I made two cards for last week’s FMS422 challenge, but forgot to link it to their website [see my Revisit of Sprinkled with Love]. So I was excited to see this week’s FMS423 challenge on Wednesday last week. I had lots of ideas for cards that I could create with this template.
Then that afternoon I got my February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit. True to my vow to start on my Paper Pumpkin kits sooner rather than later, I opened it that evening. And it hit me…one of the cards fit the FMS423 template to a “T” without any planning! I chuckled realizing this wasn’t an original intent of the FMS challenges, but I needed a birthday card for my husband’s admin’s 60th birthday this week. And I wanted to create a card for the challenge. So one card for two purposes. I did mix up the PP pieces rather than use their suggested card design, so it’s my own unique combination. Remember, the challenges are only a suggestion to get you started and sometimes, it’s much easier than you ever imagined to create a card.
The Paper Pumpkin instructions put a birthday cake in the middle of the punched out circle and the flower was on another card. But I liked the flower here and added a row of sequins for the third strip of the design. I punched out the inside of the circle and rather than discard it, I adhered it to the card base. Then I popped up the card front with dimensionals before adding the flower, greeting banners and sequins. Yes, there were other banners on the card, and I added sequins to them also. So it’s close, with a twist. Thanks Paper Pumpkin and FMS423 for the inspiration for this birthday card!
Here’s the video for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I can’t wait to start playing with the rest of the cards to come up with alternative layouts! Stayed tuned for more ideas using this kit!
Want to try making some easy cards yourself? March’s Paper Pumpkin is celebrating our 7th anniversary by including an additional free stamp set. That’s two stamp sets in one kit! Sign up here by March 10!
Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping this week!
Janice B at JB Stamper