Variations on a Theme – Paper Pumpkin

I finally had a chance to play with my November Paper Pumpkin kit. If you haven’t heard of Paper Pumpkin, it is a great Stampin’ Up! kit where each month you subscribe, you get a full kit mailed to you to make a set of cards or projects. To order Paper Pumpkin or any other supplies I used, click here.

While Stampin’ Up! provides great instructions for a kit to make, my first three are variations on the sample card provided.

This first one is a smaller card (3×3) which is perfect to attach to a gift.

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Second, I brought out the glitter (Dazzling Diamonds) to mimic freshly fallen snow.

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Third, I used the velum provided along with adding some texture with an embossing folder and die cut.

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Christmas, continued

Although some of the radio stations started playing Christmas music a few weeks ago, I am holding out until Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to start tuning in myself. I made this card to get me even more excited for all of the great Christmas songs I will listen and sing along to through the season. To purchase any of the stamps, papers or supplies I used, click here.

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I am currently working on building my Christmas shopping list for friends and family. I’m also preparing myself for writing Thank You cards for gifts I receive so I’ve started working on some Christmas-themed Thank You cards as well.

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Thank You card collection

I find I’m always in need of more thank you cards. Here are some that I’ve made recently.

This first one reminds me of my sister-in-law who loves sunflowers more than anyone I know.

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I am originally from New England so fall leaves have a special place in my heart. I wanted to highlight the fall leaves in the card below.

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I kept my colors simple with the following card but used variations of each color (designer paper, regular cardstock, ink, ribbon, etc.) to make this card pop.

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You might recognize the die cut of the hydrangea below. I used the same die cut and cut it into a circle to make the sunflower card at the top of this post.

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The cable knit embossing folder has become one of my new winter favorites and was perfect for the neutrals Thank You card below.

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My husband and I love spending time outdoors so this card embodies the feeling of the outdoors and incredible nature surrounding us.

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The following card didn’t photograph exactly as colored – it is navy blue and white although it looks more like black in the photograph. The text and snowflake type image are embossed in white.

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