Thursday, February 26, 2015

Back from Zihuatanejo with February's Paper Pumpkin and Alternatives

Well, I am back home again after a wonderful vacation in Zihuatanejo, Mexico! It was probably one of my all time most relaxing weeks ever and I have come back really refreshed and looking forward to sharing more papercrafting projects with you, including today's projects brought to you by February's Paper Pumpkin.  Thanks for sticking with me after a quiet couple of weeks.  

Here are some photos of my wonderful week in Mexico:

Downtown Zihuatanejo

Our Club Intrawest Resort

Me and the hubby on the beach

Looking down on the pool area.

Another view of downtown Zihua!
Here's what awaited me on my return home:

So I decided that my project to share with you would be February's Paper Pumpkin and my variations on it.

This is the project as Stampin' Up! intended, and it was easy to complete using the handy directions in the box:

The kit comes with the kraft envelopes that you assemble yourself!

I decided to try and do a different theme besides "Thank You", so I chose birthdays:

  • For this design, I added Retro Fresh washi tape for a bottom border and got out the Sale-A-Bration Stamp set called Big Day for the birthday images and sentiments.  I used the same colour scheme of Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.
  • By the way, the H is for Happy Birthday and the I is for ice cream.  I made the I from one the the Ts by cutting off the edges. I was pushing it, I know.  I was trying to come up with birthday words using the felted letters from the kit, which are all the letters in the word 'THANKS'. I was drawing blanks, big time!  What words can you come up with using those letters? I decided I would just used single letters that would have some significance, however slight, hence the H and I.
Here's the final design I came up with last night:
This one is a wedding card design, with the additions of Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper, the Something Borrowed Embellishments, and Your Perfect Day stamp set. I used Sahara Sand and Pool Party for the simple colour palette.

Here is the envelope I designed for this card:

This uses the paper doilies and Pearls from the Artisan Embellishments Kits, and some Sahara Sand Lace Trim.
Now, I want to let you know that buying a 3 month prepaid subscription to Paper Pumpkin, which is 
on sale right now for $68.85, will not only get you the delight of creating some great papercrafting projects for the next 3 months, it will be enough to earn you a Sale-A-Bration reward as well. You can order this through me.


Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card today!

Product List


  1. Welcome home Heather. I'm so glad you enjoyed a restful and relaxing time away. Your Wedding design is just beautiful. When I looked at the Birthday one it said 'HI' to me. That's almost as good as ice cream, don't you think? You could make it for someone named Hank, Stan, Tash or Kath; or use a theme like hats or ants. You did 'ask' for assistance with this 'task', lol.

    1. Hahaha! I did ask, Eunice! Thanks for your ideas! Some of them did cross my mind, but didn't really feel like the solution at the time! I'll have to make an acquaintance named Stan or Hank or Kath!


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