October Paper Pumpkin is in the House!

My October Paper Pumpkin arrived almost a week ago and I’ve had just a short time to give it some attention.  I made a few shaker cards as per the instructions and then decided to give a double page scrapbook layout a go.


They even included a really cute envelope this time.  Although, you really have to be careful putting the card in as it is a VERY snug fit, but it does get in there and will require extra postage in the U.S.A. due to the thickness.


I apologize for the horrible photos of these scrapbook pages.  It is storming here and I absolutely could not get good or consistent lighting as I took these photos at two different times.  They really are on the same background DSP- a Delightful Dijon pattern from the Moroccan collection. It is just one of the 8 DSP collections available this month (October 2016) as a BUY 3, Get 1 FREE deal.  This particular paper matches so beautifully with the pieces from this month’s Paper Pumpkin and is the ONLY thing added to this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit other than adhesive to make these pages.

This double page 12″x12″ layout consists of:

  • Letters “FALL” formed from the leftover paper after punching out the colorful squares for the listed project.
  • A photo frame area made with a full opened card, additional PP scraps, banner, and twine added from the PP kit.
  • A card front as PP directions state, but with extra card base trimmed away.  Twine and banner (to later write in date and photo details) was attached.
  • Square leaf shakers were also made from positive & negative pieces after  punching out die cuts and trimming down the window sheets.
  • Envelopes were used to form a journal tag: 3.25″x4.25″ and a photo mat: 3.75″x5.5″
  • Sequins & leaves were scattered throughout

It is always fun to see what alternative projects I can come up with after first completing a few projects as intended.

I can’t wait to see next month’s kit.  I’m hoping for some cute winter or holiday cards. I got an email today stating November’s Paper Pumpkin is coming in a “special edition” box.  Hmm… I wonder what that means?

Until next time…





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