Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Kisses and Hugs

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop as we showcase alternative projects using the Kisses and Hugs Kit. Our talented Design Team Members will be sharing their creative projects and ideas to help inspire you to think outside the box. 
One of my favorite ways to create alternate card designs with Paper Pumpkin kits, is with the exclusive stamp set. I love the variety of images and sentiments that are included and it is fun to explore different ways to create projects with them. For today's design, I combined several of the stamp images with die cut elements in the kit to create this pretty card. I chose to use Blushing Bride, Gray Granite and Very Vanilla cardstock and embossed the sentiments and images with Gold embossing powder to step up the design. 
Products Used:
Paper Pumpkin January 2022 Kisses & Hugs Kit
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (item #151690)
Gray Granite Cardstock (item #146983)
Blushing Bride Cardstock (item #131198)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (item #101650)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Gray Granite Cardstock 
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Scalloped Rectangle die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Strip for sentiment
Blushing Bride Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Scalloped Rectangle die cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
This clean and simple card design would work well for a Valentine's Day card or simply as a card to show someone you care. I embossed the Blushing Bride heart die cut from the kit with the X and O images, heat embossing them with Gold embossing powder and also embossed the Gray Granite arrow die cut from the kit with the arrow image from the stamp set. To extend the length of the arrow, I cut it in half and attach each piece to opposite sides of the heart die cut.  For the sentiment label, I heat embossed the sentiment image onto a strip of Gray Granite cardstock and flagged the end to create a banner. The heart and arrow were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals to give the design some dimension. For a touch of bling, I added two of the sequins from the kit to the Very Vanilla cardstock layer. I love how this card turned out and love the look of this color combination. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful projects with this wonderful kit. This card kit works for a variety of occasions beyond Valentine's Day. 
Now it's time to visit June's wonderful blog and see what she has created with this month's kit. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and share what you liked about our projects. I hope that you enjoy the rest of our blog hop.

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Dana. I love the way the gold embossing steps up the design.

  2. Gorgeous card. I love Gold heat embossing!

    1. Thank you Mary. It's one of my favorite embossing colors.

  3. I love your idea of the gold embossing on the arrow!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It was a fun way to tie it in with the rest of the card design.

  4. Pretty I love the gold embossed arrow!

    1. Thank you Deb. I love that there is a image in the stamp set that coordinates with the die cut.

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    1. Thank you Darla. I love this pretty color combination.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. Heat embossing is one of my favorite techniques.

  7. Cute idea for heat embossing the arrow, sentiment, and the XO! I often forget about using those powders!