Monday, March 15, 2021

Bouquet of Hope - Feb. 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Designs

This Paper Pumpkin kit had so many possibilities in it. I just couldn't stop creating. The kit was supposed to be sympathy, but I wanted a wider variety of card sentiments. 

So if you received your kit, but haven't put it together yet, I hope my ideas here will 
inspire you in your cardmaking.

Here's the pieces that came in the kit.

This kit was also designed to coordinate with the Jan.-Feb. Sale-a-Bration product 
called Flower and Field Designer Series Paper. 

My absolute favorite part of the kit was the laser cut "Thinking of You" words. I used a product called Press and Seal (it's like the plastic wrap you put over food dishes, only stickier) to help pick the words up from their frame and keep them intact. It worked great!

In this top group of cards, I put the words on a piece of Basic White cardstock, then fussy cut them out.

Then I took the negative image of the words and fussy cut around that, glued them down to a piece of the Flower and Field DSP. I quickly realized that the tiny bits from the inside of the letters would not be secure unless I placed them under a piece of window sheet. So that is what I did! I love how the oval die cut really pops that greeting.

Here's a close up of the window sheet usage.

Since the laser cut words also came in French and German, I was able to cut out the word "be" from those and paired it with a previous Paper Pumpkin stamp to create the cute "be you". 
I also used other stamps and leftover bits and pieces from previous kits for some of my tags.

Now you may be noticing that I have two different shades of the floral images. That's because  I had to have more of them! I used my computer printer to make one set of color "reproduction" images. I also used my Rococo Rose Stampin' Blends to brighten up some of the florals.

The part of the kit I struggled with a bit were the gold laser cut doilies. They were beautiful, just too much gold for me in one place. So I tended to cut them into smaller pieces or even flip them over to show the white reverse side.

I also used the Oh So Ombre Jan.-Feb. Sale-a-bration Paper Stack, and the 2020-2022 InColors Paper Stack to stretch the color palette. Some of the printed envelope liners were also used in these cards. Some very retired Enamel Embellishments were used throughout these cards as well.

If you haven't already subscribed for your own Paper Pumpkin subscription, you should! You get so much value out of each month's kit. Especially when you have fun creating alternates.
The kit costs $22 per month and you can sign up here!

If you would like to purchase any of these cards, I have them posted in my Etsy store.

Happy Stamping and being creative!

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