Hello again – post Christmas but prior to New Years. How was your holiday? Different I bet… yep – ours too. I have to say, it was very relaxed, unrushed, and q-u-i-e-t. No scampering feet or shouts of joy – but we had a wonderful ZOOM conversation that was wonderful. And the family here with us made it a very comfortable day ~ we felt very loved and grateful… and still do.

Today’s post is more about Paper Pumpkin – ‘cuz my Beary Comforting December kit arrived and I couldn’t quit! It’s quite cute. I needed a LOT of birthday cards as mine was depleted ~ so that’s how I made them, as birthday cards.

Beary Comforting – Dec PP – alternative

Is this little guy cute or what! I substituted what was in the kit for this flower from one of the new stamp bundles available beginning Jan 5, 2021 – Art Gallery. I snipped off the leaves and just used the stem. After stamping on Whisper White card stock in Daffodil Delight, then the smaller ‘filler’ floral image in Calypso Coral ink, I covered it in Wink of Stella and die cut it with the coordinating dies. A little hint when coloring with Wink of Stella – it can sometimes move the ink around, which creates a blurry image. I didn’t want that, so I used individual brush strokes following the pattern of the stamped flower. – and it worked perfectly. The stem was stamped in Soft Sea Foam on Whisper White using the Art Gallery stamp set and die cut with the coordinating die. I removed the leaves with paper snipes as it overwhelmed the bear. The flour itself is on dimensionals, the stem is simply slipped under the already slit arm (Stampin’ Up! is so clear!) The stem is held in place with a dimensional on the back. Additional dimensionals were added to the bear and he was popped on the provided Rich Razzleberry background from the kit. And that panel was added to the card (provided in the kit) also on dimensionals. I added a gold cord bow from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins. I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set and die cut it with a fun-edged die from the coordinating die set. I mounted this on dimensionals and called the card done.

Here’s a peek at some of the others I did. Additional products used for those cards were the Art Gallery Bundle, Many Messages Bundle, the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Holiday Rhinestone Jewels. I still have more cards to make from the kit but I’m not ready to post those yet – another day!

Beary Comforting – December PP – alternative sayings

One of the cards on the provided Calypso Coral card stock – I put on an angle to make it look as though they were on a teeter totter. Remember those? Oh my goodness, hours of fun! These are so great as they are perfect for adults and kids. So much comes in the kit each month: you can make additional cards with leftover product, combining it with some of your own card stock. :O)

Thanks for stopping by – fun to chat with you today. If you want the January PP, it must be ordered PRIOR to Jan 10!

Sending Hearts by Paper Pumpkin
January Paper Pumpkin

Simply clink on the PP banner to go straight to my store to purchase 😏😏 Here are details about this kit…

Sending Hearts

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, gold, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, white

AND – THERE’S AN ADD-ON!!!

Little Love Boxes

  • Add-on contains 20 printed mini boxes and 24 die-cut decorative pieces and sentiment labels.
  • Item number: 156842
  • Price: $8 USD/$11 CAD 
  • Available 1 January, while supplies last!

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Products used for today’s project may be found below. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SAZV3JTK– good until Jan 3. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products.