February 18, 2014

PAPER PUMPKIN LOVE

I'm sorry to admit that I wasn't totally crazy about the January Paper Pumpkin kit samples. I did, however, LOVE all the supplies that came with the kit.

Here is what the four cards were meant to look like after following the instructions in the kit:


First of all, I must tell you that the insides of these card bases are adorable: one half of the inside is solid Calypso Coral and the facing side is Calypso Coral/white stripes. The other card is solid Coastal Cabana and striped Coastal Cabana/white. My first thought was, "What a waste of adorableness!" If the card bases had been solid Crumb Cake, fine and good, there wouldn't be a question of hidden cuteness. But they weren't!

I planned to use the supplies to create four different cards. I grabbed one of the Coastal Cabana pieces, and went to work, coming up with this for my first card:


I completely wiped out any sign of the Crumb Cake color in three of my four resulting cards. For the above card, I adhered a piece of white behind the triangles so the entire card was Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray and white. 

See the darling Coastal Cabana-colored embellishment in the upper right corner?? Adorable, eh? Stampin' Up! sent along with this kit a WHOLE CONTAINER of these In Color Boutique Details (page 141 of the big catalog), an $8.95 value. Isn't that just the coolest?

Anyway, while I liked the look of my first card, I am especially happy with the second Coastal Cabana one that I created:


As you, my readers, already know about me, I love to use pages of actual music in my creations. This card turned out to be a good showcase for my musical love.

Using the awesome new Spiral Flower Originals Die (page 32 of the Celebrate the Everyday catalog) and two sheets of music together makes a beautiful rose. I mounted it to a black doily made with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlits. I loved the way it looked, but I did not like the stripes showing through the holes of the doily. To fix that problem, I cut a circle of the music and adhered that to the back of the doily so MUSIC is what showed through the holes.


For the sentiment, I stamped Happy Birthday in the blank space provided in the label stamp from the hostess set, Morning Meadow. Did you notice that I stamped this on some of the music also? Doesn't it look cool? This label is cut out perfectly with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (page 187 of the big catalog). I cut another of the labels from Coastal Cabana, snipped it in half horizontally, and added it to my music piece.


Finally, I eliminated the Crumb Cake showing through the triangles by adhering a piece of the music behind them. 


I am very happy with this super-dimensional card. What do you think? 

Next time I will share with you my final two cards using the Calypso Coral card bases. A little teaser about them: I mostly fashioned one of the cards after the sample. But made it my own.

Musical 
Smiles.

42 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I now know what to do with all of my old piano music.... hehe just kidding.

    Visiting from the Categorically Crafting linkup party - Happy Wednesday! :)

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  2. Really really sweet project. Love the music sheet. Also, hello from Whatever goes Wednesday!

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  3. I love your cards. I wasn't really fond of the kit either but now I see a better way of using them.

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  4. I love that rose! So pretty. The second one is my favorite, too!

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  5. this is so petty! Thank you for joining the fun and sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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  6. Very creative! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  7. I love your card, it is really unique!

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  8. I love love the paper flower! I love your cards!! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back on Thursday.

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  9. Very well done. I will have to steal your design! Hope you don't mind...you have inspired me.

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  10. LOVE this!! Mine never turn out. This has given me inspiration to try again :)
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  11. H Linda, I featured your card today @ Worthwhile Wednesdays! Hope to you see again today!
    ~Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  12. Just beautiful! Pinning under Paper.

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  13. That flower?! Swooooooooooon! SO pretty! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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  14. Классная открытка! Розочка шикарная! Спасибо за участие в проекте Рукодельное кафе!

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  15. I adore the card with the music paper rose on the front. It's pretty enough to hang on a wall!

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