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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Key To My Heart Alternate Ideas

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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  I'm very happy you have stopped by because our crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects.  The creative fun should never stop with just the designs that come in each box! *wink-wink*





This month's blog hop is working with the Key To My Heart (January 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make nine darling love-themed cards.  Once the supplies are used up to create those cards, I can now focus on creating a lovely card using extra supplies within the kit and additional supplies and tools from my own stash.

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This kit didn't have a lot of extra pieces, so I focused on the stamp set to create a new card.  I stayed with the main color theme—Fresh Freesia—as my cardbase which measures 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2", folded and burnished with a bone folder.  I cut up one of the envelopes because the inside was this pretty Fresh Freesia pattern and works great as a layer for the Petal Pink Scalloped Contours Die cut.  Before adhering the layers to the card front, I inked up the hearts image with Fresh Freesia and stamped a couple of times in 2 of the corners.

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One of the original card designs from the kit left behind this Petal Pink key hole punch out.  The image was inked with Fresh Freesia and Clear Embossed for added glam.  I layered a Scallop Circle die cut from Gold Foil to the key hole piece and set onto the card front with dimensionals.

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The heart-shaped lock was inked with Calypso Coral on the bottom and Versa Mark on the upper lock area and heat embossed with Gold on that portion of the image.  The key image was also inked with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Gold powder.  Both images were hand cut (aka fussy cut) and attached to the key hole piece using some of the Calypso Coral baker's twine from the kit.  The sentiment was inked with Fresh Freesia and stamped onto a strip of Basic White cardstock and adhered to the key hole piece.

Simply adorable and ready to send off to my favorite Valentine!  At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to the next A Paper Pumpkin Thing designers blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know they will have something fun, cute and exciting to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can click your way through the blog list found below.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss any of the wonderful inspiration!

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Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

AND for the first time ever, we’ve got a coordinating die add-on! (Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately).

Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556).


Would you like to receive an additional set of alternate projects that are exclusive only to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers each month?  Be sure to subscribe by February 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.



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PLUS, you'll earn Dreamers Loyalty Reward Points!  Choose free stamps when you earn 20 points.  Details about my rewards program are here.

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What supplies do you need to create your own Key To My Heart Valentine card? 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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