Freshly Made Paper Pumpkin Alternative – Throwback Thursday

When I was a kid, my grandparents used to drive my brother and me from New Mexico to Cape Cod, MA every summer.  I learned to love road trips and all things related to the ocean.  I haven’t been back to the Cape in years, but the April Paper Pumpkin, You Are My Anchor, made me nostalgic for salty water, Sundae School ice cream and weathered wood.

Freshly Made Sketches 336


For this Throwback Thursday post, not only am I sharing one of my fondest memories, I’m using some retired Lost Lagoon cardstock as the base for my card that uses the Freshly Made Sketch #336.  The paper has a nice green undertone that reminded me of the sea. Any dark blue cardstock would work, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo, or Night of Navy or even Tranquil Tide for a greener option.

This sketch is lovely in its simplicity and casual design.  I love that the base layer is off-center, making it perfect for the imperfect crafter – me!




You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin Alternative FMS336

For the bottom layer, I used a piece of the can’t-get-enough Wood Texture DSP underneath one of the card bases from the Paper Pumpkin kit.  The lighthouse stamp and the sentiment are also from the kit and stamped in Island Indigo. The twine, also from the kit is wrapped around the top layer twice in an X. I tied a knot separately because knots and sailors and the sea. It seemed appropriate.

That’s it.  Super simple. It could make a great graduation card, or change up the sentiment for Father’s Day or a birthday.  Now, I’m going to go pretend I’m within 100 miles of an ocean…