I've been a bit MIA as the weather has improved and my yard has been needing some TLC. I will probably be posting less over the course of the summer (unless it turns out to be a rainy one). I even had to postpone my monthly Paper Pumpkin group. Hopefully we can meet this Wednesday. Thanks for your understanding!
Soooo . . . . here are my May Paper Pumpkin projects.
These are the suggested projects using this month's kit.
Here are the alternate projects I came up with.
My first alternate uses a piece of the negative from the trees. I've sponged it in layers starting with Mint Macaron at the top, then Granny Apple Green, and Shaded Spruce. These colors are part of the Color Revamp but you can use any coordinating shades of green you already own. I hadn't played with any of the new colors yet and wanted to give them a go. Actually, when I first thought of using this technique I thought of creating a sort of EKG "My Heart Beats for You" kind of theme but decided to stick with the woodsy color scheme.
I torn up an envelope from the kit to create the background papers for this card. The sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and I thought the card could be used to send to someone going through a difficult time or even as a sympathy card. The cord bow is left over from last month's Paper Pumpkin kit. I punched a 3/4" circle in a piece of cardstock to sponge the moon in the new In Color Pineapple Punch.
OK, flashback to last fall when I created a Harry Potter themed Halloween card. This card is perfect for the Hogwarts graduate or any graduate who is a Harry Potter fan. I again used a negative piece from the trees but used the white side. The scroll design stamped in Mossy Meadow ink is from the March 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit and the sentiment is from the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.
Again I cut up an envelope to create the woodgrain border for this card. I used sponging and brought in the Waterfront stamp set, that has carried over from the Occasions Catalog, to add some additional texture to the mountains and a reflection in the water. I used one of the very pale Mint Macaron card bases from the kit for the card but sponged the sky and the Mint Macaron water piece in another new color, Balmy Blue. Stamping and sponging on the furthest mountain was done in Crumb Cake ink and the dark mountains were sponged in the new Gray Granite. Again, substitute similar colors that you already have such as Soft Sky and Smoky Slate. The birds in the sky are from the April 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit. I cut down one of the "diamond" labels and added the sentiment from March 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit onto a trimmed banner from this month's kit.
I like to try and make a 3-D item with the kit if I can and I was inspired by an open box I saw that someone had made. This one is made with one of the woodgrain and plaid card bases and is all one piece, other than the decorations, of course. I was really pleased with how it turned out. It will hold a gift card along with a treat. Looking for some twine in my stash I happened upon some Mossy Meadow twine that was from, I think, a Sale-A-Bration offer when Mossy Meadow was first introduced several years ago.
I hope you enjoy these projects. If you'd like to get even more variety from Paper Pumpkin, the June kit will coordinate with the new Broadway Bound Suite on page 69 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. If you're already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, click the image below to see what is included in the Broadway Bound Suite.
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