December 26, 2014

Paper Pumpkin December!

Shaker Cards and a title of "All Shook Up"! That's what December's Paper Pumpkin Kit was all about. Lots of sequins, stars and vibrant colors! Let's take a closer look:

My little red box arrived as usual....right in my mailbox and this is what was inside when I opened the lid:

Stampin' Up! even included a FREE gift for all of our subscribers this month:

We all received the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack. How awesome! And take a look at all the goodies, directions, 3 sheets of adhesive backed sentiments, 9 gray card bases, foam strips:

Stamps & Ink:

Confetti stars, 9 envelopes, frames, sequins:

and all of my completed cards:

Did I change things up again this month....of course I did! The card below is what the kit directions show. All the same but changing out the sentiments. You will see a slight glare in each photo as there is a window sheet glued to each frame:

For the card below, I turned the card base to horizontal and cut a strip of the pink confetti with the stars poked out for the top of the card, under the shaker frame:

This one has the shaker frame at an angle and sequins glued to the card base:

Another horizontal card with sequins glued to the frame:

How about double-stacking the frames? One with no window sheet but 3 strips of colored poked-out confetti stars and the 2nd frame with a window sheet and confetti inside:

This one uses a window sheet in the center of the card layered over star strips and I also glued some stars under the window sheet and some on top of the window sheet:

What about a tent card? I cut one of the card bases in half and folded at 2 1/8". I glued 2 frames back-to-back with two window sheets in-between and sequins and stars inside. Keep the extra cut piece of the card base for the next two cards I'm going to show you:

This card base was left un-folded on the score line and I added two new score lines at 2 1/8" from each end to create a gate fold card. I cut a panel of three colored strips that are joined to each other. Glued only to one flap so the card can open. I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock from my stash for the white stamped layer and the sentiment is stamped on a piece cut from the card scrap above:

And the last one is my favorite. I glued a strip of the green confetti stars poked out sitting diagonally on my card base and trimmed to fit. I used the other half of the left-over scrap piece from the card base above and flipped it on the white side. I trimmed the cardstock to the size of the frame. I then glued the sentiment to the cardstock and added the window sheet and frame to the top with the sequins and stars inside:

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