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Paper Pumpkin - More Hello Sunshine Kit

Hello and welcome back! I'm here today with another couple of alternate cards made from the February Paper Pumpkin kit called Hello Sunshine. I love this stamp set! It has such cute, little flowers and the font used for the sentiments is lovely. My first card today is a single layer beauty. I cut a piece from a post-it note using the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, and adhered that to the front of a Whisper White Thick Cardstock card base. Then, I spritzed over it with a Pool Party ink - alcohol mixture. After that I removed the mask, stamped the greeting and went to town stamping the flowers.  The small orange flowers were stamped off once first to get the lighter color. The only pink on this card was the sequins from the kit.


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Paper Pumpkin - Hello Sunshine Kit

Hello and welcome back! Tonight I'm going to share a couple of alternate project ideas using the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. First, I'll share the 3 cards that the kit was designed to make. This first card has such a pretty pre-printed pattern on the front. All I had to do was stamp the greetings on the two banners, and add some pink sequins.

Paper Pumpkin February 2016 kit cards

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Stamp, Ink, Paper Guest Designer Week 2

Hello, and welcome back! It's Tuesday, and I'm here to share another design for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #38 as a Guest Designer! This week is a lovely color challenge to get us ready for Spring. Even though we have had a pretty mild winter here in Chicagoland, I'm still ready for Spring to officially arrive.

Wedding wishes card using the Rose Wonder stamps and dies from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn.

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Paper Pumpkin Leftovers

Hello and welcome back! I have a card to share today that uses some more leftovers from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit. I cut the negative part from the hello sticker at an angle, and layered it over a water colored Shimmer White Cardstock background. I used Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding for the ink colors for the water colored background.

Paper Pumpkin Leftovers


To finish this card off, I wrapped some Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine around the sentiment and added some 2013-2015 In Color Sequins. This layer was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Pistachio Pudding card base.

Paper Pumpkin Leftovers


Well, that is all for today! I'll have some more projects and hopefully a quick video to share with you later this week. Thanks for stopping by!

CYCI 58 - Designers Choice Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! This week at the Can You Case It blog, it's a Designer's Choice challenge. I decided to play around with one of my favorite techniques, watercolor ink "smooshing" and to play with some leftovers from one of my Paper Pumpkin kits.


To make the patterned paper for the stars, I smashed my ink pads in Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay and Pistachio Pudding onto the back of my large clear stamp block. Then, I spritzed it with water, and placed a quarter piece of Shimmer White cardstock into the wet ink. I swirled it around, lifted it up and then dried it with my heat embossing tool. I die cut the larger star, and punched out the two smaller stars. The card base is Smoky Slate, and I added the Pistachio Pudding star cutout piece that is leftover from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, which is covered with a piece of Vellum Cardstock of the same size. Next, I took one strand of the Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, threaded it on a needle, and for each sequin (also from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit) I threaded it through and back through again to keep the sequin in place. I had four sequins on each row, and wrapped it around my card front three times. I used some clear tape to secure the threads on the inside.



After the threaded sequins, I stamped the greeting (also from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit) in Bermuda Bay, and then adhered all three stars with Stampin' Dimensionals. Let me know if you would like to see a brief tutorial on the ink smooshing technique or the strands of sequins, and I'll post one soon.



Well, that's all for today. I hope you will join us over at Can You Case It blog to share a project of your own! Every week we select a winner, and we enjoy seeing everyone creations. Thanks for letting us inspire you today!


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Playing along with Freshly Made Sketches #174

Hello, and welcome back! Today I'm sharing two cards that were inspired by sketch #174 from Freshly Made Sketches.


Here is my first card. For the stars, I started with an ink smooshing technique. I smashed Bermuda Bay ink, Pistachio Pudding ink and Smoky Slate ink pads onto my largest clear stamping block and spritzed it water. Next, I put a quarter sheet of Shimmer White cardstock onto the wet ink, smooshed it around and then dried it with my heat embossing tool. Next I die cut the large star, and punched out the three smaller stars. The large star is backed with Silver Foil Cardstock, and the three small stars have gray sequins from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.



The card base is Pistachio Pudding, and I added a strip of Silver Foil Cardstock with the leftover Bermuda Bay star diecut strip. The greeting is from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit as well, stamped in Bermuda Bay. I adhered some Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, and then the stars to finish the card.



Next is my second card for today. I used the same ink smooshing technique, but this time with Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Gold Encore Metallic ink. I cut strips, and stamped the greeting using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and a Stampin' Write Basic Black Marker. The card base is Shimmer White Cardstock.



To finish off the card, I diecut a Shimmer White star, a watercolor star, and a Gold Glimmer Cardstock star. I also diecut a pinked circle from Gold Foil Cardstock, which I layered with a circle cut from the center of the watercolor star. I also added Stampin' Dimensionals to the biggest star and the pinked circle layers.


