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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop - Grown with Kindness

Hello friends!  I have exciting news for you - our Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop is transitioning to a consistent, monthly blog hop!  Every 4th Tuesday will be an exciting reveal of alternative designs for the monthly stamping kit. 

Our February kit is Grown with Kindness, featuring succulents:

Here is a blog post from the Paper Pumpkin team sharing ideas.  

Now let's look at my ideas for alternate designs!  I love this kit and really am super happy with it just as it is.  But our group is committed to help with alternates.  And I do love to make more from the kit and get 2 cards from one card design.  

This is my first card.  I stamped onto vellum and dried it with my heat tool.  Then I used the 2" circle punch on the vellum and the 2 1/4" circle punch on Lemon-Lime Twist card stock.  The circles are held together with twine woven into hole punches on each side.  The succulents paper is from the kit - I cut it in half to get two cards from the one card front piece.

This is the second part of the succulents piece that I cut in half.  I layered this onto Lemon-Lime Twist cut out with the Rectangles Stitched framelits (same layers are above too).  I really like the Grown with Kindness stamp set and the options for a variety of combinations.

On this design I cut this card front into many pieces.  I trimmed the 1/2" top and bottom strips to be my top and bottom border layers.  Then I cut the "YOU" word into separate letters and trimmed them to be more compact.  The twine is squiggled around across the top layer and tucked behind each side. Then each letter is attached with dimensionals.   I stamped the sentiment directly onto the lower layer and added an enamel dot.

Here is the Grown with Kindness tutorial on YouTube:


Now we will hop over to my friend, Charmane, and see her lovely ideas for our Grown with Kindness kit!  Please click on the next button below:

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The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

Click on the button below to see the events schedule and make your selections to register for all the events you want to attend.  

Please contact me or your demonstrator with any questions.  If you don't have a demonstrator, then I am happy to help you get started with an order.  My online store is open 24 hours at 

All orders over $35 will receive the February IDEAS tutorial bundle. 

Orders of $150 will earn their own Stampin' Rewards and the February IDEAS tutorial bundle.



Craft With Renee said...

Great alternatives Janey. Thanks for sharing.

Deb Naylor said...

Great alternates Janey...I never thought to put lemon lime twist with fresh fig did you? Paper Pumpkin really knocked that out of the park for me...they look amazing together! Thanks for being a really wonderful co-admin of this hop, you ROCK!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert said...

Love the idea of cutting the succulent letters out and the card you made with them. You inspired me to get brave and cut one of the designs in half so I can get 2 cards out of it. Lots of great ideas on your beautiful cards.

Unknown said...

I love the way you cut the YOU into boxes! Wish I thought of that before all that fussy cutting LOL

Melissa's Kre8tions said...

Your alternates are great, but I especially love the second one! The way you cut out the Y.O.U. is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

I love all 3 of your alternate projects Janey! Great use of the colors!