Thursday, January 25, 2018

January A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the January A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!   I always look forward to this blog hop and all of the fabulous inspiration for each month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  I think this month may have been one of the hardest for me since I loved it so much exactly as designed!    

There were so many aodrable stamps in this month's kit so I decided to do some tone-on-tone stamping with Flirty Flamingo Ink on Flirty Flamingo Cardstock using many of the image stamps.  Those envelops are so adorable!!  I backed my 4" x 5 1/4" tone-on-tone layer with a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" mat of Basic Black cardstock. Those layers were adhered to a top folding card base of Thick Whisper White Cardstock.   I used a piece of one of the card/giftcard holders to cut out a scallop square... that black with the small gold hearts was just so pretty.  I added one of the adhesive backed banners to the scallop square.  I stamped the "Be Mine" sentiment from the stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and then clear embossed it. I added some enamel dots onto the vellum heart so that I could adhere it  by putting a glue dot under the enamel dots. Once I had the heart adhered, I added two more enamel dots to the card front.   I added a small bow with the fabulous ribbon included in the kit to the upper left side of the scallop square to finish off the front of this one.  

I decided to use the front flap to hold my card in a horizontal position so that I could decorate the upper portion of the outside.  I adhered my vellum banner to the top and added the Flirty Flamingo banner over it.  I heat embossed the sentiment "You Make My Heart Happy" from the stamp set in gold onto a small piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I then used my Lots of Labels Framelits Dies to cut out a small label and adhered it over the banners.  I added three of the Flirty Flamingo enamel dots to the upper portion as well.  

For the inside of my gift card holder I used one of the little scallop cards in the kit and stamped the sentiment "Be Mine" in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I added a Flirty Flamingo die cut heart from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies to the card with a small amount of Tombow glue making sure to center the Be Mine in the middle of the heart.  This left enough room to write a note on the bottom of the card.  I love that the treat/giftcard holder has notches for the beautiful ribbon to the tied.. so cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Next up is the fabulously talented Rick Adkins.. just click the next button and you'll be there!

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  1. These are ADORABLE! I especially love the one with all the little envelopes stamped in the back...I can't believe you embossed, too. (I'm usually too lazy for embossing!) Thanks for sharing these cuties :-D

  2. What a clever use of the card base! It makes a perfect gift card holder. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cute alternate! Always love that heart!