Showing posts with label No Matter the Weather. Show all posts
Showing posts with label No Matter the Weather. Show all posts

Friday, April 17, 2020

No Matter the Weather

Can you believe I have made about 25 cards with the March Paper Pumpkin?!!  I've run out of ideas (and CASEs) though!  I have about 10 more cards to share with you and then I'll be moving on to something else.  My April Paper Pumpkin is on it's way to me.  I'm hoping I get it on Monday.  It's too late for you to order the April kit BUT you might be interested in the May Paper Pumpkin kit!  The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so that is what is in store for us in May.  I haven't seen it of course, but it is supposed to be a fabulous kit featuring 2020-2022 IN COLORS plus Purple Posy which was an In Color this past year but because of issues they had with Purple Posy, they pulled it last summer.  So, as Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you will be the first to get your hands on the new In Color products - a full two weeks before you can order In Color items from the new annual catalog!  The new In Colors are top secret - for now!


OK - a few more March cards.  I have 10 left to show you.  I'll put 5 up today and 5 more tomorrow!

I left this one as a note card and I had an envelope left to put it in.  Now to mail it!  I fussy cut the clouds and stacked them with dimensionals.

This was a super easy card.  I cut the note card in half and mounted the girl in boots onto Old Olive cardstock.  The label and flowers were punched out and adhered with dimensionals after wrapping a piece of bakers twine around and tying it on the label.  All these items were in the kit.

This Calypso Coral is bright!!  I die cut the rectangles with the Sweetly Stitched dies (Balmy Blue and So Saffron.)  The boots and label are adhered with dimensionals.

Can you see the shiny raindrops on the clouds?  I love those raindrops!  I stamped the boots onto green gingham DSP.  Notice the rain coming down from the clouds.  It took me a long time to figure out what that stamp was.  I used it on another card horizontally and as a background.  I wrapped some twine in a circle and put a piece of tape on the back of it to adhere it down to the card.  The label over the top helped hold it in place also.

Now for my favorite card of the day!   Details below.

Four Square Pop Up Card Fold

  • Card Base: Petal Pink Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4'.  
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Cut up the green envelope to measure 4-3/4" x 3-1/2" and glue to card front.
  • Circles: Use different color paper and cut with a 2" Circle Punch and a 1-1/2" Circle Punch. Adhere with dimensions to card front.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment on the circle that came with the kit and glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Boots: Cut a single pair of boots from the die-cut and glue to the large circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Hearts: Glue to hearts to the other circle using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bling: Add the sequins to the background. 
  • Layer #1: Add a layer of Whisper White Cardstock to each panel that measures 5-1/4" x 4". 
  • Layer #2: Shaded Spruce Cardstock layer over both white layers that measures 5" x 3-3/4".
  • Layer #3: Petal Pink Cardstock strip 8" x 1-1/2". Score at 2", 4" and 6". Glue to the inside by adding adhesive to the first section and the last section. 
  • Rectangles: Cut (4) Whisper White Rectangles that measure 2" x 1-1/2". Glue to each section of the Petal Pink Cardstock strip. 
  • Boots: Cut the remainder of the boots to create single pairs and glue one pair to each rectangle.
  • Hearts: Glue one heart to each set of boots.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards today.

Friday, March 27, 2020

No Matter the Weather

I'm feeling pretty productive.  Yesterday I was able to put all my Paper Pumpkin stamp images into Evernote.  It was actually fun to remember a lot of the past kits.  I still need to go back and enter key words on each one but I think I'll have lots of time to do that!

I actually took a walk today.  Every day this week I've told myself to get off my butt and go walk.  Well, Monday and Tuesday were out because it was raining.  Wednesday and Thursday it was too cold.  Today I didn't allow myself to find an excuse since it was almost 80 degrees.  So, I bundled up a few cards from the March kit and popped them in friends mailboxes along the way.  The March PP Kit is really a good one for what's going on in our country.  One of the sentiments is "No matter the weather we're in this together."  Fitting don't you think?  Most of these cards are alternates that I made up myself or CASE'd them from other sources.

I used watercolor paper for this one and fussy cut all the boots.  I used Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover and Crushed Curry.

I love this little bunny!

This is one of the original cards from the kit and a favorite of mine.

These are some ferocious storm clouds!!  I used Basic Gray which came with the kit but next time I'll use Smoky Slate I believe.

I cut out one of the umbrellas from the Pleased As Punch DSP.

The background paper is the Golden Honey DSP that is available with Sale-a-Bration.  I used the SU Blends to color the flowers in the background.  The white piece is die cut with the Sweetly Stitched dies.

The background paper for this card is from Tropical Oasis DSP.

Enjoy these spring pictures from my walk today.