Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin

The February Paper Pumpkin Kit contains supplies for 8 accordion "Thanks" cards complete with punch out felt letters and easy to assemble gift boxes.

The stamp set included in the kit features mainly background images which inspired me to expand on those designs and came up with some interesting variations.

Leopard Print Background
I used the repeating row of background shapes and the single dot image to make a leopard print background.

Score and pierce a Baked Brown Sugar card and stamp the sentiment from the kit with Early Espresso ink.

Adhere the large heart and a Gold Foil small heart to the card with dimensionals and embellish with a Gold twine bow.

-stamp the background image with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock
-stamp dot image over each each squarish shape with Soft Suede ink
-punch out heart and sponge edges with Soft Suede ink

Overlapping Pastels Background
Stamp the large circular image on Whisper White card stock with pastel inks. I used Soft Sky, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Pistachio Pudding.
The sentiment is from Simply Wonderful, a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set.
Set of 4 Note Cards
Cut the accordion card from the kit into 4 little note cards and stamp backgrounds using both ink spots.

I used Memento Black ink for the sentiments and added Bermuda Bay sequins and Baker's twine.

Put them into one of the boxes for a sweet little gift.
For the Birds Note Cards
The images from For the Birds are perfect for a little set of Note Cards too.

Stamp them with a Memento pad, colour them with Blendabilities and mount them with a skinny Basic Black mat.

Make enveloples from Copy Paper and the Envelope Punch Board.

More Ideas!
Use the accordion card to make a mini-album for someone special and gift it in one of the boxes.
Cut the accordion card into single cards and make a matching game in a box for a young one.
Look on the internet for word games like I Spy and Rock, Paper, Scissors and print the rules on each of the sections of the accordion card and keep it in a box in the car for road trips.