Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge–MPC0513

I am a lover of the new Paper Pumpkin kits!  I love to play with my kits and use what I have around to create something interesting with them – they are great inspiration for those evenings when I am so tired and don’t really want to think, but they also allow me to create my own version.  I’m also a new follower of the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge blog!  Yay for Jessica and her crew! 

I am using this picture from Rachel Tessman, because it is so nice and neat!  This month I loved the colors – they are great guy colors and guy combos are sometimes hard to come by!  I even liked the stamps, although I chose not to use them for these cards (I had the new photopolymer stamps to play with!)

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So, I love these sentiments from One in a Million and thought they were perfect for the two piece stickers.  I probably should have gotten out the stamp-a-ma-jig, but….I didn’t!

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Funny thing about this card – I cased this idea from a demo on Stampin’ Connection, our demonstrator forum and idea website.  When I went to take a picture, I turned it on its side and suddenly thought I made it upside down!  Then I remembered I meant for it to be a portrait card and not landscape!  Blonde moment!

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So, since these cards seemed like really great guy cards, I used my new photopolymer stamps on them!  I have a few guys in mind for these cards – aren’t they just too funny?  Also, the new basic black ink pads are working great now, so you can feel free to purchase them again!!!!

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To make the patterned piece look like notebook paper, I punched holes in it with my crop-a-dile and tore from the holes to the edge with my paper piercer.  Easy peasy!  I tried markers on this bomb – probably would look better on white, but overall okay.  I am going to have to work on my stamping with the bomb – it’s a little smudgy so far with the black on the birthday.  Otherwise, I am pleased with the results of the photopolymer stamps.  In fact, I’m probably going to buy the new stamp sets and the online class that is being offered by Stampin’ Up!

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I couldn’t waste my last few pieces, so I used a few scraps to make one last card – I took the lace tape, a sponge dauber, and some Cherry Cobbler ink to color the tape.  The rest of that sentiment is on the inside.

May’s kit will ship out on the 10th.  Get it now!!!!

Stamps:  Bombs Away Birthday, One in a Million

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Paper:  Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  My Paper Pumpkin April kit, Lace tape, Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Paper Piercer

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Very nice samples!! How creative with this set...thanks so much for linking your creations to My Pumpkin Challenge! Ha! Love your oops! card...is great anyway!
Jessica

Boni said...

Great cards! And what a great idea to make your paper look like notebook paper! I love it. Thanks for sharing/ : )