Happy Fourth of July everyone! I finally got around to breaking out my June Paper Pumpkin kit. It was just perfect to celebrate Independence Day! I created a few different projects with the kit: a wreath, a card, and some pinwheels in a wall vase. This was my first month of My Paper Pumpkin. It was really easy to put together with simple instructions, and kind of fun to get a surprise craft in the mail. To subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin click here.
This whimsical wreath was created by gluing several pinwheels from the kit onto a styrofoam wreath form. Then I embellished by pushing tulle into the styrofoam with a skewer to fill in the gaps. I took inspiration from my friend Amy Koenders, and flattened some of the straws that came with the kit and then wrapped them around a pencil to create some curly cue embellishments.
Although the wreath was fun to create, the pinwheels also were really cute all by themselves. I have a wall vase that one of my students gave me, and I put a few of the pinwheels in there. It was a great festive decoration, with very little effort.
Finally, I used some of the leftover pinwheels and punched a few banners with the banner punch. I used those to create a 4th of July inspired card. I chose to use the Everything Eleanor stamp set because I thought it gave a suggestion of fireworks.
I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! Enjoy spending time with friends and family and try to squeeze in a little creative time for yourself.
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2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap…
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Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap. I hope you will join in the fun! It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other. To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail. It’s that easy! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
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