July 20, 2014


The final challenge of the Paper Pumpkin Boot Camp that I am participating in is to have four new people sign up for Paper Pumpkin. If you would like to help me to meet that challenge, you can subscribe HERE for any length of time to receive Paper Pumpkin. Please name me as your demonstrator so I can use your sign-up in achieving my goal. You need to sign up and activate your code no later than Sunday, July 27, in order for it to count for this Boot Camp. Thanks!! I appreciate it more than I can say!

The card below was 98.23% created with components of the May Paper Pumpkin kit. 

As a reminder, this is what the cards in the kit should have looked like as per the instructions included.

As you can see, I've changed it up somewhat. I had already made a Father's Day card and a birthday card from the kit. I still had some of the components left, so I opted to go for another birthday card.

In this card, I was extra-ecologically sensitive in that I even used the SCRAPS that were left over after I removed the stickers! These green strips are not all that special, but . . . 

how do you like my ZIGZAGS?? One edge of each zigzag was the diecut bottom edges of the blue pieces. I then used scissors to cut the other side of the zigzags away from the white paper, and added two of them to my project. 

Another major change was the addition of the stamped stars. This row of five cute little stars is one of the stamps from the June Paper Pumpkin kit.

I guess my real purpose in writing this post is to encourage you to look at EVERYTHING you have available as potential card crafting supplies. EVEN THE SCRAPS that you would normally feed to the garbage can. 

Seriously, imagine this card without the green strips and the blue zigzags. Pretty plain, eh?



  1. Now I have a reason for saving everything! I love your card. What a great use for scraps from the kits!

  2. So cute! Thank you so much for linking this up to The Creative Collection Link Party.

  3. Adorable! Love the zig-zags. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. Amazing how the little scraps just make the card. Love it!

  5. This came out great! Thanks so much for linking up at the Creative Sparks Link Party. We are live again today so stop by and link up! http://bit.ly/1pEMI5A

  6. So fun! Love the colors and the twine. Thanks for sharing with Pin Your Friday Favorite!