Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing - August 2017 Kit

Hello Everybody! Welcome to this month's A Paper Pumpkin Thing blog hop featuring the August 2017 kit. Today I'm hopping with an amazing group of talented artists and we've all designed some fun alternative cards and projects using this month's Paper Pumpkin kit. When you get to the bottom of my blog just click on the next button to head on over to the next blogger.

If you follow my blog then you may have realized that I've been MIA for the last couple of weeks. I've been off on an amazing vacation with my family in Belize. Gasp! I know. I'm so lucky. It gets even better though because my family is Belizean and I have tons of family there to visit every year including my Granny who will be turning 90 this year. It's the perfect way to mix family with vacation and we make the trip every year. Here's a pic I took at sunset on my family's farm... pretty amazing!

Ok, ok, I know you're not here to hear all about my vacation so now onto the Paper Pumpkin Alternatives! This month's kit is so amazing and I really had fun putting this card together. I cut the center out of one of the card bases that came with the kit and added it to a Berry Burst card base. The stamps, the oval, the tag, the twine, the adorable little flowers... They ALL came in the kit!

I heat embossed the sentiment in white on Berry Burst. I also sponged the edges of the oval background piece in Pool Party then splattered it with Night of Navy ink. An edge of doubled up doily, some silver metallic twine and rhinestones and BAM! My card was finished.

I've also made a project to share today. It's a treat wrap that holds a little bon-bon. There are so many pieces and fun layers on this project! Thank you Stampin' Up! for all of the gorgeous leaf stickers (different shapes, sizes and colors) and ribbon and twine. Again I've cut a strip from a card base included in the kit and adhered it to a background of Night of Navy. 

I used a new punch (Starburst Punch coming out on September 1st) to punch out a Pool Party background piece. I added a Gold Foil Doily and some gold metallic thread on top of that. The sentiment is stamped on a left over piece of card base from when I made my card. It's hard to tell but the sentiment and Calypso Coral flowers have a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to give them some shimmer.

Here's a last look at my projects before I send you off to the next blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you enjoyed my projects and I gotta say that I've missed being here. Back soon-I promise!

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  1. Wow that sunset, AND your projects! How on Earth did you get these done if you're on vacation in Belize?? Thanks for sharing, I love these colorful ideas :-D

  2. I love all the layers! Great idea to add the Berry Burst into this color scheme - it is perfect.

  3. I'm a sucker for all of the layers! I love that little treat wrap!


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