With the January Paper Pumpkin kit (which was titled Heartfelt Love Notes) and a lot of things in the kit to play with I had a lot of fun coming up with alternative projects for you.  One of the alternative projects that I came up with was a couple pages using the 6 x 8 pocket pages and the 6 x 8 Basic Black album.  I came up with a Valentine’s Day Spread using products from the January Kit.  Here’s a look at the pages that I came up with.

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This is was a fun spread to create, and is just chalked full of Love, it’s a great Valentine’s Day spread for your memory keeping.  I used some of the products from the kit and plus a few additional items to create the pages.  I used two of the cards that came in the kit and cut them down.

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This was the first page that I came up with, and started with the 4 x 6 card.  I started this card by cutting the note card apart and attaching it to a piece of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock cut at 4 x 6 and then matted a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with the top corners rounded using the retired project life corner punch.  I then added the note card part to the card for the pocket.  I inserted the card for the inside and adhered it and stamped the Be Mine from the stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink that came in the kit.  I then added die cuts from Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, and Copper Foil Sheets using the Layering Circle Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits, and the hearts from the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies.  I attached three of the Rich Razzleberry Enamel Shapes on the card.  I popped up a couple of the hearts using mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the second card I took a piece of Basic Black and cut it down to fit the smaller photo pocket.  I layered a piece of flirty flamingo cardstock that I stamped using the XOXO and the envelope stamp from the kit in Rich Razzleberry ink.  I cut a piece of the left over note card into a 2″ x 3″ strip and used the banner triple punch to make the banner flag.  I finished this card off by adding some of the ribbon from the kit and slide it into the pocket.

I did the same thing for my photo card by cutting a piece of Basic Black Cardstock and flirty Flamingo the same size as the card in the opposite pocket.

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For the next set of Pocket Pages I created the top pocket page.  I cut the Basic Black Cardstock to 4 x 6 and added one of the Flirty Flamingo sticky Banners from the kit in the center.  I then took the second not card that I cut down and attached it to the center of the pocket page.  I stamped the other envelope that was opened on the cut down note card insert in the upper right hand corner.  I attached this coming out of the card base.  I added one of the smaller banners in Flirty Flamingo and the vellum flag.  I stamped happy Valentine’s Day on the die cut and added Stampin’ dimensionals behind it and placed it over the banners.  I added a copper foil cut out heart on a mini dimensional and a couple of the enamel shapes in Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry.

The next card in the bottom left pocket was created the same as the other small pockets with a basic black card base and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  I added Heart Die cuts (using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits) from some of the scrap pieces from the other alternative projects, along with one of the Vellum Hearts from the kit and a Copper Foil heart that was cut using the large heart from the Lots to Love Box Framelits dies.  The foil heart was attached with a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals and covered the adhesive on the vellum heart.  To finish the spread I created another photo card for a photo.

So that I could add some journaling to my pages i left white space on both of the 4 x 6 cards.  By using the card inserts in these areas it allowed for areas to write about our Valentine’s Day events.   To journal on my pages I can use a couple different things.  If I want everything to match the cardstock I could use the matching Stampin’ Write markers fine tip and write what I want or the Stampin’ Up! Journaling Pens that come in two different sizes making them great for both bolder and thinner hand lettering and journaling.

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you will think differently about what comes in your paper pumpkin kits each month and other ways to use your supplies.  If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber or a current subscriber did you know that you can use the prepaid subscriptions to earn Sale-a-bration items until March 31, 2018.   Here’s a few of the details and how many Sale-a-bration items you can qualify for with each type of Prepaid Subscriptions.

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Again Thanks for dropping by today.

Happy Stampin’

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