November 13, 2016


I didn't use all the components that came with the test tube Paper Pumpkin kit. The little sunflower tags were just begging me to use them on cards, so I obeyed, and set to it.

From the kit, I used the sunflower tags and the striped banners, adding all the rest from my supplies.

My mom's birthday is this week, so I thought she would enjoy having a handful of cards on hand. So I made eight cards, four of which are just HELLO cards and four THANK YOU cards. I had thought the Elegant Dots would be adorable as the background. However, when I embossed my first one and laid my focal point on top of it, I wasn't totally thrilled with the look.

So, what I ended up doing was making two of the thank you notes on that background, as well as two of the hello notes. Then, I finished up by doing the same with a different embossed background, the Boho Chic. 

I am mailing the packet of eight cards and their envelopes, so didn't want to add just too much weight. So, I created a simple belly band to keep them neat and all together.

I just love it that Stampin' Up! always provides more components than we actually need to put together the Paper Pumpkin kits. It gives a great opportunity to be even more creative and get more from our supplies!



  1. Thank you so much for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  2. Such a sunny design - I love it! So glad you joined us again at #FridayFrivolity! Just so you know, we'll still be partying this week, on Thanksgiving!

  3. This is so bright and pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party! Hope to see you tomorrow when the next party starts!

  4. These sunflower cards are lovely! What a bright and cheerful greeting.