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Hello again and happy Tuesday afternoon! I love that I have my weekly Facebook Lives on Tuesdays now so I can share even more inspiration to my CASE-ing Tuesday projects! Did you my take on this week’s CASE-ing Tuesday challenge? If not, you can see this morning’s blog pst here. You can also check out all the inspiration from others over at the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook Group here. For this week’s Facebook Live I played with the January Paper Pumpkin kit. If you missed my live, you catch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here.

This month’s Paper Pumpkin is definitely for all the purple lovers! The cards in the kit are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!!! And the fact that it coordinates with the Perennial Lavendar Suite just makes it even more special! And I love that Stampin’ Up! now offers a coordinating die set for each quarter of the year! This quarter’s (Jan-March) die set is the Love of Spring Dies.

I used the love die in this morning’s CASE-ing Tuesday take and the leaf and label for today’s projects. Let’s look at my scrapbook layout first.

Here are the measurements for my layout:

  • Base in 12″ x 12″ Basic White cardstock
  • Perennial Lavender DSP – cut diagonally with 7 1/2″ on the left and 3 1/2″ on the right corners, 1/2″ x 12″ and 3 1/2″ x 10″
  • Photo mat in Gorgeous Grape cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″

I used another sketch from as my inspiration for my layout. For me using sketches as a starting point really helps get “the juices” flowing. Sometimes I follow them exactly and others just roughly, but either way, I think sketches are a great tool! I chose the busier pattern for my base DSP and trimmed it diagonally and then added it to the white base with Stampin’ Seal +. The 1/2″ strip that started as 12″ in length was trimmed at 6″ and then layered on at the seam of the DSP with a gap in the middle. I then added the other piece of DSP over it and then my matted photo. Next I created my embellisments by die cutting some of the Highland Heather Glimmer Paper and Pretty Peacock cardstock with the dies from the Painted Lavender and Paper Pumpkin add on dies. I used the 1 3/4″ circle punch and one of the Paper Butterfly Accents for the upper left corner. I used the dies to create my sentiment labels from the Perennial Postage die set. The long skinny label doesn’t have a die that size, so I improvised by cutting one side of a scrap to the length I needed and then adding it back in to the size I wanted and die cutting the bottom. I was surprised at how easy it was to press the side that was already cut back into the die and then run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine again to create the size I needed. Once it was die cut, I stamped my sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and wrote my journaling with the Gorgeous Grape Stampin’ Write Marker on the other label. I used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Marker to color a scrap of the Silver & White Ribbon and then attached it with Seal on the back of the label before adding dimensionals to attach it to the layout. The die cut leaves are assembled with Mini Glue Dots and then attached to the back of the label with Seal before adding dimensionals to attach to the layout. And of course I had to sprinkle on plenty of those gorgeous Purple Shimmer Gems! It really was a fun layout to create. Now let’s look at our first card which is a fun fold gift card holder:

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Gorgeous Grape cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 1/2″ and 5 1/2″
  • Card base from kit – 2 3/4″ x 4″ and 2 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

The card bases in this kit are so beautiful!! I used the front side of one to use as my two layers. After the base is cut and scored, I folded it at the 5 1/2″ score line to create the card and then folded at the 2 1/2″ score line to create the pocket for the gift card. Before adding adhesive to the edges on this portion, I used the 1 3/4″ circle punch to create the thumb notch so that you can remove the gift card easily. I then attached the 2 3/4″ piece of DSP to the front of the card with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive. I followed the instructions for the large label and then added it to the Crumb Cake layer. It’s added to the front with adhesive only on one side so as not to glue the card closed. The stamping is in Gorgeous Grape ink, which is the color of the ink spot in the kit. It also includes a small spool of Linen Thread, which is the bow I added on the strip just tucked under the “With” label. And of course I had to add some more of those Purple Shimmer Gems!

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Perennial Postage stamp set, added the 2 1/4″ strip of the “DSP” and then attached it to the inside. You can see the gift card on the left.

Let’s look at our second card:

Here are the measurements for this card:

  • Card base in Blackberry Bliss cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Card front from kit – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Card base fromo kit – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside

I followed the instructions for this front layer with the die cuts, but instead of adding it to the Crumb Cake patterned card base, I cut it down to fit my Blackberry Bliss card base. The opening in this card front is where the tag comes from which I will be using on the thrid card. I did die cut my label and the leaves with the add on dies in Basic White, Highland Heather Glimmer and Vellum cardstocks and stamped my sentiment from the kit in Blackberry Bliss ink. I did add dimensionals between the window card front and the Crumb Cake layer and then attached it to the Blackberry Bliss card front with Seal and don’t forget the gems!

The inside layer is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink with images from the Painted Lavender and the sentiment from the Perennial Postage stamp sets.

Now on to the third card.

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Card base from Kit – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

So the layer you see on the card front is actually the back of the card base I cut for card number one – no waste!! lol And when I saw that it matched the tag taken from card two, I knew I had to put these together! I started with my white card base and layered on the card base layer with Seal. When I stared to add the tag, I thought it just got lost on the front layer, so I added it to the piece of Basic White, trimmed the corners with my Snips to follow the tag lines and then added it to the card front with dimensionals. I added the label and leaves from the kit, following the instructions from the kit, added a double bow in the Linen Thread and sprinkled on those gems.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment and the image from the kit stamp set in Gorgeous Grape, stamping off the leaves first.

I plan to use the envelopes from the kit for all of my cards. Isn’t that a beautiful kit? And their designs were so pretty that I just couldn’t deviate from them much. I love how you can use that tag for a gift or a card! Now the add on dies are still available and it’s time to get ready for the February kit which is all about spring and Easter. Look how cute that box is that will be coming in the mail!!!

The kit will include 3 regular size cards, 3 slimline cards and 3 treat holders. How fun is that? I plan on using the Easter Bunny Stamp and coordinating punch with this kit when it gets here!! If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get this kit, just head over here. Once you subscribe, you can also place an order with me to get the add on dies. If you aren’t ready to subscribe on a month-to-month basis, why not purchase a 3, 6 or 12-month pre paid subscription and qualify for Sale-a-bration Rewards? Whichever way you decide, now is the best time to become a Paper Pumpkin customer! Got questions? Just reach out and we’ll chat! Here are the item numbers for the Paper Pumpkin pre-paids and the add on die set:

  • 137859 – 3-month pre-paid
  • 137869 – 6-month pre-paid
  • 137861 – 12-month pre-paid
  • 164396 – The Love of Spring Add On Dies

I hope I was able to inspire you today. If you need any further help on today’s project, be sure to head over to my YouTube Channel to watch the video. Have a great Tuesday and thank you for letting me be a part of it!

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