Sunday, November 27, 2016

WONDERFUL WINTERLAND

When my Paper Pumpkin kit, Wonderful Winterland, arrived the other day, I was immediately enamored, and wanted to get to work on it right away. 

I hastened down to my Creation Station and ripped into the package. The stamps that came with the kit were so cool, and I realized that I could use them for so much more than just what they were intended. Then I looked at the instruction sheet that always accompanies each kit. The cards were TINY, measuring only 3" x 4 1/4". No! The possibilities were much too precious to only make note-sized cards. 

So I went to work, fixing that situation more to my liking. And this is what I came up with:


Besides making the card larger, another of the changes I wrought was that I stamped my snowflake modules in the sky with VersaMark ink and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, instead of with ink as the directions instructed.


I also eliminated the baker's twine that was wrapped around the top of the card. I added a layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock as a mat underneath the scene. That was placed on top of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White that I'd embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder in keeping with the Wonderful Winterland theme. Finally, I added it to a Soft Sky card base to make it a full-sized 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. And I was happy.


I simply love all the layers this card boasts!


Following is the photo from the front of the instruction sheet, showing how the card would look if the instructions were followed. Cute, but not quite substantial enough.


Once more a close-up of my version:


Have you given your Paper Pumpkin kit a hug today? 

Winterland
Smiles.


11 comments:

  1. So pretty - I love the 3D - Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

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  2. That is so darling. I love all the dimension!

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  3. This is such a charming card! I love the 3-D effect

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  4. Your cards are always so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party,
    Bev

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  5. Beautiful! Christmas cards are so fun to receive and a handmade one is even more amazing! :) Thanks for sharing at #FridayFrivolity! -Erin at www.stayathomeyogi.com

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  6. As a former cut paper artist, I LOVE THIS! Beautiful. #FridayFrivolity xoxo

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  7. Such a soft color palette and I love the 3D effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story Link Party and have a great weekend.

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  8. Oh my gosh that is such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the To grandma's house we go link party! Hope to see you tomorrow morning when the next party starts!

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  9. Darling. Pinned and featured at the new party tonight. Best wishes for Christmas, Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  10. As soon as I saw your card, just had to visit hoping you told us how to make it. Like you, if I can think of another way to make things just can't leave it as was first suggested. Your way is so much better, 3d effect is awesome, love, loving it.
    Don't you love being creative? To me is like being handed a gift.
    Friends and family you send cards to must be anxious to see what's in envelope when they see it's from you. Your card is truly wonderful and a gift in itself.


    Have wonderful creative week.

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