Wednesday, 27 March 2013

SUOC #67- spring (and My Paper Pumpkin) is in the air

This is my first time playing in the Stampin' Up! Only ChallengeI definitely have to admit that I haven't participated before because I never seem to be able to stick straight to only Stampin' Up! products in my cards.

This has changed recently, since I received "My Paper Pumpkin" last week.  I am absolutely in love with the contents of that little red box which came in the mail, and would suggest that EVERYONE get one!  If you don't know what "My Paper Pumpkin" is, I would strongly advise you find a Stampin' Up! demonstrator near you and find out ASAP : )

I deviated from the recipe for the suggested projects that came in the box, but I adore the color combo they came up with and stuck to that.  After all was said and done, I managed to use all of the items in my box (along with a few added extras from my stash) to make 14 paper pumpkin inspired birthday cards (2 each of 7 designs).  I will share them all in a later post : )

The card bases in "My Paper Pumpkin" are Basic Grey colored white cores.  As soon as I saw this I knew that I wanted to dry emboss every inch of that beautiful cardstock, sand off the grey on the raised  parts and ink up the exposed white.  This is how I achieved the Lucky Limeade coloring on the basic grey chevron banner in the background.

The SUOC #67 is titled "Spring is in the Air!".  The lady holding an umbrella in the "Million Dollar Moments" hostess set from the 2013 Spring Catalogue is a new favorite of mine.  I love spring showers and full out thunderstorms that the new season promises; that's exactly what I think of when I see her holding her hand out to catch the first drops that will breathe new life into the earth.

Here is my card; I hope you enjoy:


basic grey cardstock

basic grey paper pumpkin cardstock

tempting turquoise cardstock

whisper white cardstock


lucky limeade classic

basic grey classic

daffodil delight classic

tempting turquoise classic

bling and things:

paper pumpkin lucky limeade scallop edge die cut leftovers

tools and toys:

paper snips

snail adhesive

stampin' dimensionals

big shot

chevron embossing folder

ovals collection framelits

two-way glue pen

paper cutter

simply scored




stamping sponges

designer sanding block

stamp sets:

million dollar moments

up, up & away



  1. I love the way you created the texture on this card!! Such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing your project with SUO Challenges.

  2. LOve it! Great job, as always!
    I think I may have to look into this pumpkin!

  3. Cute! Love your paper piecing!! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  4. Cute card! Great job with the paper piecing!

  5. Oh fun!!! Love how you colored the sanded PP cardstock! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!