Monday, April 24, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop- A Sara Thing Kit


Hey Everybody! Happy Monday to you all and I'm so excited to have you here today because we've got an amazing Paper Pumpkin Hop! We've got an amazing group of talented stampers who are all going to share alternate cards and projects using the "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin kit. Make sure you check out the whole hop for a chance to win yourself a free kit!

Now, on to the good stuff! I had fun coming up with this card and I decided to use the large, embossed watercolor piece. I watercolored it with Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide and then cut it out. 

I used the same two colors to give my sentiment piece a pretty background. The strip in the background is Lemon Lime Twist sponged with Tranquil Tide and wrapped with Black Metallic Thread.


I finished my card off with some white enamel dots and some pearls that I colored black.


For my project I made a pouch with a fun treat inside!


Pop Rocks! Talk about a blast from the past! I used to think these were so much fun to eat! This past Easter my niece and nephews had Pop Rocks for the first time and it was so fun to watch the looks on their faces as the little rocks sizzled on their tongue. First, the look of surprise and then their eyebrows went up and smiles filled their faces! It was so fun to see!
Again, I watercolored the background and embellished with black pearls. I layered it over black cardstock that I sponged with white craft ink and stamped with the fun, splotchy dots from Sara's PP kit. 

The ribbon on top is white ribbon that i've dyed with Tranquil Tide to match my project. Oh, The washi tape on the sides is from the PP kit too. 

That's all I've got to share with you today but please keep on hopping for a chance to win our give away! 

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.


Now you are off to see what the talented Jennifer Hill has to share with us today! Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Maria.


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43 comments:

  1. Definitely inspiring projects! My first one didn't turn out like I had hoped, so I am glad to see your cut out on your first card! I can do that! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes! Cutting it to pieces is a good fix!
      -Maria

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  2. Very nice alternative ideas - TFS!

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  3. Your projects ROCK! Lol, am I the first to use that pun?? I love how you use Tranquil Tide on your card, it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing :-D

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  4. Two awesome cards! I love the watercolor geometric layer on your first card. Such a fun look! Beautiful projects with this fun kit!

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  5. I love how you cut out the flowers. Love that new in color too!!!

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  6. Cute idea with the Pop Rocks!

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  7. love the way you cut our the geometric piece

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  8. Love these cards!! nataliewoll2902@gmail.com

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  9. I think I will use the front of the packet for a card.

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  10. These bold colors are just delightful!

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  11. Love it. Isn't it funny that one little box brings so much fun and NO duplicates.

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  12. Love the pop rocks! Think this would be a cute end of year gift for my son's percussion section!

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  13. The colors are 'smashing, great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love the colors Maria! Great job! Gotta love Pop Rocks ;)

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  15. Love the new Lemon Lime Twist, especially with the black. Can hardly wait to get my hands on some!!!

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  16. Super cute! Glad you got you kit in time.

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  17. Great card and treat holder ... thanks for sharing these! 😊

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  18. The combination with your cut out flowers and the striped background really pops thanks for the idea

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  19. Wow. The stripes and the banners are great. :)

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  20. What an awesome idea Maria! I may have to CASE the Pop Rock idea for a class! So happy to be hopping with you! You Rock! 💖

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  21. I love how well these colors go together...not a combo I would have thought of :)

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  22. It looks really nice with the design cut out. Thanks

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  23. Great idea! I forgot all about Pop Rocks!

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  24. I love the nice design and colors you used on the cards. really nice

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  25. pop rocks and a card fun idea love the colors
    alyse

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  26. The pop rock idea would be great for a party! Thanks for the idea!!

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  27. Oooooo, I love the first card! I like how you cut it out at a diagonal & used Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tides together. The black background really makes it pop!

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  28. What fun cards! And I haven't seen pop rocks in years!

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  29. I LOVE the pouch with the Pop Rocks! What a great idea!

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  30. Hi Maria, Your Pop Rocks creation is really, really cute! But tell me, how did you color that ribbon Tranquil Tide? I am new at making cards and I would like to learn. Another thing that would fit that creation is Lik-m-Aid pouches (which I love). Thanks for your ideas.

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    1. Hi Pamela! Sorry for the delay in response! To color the ribbon Tranquil Tide I started with white organza ribbon. Then I used my Aquapainter and some tranquil tide ink to "paint" the ribbon until it was the color I wanted. Then you let it dry and it's ready to use. It's pretty easy to do and it works well with white ribbon and twine too! Have fun giving it a try!
      -Maria

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