Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. The October kit is stunning! It includes everything you need to make a 10 beautiful holiday cards like the one above.
I love the birch trees and the way they are lifted up and out from the background scene on Stampin’ Dimensionals! These cards are giving me a great start on my holiday crafting!
It’s also fun to take the supplies you receive in the kit and create alternative cards ~ just to change things up a bit! And that’s what I’ve done with this kit.
The first alternative is made with an additional piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 4″ x 5-1/4.” Using the largest Layering Circle Die (not scalloped), cut a circle in the center of the piece. Stamp the dots/snowflakes on the upper portion of the piece in Night of Navy ink. Adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals; stamp the sentiment on the blue flagged end piece and adhere to the white piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This second alternative is simple and striking. Decorate the tree with small branches from the birch trees. Cut the tiny branches off the birch trees and carefully adhere them between the pine branches of the trees with Multipurpose Glue. Allow extra glue to remain on the sides of the branches.
Working quickly, as soon as you finish attaching the branches cover the trees with some gold glitter (this is from my personal stash). Lightly pat the glitter down and then shake it off the piece. It will adhere on that extra glue that was a bit outside the branches, and leave a pretty shimmer, as if the branches are glowing in the moonlight!
Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin!
If you don’t subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you must! 🙂 You will love it! And the November kit is going to be wonderful! It is a stand-alone kit, but coordinates with the October kit.
AND starting this month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers will each receive an email from me with PDF Tutorials of 2 alternate Paper Pumpkin projects!
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