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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop -- January 2018 Heartfelt Love Notes

Hello and welcome Stampers and Papercrafters!  It is nearing the end of January, which means that if you are reading this, then A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop has landed on your computer screen!!  A number of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the January monthly kit.  I had been waiting anxiously to receive my little box, but when it arrived, I had to reshift my priorities and hold off opening the surprise for a couple of days.  Say WHAAAT?!!!  GASP, I know!  Well, let's not delay this reveal...let's get to it!


This month's hop features the next special occasion...Valentine's, it's only fair that the kit would be named "Heartfelt Love Notes".  The stamp set includes six different sentiments and four "Love Note' images. Every box is filled with everything you need to create 16 Love Notes...even comes with the envelopes!



I decided to take one of the love notes and cut off the front flap...leaving only the pocket portion to alter.



I have been in a heat emboss crafting crave this last month!  Whoa!!  Say that 3 times real fast...quite the tongue twister.  Buuut, so much fun!  This picture doesn't show off the shine of the clear embossed "Happy Valentine's Day", but you can definitely see the gold foil hearts on the pocket.



I cut off the scalloped edge of one of the note cards and matted it with Rich Razzleberry cardstock to give it a little color contrast to the Flirty Flamingo pocket.



And, look!  There's the flap that I cut off...and, the scallops from the note card.  Teehehe!  The vellum heart was part of the kit, as well as, the gel dots and ribbon.  I cheated and used a regular fork to create that awesome bow!  That is my go-to technique when I want both tails to display from behind the knot.  It gives such a more finished and clean look.




Isn't this just adorable?!!  Lots of heat embossing...the sentiment and little envelopes.  I love how the gold embossed mini envelopes came out on the Rich Razzleberry cardstock...very rich looking.

What do you think?  In my creative dreams, I was striving for elegant, which is a bit different from the modern look of the original pocket note card.  :)  If you haven't done any heat embossing lately, you need to pull out that Heat Tool and have some fun.  I can't seem to put my gun down for very long before I'm heat embossing something new.  I'd love to have you share your creations with me.

To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the January Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have to share.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Kelly Acheson’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 Melissa Thomas'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 these projects? 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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