August’s Paper Pumpkin

Hello and welcome.  Today I finally had time to open up my Septembers Paper Pumpkin.  It has been sitting on my counter for a few days and I could not wait to open it up and take a peek.

I have two thank you cards that I need to send out tomorrow so when I saw these cards I knew this kit would meet my immediate need.

I was tempted to just let you look at the photo’s and judge for yourself.  However, I think you may want a bit of info on how I made them so here goes.

If you are a subscriber you will notice that my cards look nothing like the cards that were intended to be made.   I’ve never used the instruction booklet.  Not because the ideas in the booklet are not good, they definitely are.  I just like giving you MORE ideas so I create on the fly.  These cards are all original ideas from yours truly.

Here is card number one.  Before I talk too much about this card, may I tell you that making all of these cards took me just over a 1/2 hour.  Yes, that is right I timed myself because I knew it would go quickly.  Making cards using kit contents usually does.

#1. The only items on this card that are not in the kit are the card base ( fresh fig in color) and the texture on the whisper white layer piece.  That linen look was created using the Subtle folder and the Big Shot.

Here is what I did.  I took one of the cards from the kit and cut it in half.  I used the floral design to embellish the envelope flap and the back side of the card (the plain white piece) to create the layering piece.  I used the stamps that come in the kit and stamped the tags, punched out the sprigs, stamped and cut out two flowers and put everything together.

I love the silver lining on the tags and envelopes, that little extra touch makes all the cards look so elegant.

 

After making the first card, I couldn’t stop.  All these ideas kept popping into my head.  On the next card, I used the subtle folder again.  Why not? It was already out so I just kept using it.  I love how the subtle folder makes the cardstock look like linen.  Again I cut a printed card from the kit in half.  The folder was used on the floral piece this time.  I had cut out an oval for another card so I stamped that, ran it through the folder and attached it within the Delightfully Delicate Laser Designer Series Paper. Lastly, I layered that piece on top of the floral layer and put it all on another Fresh Fig card base.

For this card’s envelope, I just ran it through the folder also.  Yep, the whole envelope fits into the folder.  It immediately transformed the envelope ( you will see the detail better in the close-up pictures below).  Another extra touch was adding Wink Of Stella to the leaves and flowers on the oval area.

It seems that I’m always needing sympathy cards, so this one is perfect.

 

Card number three is again a card base from the kit that I cut in half.  I cut the floral half layer size ( 4-1/2 x 5-1/4) and then cut an oval out from the middle. (that oval is the one I used on card number 2).  I  cut down the back half of the original card the same size, stamped it with the sentiment and then ran it through the subtle folder.  I stamped the tag, punched out and adhered sprigs to the back of the tag and then just added a few gems here and there.   For this cards envelope, I took the leftover floral piece from the first envelope that I embellished and simply glued it down to the front.  How do you like that? No waste.

 

Here are some close-ups

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed, my alternative Paper Pumpkin Projects, they were fun to make and so so easy.   If you want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin just click on the Paper Pumpkin graphic below.  These kits make great gifts.  They are fun to make with the family.  Grandma and grandchildren love creating these together.  Next month’s box will be geared towards Halloween, I can’t wait for that one.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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Timeless Tidings Project Kit

Hello Friends,  Well what do you think about these four cards?  I think they are absolutely gorgeous.  This is a Stampin’ Up! Card kit.  That is right, this kit is all-inclusive and you can find it in the NEW Holiday Catalog on page 33.  All you need to complete this kit at my class is your adhesive and stampin dimensionals.  The kit is so simple to make, it comes with an instruction sheet too.  So even if you can’t come to class you can still get the kit and make the cards at home when you have time.

I have scheduled a class which focuses on this kit.  Invite your friends to come with you, it will be a fun time.

Date of the class is Friday, Sept 14th

Time is anytime that works for you after 2 p.m

Cost $20.00 plus shipping and tax

Bring your adhesive and Stampin dimensionals

Do you need more than 20 Christmas cards?  They just order 2 or 3 kits, whatever you need. ( you can’t beat this for $1.00 a card).  When you leave this class you will have at minimum 20 Christmas cards to put in the mail on Dec 1.  Won’t that feel good?

I have the stamps and ink that you will need for the greetings on these cards, however, you may want to purchase the coordinating stamp set, its lovely.  The stamps and kit information is listed in the product list below.

I will be ordering these kits right away on Sept 5th when the Holiday catalog goes live.  This kit is so gorgeous I’m worried that it may go on back order so I want to get them RIGHT AWAY.

Just contact me to let me know that what you want.  You can contact me by commenting on this post or email me, message me or call me at 209-609-1914.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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Take Your Pick and Paper Pumpkin ~ Sept 2018

The holidays are my favorite time to receive Paper Pumpkin.  If you don’t already subscribe now is the time to.  What is inside the cute Paper Pumpkin Box?  I don’t know, but what I do know it is always super cute.

  • New subscribers must subscribe by September 10 to receive the Halloween kit.
  • Canceled subscribers must enter active status by September 10 to receive the Halloween kit.
  • Current subscribers must remain active through September 10 to receive the Halloween kit.
  • Product availability may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

 

Go to PAPERPUMPKIN.COM ( you can find Paperpumpkin here on my sidebar) and please don’t forget to select me as your demonstrator…. Thank you!!

 

 

Now kick back and watch this video about this amazing new tool called TAKE YOUR PICK.  Let me know if you want one, I can order them on Sept. 5th.

 

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee