In one week I'll be enjoying a week-long vacation with my mother – a Royal Caribbean cruise compliments of Stampin' Up! AND thanks to my fabulous customers, hostesses and team of demonstrators. Thank you ALL for what you have done and what you do to support me in my Stampin' Up! business. I truly have a 'dream job!'

With the crunch of all that needs to get done when getting ready for the cruise, I decided I needed to take a couple tasks off my plate like making videos for my April Paper Pumpkin kit projects. So instead I just be sharing photos. Hope that's okay.

Today I thought I would share photos of the 12×12 pages I came up with for this kit.
I HAVE to make a set of 12×12 pages with EVERY kit!
It's just what I do! 😉
The only extra things I used besides the kit contents to make these pages were:

That's it! 🙂
And I still have lots of pieces left to make more.

“Framed Love” April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit 12x12 Pages (Wanna join my Paper Pumpkin Online Club?)… Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here are photos of steps I took to make these pages.

I first decided on which color would look best for the base of the pages. Then I laid out where the page elements would look best. (You can see from this photo below and the one above, I got pretty close to my original plan.)

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I then trimmed the Coastal Cabana blue paper from the kit to 12" long (the width of the page sheets), and from there trimmed off 2 pieces 3/8" wide and one that was about 1-1/2" wide.

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(The left over piece ended up being 3" wide if that helps.)

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I tore the wider strip a little less than half-way in (about 1/2" wide) then flipped the paper around and tore another strip about the same width from the piece that remained. You have to turn the paper around and tear in the same direction to get the white core of the paper to appear.

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“Framed Love” April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit 12x12 Pages (Wanna join my Paper Pumpkin Online Club?)… Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Then I positioned these 4 strips on the layout – the top of the thinner ones are 5 inches from the bottom of the pages and the top of the torn ones are at the 4 inch mark.

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Then I put down a full line of adhesive between the two strips so I could attach the ribbon.

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I looped the ribbon on the left page in one small area. Then I flattened the loops down (leaning toward the left) with glue dots.

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Keep in mind that the outside edge of the dimensional strip that comes in the kit is also sticky and can be used as adhesive.

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I cut outside edge into small sections and popped up my largest white square photo mat.

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I stamped the arrows with the Pear Pizzazz ink on the left edge of the left page (by the outer tag) and the right edge of the right page (by the outer tag).

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See the tage in the above photo?
To attach the twine, fold a 7" piece in half…

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…Put the two ends through the hole in the top of the tag…

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…Bring those ends back forward and down through the loop…

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…Pull the ends straight up again (the loop will come up too)…

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…Tighten/sinch by pulling on the ends until the loop gets really small. Then put adhesive on this side of the tag. And adhere.

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I trimmed my "for you" stamp in half so I could easily ink up and stamp just the "you" for the title of my layout.

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Here is the left page up close.

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Here is the right page up close.

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Here are some close-up photos from the pages. The outline heart is raised up on those skinny dimensionals that come in the kit.

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These white dots are the punch-outs from the tags.

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I also used the tiny dimensionals on the smallest hearts in the upper corner of the right-hand page.

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“Framed Love” April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit 12x12 Pages (Wanna join my Paper Pumpkin Online Club?)… Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel