Thursday 28 September 2017

Keep Calm and Be Thankful | A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

I am back again with all the gang giving you alternative ideas for your monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. This month there's very much a Fall feel.  Something I am simply not ready for. On the East Coast of Canada, the Fall isn't actually too bad but the days get so short and I think that's what really gets me.

As you can see, this month's kit has layers and clusters that I totally love.  So for me making an alternate idea really wasn't too far from the suggested projects. To create the box above, I created a cluster and stamped that super cute sentiment on the mini tag.  I wrapped the copper and white baker's twine around a mini pizza box, which can hold the little 3x3 cards included in the kit. Those mini pizza kits are just too cute for words!

When I first saw this leaf stamp, I immediately thought about the Canada 150 logo.  I wanted to water colour the image... and so I did!  Using my Stampin' Write markers I just flicked colour all over the leaves.  Afterwards I applied some water over top to get the colours moving and mixing. Looking back I really wished that I used the copper embossing powder to match the twine - always a next time! C'est la vie!

This stamp definitely has some amazing possibilities so I can't wait to see what my friends came up with! Thanks so much for dropping by - be sure to keep hoping to my Canadian friend Carolynn!



  1. I love the colors on your card, so vibrant with that embossing! (from the picture, I actually thought you *did* use the copper powder on it) Thanks for sharing :-D

  2. Love your project ideas as always Cathy! Funny because Canada 150 came to my mind as well! We are Canadian eh? Love you & your projects! So happy to be your Canadian "friend".💖

  3. You always do such nice work! Love your ideas.

  4. Great idea to add the pizza box and thanks for sharing the watercoloring idea. I'll have to try that.

  5. The water colored leaf looks like stained least that's what I see. Beautiful

  6. What an amazing birthday pumpkin ideas. I love to celebrate birthdays bash in its best way like all the ideas you have mention above, but it takes so much time and I am busy in doing my assignment writing services cheap to get good marks.