A NO-EL Card

Is that NOEL or No El? In any case, I think this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit project is super cute. And that’s No Lie!

When I saw a peek of someone else’s kit, I couldn’t wait to get mine and put it together. Here’s what it’s supposed to look like (except I didn’t wrap the star garland, as per the instructions, so that I could save as much for other projects).


See, how cool is the star garland. You could make it yourself with the mini star punch (in the Merry Minis punch pack) and a sewing machine. But, I haven’t tried sewing paper with my machine yet. Too chicken.

You could totally stretch this kit to make 8 cards, instead of 4, by:

  • not wrapping the star garland around the back of the card, but cutting into sections.
  • cutting the card bases in half and mounting onto another card base (Basic Gray or Smoky Slate if you don’t mind adding a white panel inside for writing, or Naturals White if you want an easy, light-colored inside to your card).
  • tracing the negative of your banner pieces onto Very Vanilla to create more banners; these won’t have the NOEL printed, but you could decorate with more of the star garland. You could print NOEL on the Very Vanilla first with your home computer and printer, then cut out the proper shape, if you still want it on your extra cards.
  • grabbing more envelopes from your stock (you do have envelopes on hand, right?).

See what you missed? Some months are cuter than others, I admit, but I’m still liking the projects enough to stick with the program. (Get more information at the Paper Pumpkin site, if you’re interested.)


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