Friday, January 24, 2014

January Paper Pumpkin Ideas

Today is the second day of Paper Pumpkin catchup.  While I really do try to do the kits within 24 hours of getting them, the holidays threw me for a little creative loop and I was too busy playing with all my great pre-order goodies!

Until February 10th, you can sign up to receive the My Paper Pumpkin starter kit and get a free set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers for FREE!  That's a $14.95 value that comes in a box already filled with $20 worth of goodies for only $19.95 plus tax!  If you sign up by Saturday night, you will also get to draw from the retired grab bag if I qualify for it!


This kit comes with 4 cards that are Crumb Cake/Kraft on the outside and Coastal Cabana/Calypso Coral on the inside, envelopes, 4 paper doilies, 2 sheets of paper stickers, a Basic Gray Stampin' Spot, and a Love Notes stamp set with 3 images - LOVE, a heart bubble, and a series of arrows.


This first project is actually my favorite.  The doily is attached to the side and trimmed.  I stamped the tag with Love and layered the banners on the card before attaching this.  I recommend using glue dots to hold these paper stickers to the cards - they tend to pull up when layered on each other.


This card is technically inside out since the samples all have the Kraft side facing out.  But just like when you use My Digital Studio, if you have two sides to a card, you have two sides to create on!  In this case, I put the doily on the side and stamped it directly.  Then attached the banner and arrows as shown. 


This is my least favorite card and the one I created first.  I think I got caught on the color combo and didn't craft my way out of my dilemma very well.  I think it's pretty busy, like my mind these days!  :)
I added a piece of the Basic Gray cardstock to the doily and also to the heart bubble since Callie crawled in my lap right as I stamped it and it was crooked!  The inside of this card is Calypso Coral and would show through the chevrons on the right if the card was closed.


I always like to try either a mini book or fun fold with these kits.  In this case, I went for a fold.

I folded the Calypso Coral piece in half at 2 1/8 using my Paper Trimmer to score the line and a bone folder to really give a sharp edge.  I layered the arrow sticker over the chevrons and attached with a glue dot on each end so it wouldn't come off.  Then the Kraft shows through it when the card is shut.  I cut the heart out of the hexagon and cut the "You're" off the "You're Loved" sticker since the printer cut most of it off for me!  The doily is hooked to the back of the diagonal striped side.

The inside has the doily attached to the hexagon side and has another statement and heart cut from a hexagon.  On the inside, I left the label blank so it could be signed and then stamped the images as shown.

I think this would be a cute card to put a photo on the doily and a sweet message for my sweetheart on the inside.  God knows he likes receiving cards from me after seeing all the money I spend on my "hobby."

Come back tomorrow to read about the December Mini book kit and what my plans are for it!

Have a craftastic day,

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