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
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!
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!