A Paper Pumpkin Challenge

I hope your week is off to a good start on this holiday Monday.  I have a quick but fun post today.  I mentioned this before that my upline, Susan Itell sends her team some card pieces each month and challenges us to come up with a project using her ingredients.  Susan calls them “card guts”!  Well I forgot to take a picture of the guts I received before I put my card together but I can tell you that it came from the December Paper Pumpkin kit.

So now that you can see the kit, you’ll be able to see what I received.  Here’s the card I came up with…

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project with Party Pandas - Rosanne Mulhern

 

Here’s the details

  • My kit included 2 of the  Lemon Lime Twist leaf panels along with the card base and another plain piece of Whisper White card stock.  I’m not exactly sure what color the card base is as it’s a little darker than Crumb Cake.
  • With the Whisper White card stock, I sponged Soft Sky ink to create an illusion of the sky.  I like to think my cute little panda is hiding up in the trees.
  • I simply added the Lemon Lime Twist over the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card Project with Party Panda - Rosanne Mulhern

  • This adorable panda is included in a FREE set from the Sale-a-bration Catalog that you can earn with a $50 purchase.  He’s stamped in Basic Black and hand cut, then tucked in between the leaves.
  • The butterflies are from the retired set, Papillon Potpourri.  I colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers and punched them with the retired Bitty Butterfly punch.  These are adhered with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project with Party Panda - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is from A Little Wild stamp set available in the Annual Catalog and is cut using a retired framelit from the Baker’s Box framlits.
  • I cut a leaf frond from the other Lemon Lime Twist panel in my kit to embellish the envelope.

I really love this monthly challenge of Susan’s.  When I open the envelope and see the pieces, my first thought is “what am going to do with this”!  But when I sit down with it, the ideas just start to flow.  And Susan being the kind and generous person she is, always includes a wonderful little surprise as well!

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have the day off from work today (like me), I hope it’s an enjoyable one!

Take care,

Rosanne

 

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Lots of Happy Truffle Treats

Happy Friday!  Well I made it to the end of my week long posts featuring the Lots of Happy Card Kit and thought a sweet treat was the perfect ending.

 

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Petite Notes - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • Using the petite notes included in the Lots of Happy Card Kit refill, I created these cute little bag toppers.
  • I filled them with Lindt Chocolate Truffles.
  • The floral image was colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Petite Notes -Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is from the Bella and Friends stamp set.  It’s stamped in Basic Black ink and cut with the Lots of Labels framelits.
  • A heart from the Enamel Shapes collections is a cute finishing touch.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Petite Notes Rosanne Mulhern

  • Here are the note cards before I added the cellophane bags.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Petite Note Rosanne Mulhern

  • And here is the envelope that’s included in the kit for the small notes.

Well that wraps up my week of alternate projects using the elements included in the Lots of Happy Card Kit.  I noted in my other posts that I only purchased the refill kit and used sentiments from sets I already had.  You could also buy the whole kit and get some really nice sentiments to create these projects and more.  Even after creating all the projects I shared this week, I still have enough elements to create a lot more!

Lots of Happy Card Kit #146388
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Lots of Happy Card Kit Refill #145605
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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’re looking forward to a fun and perhaps long weekend.  My daughter, Emily and I are going to Brush and Board to do some crafting.  I’ve never been to one of these classes and I’m excited to see what it’s all about.

Take care,

Rosanne

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Day Four: Lots of Happy Thank You Notes

Hello! I hope you’re still hanging in there with me on this week long blog series using the Lots of Happy Card Kit. Today I’m creating thank you notes from the hexagon shaped note cards included with this kit.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Thank You Note - Rosanne Mulhern

The cute little shape of these cards makes them ideal for a quick thank you or personal note and the adorable floral print makes for easy coloring.

Here’s the details

  • As I mentioned the cards are included in the Lots of Happy Card Kit and Refill.
  • I colored them with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  I’ve listed the colors below in the my supply list.
  • The sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set available in the Annual Catalog. It was the perfect size to span the note card. It’s stamped on Whisper White card stock in Basic Black ink.
  • The sentiment is adhered to the gold foil banner which is also included in the kit already precut.
  • I couldn’t resist embellishing the envelope with some card stock and a sweet little flower (also included in the kit)!

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Thank You Notes - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Again, I just had to spiff up the inside a bit.  I think it makes the note that much sweeter!

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Thank You Notes-Rosanne Mulhern

  • Even the inside of the envelope is lined.

I know I’ve been saying this all week, but this kit has it ALL…and I only purchased the refill!

Lots of Happy Card Kit #146388
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Lots of Happy Card Kit Refill #145605
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If you’ve missed my previous posts, you can just go back to Monday’s post and on from there to see more alternate projects using the Lots of Happy Card Kit Refill.  Thanks for joining me today and I hope you’ll come back tomorrow as I’ll have a “sweet” little treat to share!

Take care,

Rosanne


 

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Lots of Happy Card Kit Candy Boxes – Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I’m continuing my week long posts featuring the Lots of Happy Card Kit.  I am getting so much mileage from this kit and as I mentioned in my previous posts, I only purchased the card kit refill and not the entire kit.  I really didn’t think I needed the stamp set that went along with this kit.  We all know that most of Stampin’ Up! stamp sets have very useful sentiments along with the fantastic images, so I decided to improvise and use the sentiments I already had.  I must say I had no problem with that!

My project today are candy boxes filled with Merci chocolates.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Candy Boxes - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • I used the new Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper available in the Occasions Catalog for the Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry boxes and a pattern from the Birthday Memories collection in the Annual Catalog for the Daffodil Delight box.
  • The boxes were super simple to make.  The bottom of the box is cut from a coordinating color of card stock and measures 4″ x 4 1/16″.

  • The top is cut from Designer Series Paper and measures 4″ x 4 1/8″.
  • Both top and bottom are scored at 1/2″ on all 4 sides. I also notched two sides using the 1/2″ circle punch for easy opening.

  • I cut a circle in the top of the box and added a window sheet to create the window.

  • The floral image is from the Lots of Happy card kit and is colored with Stampin’ Blends.
  • I used the same size circle die from the Layering Circles framelits to cut the center from the image and adhered it over the window on the box.
  • Another circle die created the frame.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Rich Razzleberry Candy Box - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The banner and sentiment are from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and the banner is cut with a die from the Large Numbers framelits.  This set has been around for several catalogs and I think it is one of the best sets for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Stampin Up Lots of Happy Card Kit Daffodil Delight Candy Box - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment on the Daffodil Delight box is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. See what I mean about always being able to find sentiments that work in your sets!
  •  I also wanted to show you how perfectly the 4 Merci chocolates fit in these boxes…you would think they were custom made…LOL!

These boxes come together so quickly and make the sweetest little gifts for just about any occasion and can be embellished in so many different ways!  I’ll be back tomorrow with yet another project featuring the Lots of Happy Card Kit refill.  I hope you’ll join me!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  22. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  23. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  24. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  25. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  26. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple

Take Care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

 

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