January 19, 2016


The other day I was in the mood to play with some Paper Pumpkin. 

At times, I will do part of a kit, and then set the rest of it aside for another future play date. The October Paper Pumpkin kit is a perfect example of this happening. 

I had previously made up a few of the cards using components from the kit. 

The story of one of them, pictured below, can be found BY CLICKING HERE.

The post about this one can be found HERE.

So, to continue the saga of the October Paper Pumpkin kit, below is a photo of my latest card. 

For this card, I went a little crazy with the stamps that came with the kit. They are featured, of course, on the sentiment. I stamped the teeny tiny flowers and matching leaves all over the watercolor-look background that came in the kit. A portion of one of the stamped flowers formed a border arounnd the Lost Lagoon piece. I LOVE the stamps that came with this kit, knowing I will be using them often.

The watercolor background was actually a two-color piece, twice the size of that on my card. The other half was in Calypso Coral. Intending to utilize the entire piece initially, I stamped the double layer with the flowers and leaves. However, when it came to actually using it like that, I just could not make it work to my satisfaction.

I got out my trowel and planted some Paper Seedlings, and this is what grew. I simply cut the piece in half and set aside the Calypso Coral portion for a future card. Yay! Now I had much more to work with. So, that's when I went for the multiple layers. 

I loved the banners that came with the kit. But, for this card, I opted for a two-layered look by nesting two tags created from retired Framelits. This approach gave a bright and snappy look to my sentiment. It also gave me the opportunity to add in a little Calypso Coral to add one more pop of color.

I was happy enough with the way the card was coming together at this point, thinking that simply adding a little strip of Lost Lagoon ribbon would be the perfect finish.

When I laid that strip of ribbon in place, it somehow fell flat. No personality. 

To perk it up a bit, I did something I had never tried before. I TWISTED THE RIBBON. Just softly. I didn't want to flatten out the twists by making them too tight.

It's not perfect, but I really like the way it looks! And it was a good embellishment with some personality, as well as a pop of dimension.

As generous as these Paper Pumpkin kits are in the supplies included, I still have many pieces left from this kit alone to make up several more cards. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!

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  1. What an amazing collection of details - thank you for submitting it at My Pumpkin Challenge! We love our players - but remember to mention the blog in your post!

  2. Linda!!! I'm so happy you changed your mind and are going to continue to blog! I always love to see your cards and it would have been sad to see you go. I had meant to send out messages letting everyone know that I had shared their Valentine items in my post but I ran out of time. I'm glad you ended up seeing it! Whew!

  3. Those cards sure are neat. Everything you make is great and I love seeing all your ideas.


  4. Your work is gorgeous! It gets me in the mood to make some cards. Beautiful! Thank you !

  5. Love the punch of color and the twisted ribbon idea. Tx for linking at My Pumpkin Challenge! Blessings!!

  6. Love your creations. These kits sure do go a long way. Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge!

  7. I always love how creative cards like this are! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frivolity and I hope you join us again this week!

  8. I love the same concept, in so many different ways!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Linda, I love the green one. It just says Serenity to me. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Love, Mimi xxx