Thursday, July 4, 2013
June My Paper Pumpkin cards
My red box came a couple of weeks ago mid lots of company, so finally when my friend Linda came over yesterday to stamp I was able to make up the cards. I loved the design and saying this month, simple yet attractive. This first card is made using the original design. But, I love to research other ideas and change up the cards a bit so I went to my laptop. Here's where I got my ideas.
1. Went to Pinterest
2. Typed in Paper Pumpkin in the search box
3. Scrolled through posted ideas till I found some I liked
4. Either copied the idea exactly, or made my own changes.
I found a card where the creator stamped the word hello in the windows. I used the Photopolymer set called Designer Type and found that even though the letters were very tiny, it was easy to place the letters exactly where I wanted them because I could see through the stamp and the block for perfect placement.
I used the ladybug stamp from the set A Fitting Occasion, left out the Soft Suede color and used even more of the adhesive backed hexagons provided in the kit. I even popped up the bottom ladybug. For the saying I used the one provided in the first kit everyone receives when they join Paper Pumpkin.
One of the ideas I found on Pinterest showed using just a portion of the card front so I created this card. The button is from the new In-Color collection called Boutique Details.
Of course I had to find something to do with the leftover section of the card, so I created a 4 by 4 card with matching envelope and another image from the A Fitting Occasion set to make this look more appropriate for a male. I inked up just the Hello part of the saying stamp for some variety in the saying.
I still had some leftover hexagons so I made this card with the extras. When I finished this card, I had no more leftovers and had made 6 cards out of the supplies for 4. I love My Paper Pumpkin and can't wait to see what the kit is for this month.
If this sounds like something you might like, then you can sign up by going to paperpumpkin.com and listing me, Sue Scheets as your demonstrator. Join the monthly fun!