Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin

While I was in Florida this winter, I didn’t get my mail, so I had a whole pile of Paper Pumpkin Kits waiting for me when I got home. I sat down to rest between cleaning bouts (3 pets and an adult child don’t clean too well when left home alone for 3 months!). It was a nice break from cleaning and the extra stamp set in the kit is awesome.

I started out by making one of each card. I didn’t read the directions but did look at the pictures, lol. The bases were so pretty that they could be used as note cards with just a simple greeting stamped on them.

I think I may have used a different greeting on this one but otherwise it is done just as in the photos.

For this card, I cut the embossed white piece in half lengthwise because I didn’t want to cover up so much of the background. The scrap piece can be used on another project.

The only extra things that I had to pull out for these three cards were a clear block to mount the stamps on and a scissors to cut the ribbon. This kit sure did give me a nice break. The Paper Pumpkin Kits are perfect for grab and go crafting or those times when just a quick crafting break is needed. If you are a new stamper, they have everything you need. The first kit even comes with a block and there are glue dots and dimensionals as needed.

Next, I wanted to use just the stamps and the Misty Moonlight ink to create a simple card with just an extra half sheet of Basic White Thick Cardstock. The images are stamped directly onto the base, no extra layers.

I really liked how the flowers have two stamps, one of the base and one for shadows. Stamping both stamps with the same color creates a darker color in the areas that are over stamped. To get the lighter blues, simply stamp off onto the cardboard stiffner that is in the kit, to remove part of the ink before stamping on the card.

You can purchase the Paper Pumpkin Kits monthly or in 1, 3, 6 or 12 month pre-paid subscriptions.

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