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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Christmas Card, October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

Here's a super simple and cute card using the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit. Most of the pieces are from the kit except for the card base and the ribbon cut piece. I found the card here in a video. You can see the card about 11 minutes into the video but there's no instructions.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Soft Sea Foam card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I had a piece of Designer Series Paper sitting around from another project. It came from the "Flowers for Every Season" Designer Series Paper (DSP) 6" x 6" stack.  It was cut 2" x 4-3/8" and punched using the Triple Banner Punch. 

On top of that is one of the textured rectangle pieces from the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  

The word strip is from a piece left over from the inside of one of the envelopes from the kit. It's cut 4-1/4" x 1-5/8" wide. 

The word "joy" is from the kit and stamped on a piece of one of the cards from the kit. It was punched out using the "Timeless Label" punch.  

The flower is from the kit and was set in place using Dimensionals.  I did add some Wink of Stella to the darker lines of the flower to give it some sparkle. And that was it. Super easy and quick.  Not one of my favorites but it's still pretty.

One of the fun things about the Paper Pumpkin kits is that you can change the original designs suggested and make whatever you want with the parts. There's lots of places on Pinterest to see many alternative cards. You get an ink cube each month too. I have almost all of the colors of cubes. Some I know I will never get. They tend to use the darker colors that show up. So like Daffodil Delight or So Saffron will probably not be in the kits. But that's okay, I ordered empty cubes and inked them up so I have a full collection of the small cubes.  It's nice to grab and go with them.  And another plus, you get to make a bunch of cards as opposed to the 8 the kit usually comes with.  The September 2020 kit was party favors. Nothing I would ever make but I played with that kit for many days because of all the parts in it. I had to stop playing with it because, well, Halloween came and went and the new kit had already come.  I had a lot of fun with these last two kits. I tend to make the kit as it shows but making alternative cards is a lot more fun. It depends on how much you want to play or be done! I highly recommend the Paper Pumpkin kits. 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,                                                                          Wanda

1 comment:

Wavah said...

I love all the layering you have done on this card.