December 6, 2014


Can we say seriously obsessed? That's what the November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit has made me. Do I want to be cured of this obsession? NO!! That kit is way too much fun!

As a reminder, this is what the kit as per the instructions included looks like: 

So far you have seen a few of my personal renditions, including the Happy Holidays card and the snowflake ornament. Moving along on my Paper Pumpkin journey, I present to you my take on the snowflake card:

Please excuse my fingers. It was the only way I could keep the card truly closed to take the photo.
I must admit that this was one of the most enjoyable cards to create -- EVER! I used the snowflake card base that came in the kit. But with several variations. 

I thought the pretty snowflake stamped in Lost Lagoon would show up so much better on white. So I stamped it on a Whisper White circle and carefully snipped it in half so I could place one half on each of the gates of the card, centered over the diecut snowflake halves.

To give the card front a little more pizzazz, I stamped the snow flurries on strips of Whisper White, then adhered the strip to a slightly wider strip in Lost Lagoon cardstock. Then onto each side of the card.

Inside the card, I repeated the snowflake stamped on white, but this time I added one of the included rhinestones and a little bow tied from the Baker's Twine that came with the kit.

When the card is lying flat -- without fingers -- this is what it looks like:

The next two photographs I include don't show anything new. But, the light was so fantabulous 
(in our "new" house), that they turned out quite dramatic. And I love the way they look. 
So I thought I would share with you.

From here on out, my blog photos will probably take on a much different look from those pre-move. I like to use natural light for my photos, and the configuration of windows, thus lighting, is completely different from our other house. I actually sort of like the new look. 

Please let me know what YOU think. Does the proliferation of shadows, dimension and color discrepancies bother you? Does it take away from the effectiveness of the photos? I really do want to hear your opinion!



  1. I typically barrel through blog posts to look at photos first, then go back to read if something catches my interest. I was very interested today because I thought you had split the card between Soft Sky and Certainly Celery - but soon realized it was the lighting giving that illusion. To be honest, I prefer the former lighting set-up because it gives me a better idea of the project's true appearance. For some reason the lighting in today's post is very yellow, which is a distraction (at least for me).

    I really do like what you did to jazz up the PP card! It's a cute card to begin with and I've seen quite a few altered versions of it; but yours is the best I've seen!

  2. Your card is neat. Without the written stuff I wouldn't know the colors. You needed a little more white light.

  3. What a fun card, I know a few people who would just love to receive this.

  4. This is so awesome! Also, wanted to let you know that there is a link party at my blog on Wednesdays - hope to see you there! Can't wait to party with you at: :-)

  5. These are so awesome, I think I'm obsessed with this kit too! Visiting from Project Inspire(d).

    Be Well--The Lady Kay

  6. Those cards are wonderful...I think I would be addicted as well if I did one as it looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for joining us this week on the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Party. We hope you will link-up with us again next week.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    Co-Host OMHGWW

  7. I love snowflakes, and when I saw your post I had to visit!! What a delightful and festive card!!

  8. Your new photography is striking. Love how the snowflake makes a bold statement. Thank you for sharing the card at Make It Monday.

  9. Pretty!
    Thanks for linking!