Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Celebrate with Paper Pumpkin

The July Paper Pumpkin kit is a unique one. It is all about banners. At first sight it seems like it is set up to decorate a cake perhaps. I wanted to think outside of the box and create a card with this kit. Plus, I love making projects for the My Pumpkin Challenge that inspire others. As I sat on my couch determined to create something fun, I found myself challenged. I stared at the banners and the stamps and I was stumped. I really like this kit so I was getting bummed I could not think of something to make. I was getting ready to put my stuff away to take a break when My Man (oh yeah, he was sitting next to me the whole time, I think watching me from the corner of his eye, he knew I was getting frustrated) leans over and asks if I can make the "celebrate" banner pop out of the card. Hmm. That was what I needed!! He must learn a thing or two at Stampin' Class every month. God love him! I knew exactly how to proceed.

I made two little paper accordions and attached the "celebrate" banner to the inside of the card. (accordions measured 1/2" x 4") When you open the card it POPS out!

Once I got going I had a lot of fun making this card. I really like how the banner pops out of the card. What a fun surprise for the recipient! Be sure to head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge to see what the gals made this week.

*A special thanks to My Man! He is awesome and I appreciate his love and support! Plus, he is pretty creative. He is a keeper!* 

Sometimes two heads are better than one.
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  1. Ha! This is such a cool card. Great idea! ;) Thanks to the creative man in your life, yay!! Mine won't have ANY ideas like this. Lol! I so apreciate you my friend and your whole family. :)

    1. Aww, thanks Jessica! Poor guy, he has probably helped me prep for too many stamps camps!

  2. What's that saying? "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes." Yeah. I might've stumbled blindly upon the concept, but you made it way cooler than it looked in my head.

    I like the height-width ratios on that card; they are different than what I normally see you ladies create.

    1. Thank you for your help!! You are the best!


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