Alternative Paper Pumpkin Card

By | January 25, 2016

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is full of supplies to make Valentine treat pockets and even a decorative banner.  In fact, there are so many supplies that I have a few left over.  I decided to use some of my leftovers to make a Valentine card for my son.

OK, I know what you’re thinking, YOUR SON?  But, this card is ultra feminine with pinks and hearts and sequins!!!  Well, it’s actually for my son to give a friend, a really good friend … maybe one that will become a little more than a friend, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.  Say no more.

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Last week, my son sent me a text message asking me to make a card for his “friend.”  Now, you have to understand that this is something in itself.  My son NEVER remembers to make (we never buy) cards ahead of time.  And, for him to be thinking 3 WEEKS ahead of time to ask for a card means A LOT.  He must really like this girl!  So, of course I had to make something super, duper good.  I asked him some details about what kink of sentiment I could use and if I could make it girly, so I think he’ll like this:)

I used one of the big heart die cuts and a flag from this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  I also used several stamps and that gorgeous Watermelon Wonder Sequin Trim that came with the kit.

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I created the background border with some Paper Pumpkin stamps.  I drew faint lines with a pencil about 1/2″ apart to keep my hearts straight and stamped them with Blushing Bride ink.  Then, I stamped the heart outlines with Watermelon Wonder ink.  After, I erased all the lines.

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The Paper Pumpkin stamps include a BE MINE stamp that’s very large.  It wouldn’t fit on one of the flags.  So, I just stamped the MINE part with Craft White ink and embossed it in white.  I had the idea to stamp the BE on one of the flowers of the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlit heart die cut.  But, the BE was still too large.  So, I used the BE MINE stamp from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set instead, which is much smaller.  To only stamp the BE, I inked up the whole stamp with Blushing Bride ink, and then I used old washi tape to cover up the MINE.  You could also use a baby wipe to rub off the ink from the MINE.  However, I like using washi tape because it’s easy, fast and there’s no worries of leaving any residual ink on the stamp.

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I curled the Paper Pumpkin flag with a bone folder so I could make a rolled end, then I attached it with dimensionals.  I also used a bone folder to curl the layered flowers that I cut from the Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies.

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In addition to the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, I used the following supplies on my card:

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Hopefully, my son will be happy with the card I designed.  Come back tomorrow for the card I designed for him!


Tami Hewlett

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