My Paper Pumpkin kit arrived yesterday! That is always such a great day! I always see sneak peeks of what others are doing with the kit all over the Internet, but, of course, mine hadn't yet arrived. So I try to shield my eyes, scrolliing past quickly. Because, to me, that's part of the wonder of the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits: the SURPRISE!
I quickly tore into my box to see what awaited me, only to be slightly disappoined. While the theme was very outdoorsy and masculine -- which normally is fine -- it didn't do too much for me. Especially the PINK TENT on one of the cards.
The cards themselves were glorious and majestic. What you think of when you contemplate all the beauty that America has to offer. You know, the sea to shining sea, fields of grain, etc.? But the wonderful scenery was on the front AND the back of the cards. What a waste!
So, the first thing I did was cut all those cards in half so I could make twice the number of cards. I only made one card today (see below), but what I will be doing for all 18 of these cards is to cut the scenery portion down to 4" x 5 1/4" and use coordinating cardstock as my card bases.
My brother-in-law, an avid fisherman, is having a birthday this week. So, the card I created today will be sent to him.
You can see in the photo below how I tackled that awful pink t ent. I covered it up with my sentiment!