I combined elements from both the October and November “made-to-coordinate” Paper Pumpkin kits and came up with these alternate ideas that I’m super excited to share with you today.
This first card is pretty straight forward. I cut each banner in two, embossed the word “joy” on the blank one, and added them to the card front popping the bottom of each image piece up on Dimensionals.
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This second card has a fun surprise inside…
…a pop-up snowflake!
For the pop-up section, I scored this large circle window piece so the circular area folded in half.
Then after folding, I scored again (on both sides) so that I had areas to put adhesive on to secure this piece to the inside of the card. (See the ruler in the images for where to score)
I inserted and adhered a window sheet, attached this pop-up piece in the crease area of the inside of the card, covered the ends with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock layers, and then added two punched-out snowflakes on the front and back of the window sheet.
I stamped the snowflakes and sentiments. And then the rest I just assembled as shown.
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″ folded in half for card base & two pieces that are 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
- Gold Foil paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
- Basic Black cardstock: 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
- Whisper White cardstock: two pieces that are 3″ x 4″
- Window Sheet: 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″
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This third one, my moon card is my favorite, because it’s just so different from the rest of them.
I sponged one of the circular frame pieces and the circle that punches out in Dapper Denim ink. I made the outside edges darker by sponging them with even more ink. This way the moon appears to be casting a glow in the night sky! 😉
I then attached the circle behind the frame piece to create a “crescent moon” window making sure the stitched embossed lines matched up. After attaching these pieces to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper layer with Glue Dots,…
…I added branches to the front (to give the appearance of a tree protruding in) so they discretely concealed the area of overlap.
To give the tree branches a more realistic look I curled a few of the leaves with a Bone Folder. Fun, huh!?
- Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
- Basic Black cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half for card base
- Whisper White cardstock (for the inside layer): 3-3/4″ x 5″
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The last three projects are ones I created with ONLY kit products – no added embellishments, cardstock, punches, dies, ink… I only used my snips & trimmer. OH! And a little Fine Tip Glue to attach a few star sequins. My challenge was to use ONLY what came in the kit. These projects were featured along with others made my a couple fellow demonstrators during a live broadcast on Facebook on November 21st. Click here and here to view the live broadcast.
For this first one I turned one of the stockings into a hat by trimming off the toe area of a stocking and tying it up with some twine.
It’s the perfect treat holder and would be great as small gift to a co-worker or to decorate a place setting at a holiday dinner gathering.
These adorable Hershey Nugget holders below are super simple to make. To make one just cut one of the plaid card base pieces to 1-3/4″ x 8-1/2″. There will be a crease in the middle, but don’t fold it. Instead use your trimmer to add two more score lines parallel to and a 1/2″ away from each side of the middle crease. Fold on those creases.
Glue Dot a Hershey Nugget to the bottom inside middle area, stamp the “to/from” image, fold up and clip with a mini clothes pin.
Cut a tree or snowflake image to 1-1/2″ x 1-3/4″ from a banner piece. Add a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to the bottom (use the scraps in the kit for this), and then embellish the front of this treat holder by attaching it with Glue Dots at the top and a strip of foam adhesive at the bottom. Don’t forget to glue on a few star sequins and tie on some twine on the clothespin.
This last card is the “wow” of the three. On the front I stamped the sentiment image on a banner omitting the bottom words so it would fit on the piece. I added the white sequins to the branch piece with Glue Dots to make it look like mistletoe, attached all these kit element pieces as shown,…
…and then decorated the inside with another sprig of mistletoe hanging down from the pop-out section! Yay!
To create this pop-out section, I first cut one of the envelopes in the kit to make two plaid pieces measuring 2-1/4″ x 5″. I scored 3/8″ in on the long right edge of one and 3/8″ in on the long left edge of the other. Then I scored down the middle of one of the circular window pieces. I folded the 3/8″ portions up, and connected the three pieces together (forming an “M” if you look at them from the top). Then after using this connected piece as a guide so I could first stamp the “merry and bright” in the right spot, I attached it to the inside of the card. (Hint: Lay the card base and the connected piece flat to line up the crease in the middle of the circular window piece with the crease in the card base, and then bring in the adhesive to secure the plaid pieces in place.)
The mistletoe on the inside hangs down from just inside the right side of the top of the circular window with a rolled up Glue Dot.
This way it will fold flat when the card is shut.
I sort of went crazy this month with Paper Pumpkin. And tomorrow is the monthly blog hop! So if you are a fan of thinking outside the box, be sure to stop back again. (I got goofy with the projects I’ll be sharing in the hop tomorrow, so be ready to giggle.)
P.S. I am putting together another Online Paper Crafters Club and am looking for a few more members to join in. The commitment is to place an order each month for 6 months in row. In one of those months you would get the Stampin’
Rewards (the free goodies) based on the collective orders from those in the club. The other perks would be free catalogs shipped to you, a set of 6 free hand-stamped cards at the end of the 6-month commitment, and exclusive project ideas emailed to you each month. I’m hoping to start this club at the beginning of January. You do not need to live near me because there is no monthly gathering. Let me know if you are interested!