We went to Christina Lake again for the weekend and I worked on my July Paper Pumpkin kit on the deck in the shade.That is what I love about Paper Pumpkin. If I want to craft while we are camping, I only need to bring my acrylic block and my Paper Pumpkin kit and I am ready to create.
Here is a picture of me working on my kit. I don't look particularly happy in this picture but I honestly am. This is my happy place and I am crafting, what more could one want?
I did order the add on kit that was available for this Paper Pumpkin. It consisted of card bases and envelopes to make 24 cards. I didn't want to make the cards as they were intended so I made some alternatives instead. That is the beauty of Paper Pumpkin - you can make it as the instructions state or you can do your own thing. It depends on the kit as to what I do but this time I went with my own ideas.
I used two of the card pieces as they were supposed to be used except that I used them as a layer on a full card and they were intended to be a post card. I stamped the fire burst randomly on the post card using Blackberry Bliss ink. I used a Thick Whisper White card base with a layer of Blackberry Bliss on one and Night of Navy on the other. Then I layered the post card on top of that using dimensionals. I used the Night of Navy baker's twine from the kit to make the string for the lanterns. I popped the lanterns on with dimensionals. These lanterns were also in the kit. I used the sentiment from the stamp set in the kit and stamped it onto a Whisper White layer that was in the kit. I then added a couple of glittery stars from the kit and put the sentiment onto the card front using dimensionals.
I used the remaining post card layers to create these thank you cards.
I cut down the layer and stamped the fire burst all over the card. I then cut it into three equal sized pieces. I matted them onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and popped them onto a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Many Mates stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock. I used a die from the Stitched so Sweetly set and popped this onto the card front using dimensionals. I then added three of the glittery stars from the kit onto each card. These cards will eventually be used as thank you cards to go in with orders. I put a card into each order so that people will know how much I appreciate them shopping with me.
I used the cards from the add on kit to make these birthday cards.
I cut down the front and stamped the fire burst using Blackberry Bliss ink again. I also stamped a couple of fireflies using Blackberry Bliss ink. (I think some people also call them lightning bugs but I have always known them as fireflies.) I then used a sponge to spread Tombo multipurpose adhesive all over the back of the vellum jar from the kit and attached it to the card front. I added this to a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment onto some Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink and cut it out using a die from the Stitched so Sweetly die set. I popped this up using dimensionals. I also added three of the coloured fireflies from the kit using dimensionals.
These other birthday cards were made using cards from the add on kit as well.
I cut down the front and layered it onto the Whisper White back of the card. I layered these onto a Blackberry Bliss card base. Before adding the card front, I stamped the fire burst using Blackberry Bliss ink. I added the ferris wheel and rollercoaster that was in the kit using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tulips stamp set onto a small piece of Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink. I popped this up on the card front using dimensionals. I then added three of the glittery stars and that was it for this card.
There was also some paper bags in the kit with the fire burst cut out of it. They are intended to be stamped on and then have a candle placed in them so they can be used as a paper bag lantern. I haven't done anything with these yet as I'm not sure what I want to do with them. I will finish them off in the next few days once I decide what I am going to do.
What I used for today's cards:
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like these Paper Pumpkin alternatives. If you are missing your card classes due to Covid 19, maybe you would like to consider a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Once a month you will get everything you need to make some fun cards or other crafty products.
Stay healthy and keep creating!