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!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

November Paper Pumpkin

Hi Everyone,

I was so excited to get my November Paper Pumpkin. It came with enough stuff in the kit to make 8 Christmas cards and 12 to 24 tags, depending on how you decided to do them.

Check out the Paper Pumpkin page to see how the kit is 'supposed' to be put together.

I decided to change it up a bit and came up with some different ideas for tags and cards.

This card uses only supplies from the kit except for the white &  Lost Lagoon card stock.  The little silver dots in the center of the snowflakes are the centers of the silver circles from the tags.

I decided to do separate tags and then I'll get 24 rather than 12. They are similar to the original design, but with enough of a twist so I can call them my own.

I get so excited each month to see what goodies are in the little orange box.
If any of you would like to find out more about the paper pumpkin, just click the link on the side or email me with any questions.

Happy Stamping!