With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought playing with my November Paper Pumpkin kit would be a perfect way to spend the afternoon while my pies were baking. This month’s selection features everything you need to make ten holiday cards with lined envelopes, five of two different designs. These are perfect for creating quick cards your family and friends will love!
I always like to create at least one of the projects in the kit as instructed. The instructions are easy to follow and if you would like to watch a video on how to assemble your project you can go to PumpkinHowTo.com. The kit has everything you need (pre-cut and pre-scored) including the Mistletoe & Holly photopolymer stamp set, a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot, 10 printed card bases (5 ea of 2 designs), 10 printed envelopes, 3 sheets of die-cuts, 5 die cut banners, 5 printed polka dot squares, 5 white squares, 5 die cut red rectangles, 100 pearls (50 red & 50 white), 8 yards linen thread, 2 sheets of dimensionals (2 sizes) and 200 adhesive dots. Here are the two projects included with the Mistletoe & Holly kit.
While I love the projects each month I like to be a little creative and come up with variations of each card by tweaking the design or by adding different accessories and coordinating DSP or cardstock. You would be surprised once you get started the ideas will just come flowing out.
For the card on the left I cut one of the red panels in half and adhered it to the card in a diamond shape. Then I added the white and green dotted square on top. This time I used the NOEL stamp.
The card on the right adds a few strips of washi tape and I trimmed the edges off the white and red panels which I adhered to the card in an angeled design.
The card on the left was stamped using the greeting MERRY & BRIGHT directly on the card. Then I used Lots of Labels framelits to cut two panels one in Cherry Cobbler and one in Whisper White. I added a bow using thick bakers twine in Cherry Cobbler.
For the last card I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut two ovals, one using the Merry Moments DSP Stack in the Cherry Cobbler with Crumb Cake Dots and the other in Whisper White. I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and the holly stamp using Old Olive. I then colored in the holly leaves with an Old Olive ink pad and AquaPainters. For a little accent I coiled a piece of gold cording trim and put it behind the Whisper White panel and I added three red pearls from the kit for the holly berries.
If you are interested in this kit they just became available to order, but you need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (supplies are limited). For more information on My Paper Pumpkin or to subscribe please click here. Subscriptions are available on a month to month plan or you can prepay in one, three, six or twelve months. The prepaid plan makes a perfect holiday gift for any crafter on your list!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving filled with the love of family and friends!
til next time,
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