Did you get your September Paper Pumpkin? If not, you can still order if you’re a subscriber. Don’t tell me you don’t subscribe – that’s too scary! The super cute kit came with supplies to make 24 treat bags with jack o’lanterns, ghosts and bats. The stamp set included some spiders too. All the sentiments and images you need to create some delightfully frightful Halloween stuff. I got creative and made two alternate cards to share with you. No – one is not my Christmas card – yet. It’s coming. But for now, check these out.
This card uses my favorite color, purple or specifically Gorgeous Grape. And it is gorgeous! I used Basic Black as the card base. The Gorgeous Grape layer is stamped with the two bats included in the stamp set in a random pattern with Basic Gray. Don’t be afraid to stamp off the edge of the layer to make the pattern looks like it was part of a larger piece of paper. Before I adhered it to the base, I added a piece of Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped ribbon about a third of the way from the bottom.
The squares were die cut from Basic Black using the Layering Squares and Whisper White using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used a Boo! sticker and a bat from the kit. The sentiment is also from the kit and stamped in Basic Gray. I did add a couple of black rhinestones for bat eyes. If you don’t have any of these retired gems left in your stash use the Basic Black Blends from the Holiday catalog to color some standard rhinestones.
The second card was inspired by a card by France “Frenchie” Martin. Don’t you just adore her videos? She used the Toil and Trouble set in the Holiday catalog to make her card.
I don’t have that set, but with the Paper Pumpkin, the Large Letters framelits and the Seasonal Layers framelits I was able to make something that was just as cute. My card base is left over from a SaleaBration freebie – use Calypso Coral or Pumpkin Pie as a base. The Lemon Lime Twist layer was embossed with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. I love this embossing folder and will be using it non-stop. I’ll apologize now.
My B was cut from Basic Black and then layered with another B cut from a sheet of Twinkle Twinkle DSP that looks like a night sky. The pumpkins, ghost, and bat are from the Paper Pumpkin kit. The branch was my nod to Frenchie’s use of the Wood Textures DSP. I didn’t want to cover up my swirls, so the branch worked out.
I can’t wait to send these to my friends. Hope you’re making happy mail today. If you need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, click here.