Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Kit Reunion Blog Hop Hope Box

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities March Blog Hop. We know that many subscribers, (like me), are waiting on their kits. While we are waiting, this month we decided to do a Kit Reunion to show you alternative projects and ideas using past Paper Pumpkin kits. Our Design Team Members are busy creating with past Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and kit leftovers that will hopefully inspire you to open up some of your older kits and get creative. You may also see projects created with the Beyond The Horizons March Kit to help provide you with ideas ready for when your kit arrives. It is sure to be a variety of projects to delight you. 
For my alternative card design, I chose to use the Hope Box Kit, which originally was released in August 2021. Did you know that you can still order this kit if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? It's true. This beautiful kit was inspired by Stampin' Up! Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner, and I just love the beautiful colors and wonderful elements in this kit. For my card design, I chose to use images from the exclusive stamp set to create the focal image, along with pieces I had left over in the kit. I also created a frame using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, which can be found in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. 
Products Used:
Paper Pumpkin Hope Box Kit (item #158541)
Stitched Rectangles Dies (item #151820)
Bermuda Bay Cardstock (item #131197)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Simply Elegant Trim (item #155766)
Pool Party Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (in the kit)
Melon Mambo/Pool Party Background 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" (in the kit)
Bermuda Bay Layer 3 5/8" x 4 3/4" (in the kit)
Bermuda Bay Cardstock Frame
3" x 4 1/4" die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies
This pretty clean and simple card design is easy to create and I love how the Gold embossing pops against the background to step up the card design. This card layout is similar to one of the cards from the kit and uses the card base and layers included in the kit. I wanted to create a frame around the focal design, so I used the Stitched Rectangles dies to create a frame that fit around the focal layer (I did trim the layer to 3" x 4 1/8" so that it would fit inside the frame). I popped up this layer with Stampin' Dimensionals and added it to the Bermuda Bay layer. I attached the layers to the card front, making sure to center it to create a secondary frame. To embellish the card, I used several of the pretty sequins from the kit for a touch of bling and I added a Gold Trim bow to the top left corner with a Mini Glue Dot. This card design is a wonderful way to help brighten someone's day and let them know that you are thinking of them. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that the alternative card design I created with the Hope Box kit, will help inspire you to explore creating your own fun projects with past kits. There are so many wonderful options to spark your creativity. 
Now it's time to visit Terri's wonderful blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click the Next button to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our alternative projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. The Hope Box kit is available while supplies last. If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click here to order this kit. Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up to receive the April Paper Pumpkin kit and have access to all the amazing past kits and refills in my Online Store here

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. What a beautiful card! Loved that kit!

    1. Thank you Deb. It is a wonderful kit with and I love creating alternative projects with it.

  2. Beautiful card!! That gold embossing is so pretty on that background!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love heat embossing with metallic embossing powders. It really steps up the card design.

  3. Ooh, I love the simple elegance of this card!! That was one of my favorite kits!

    1. Thank you June. It is a wonderful kit. I love the images in this stamp set.

  4. Beautiful card. I love the gold embossing!

    1. Thank you Renee. I can't resist adding a little heat embossing to my designs. It's one of my favorite techniques.

  5. So elegant and simple, thank you for hopping with us!

    1. Thank you Janey. This kit is perfect for simply elegant cards.