August 9, 2015


If you'll recall, the following was a Paper Pumpkin kit from a few months past. Pretty cute. The accordion-folded thank you card sports an orange felt letter on each "page", which, when opened fully, spells out THANKS. 

The other night, I randomly picked one of my bright red Paper Pumpkin boxes that still contained leftovers from the kits that I had never quite used up, with the intent of creating something from the ingredients found therein. 

Inside the random box, COMPLETELY UNUSED, were the sheets of self-stick orange letters. Oh my.

I stared and stared at the letters, scrambling them every which way, trying to make an alternate word. But, unfortunately, I could not come up with anything meaningful to put on the front of a card. 

So, I went out on a limb and created a card -- a THANK YOU card. Weird, huh?

Of course, my format is considerably different from what the kit instructions wanted me to do. Mine is a traditional landscape card. 

The backdrops for each of the letters were stamps from a long ago Paper Pumpkin kit. I did incorporate the same colors, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party, with the orange, for my color scheme. 

In order to fit the letters on the front of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card, I needed to trim a bit off the top and bottom of each letter. The only letter that "suffers" from this surgery though is the "s". 

I added some punched-out Daffodil Delight stars hither and thither to give it a bit more zip.

Now, don't you agree that the recipient of this card will feel like I am sending them a really BIG thank you!?

Let's move back into the past a bit. If you recall, I used components from this kit in a previous project: PAPER PUMPKIN THANKS REPURPOSED

Following are two paragraphs from that post: 

Now, here is my problem. And I would love your input: Do you ever have Instagram prints made commercially? If so, where do you have them done? I am interested in 2" square prints, or somewhere around that size. 

If you would like to see my assortment of photos I am going to be choosing from, here is the link to my Instagram account. While you are there, do you have any opinions of which photos I should put in my Paper Pumpkin book?

I know I had promised to share with you the end result of my little photo experiment. Unfortunately, I have only been able to find an affordable resource for 4" x 4" prints, which, of course, are much too large for this diminutive photo album. 

So, if you have an answer to my dilemma (in red) for a resource for 2" x 2" prints, I would LOVE to hear from you.



  1. Your Thank You card looks gorgeous and, indeed, enormous! Well, at least the way you angled it for the photo :)
    As for tiny prints - sorry, don't know. But what I have done before is assembled the e.g. 2x2s in a collage on a 5x5, got the 5x5 printed and then took a papercutter - et voila.

  2. Google 'contact sheet' That sounds like just the thing you're after.

  3. I love your card. I never know how to reuse parts of the kits. I sure don't know how to help with small prints.

  4. Cute! I am part of a monthly card making group (we each make up a design and put together kids for the rest of the members then get together and assemble them) and this card has a lot of elements that would be perfect for that.

    I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The next party opens Friday.

  5. Oh my! Such neat ideas you have! I love the variety here!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Love this! I am definitely going to be making a batch of these!

  7. So cute! Thanks for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty and I hope you'll join us again!

  8. Thanks for Linking up at My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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