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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Snow Front, November 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card, Christmas Winter Card

My November 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit came in the mail yesterday and I sat down with it today just to remove the die cut images from the papers they are still attached to. And the next think I know an idea came to mind and this is what ended up on paper (card stock!).

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party card stock that I stamped using the cute snowflake cluster from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped those snowflakes using Pool Party ink. 

I took the Pool Party tag from the kit and I cut 3/4" off the bottom.  Then I cut a 3-5/8" x 2-5/8" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Now what I did, which was WRONG, I taped the pieces together and set them in place on the card front using Dimensionals.  It makes it SO difficult to stamp on it. So I carefully removed the Dimensionals and then I stamped the house and a "hill" looking piece from the "Snow Front" set.  I set the "Snow Front" set on top of the Dimensionals that I so carefully removed.  UGH.  I removed them from the stamp case and put them back on the panel and I set the panel in place on the card front.  I ended up putting the card in my Staparatus because I still needed to stamp the words.  UGH again!  The words are from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit has lots of fun words and LOTS and LOTS of die cut pieces to it!  Anyway, I did have to ink up the words twice to get them to stamp clear.  I didn't like the "s" so I had to draw the line on the side of it, it's supposed to be open in the middle.  I stamped the words using the Shaded Spruce ink that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit.

The tree is from the kit and I had taken one and shortened it but I didn't like that look, so I set a whole tree on the panel and I liked it.  I made sure to move it over so it wasn't sticking out over the fold of the card.  The photo makes it look like it is, but it's really right on the edge.  I set the tree in place using Dimensionals (they came in the kit too). You need to be careful to only put them where the tree will be covering the panel.  

I added one of the smaller snowflake dies from the kit. I set it in place using a small Dimensionals.  I added a sticky silver sequin to the center of the flower and three more to the panel.  Those also came in the kit. And the card was done.

This kit also has antlered deers in silver, Shaded Spruce ribbon, silver cord, die cut cardinals, a sled, lots of tags, pearl sequins, lots of ribbon tags for stamping words on, some holly leaves and some pine sprigs.    

This is basically a tag kit but I don't need any tags so I'm going to see what different kinds of cards I can make with it.

Today's card was fun (except for the Dimensional faux pas thing).  I like the looks of this card and I may make a few more to mail out this year. I have decided I'm not going to make a bunch of cards that are exactly the same. I'm going to find a card I liked to make and make several and soon I will have enough for our Christmas mailing!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,

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