Every month, the kits include enough supplies to create the designed projects. This month was no different...all subscribers get to create 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs) that come with coordinating envelopes that are lined with designer paper. The whole ensemble is so down-to-earth using a combination of colors that mix well...Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.
I'm pretty sure the floral cardbase is my favorite pattern of the bunch, so I cut it down to help me dress up a 4" x 4" Crumb Cake cardbase. The original cards are 3-1/2" x 5", so I cut the card base in half at the 3-1/2" score line. (HINT: don't toss the back part of the card, we'll use it in a bit). The floral piece was trimmed from 5" to 3-5/8".
The ink spot included in the kit is Early Espresso, so I couldn't help myself but add a little Copper Foil trim using the Flourish Thinlits Dies. To compliment the foil trim, the sentiment was inked with VersaMark onto Old Olive and heat set with the Heat Tool. I added a fun trick with the sentiment inked with Early Espresso onto Petal Pink cardstock...add the strip to the Old Olive piece and die cut both sentiments together using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. It helps add a little contrast to the sentiment message.
Hugs from Shelli "Hello" Card
Since I cut one of the card bases in half, it left me with the back section of the card (plain Very Vanilla) to design another card. We'll get a 2-for-1 set of cards with one card base! YAY! The floral print is the leftover from cutting down the front part of the cardbase...so, technically, you could say this card is filled with leftovers.
FUN TIP: Before tossing the negative to any edgelits-type of die cut, check to see if it could fit with another project. That's what I did with the Copper Foil scalloped flourish die...fits perfect all lined up with the floral print, don't you think?!!
The sentiment was inked with VersaMark, stamped directly on the Very Vanilla layer, covered with Copper Embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool. I used one of the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the sentiment and then pop it up using Stampin' Dimensionals to set back in place.
To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the March 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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