Lots of alternatives made using the December Paper Pumpkin kit. As usual, I cut down some of the bases and grabbed some extra card stock allowing me to make a lot more cards from one kit.
Cutting these little critters apart and then letting them hug made for a cute alternative use!
A simple design but the background paper and the subtle leaves on the stitched circle make it a pretty one.
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My March Paper Pumpkin arrived a few days ago and I was excited to open and start creating. This month featured a bonus free gift--four stencils and a sponge.
As usual, the first thing I did was make one of each card and then cut apart one of each base. It's my tradition with kits!
I love the masks we got this month. Keep reading for some tips on using them. Another idea--don't be afraid to cut the envelope liners! They are so pretty this month and they work great on a card.
This one is so simple! I cut down the front of the card, matted with Pretty Peacock card stock and adhered to a Basic White base. The sentiment included in this month's kit was a perfect size to add to the bottom of the card.
Here's another card made with the envelope liner! I also used some of the scrap pieces from cutting down the bases to add some color strips to the front. Stamp the flowers off in Calypso Coral and add a sentiment to finish the card.
If you've never used stencils and sponges I have a few tips.
First: you can stretch the use of the sponge by cutting it into pieces. I cut it up like a pie!
Second: you can use pieces of card stock stapled to the end to show you what color you used on each piece.
Third: painters tape can be a great way to lightly hold a mask in place while you sponge.
One of my favorite things to do with my Paper Pumpkin kit is to create alternatives. My advice with every kit is to cut some of the bases to double the cards you can make!
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Adding in another word die helped me create the perfect card. The phrase from the Art Gallery Bundle was just what I wanted.
Don't forget about the adhesive sheets when die cutting words or intricate dies. They are a lifesaver! No more messy glue fingers or smudges on your card.
Combining multiple bases made for easy cards. Don't forget you can save the small strips you cut off to use in layering as I did above.
I really like the look of the bundle of flowers stamp. It stands alone without needing to be colored.
This kit was easy to create with.
One of my favorite things to do with kits that include card bases that are printed on the front and back is to cut them in half to double my options! Just add a few extra pieces of card stock and you’re set.
This design used only a few pieces but I love how it turned out. Simple but pretty.
This was one of the intended designs but mounted on white card stock.
This was a CASE of one of the alternatives from the included instructions. I love it!
I pulled in one of the stamps from the Snail Mail set. They do fit so nicely together. I love coordinating products!
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The November Paper Pumpkin kit is adorable. Meant to create gift card holders it can be used for so much more!
With just a few cuts to the house piece you can turn it into a tag, mini card or full size card. The full size card below is made using a Blushing Bride card stock base and a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4 x 5.25. From there I used the items included in this month's kit to create the card.
This adorable tag is quick to make using the front piece of one of the houses. Punch a hole at the top and add some twine!
The puff sticker candy pieces might be my favorite part of the whole kit. You can check out all the projects I created below. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin click here.
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