Friday, October 30, 2015


Hello there! Happy Halloween Eve:) I want to share October's Paper Pumpkin kit with you called Blissful Bouquet. This month was a challenge for me to come up with some alternate ideas. I think my brain was geared for Christmas and these floral cards caught me off guard. But as usual, once I started working with it, I got some ideas.

These were the cards made according to the kit instructions.

And this was the stamp set included in the kit along with a Basic Grey spot.

Here's an alternate card that I made. I used the Crushed Curry card base included in the kit and added a piece of Burlap Ribbon. I added a strip of Basic Grey DSP from the Neutrals Color Collection and a piece of Cherry On Top Washi Tape. I simply cut out a couple of the flowers from the printed paper in the kit and attached them to the label.

For this card I splattered the leaf patterned paper with an Aqua Painter filled with Old Olive ink and alcohol. I used a Sponge Dauber in Hello Honey ink and added some color to the background. I then stamped the small leaf image with Cajun Craze ink. I used the Bird Builder Punch with Gold Foil Sheets and added a Regals Button adorned with Crushed Curry Baker's Twine.

Since I was all ready for Christmas, I decided to make a Christmas card using a Shimmery White Cardstock base. I wanted the ink to be a bit more subtle so I used Smoky Slate. I used a Sponge Dauber in Whisper White Craft ink to soften up the edges of the tag and stamped the sentiment with Oh, What Fun. I added a piece of the gorgeous Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon~seriously, does SU! have contests to see who can come up with the longest name for a product? And I stamped the flower image 3 times. I cut them out with Paper Snips and stacked them using Dimensionals in between. I used Dazzling Details in the centers of the flowers and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

For this one, I cut the watercolor designed paper to 3" x 3", wrapped the twine around a couple of times and tied a bow. I adhered it to the card base with Dimensionals and added the gold leaf stickers. I stamped the flowers in Perfect Plum ink onto the same cardstock and punched them out with the Owl Builder Punch. I added Regals Candy Dots to the centers and attached with Glue Dots.

I made this sweet little treat bag with the help of the Gift Bag Punch Board. I followed this video to put it together using Crushed Curry Cardstock. Gift Bag Topper is the name of the video in case the link doesn't work.

I stamped the front of the bag with Crushed Curry ink and added Calypso Coral Seam Binding. I used an exacto knife to make a small slit at the top of the bag for the ribbon to go through and tied it in a knot. I added one of the adorable Home For Christmas Buttons and added a Crushed Curry Baker's Twine bow. I used 2 sets of Velcro dots on both sides under the flap to keep it closed.

Here's another one using a Basic Grey base. I added a piece of Basic Grey DSP from the Neutrals Color Collection. I added a piece of Cherry On Top Washi Tape and a Brights Button. The watercolor paper is what was left over from the 3x3 Thinking of You card.

I made 'fun size' Christmas card using one of the bases provided in the kit and added a pointsettia made from Real Red Cardstock. I stamped the flower image twice, cut it out with my Paper Snips and added a Dimensional in between. I topped it with a Home For Christmas Button and added a bow through the center using the Gold Cording Trim.

As I mentioned earlier, I wasn't too crazy about this month's projects, but I think this card is my favorite. I simply added a Tea Lace Doily and some Gold Glitter Ribbon. I stapled the ribbon in half and adhered with a couple of Glue Dots under the banner and added a Brights Candy Dot.

I met with my Pumpkin Pals last night and we had a great time working on this month's kit and we welcomed a new member Shelly:) These are the favors I made for them using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits.

I used Happy Haunting and Sweet Li'l Things DSP and cut a window out of each using one of the dies included with the set. I added a Window Sheet to the inside and adhered with Liquid Tombow.

I made the stump with Corrugated Paper and attached it when I added Fast Fuse adhesive to seal the box. I added a strip of Burlap Ribbon and stapled a piece of Gold Sequin Trim to it. I adhered the Burlap with Tear & Tape.

I used the set A Little Something for the sentiment in Soft Suede ink. I wiped off the acorn tops with a wipe and colored them with a Crumb Cake Marker and then stamped the image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch~I think:) to punch it out and used the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle to punch out a Soft Suede Circle. I then attached a scrap piece of paper with a tiny dab if SNAIL to the scallop circle, and placed it back into the Scallop Circle Punch and off-centered it to get a starburst scallop instead. The scallops are starting to look dated to me and I rarely use them, so I was happy to find a way to put them to use again:)

I cut a pair of Mossy Meadow leaves using one of the dies included, and made a knot using Mossy Meadow Striped Cotton Ribbon. I attached all with Glue Dots and added an Into the Woods Element for the finishing touch.

We had a great time as always at our Paper Pumpkin Night, and would love for you to join us! We'll be meeting next month on Thursday, December 3rd, as November's Pumpkin Night falls on Thanksgiving. I'm really hoping for Christmas cards! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

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