Hey everyone! Happy Thursday and Happy April!! I am finally getting around to sharing my alternates for the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, Here’s to You. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not. you can watch the replay here on my YouTube Channel. While you are there, I would love it if you would like and share my video and subscribe if you haven’t yet. So what did you think of this month’s kit? I thought they were really cute cards, but I have to be honest, I struggled when it came time to create alternate projects with the kit. I think I had some mojo issues, but here is what I came up with.
Here’s a look at card one:
And ere are the measurements for the card:
- Card base in Petal Pink cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Pretty Peacock card base from the kit cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Envelope liner from the kit cut at 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside
I was really happy when there was some Pretty Peacock items in the kit since it’s a retiring color. I know the card bases are thin, so they make the perfect layer as well as one of the envelope liners! After I trimmed the envelope layer, I added some of the Linen Thread from the kit and then glued the layer to the trimmed card base from the kit and then both to the Petal Pink card base. I had a stitched square in my stash, so I inked the flowers image in Petal Pink, stamped off and then stamped it on the square. Next I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink right over the flowers. This two-step stamping is one of my favorite and it works very well with these two inks. I then added the square to the card front with dimensionals. I tied a double bow in the Linen Thread and added it next to the square with a Mini Glue Dot. For my bling, I pulled out my Artistry Blooms Sequins, which I am happy to say are carrying over to the new catalog!!! Woo hoo!! Didn’t I tell you they go with everything??? Even Paper Pumpkin!!!
For my inside layer, I repeated the stamping process with the flowers and the sentiment on the Basic White layer and glued everything together and added it to the inside of the card.
I love that look so much!! I used one of the envelopes from the kit for this card and since I still had plenty of the envelope liner left, I was able to use it as intended. I did add some adhesive to it to attach it to the inside since it was short from trimming it.
I stamped the same flowers from the card on the envelope, but in Pretty Peacock ink.
Doesn’t that ink color look good on the kraft envelope?
Now let’s look at the second card:
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Daffodil Delight cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Neutrals DSP in Night of Navy cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 4″ x 4 1/2″ (trim to 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ after sponging) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inisde
So for those that didn’t know, this month’s kit included a set of stencils and stamping sponge as complimentary extras. I saw some use the sun stencil and this sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set and fell in love with the look and had to give it a try. I started with a scrap of Basic White and Daffodil Delight ink. I had some trouble using a sponge with it, so I pulled out my Sponge Brayer, which worked much easier for me. After I was happy with the amount of ink coverage, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. I attached this to the DSP layer and added a piece of the Ruched Ribbon and then added it to the card front. I added my little “faux bow” and two of the Holiday Rhinestones for my bling.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment, also from the same stamp set, in Night of Navy ink and the heart in Daffodil Delight ink.
For my envelope, I stamped the heart in Night of Navy and the lines in Daffodil Delight ink.
I am sad that this stamp set is retiring, but I love how it turned out for this card. So for struggling with my alternates this month, I think they turned out pretty cute. Have you seen the theme for next month’s Paper Pumpkin? It will coordinate with the Sweet Ice Cream Suite and is a great kit to use with kids.
You still have time to subscribe to get that adorable kit too. Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is actually one of the highest ranked subscription craft kits in the industry? Yep! And it’s only $22.00 plus tax to get your kit delivered to your door. There’s no obligation either, if you find that you don’t like it, you can cancel your subscription. If you’d like to register for this next kit, just head over here to subscribe. If there are any supplies I used today for my alternates that you would like to add to your stash, you can shop here at my online store.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you enjoyed the projects, please be sure to leave a comment. Have a great Thursday!