June 5, 2016


As I'd previously noted in this post, I was not a big fan of the most recent Paper Pumpkin kit. I used the trellis-shaped diecut piece to create the koala with balloon birthday card. 

Not to omit the triangle-shaped piece, I proceeded to march to my own drummer once again. This time I created a card with a much more feminine feel.

I must note that, rather than keep the diecut piece together, I cut it apart so I had a design from the DSP showing in the space that otherwise would have been pure white, in addition to it appearing underneath the lattice design. 

For this card, I tipped the triangles upside down, and overlaid the triangles on top of a piece of DSP with a subtle tone-on-tone coloring. 

To introduce two of of the new In Colors, I incorporated Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach in my flowers. The two colors coordinated surprisingly well with an old favorite, Cajun Craze.

The word "friend" came from the Paper Pumpkin set and was stamped in Cajun Craze. To echo the centers of the larger flowers, I used a white gel pen on the leaves on either side of the word in a similar swirl-with-dot design.

I have been seeing lots and lots of alternative options for using the components of this Paper Pumpkin kit on Pinterest and on people's blogs. Kudos to those of you who have taken these cute components and run on your own path to come up with darling creations that are all your own! That's what creativity is all about. Eh?



  1. That is such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from #overthemoon

  2. You're posts have driven me back to my scrapbooking materials and card making!! Thanks for sharing on the DIY Party at Pleasures of the NW

  3. I need a white gel pen for my purple paper! I need to get on that!!
    Pretty card.

  4. very creative and so pretty love it the colors make it perfect for so many
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  5. This is too stinkin cute! :)

    I would love for you to add this to my Recipes and Crafts Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. This looks so cute and interesting! I love the color combo

  7. I love this one Linda. The colours remind me of a sunset. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  8. I agree with you that it is so much fun to see how people combine the elements to make something different - otherwise just buy a store bought card, right? This one is lovely and your friend will be pleased to receive it, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  9. I love this card idea and the colors are so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at #HomeMatters Party