Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a good week. Can you believe it’s the last week of October already? Wow! So, were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you’re there, be sure to like and share my video and if you haven’t already subscribed, I would love it if you subscribed today! So, this week we are playing with the October Paper Pumpkin kit again. I have been having so much fun creating different alternates, and it was really hard to pick just two. So I picked my favorites, one clean and simple and the other a gift card holder.
I love the look of both of them! We’ll start with the card first.
I love the clean look to this card. Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Just Jade cardstock two cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Whisper White cardstock two cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″, one embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder
After I embossed the Whisper White layer, I glued it to the Just Jade layer and then both to the card front. I then stamped one of the labels from the Paper Pumpkin kit in Just Jade ink and then glued it to one of the gold foil flags and attached it to the card front with dimensionals. I attached one of the flower die cuts to the front with dimensionals and added a Holiday Rhinestone to the center. I then added some Wink of Stella to the flower for that extra shimmer. I then sprinkled on some more rhinestones to finish it off.
For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Just Jade ink on the other Whisper White layer and then glued them together and then to the inside of the card.
And for the envelope, I just stamped the flower on the flap, also in Just Jade ink. Keeps it all very simple.
Almost monochromatic, but just enough pop of Cherry Cobbler with the flower. Now for the gift card holder.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base from kit that measures 8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″, scored at 2 7/8″, 4 1/8″, and 5 3/8″
- Early Espresso cardstock cut at 1″ x 11″
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut with the largest Stitched Square
When I opened my kit, I saw that one of them was a little off…and then I found that they all measured the same so I just went with it. I don’t usually use the card bases as intended anyway, so it was no big deal for me. With that in mind, I knew I wanted to create a gift card holder with one of them. This really is the easiest one to create. For a regular sized card base that is cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, you score it at 3″, 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ and then create it accordingly. Start by folding the card base at the 4 1/8″ score mark, but fold it so that it is inside out, and fold the other two score lines up. Fold the two flaps back down to open it up and then take the Classic Label Punch and punch the opening for the gift card. (Watching the video will really help you with this step). Align the punch about 3/4″ from one side, and just half way through the punch opening and punch. Then move the punch close to the other end, about the same difference from the edge you did the first time, and punch again. Once you’ve finished punching the opening, glue the back sides together, being careful not to glue the opening shut, because then the gift card won’t fit in the opening. Then stamp your sentiment on the lower right corner so that when they open the gift card, they can see the sentiment. This picture gives you a better idea about where to punch too.
Once that part is done, take your strip of Early Espresso and wrap it around the card from the back to create the belly band. Now it’s not going to meet in the middle, but we will connect it with one of the gold foil flag strips from the kit. Just add adhesive to the back side of both ends of the flag and glue it to both ends of the strip to create the belly band. I used the Stampin’ Seal+ because it’s stronger. Now in the video I didn’t have another gold flag, so I just glued the two sides to the back of the stitched square to secure it. Oh the joys of live!! lol Then I stamped the wreath image in Just Jade on one of the wreath die cuts and added it to the stitched square with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on one of the tiny stitched labels from the kit and added in the center of the wreath with another dimensional. In the wreath in the blog post, I used more of the Holiday Rhinestones, but in the video I used the Gilded Gold Gems. They both look really good.
I have two more alternates to share with you later in the week which I hope you will like as much I did. It was hard to pick out just two for today’s video. Thank you so much for stopping by and if you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in time to get next month’s kit which is all about gingerbread and gift cards, just head over here to start your subscription. If there are any other items I used today that you would like to add to your crafting arsenal, just head over here. When you shop and use Host Code RQM9EMBY and your order is $40.00 or more, I will send you a pack of those cute Holiday Rhinestones. We all love getting that Happy Mail!!
Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you have a great Thursday!!