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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — To You And Yours in Holiday Plaid

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 November monthly kit named "To You & Yours". 


I knew the minute I saw the plaid box that Stampin' Up! was showing off last month as a teaser of what might be inside for supplies that I was going to be hooked in love!!  I mean, really, plaid is the fashion right, I knew it was going to be a good one.

AND, I was right!  As soon as I opened the box and saw the card designs, I was all giddy.  Those cards just scream wood burning stove in a log cabin relaxing in my PJ's sipping on hot coffee. Haha!


For my alternate project, I went big and bold.  I cut three crumb cake cardbases in half at the 5-1/2" score line and used each half to create a "MERRY" banner.  The Large Alphabet Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits are always my go-to dies for banners.


The kit included a woodgrained sticker that had a pre-cut circle...none of it went to waste.  The circle was used as a direct layer for a couple of the letters; and the negative worked well as a matte presenting variety among the banner pieces,


There is some fine gold stripes mixed in the plain designer papers, so I brought in some Gold Foil paper as an accent to give the banner a richer country appeal.  The banner pieces are threaded together using 3/8" Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon.  I thought about taking the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon and separating the strands so they were loose and then thread through, but I really like the softness the Classic Weave Ribbon adds to the overall design.


This would look gorgeous strung across a fireplace mantel...but, if you don't have one, hanging on a wall or across the front of a bookcase would be festive, as well.  I hope you liked my is super cool in real life...darned pictures just never do an amazing project true justice.

To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the November 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.

List of Hop Participants


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