Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities February Blog Hop Sunshine & Smiles

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities February Blog Hop as we showcase the amazing Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit. Our talented Design Team members will be sharing their beautiful alternative project ideas to help inspire you to think outside the box. This wonderful kit coordinates perfectly with the Rain or Shine Suite in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog to help provide you with even more creative options to explore. 
There is so much to love about the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit and I wanted to recreate the gingham look of the card designs in the kit for my alternative design. I chose to use a piece of the Balmy Blue Gingham paper from the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog to create the background for my clean and simple card design. I focused on using the images from the exclusive stamp set in the kit to create the focal design. I just love the cute little frog and the sweet Spring flowers and I used the Add-on dies to die cut them out (the Add-on dies are now sold out). This fun, fresh Spring themed card design would work well for so many occasions and is sure to bring a smile to someone's face. 
Products Used:
Paper Pumpkin February 2023 Kit "Sunshine & Smiles"
Stylish Shapes Dies (item #159183)
Country Gingham 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #160388)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Thick Basic White Cardstock (item #159229)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad (item #119683)
Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159220)
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154884)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (item #160387)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Thick Basic White Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Basic White Cardstock
Flowers & Frog images stamped and die cut
Medium Circle die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies
Country Gingham Designer Series Paper (Balmy Blue)
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
This cute all occasion card design combines the stamp images from the Sunshine & Smiles Kit with the fun, fresh Balmy Blue Gingham Designer Series Paper from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. I chose to use soft Spring-like colors for this card and I love the simplicity of this design. For the flowers and the frog, I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White cardstock and I die cut them out with the Add-on Dies for this kit (which have unfortunately sold out). I colored the frog with Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends Markers to give him a bright and cheerful look and I used Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers to color the flowers. For the sun, I stamped the image with Daffodil Delight Classic ink onto the Stitched Basic White Circle and attached it to the center of the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals from the kit, making sure the sun is positioned in the upper right corner. For the sentiment, I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black ink onto one of the labels from the kit and attached it below the Stitched Circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. Using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, I attached the flowers to either side of the circle with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, just above the sentiment and then I attached the frog to the Stitched Circle, also using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. To finish off the card design, I added several of the Petal Pink Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins for a touch of bling. This alternative card design is a great example of how you can use the exclusive stamp set in this kit to create fun cards for all occasions. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will inspire you to create your own wonderful alternative projects with this fun kit. There are so many great possibilities to explore. 
Now it's time to visit Janey's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Such a happy frog! And the gingham paper is perfect!

    1. Thank you Debbi. This cute little frog is my new favorite. He is perfect for happy cards.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Renee. This stamp set is perfect for creating cheerful Spring cards.

  3. A really cute idea...love the DSP to recreate the card base. The dies are a great addition.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I love the gingham paper from the mini catalog and the colors work perfectly with this month's kit.

  4. I agree, I sure would smile if I got that in the mail. Thank you

    1. Thank you Jennifer. I love making cute cheerful cards. The perfect happy mail.

  5. Such a cute sweet card with the frog and flowers and sun!

    1. Thank you Terri. The images in this stamp set are great for creating happy cards.