Love to Craft? Join my Dazzling Divas team!

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Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well, after all, it’s almost the weekend and a holiday one at that! 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 are there, I would appreciate it if you would give my video a thumbs up. It really helps with that whole algorithm thing. Also, if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, I would be honored if you did so today. Today we played with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit, called Pick of the Crop. It is so stinking cute! I did struggle a bit with it, but I think that’s because I am still recovering from hosting my first Creative Escape Weekend Retreat this past weekend. 🙂 So I went with simple! Lt’s look at the scrap layout first.

Here are the measurements:

  • Perfectly Penciled DSP12″ x 12″
  • Black 12″ x 12″ cardstock cut at 11″ x 11″
  • Basic White cardstock 12″ x 12″ cardstock cut at 10 3/4″ x 10 3/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock cut at 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ and 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ for photo mat
  • Perfectly Penciled DSP cut at 3/4″ x 9″ and 1/2″ x 6″

Since my mojo is running a little slow this week, I went in search of a sketch to case for my layout. I have been saving sketches from Pagemaps.com since 2008 (before I became a demonstrator) for scrapbook ideas. I love that I can find a sketch that I like and then put my spin on it. The photo is one that I have been holding on to for awhile and I thought this month’s kit worked perfectly with it. Since the picture has a lot of black in it, I went with the Perfectly Penciled DSP. I trimmed down a piece of black 12″ x 12″ and then added it as a mat to the Basic White layer. I added my DSP and black strips with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. I added my photo to the mat and added adhesive just to the top and bottom to adhere it to the layout. See the black and white gingham bow? That’s actually a tag that has my journaling on it that is tucked in behind the photo. I used the Tailor Made Tags die set to create that tag. Next I took the elements from the Paper Pumpkin kit to use as embellishments and then sprinkled on some of the new 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds for my bling. Paper Pumpkin has some of the cutest die cuts to use as scrapbook embellishments!

For my second alternate project, I used one of the Embossed Treat Bags. I cut one of the card bases down to 4 1/8″ x 4 3/4″ and attached it to the bag with Stampin’ Seal. I then added the die cut layers from the kit with dimensionals. I stamped the tag with Calypso Coral ink, which is the color of the ink spot in the kit, attached it to the vellum die cut and then to the bag with dimensionals. The kit also came with some Linen Thread, so I tied a small bow in it and added it to the tag with a Mini Glue Dot. The tissue in the treat bag is the tissue from the kit. Gotta use it all!!  😉

Now let’s look at the card I created for the video.

  • Card base in Merry Merlot cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ for the inside
  • Kit card base cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside

I wanted to keep this pretty simple by following the instructions for the card in the kit, but of course, put my spin on it. I am not sure what this printed card is supposed to be, but I thought it had a picnic vibe to it. So going with the bread and cheese die cuts, what goes with it? Yep, wine!! lol I started by attaching the trimmed card base to the white layer with Stampin’ Seal, and then both to the card front. Next, I pulled out my Bottled Happiness Bundle to create a bottle of merlot. I stamped the bottle on a scrap of Merry Merlot cardstock in Merry Merlot ink and punched it out with the coordinating punch. I then stamped the label in Sahara Sand ink, stamping off first and then cut it out with my snips. I stamped the sentiment from that stamp set in Night of Navy, which is one of the colors in the background of the card, and attached it to the wine bottle. Next I stamped the cork in Sahara Sand ink and cut it out with my snips. Every bottle has to have a cork! lol I added it to the back of the bottle top with some Stampin’ Seal and set it aside. I then added the bread to the card with dimensionals and the flowers over that with with another dimensional. I then took the little vellum bag die cut and wrapped some of the Linen Thread around it and tied a bow. I added it to the card front with Mini Glue Dots. I stamped the tag sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set in Merry Merlot ink and added it to the bow with a another little piece of the thread, but didn’t adhere it down yet. I added the cheese die cut with dimensionals and then secured the tag over it with dimensional. And finally added the bottle with even more dimensionals. And of course I had to add some rhinestones!

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin kit stamp set in Merry Merlot ink. I attached that to the trimmed card base, which is actually the backside of the card, with Stampin’ Seal, and then both to the inside of the card. I then added two more of the die cuts from the kit with some Multipurpose Glue.

The envelopes from the kit didn’t really go with these colors, so I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Night of Navy ink and the flowers in Merry Merlot, stamped off.

Isn’t that a fun kit? If you missed it, I do have 2 extra kits available. Just reach out to me and we’ll get one to you. Don’t miss out on the July Paper Pumpkin Kit. It’s going to coordinate with Bottled Happiness Bundle that I used today, so there’s a very good reason to get the bundle plus subscribe to get your kit!! The kit is going to be a beachy theme, so I am excited to get it!

I hope I was able to inspire you today. Have a great rest of your week and enjoy your holiday weekend!

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