It’s time for another Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop sharing alternate ideas for the September 2017 kit – Layered Leaves.
Lately I really love the Paper Pumpkin Kits just the way they are. I want to make the projects that are in them and don’t want to use up the supplies to make something different. It’s a real struggle. And this kit was no different. So what I decided to do was set aside all the pieces that I needed to make the projects as intended and then see what was left over. And work only with those left overs to create my alternate ideas.
For this Layered Leaves kit there is quite a bit left over – not the boxes or the card bases and envelopes but a bunch of the leaves and tags. So I decided to focus on those. First I created this card.
All I added was Soft Suede card stock and an embossing folder. I wanted to mimic the kit – and the cards and boxes are embossed. I used the new Dynamic folder called Layered Leaves – ha – it has the same name as this kit! Surely it was meant to be. Plus it’s probably my favorite embossing folder right now. All the rest came from my kit. The gold foil strip is from the sheet of Gold Foil Leaf stickers – I just cut an edge off that sheet and it’s adhesive so it sticks right to the front of my card. I used a left over piece of the metallic Baker’s Twine and pulled out the metallic piece leaving me just the twine which I tied on the tag. I cut the metallic bit in half and the folded it up and stuck it to the back of the tag – like little sticks or tendrils hanging out with those leaves. And that’s it.
Then I decided to make a set of tags – they are sized to fit inside one of those pillow boxes from the kit. So you could use that as a little gift for someone.
For these I added the Soft Suede card stock, the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and Linen Thread. And some Old Olive ink to stamp the small leaf on each tag. I cut the card stock 2″ wide, punch the top end and embossed. On each one I added a leaf from the kit and a tag.
And believe it or not I still have more pieces left. How far can you stretch your left over kit supplies?
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And now on it’s time to move on to the talented Cathy Caines and see what she has in store for us with this month’s kit. Just click the next button to visit her blog.
Here is the rest of the Blog Hop List in case you get lost.
- Sara Levin
- Rachel Tessman
- Kimberley Morris
- Monika Davis <==== YOU ARE HERE
- Cathy Caines
- Carolynn Sander
- Maria Willis
- Megan Thompson
- Lori Mueller
- Audra Monk
- Kelly Acheson
- Rick D. Adkins
- Andrea Tracy-Tucker
- Jennifer Hill
- Dena Rekow
- Pam Staples
Thanks for visiting.
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Such classy projects! I love them all!
I almost did tags, too!! Too funny! I love your creations…great creative minds think alike, I see! TFS your alternative creations!
It’s always fun to see all the ideas and then marvel at how some are very similar and others are so unique!
I own that folder, & I am in love with your spin on this month’s kit Monika! I think I still have a few of those pretty leaves to use as well! Hmmmm… Thanks for sharing your creativity! Your projects are beautiful! 💖
Thanks Carolynn. Yes it’s my favorite folder right now.
Monika, love the embossing folder and clean design of your card and tags. Especially love the tags!
Thanks Pam. I use tags each month on my customer orders that get picked up at my house – so I’ll be using these for next month. I need to make more though.
I only just bought that embossing folder myself, and it’s absolutely PERFECT to use with this kit, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing 😀
It is for sure the perfect folder – heck they have the same name! Thanks!
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