Hey everyone! Happy Thursday!!! I finally got my March 2022 Paper Pumpkin! Phew! But it is sooooo worth the wait! That bonus stamp set is so much fun to play with and the ideas are endless! So today’s projects are two alternate cards and a scrap layout using the kit. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live to see the projects? If not, you can watch the replay on my YouTube Channel here. This kit is absolutely gorgeous and goes perfectly with the On the Horizon Bundle in the Jan-June Mini Catalog, which I used for one of my alternate cards.
Let’s look at that card first.
It is actually a fun fold card. Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Evening Evergreen cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Pale Papaya cardstock cut at 4″ x 10 1/2″, scored at 5 1/4″
- Card base from kit cut into two layers, back side at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and front trimmed around printed scene
I love everything about these card bases! This card is similar to the way it is created in the kit, so I didn’t need to do much to change it up. I pulled out a piece of Pale Papaya to create the card and then chose to trim it down and add it to an Evening Evergreen base to bring that color in more. I added the mountain die cuts from the kit at the waterline on the trimmed card base from the kit. I then stamped the birds from the On the Horizon stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink, the color spot from the kit, but I stamped them off first. I wanted to bring in more Evening Evergreen, so I die cut the grass and added it to the kit card base. To bring in more, I stamped the grass image, masking a portion as it is a long image. I then added a piece of that pretty ribbon from the kit using the cheater method (adding adhesive to the back and tucking in the ends of a strip of ribbon that fits across the front of the layer), and then added it to the Pale Papaya card front. Next I took the label from the kit, stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink and added it with dimensionals. I added the knot at the left of the label and two of the gorgeous gems from the kit.
For the inside, I stamped the birds and the grass again, in Misty Moonlight and Evening Evergreen stamping off first, to bring the outside of the card to the inside, and then added the sentiment in Evening Evergreen.
I didn’t need to decorate an envelope as I will use one of the pretty envelopes from the kit that coordinates perfectly. Let’s look at the second card made with the bonus stamp set.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Coastal Cabana cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- 2 pieces of Gorgeous Grape cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- 2 pieces of Basic White cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
This card is all about color. I just pulled my four ink colors first and went from there. I stamped my flowers in Coastal Cabana ink, stamping off first and then added the second layer of ink in Bermuda Bay. To bring in more of the Gorgeous Grape, I stamped the leaves in that color and the flower center in Melon Mambo ink. I stamped my sentiment at the bottom in Melon Mambo and then added it to the Gorgeous Grape layer. I added the ribbon to it, also using the cheater method, and then added it all to the card front. This ribbon is retiring, so if it’s on your wish list, don’t wait to order it! The gems from the kit go perfectly with this color combination.
For the inside white layer, I repeated the flower images, only stamping off first to keep it very light. I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set at the bottom to give it a different look.
And I decorated the front of the envelope to coordinate with it all. I love the big celebrate sentiment! It’s perfect for the envelope!
Isn’t that a pretty color combo?? I think it’s one of my new favorites! Now for my scrapbook layout.
I saw this card base in the kit and knew I had to use it for a layout on our kettle corn journey. For those that don’t know about it, we now run kettle corn events at local events for a dear friend of mine who lost her husband. The brand color for the business is purple and yellow, so Daffodil Delight and Gorgeous Grape are the perfect choices. Here are the measurements for this layout:
- Base in Gorgeous Grape 12″ x 12″
- Basic White cut at 10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
- Daffodil Delight cut at 10″ x 10″
- 2 card bases cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Gorgeous Grape cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ for photo mat
This is just basic layering for everything. I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Gorgeous Grape ink and then added the flower image that I created and fussy cut as an embellishment. When I get my pictures developed, I can just slip it under the flower on the photo mat. I created a tag for journaling with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch that is also retiring. The tag actually slips behind the photo mat so you can keep it private, but the ribbon adds just a little touch of interest at the top. I really love the simple lines of this layout!
I have to tell you….I picked up my kit from the mailbox at 1:00 yesterday afternoon with no idea what I was going to do. Like many others, I was frustrated with having to wait and I didn’t really look at many other alternates on the web. I opened my box and created all 3 projects in about an hour and a half! I think that is record time for me! But then, I was on a time crunch as I had to head over to my sister’s to help cook kettle corn to take to different businesses in the area. See? My second job!! lol
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration for you kit. If you would like to order any of the items I used today, just head over to my online store here. If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you can head over to the site here to subscribe. This month’s kit is all about change, and boy, have we had those the last couple of years! Have a great rest of your day!
Love the alternative to the PP Kit for March; and your “chicken scratch” on the video; it was not hard to read at all.
Thank you for your kind words!