I have been so busy recently that I haven't had much time for creating. And you all know how desperately I need my creative fix each and every day. So, since I was running woefully low on my life blood, I decided to go downstairs to my Creation Station for a little infusion. And, the result was a lot of fun! And I felt so much better when I was finished!
A couple months back, Paper Pumpkin subscribers received the Love You A Lot kit. This is what the darling little cards would have looked like had you followed the instructions for the kit:
While I love all the separate components -- I mean, aren't those bows delicious? And the stamps that were included were outstanding (although I must admit that I can't quite come up with an occasion for which I would use the word "DUDE".) The cards themselves were awfully cute, as were their little kraft pouches. B U T, I simply wasn't inspired.
I had used bits and pieces of the kit for other projects, but I was left with a lot of the components just waiting for a little inspiration. Wait no more! Last night it happened! And I came up with the weirdest most out-of-the-box and outside-my-comfort-zone card I've ever created:
I keep trying to catch peeks of the card since last night, not quite believing that it grew from MY imagination. Those little Paper Seedlings brought forth a pretty nifty creation.
The yellow portion of the card was one of the included card bases cut in half and used as a mat.
In the following photo, you can see a close-up of the top of the card. The "glasses" are what remains after you punch out the pieces for the bow. I simply cut off the white portions. The "hey" the "x" in the eyeballs, the "YOU" and the striped edge are all stamps that came with this kit.
The "YOU" stamped on Whisper White was punched out with the Large Oval Punch. The striped Baker's Twine came with the kit.
I used several Stampin' Dimensionals to make this card pop even more.
The "THANKS" and the split chevron were from past Paper Pumpkin kits. The striped edges on the top and bottom of this piece were snipped from leftovers from the Love You A Lot kit.
Hey YOU, what do you think?