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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Friends of a Feather Kit

Hello and welcome Stampers and Papercrafters to our fun monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the October monthly kit named "Friends of a Feather". 


Are you ready for the Fall weather?!!  Yep, me too, but I think mother nature decided to jump from Summer to Winter because we've already acquired 4-6" of snow in our area.  It has since melted, but geee whiz!!


I'm loving all of the lazer cut dies and intricate pieces included in this kit to create 8 cards...4 of them are closer to note cards, the other 4 are larger than the regular A2 sized card.  Variety is good. :)  Buuut,  I couldn't leave well enough alone with the larger sized card base with the pretty scalloped edge.


One way of getting more out of your kit is to cut the large cardbases in half.  That's right!  The original base measured 6-1/4" x 4", so the dainty die cuts were calling for a dainty notecard.  I love the scalloped edge to the base, but I wasn't a fan of the fact that you could see the white of the inside cardbase showing through, so I added a strip of Coastal Cabana and Fresh Fig cardstock to the inside front of the card.



Have you purchased the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, yet?  The card layout was needing a bit of texture to offset all of the plain card front and die cut leaves, and the Subtle embossed pattern was perfect with the Pretty Labels punch.  I really like the color combination included with the kit...Grapefruit Grove, Fresh Fig, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake.  Pretty-pretty!


Since the main cardbase was cut down, the self-adhesive gold sequins really reflect their larger size, which is okay as it compliments the metallic baker's twine bow...super pretty!


To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the August Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

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