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Sunday, March 26, 2017

February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternative Card

Today I thought I would play with February's Paper Pumpkin  Kit since I found an fun and cute alternative card made using it.  I found it on Pinterest.  You can see the original card here. I didn't care for the invitation layout in the kit, I don't do party invites, so I was on the lookout for some other cards to make with the kit.  I did make a couple a while back. You can see one of them by clicking here.  And the other by clicking here.  I like the second one more than the first.  And of the three this would be my second favorite!

This was fun, quick and easy to make.  The flame was already die cut, I just had to punch it out.  

So to start the card out I took a half sheet of Night of Navy.  I cut it on the short side at 4-1/4" and then folded it in half.  I usually score mine.  Paper has a grain and if you fold against the grain, the edge is not always sharp.  So I just score it and I'm sure of a nice fold.

Next I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 4-1/4" x 2-1/4" and I stamped the words and the hash mark image onto it.  The words were stamped using Night of Navy ink and the hash mark image was stamped using Flirty Flamingo.  I set it in place on the card base.  The bottom of the word piece is 3/4" from the bottom of the card, if that helps you with placement.  Or you can just eye it.

Then I cut the invitation holder.  I cut it 3-1/4" x 1-1/2".  I glued the flame to the top and I also used a little Scotch tape on it to hold it while I worked in it.  I didn't want to use a glue dot to attach it, I don't think they hold all that well with glitter papers.  I just left the tape on the back, no one was going to see it.  

Next, I tied a piece of Baker's Twine around it.  I didn't have the thick twine that was used in the original card, but like I said before, I'm trying to make do with what I have.  It still looks cute!

I added Dimensionals to the back and set it in place on top of the word panel.  The bottom of the candle is about 1/4" from the bottom of the card.  You can center it with your eye on the word panel as well. And that's it!  Super simple and a great use of the Paper Pumpkin pieces left in the box!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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