Monday, January 26, 2015

January Paper Pumpkin

Happy New Year! I cannot believe my last post was in November. I did have 1 or 2 Christmas cards that I wanted to share but obviously time got away from me. And who wants to see them now, I'm in a Valentine's and spring mode. Especially since we are about to get a WHOLE lot of snow here in the northeast. Luckily I finally got my craft area cleaned up so maybe I'll have some time tomorrow to work on a card. That is part of the reason for my silence on the blog too, amongst having 2 little ones to take care of. But my craft area was a complete disaster which made it hard to want to work on anything. But since I have all these fun new things to play with, I had to make it my mission to get it cleaned up. So it's clean but it could definitely use some organizing/getting rid of stuff but that is for another time! Since it's been clean, I've been able to make 3 cards in the past few days. What a difference it made. Let's hope it stays neat for a little bit. Now for today's card. I used this month's Paper Pumpkin kit to make a card. The kit includes things to make little valentine goodie bags. I may use the kit for some goodie bags but I knew I wasn't going to use all of the elements for the goodie bags so I wanted to make a card. I used the Hearts a Flutter framelits to make banners with the tags from the kit. The red and pink banners are also from the kit. I just cut them to make them a little smaller. The banner is hanging on the super cute pink and gold twine from the kit. I used the heart stamps from the kit and stamped them onto watercolor paper. I used my aqua painter to make them look like water color hearts. I couldn't figure out what pink was used in the kit so I ended up using Calypso Coral because I thought it kind of matched. But when I stamped it, it didn't seem to match quite like I had hoped but I still think it looks cute. The sentiment is stamped in Gold ink and then embossed. I thought it added a nice touch. I really love all of the elements in this kit. I hope to make some more cards or even the little bags with them.

I am trying out something new with the products that I used. Instead of writing out which ones I used, I am linking the actual products that I used. I think this will look much better than how I used to do it. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

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