January 22, 2017


I received my happy little orangey-red Paper Pumpkin box in the mail last week! That is always such a thrilling moment -- to spot THE BOX sitting on the counter!

Knowing in my heart that the kit would be Valentine-related, I wasn't surprised to open the box and find the fixin's to make 24 cute little treat bags to give out to my favorite Valentines.

Not even sure if I KNOW 24 people to whom I'd wish to give a Valentine treat to, and my "baby" being 33 years old, so school treats are long in the past, I wondered what to do with 24 TREAT BAGS.

I ended up having a terrific idea as to what to do with the treat bags themselves. My oldest daughter and I are giving a baby shower for my youngest daughter next week. So I thought the cute little bags themselves would be the perfect receptacle for a favor for the shower attendees. 

So that I what I am going to do with the bags. More on that next week . . .

But, then I was left with a lot of heartsie stuff. Hmmm. My next Stamp-In Workshop is scheduled for February 6, so the timing is actually ideal. 

I decided to use all the love-y components in a card my workshop girls could make for their Valentine. And here is what I came up with:

The Paper Pumpkin kit pieces are featured right here. With the exception of the Baker's Twine bow I had in my stash and the card pieces, the rest is Paper Pumpkin. The gold-edged banner, the softly striped vellum banner, the heart and the stamps to go with it, the ink, and the darling golden arrow you put together. Fabulous, eh?

Using the Happy Heart embossing folder (page 195) produced a wonderful deeply-textured background for the card.

I hope my girls have as much fun creating this Valentine as I had putting it all together!

P.S. One thing I feel compelled to add to this post: During Sale-A-Bration, which runs through March 31, you have the opportunity to get a special price on Prepaid Subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin. 

A 3-month commitment would run $55, while for 12 months, the cost is now $215. The cool thing, besides the reduced prices, is that you EARN SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS with your order! With the 3-month subscription, you would pick ONE free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And with the 12-month subscription, you'd get FOUR free items from the SAB brochure! 

Click HERE for further information about Paper Pumpkin. And, as always, please don't forget to name me as your Demonstrator when ordering from Stampin' Up!