Beginning with this post, I'll be adding a Project Life type of spread from each Paper Pumpkin whenever possible.
But first, the two alternative cards I made:
This one didn't veer far from the kit. The only differences were in the background and the banner.
I started with one of the envelopes:
I opened it up then cut it apart. the background came from the main front of the envelope.
Mossy Meadow card base
The banner was cut from a piece of Crumb Cake backed with a piece of Mossy Meadow.
The banner measures:
Sentiment - 2-1/2" x 1/2"
Mat - 2-3/4" x 5/8"
My second Twist I got a bit more creative:
I started with a Crumb Cake card base
I used a piece of an envelope for the wood grain
For the leaf mat, I ran a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron
through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder that I'd coated with Mossy Meadow ink.
For the sentiment:
I used the negative from one of the punch outs to trace onto Basic Black card stock
Then I used one of the sentiment mats, trimming close to the silver.
This gave me enough room to let the black mat peek from behind.
The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow
The 2 page Memories spread:
From Each Kit I will pull 1 of each item, based on the individual kits.
Here is the Memories Kit I've put together from this Paper Pumpkin:
I've also pulled one 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock from each of the colors that coordinate
For this kit:
Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla
I started by laying each one HORIZONTALLY on the trimmer
Cut at the 6" mark then at the 4" mark
Reserve the scraps.
cut remaining at the 3 x 4"
Cut Vertical at 4"
(I know I should have done pictures. I will for next month)
From the scraps... one of each color cut:
2-1/2" x 4"
1/2" x 6"
1" x 6"
I did initially make that last cut at 1" x 8-1/2" but they wouldn't fit in the stamp case.
I'm using the stamp cases to store the 'kits'
Here's the cuts:
sorry this one is a bit blurry. These are the 4x6
3" x 4"
1/2" x 6"
1" x 6" (acutally 1" x 8-1/2" before I cut this one down)
The decorative corners on the Very Vanilla journaling mat
were punched from our new Trio Punch coming June 1!
The leaves were punched from one of the scraps then I realized I could have used one of the
3" x 4" and had a second decorative mat for another project:
When I was finished with the layout, here's what was left from the kit pieces
plus the cardstock items I'd pre-cut:
The small pieces are in a 4" x 4" repurposed zip bag.
All the items store in one of the Full-size Wood stamp cases.
(right now I have them in the Clear Stamp cases but I want more room so am ordering the
Full Size - 12755 - $7.00
For Paper Pumpkin, I photo-copied the front of the directions sheet
and slid it inside the front sleeve of the case.
That's this month's Paper Pumpkin.
Remember, the June kit is going to coordinate with the
Share What You Love Bundles from our Early Release Promotion.
To get in on the fun, you must be signed up BEFORE June 10th!
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