Happy Thursday and Happy November! Wow! The ‘ber months are flying by!! I hope your week is going well. If this is your first time stopping by, please be sure to join my email list to keep up on all the scrappy news around here. I was finally able to do a Facebook Live this week! Phew! It’s been awhile, I know! Were you able to watch the live? If not, you can catch the replay on my YouTube Channel here. I would love it if you gave my video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already. So let’s look at my alternate projects for the October Paper Pumpkin kit.

I have to say, this is one of the prettiest kits they have had for Christmas cards. But, then I say that every year! lol Let’s look at the scrapbook layout first:

Here are the measurements for my layout:

  • Base in Old Olive – 12″ x 12″
  • Beary Christmas DSP – 5″ x 12″
  • Night of Navy cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 11″
  • Card base from Add On Kit – 10″ x 7″
  • Photo Mat in Real Red cardstock – 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

If you know me, you know I love using sketches as my starting point, and this layout is no different. For scrapbooking sketches, I subscribe to Pagemaps.com and get a monthly .pdf for layouts. They have been around since 2006, so there are lots of monthly sketches to choose from!

Let’s look at card one:

Here are the measurements for my card:

  • Card base in Basic White cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Real Red cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
  • Card base from kit – front cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and back cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″

I followed the basic instructions from the kit to complete this alternate. Since there are so many layers, I chose the regualr Basic White for my card base to keep the weight down. And by using the back of the initial card base, there’s no waste! You do need to trim the die cut layers down to fit the 4″ width of the card, but that’s an easy fix. Since the kit comes with the glitter glue and white glimmer paper labels for the sentiment layer, it doesn’t need any other bling.

Here’s a look at the inside of the card:

Let’s look at card 2:

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Mossy Meadow cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Traditions of St. Nicholas DSP – 2″ x 5 1/2″ and 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
  • Real Red cardstock – 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basice white cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside

While scouring other Paper Pumpkin sites on Facebook, I came across another demonstrator who had made gingerbread cookies with the house and tree images and I fell in love with the idea! Come Christmas time my kitchen is decorated in gingerbread, so I just had to create this! I used a scrap of Pecan Pie cardstock for the house and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then fussy cut it. The cookie sheet is cut in silver foil with the label die from the Sending Cheer die set. Doesn’t it reminde you of building gingerbreat houses???

Here’s a look at the inside:

Such a fun kit!!! And the November kit is going to coordinate with it!

It creates gift boxes and treat holders, but you can add on the card bases to create more cards. It looks like it’s going to be another gorgeous kit! If you aren’t a subscriber yet, you have until November 10th to subscribe. There is no obligation after that, you can cancel any time. With so much junk mail these days, getting a box each month with crafting goodies is a good way to put a smile on your face!! You can go here to start your subscription today.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you. If there are any items I used today that you’d like to add to your collection, head over to my online store here to shop. Have a great rest of you weekend – the weekend is upon us!! Woo hoo!!

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