Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities June Blog Hop Welcome Inn

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities June Blog Hop as we showcase alternative project ideas with the Welcome Inn Kit. Our talented Design Team members are excited to share their wonderful ideas and projects to help inspire you to think outside the box. 
Sadly, my Paper Pumpkin kit did not arrive in time for this blog hop, so I had to get a little creative with my alternative card design. I recently ordered the Welcome Inn Dies, which are a special Add-On for the June Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit, and I decided to pair them with the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper, which just happens to coordinate perfectly with this month's kit. I hope that my card design will show you that there are even more possibilities available to you, after you have used up all the supplies in this month's kit. The Countryside Inn Suite Collection in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog offers coordinating products to help you stretch your kit even further. Also, don't forget, as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order the Welcome Inn Dies as an Add-On from my Online store while supplies last. 
Products Used:
Welcome Inn Dies (item #163192) Add-On
Welcome Inn Designer Series Paper (item #161467)
Countryside Corners Dies (item #161471)
Timeless Arrangements Bundle (item #161526)
Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder (item #161600)
Bough Punch (item #157711)
Boho Blue Cardstock (item #161724)
Lost Lagoon Cardstock (item #133679)
Pecan Pie Cardstock (item #161717)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Pecan Pie Classic Ink Pad (item #161665)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Linen Thread (item #104199)
Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (item #159082)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Sponge Daubers (item #133773)
Boho Blue Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Matte Layer die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Focal Layer die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies
Pecan Pie Cardstock
Sentiment Label die cut with the Timeless Arrangements Dies
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
2 Leaves die cut with the Welcome Inn Dies
1 Bud Sprig punched out with the Bough Punch
Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 4" x 5 1/4"
3 Vases die cut with the Welcome Inn Dies 
Normally when I create my alternative cards, I focus on using the exclusive stamp set included in the kit, to create my design. Because I don't have the kit, I had to come up with a new plan for my design and focus on how I could use the Welcome Inn Dies to show their versatility. I also decided to show how you can create a masculine card design using the dies with the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper, to provide even more options for you to try. For the vases, I used the basic patterns on the reverse sides of the floral designs to create a masculine feel to my design. I chose to use Boho Blue cardstock for the card base and the matte layer to help provide contrast for the Night of Navy designer series paper card front layer. The background of the focal layer has been embossed with the new Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder to add texture and I gently added Pecan Pie Classic ink over the raised embossed areas to bring out the detail and give it a distressed, aged look. I layered the embossed layer on onto the Boho Blue matte layer and adhered the two outside vases to the embossed layer. To add some additional texture, I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around the focal layer twice, tying a knot towards the right side. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I added the center vase to the focal layer and added the die cut leaves and bud sprig so that the stems are hidden underneath the vase. 
For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Timeless Arrangements stamp set onto Pecan Pie cardstock with White embossing powder and then die cut the label using the coordinating Timeless Arrangements Dies. I adhered the label to the center vase and added two small Rustic Metallic Dots to embellish. To assemble the finished card, I adhered the designer series paper card front to the Boho Blue card base and then added the focal layer with Stampin' Dimensionals, making sure to center it on the card front. I love the detail that the patterns on the vases adds to the card design and the wonderful texture that gives this design a rustic feel to it that is perfect for a masculine design.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card will help inspire you to create your own wonderful designs with the elements in this wonderful kit as well as the Add-on Dies and coordinating products from the Countryside Inn Suite in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. The Welcome Inn Dies coordinate with the stamp set in the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit and are available to order here while supplies last (must be an Paper Pumpkin subscriber).
Now it's time to visit Melva's blog and see what alternative ideas she has to share with us this month. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know how our projects inspired you. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Great job on showing the versatility of coordinating products with this kit - Robin

    1. Thank you Robin. I love that this kit coordinates so well with the Countryside Inn Suite. It opens up so many wonderful possibilities.

  2. What a great use of the dies. They are soo cute!

    1. Thank you Jennifer. I love that the Welcome Inn Dies add so many options for creating with this kit.

  3. Your card turned out so great!! Love how you've colored the embossing folder!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love this new embossing folder and how well Pecan Pie brings out the detail.

  4. Gorgeous projects, thanks for hopping tonight!

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you Melva. Love how the Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper works with this kit.

  6. Love the background of your embossed piece. Thanks.

    1. Thank you Paula. This embossing folder adds wonderful texture.

  7. Stunning alternate! Love the texture!

    1. Thank you Terri. I loved exploring the different options that the dies and designer series paper gave me.

  8. Completely LOVE the addition of Pecan Pie to you card! It's BEAUTIFUL!

  9. So happy you could join us using the dies. Love your card! Hope your kit arrived too.