October 20, 2018


Boy, am I having fun with the Paper Pumpkin kit I just received a few days ago! 

The kit provides enough materials to create eight darling cards -- and much, much MORE!

First of all, the next two photos picture my take on the two styles of cards created from the kit. I say my take because I didn't use any of the ribbon or baker's twine. I never even touched those two items, but just tucked them away for future projects.

This first card is extra adorable in that it is a trifold card. 
The top layer is the delicately die cut feather-y front in white. 
When you flip open that layer, 
underneath you will find a really cool purple-y watercolor look layer. 
Finally, lift the last layer to discover the inside of the card.

This next card features a beautifully eyelet-edge die cut 
through the Crumb Cake colored cardstock, 
which shows the white inside under the lacy holes.

When I said that I had materials left over for lots MORE, I really meant it. No more card bases or envelopes, but I had so many extra diecut pieces, which included more labels, feathers in additional colors, as well as many foliage accents in coordinating colors.

Lately I have been randomly sliding out a Paper Pumpkin box containing unfinished projects and finishing them up in some way. The box I slid out this time included five striped card bases. I cut these bases down to a square 4 1/4". I then took some of my leftovers from the October kit to churn out five additional cards. And I STILL have a lot of these pieces left! Woo hoo!

Who doesn't need a plethora of birthday and thank you cards? With that in mind, I created three birthday and two thank you cards using pieces of assorted colors. I even had six of the adhesive-backed sequins left from the kit, so five of them were put to use on these cards:

Every single items I used on these five cards -- with the exception of the card bases themselves -- were leftovers from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. And I still have lots more stashed away for future projects!

I should mention that the sentiments that I used on my five extra cards came from the Beautiful Bouquet set, found on page 111 of the Annual Catalog. 

Waste Not
Want Not


  1. very nice, someone special would truly appreciate these cards. Very creative idea thanks for sharing
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  2. Those are all so cute! I love the top layer of the white card; so pretty. Pinned.

  3. These cards all look gorgeous, Linda. They are so perfect for fall! I love the eyelet edge on the thank you card. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

    1. Thank you, April! They were so much fun to put together. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday also!