Hey everyone! How’s your Wednesday going? I was working on some alternate Paper Pumpkin projects from the February kit for tomorrow’s Facebook Live and when I finished this one, I knew it was one that would take too long. So, I’m going to share it with you today.
See what I mean? I love coloring, but that would be too much for anyone to sit and watch while I colored. 🙂 Here are the measurements for my card:
- Card base in Merry Merlot cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Envelope from the kit cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and a strip 1/4″ x 5″
- Card base from kit cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
If you haven’t seen the kit, it’s all about sympathy and thinking of you type cards and it makes 9 cards with printed envelopes. Plus the patterns in it coordinate with the Flower & Field DSP from Sale-a-bration! So if you received this kit and have some of the DSP from Sale-a-bration, you will be able to really stretch this kit!
So for my card, I started by cutting down one of the card bases. I was originally going to layer it on a Thick Basic White card base, but when I saw the envelope liner, I went in a different direction. I trimmed down one of the envelopes to create my first layer and then added my card base layer. Once that was glued together I pulled out some of the 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and wrapped it around the layers and tied it in a bow. Next, I stamped the bouquet image in Tuxedo Black ink on a scrap of Basic White cardstock and grabbed my Stampin’ Blends. I started with the leaves in Light Mossy Meadow and then brought in some of the Dark Mossy Meadow. Next I colored the daisies with the Light Daffodil Delight and the other flowers with the Light Flirty Flamingo. For the Flirty Flamingo flowers, I brought in the Dark Flirty Flamingo for the centers and the Light Basic Black for the centers on the daisies. Next I took my Light Cherry Cobber for the roses and the bow and brought in the Dark Cherry Cobbler for some detail. I used one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly die set and cut it out. I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Mossy Meadow ink as that is the color of this month’s ink spot. I added it to the card front with dimensionals and sprinkled on some of the black sequins from the kit.
For the inside I used a scrap of Basic White and added the strip leftover from the envelope when I was cutting it down. Note to self, next time use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for skinny strips! I used my Stampin’ Seal and it worked, but was a pain to get off the excess. I stamped the sentiment from the kit, and glued the layer down.
I am using one of the envelopes from the kit, but stamped the little flowers in Merry Merlot ink to decorate the outside.
So what do you think? I love cutting up the cards and envelopes to create more cards! It really gives us a whole lot more to play with! Now the subscription period for the March Kit ends next Wednesday. Have you heard about the kit yet? It’s all about the outdoors and comes with not only the stamp set, but a set of stencils and a full sized Stampin’ Sponge. Sounds like it’s going to be a fun kit. You can subscribe to get your kit by going here. Here’s a sneak peek of the kit:
The box it comes in is adorable! I can’t wait to play with all of the elements. Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is one of the highest ranked crafting subscription kits on the market? Pretty cool, huh? And for $22.00 plus tax, it’s pretty economical too as you get an exclusive stamp set, an ink spot and all the materials to complete that month’s project.
Thank you for stopping by. Remember, tomorrow is my Facebook Live at 10:00 am PT. You can catch it here. Have a great rest of your day!