Tuesday, February 28, 2023

PPP Blog Hop - Sunshine & Smiles

Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!

The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the February Paper Pumpkin kit "Sunshine & Smiles".

Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556).

Sunshine & Smiles Dies (Available for purchase starting 11 January, while supplies last)
Item number: 162486
$8.25 CAD

This add-on includes:
One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8" x 7/8" (2.9 x 2.2 cm)
One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8" x 7/8" (2.9 x 2.2 cm)

These are the original projects:

These are my alternate projects.  
 The supply list can be found near the bottom of my post.

Card 1 Alternate
For this card I cut 2 of the original card bases apart and attached them together at the fold. (I cut at about 1/2" over the fold of the blue checked card base and attached to the back of the rainbow inside from the pink checked card base). I used the add on Sunshine & Smiles Dies to cut out 3 frogs and 3 of the sets of flowers that I stamped using the stamp set and black memento ink. I coloured them with Stampin' Blends before adding to my card. All the other pieces are from the kit and stamp set.

Card 2 Alternate
For this card I used the coordinating Suite of products. I used the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper for the card front and then again for the 1/2" strips. The stamp set, label and bunny were used from the kit. The embellishments are also from the coordinating Rain or Shine Suite .

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to my friend Charmane where you will find another great Paper Pumpkin alternate project idea. Follow the blog hop by clicking on the Pumpkin below.

Don't miss the March Paper Pumpkin kit!

It’s Paper Pumpkin’s 10-year anniversary and we want to celebrate how much we’ve grown! This month’s kit is all about happy greetings, organic and botanical designs, and a FREE GIFT as part of our anniversary celebration that we hope you'll love! 

And as part of our anniversary celebration, the March Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a FREE GIFT featuring a plant and pot builder to make all your projects plant-astic!

Name: Ten Years of Growth

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to recognize the people in your life who help you grow with greetings and beautiful botanical images.
  • 1 Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with digitally-painted designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 1 FREE additional stamp set, which includes a plant and pot builder to make plant-astic projects!

Completed card size: 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" (14 x 10.8  cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Crumb Cake

Subscribe to the March Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February 2023 and 10 March 2023


Alternate Projects

Product List


  1. LOVE card number 2, such a cheery idea!!!

  2. I love the paper strips of the coordinating DSP! Nicely done!

  3. I love your projects! The dies are so cute.

  4. Love your adorable alternative cards. So bright and cheerful.

  5. Adorable alternates! Love the DSP Strips too!