Paper Pumpkin, easy as pie

I’ve said many times how easy it is to create cards and projects using Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit. As I was cleaning up my craft room to get ready for my next project, I came across the Paper Pumpkin Layers of Gratitude kit from February 2015. It brought to mind many of the things I’m grateful for during this unprecedented times. This wasn’t one of my favorite kits, but I knew I could create something fun from the pieces.

Stampin’ Up! – Layers of Gratitude – February 2015 Paper Pumpkin
Layers of Gratitude stamp set

This definitely called for some “thinking outside the box” ideas. First, I cut the folded banner card into 4 separate card pieces. These are the cards I created this weekend. The only thing I added were several pieces of cardstock and a few more ink colors.

Cards of gratitude, hugs and greetings

On this card, I stamped the flags using Pool Party ink, and the”thanks” with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I added the felt “T” from the kit, wrapped the twine around 3 times and tied a bow. Since the cards were smaller than USPS mailing size, I added each final cards to a 3-1/2″ x 5″ piece of coordinating cardstock. The card base for this one is Calypso Coral.

This second card uses a Bermuda Bay card base. I randomly stamped the circles with Pool Party ink after stamping off once so the color wasn’t so intense. I cut the “I” from the rest of the greeting so I could add a felt letter “i” instead. I cut a piece of the felt to make the “i” and hand cut a circle for the dot and added a twine bow.

On the 3rd card I used the “bar” stamp and created a rainbow of colors – Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, and So Saffron. I pulled a stamp from my In Bloom stamp set and inked the “amazing” (without the “A”) with my Basic Black marker. The final step was adding the felt “A” to the card on a Daffodil Delight card base.

The last card is stamped repeatedly with the diamond shapes using Pool Party. The “H” is from the letters and I made an “i” from the leftover pieces. Glued it the Pool Party card base and I was done.

Would you like to win a set of these cards? Post a comment below about these cards letting me know what you liked best, share my post with a friend, and like & comment on this post on my JBStamper FB page. If you also follow and like my post on JBStamper Instagram and Pinterest pages, you will be entered for another chance to win a set of these cards. Winners will be picked randomly from the completed entries.

In addition, March is Paper Pumpkin’s anniversary. Each year the kit contains a FREE GIFT! Here’s a sneak peek of March’s AWESOME Here’s to You kit with the FREE GIFT inside!!

Here’s to You – March Paper Pumpkin kit

This kit contains four unique and reusable stencils and a sponge to enhance every project. Even better? We’ll teach you how to use it. Subscribe monthly here or buy a prepaid 1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription here by March 10, and for your Here’s to You kit today!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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