Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pumpkineers - Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing

Crafters -

My monthly Pumpkineer meeting was on Tuesday evening. We had THREE new ladies join us for the evening, and we missed a couple of our regular attendees. BUT WE HAD FUN!

We made two alternate cards using the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, A Sara Thing. The refills were available VERY BRIEFLY and then they sold out QUICKLY. I had purchased two extra kits, those were gone before FRIDAY last week. This was a VERY popular kit! I'm thinking watercoloring is here to stay!  :)  YEAH!!!!

Ok, want to see the closeups of the alternate cards we made at the meeting?

First, we made a really pretty card using Melon Mambo cardstock and the soon-to-be-retired Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper (you could use the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper on the Clearance Rack too!) and a small strip from the soon-to-be-retired Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. I ran a small piece through my Big Shot using the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies and we colored it, just like in Sara's Paper Pumpkin video, using our watercolor pencils and the handy-dandy brush that came in the kit! Want the FULL set of Watercolor Pencils? They are now available! Don't have the handy-dandy brush that came with the kit? How about an Aqua Painter instead! There are ALWAYS substitutions!  :)  **The crafters were even able to use a saying from a NEW set for the inside of their cards!**
Melon Mambo Card
Using Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper
and
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack

Then, for the second and final card, EVERYONE'S was different! How, you might ask? Because we used the soon-to-be-retired Celebrate Every Day Project Life Card Collection - which is on SALE! Because all of the cards match within the collection, we used my FAVORITE retiring color - Mint Macaron cardstock (which is ALSO on sale!) - and a little bit of Whisper White cardstock. THIS was a fast and easy card UNTIL... until we tried to play with those little Sprinkles Embellishments! These really dressed up the Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral punchouts of the soon-to-be-retired Petite Petal Punch - AND it's on sale too! - BUT - whew! are they little! The struggle was real - I'm just tellin' ya! And don't forget about the Fine-Tip Glue Pen - a DEFINITE MUST for those little guys too!
Mint Card
Using Celebrate Every Day Project Life Card Collection

Close Up of Sprinkles Embellishments on Petite Petals Punchouts

Check us out! I even got in the photo for this one - the boy was home and had him take the photo.
April 2017 Pumpkineers Meeting

A good time was had by all! Can't wait until the MAY kit comes out. Not a subscriber?
My Pumpkineers next meeting is Tuesday, May 23rd (4th Tuesday of the month) at 7pm. See ya soon!

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