Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities October Blog Hop Home For The Holidays

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities October Blog Hop as we showcase alternative projects created with the October Paper Pumpkin Kit, Home For The Holidays. Our wonderful Design Team will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to think outside the box. 
For my alternative card design, I wanted to use the Horse & Sleigh Bundle to create a clean and simple Christmas card. I chose to use the horizontal card base from the kit that has a wonderful Winter scene that works perfectly with the horse and sleigh die cut. I embossed the image using White embossing powder onto Night of Navy cardstock to create a kind of silhouette look that gave the appearance of a couple take an evening ride. To coordinate, I heat embossed the sentiment, using one of the images from the exclusive stamp set in the kit and die cut it out using one of the dies from the Timeless Arrangements Dies. I love that I was able to create this card using supplies from the kit plus a few extra supplies I had in my stash. 
Products Used:
Paper Pumpkin October Home For The Holidays Kit 
Horse & Sleigh Bundle (item #162126)
Timeless Arrangements Dies (item #161525)
Night of Navy Cardstock (item #100867)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Basics Embossing Powders (item #155554)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Paper Pumpkin October Kit
Horizontal Card Base
Night of Navy Cardstock
Horse & Sleigh stamped & die cut with the Horse & Sleigh Bundle
Sentiment Label die cut with the Timeless Arrangements Dies
This clean and simple card design is easy to create and focuses on heat embossing to help step up the design. I heat embossed both the sentiment and the horse and sleigh image using White embossing powder onto Night of Navy cardstock before die cutting them out. I added the horse and sleigh towards the bottom of the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals from the kit to create the foreground image. For the sentiment, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add the label to the top left corner of the card base and then added several Basic Rhinestone Jewels to create the sparkle of stars in the night sky. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my alternative card design will help inspire you to take another look at this kit. There are so many wonderful possibilities to explore using products available in my Online store. 
Please take a moment to visit the other Design Team members using the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know how our projects inspired you.

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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Beautiful embossing, thank you for hopping this month!

    1. Thank you Janey. I love how the embossing stepped up the silhouette for this snowy scene.

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    1. Thank you Renee. I thought the horse and sleigh would be perfect with this background scene.

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    1. Thank you Melva. The beautiful card base created the perfect background for this design.

  4. Beautiful card! Perfect with the horse & sleigh!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. It was a lot of fun creating this clean and simple card design.

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    1. Thank you Deb. I just knew that this image would be perfect for this card base. Love how it turned out.

  6. So elegant - well done!

    1. Thank you so much. I love creating clean and simple cards.

  7. Love the addition of the horse and sleigh!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I thought it would be the perfect addition to this card base.

  8. The white embossed sleigh really pops. Love the white on the blue.

  9. Stunning! The embossing with that background!