I’m back with more Paper Pumpkin cards to share, this time from the February kit, Wildflower Wishes. This was a fun kit to play with and I still have plenty of pieces left over to make some other items. Check out the cards below.
These first three cards show the intended cards per the kit instructions. They were fairly quick and easy to put together.
This next card is very similar to the intended card above. I used the remaining letter pieces and placed them on one of the floral pieces. Everything else was done the same.
Here is a side by side comparison of the two cards. Both are very nice, though my eyes gravitate towards the one on the right because it has more contrast (since the floral piece is not as covered).
This card features a strip of the flower paper cut from one of the envelopes. I cut a 1″ strip from the front of the card base (save for the next card) and adhered the flower strip (about 1-1/2″ wide) to the inside of the card so it is visible while the card is closed. The diagonal stripes layer is one of the kit pieces cut in half. I stamped some of the floral images with Sahara Sand ink in the middle. Before adding it to the card, I added a strip of Garden Green cardstock, punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (with the scalloped edge showing, not the “ribbon” side). I punched out a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the Everyday Label Punch, then stamped it with Garden Green ink. It is attached with Dimensionals, just overlapping the other stamped images. As a finishing touch, I added 3 pearls from the kit.
For this card, I tried a new fun fold technique called the Flip Fold Card. The main elements were done just like the intended cards, without the word/letter pieces added to the flower piece. The band that flips open is a 1″ wide strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock about 7″ long and scored at 4-1/4″. Using the strip cut from the previous card, stamp the sentiment with Garden Green ink, and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch (centered in the punch as the strip is shorter than the punch). Use the punch again on a scrap of Garden Green cardstock, and layer the two punched pieces. Attach to the short side of the flap, and attach the long side to the back of the card.
When you open the flap, you see another sentiment punched out with the Classic Label Punch.
Finally, open the card the rest of the way and decorate the inside as desired.
This card uses the other half of the diagonal stripes piece. I stamped the floral images multiple times just under center with Sahara Sand ink on this piece, and in two corners of the card base. The sentiment is stamped with Garden Green ink on a 1″ strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and added to the striped piece. I wrapped a length of the thread around the top, then used Dimensionals to attach it to a mat of Garden Green cardstock.
The final card is a shaker card. Instead of sticking the floral piece under the word layer, I used a piece of our Window Sheets (and trimmed around the curvy areas). Then I placed Foam Adhesive Strips all around the word, making sure there are no gaps between sections of the foam strips. Before adding it to the card, adhere a layer of Designer Series Paper (a sheet from the Color Theory DSP pack is used here) to the card base and pool some sequins along the middle. Then peel the backing off the foam strips and adhere to the card. Give it a little shake to see all the sequins move around. To finish off the card, I added three white flower stickers from the kit and placed a yellow Glitter Enamel Dot in the center of each.
This was a fun kit to play around with and now I’m wishing spring would come sooner!
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