit directions.

You can watch a replay of a livestream VIDEO of me unboxing and assembling this month's kit according to the package instructions, on my Facebook Business Page by either clicking the image above, or clicking HERE.

I had an awful time coming up with alternates this month, because the cards in the kit are just so gorgeous I didn't want to make anything different! I'm not usually a fan of florals, but I absolutely LOVE the little pink flowers on these cards, so I went with kind of a floral theme for my projects.

My first project is an alternate card that looks like a flower pot. I usually try to stick close to the kit contents, but I added some of our NEW Terracotta Tile Cardstock & Ink (available for order June 4th) for the flower pot, and a bit of Petal Pink Cardstock & Ink behind the flower pot. I stamped the splotches from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin stamp set on the flower pot and pink cardstock in the same color ink as the cardstock, after stamping OFF once, so the images would be a bit lighter. It adds some visual texture without competing with the focal images.

I also stamped the splotches from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin stamp set on the pre-printed flower card front in Early Espresso Ink (the color of the ink spot included in the kit), after stamping OFF once, so they would be a bit lighter. Stamping in full strength ink seemed too dark for this delicate print. The "twine" I used to tie a bow also came in the kit, but our Linen Thread from our retail offering is pretty much the same thing - and it's a great staple supply you'll want to have on hand.

My daughter bought a few pieces of Seed Paper recently, that fit perfectly in this Bagalope I created from a coordinating envelope from the kit for my second project. To make it, just seal the envelope, score 3/8" from the bottom and side edges, then trim off the top of the sealed envelope to create a pocket. Stick your hand down in the pocket, and pop the bottom score line in, and fold the side score lines, just like a paper grocery bag. You'll end up with a little triangle on each side at the bottom, which you can fold under and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.

Again, I used the twine from the kit for the bow, and the little "For You" tag is actually the back of a piece of the pre-printed floral card front I trimmed away to cover the flower pot on the card. It was also stamped in Early Espresso Ink. I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to write the "Wildflower Seed Paper" description on the envelope - that marker is available in the Neutrals Marker Assortment.

Stampin' Supplies: May 2019 Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit, Petal Pink Cardstock & Ink Pad, NEW Terracotta Tile Cardstock & Ink Pad, Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Shammy, Grid Paper, Paper Snips.

NEXT UP: Charlet Mallett!
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  1. I felt the same! You sure did come up with some fun ideas, though!

  2. Fun ideas. It was hard to come up with something else for this kit. I love the bagalope with the seed paper.


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