Sunday, December 30, 2018

December Paper Pumpkin 2018

I have to say that I LOVE this Paper Pumpkin kit. I didn't when I first got it. I used a little creativity and a lot of retired things and came up with this. I really love it. The best thing is is that I can enjoy it for the next 18 months. That's right, it came with 18 months of calendar pages so it will last until June 2020. Whoooohoooo!

I decided to use some of my retired things simply because I could. We all buy and buy and buy. I rarely use the old stuff because I am too busy creating with the new sets. I am going to use more of what I have this year. But of course I will continue to buy and buy and buy, lol.

I found the picture stand at Michael's. It came with the silver clip attached. I could easily slip the paper underneath the clip. I chose the stripes from the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper because it would match all the months yet it was subtle enough to fade into the background. It is cut at  4 1/2 x 5. I backed it with Coastal Cabana cut at 4 3/4 x 5 1/2. The ribbon is from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I used tear tape to attach the cardstock to the stand.

I cut all the calendar pages off just below the holes. I cut white cardstock at 3 1/4 x 1 to stamp on. The kit does come with stickers. I needed to be able to experiment so I cut my own. I back them with different colors of cardstock cut slightly smaller than 3 1/ 2 x 1 1/4.

Other items used:

January: Beautiful Blizzard stamp set (retiring), Coastal Cabana cardstock and ink, unknown snowflake punch, dazzling details glimmer paper, rhinestones, and a sponge for the edges

February: Valentine Defined stamp set (retired), powder pink cardstock and ink, pink glimmer paper (retired), unknown heart punch

March: Lift Me Up stamps and framelits, balmy blue cardstock and ink, pineapple punch and call me clover ink, wink of stella on balloons

April: Basket Bunch stamps and framelits, blushing bride cardstock, pool party and granny apple green ink and sponges for each, blushing bride and daffodil delight markers, pink, blue, and green glimmer paper (retired)

May: Retired Easter stamp set it (it is a bouquet of tulips), real red and granny apple green ink, wink of stella

June: Sunny Fun stamp set (retired), balmy blue cardstock, momento ink, Stampin' Blends, wink of stella

July: July Fourth stamp set (retired) Blueberry Bushel cardstock and ink, real red ink, wink of stella

August: Sunny fun stamp set (retired), granny apple green cardstock, momento ink, Stampin' Blends, wink of stella

September: Retired tree stamp set, pumpkin pie card stock and ink, garden green, real red, daffodil delight, early espresso ink, wink of stella

October: Bat Punch (retiring), 2 inch circle punch, basic black and crushed curry cardstock, black ink and a sponge, black glimmer paper (retired)

November: Seasonal Layers framelits (branch), unknown leaf punch, unknown leaf paper, garden green and soft suede cardstock

December: Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, unknown holy punch, gold foil, green glimmer paper (retired), gold and red glimmer paper

Please find my store at to purchase any of the current supplies you may need to recreate this project. Thank you!!

Happy stamping!

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