December 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Real Life

I had the pleasure of working on the December Paper Pumpkin Real Life kit with my good friend Amanda Coughlin this past week.

Dec 2013 Paper PumpkinAs we played with the pieces we decided to make a bit of an adjustment by cutting the height down to create it a 5 x 5 book.

Dec 2013 Paper PumpkinI embossed the narrow scraps from the tabbed divider pages with the chevron folder and adhered them to the inside first page. I love how this shows through the cut out letters on the front cover.

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinAmanda had the fun idea of adding some clothing to the little people with the markers. So cute right?

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinI scored each of the inside pages at 5" and folded them up to create pockets. I used sticky strip to secure the sides of the pockets.

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinI did have to punch holes through some of the layers once I created the pockets to insert the rings.

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinI didn't take photos of every page in my book, but hope you can get a good feel for what I did based on what I am showing.

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinThe folded bag created 2 pockets that worked perfectly to hold my tags.

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinI used 2" strips I cut from the tabbed divider pages to create four tags. I was able to center the punch over the existing hole and looped some ribbon through the top of the tags. Loving the new tag topper punches!

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinDec 2013 Paper pumpkinDec 2013 Paper pumpkinI tucked the extra die cut adhesives inside one of the pockets so they will be easy to find when I need them.

Dec 2013 Paper pumpkinDec 2013 Paper pumpkinDec 2013 Paper pumpkinI hope you feel inspired and have fun playing with your December kit! I can't wait to see what's in store for us in January.

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CreativeLee Yours,

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