Wednesday, January 6, 2016

December 2015 Paper Pumpkin

Happy New Year, Friends!

The title may be deceiving, but this blog post is featuring December 2015 Paper Pumpkin.
I've just had time to work on it.

It was designed to be a calendar, but I feel it lends itself so easily to making cards.

My first card is made according to package directions. I just did the February calendar because I don't have any birthday's in February. The white behind it is some white cardstock just to hold it a little more upright.

The little gold holder came with this paper pumpkin, and I love it for photographing cards.

The following cards are made with the kit supplies. All I added was white cardstock to mount the designer paper.

This background I thought would make such a nice "Thinking of you card". The flowers and colors gives me peaceful, gentle feelings.

These two cards are for up coming birthdays. My family members will know who they are for.

The sentiments are from other Stampin' Up! sets. Thanks for coming by and checking out the cards. Remember, if you ever have questions feel free to message me.

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Have a wonderful New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas 2015

Welcome Back! Sorry to be gone so long but Christmas preparations bogged me down, plus I needed a card making break.

I'm back now with the November 2015 Paper Pumpkin. It was such a fun kit.

I was able to make 30 cards from this kit. The items I added are:
Whisper White card stock, extra Linen thread, Old Olive ink, and the pine bough stamp.

The first two cards are the ones made closest to package directions. Both cards have not as many pearls as suggested. The Joy card has one less holly sprig.

The next card is similar to the layout of the card above, but I didn't have anymore of the mistletoe. 
So I used a pine bough from an old Stampin' Up! set called Autumn Days. I stamped it in chocolate chip and outlined the pine with an old olive marker.

The next 2 cards are loosely based on cards I saw on Pinterest. I made the holly background paper with the enclosed stamp, I used extra old olive ink (which came in a previous paper pumpkin), and I used some of the extra red pearls.

With this card, and with the above one, I cut up the envelopes and used the cherry cobbler paper as backgrounds and the red striped paper comes from the inside of the envelopes.  (I just used white envelopes for mailing.)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas cards. One of them might be coming to a mailbox close to you soon.
But which one ???

Remember, if you need any extra stamping supplies, check out the links above to take you to the Stampin' Up! website. There are many great end of year deals. If you would like to start receiving paper pumpkin, the link is on the right.

Have a wonderful Christmas season.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Falling into Autumn

I'm falling into autumn because the temps around here are getting cooler and all the acorns are falling from the trees. How appropriate that Stampin' Up! came out with the stamp set named 'Acorny Thank You' and matching punch.  I'm having so much fun playing with it.

This card uses some nice fall colors, which we'll be seeing around here in no time.

Ink colors are:
Mossy Meadow
Tangerine Tango
Early Espresso

The card stock I used was Very Vanilla, and Soft Suede.

Ribbon: Mossy Meadow striped

I entered this card into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #203. Following a sketch is a great place to start when making cards. Hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches to see all the beautiful cards others made using this sketch.

For all of you who are following my paper pumpkin posts, I'm a bit behind with them. I did add new pictures of July & August Paper Pumpkin samples. Check out the Paper Pumpkin Gallery. 

Remember, if you would like to join Paper Pumpkin, click the link on the right. If you need any Stampin' Up! supplies, the link to the store is at the top of the page.

Thanks for stopping by and looking.