January 2022 Paper Pumpkin

I know, I know, it’s not January anymore but a delay in shipping and other planned projects meant I could not put together the January Paper Pumpkin until the last day of January and post them until today. Of course, this month’s paper pumpkin is really oriented to Valentine’s Day or similar occasion so I am good, right?

As you can see the January Paper Pumpkin is a card kit but the cards are not your typical A2 or any shape of rectangle. They are heart-shaped tri-fold cards. The featured colors are Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Basic White, and Gold. They were fairly easy to put together with a little stamping and layering. Once I had one of each design put together, it was time to put together a few alternatives.

For the first alternative, I chose a Very Vanilla card base and scored it at 2 1/8″ from both ends to create a gate fold. I cut apart the tri-fold card giving me three hearts to work with. I had to be careful how I placed them since they were 4 1/4″ high and even wider than that. Another problem(?) was that the sides where I cut them apart were flat in those sections. To avoid that being a problem, I positioned the heart all the way to the right so that the flat edge was on the side of the card. I stamped on the gold edged heart with Gray Granite and Flirty Flamingo and I layered it on a vellum heart. I can’t forget to mention that I stamped on the card base with Gray Granite as well.

For this second alternative, I chose the middle piece from the tri-fold. Since it already flat on both sides, I trimmed a little more off so I could fit it on the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla card front. Once again I stamped on the card front and Blushing Bride heart with Gray Granite. I chose to layer that on a Flirty Flamingo card base. I once again stamped on the gold edged white heart with Gray Granite and added one of the sequin from the kit. I brought in a piece of the Frayed White Ribbon from the January to June Mini Catalog.

I don’t know about you but I enjoyed working with the January kit. I am looking forward to the February kit with this Safari theme. Be sure to subscribe by February 10 to receive your kit. https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155441

Published by Papercrafting With Amanda

Greetings! I am excited to share my love for papercrafting with you. My main love is stamping and cardmaking but I also enjoy scrapbooking, tags, treat packaging, 3-D projects, and papermaking.

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