Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Hello! We are still having some weather here so I feel like spring is finally here to stay!! Yay! Yesterday in the mail, I received my Paper Pumpkin kit for May. It's been a while since I've been part of the Paper Pumpkin family but since we've been at home the past couple of months, I thought it was a good time to rejoin. My daughter has been into making cards a lot lately so I thought these kits would be fun for her to help put together. I love that these kits have everything you need to put together some cute projects! This month's kit was extra special because it included the new 2020 - 2021 In Colors. These new colors are so great!! Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight are the new colors. So far I think Magenta Madness is my favorite but I'm sure it will change over time!

For my first card, I decided to mix things up a bit and use pieces from the different cards to put my own card together. For some reason, I like coming up with my own cards before making them according to the instructions. But the cards that are shown are also super cute and I will be doing those next!

For more information on signing up for Paper Pumpkin, please contact me. These kits are great if you want to do some crafting but don't feel like making a big mess. Everything you need comes in the box so it's perfect for crafting in the living or outside on a nice day!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Hello! I'm back on this gorgeous sunny day with another Peaceful Poppies card. I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP again along with the the black and white stripe paper from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP from Sale-a-bration. I cut the black and white strip paper with one of the dies from Stitched So Sweetly.

I then cut two poppies using Purple Posy card stock (my favorite) and leaves using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive card stock. The "thanks" sentiment is from the Well Written dies. I finished off the card with Mossy Meadow twine, Black Glittered ribbon and Iridescent sequins.

This card was pretty quick to put together and would be a great way to use up your DSP. I love mixing and matching different DSPs and finding fun color combinations.

I would love to see you CASE this card and come up with your own mix matched DSP combos.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mother's Day Cards

Hello! I know it's been quite a while since I've posted. At the beginning of this quarantine in March, time was moving like molasses but somehow since April, time has been flying by. Work, homeschooling and other random chores have wiped me out so by the end of the day, I'm beat and not up for crafting. But I managed to find some time and energy this past week to make mother's day cards. I know we are past mother's day but I still wanted to share the cards as the sentiments could be easily swapped for birthday, thank you, etc.

Again, I used the Peaceful Poppies suite. One of my favorites of all time. I love all the colors in the papers and the dies are fantastic. As you can see I used the same layout for both cards but just used different papers from the pack.

I used Night of Navy as the base for both cards. The flowers and leaves were die cut with the Poppy Moments dies and DSP. The flowers/leaves were then layered on Sparkle Glimmer paper that was die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

The sentiment is from Well Said and is stamped on Petal Pink card stock that was punched with the Classic Label Punch. Additional touches to the cards are a strip of Purple Posy linen ribbon, a Mossy Meadow linen thread bow and Champagne Rhinestone basic jewels.

Make sure you stock up on this paper before it's gone by the end of the month. Although I have to tell you the new catalog has some great DSP.

Stay tuned as I will have another card to share this week with the Peaceful Poppies suite. I made this card a while ago but just never found the time to share it.

Thanks for stopping by!