Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I wanted to share another fun alternate using the September Paper Pumpkin and scraps left over from other projects, including some of that cute Magic in the Night DSP. The September kit has been such a fun kit to play with and I still have quite a few of the die cuts left! Did you catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can watch the replay here. I have to say that when I saw the piece of the DSP that was a leftover piece, I knew I wanted to create a non-traditional Halloween card.
I have to say that Pretty Peacock is one of may favorite In Colors and I am going to be very sad to see it go when it retires at the end of April. Here are the measurements for the card:
- Card base in Basic Black cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Magic in the Night DSP cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
So I started by stamping the witch’s hat in Tuxedo Black and coloring it with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends markers. I thought the Basic Black markers would be too dark and the Smoky Slate markers worked much better. Then I colored the pumpkin with the Pretty Peacock markers and the leaves with the Old Olive markers. I did color the band with the Dark Daffodil Delight marker, but when I attached the one of the die cut flowers from the kit, it covered it up. I then punched it out with the 2″ circle punch. I took my Pretty Peacock layer and using the scalloped circle that best layered behind the circle punch, I cut my scalloped circle out of the middle of the layer. I then glued my DSP over hole on the layer, I then added some adhesive to the back of the layer and attached a scrap of the that gorgeous Silver Mesh Ribbon to it. To bring in some more black, I added some of the black twine from the kit. I then attached all of it to the card front. I glued the punched circle to the scalloped circle and attached it to the card front with black dimensionals. After I added one of the small die cut flowers, I sprinkled on some of the Holiday Rhinestones.
For the inside, I found the scrap of Whisper White and stamped the pumpkin from kit’s stamp set in Pretty Peacock ink, stamping off first, and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink.
For the envelope, I glued a piece of the same DSP to the flap and trimmed it with my Snips. No naked envelopes!
I really love how coordinated the projects look when the envelope it decorated to match, whether it’s with stamping or DSP. And speaking of DSP, this pack of paper is one of the ones that are on sale through the end of the month. Now is the time to stock up on all of your favorites! Just in time for all those holiday cards we’re all going to be creating!!
If you would like to order any of the sale papers or anything else I used in today’s project, you can head over to my online store here. This is the best time to stock up on of these gorgeous papers, so don’t miss out. And if you aren’t a subscriber for Paper Pumpkin yet, you have until Saturday to subscribe to get the November kit which is called Joy to the World. It’s going to be a global kit that is Christmas card kit that will have sentiments for all of the countries that are in our global market. Not sure what Paper Pumpkin is? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s monthly craft subscription and with all of the “stuff” that’s been going on in the world, this has been some real happy mail for a lot of people! And if you subscribe and find you don’t like it, you can cancel at any time. You can subscribe by going here.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great Thursday!