Saturday, September 5, 2015

Chalk it up to Paper Pumpkin Love! (Part 1)

I had so much fun with the August Paper Pumpkin kit!  My friend Lea and I started assembling our kits together at my Paper Pumpkin Power Hour last week, and challenged each other to finish everything by this week.  And, I'm happy to report, we did!

I managed to snap a couple photos of the work in process: 

We ended up cutting up one of the boxes to use for card making.  We cut the cards provided along the score to double the number of cards we could create using those pretty designs (we figured why waste such pretty paper on the back of a card!?!  ;)  ). 

We also punched a bunch of little flowers out from the sheets provided for creating the larger flowers on the boxes.  Here's how those sheets looked after I finished:

For the additional flowers, I used the Fun Flower, Pansy, and Petite Petals Punches and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.
The first batch of projects I managed to complete with the kit:
These 6 cards are 3-1/2 x 5", exactly the size of the full cards provided in the kit; however, for these, we took half the provided cards and attached it as a card front onto a 3-1/2 x 5" card cut from some Very Vanilla card stock.

More close ups of the cards:

(The Very Vanilla flowers were punched out of paper from one of the boxes in the kit -- simply center the Itty Bitty Accents punch flower around the gold dot on the paper from the box and you have an instant, fun flower center.)


And, here are the close ups of my assembled boxes:

For the first one, I simply followed the instructions that came with the kit.  For the second one, I saw how cute Lea's flowers looked sponged, so I decided to sponge the petals with Gold Ink, and stamped the scalloped circle stamp from the kit in the center of the top flower:


And, for the flower that was left without a box, I decided to create a gift tag:

I sponged around the edges of the petals and stamped the center of this flower with the Rose Coral Chalk Ink Pad (from the Occasions 2015 Catalog).

Stay tuned for the rest of my projects with this kit . . .

Thanks so much for stopping by!

- Michelle

P.S.  If you'd like to join in on the Paper Pumpkin fun, be sure to click here to learn more or sign up (and new subscribers who sign up before September 10, 2015, at 10:50 PM (PT) and use promo code: HALFOFF can get half off their first two months!)  Plus, subscribers can purchase past kits -- you can see what's currently available here (as of the writing of this post, you can still get Chalk It Up kit refills, so if you like these projects, you should hurry over and pick one or more up!)

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