What a fabulous kit! The December 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit is a beautiful 2016 desktop calendar. Were you a subscriber last month? Did you get one?
For every month's kit I take the contents and share with you "outside the box" creations – alternate project ideas! This month I came up with several scrapbook pages (traditional and Project Life), a few cards, a decorated jar and a photo display.
Here is my video tutorial for this month.
Here are close-up photos of the projects I created from this kit that are shown in this video.
I didn't do much altering. These calendar pieces are so beautiful already. Trimmed a bit and mounted onto a folded piece of cardstock…great card. Just circle a specific date (birthday, anniversary, wedding, holiday…), and you have the perfect personalized card.
Because the base card stock in the kit is 4" x 6" AND is super sturdy, you can create several folded 3" x 3" note cards.
PROJECT LIFE ALBUM IDEA – 12X12
Scrapbook a year's worth of photos. The calendar cards AS IS are perfect and fit into the Project Life 4" x 6" pockets perfectly!
PROJECT LIFE ALBUM IDEA – 6X8
Or… make a mini album and cut the base cardstock down to 3" x 4" for the smaller Project Life page pockets.
Here is a quick visual for how to do the twine/thread loops in a more controlled way. Plus you won't use up as much of it.
Just put a photo where the black cardstock is, and you have the perfect decorative display for your monthly photos. Change out for different months, or just display a favorite happening from a specific time of the year.
Be sure to keep adhesive away from where the photo will be. Place your Dimensionals under the floral frame piece just where the ribbon it, so you can add your photo easily.
12 X 12 TRADITIONAL SCRAPBOOK PAGE
You could do a year's worth of scrapbooking in a traditional page format.
DECORATED JAM/JELLY JAR
If you like to can or make homemade jams and jellies, this kit is perfect for decorating the jars.
12 X 12 TRADITIONAL SCRAPBOOK PAGE LAYOUT
The scrap pieces make fabulous photo frames for small school pictures. This page layout is perfect for displaying kindergarten through 12th grade school photos!
Keep the top and bottom parts of the white frames adhesive-free so you can just slip in your photos.
I printed my title onto cardstock from my computer. Then I just trimmed around it to make it into a banner shape.
This was the first thing I make with this kit. The stamps were already so nice and neat on the plastic sheet (and in the perfect order), so I mounted them all at once onto clear block E and stamped them all at once.
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Thanks for visiting today. Hopefully I've given you a fun idea to try or a tip to use for your future paper crafting projects.
Product List – things you might need/want in addition to the December 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit to make any or all of the above projects.