Pocketful of Cheer

By | March 24, 2016

Today, I have a card to share that you can make with the contents of the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, and a few extra supplies.  This is the type of project that I provide in the monthly tutorials I share with all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  You can receive those tutorials for FREE around the 1st of the month following the release of each monthly kit, if you sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator.  Each month, I get together with some very talented demonstrators to compile this tutorial that includes at least eight projects with detailed step-by-step instructions.  To subscribe, click HERE.

For this project, I decided to use the gorgeous card base provided in the kit this month.  It’s hard to see it in these photos, but the entire card base is speckled with Bermuda Bay ink splatters.  It’s really pretty.

Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer 1

I took one of the gift card pockets from the kit, and trimmed it down to form a pennant.  Then, I used the reverse side of what was left of the pocket to cut the slim striped banner.  I used one of the belly bands to create the other floral banner.  For all the banners, I used the Banner Triple Punch to create the “v”s on the bottom.

Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer 2

This month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit has some really cute photopolymer stamps.  I used the small flower to stamp the card base with Bermuda Bay ink.  Then, just to emphasize the splatters a little more, I added some splatters from Timeless Textures stamped with Pool Party ink.

I also added some Crumb Cake ink, to match the kraft pennant, to stamp the “just for you.”  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the font of this stamp from the kit!

Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer 3

Next, I created a top for my pennant with some Kraft Corrugated Paper.  This paper looks really great on any project because it adds a really nice dimension.  It’s one of my favorite papers.

Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer 4

Next, I really started playing around with the green and white baker’s twine from the kit.  I unraveled a couple strands and tied them in a loose knot and adhered them to the top of the pennant with a glue dot.  Then, just to add a little more Bermuda Bay, I unraveled Thick Baker’s Twine tied and used 2/3 of the strands to tie a bow.

Finally, I added a row of those gorgeous green pearls from the kit.  Those are my favorite Paper Pumpkin embellishments EVER.  They are so pretty!!!

Paper Pumpkin Pocketful of Cheer 5

In addition to the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, I used the following products on my card:

I may post some more ideas later this month, so stay tuned.  But, I always keep my favorite alternative project a secret to include in the monthly tutorials.  All of those projects are exclusive, and you can only get them by subscribing to Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator.

Tami Hewlett

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