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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Be Mine Stitched Valentine

Hello and welcome Stampers and Papercrafters to our fun monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the January monthly kit named "Be Mine". 


Lately, Stampin' Up! has been giving us little hints as to what our next month's kit will be focusing on.  The hint for this month indicated that it would coordinate with the Animal Expedition Suite of products found on page 27 in the Annual catalog.


This kit was loaded with supplies to create 24 A-DOR-ABLE pillow treat boxes!  All of the pieces were die cut, ready to punch out, stamp and assemble.  Comes with a wide variety of adhesives, too...dimensionals, glue dots, and Tear and Tape strips!!  You don't even need a pair of scissors for this one...can't get any easier than that.


For my alternate project, I hung out with these two love birds.  Aren't they just the cutest little couple?  I colored them with a variety of Stampin' Blends colors:  Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Mint Macaron.


Since the kit was titled "Be Mine", I just had to throw in a Stitched Heart from the "Be Mine" Stitched Framelits Die set.  If you are new to my blog and haven't been following me, you'll discover that I'm addicted to the new set of hearts framelits.  LOVE them!!


I thought it was fitting to set the two love birds on a bed of Layered's been a while since I've used that embossing folder.  The kit included a lot of extra epoxy colored hearts, so I scattered a few across the card.


Chameleon Candy Tag

This little guy with his fly friend is so stinkin' cute!




FUN TIP: All Paper Pumpkin kits come with a set of Photopolymer stamp images.  Since you can see through the block to stamp your images, it makes it super easy and efficient to die cut the Stitched Circle first, then stamp.  If you want to create this tag in bulk, the Stamparatus will be your best friend to whip them up in no time flat.

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 created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

List of Hop Participants


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January's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)

This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  YAY!!  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

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These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Forever Lovely stamp set! 

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product)!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.


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What additional supplies do you need to create a beautiful Valentine bundle like this one? 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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