Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October Paper Pumpkin kit

I received my Paper Pumpkin kit for October and it is so cute. They put a card making kit together and it's right on trend with the unique shaker aspect. It was so fun to make! The pictures really don't do it justice. The colors are rich and the sequins are so pretty.

This was the card I made using the kit as it was intended. I did add a decorative paper strip to the top and orange twine instead of the green that comes with the kit. The other elements are directly from the kit.

I had to come up with some other ideas on other ways to use the kit because I knew I wouldn't have use for so many cards.  I keep a stash of boxes and such for gift giving and I found some plastic boxes I thought would work perfectly with the kit. I wrapped a box with decorative paper and embellished with the kit. I used the leaf cut outs and lined them with coordinating Fall papers. I really love how it turned out.

One thing stood out about the kit while I was making the card and that was how many leaf cut outs will be left after making cards or other projects. I used one leaf to embellish the top of the box but then I was trying to think of other ways to use them up. I immediately thought about placecards for Thanksgiving and I cut the little cards out, but then it turned into a little hello card instead. 
I still have placecards in mind, so stay tuned because I will be working on those soon. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mother's Day Card

I I wanted to make something different for my mom than the gifts I make for Hello Gifts so I did some looking for new card techniques. I found this cute multi slot one paper folded card tutorial. 

So you can see the slots that hold a regular small greeting card and a seen tag that will hold a giftcard. 

I used the mom, stitched circle, and daisy die from Reverse Confetti's Flowers for Mom confetti cuts set. I also used the banner from the same set on the card. 

The tag is the stitched tag die from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Reverse Confetti SFYTT

I have never done an official Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from Reverse confetti, nor any other company. I decided to give it a try this month as its their 3 year anniversary. I happen to love everything RC releases and have many of their confetti cuts and die sets. This month they have this sketch:

Now most people are thinking summer time and fun in the sun themes and although I love summer because I am a teacher and get summers off, I live in the desert and summers are sweltering. So I decided to throw everyone for a loop and do a fall theme.

Here is my take on the sketch:

Hope you like it! Have a wonderful day!