#stampingsunday with Paper Pumpkin

If you’ve been reading my blog this week, you know that I received my first Paper Pumpkin Kit.  And, I’ve shared with you a video of the contents and a few creations.  My purpose all week and including today is not to show you exactly what you could make if you followed the directions in the kit.  I want to show you some additional things you could make with the kit contents. So for this week’s #stampinsunday, I chose to feature Paper Pumpkin.

I love the designer papers in the kit.  In fact, I’m loving the pinwheels.  So today, I took a riff on the pinwheels.

4th of July Banner from theartfulinker.com

I created a banner by combining the pinwheels from June’s Paper Pumpkin kit and the chalkboard pieces from the Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit.  I ran the jute twine through the pieces along with a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  The “4th” was written in chalk on the banner pieces (chalk comes in the simply created kit). Yes! the chalk erases so that the banner pieces can be used again.

Then I made several pinwheels from my Paper Pumpkin Kit to use as accents on the banner

Close up of Pinwheel from theartfulinker.com





These pinwheels go together in seconds as they are already cut to size and punched as necessary.




Detail of pinwheel from theartfulinker.com



I decided to add a little something to my pinwheels.  I wanted to bring in a bit more red.  To do this, I punched 4 circles of  Filter Paper and spritzed them with a mixture of Real Red ink refill and alcohol.  After the circles had dried, they were cut with the Fringe Scissors.  Using the Paper Piercer, a hole was made in the center of the stacked circles so that the jumbo brad from the Paper Pumpkin Kit could be inserted.  The top of the jumbo brad was coated in Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details and once it was dry, the Filter Paper circles were rumpled.

This was an easy way to pump up the pinwheels.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my #stampingsunday creation.

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