Welcome back to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators collaborating to bring you some fantastic alternate projects that you can make using the contents of the February 2019 kit, Grown with Kindness. After you read my post, be sure to click on the Next button below to hop on over to Darla’s blog to see her awesome alternate!
For my alternates, I used two methods: the kit supplies exclusively and introducing a few additional ink colors. The first alternate I made is the You are beautiful card with the large labels as the main focal point. I limited myself to only the supplies in the kit, and I think it turned out decent.
I wanted to use the included stamps to jazz up the background. I layered several labels together to create my focal point, and used the included black baker’s twine to wrap the sentiment a few times. I finished it off with a little bling from the included rhinestones.
The card base I used was the solid black base, but I knew I wanted a clean, white background on the front of my card, so I turned it inside out. I used one of the succulent/cactus photos on the inside so that I would have a light area to stamp a greeting or write my sentiments to the recipient. I thought this would work really well, and I was really pleased with that idea!
For my second alternate card, I decided to introduce a few more colors to stamp some of the fun patterns. I included Mint Macaron, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Gray. I also decided to cut out the two coffee cups in the foreground of the same image I used on the first card. I used the included glue dots to stick down the cactus cup and popped up the succulent cup with the dimensionals I had left over from the kit. I love how the popped up coffee cup looks.
Take a peek below at a few more photos of my alternate projects and some close ups of the details. At the end of this post I have a video showing how I created these alternate projects. You can also check it out directly on my YouTube channel.
Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is turning 6? I can’t even believe it! I’ve loved this kit for a long time, and can’t wait to help them celebrate! If you want to join in on the celebration, be sure to subscribe before March 10 and you’ll get a FREE stamp set in your March Paper Pumpkin.
This kit will include supplies to make eight full-sized, mailable cards. You also get the FREE bigger and better than normal stamp set that coordinates with the March design AND the normal sheet of coordinating stamps included in each kit.
And here’s a sample of what you can expect; the colors used in the March kit include Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade. If you love those colors, you’ll love this month’s kit! Don’t delay in signing up, because supplies might be limited as we get closer to the subscription cut off date, March 10th.
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11 thoughts on “Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Grown With Kindness”
I love that you used the other stamps in the set! Great cards!
Thank you, Debbi! 😊
Great ideas to layer the banners. You are brave to fussy cut those cactus. Ty for hopping with us for PP Grown with Kindness.
Thanks, Janey! I sometimes enjoy fussy cutting. I just happened to be in the mood that day, I suppose! 😊
Clever idea…..and look at you fussy cutting so fancy! Thanks for hopping with us this month, we appreciate you!
Thanks, Deb! I’m not sure I would call it fancy, but it was relaxing! 😉
Love them both but the YOU are Beautiful is my fave! Great idea to use the DSP inside the card!
Thanks so much, Karie! I was trying to think of a way I could use the black inside the card but still have a spot to write my sentiment. That photo was staring me right in the face! 😊
very pretty cards and clever use of the kit. love the layering of the banners.
Thank you very much, Sharon! I really appreciate that. I’m glad you liked the layering for the banners. I think that is a technique I will try more often! 😊
Absolutely love these cards Melissa!