November 30, 2014


We are officially moved into our "new" house. After a couple days of unpacking and trying to get organized (but not completely succeeding by any stretch of the imagination), I decided to take a little creativity break. 

Before we moved, I posted . . .

. . . and bemoaning the fact that there were such aDORable contents to the November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, and, just when I needed it the most desperately, I couldn't indulge in Creative Therapy because my acrylic blocks were packed away who knows where. 

I did go to a craft store to purchase one acrylic block so I could work on the kit, but discovered that I would have to buy a set of them. Since my Stampin' Up! beauties were packed away and would be available shortly, I just could not bring myself to buy another brand, only to use them one time. So I opted to not buy them. And decided to sit and wait . . .

Well, the time finally arrived last night,  and in my sketchy work area, not yet deserving enough of the name Creation Station, I created.

Anyway, this is what the projects from the kit are supposed to look like if you follow the instructions:

They are really cute, but I don't need any gift tags. I already have tons. I loved the idea of the tag though, so I incorporated it into a cute card that only required a few non-kit things. And this is what I came up with:

What I added to the contents of the kit to create this card was a snippet of Silver Glimmer Paper, a leftover piece of last year's Designer Series Paper (the snowflakes), a half sheet of my own Lost Lagoon cardstock, and a bit of Whisper White cardstock. Oh yeah, I embossed the Whisper White with the cute flurry embossing folder. 

Don't you love the shimmer and shine the Glimmer Paper adds?

And the Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin kit came with this wonderful sentiment for inside the card. Perfect, isn't it?

Now, hoping I can soon work with some of the other components of the kit. Stay tuned!



  1. I would love to have some of these gift tags, so pretty!

  2. They are just gorgeous. You are so clever and creative :)

  3. I love the card. I'm always looking for a way to use the kits in other ways. You did it great!

  4. This turned out SO cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. So cute! Also, wanted to let you know that there is a link party on Wednesday at my blog - hope to see you there! Can't wait to party with you @

  6. These turned out great Linda! Thanks so much for sharing them at Found & Foraged! Hope to see you again this week...oh, but before I forget. Party will start on Friday (this week only) at 8PM CT...InLinkz is doing some server maintenance right when our party is normally scheduled. Blerg! Anyhoo, hope to see you at

  7. Oh wow, those are beautiful! You did a wonderful job....Good luck on your unpacking and getting organized in your new home :-) During the holidays that cannot be easy!

  8. This is a reminder I need to start my Christmas cards like right now! Love the shimmer and glimmer. Thanks so much for sharing the cards at Make It Monday.