Monday, August 10, 2015

July 2015 Paper Pumpkin

Hi Friends

Today I played with my Paper Pumpkin for July and it's one of my favorites.  As I've said before, I share the kit each month with a friend so we each get 4 cards or whatever the project might be.  She will come over and we chat and stamp....mostly chat.  Anyway, she wants to borrow the stamps to finish hers so I thought I'd finish mine so she didn't feel rushed.

I gave her the instructional pamphlet so I came up with alternate ideas.  This first one I made last week when we were stamping together so it copies the intended use.  So cute.

This one is one of the alternate ideas I came up with...

I remembered I had a punch (Stampin Up) from years ago that doesn't get much use and it is just like the little tabs they put in the kit.  I had this green paper on my island so I cut it the same size as the kit size and decided to layer it.  I also put a little washi tape to bring out the green and used my dauber to fancy up the cup.

Next I decided I liked the idea of adding the little flowers to the herbs or whatever is in the cup so I cut them off one of the cups and adhered with a glue dot.  I saw this idea on Pinterest by "Laura's works of Heart".  Thanks Laura... love it!

I liked that one alot so I did another and used the "frame" from the stripe tabs as a background.  I also used an embossing folder to gussy it up a little more.

I had help!!!!

I've learned to work in tiny places

But he's so cute.... and just wants to be with mommy.  We had fun doing these today... can't wait to see what Paper Pumpkin has in store for us next month.

Thanks for visiting


Sunday, August 2, 2015


Hi Friends

Today I'd like to share with you my crazy card club entry for this month.  We were to make a card with a 'different' type of fold and I decided on a "double dutch fold".  Here's how to make it...

The base of the card - cut a piece of cardstock to 9 x 4 3/16 
Score at 5 1/2 
dutch doors - cut a piece of cardstock to 2 x 8 1/2 
score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8
Now just assemble making sure your doors are straight.  You will only be adhering it to the back of the card... I used fast fuse to make sure it's going to stay put!

Now just decorate to your heart's content 

I have cut the kitty out of another piece of whisper white and popped him up over the other.  The little mouse is also stamped on scrap paper, colored with Copics, and fussy cut... popped up, of course. The stamp set is by "There she Goes" called "Cattitude".  It is one of my favorites... makes me smile.  But then I'm a kitty person, as you maybe know. :-)

That's all there is to it and it's a cute card with those little 'doors'... I think!  My DSP is retired Stampin Up (sob) and it's been one of my favorites.

I hope you'll give this fold a try... it's not hard and fun to decorate.

Thanks for dropping by