Sunday, January 18, 2015

December Paper Pumpkin

Greetings, Paper Pumpkin subscribers and others.
Today's cards are made using the extras from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I made a couple of cards using just the extras in the kit and a piece of white cardstock.

This card uses the negatives of the happy birthday and the star confetti strips. I used a corner rounder punch and some of the extra sequins to accent it.

My Hello card is similar to the top one only with a little different arrangement.

The white section of this card is mounted on a piece of Pistachio Pudding cardstock, which is the color of the envelopes that came with the kit.

The Happy Birthday background is one of the stamps that came in the kit.

Here is a detail shot of the Happy Birthday stamp background and how it shows through the pink section.

Out of the December kit, I was able to make 12 cards so far. I hope you enjoy you paper pumpkin as much as I have. Soon January's kit will be here, and I can't wait to see what is in it.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

More Inspiration

I watched a video on you tube that showed an easy way to use Stampin' Up! Thinlits.
Well, I just had to go into my craft room and try it with my only thinlit, Hexagon Hive.
Here's what I came up with:

I also used SU designer paper, and the stamp set called Honeycomb Hello. As you see, it punches out a bunch of little hexagons, and I thought, "What am I going to do with them?" I can't just throw them away! (How wasteful!)

Here is the next card I came up with using the punched out hexagons. I just put a little snail glue on the backs of them and lined them up. I used a new stamp set called Banner Blessings. I used the same designer paper, but it ended up going a different direction.

I like the way they turned out. I added a couple new cards to the Card Gallery too.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Cards & Inspiration

I had to get going on making Christmas Cards, but I was having difficulty deciding on a design.
I went to the trusty Internet and Pinterest for inspiration. I found a video from a gal who said she could make 80 cards from the November Paper Pumpkin!

Well, I almost couldn't believe it! I watched it and it was inspiring! It really got the creative juices flowing. I didn't do quite as well as her, but I did make 20 cards, and felt rather thrifty for using so many of the supplies that came in the November Paper Pumpkin kit.
November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card 1 & 2
November Paper Pumpkin Christmas Card 3
Here are 2 of the cards. The left card I cut one of the flaps of the blue card off. I added a quarter sheet of white card stock to the inside. For the card on the right, I added the cut off section to a half sheet of white card stock (folded in half). I decorated them with the extra blue and silver snowflakes. Wah-lah - 2 cards out of one. I made 6 of each design.
Christmas Card 2014

This card uses the negative space of the snowflake, so I ended up with a type of mirror image. This, I must admit is one of my favorites. I added the white sections to a half sheet of Lost Lagoon paper.

This card has nothing to do with the paper pumpkin, but I saw examples using the Festival of Trees stamp set and the tree punch. I basically used 2 examples to make this one card. I like this one too.

Inspiration comes from many places. My favorites are Pinterest and YouTube.
How are your Christmas cards coming? I'm getting mine mailed tomorrow. Which one will you get?

Merry Christmas!