A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Layered Leaves

Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit September 2017 from theartfulinker.com

Hi!  Welcome to this month’s A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Layered Leaves.  Have you seen this month’s kit?  Have you played with it?  The Layered Leaves kit was filled with so many awesome goodies, it was hard to know where to start to create alternative ideas!!  Some months I try to stick very close to just what’s in the box and some months I step it up and out a bit using some of my other supplies.  This month, I’ve added to this amazing kit.  Let’s check out what I’ve created. Then be sure to hop around to see what the rest of the design team created.

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Layered Leaves

Layered Leaves September 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit from theartfulinker.com

These are all of the goodies in this month’s kit!

And, here’s how I used them.

Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card from theartfulinker.com

For my card, I started with a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

Then, I opened up one of the beautiful 3 x 3 envelopes and created a layer.

Next, I used Fine Tip Glue to trace the dry embossed design on the 3 x 3 card.

Before the glue dried, I sprinkled on Copper Embossing Powder and heat embossed.

After that, I used the maple leaf stamp from the kit.

First, I daubed on color to the back of the stamp and stamped.

Then, I turned the stamp over and stamped in Versamark and embossed in copper.

This leaf was paired with one of the printed leaves from the kit — I embossed that one too!

Layered Leaves alternate card - detail - from theartfulinker.com

Since I had embossed in copper, I cut a Copper Foil leaf to add to the mix.

Next, I punched a 1-3/8″ circle of Very Vanilla and embossed the sentiment.

Finally, I added a combined Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding

and Copper Baker’s Twine (from the kit) bow.

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Layered Leaves Project 2

Layered Leaves alternate project treat holder from theartfulinker.com

For my second alternative creation, I made a treat holder.

Using one of the 3 x 3 cards, I embossed as I did for the card above.

Then, I added scorelines to widen and create a bottom for the soon to be treat holder.

Next, I embossed one of the Soft Suede leaves.

Layered Leaves alternate project treat holder - detail - from theartfulinker.com

To make my larger colored leaf, I daubed color through the negative of the die cut.

Then, I cut the leaf by hand and embossed it.

For the smaller leaf, I followed the same technique as with the large leaf for the card.

Finally, I tied the treat holder together with a piece of Peekaboo Peach ribbon,

added a Copper Baker’s Twine bow and tucked in a die cut tag from the kit.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my Layered Leaves creations!

Be sure to check out the rest of the hop starting with Rachel.

You’ll love her creative take on the kit!

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  • Reply
    October 23, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    These cards are beautiful! I love the colors and the way you put them together is absolutely gorgeous!

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      Sara Levin
      October 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks so much Eileen! This was such a wonderful kit. I hope you’re enjoying yours.

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    October 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    That’s gorgeous! Didn’t know you could emboss with the fine tip glue — thanks so much for sharing that!!! Going to have to give it a try!

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      Sara Levin
      October 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Michelle! You’re going to have so much fun trying it!!

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    Jennifer Hill
    September 28, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Seriously? How cool is that technique with the Fine Tip Glue pen! Genius!

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      Sara Levin
      September 29, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      I know! Right? Think of all the possibilities.

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    September 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Wow! Love the embossing. Never considered using the fine tip glue pen for that. I’m going to have to try that. Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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      Sara Levin
      September 29, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      The Fine Tip Glue Pen is the bomb!!

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    Chee Chee Buie
    September 28, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    these are beautiful!

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    Rachel Tessman
    September 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm


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    September 28, 2017 at 11:39 am

    What gorgeous projects Sara! I went for lots of copper as well this week! Gotta love the copper bling! 💖

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      Sara Levin
      September 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Carolynn! I loved everything about this kit and of course I love my bling!!

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    Pam Staples - Sunny Girl Scraps
    September 28, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Hi Sara, Gorgeous projects. I love the added Copper Embossing and ribbons that you used.

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      Sara Levin
      September 28, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Pam! I just love embossing — it never gets old. And I’m loving so many of the ribbons this year.

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    September 28, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Just gorgeous, all of it! I’m gonna have to get my Fine Tip Glue Pen out and do some of that embossing…so amazing. Thanks for sharing 😀

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      Sara Levin
      September 28, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Kimberly! It really is an easy way to add embossed details.

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