Monday 26 September 2022


Today I am creating with the new Mini collection Pumpkin Spice paper pack designed by Sue Smyth.  This collection has loads of potential for creating Halloween layouts, however, I chose to create a non-Halloween style page.   

Pumpkin Spice mini-collection  paper pack by Sue Smyth

Metal embellishments – lock, chain and key (own stash)

Foam tape

Cheesecloth (muslin) roughly cut into small pieces


Cardboard off-cuts

Archival ink – ground expresso

Blending tool

Sentiment (words or saying)


The following 5 sheets were used from the mini-collection in this project and can be purchased from Bee Arty click on the link to secure a set - Pumpkin Spice mini-collection  paper pack by Sue Smyth



Bottom background layer sheet, distress the edge of the sheet with Archival ink – ground expresso.



Sheet used to second layer.



Fussy cut several tags, distress the cut tags with Archival ink – ground expresso.


Fussy cut out clusters of flowers, see next image for example of flower clusters.



Fussy cut an array of elements from the cut-out sheet, distress all cut elements with Archival ink – ground expresso.



Fussy cut around the wreath, distress with Archival ink – ground expresso



Cut a floral section within the wreath, distress with ground expresso.



Cut a several pieces of cheese cloth (muslin), tease out the threads for an organic look.  Staple to background sheet in several places to secure.


      Close up images of muslin placement.



Adhere the cut wreath to the background sheet with liquid glue.




Back each of the cut tags with an off-cut cardboard pieces.



Back all of the fussy cut clusters of flowers with cardboard off-cuts also.



To one of the tags secure the key (with chain) onto the card.  Add a butterfly and flower embellishments to the tag.



To another tag perforate a hole at the top, adhere the metal lock to the tag and add a piece of ribbon,



The third tag has butterfly and clear dome embellishments.



Add a selection of other embellishments around the page using foam tape to layer the elements. Some elements (small flower clusters were double foam taped to add extra height).  Add more muslin pieces to alternative layers as desired.


The final step is to add a sentiment saying to the page.

I hope you enjoy creating with this colourful mini-collection,  thank you for stopping by and look forward to creating for you again soon.


Cheers from Linda

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