Good morning – it’s Tuesday. What are you ‘up to’ today? It is to rain here, so no gardening during that… guess I’ll have to make a card or two 😁

Do you hoard anything? I know, that’s a strong word – hoard…Let’s just say, up until yesterday I had a lot of them, some still tightly wrapped, some in incomplete stages with maybe two to three cards made. Today’s cards are all about Paper Pumpkin. I found some really cool kits and cannot believe I hadn’t finished them.So for the last couple of days I have been making the past Paper Pumpkin kits and really really had fun! Unfortunately I didn’t write down the months on all those I created but here are my favorites.

Past Paper Pumpkin #1
Past Paper Pumpkin #2

The cards on the left were extra fun and I had only three to do… go figure… why would I hold off making three cards? The cards on the right are from Dec 2017 – a l-o-o-n-g time ago. The nautical boxes are gift cards and my favorite ones to put together. They are going to be a gift for a special friend. I like that they have a destination already.

Past Paper Pumpkin #3
April 2018

I spent the morning putting the above items together and what do you suppose came in the mail – my April 2020 Paper Pumpkin! This first is per directions… I didn’t alter anything.

April 2020 PP per directions

Card #1 is first alternative. Thick Whisper White 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Run the left portion through your embossing machine using the Subtle embossing folder. Cut Pear Pizzaz 4 3/4 x 3 3/4. Adhere sentiment piece from the PP directly to the Pear Pizzaz using liquid glue. Punch out leaves from the kit, add dimensionals to all leaves and adhere to the sentiment piece. Punch out butterfly and add using a glue dot. Cut a piece of the ribbon included in the kit, tie in knot and adhere with glue dot. Embellish with the blue pearls included in the kit. Adhere this to the left fold of the card with snail. For the inside, cut a piece of DSP 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 and adhere to card using liquid glue. Add sentiment from the PP kit with Pear Pizzaz ink. For the envelope, cut another piece of the DSP 2 1/4 x 6, adhere with liquid glue and trim.

Current Paper Pumpkin #1
April 2020

Card #2 – I really like this sentiment piece in the kit and did not want to cover it. I felt it needed full disclosure! With card from the kit (it is 4 1/4 x 12 BTW), use a coordinating DSP ( I used.Garden Lane) and cut a piece 3 3/4 x 4/3/4 and adhered the sentiment piece to it with liquid glue. I added SU! Basic Pearls from own stash and adhered this section to the left card front with snail. Add sentiment of choice to the inside.

Current Paper Pumpkin #2
April 2020

Card #3… I cut the cardstock included in the kit to 4 x 5 1/4. I stamped the fern from Positive Thoughts Stamp set in Pear Pizzaz ink, stamping off as I went.Β  Adhere the. puched out leaf from the kit direrctly to the card front with glue tos to each leaf. Stamp a banner from the kit using a sentiment from from the kit and Pear Pizzaz ink. Adhere ribbon included in the kit with glue dots, weaving it back and forth. Add blue pearls from the PP kit. Adhere this completed panel to the card front with dimensionals. Add a punched out bird from the kit to the banner. This card front gets dimensionals on the back and adhered to Blushing Bride CS cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. I used a coordinating envelope from the kit to complete this set.

Current Paper Pumpkin #3
April 2020

Bing bang boom – four cards from the kit completed on the day it arrived! I think I get kudos for that – at least from myself. I like how I was able to coordinate current DSP with the cards from the PP kit to make it different. And today I will complete the April PP kit. I am determined not to hold back any more.

To place an order for the May PP kit, you must be registered by May 10. And this kit will have 4 (four) of the new 2020-2022 IN COLORS! Be sure to order your PP kit soon so you can preview the early release of these new colors.

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