I finished the Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin box by creating the rest of the cards using past Paper Pumpkin stamps and a few little things in my craft room. It was so much fun to pull out the unique stamp sets that are only available through Paper Pumpkin.
The first card is a winter themed card, perfect for Christmas. I love to send out Christmas cards and I always make each one unique. Don’t tell my brother, but I think this one is for him. He and his family love to spend their winter holiday skiing in Colorado.
I used the stamps from last October and November. The snowflakes are heat embossed in white. I stamped the sentiment in Pool Party.
I used more white embossing powder on each of the mountain layers and the trees to give a sense of a snowy scene. I like the rustic feel of the burlap, very outdoorsy and it contrasts so well with the sparkle of the rhinestones. As a final detail, I swiped a good amount of clear Wink of Stella over the “water” layer.
Next, I used the September 2017 kit, Falling Leaves to make a card suitable for Thanksgiving or a masculine thank you card. I used two different current designer series papers, Wood Textures and the brand new Natures Poem paper. If you buy any DSP this year, those two are a must-have.
The big leaves are stamped in the Mossy Meadow ink that was included in the May kit. I fussy cut them out and used glue dots to adhere them over the Natures Poem DSP. The sentiment and one of the accent leaves are stamped in Cajun Craze. The other two accent leaves are in Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry. A few retired glitter enamel dots and this card was done. If you don’t have the enamel dots, consider using Gold Faceted Gems. You know- every card needs to shine.
Next, I pulled out the leftovers from the March 2018 box. This was the fifth-anniversary kit and it was packed with wood embellishments and ribbon and all sorts of fantastic media. Luckily I had some of the Rich Razzleberry ribbon left from that kit to make this card-gift combo. First, I turned the card horizontally and using an old expired credit card and some Tear & Tape, I made a gift card pocket with the plaid panel.
Then, I stamped the corners of the wood panel with the cute swirl in Early Espresso.
I added the ribbon around the card and tacked it on using glue dots and tied a big bow, that I will have to untie when I use it, but that’s easy enough since I left plenty of length to work with.
I used Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, and So Saffron to stamp the flowers. Mint Macaron and Mossy Meadow ink made beautiful leaves. All of these were fussy cut from Whisper White cardstock. After adding the diamond cut out and banner, I layered on the flowers, the leaves, and a few wood pieces until I was happy with the results. Finally, I added some of the dots from the Heartfelt Notes box that shipped in January and one more of those retired glitter enamel dots.
Last alternative. This one used the Anchors Away from last month and the July 2017 kit – Perfectly Picturesque I think was the name of that one. I made the card almost exactly as instructed but added some of the birds in Smoky Slate. The boat, stamped in Night of Navy, is popped up on a mini Dimensional. The sun was stamped in So Saffron, the clouds in Soft Sea Foam. And I added a few waves using Pool Party to the water sticker. That was it.
I did mask off the For All You Do stamp so that I could stamp the top half above the banner and the bottom half below. This is really easy to do. Cover the part of the stamp you aren’t using with a sticky note, ink the stamp. Then – this is the important part – take the sticky off the stamp. Check that you don’t have ink anywhere you don’t want it and then stamp. You could also cut the stamp in half, but that’s too drastic for me.
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