Hope you’re having a great weekend! I can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by!!! It’s almost Thanksgiving!!!
I’m off to stand in line this morning to buy tickets to my daughter’s last Christmas Dance Show. She started her dance career 12 years ago at this very show!!! It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. I remember that first show like it was yesterday. She was in Kindergarten and had just started taking ballet in September. I dropped her off at the backstage entrance with her hair in a nice, tight bun and her bag in hand, with dance shoes and a coloring book to keep her occupied. She was so excited. The rest of us all found our seats and the show started. When Shannon came on stage, she still had her tennis shoes on! No one backstage noticed and reminded her to change into her ballet shoes! I saw her look down at her shoes, and thought oh no, she’s going to cry. But no, she looked up, gave everyone a big smile and performed like a pro. I was so proud of her!!! That was a sign of things to come. She has loved the stage ever since and expanded her repertoire to include tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and pointe. Of course I’m biased, but I have loved seeing every one of these shows, and it’s worth it to get up at 5:00 A.M. to stand in line to get the best seats:)
Today, I have another alternative Paper Pumpkin project to share. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit included some darling stamps, die cuts and embellishments. I hardly had any supplies left to play with, but the stamps last forever!!! So, I created this simple card by adding some fun designer papers.
I started by cutting out some Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper with some Circles Collections Framelits Dies. I love that snowy little village! It’s a perfect way to add a darling center of interest without having to do any stamping.
Next, I added some Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Pack papers to the background and for the large banner. I cut all the banner pieces with the Banner Trio Punch. That punch is designed to work with paper strips measuring 1″, 1-1/2″, and 2″. However, if you have a slightly different measurement, such as the strip with the greeting, I’ve found that I can simply center the strip on the front of the punch and it works great.
When I stamped my greeting, I added some Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it to add a pretty shimmer.
I had only one holly die cut left from my Paper Pumpkin kit, as well as some Linen Thread. I ran out of of the red pearls, so I cheated and colored some Basic Pearl Jewels with an old Cherry Cobbler Blendability Marker. You could also use a Sharpie to achieve the same effect!
Additional supplies used on my card:
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Paper Pumpkin is so much fun! To learn more about this monthly subscription, click on the Paper Pumpkin Tab on my blog. To sign up to receive the December Paper Pumpkin kit, click HERE. It’s only $19.95 a month with no obligation to continue, but I think you’re going to want to once you give it a try:)
Lastly, mark your calendars for the Online Extravaganza going on from November 23 to 30, including Flash Sales on the first and last day. For a list of sales items, click HERE.