Sunday, May 24, 2015

May Paper Pumpkin and a Tale of Two Cards

May Paper Pumpkin is here! It's such a cute set. You can make 6 cards and 4 gift bags.
Here's the card and bag I made according to the package directions.

Here are a couple of alternative cards that I made.

This card I made by cutting the front and back of the card apart. I then cut the striped section at 2 1/2 and the blue section at 3 inches.

I attached the balloon string with glue dots.

This card uses a 1 1/2 inch strip of the striped paper,and the belly band from the bag, along with a tag.

And now: A Tale of Two Cards
This card struggled to come into being. I wanted to have Calypso Coral balloons too, but it was nowhere to be found. I thought to myself, "I thought for sure I have that color." But I looked and looked, and no Calypso Coral.

So, I used the Island Indigo from this kit and Daffodil Delight from a previous paper pumpkin kit. I decided that a blue and yellow card should look ok.

Along the way, there was a smudge on the yellow balloon (conveniently covered up with the little blue heart) and a another smudge along the top left. I added a part of another blue balloon, making it look like it was there all the time. In card making, you have to improvise!

Well, the time came to photograph the card, so I had to tidy up my craft table. Low and behold, under some papers, what did I find?? Yes, it was the Calypso Coral ink !!!

It was back to the craft table, and start another card. Just like the card above, but with coral balloons.

I think it does look better with the 3rd color.

I hope you are inspired to create! Don't get too frustrated when stuff happens. It is just paper after all!

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