I’m back from my trip with the Easton Area High School Band.  And after 12 hours of sleep, I’m raring to go!  Since I have my Paper Pumpkin play date tomorrow, I thought I better start playing with the December kit so that I have a sample and a couple of variations.  Today, I’m going to share those and a link to a video of the band’s pregame at the end (watch it if you want to see what I’ve been talking about).

December 2014 Paper Pumpkin Shaker Hello from theartfulinker.com

Here’s the first card I made with the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The kit comes with all of the pieces to make these great shaker window cards.

December 2014 Paper Pumpkin Skaker Window close up from theartfulinker.com

See the repeated “Hello” stamped under the window?  Below is a quick tip for lining this up.

December 2014 Paper Pumpkin - lining up "Hello" from theartfulinker.com

Tip:  To quickly line up the “Hello” stamp, I took a piece of the pre-cut window sheet and placed it where I wanted the window to be on my card.  Then I took my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write marker and made a small dot at each corner.  I used the dots to line up the corner of the “Hello” stamp.  You’ll notice in the close up above that this worked really well.

December 2014 Paper Pumpkin, Essentials Piercing Pack from theartfulinker.com

Stampin’ Up! included the Essentials Piercing Pack in the December 2014 kit as a little Christmas Gift.  I love gifts!  I used it to line up and pierce the bottom of my picture frame that fits over the shaker window.

While you can pierce straight lines with this, there are also guides for several shapes.  Some even coordinate with punches and framelits.

Now here’s that video of the band’s Orange Bowl performance that I mentioned at the top.  I know, not stamping/paper related.  But bear with with me.

And if you’re interested, you can check out the other videos from our Orange Bowl appearance at EAHSMUSIC  Can you tell that I’m just a little bit proud of them?

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