Hello stampers! This month’s Paper Pumpkin was promised to feature a DistINKtive stamp set and it sure does:  a beautiful rose and leaf stamp with lots of great sayings. I didn’t even make the cards that came in the kit, I just opened up my set and inked it up and started playing knowing that I was creating cards for my Tuesday coffee and a card class and also knowing that one of the people wanting to come loves vintage. I would consider these Sentimental Rose cards to be fresh vintage. The Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin is sure to please. Did you know that next month we already have a sneak peek from OnStage? It is also a vintage set that was designed by Shelli Gardner herself. You are going to want this one for sure. You can just get a one month Paper Pumpkin subscription if you don’t want to subscribe. Let’s take a look and see what I made.


Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin alternative cards: a fabulous DIstINKtive set


The first card I made was the middle one, using Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz. I also used the Country Floral embossing folder and the Delicate Lace edgelits. The lemon lime twist ombre ribbon is a nice touch and I think for the next cards I made I will do the leaves in that colour to have it all coordinate. I was in a card-making frenzy and didn’t really notice the discrepancy until I looked at my own photo of the cards!!! Crazy squirrel.


Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin goes vintage


When making a vintage style card it is all about the layers and the details. Vintage doesn’t have to mean earthy. You could up the vintage meter by sponging your edges as well. I like this fresh vintage look. Remember, the lemon lime twist colour is retiring so get it before it’s gone!


Night of navy Sentimental Rose stamped repeatedly as a collage background.


Oh, how I love navy and white and once again this combination doesn’t disappoint. I used night of navy cardstock, navy gingham ribbon, the country floral embossing folder and stitched label framelits. Now don’t go out and get your eyes checked, I do think this photo is just a smidge out of focus. Time is of the essence so no time for a redo, I know you will forgive me!!


For this card I just used the leaf stamp from Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin


The last card I made uses only the leaf stamp and the congratulations sentiment for a more masculine card. Now whenever I label a card to be masculine does not mean that it would not also be perfect for a woman. Sometimes I wonder why we even bother categorizing a card. Guys like flowers too right? And women like cars, boats, trains, sports….


I really enjoyed inking up this Paper Pumpkin set from April. If you want the May one be sure to subscribe by May 10 at the absolute latest. Shelli Gardner has designed this vintage beauty, even the box is gorgeous.


May Paper Pumpkin by Shelli Gardner


Here is a video with Shelli introducing the kit:



I hope you enjoyed my alternative samples to this month’s Paper Pumpkin. If you want to see more Paper Pumpkin videos be sure to check out the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel here. We will be making these cards at coffee and a card class on Tuesday. Let me know if you can come. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very blessed Easter weekend.


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