Do you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? I love getting my Paper Pumpkin in the mail each month. I love the surprise. I do everything possible not to look at all the talk and postings until I have mine in hand! This month's Paper Pumpkin is just so pretty. I have to admit that I love the boxes with cards the best. The August Paper Pumpkin has all the makings for 10 cards, a fantastic stamp set, silver foil trimmed envelopes, a Blackberry Bliss stampin' spot, and fun! The kit also has beautiful vellum and a pretty green vellum leaves to use! Wow!
I just couldn't wait to get started. The kit is so easy!
Here are the cards made pretty much according to the kit directions. You would get 5 of each design! They are lovely!
These cards are also close to the directions. I did use a different sentiment on the cards on top. The Thank You Kindly comes from the Enjoy Life stamp set. I also used some of the Silver Metallic Thread from page 200 of the annual catalog on some of these. It will look fantastic with the silver edged envelopes. I also added some the Faceted Dots from page 197.
Of course, sometimes you want to try a little something outside of the box.
Here are two projects. For the card I took an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits and cut out a section of the front of the card. I did have to line the inside of the card with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White. I cut another oval from some Fun Foam. Glue the paper to the foam and then glue it all back inside the card. Just add some Silver Metallic Thread, a saying, and some Faceted Dots! Don't forget the vellum leaves!
I made a video on how to make this box for an earlier post. You can see it here. To make this box cut the card in the white area 1 1/4 below the fold. The fold becomes the score line for the bottom of the box. Score in the other direction at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5. You will have to cut up on the score lines to the bottom of the box (fold of card). Take a look at the video, please! Use the larger tag and fold in half for the box topper. I stamped the flower with the stamp set in the kit. I used Flirty Flamingo for the flower. Put some Pineapple Punch in the center with a dauber, and added the heart leaves with Granny Apple Green. The center of the flower is Blackberry Bliss. Punch this out with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch and add a frame using the 1 3/8" scallop punch and Flirty Flamingo card stock. Back this with some of the Flamingo and Silver Twine and some of the vellum leaves. It makes a great box!
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