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?