Saturday, February 27, 2021

Crafty Collaborations Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop (February 2021)

I generally stick to following the Paper Pumpkin kit instructions as they are because, let's be honest, they are Fabulous!  

Having said that, I was having a little trouble wrapping my head around the Merry Merlot card that was presented in the kit. Off to the drawing board to come up with something that I was happier with. TA DA!

Here's what I did:

I cut the card base in half (and trimmed each to 5 1/4" x 4"); I then used the back of the base as the Merry Merlot layer you see on my card front and used the original card front (turned over), as a white liner inside my Basic Black card.

As this kit was designed to coordinate with the Saleabration Flowers & Field DSP, I used two different designs to create my card front. I have been fussy cutting these big flowers for multiple designs lately and I just love how they look!

I stamped this beautiful sentiment from the stamp set in the kit using Versamark Ink on Basic Black Cardstock. I then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and fussy cut around the words.  

Final touches are a few of the black sequins included in the kit, as well as a piece of twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack in the Annual Catty.

I'm super pleased with this alternate design and hope you like it too!

(note: DSP layer on card front is 3" x 4 3/4")

Be sure to visit all of the other blogs in the hop!  

You won't be disappointed by all the talented creations.

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