November 8, 2015


While I thought the cards you can make with the October Paper Pumpkin kit were simply adorable, I decided to do my part as a rebel and use the components to do my own take on the cards. Well, I've done two so far my way -- with lots more ideas in my brain for the rest of them!

The two Paper Pumpkin components I used on the following card are the flower-patterned circle and the darling banner.

I must say that the stamps that came with this kit are extraordinary, and I know I will use them time after time after time. That is one of my favorite aspects of the Paper Pumpkin kits: the darling exclusive stamps that come with each kit. LOVE them!

The color of Ink Spot that came with the kit was Basic Gray. But, for my card, I wanted to jazz it up a bit more, so I grabbed my Mossy Meadow ink, a green that is super delicious. 

The instructions wanted me to use the tri-petal flower outline stamps in the Basic Gray to "outline" the printed flowers on the circle. Instead, I did this with the Mossy Meadow. My "Thanks" was also stamped in Mossy Meadow (Go Pack!). 

I also made my card in the traditional 4 1/4" x 5 1/2' size. Because I stubbornly did that, however, that means my card will not fit in the adorable envelopes that came in the kit. Oh well. I will just save them for a future project!

The card base is Whisper White, followed by a layer of Mellow Moss, then a Calypso Coral layer that had been <cheerily> run through the Big Shot inside the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

If you'd like to watch a quick video of the October Paper Pumpkin kit in action, 
click on the following link.



  1. I love your card. The way you did your own thing is outstanding.

  2. This is simple, but adorable! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. Beautiful card. Love what you do! Thank you for sharing your talents with us each week at Brag About It!

  4. I have just started making my own cards and I love searching for new inspiration. I saw your link up on the Creative Ways party and had to visit. It turned out great!

  5. What a cute card! Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Part. Emily from

  6. I adore your creativity and your finished product! So glad when you share at #OMHGWW!

  7. Just beautiful. Something like this is so much more special than a store bought card. You can tell so much care and attention went into making this for someone. You're very talented!

  8. So cute - I love the embossed background you created - it goes perfectly with this set! I'm not using the ink they sent either - I'm all about jazzing it up! Thanks so much for playing at My Pumpkin Challenge!

  9. That's adorable Linda! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx

  10. Yes!! Be a rebel. I love your creation. Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge! :)