Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop A Little Smile

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop featuring the June kit, A Little Smile. This kit was created to help us all share a little love with a smile through random acts of kindness. It's amazing the difference a handmade card can make in someone's life. Today we will be sharing alternative ideas that you can create using supplies from this fun kit that is perfect for Summer. 
I love the beach feel to this month's kit and it immediately drew me to the new Seaside Notions Cling stamp set (item #149278) as a great way to use the supplies in this kit to create a fun ocean themed card. The coordinating colors in this kit are perfect for a masculine card so I chose to create my alternative card design with this in mind.
 For the card base, I chose to use Coastal Cabana cardstock and used Crumb Cake cardstock to create the matte for the focal point of this card design. The background of the focal design was created by taking one of the small note cards and cutting it in half to separate the colorful watercolor front part of the card from the back half of the card. I attached the front section of the note card to the Crumb Cake cardstock layer to create the look of being under the sea with the sand along the bottom.
 I embossed the card base using the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder (item #149577) to create the look and texture of waves. The sea horse image was stamped onto Pretty Peacock cardstock using Versamark ink and I heat embossed it with the new Shimmer White Embossing powder (item #149511). It's hard to see from the photos, but the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder really pops against the Pretty Peacock cardstock. I fussy cut the sea horse out using my Paper Snips. 
To embellish the focal panel, I added two of the seaweed die cuts from the kit to the watercolor piece and attached the sea horse on top. On the opposite side I added one of the sparkly sand dollar die cuts from the kit and the attached the panel to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached the bottom of the tail of the sea horse to the card front. 
For the sentiment, I stamped one of the sentiments from the exclusive stamp set in the kit, onto the label, also from the kit, using the Coastal Cabana ink spot (you guessed it, also included in the kit). To decorate the sentiment, I used some of the twine from the kit and wrapped it around each end of the label. I added some Snail Adhesive to the back of the label to hold the twine in place. 

I love how simple it was to convert the smaller size card included in this kit into a full size card, while still making use of  a lot of the supplies in the kit. The Seaside Notions Cling stamp set and High Seas 3D Embossing Folder both coordinate beautifully with this kit to provide even more options for creating alternative projects. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog to day. I hope that my card design helps you see the amazing possibilities available with this kit and how you can pair it with products in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. If you live in the U.S. and you do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you. 

Now it's time to visit Candy's blog and see what she has created for us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 
Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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Refill kits for the June Paper Pumpkin Kit are available while supplies last as a perk to Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. 

I am so excited about July's kit which will coordinate with 3 new product suites in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. You won't want to miss this amazing card kit with supplies to create 9 mailable cards.


  1. Wow Tricia's your card is awesome!. I love the seahorse.

  2. Your card is beautiful! I love the stamp set you coordinated with it. Embossing folder is perfect! Love how you wrapped the sentiment with the twine, too!

  3. Love the coordination with the Seaside Notions stamp set. Very handsome and stunning card.

  4. Been eyeballing that set...now I may just have to get it! Something about the ocean that just makes me smile!

  5. That stamp set paired perfectly! I love the twine on either end of your sentiment, too. Great touch.

  6. LOVE this so summery! I can't wait to see what this month's kit is! had so much fun with this one!