Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing May 2017 Blog Hop

Hello!  Can you believe this is my third post this week!  When that happens it's either a miracle or a blog hop.. and yes it is a blog hop!  

This is A Paper Pumpkin Thing  Blog Hop and we're all about alternative ideas for the May 2017 Sprinkled with Love Paper Pumpkin Kit!  If you have already been hopping you should have landed here from Carolynn Sander's blog and thank you so much for continuing!  If you started with me please click the next button at the end of the post to continue on for all types of awesome inspiration!

So I have to be honest.... this month was a struggle.   I honestly loved all of the projects in the kit and thought they were perfect as designed.   I finally decided that the blue round cardbase looked like a wreath but wasn't cut like one so I took my circle framelits and cut a whole in the front.  I added a white circle on the inside and heat embossed the "you make me oh so very happy" sentiment in gold.  I stamped centers in four of the flowers.  I added three flowers on the left side of my wreath with dimensionals.  I tied a piece of the gold twine into a knot around the left side of the wreath and tied a messy layered bow onto the knotted twine.  I added three of the included confetti dots to the front.  For my treat bag I stamped the "for you" sentiment on one included blue banners.  I cut the top edge straight and added a twine bow like the one on the wreath.  I added one of the flowers and three more of the confetti dots.  I attached the banner with a small wooden clothespin.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please click the next button to continue to Rachel Tessman's blog!

Here is a list of all of our fabulously talented bloggers in case you lose your way:

  1. Kimberly Morris
  2. Melissa Davies
  3. Sara Levin
  4. Carolynn Sander
  5. Tina Rackley Riddle - You are Here!
  6. Rachel Tessman
  7. Rick D. Adkins
  8. Megan Thompson
  9. Lori Mueller
  10. Audra Monk
  11. Cathy Caines
  12. Pam Staples
  13. Jennifer Hill
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  15. Dena Rekow
  16. Monika Davis -


  1. I agree, it was a tough one to alternate! Love your sweet project!

  2. I was the same - couldn't think of what else to do besides eat some donuts. Yours turned out great.

    1. Thanks Monika! Maybe next month will be easier for us! :)

  3. I love your idea of turning this into a wreath! I would have never thought of that! Super amazing! 💖

  4. So creative, I love the wreath idea! And I love how you modified the little banner. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The wreath is a great idea! Could be great for a shaker card, too!

    1. Thanks! It would be a great shaker! I may need to try that now!

  6. Super cute, Tina!! That flower punch is so pretty!!