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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Kisses & Hugs

Welcome to the first Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop of 2022. It's always fun to create alternate projects with my Paper Pumpkin kit each month, then join in the blog hop to share these projects with all of you. I am in love with the January Kisses & Hugs kit with its pretty colors and metallic gold accents, the fun fold cards, and sweet stamp set.



Here's a fun Stampin' Up! video showcasing the Paper Pumpkin January 2022 Kit Kisses & Hugs.

I chose to make a Valentine collage with my Kisses & Hugs Kit. This project is easy to make and can be framed for hanging or to give as a gift or use it in a scrapbook. No matter what you choose, it'll be a special keepsake for yourself or a loved one.

Stampin'  Up! January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Kisses & Hugs - Mary Knabe

All the hearts used and their decorations are from the contents of my kit. I added layers of Vellum card stock (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"), Gray Granite card stock (9" x 9"), Gold Foil (9 1/4" x 9 1/4"), and Blushing Bride (12" x 12"). I love the look of this collage - simple but elegant and fun and festive.
Stampin' Up! Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit January  2022 - Mary Knabe

I hope you enjoyed seeing my alternate project for the Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit. Now click on the box below to see Cheryl Hamilton's alternate project using this month's Kisses & Hugs Kit. Then be sure to keep on "hopping" to see all 11 blog posts featuring more Lots of Pun alternate projects.


Here's a list of all 11 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Lots of Pun Blog Hop. Happy blog hopping!

  1. Janey Backer 
  2. Darla Watson 
  3. Dana Sullivan 
  4. Charmane Hopkins 
  5. Elizabeth Ames 
  6. Deb Naylor 
  7. Tricia Butts 
  8. June Olsen 
  9. Mary Knabe < You are here.
  10. Cheryl Hamilton
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard  


Check out next month's Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit.


Did you see that? It’s a mischievous monkey swinging from tree to tree! What about that elephant marching through the mud? Can you catch an antelope galloping in the grass? Grab your binoculars, buckle up, and hop into our off-road truck—there’s so much to see on this safari!

Answer the call of the wild—and your creativity—with the Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit. This playful, party-themed kit includes all the goodies and gear you need to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes in safari-inspired shapes and patterns you’ll go wild for! Make every occasion a celebration with this month’s amusing animals, beautiful botanicals, and celebratory sentiments.

Don’t monkey around and miss this amazing adventure! Unleash your creativity with February’s wildly fun kit. To explore what’s inside, keep reading!



  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Safari Celebration Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is an uplifting one! Make every occasion a celebration with sentiments that say “yay!”, “fantastic!”, and other fun phrases.
  • Explore each of our current In Color collections with this colorful kit! Discover designs and paper pieces in Bumblebee (a 2020–2022 In Color), Fresh Freesia (a 2021–2023 In Color), and Soft Succulent (a 2021–2023 In Color).
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" 
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede



FYI...Sale-A-Bration is a great time to purchase Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions as you can earn FREE products from our Sale-A-Bration Brochure on your 3, 6, or 12 month pre-paid subscription giving you more for your money!!!



Thanks for stopping by my blog Stampin' Peace with Mary Knabe. I hope you feel inspired to create fun projects with Paper Pumpkin kits.


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Dana Sullivan

ooooooh!!!! Very cool sampler Ms Mary!! Love it!

Mary Knabe

Thanks so much, Dana. I love making samplers and am glad you love this one too.

Elizabeth Ames

That is an amazing project. Thanks for sharing Mary.


I love it!

Charmane R Hopkins

Beautiful sampler Mary!!

Mary Knabe

Thanks so much, everyone. I'm glad you love my Valentine Collage...also great for bridal showers.

June Olsen

What a wonderful idea!! I love that you think way outside the box with home decor or scrapbook pages!! You're inspiring!

Darla Watson


Darla Roberts

Oh love that! Very creative gf!

Cheryl Hamilton

What a beautiful sampler!! Lovely project!

Tricia Butts

Beautiful sampler idea. Love the way you have used the different heart designs.

Mary Knabe

Thanks, everyone. I'm glad you like this collage. I'll be using it for a decoration at my daughter's bridal shower next month. SO much fun to make.

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