Tuesday, January 28, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: I'll Bee Yours

Glad you could join us on our monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the January Paper Pumpkin Kit: I'll Bee Yours.

Here is the kit as designed, with 3 x 3 cards and little treat bags. I love the non traditional Valentine colors, so this could be used as wedding, or shower favors, instead of Valentine's. 

I had a new challenge when designing my alternate project this month, as my kit was missing a couple of things when received. I didn't have the stamps or the ink spot that were supposed to be in the kit. Now, I could do without the spot, as I have the Mint Macaron full size pad, but the stamps, that was a different story. Thanks goodness Stampin' Up! has the best support team in the direct sales industry and they are sending me both items. But, since I just got my kit a few days ago, I didn't get them in time to use them on my alternate project. 

I decided to make a small banner. I used the layering square dies to cut the treat bags, and got 2 squares from each bag (front and back.) I backed those with a Mint Macaron cardstock scalloped square to make them sturdier. I used only kit elements to decorate each square, using a repeat pattern. I did add the 1/8" Mint Macaron Ribbon from the January-June Mini Catalog and the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend to color in the white stripes on the bumblebees. I, also, used the alphabet from the Make a Difference Stamp Set for my word and letters. 

Here is a closer look at a couple of them: 

Thanks so much for taking the time to hop with us!  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Charmane's blog to see what creation she has to share with you!

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 
Don't miss next month's kit, "A Lovely Day". You have until 2/10/2020 to sign up or reactivate your account. 

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 March 31, 2020 (get a 3 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription!) See details below:
Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308)
  • Includes 5 cling stamps
  • FREE with qualifying purchase of $50 by March 31, 2020
  • Located in the Sale-A-Bration brochure (p. 8)
About the February Kit
Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” 
Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive
Don't miss out, sign up here now!
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


  1. Debbi, what an adorable idea! I never thought of a banner, will have to make one!

  2. Oh my gosh that is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Cute banner....something I don't make often!

  4. Debbi, I love your banner. Awesome idea!

  5. Love this banner Debbi! So cute!

  6. This is adorable and brilliant - I love making banners and yours is so cute!

  7. Very pretty banner. Love your creative alternative project.