The Paper Pumpkin Kit absolutely stole the show for me this Christmas. This box of gorgeousness is just $37 and included the most amazing stamp set, materials to make 8 cards (including envelopes) and an ink spot to keep in your collection.
That teeny tiny photo of the stamp set at the bottom there doesn’t do justice to just how pretty it stamps! I haven’t actually made any of the cards from the kit, but I did cut up the card bases and made lots of this variation…
This style of card is from the Double Wonder layout I shared earlier in the year. See the post here. It’s a great way to add a bit of fancy to a card without doing too much to it. The Cherry Cobbler DSP is from another out of catalogue limited edition product – Classic Christmas DSP as part of the Curvy Celebrations release.
The centrepiece for this card uses the beautiful stamps from the set. I’ve also used them in the middle of the card. The fonts and the styling are so pretty! This could go in the middle of all your Christmas cards!
The Classic Christmas DSP also has Shaded Spruce version of each pattern, so I made a green version too!
The strips of DSP and Paper Pumpkin card base are 1″ wide with the card base scored at 1-1/8″ and folded over. One card base will get you 4 alternates in this design – simply add Crumb Cake card bases, Whisper White, coordinating cardstock and DSP and you can turn one Paper Pumpkin card into 4!
If you order this kit today, you won’t receive it in time to make this year’s Christmas cards, but it will give you plenty of time to make for Christmas 2021 and be ahead of the silly season!!!
We’d love to see you join in challenge #36 which is this stunning colour palette of Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Basic Gray & Silver.
You can also add any Basic – Whisper White, Very Vanilla & Basic Black and any metallic.
Yellow, gray, black & white together is one of my all-time favourite colour combinations. The addition of a brown tone certainly made it interesting!!!
I played up the yellow & gray tones and added just a touch of Soft Suede.
Both of these cards using the same techniques & layout – I’ve just switched the colours, orientation & centrepiece to get two unique designs with minimal extra design effort.
This card features the butterfly from Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Tea Room & Nature’s Poem DSP and a wreath made from one of the little stamps in the Love What You Do stamp set.
I have left both cards without a sentiment for two reasons – one, it didn’t really fit the design and second is because I love sentiment-free cards!
I’ve used the Subtle Embossing Folder for both card bases – it just lifts a blank space without being overpowering. Everyone needs to order this embossing folder!!
I love having DSP stacks back in the catalogue. They are perfect for colour challenges because you always have the colour you need!!! And the patterns this year are awesome – plain stripes and dots plus creative stripes & dots.
The centrepiece of each card features a perfect wreath. I’d seen these shared on others projects, but had the chance to try out this technique recently when it was part of a class run by Mandy Depiazzi.
It uses a template and your stamparatus. I’m not sure who came up with this idea first, but this youtube tutorial by Barb Stamps is a great explanation on how to make your template & create your wreath.
This is a close-up of the Crushed Curry wreath. I’ve just stamped in all 8 positions using a 2-3/4″ square of Whisper White cardstock.
Thanks for joining me today. Can’t wait to see your creation on our Facebook page.
My card is inspired by an Australian Bush Christmas theme….
Apart from the sentiment, all the elements are from the non-Christmas product range. There’s no such thing as ‘just a birthday set’.
The wreath is from Hello Friend, the gumnuts are from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous and the Wood Textures DSP is part of the everyday DSP range.
The floral elements from the Christmas set – Merry Mistletoe – even work well for a quick spruce of the inside….
I’m sure there isn’t a child who attended Kindy in Australia that doesn’t remember spray painting gumnuts silver or gold to make Christmas decorations! I wonder if they still do that?
I’m not sure if the availability of Pinterest has made Kindy teaching easier or harder? I take my hat off to all teachers – it’s a rollercoaster of a job! An hour in a classroom and I’m exhausted!
Thanks for joining me today! Hopefully your Christmas card creating is going well. I have much more ambition than time, so there’s a chance I’ll be extending the Christmas spirit through til January. Or maybe Feb!!!