One Card, Two Challenges


My card today is doing double duty, for both the Paper Craft Crew theme challenge, and the Paper Players sketch challenge. I don’t usually combine challenges, especially since I’m on the design team for the Paper Craft Crew, but I really liked the Paper Players sketch! So here I am with one card, two challenges.


The theme for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge is ‘Favourite New Product’. Hmmm…well, I know a lot of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators went to the recent convention, and pre ordered new products. But, I wasn’t one of those demos! So, what to do?  Well, the newest Stampin’ Up! products I’ve got is my November Paper Pumpkin kit – so I created an alternate card with the supplies from the kit!

One Card, Two Challenges


Here is the sketch that I fell in love with – I just had to use it!

One Card, Two Challenges


Finally – here is my card!

One Card, Two Challenges

Ta-da! I used the Paper Pumpkin card base, and cut strips from two of the plaid panels to use. I also  used the lovely braided linen thread for the bow.


First, cut a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Spritz it with water, then emboss it using the Big Shot and the Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The reason for spritzing with water first is so that the fibres of the cardstock don’t tear, when using this deeply textured folder.

Next, cut two strips from each of the plaid panels in the November Paper Pumpkin kit. Cut two strips of Crumb Cake cardstock 1/4″ larger than the strips, and layer them underneath, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  For the sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and another piece of Crumb Cake, again 1/4″ larger. Stamp the sentiment, from the Paper Pumpkin kit stamp  set, first in Versamark ink then in Cherry Cobbler ink. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder, and then set with the Heat Tool.

Layer all of the pieces as per the sketch, with more Dimensionals. Tie a small bow with the Cherry Cobbler braided Linen thread from the kit, and attach it with a Mini Glue Dot underneath the sentiment.

To finish off the card front, I added some of the gold sequins from the Paper Pumpkin kit, and then added a gold Metallic Pearl in the middle of each one – just for some extra WOW!

One Card, Two Challenges

Doesn’t that look pretty cool, with the Metallic Pearl in the middle of the sequin? Ok, small things keep me happy! 🙂


Or, join both challenges, just like I did! It is fun when you can have one card for two challenges. For more inspiration for our theme challenge, be sure to check out our Paper Craft Crew challenge page, to see what the rest of the design team shared. You’ll also find the link there, to add your card.


Remember that today is also the final day of the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza! Today’s discounts are on Tools & Ink, including adhesives, dies, markers and more. Be sure to check it out before the sale supply is gone! If you’re wanting to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get your monthly kit delivered to your door, I have good news & bad news. The good news is – it’s quick & easy to do – CLICK THIS LINK.  The bad news is that the number of subscribers for December exceeded expectations, so no more subscriptions for December’s kit will be accepted. You can still join, but the next kit you’ll receive is the January kit.

For the other supplies I used to create this card, click on the product images below, to order from my online store. You can add sale items, as well as regular items to your cart.


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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