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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Better Together, May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Birthday Card

Today I wanted to play with the flowered note cards in my May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I liked the images on the note cards but I just don't do note cards, so I converted almost all of mine into a regular size greeting card.  And this is what I came up with today.  You can do this with some of the current stamps and Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You can do this with your stash of retired DSP too and get rid of some of them a quick and easy way!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the cute flower from the Paper Pumpkin kit using Mossy Meadow ink that I stamped off once before stamping on the card base. 

Next I took the floral note card and cut it to 3-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I also cut the Mossy Meadow layer for behind the floral note piece.  That measured 3-5/8" x 2-5/8".  I taped those two layers together and taped them to the left side of the card.

I looked through my stamp sets to find a larger "happy birthday".  I needed something that would take up some serious real estate here but not to cover the whole card front.  I found these words in the "Better Together" set. I did look them up in the new catalog and they are not in there. So this is another set that I need to add to the retired pile. I still have not take the time to pull all the retired sets from my stash.  I will need to do this before my new stuff arrives.  But for now I'll just use what I have and look it up as I use it and deal with it that way.

I stamped the words using Mossy Meadow ink (I did not stamp off).  I had set the words in my Stamparatus and stamped them that way. I didn't like how the ink didn't cover everywhere so I inked up the image again and stamped it one more time.  I liked how nice and dark and crisp and clear it was so I removed it and die cut it with the "Stitched Oval" dies.  I also die cut a Mossy Meadow scalloped oval at the same time.  I taped the two ovals together.  I set the ovals in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

I punched out two of the flowers from the kit and I glued them to the oval.  I was going to use snail tape but I thought glue would be better.  

I think the card is kind of blah. Perhaps it could use some Wink of Stella or something in the center of each flower, though I think that might be too much.  Maybe just the flower centers of the ones that are on the oval.  I don't know. I just think it needs something.

It was a fun card to make and I am thinking of making another one using the new stuff once it arrives.  And then I'll probably take some of my old retired DSP (I have tons of it) and some that I had gotten at Michael's and JoAnn's (I might even still have some from Archiver's) and put together some cards for the craft fair. I try not to hoard.  But I do end up with lots of leftovers! Though with layouts like this I can use them up!  This layout will work for a get well, thinking of you, sympathy, Mother's Day, thank you cards as well as the birthday card.  I LOVE versatility!

Thank  you SO much for stopping by today,

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