Monday, September 4, 2017

One in a Melon Cooper Style - Paper Pumpkin June '17

This weekend, I needed some thank you cards for customers, and I had completely run out of Notecards & Envelopes. I had taken two Paper Pumpkin kits with me camping, but I had only had time to complete one of them, the August kit - Giftable Greetings! I had fun with that one, but really just put it together as is! I enjoy doing that usually, because I don't have to think or design. I just follow directions, which is really relaxing for me - like a holiday!

But I've been hanging on to the June '17 Paper Pumpkin - One in a Melon - because it's so stinkin' cute and I've been meaning to put it together, but I just didn't really have any use for the treat bags and Hooray sentiments on the cards. Yesterday, it occurred to me that I could turn everything into Thank You cards, and I did!

Here's how it was meant to look:


And the Cooper version:

  • The differences are few for this card. I took one of the treat bags and cut it to make a backing for the yellow watercolour panel. 
  • I used the Thanks sentiment from the Jar of Love stamp set instead of the Hooray sentiment that comes in the kit.
  • I used some of the gorgeous watermelon tissue paper, which is quite heavy duty, to make an envelope liner.

  • These cards use the materials that would have been normally used for the treat bags. I cut the bags up to make panels for the front of the cards. I stamped the tags with the watermelon stamps using Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy. Then I added the sentiment from One Big Meaning in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • I mounted them on the Daffodil Delight banners and added a double bow in the Melon Mambo Baker's Twine. I attached the bow with a glue dot, but added the cute Lemon Lime twist clothespin over top as well.
  • I took some more of the awesome tissue paper and folded it accordion style to make a little fan-like embellishment which I adhered either at the bottom or the top of the banner and attached it all to the front of the card. The card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  • Again, I used some of that fabulous tissue to make envelope linings for the envelopes. There wasn't enough to make liners that went all the way to the bottom of the envelope, but they went down far enough to hold well and to be there for all the visible areas.

This is a great segue to remind you about our Paper Pumpkin promotion that goes until Sept. 10th only. New subscribers get half off their first month's subscription fee of $26.95 a month (which already includes shipping and taxes). Just click HERE, go to the Canadian site and follow the prompts to sign up. Use the promotion code: HALF0917 to get your deal! It is easy to manage you subscription, too, including cancelling or putting it on hold for awhile, so you won't be stuck with something you don't want for whatever reason. (I can't imagine one!)

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 products used to make this card today.

Product List
Envelope Liners Framelits Die
Envelope Liners Framelits Die

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