Thursday, May 12, 2016

Celebrating Spring and April Paper Pumpkin 2016

HI Stamping Friends,

Today's post features the April Paper Pumpkin. This month came with a free stamp set to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 3rd birthday and the mailing of their 1 millionth kit!

Here is the little wreath that you can make according to package directions.

I made one and hung it up at my work. Things just had to start looking a little more springy!

This kit, as I mentioned, came with an extra stamp set.

The stamp set on the left is the bonus stamp set. It's very cute, and of course, I can't just make cards according to package directions.

On the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page, many group members created a one sheet wonder with the bonus stamp set. I took this as a challenge.

Here is what I came up with:

How do you make a OSW (one sheet wonder)?

First you start with the flower stamp, stamping randomly. Then add the green leafy stamp. The stamp set has a little square lined stamp that I used to do the yellow center of the flowers, and then I added a little blue for an accent.

Here is the pattern to cut up the sheet that you created. You don't have to cut it in this pattern, but it will give you some place to start.

You can just cut it into rectangles like the top of the pattern.

Here are the cards I made. I used mostly extra pieces from the kit.

I didn't add much besides white card stock, and some Mossy Meadow, Daffodil, and Pool Party card stock as back grounds to mount the cut pieces on.

I also added a little ribbon on a couple of the cards.

The thing about a one sheet wonder is that they can make 9 to 12 cards, depending on how you cut them. If you make just straight cuts, you can make the cards all the same if you want. Doing it the way I did gives me a variety of cards.

Don't be afraid to experiment. You can use any type of stamp set that you like. (It doesn't have to be flowers!)

Happy Stamping!

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