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Project of the Month: September 2018

Happy September, Friends!!  While it's always a little bittersweet to say "good-bye" to my birthday month, I welcome September with open arms!  This month is almost my favorite month, the change of season just starting and the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  I'm SUCH a lover of #PSL; I think this is how I become a Gold Status Member of Starbucks.  Oops.

I decided to take that love and create a super fun card using some returning favorites; Coffee Cups Framelits and a sentiment from Wood Words Stamp Set along with the addition of some new Designer Series Paper, Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

These items combined created such a fun #PSL card!



I didn't do any stamping on this card; other than the "Hello Friend" Sentiment; making this one of my faster cards to make.

I thought the "fallish" colors from the Share What You Love Specialty DSP was beautiful and paired very nice with Pumpkin Pie.  I also added a touch of Linen Thread tied together the "farmhouse" look I was attempting to achieve.

Now, take a look at this pumpkin I made on the front of my coffee cup!


Can you believe that I literally made this from the Coffee Cups Framelits?  Yes!!!  I cut out three of the ovals and then I turned the heart "stopper" upside down to make the stem!  It worked out perfectly!


There's the view of my assembly from the back.  You can see the heart stopper really worked out great for this pumpkin!

I had so much fun creating this card and it really didn't take a whole lot of effort at all to put it together!  And I really enjoyed creating something totally different and unique from something that had a different intended purpose.

What other uses can you see from these pieces?  Are you ready to go get yourself a PSL now?  Haha!

Until next time!



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