Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A Banner and Sahara Sand Square Cards | A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

oh. Hello Friends.

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit blew me away. The only problem was that I was afraid I was going to run out of donuts...

How I love the pink ones with the cream coloured dough. What's funny is that I don't really like donuts  From time to time I'll grab an old fashioned plain donut with my coffee.  But that's rare.
When it comes to paper donuts... I can't get enough.

With that, I welcome you back to another A Paper Pumpking Thing Blog Hop brought to you by some Stampin' Up! demonstrators bringing you alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.

This month, the first alternate project I did was a quick birthday banner.  The metallic cording that came with the kit was a perfect thickness to hold the Stampin' Up! large letter dies spelling out 'happy birthday'. Meanwhile the kraft cording that is now on the Stampin' Up! clearance rack is the perfect trim for clothesline style banners.

With some retired mini clothespins I pieced the banners together.

Once I finished my banner, I knew that I had to finish the kit.  I made 6 cards but realized I had more donuts than the die cut card bases.  I didn't want to waste any of these donuts so I started marking some 4.25"square cards along with the Happy Birthday die cut (to be available on June 1, 2017 with the launch of the new Stampin' Up! catalog).

I used several different colours as my card base but in the end Sahara Sand was my favourite choice.

... and well... now i need to get some refill kits.

This blog hop doesn't end here.  Pam Staples is up next and her keen eye for style will certainly inspire you! Check her out!


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  2. These are perfect for a birthday! So cute.

  3. WOW, these projects are simply amazing! Your banner is just another reminder that I still need to grab that letters & dies bundle before May 31st so I can get them at 10% off. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the banner and your cards with the new die. I had considered creating a banner too.

  5. Wow! Love your banner and cards!!

  6. Very cute! I love the cards with the happy birthday on them.

  7. Love everything!! Banner is ADORABLE, and of course the Happy Birthday!! LOVE, love, love!!

  8. That birthday die is PERFECT for those donuts! It looks just like icing! Banners are my fave - great projects!