Friday, April 24, 2020

April's Paper Pumpkin Kit - My Wonderful Family

The April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit is here!
And it is wonderful. The theme for this month is My Wonderful Family.



The photo above is an alternative use of this month's kit. I was watching a video of one of Marisa Alvarez's fun fold card ideas and thought that it might work with the My Wonderful Family Kit.
Well I was so right. When you open the card this is what you get. Cute!


 But let me show you what all came with this kit.


This kit will create 8 cards 4 each of 2 designs. 


Here you can see the original card designs for this kit. I did make up one of each design following the instructions, well almost.
The card base is 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 4" & 9 1/2". This almost gives the appearance of a Matchbook, but there is no overlap to tuck in. I stamped the Tree Leaves twice with the Pear Pizzaz Ink Spot, rotating the stamp to get the second half as shown in the video. I stamped that wonderful sentiment on the banner provided. Adhered the banner to the Crushed Curry Dotted Strip. Adhered the Tree Top the Tree Leaves leaving the bottom of the Tree Trunk free. I adhered the assembled banner to the Card Front, in the case the upper portion, applying adhesive just on the ends leaving the middle free. This allowed me to slip the Tree Trunk between the Banner and Card Front bottom, effectively holding the card closed. I added the little birds and the Crushed Curry Pearls to the Tree. I cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper white Cardstock for the inside layer and stamped another Sentiment and a Leaf Sprig from the kit using the Pear Pizzaz Ink. The second card is another Fun Fold, a Z fold. I added a Mint Macaron Mat Layer behind the Sentiment Layer on this card. I adhered this to the Card Front being careful to keep the adhesive under the Sentiment Layers.

Tip: I use a small piece of parchment paper or use the Silicone Mat to add Snail to the back side of the Leafy Branch. Nothing sticks to Parchment Paper. Adhere the Branch to the Card Front. Stamp the Sentiment on one of the Whisper White Labels with Pear Pizzaz Ink. Adhere a folded 5" length of  Ribbon behind the Sentiment Label. Pop this up on the Card Front with Dimensionals. Add a Butterfly and Pearls.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

3rd Thursdays Blog Hop: Ornate Colors Mix & Match Theme



Welcome to the Third Thursdays Blog Hop!

The theme for this month is "Ornate Colors" - we can mix or match any of the following:

1. Projects/Cards for Encouragement.

2. Projects featuring the retiring InColors.

3. Ornate Garden Suite.

I have chosen to share another Ornate Garden Card. I had a lot of fun coloring the large floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set with my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. The Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock. The Card Front is regular Whisper White Cardstock. The embossed die cut is Terracotta Tile Cardstock. I gently scraped my White Craft Ink Pad over the raised area on the this piece to highlight the little flowers. 



Then I die cut a piece of So Saffron Cardstock for the next layer. Both of these dies come from the Ornate Layers Dies. I adhered both die cuts and the colored floral image to the Card Front with Liquid Glue. Next I heat embossed the "Thanks" form the Ornate Thanks stamp set withWhite Stampin' Emboss Powder on a strip of Old Olive Cardstock. I cut both ends with my Tailored Tag Punch to create the banner and popped it up on the Card Front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Lastly added a bow and some gems to embellish the card, both of which are part of the Ornate Garden Suite. The Sentiment on the Inside Layer is also from the Ornate Thanks stamp set and is stamped with Old Olive Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.

I hope you like my Ornate Garden Color inspiration. Next up on the blog hop today is Anne Marie. Just click on the Next button below.

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