January 20, 2018


The December 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit boasted the most wonderful components. I talked about the kit in THIS POST initially. Specifically this card:

There were several really wonderful diecut "frames" in the kit, including an extra four because they had been cut incorrectly (compared to the directions), so Stampin' Up! kindly enclosed an extra packet of them cut correctly. But that gave me an extra four frames to work with. When I'm not following the instructions in the kit, it doesn't matter which way the fronds face. So, yay me! More fun!

This time, I grabbed one of the Lemon Lime Twist frames to use in a card front. Once again, I sought just the right Designer Series Paper pattern to place behind the fronds. I had lots of good possibilities in my stash, but as soon as I held this particular one to compare, it screamed, "Love me! Pick me!" So I did. It was ideal.

I popped the frond portion away from the DSP with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some needed depth. I love how the leaves cast shadows against the background.

Not wanting to clutter up the composition too much, I kept it fairly simple so the fronds could speak for themselves and be the stars of the creation. 

Adding just a touch of Crushed Curry cardstock around the green frame, and then repeating it with the smidgen of Crushed Curry ribbon, was just the right contrast for the green/turquoise combination. 

I used one of the stamps, the "Hello", that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit, in Night of Navy ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

Three of the Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Lemon Lime Twist (page 29 in the Occasions Catalog) added just a bit of glitz and shine to the card. As well as another subtle shape.

The finished card measures 4 3/4" x 4 3/4".

The best part is that I have lots and lots of goodies left over from the December Paper Pumpkin kit to keep creating with! How many more variations can I concoct?



  1. I'm a sucker for anything blue and green so I really love this card. Pinned.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! There's nothing quite like a homemade card!

  3. I love fern fronds, so this card appealed to me! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. love this design! Thanks for joining the To Grandma's House We Go link party! Hope to see you next week.

  5. both of these are beautiful. I love the blue green color combination

  6. Such a pretty card Linda! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon.