Today  I am hopping along with a few other demonstrators for the January 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative projects blog hop called A Paper Pumpkin Thing.  If you are just starting the hop here at my blog or if you have came from the previous blog (Tina Riddle) we are glad that you are here and hopping along with us today.  This month’s Paper Pumpkin was entitled Heartfelt Love Notes, and featured 16 cute note cards and envelopes.  So I stuck with the note card theme for one of my alternative projects this month.  Well not only note cards but I created a set of note cards and a gift box so that they could be given.  Here’s a look at my projects.

For my note cards I used the whisper white note cards, and cut two of the note cards with the hearts on it into strips and attached it to each note card, along with a basic black and a flirty flamingo heart.  I stamped one of the sentiments from this month’s set on the flirty flamingo heart and attached everything using fast fuse.  This allowed me to place more note cards inside the gift box.

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For the gift box I used one of the carry over card boxes and created a belly band to go around it using the matching cardstock and hearts from the die cuts that I created for the note cards.  I cut one of the note cards from the kit down along with the insert to create the tag and front of the belly band.  I also used some of the gorgeous copper edged whisper white ribbon that came in this month’s kit.

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Front View of Gift box set
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Back of the Gift Box Set complete with Tag

On the back of the belly band there are two black hearts connected with the flirty Flamingo heart and I used the banners from the kit to create a gift tag, along with the to and from stamps from the stamp set.  I will be sharing with you a few more alternative projects that I came up with in the next few days here on my blog.

Next on the hop is Jennifer Hill I know that you will love what she has came up for you this month.


Thanks for dropping by, I hope you have a fun and inspiring time hopping along with us this month for some great alternative inspiration with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit Heartfelt Love Notes as much as we had coming up with them for you.

Happy Stampin’

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