Story of Elegance

Happy Tuesday everyone!

As I anxiously await the delivery of my October Paper Pumpkin kit,  I decided to make a few cards using the September kit.  The kit is called Haunts and Harvest and made cute little treat boxes.  I really didn’t need to make the treat boxes, so I used the parts of the kit to make other cards.

There are so many benefits to Paper Pumpkin.  It’s economical – Everything you need is included in the kit. It’s portable.  You can craft anywhere with this kit.  Add some scissors and a stamping block and you can complete the kit during your lunch break.  It’s exclusive – You get a stamp set with each kit that is only available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  Paper Pumpkin kits make great gifts too.  Another thing I like is that you can create your own special projects with the contents of the kit.

I really like the two-step leaf stamp that was part of this stamp set, so I decided to make fall cards using these stamps. Here is the alternate card that I made.

Greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

Haunts and Harvest Alternative

This cute little card has lots of texture and dimension and best of all, it’s super easy to create.  I used Dimensionals on the sentiment circle to add a little more depth.

Close up of a greeting card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Elegance Made Easy 

To recreate this card, stamp 3 leaf veins in Early Expresso and  leaves in Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Cajun Craze ink onto a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″  piece of Basic White card stock  and emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.

Use the smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes die set to cut a circle in the center of the stamped images on the panel.  Remove the circle and add the panel to the front of a card base made with Thick Basic White card stock.

Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Basic White card stock in Early Expresso ink and punch using a 1 1/8″ circle punch (retired).  Note: You can also stamp the leaves farther apart and use layering circles to achieve the same look.

Line up the leaf veins and the die cut circle then add the sentiment to the center of the circle.  Add Dimensionals to the back of the circle and adhere to the card, lining up the veins.

Embellish the card with Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a bow made with gold and copper craft store thread and a neutral colored twine from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.  Another good thing about Paper Pumpkin kits.  There are always leftovers to use on future projects!

I embossed the envelope flap to coordinate with card and the project is complete.Greeting card and coordinating envelope made with Stampin' Up! products

If you want to try your hand at a little Paper Pumpkin fun, here’s a look at what is in store for the November kit.

The name of this kit is Gifts Galore and here are a few details about it.  With the upcoming holidays this would be a great way to spend time with the younger people in your life.  Me and my grands are gonna have some fun with this one for sure!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags.
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

To order yours, just use this link >>> ORDER NOVEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN

Here are the products I used for today’s card. You can shop with me anytime!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a lovely week and come back to see me on Friday.

Until then,

Live Graciously!