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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop -- A Sara Thing Kit



Hello Stampers and Papercrafters!  Welcome to our very first A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!  A number of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the monthly kit.  This month's hop features the wonderful "A Sara Thing" kit.  I am a culprit of habit, and don't always get my box opened, and when I do, it is to create the projects in the way that the instructions are laid out.  So, I am super excited to be a member of this group so that I can make myself 'think outside the box'!  *giggle*  Let's see how I did.



I knew that I was going to do something with the embossed heart, but in my head it looked more like a diamond.  I am very fortunate that I have two jewels in my Mom and my Mother-in-Law!  Both are amazing women and I would not trade them for anything.

I used most of the supplies that came in the kit, but added a few things that weren't.  The Whisper White layer is matted to a piece of Cucumber Crush; and I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper from the Brights Paper Stack.  Shaker cards are always a fun, so I cut out the center of the embossed heart with a Sweet & Sassy heart framelit and backed it with a piece of Window Sheet.


The kit came with a free set of 4 Watercolor Pencils, so I stuck with coloring the entire embossed heart with Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped the "You" sentiment with Archival Basic Black ink onto the Window Sheet before adding Foam Adhesive Strips to the back to create the shaker component.  Add a piece of Delicate White Doilies for a more feminine appeal and top with one of the Rich Razzleberry flower accents and leaves.

Grab your retired items fast....everything is while supplies last!  My Paper Pumpkin card project used the following items that are on the Retirement List.  The last day to purchase what remains on the Retirement List is May 31, 2017.

  • Cucumber Crush Cardstock
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Confetti Hearts Border Punch

For more alternatives to "A Sara Thing Kit", make sure you visit the other Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.






Good Luck!! One very lucky person will win this awesome Paper Pumpkin Card Kit. To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.





At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Carolynn Sander’s blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something adorable to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Rick Adkins's blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!




List of Hop Participants

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What additional supplies do you need to create this project? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!


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