Stamping on the Go (Paper Pumpkin Alternative)

I had some stamping I wanted to do today, but needed to do it on the go. I remembered to bring all my supplies thanks to my Paper Pumpkin kit … except for an acrylic block. Oh no! I looked through the stuff around me trying to figure out if I had anything that would work and came up with this …

Mel's Card Corner | Stamping on the Go

Yep, that’s the lid to the case for my headphones. It worked GREAT as an acrylic block! I guess the old saying is true … necessity is the mother of invention. LOL  Once I had the block situation sorted out, I pulled out my supplies and made this card.

Mel's Card Corner | Stamping on the Go

The supplies in this month’s Paper Pumpkin are actually intended for making cute little treat bags, but I couldn’t think of where I would need 24 treat bags. Instead, I decided to create some cards with my supplies instead. I created a banner using the gold-foiled tiny heart paper that was supposed to be the bag in the original design. I adhered it to my card base using some tape runner, then layered the white banner and striped vellum banner from the kit together adhering them together with the mini glue dots included in the kit. I adhered those to the card using some of the foam dimensionals included in the kit.

Mel's Card Corner | Stamping on the Go

I used one of the white heart-shaped die cuts from the kit and stamped it with the heart outline using the Calypso Coral mini ink pad included in the kit. I used the same ink to add the sentiment and little tiny heart cluster. I added some dimensionals on the back of the heart and used those to hold the gold thread nest in place before adhering it the card. I tucked in two of the smallest gold foil heart stickers around the larger heart to break up all the white.

For one final embellishment, I felt like the bottom of the card needed a little “something” to make it pop. I cut a thin strip of gold foil off the edge of one of the foil sticker sheets included in the kit. Since it was part of the sticker sheet, it already had adhesive on it, so I just peeled away the backing paper and added it along the bottom edge of the card.  This was a super quick and easy card and is a great way to use the supplies in this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit if you aren’t interested in making treat bags or just don’t need 24 of the bags and have leftover supplies.

Until next time …

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  1. Sharon Jones says:

    Mel, you are just SO creative…and inventive, LOL. I would have had to dig in my truck to find something, and probably wouldn’t. Your card came out so gorgeous – I LOVE it! Gonna have to order me a subscription of PP…been putting it off too long.

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