Sunday, August 31, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 - 'Pretty Pumpkins'

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I'm stopping by today to share the Project I've made for the New Paper Sweeties Inspiration #23 September 2014 ~ Pretty Pumpkins Challenge hosted over on the Paper Sweeties Blog!!
Can you even believe that Fall is just here!!?? I'm ready just because its my FAVORITE time of the year!! =) I was SO Inspired by the Beautiful Pumpkins in this Inspiration Photo!! Just look at them~insert BIG SMILE!! I decided it would be FUN to create a Gift Tag for a Gift and I found the Sweetest little Burlap Bags for my base!! I die cut a couple of Layered PTI Dies for my Base and on the Smallest one I wanted to create a background for my Tag Design!! I Stamped the Stars Border Stamp from the New PS Be Happy Stamp Set with Versa Mark and then I heat Embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder!! I then took my Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade and sponged over the entire Tag making sure they blended in the middle for a FUN sunset look!! I then Sprayed over it using some Prima Blooms Pearl White Spray and I LOVE the way it turned out!! I wanted to make a Trio of Pumpkins for the Center of the Tag so I die cut 3 Circles and 4 Spirals using the PS Be Happy Sweet Cuts and Party Time Sweet Cuts Die Sets!! I wanted my Pumpkins to Sparkle like the ones in the Photo so I coated my Circle Die Cuts with Versa-Mark Ink and then covered them with some Ranger Sticky Stuff Powder!! After Heat Embossing I covered them with some Rock Candy Distress Glitter and then I took the Coordinating PS Be Happy Stamp Set and stamped the Circle outline using some Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink!! I added some Distress Ink to the Edges and cut some Stems from some Kraft Cardstock and glued them in place!! I stamped the Spiral Images from the PS Party Time Stamp Set using some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and Sprayed them with some water for a wicking effect!! I then added some Webster's Pages Resin Flowers that I painted with Martha Stewart Glossy Acrylic Paint to go with my color scheme!! EEEKKKK I LOVE how these Pumpkins turned out!! =)
I added the to the Tag using Foam Tape!! I die cut and stamped the Banner using the PS Hello Friend Stamp Set and the PS Be Happy Sweet Cuts Die Set!! I wanted the Sentiment to be BOLD so I decided to stamp the Sentiment from the New PS You Are Fab Stamp Set in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then I added some Spun Sugar and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks too to tie it all together with the rest of the Tag!!

What do you think!!?? Pretty Sweet right!!??  =) I AGREE!!
I hope you'll head over to visit the rest of the Paper Sweeties DT Blogs to see what BEAUTIFUL Inspiration they have to share with you!!
                                                                    Amber Kroening
September Guest Designer: Jill Norwood
I'm also hoping that you'll play along with us this month I can't wait to see how you are Inspired plus you'll have a chance to win a Gift Code for some YUMMY Paper Sweeties Goodies!! =) BONUS!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a Fabulous Labor Day Week!!  =)



  1. wow this is so fabulous.. very creative

  2. Love those pretty pumpkins on the lovely decorate bag! Take care, hugs!:-)

  3. Oh my! Love this sweet burlap bag all dressed up for Fall! Adorable my dear!!!!! :)

  4. Oooooh am I smitten with this!! Absolutely as sweet as can be Larissa!!

  5. I want this! So sweet, love the rustic feel paired with the pastels! Adorable!

  6. Oh my ... so clever and adorbs! Love the metal tags as pumpkins! Who wouldn't want to receive such a sweet and thoughtful gift!!