Nature Greeting Cards

Fall in Love with Nature

Creating nature focused cards is one of my favorite designs to create!  I love the plethora of texture: variety of leaves and colors, the strength of trees and rocks, the trickling sounds of water, and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  Nature is truly an awe inspiring piece of art!

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CASE and Personalize

When I saw this Paper Pumpkin kit, I was drawn to the mountains and evergreen trees.  I loved how these earthy materials layered to create a beautiful background.  Living in Alaska, I knew I wanted to add some Alaskan features to this card.  

I decided to change the background to create a beautiful sunrise.  I used a sponge dauber to layer and blend colors: Daffodile Delight, Mango Melody, Blushing Bride, and Marina Mist.  Working in a consistent swirling motion and merging the lines, I was able to create a beautiful sunrise on a summer Alaska morning. 

I absolutely love, love, love the mountains and lakes we have here in Alaska.  I wanted to add some depth to this card, so I flicked the edges of these pieces with coordinating colors to add a highlight.  This actually adds another layer of depth for the eye to view. Absolutely beautiful!

You can check out the original Paper Pumpkin video to see exactly how the kit was designed.  I used the basic design elements from this kit (CASE: Copy and Share Everything), but I changed up some components to personalize the cards to my liking. 

As you can see, by taking an intended design and changing up a few items can a have a huge impact on the overall design.  This option is ONE of the things I LOVE about the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits.  The kits can be made as designed or take the supplies and totally personalize the design to fit your own needs. 

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When I create cards, I like to do something special on the inside panel that is related to the theme and color.  Oftentimes, the envelope is carefully designed to provide the finishing touch.  Adding all the piece of “me” makes the card unique and gives a solid “handmade” message that says “I care about you”.

I was happy to create these beautiful birthday cards to share with my family and friends.  I even had a few extra to place in my Etsy shop.

Multiple Project Designs

Another thing I really love about the Paper Pumpkin kits is the variety of cards that can be made.  Not only can one card style be created, but there are directions to make a second or even third card design.   Typically all designs follow the same theme with color coordinating materials.  

Like before, I can choose to create the prepared design or change it up to meet my needs.  With the second card, I decided to cut off part of the flip panel and turn it landscape.  This unique change in pattern adds artistic interest. 

When creating this card, I even used the leftover lake border from the previous card to create a border for the sentiment.  I thought this would be a great way to highlight some of the Pool Party color that is on the plaid panel.  I finished off this card by stamping a repeating sentiment for some background interest.

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As you can see, this card has a unique “gate fold” that allows the card to open up for additional writing inside.  I love how this card style creates opportunities to showcase an atypical design.  This card is fun to design and create, but even more rewarding to share with a loved one. 

Extra Perks!

Besides the beautifully designed cards and options to CASE and personalize the cards, there are lots of extra supplies to create even more cards. 

I am excited to share that I was able to create sixteen cards from this one kit!  Are you ready to create your own handmade cards to share with your loved ones?  Think about how much a handmade card means to the receipient.  It’s like the VISA commercial.  All inclusive Paper Pumpkin kit – $22.95.  Time to create 16 cards – two to three hours.  Feelings when sharing – PRICELESS!  AND think about how much money you will save creating your own cards.  It’s a win-win!  Are you ready to get your own kit delivered to your mailbox?

Related Paper Pumpkin Projects

Summer Nights ~ July 2020

Lovely Day ~ February 2020

Poppin’ Birthday ~ March 2019

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Final Thoughts

Are you ready to create your own greeting cards? Whether you design the cards and projects shared in the kit or change it up and add your own flair, this kit is designed to allow you to be creative.  Escape to your favorite place and create something you can be proud of to share with your loved ones. 

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