Using Left Overs to Create Beautiful Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well it’s finally Friday and I am excited about that! I’m also excited to share a solution to using up the left overs in your Paper Pumpkin kits to create beautiful cards … let nothing go to waste 🙂

If you recall Wednesday’s post, I shared the video on the A Lovely Day kit that illustrated how each of the three cards were made. I’m using the “pop out” piece that came out of the Birthday Cake card.

A simple solution to left over pieces is to take a piece of your favorite designer paper … I used the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I love the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper because of the hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors. 

When you layer the designer paper onto coordinating colors of cardstock … the imagery on the designer paper really comes alive. I used Grapefruit Grove to which pulls out the same color in the reflection.

I stamped the greeting onto the “pop out” piece from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  This stamp set has the words you need to express your thoughts… so versatile.  I did add a piece of vellum cardstock behind the greeting to really make it pop.

So, a simple solution to use up those extra pieces in your Paper Pumpkin kits. There is always plenty of left overs that you can keep your creative juices flowing.  A real bang for your buck.

Thank you for stopping in and my hope is you’ve been inspired to use up all those left over pieces in your Paper Pumpkin kits to create beautiful cards!

Have a great day!  Linda


February 2020’s Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the February 2020’s Paper Pumpkin kit, today I’d like to share an alternative project with you.

I changed up the card you see on the right of the picture which includes some color already on our white piece.  As in the instructions … I stamped the floral image on top with the Rocco Rose ink that was included in my kit.  I then used a sponge dauber to add more color to my flower …

I love the spritz of color that is on the pre-made piece but I just wanted to flower to pop off the page, and that is why I added the extra ink.  Instead of placing the die cut banner across my flower, I actually cut my banner into two pieces and stamped “birthday onto the one piece and attached it with the dimensionals (also included in the kit).

The banner and the beautiful “wishes” are done in Rose Gold and are so stunning …

the picture does not do the Rose Gold justice.  I added the sequins onto the front to tie in the pink throughout the card.  A simple change but very dramatic. I like the beautiful rose exposed … What do you think?

Do you like the Original Design … Or do you like the Rose exposed?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin… order a subscription before March 10th so you get the next kit!

Did I mention …. that our March kit boosts a second “FREE” stamp set!! Not only will you get all the goodies & stamp set to create the projects enclosed, but you will receive an additional stamp set!!

I also want to let you know…  that with the purchase of a Paper Pumpkin Pre-paid subscription … you will earn FREE Sale-a-bration item/s depending on which subscription you purchase. It’s the perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and reap some extra benefits.  Speaking of benefits …. anything over $150 qualifies you for Hostess benefits!

So let’s just say …. If you purchase the One Year Subscription, You would receive the kit plus a Free Stamp Set, FOUR (4) – Level One Sale-a-bration Items (or a combination of Level 1 and Level 2) AND $22 worth of merchandise of your choice!!  That is over $95.00 in Freebies for a year of stamping fun! Can’t beat that!

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or how subscriptions work. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for stopping back to check out my alternative card.  I wish you a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:   If you would love to purchase any of the items shown today, and don’t have a demonstrator and I’d be honored to be your demonstrator and have you as one of my customers … I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).