Happy Thursday! Welcome to another AMAZING A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Now before you tour the whole hop today let me give you a heads up. It is a bit smaller because many of our friends are on the Alaska incentive cruise... Lucky them right?
I have been a bit absent from blog as of late. End of summer festivities are beginning to kick in to high gear. With our Wray Daze weekend starting tomorrow, the fair next weekend, and then our annual company trip. That doesn't even count the dance and footballs camps or me getting the horse ready for the horse show at fair!
This month Paper Pumpkin has put together an adorable kit that couldn't scream summer time any more! The kit is called Picnic Paradise and I still have a million alternatives rolling through my head! Okay, maybe not a million... but there are plenty of alternate ways to use this kit. Let me show you what I have done!
This cute card started with a coordinating base of Granny Apple Green Card Stock with an uneven layer of Blueberry Bushel. I have added a nice piece of Wood Textures DSP but not before I added the Poppy Parade Cotton Paper much like a table cloth. The stitched stamp with Soft Suede ink came in handy as a border stamp. To make my berries pop, I have heat embossed them with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder then added a couple leaves. I went ahead and used the die cut labels from the kit for the sentiment. I first stamped the stripes in Granny Apple Green, then layered the "For You" in Soft Suede over the top. To finish this card up I tied a nice twine bow.
The basket is a bit tricky, but who doesn't like a challenge. I have added a Granny Apple Green trim to the basket using the Decorative Trim Border Punch. The cute white button like brads came from the Basic Brads pack. I trimmed a bit of the vellum, punched a Blueberry Bushel Gingham tag and layered the Apple on this. If you look closely at the apple you will see that I have used the die cut from just below the stem, so don't throw it away! I have filled my basket with some chocolates!
Thank You so much for stopping in today! I can't wait for you to see the amazing creations on this hop!