August Paper Pumpkin & Add-On Has Amazing Design Potential

August Paper Pumpkin Kit

I am absolutely in love with the August Paper Pumpkin colours - stamps - embellishments and possible design ideas.  The kit itself was not only cute with the little goody bags, but an amazing value too.  They really hit this one out of the park!  I don't think we've had a kit with so many die cut pieces - in so many colours, ribbon and twine, printed vellum elements etc. The box was full, and well worth the money.

If that wasn't enough to tickle your fancy - some didn't like the idea of goody or gift bags, all you had to do was add on the Gift of Fall card and envelope set, and a whole world of other possibilities opened up. We can generally find ways to use Paper Pumpkin supplies to make cards, but with the card pack, you don't even have to think about how you might alter something to use on a card.  As you can see, I used bits and pieces from the kit and the add-on card pack and quickly came up with 8 varied card designs.  The cards in the bottom left are my version of a similar card I saw on Pintrest from Rachael Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out

TGCDT August 2019 Blog Hop - Creating With Mosaic Moods

Mosaic Moods Whisper White

I am so privileged and elated to have been invited to join a new all-male group of stampers from around the world; The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team presently consisting of seven stampers/paper crafters. This represents a number of firsts for me, my first blog-hop, my first video blog post, and my first time receiving exposure to stampers all over the world.  I hope you all enjoy what I share here today.
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From the moment I first saw the Mosaic Moods DSP - I knew I was going to create some beautiful cards with this glossy accents paper, and I knew that I would be fussy cutting all those roses and humming birds and popping them up to be 3D. They are simply GORGEOUS!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought about this, and I have indeed seen many beautiful card designs from my fellow crafters doing just that.  I don't propose to present anything earth shattering or totally unique here - just my creative take on how to use these beautiful papers in a couple simple ways.

I'm rarely in the position to have all the parts of a suite, so I try to create the most I can with just the DSP, and maybe the stamp set. I present here for you today, six cards that you can easily make with just the DSP and any stamp sets and paper you have at your disposal. I did use one embossing folder, but it is not absolutely necessary if you don't own one - your cards will be just as beautiful using what you have.  Please enjoy.   


A Creative "Magnolia Lane" Package With Tremendous VALUE

Magnolia MM Cards Envelopes Pack

What an amazing duo the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards 149554, and the beautiful Magnolia Lane Large Cards & Envelopes pack 149487 (both on pg. 171) make. What CAN'T you do with these!? Talk about VALUE! $15 for the cards $17 for the envelopes - $22 +s&h for 20 fully complete cards! 

You get 20 large cards with foil accents, 20 large envelopes, again with foil accents AND beautiful floral paper liners (hint - you can trim 3" off of these and get 20 additional 3" x 5" floral mattes, and still have enough to line the visible part of the envelope inside.) The M&M Cards pack comes with 50 double sided decorative cards, ready to apply - 6 printed vellum sheets - and 4 sticker sheets. 

July Paper Pumpkin Has Coordination Magic

July Paper Pumpkin Alternates

I am really impressed with the July Paper Pumpkin kit!  Stampin' Up! has definitely raised the bar in the quality of the kit by coordinating with THREE new suites - Woven Threads - Garden Lane - Come Sail Away.

As usual when i open my kit, I take out all the pieces and lay them all out on the table in front of me, and then I look at the picture in the instruction sheet to see what we're "supposed" to make.  And then I imagine....  What I saw right away in this kit were 18 card mattes (by cutting the card bases in half), another 12 decorative pieces (again by cutting the 6 included pieces of DSP-like paper in half), and AMPLE other embellishments.
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