Well, that is all for today. Come back tomorrow for another card using leftovers from my Paper Pumpkin kit. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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November My Paper Pumpkin Projects and Alternates

Hello and welcome back! Today I'm sharing my Paper Pumpkin projects and alternates using the November 2014 kit called Simply Snowflake (here is the refill option for this kit).

Here is the overview of my projects. I made 2 different styles of cards and 4 styles of tags.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


Here is the kit card. The snowflakes are all diecut for you, and the stamps, ink and envelopes are included in the kit.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


Here is the inside of the card.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


Here is my alternate card. I had to add the white card base and a 3.25" x 4.5" piece of Soft Sky cardstock. I used left over Lost Lagoon and silver snowflakes, and also stamped in Soft Sky on the white card base. I also used the washi tape.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


Here are the tags that were created with the kit instructions. Love these!

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


I used the letters from the above tags to add to some Smoky Slate tags with washi tape.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,

Here is the process I used to easily line up the letters on the gray tag.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


Here I cut up the sheet that the silver snowflakes came from, and adhered them to the middle of Soft Sky tags cut with the tab topper punch. I also stamped the snowflurry image along the sides first in Whisper White Craft ink.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


I did the same type of thing with the Lost Lagoon snowflake sheet, but added some rhinestones to the center of each snowflake. The greetings are in the stamp set as well.

November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin projects, Marisa Gunn,


Even though I have only showed 12 items, the kit contains enough to make several more cards and tags, both of the original designs and of mine. These kits really are a great value! Well, that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back to see more Christmas projects over the next few weeks.


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My Paper Pumpkin - November 2013

Hello and welcome back! Today I wanted to share the projects that I made with the My Paper Pumpkin November 2013 kit. Yes I know...I received this kit a year ago and am just now getting around to using it! I had a lot of fun with this kit though. It was originally designed to make 4 cards, but I stretched it to 6 cards and 4 tags. And, I still have almost a whole strand of the star garland left to make more tags or cards with.



Here is the card the kit was designed to make. I love the printed stripe on the cards and the start garland. I thought this was navy blue, but it's actually shades of gray and silver with the red.



The star in the Noel and the bottom greeting are the stamps that came with the set along with a Real Red Stampin' Spot inkpad.



Here is my first alternate card. To stretch my kit, I used 1 piece of Real Red 12x12 cardstock and 2 pieces of Very Vanilla 12x12 cardstock to complete the rest of the projects. Here I used the Real Red to make the card bases from. I also cut out the Noel image from the banner, and mounted it on a piece of the stripe card with the star garland dangling from it.



The pieces of star garland are attached to the back of the squares, and the bottom stars are attached to the card front with mini glue dots.



I added another cardstock panel inside with a greeting and space to write on a light surface.



I think this might be my favorite card. The card base is Very Vanilla, with half of a striped card covering the front, then a layer of Real Red and a piece of Very Vanilla for the tree.



The star garland was wrapped around the tree with part of the greeting at the bottom.



Last but not least is the tag design. I used one of the new tag topper punches and Real Red ribbon from the Holiday Catalog. With a little more plain color cardstock, I plan to make more tags with the rest of the star garland that I have left.



Well, that is is it for today. I'll have more tags to share this week, and what I've done with the November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin Kit soon. Thanks for stopping by!


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Halloween Treats with My Paper Pumpkin

Hello, and welcome back! I'm sitting here watching my favorite baseball team the Royals play in Game 7 of the World Series. We haven't won since 1985, so I'm so hoping that we win. In the meantime, I wanted to share what I did with the September My Paper Pumpkin Kit. It came with the supplies to make some super cute Halloween treat holders, including 6 treat bags that were already decorated. I needed to make 14 treats, so I also used a package of 8 Mini Muslin Bags. I decorated these bags using the Tangelo Twist Ink, a sponge dauber and the Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks. Aren't they cute?



Here is everything else that came in the kit: precut labels to stamp on, precut patterned labels to layer, thread and sequins, a stamp set, an ink pad, Halloween stickers and mini colored clothespins. I had to also add a pack of clothespins and two additional circle punched labels from a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock to make 14 treats total.



Here they are all assembled and looking fun. I was able to fit 3 mini candy bars inside each bag.



I stamped the labels, layered them, added a sticker and a piece of the orange sequin trim, and clipped it to each bag.



Here is one of the bags that came with the kit. The tied black thread keeps these bags closed.



Here is the striped muslin bag. Love how the natural clothespins look with these treat bags too.



One of the best parts of these kits is what's left after all the treat bags are done! I still have the stamp set and ink to use, there are lots of stickers left and some sequins and thread as well. I can certainly use these to make some cute Halloween cards or more treat containers next year.



Well, that is all for today. If you'd like to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin and receive monthly kits like this in the mail, you can click on the links below. Also, there is a Pinterest board for this kit here, and for all of My Paper Pumpkin here. I'll have some more projects to share later in the week. Thanks for stopping by!


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