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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Halloween Card

I found today's card while surfing the net.  The original was made by Dawn Griffith.  You can see the original card here.  I did change it a little bit.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  On top of that is a piece of Basic Black card stock that measured 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".  

I cut up two of the treat boxes that came in the set. I used my paper cutter and I cut them along the fold lines but just inside so I wouldn't get the crease on my edges.  I cut off the flaps and I did toss them because I still have plenty of other pieces to work with on future cards.  After cutting the boxes, I cut the strips into 2" x 3-1/4" pieces.  After cutting the first one off the strip, I turned the strip and cut the second one. I didn't want the piece to have two seams/folds on it.  I was making two cards here. If you are just making one, then only cut one from the strip.  I cut the pieces from both the striped piece and the polka dot piece.  The layer behind them is a piece of Pumpkin Pie cut 2-1/4" x 3-1/2".  You will need two of these.

I cut a 3/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic Black card stock for the strip.

I die cut a 1-7/8" circle using Pumpkin Pie card stock. I also die cut a scalloped circle a bit larger using some silver foil card stock.  And that was it for the cutting.

To assemble, I taped the Basic Black piece to the folded half-sheet of Pumpkin Pie card stock.  This card opens on the right and is folded on the left.  Next I taped the layer behind the striped and polka dot pieces. I taped the striped layers on the card first. I didn't cut mine the same size as the original card so I ended up moving the piece all the way to the right side so some black could show on the left side.  You can always trim that piece to 3/8" shorter on both the striped piece and the Pumpkin Pie layer.  Or you can do what I did and left it (only because I had already taped the layers together).  Then I taped the polka dot layers on top of the striped layers.  

I taped the black strip in place.

Then I taped the Pumpkin Pie circle to the silver foil circle. I added a glue dot to the center of the spider web that comes in the kit and I set it in place on the Pumpkin Pie piece.  I added a glue dot to the center of the vellum circle that comes with the kit, and I set it in place on top of the spiderweb.  I added some small glue dots to the skeleton and set him in place on top of the vellum.  The circle was then set in place on the card using Dimensionals.

The words are from the kit and I stamped them with the Gorgeous Grape ink that came with the kit.  The piece the words were stamped on also came with the kit.  This kit has LOTS of pieces in it.  I set the words in place using small Dimensionals.  Oh and the kit does come with small black Dimensionals.  Yay!  Dimensionals in colors!  Well, black and white but it's a start!

And lastly I used some resin dots that I had. I colored them using a black Sharpie marker. I set them in place on the strip and the card was done. 

This was a very fun card to make and I was able to use some of the boxes in the kit.  I didn't have a need for those boxes so it was GREAT to find a card that used them.  

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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