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Hello stamping friends!  Welcome to my creative share with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing (APPT) blog hop group!  Our creative 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*


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This month's blog hop is playing with the Home For The Holidays (October 2023) Paper Pumpkin kit.  It contains the supplies to make eight Holiday greeting cards that are gorgeous to spread love, warmth & cheer.  The cards come with coordinating envelopes, too!  Once the supplies are used up to create those projects, I like to focus on creating a fun alternative card using the kits stamp set, plus, additional supplies and tools from my own stash.

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As soon as I saw the envelopes in this kit, I knew that I wanted to use the decorated flap to create a card that would be used as a pocket note card or tucked with a gift card.  The card base is Balmy Blue and measures 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 1-3/4 and 5-1/2 along the 8-1/2 stretch.

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The 1-1/4 section is the part that will hold the note/gift card, but before I adhered the sides with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I added a small strip of Real Red cardstock to trim the edge.  This also makes it more visible that it's a pocket.  Then, I took a 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of Balmy Blue and embossed it with the Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the front of the pocket section.  For the notecard, ink the sentiment with Real Red and stamp onto a Basic White cardstock piece that measures 4-1/4 x 2-3/4.

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I cut the flap of the envelope off and trimmed the top section with the Real Red Scalloped Contours Die cut.  It was adhered to the front flap of the cardbase making sure to get the piece centered and the curved part as close the Balmy Blue flap edge as possible.  Then trim off the Balmy Blue cardstock excess to form the shape of the original envelope flap.  Heat emboss the sentiment with White embossing powder onto Real Red and add to card flap with Dimensionals.

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From the stamp set with the kit, ink up the house and large evergreen tree with Memento Black and stamp onto Basic White cardstock.  Use Stampin' Blends to color.  Hand cut (aka Fussy cut) the images and set into place with Dimensionals making sure to only add the dimensionals to the bottom half of each image.  These images will serve as a holder for the flap to tuck behind.  For the bling, I added the included Glitter Stickles to the rooftop of the house; and a steady stream along the envelope flap that borders the Scallop edged.  NOTE:  after adding the Glitter Stickles, set aside for a good amount of time as it takes a while to dry, depending on how heavy the stream was applied.

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, beautiful 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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Get ready to light up the Christmas season with boxed surprises using the Warm Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit! With festive Christmas designs that perfectly coordinate with the October Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’re sure to create paper projects that highlight the traditions and warmth of the Christmas season!

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors:  Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lolly, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pecan Pie, Real Red
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 November 10th to get in on the next kit.   Click the image to start or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription.


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What supplies do you need to create your Home For The Holidays alternate Note/Gift 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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