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Monday, March 30, 2020

Paper Pumpkin February 2020 Lovely Day

Chase had a birthday earlier this month, and with everything going on with getting the house ready to list I didn't have much time for stamping. Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! I made him a card with the February 2020 kit "Lovely Day".

I didn't think he'd like the flowers, so I went with the birthday cake!

His favorite color is green, so I matched the Old Olive banners on the card layer to color the cake. The kit comes with a Rococo Rose ink spot, but I chose to use Early Espresso for the cake. Chocolate is way better than a pink cake!

My other two cake cards

My cards with the large flower. The light pink side has a tab that goes in to the darker pink. I didn't want to do them all the same.

This card came with the pink and green coloring for the flower printed on it, so there wasn't much to do besides stamping the outline of the flower. I did move the words up instead of covering up part of the flower. 

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Use It Up Rooted In Nature Thinking Of You

I love this card! And I love that it used up a strip of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper that was left after I made cards with the majority of it. The strip was 1 1/2" x 12" and I cut it into three 4" pieces. I stamped the greeting on a circle to leave as much of the DSP showing as possible.

Colors: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede

The dots in the Designer Series Paper are copper foil. I think they are what makes this card so cool!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Forever Lovely Bloom & Grow You Are Simply Wonderful!

"You are simply wonderful". 
That's my message to you today! Life is crazy, what we're dealing with right now is scary, but I want you to know I'm thinking about you, and I appreciate you! 
Stay home and stay healthy!

Colors: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White

The ribbon was from the Holiday Catalog and is retired now.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Use It Up Above The Clouds Carried Away Designer Series Paper

Another project made with retired pieces of Designer Series Paper that I found in my stash. These are from Carried Away DSP that was a Sale-A-Bration choice in 2017. I borrowed my friend Amy's Above The Clouds stamp set and punch to make these. 

Here's a single card so you can see one close up:

Colors: Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

The pieces that I stamped some of the greetings on are leftovers from past Paper Pumpkin kits, as are the silver twine and enamel dots.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

So Sentimental Stitched So Sweetly Emboss Resist Confetti

The cards I'm sharing today are similar to THIS CARD that I made for our February Stamp Share swap. In fact, these were cards number one and two before I came up with that card for the swap. I started with embossing the greeting, then sponging over it for a resist background. 

For the first card, I embossed with clear embossing powder. I didn't think it showed up enough, so I used white embossing powder on the second card.

It took awhile to do all the sponging and get it as dark as I wanted it, so that's why I switched to stamping the greeting in Bermuda Bay for my swaps. I still like the way the resist looks!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Use It Up Circle Punch Backgrounds

More cards made with pieces from my scrap box! For these, I decided to break out my circle punches to make colorful backgrounds, then added a small image/greeting.

For the birthday cards, I used leftover pieces from past Paper Pumpkin kits to add the greeting and the banners behind them:

I had this retired elephant stamped and die cut already. I think he looks perfect on this baby card!

...and check out the back! Isn't he cute?

I love the dog in Happy Tails! And the matching punch!

Birthday Card Colors: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant (retired), Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum (retired), Pink Pirouette (retired), Rose Red (retired), Sweet Sugarplum (retired In Color), Wisteria Wonder (retired), Whisper White

Baby Card Colors: Basic Gray, Dapper Denim (retired In Color), Island Indigo (retired), Marina Mist (retired), Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise (retired), Whisper White

Dog Card Colors: Baked Brown Sugar (retired In Color), Chocolate Chip (retired), gold, Naturals Ivory (retired), Naturals White (retired), Whisper White

I think these colors are correct- some of these scraps may be older than I think, but these are pretty close matches!