Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day spent with loved ones:)
It’s Paper Pumpkin time! This month’s kit is called Wonderful Winterland and it came it a special edition blue holiday box. It includes supplies to make 8 4-1/4″ x 3″ cards. The kit includes two Stampin’ Spot ink pads in Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz, a 9 piece photopolymer stamp set, 8 Dapper Denim envelopes, 8 Whisper White card bases, 8 sheets of vellum, and 8 each of 3 different laser die cuts (they are pictured already punched out), white and silver baker’s twine, white sequins, glue dots and dimensionals.
Here’s a closer look at the stamp set. I particularly love the swirly font on the sentiments!
I really need Christmas cards, and the standard cards out of the box are so cute!!! So I made 7 of them, with just a few enhancements. I added some silver embossing to the sentiment and trees.
On this first card, I sponged Versamark ink on the tops of the trees very lightly. Then, I added Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set. I also embossed the snowflakes.
On this next card, I sponged Pear Pizzazz ink on the trees as well. I think I like this one better.
You may notice that all my cards are going in the opposite direction as the instructions. I actually did that on purpose. I noticed that there was a slight difference between the two sides of the laser cuts and I preferred the back sides. So, I reversed all my cards. Because I did this, I couldn’t use the tree stamp to color my laser cut trees, so instead I used a sponge. I love the way my cards turned out.
After sponging on the Pear Pizzazz ink, I rubbed the trees with an Embossing Buddy, then sponged Versamark ink on the tops of the trees and embossed in silver.
Aren’t the envelopes cute? They have white areas for the address. It almost looks like a window cut out, but it’s actually just printed white.
For my alternative idea, I decided to create an oval window in the trees. I cut out my oval first with the Layering Ovals Framelits, then I embossed the top layer with the Woodland Textured Impression Embossing Folder.
I layered Silver Glimmer Paper and then the three Paper Pumpkin laser cuts. Then, to add some more sparkle, I used a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to paint over the trees and roof tops. It’s hard to see in the photo, the one below shows the glitter a little better.
I finished off my card with a Silver Foil “Noel” die cut using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits, and a darling silver bell Christmas Trinkets Embellishment.
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Supplies used on my Paper Pumpkin projects:
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