Thursday 25 January 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Heartfelt Love Notes

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope that 2018 has been treating you well so far! For those who may be new here, my name is Carolynn Sander. I am Canadian Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator located in Calgary, Alberta. Today's post is showcasing the Heartfelt Love Notes Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit is perfect for Valentine's Day, which OMG is right around the corner! There are so many things you can do with this month's kit! You will see what I mean when you check out today's blog hop. Make sure to click on the next button at the end of this post so that you don't miss out on all of the Paper Pumpkin inspiration!

In the photo above you can see what the intended projects are to look like this month if you follow the instructions Stampin' Up! has given you. Check out all of the supplies included in this month's kit in the photo below! Designing an alternative project isn't all that tricky when your Paper Pumpkin kit comes with such an array of stamping products! 

Now here is the offbeat project that I came up with for this month!

I decided to create something special for the month of February that would go to good loving use. I hence stamped an entire mini note pad. Yes, every sheet of paper in this pad is stamped like you see above. I then decorated the mini note pad, and created three mini envelopes, using the supplies in my January Paper Pumpkin kit. Are you curious as to what this is all for? Well I am going to have our three children write a message for one of their siblings each and every night for the month of February. It has to be a kind message of course. The kids will then place the mini messages under one another's pillows at night so that they can read them in the morning. I figure it will be a nice way for them to wake up, as well a as a great way for them to reflect upon each other and be thankful for their siblings. Here's to hoping all goes as planned! lol

I decided to utilize the Birthday Mini Binder Clips from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue to act as a closure for the envelopes. That way the lil munchkins should be able to use these envelopes over and over again. The Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon was then calling my name, as it looks so splendid with these clips! It's all good... now I have the ribbon in this month's kit stashed away for another future project!

And here is a close up of the top of the note pad. I have to point out (as shown in the photo below), that a portion of this decor is a belly band. Why? Well so it can slide off, making it easier to pull out the pages of paper from the note pad. It can't just be cute, it must be functional as well right?

Are you wondering how I created the mini envelopes? I actually dismantled the cards in the kit. Yep, I pulled em apart! Eeeeek! I then chopped a 3 by 3 inch square with the material, such as the one you see below.

My Stampn' Up! envelope punch board made the rest a breeze! I simply aligned my paper with the 1&1/2 inch mark on the punch board. I then punched and scored each side. I also rounded the corners of my envelopes with the corner rounder that is part of this board! Cool huh? Cool... and oh so easy!

That's it for today! I hope you are inspired by today's project! And I hope that you find a way to share the love for the month of February! Now I need to find a way to utilize the rest of my supplies in this month's kit! Hmmmmm... I am sure the projects in this month's blog hop will help me come up with some more ideas! Next up is Melissa Davies! She is always coming up with fab Paper Pumpkin projects! Click on the next button below so that you don't miss out!

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Well thank you so much for stopping by! Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have!

Cheers & Happy Stamping!

Carolynn 💖


  1. Love your PP projects! Thank you for sharing them.

  2. What a sweet project! Lol, my kids are 23 and 24 and I can't see them writing one nice note to each other, much less a note EVERY DAY for a month :-O Hahaha...they'd be dying by the time it was over, and a spider would probably have "accidentally" made its way into one of the notes. Thanks for sharing your clever idea :-D

  3. What a beautiful project and sweet idea! I hope the kids keep the month's worth of messages from their siblings. I just know they will treasure them later.

  4. I love your idea of the note pad for your kids. I hope they have a wonderful month receiving their love notes every day!

  5. I love your project. And such a cool idea with the notes.