Finally Finished August’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

I know, I know… we are already in September and I”ve had my Paper Pumpkin kit for a few weeks; but I finally had some time to sit down with my August kit and start playing.

I try each month to make one example following the pre-designed sample and then make the rest using only the supplies in the kit and a little creativity…. so this is what came out this month:

I’ll admit, I started out a bit stalled since this month, but once I started playing more ideas started coming.  And I even ended up with some extra stickers and pieces I can use for other projects – I just need another burst of mojo to finish those up! Smile

Plus, I had to make sure to stamp up my envelopes as well.  So, here is what I did along with my two favorite cards in the set:

I actually stamped the front bottom corner of three of the envelopes by inking up my bicycle stamp with the Bermuda Bay ink and then inked each envelope one after another without re-inking in between.  So you get a slightly faded effect as you go.

I also used this technique to get this cool motion effect on one of the cards:

Just stamp the bicycle on the right side of your paper and then keep stamping WITHOUT re-inking while moving the stamp slightly to the left each time you stamp.

Yes, it’s true, this card uses a few supplies not included in the kit (some scrap Whisper White cardstock, the 2 1/2” circle punch, paper piercing tool, and the Essentials Piercing Pack) but that is because I started out stamping out the bicycle on the card back and I completely messed it up!!

So, I needed to do something to cover up the boo-boo and thus the scraps started coming out.  Plus, I loved the idea of piercing the circle to help it coordinate with the background print.  What do you think?

Don’t forget – if you have been thinking of signing up for Paper Pumpkin, you need to be signed up by TONIGHT if you want to get your first kit in September. Sign up here


So today’s post was supposed to go up yesterday but instead of adding the finishing touches to the post and publishing, we had the excitement during breakfast of our carbon monoxide monitors going off and having to quickly evacuate our house due to extremely dangerous levels of the gas in our house.  Thankfully we had the monitors and all the people and animals in our house are fine, and the kids had the fun of seeing firetrucks come to our house and getting to hang out with firemen.

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So, the moral of the story is… if you don’t have carbon monoxide detectors in your house, please go get some!  You never know when you will need them.  I know we had no clue anything was wrong or that we were in danger until they started going off.

All the best and happy & SAFE stamping!

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