Sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it! That’s just my clever way of saying “here is another post featuring the One in a Melon kit from Stampin’ Up!”
My Paper Pumpkin June Alternatives
I guess it would be redundant to say my My Paper Pumpkin. Hmm. At any rate, today’s card is a mash-up of one of the first projects I shared with you.
I began by taking the tag off the bag, and the little clothespin, and then I made a card from the pieces parts.
- Disassembled the gift bag and cut down a piece to use as a card front (3 ⅞” x 4 ⅜”)
- Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock ½” x 3 ⅞” and adhere to the card just under the bag piece
- Cut a piece of the tissue paper into a banner and glued that down on to the cut bag piece
- Take the tag from the gift bag and adhere it to the front of the card, at a slight angle, and overlapping the tissue paper banner
- Using Tombow mono adhesive attach the little clothespin to the tag, laying it flat
- If desired, use a white gel pen to make little polka dots on the small piece of Basic Black
Again, really easy, quick, and makes a nice impression. See it here:
Adorbs, right! I just love the color combos on this card: Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black; it all just feels so summery!
I know that it’s hard to send cards in the mail when they have bumps and protuberances, which is why I chose to turn the clothespin to lie flat. Did you know that the Post Office has a special stamp just for cards that are square or have the goose bumps? The stamp is a blue butterfly; I think the cost is 71 cents. Ask for the “non-machinable” stamp. They’ll know what you’re talking about.
Tomorrow I’ll have another quick card for you. It’s so easy to use up the leftover parts of the My Paper Pumpkin kit!
Now head out there and do something creative today!