Friday, April 23, 2021

April Fun with Paper Pumpkin

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I spent an enjoyable afternoon yesterday playing with my April Paper Pumpkin kit. It's fun because it's colourful, whimsical and full of popsicles!! But that's not all. Once I finished the 12 shaped cards in the kit, I used the leftovers to create a few of my own. This month's kit coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from the Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue, so I had a lot of material I could use to add to the leftovers to make some really fun thank you cards of my own.

None of the designs were originally thank you cards but that's what I needed so I found a good 'thanks' sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set and turned all the labels into thank yous.

Here's how I slightly altered the basic designs of the cards to make them more to my liking. It wasn't a huge change except for the "leftover cards" where I had to start almost from scratch.

There was one popsicle-shaped card that I really didn't like the design of:

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So I decided to cover the front with some of the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper by cutting a strip the same width and tracing the arc of the top of the popsicle on the back of the DSP sheet, then fussy cutting it out and mounting it on the front of the Kiwi design that I didn't care for. Here's how they turned out: 

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I added some of the stickers in the kit to the original designs as well so this is how they all turned out in the end:

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I added the sun sticker behind the sentiment on two of the rainbows (there were only 2 sun stickers and long popsicles behind the sentiment strips on the watermelon card! I changed the size and location of the bow on the rainbow-coloured popsicle.

Now here are the ones I made almost from scratch, except for leftovers from the kit:

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This one has a Bermuda Bay base with a background of Ice Cream Corner DSP. I used a popsicle sticker from the kit and cut a strip of silver glimmer paper from the left-overs of the sentiment backings in the kit. Behind the sentiment is a kiwi sticker which I didn't like as a kiwi, but looks great as a starburst behind the sentiment.

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This one is one of my favourites. The Bermuda Bay base has a Coastal Cabana layer on it that is embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Over that is a strip of *Pale Papaya cardstock and 3 of the smaller popsicle stickers. The sentiment banner is mounted just over another strip of silver glimmer paper cut from the leftovers of the sentiment backings in the kit, and a little twine bow finishes it off.
*These are new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which you will be able purchase starting on May 4, 2021.

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This is my top favourite though. On a *Pale Papaya base I added a strip of Ice Cream Corner DSP and over that I glued a piece of the silver glimmer paper that held the 6 rectangle pieces that backed the banner sentiments. I trimmed it away from the rest of the glimmer paper and it looks like a series of frames or film. The only thing is that it was too long for the card, but that just makes it look like the images continue on like a film. Within each square formed, I added either a strawberry or a watermelon fruit sticker, manipulating it so that it fit between the confines of the frame. I trimmed the excess of the frame and strawberry from the top frame. I added just a plain sentiment banner at the bottom.

*These are new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which you will be able purchase starting on May 4, 2021.

This was a lot of fun to put together, and now I have 16 thank you cards for my customers! Win-win!!

Have a great weekend!!

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*Pale Papaya 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit

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