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This month's kit did not disappoint. Such a great value too--it makes 12 full size cards. I had fun making a few alternative designs (and plan to do more!) Even the envelopes were cute.
The original design of each card is a tri-fold so there is both a front piece and an inside piece to use when creating alternatives. I cut one of each apart to start creating. Each of these designs is a very simple idea.
This camper might be my favorite of all the designs. It's so cute. I cut it down to 4 x 5.25 and I popped it up using dimensionals. I added a sentiment directly on the card stock base. A twine bow and a few sequins completes the card.
The tiny firefly stamps are too cute. Pay attention to the white circle areas on some of the cards. They are the perfect place to stamp the fireflies to have them look lit up.
On this card I cut one of the panels nearly in half and stamped the small "needles" on the other side of the card.
I stamped the full tree stamp in Garden Green on the Garden Green scalloped circle. I love that it ended up looking like a shadow! A fun surprise.
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I knew I was going to love this Paper Pumpkin because of the alcohol wash papers! It did not disappoint.
As usual, the first thing I did was cut one set of card bases apart to give me additional supplies to work with. Adding a few pieces of cardstock allowed me to create double the cards.
Stamping the flower stamp in the same color ink gives the watermark look to the image. It's a go to technique for me!
Don't forget you can stamp on your envelopes too!
Sometimes a simple card is the best. In this case the paper does all the work. I simply added my sentiment directly to the paper, adhered to a white base and added some bling. Easiest card ever!
I've found my self needing wedding cards so this kit lent itself perfectly to the theme. Again, by simply adding cardstock and changing up the design, I was able to create new and fun alternatives.
These vellum pieces are so pretty. I did use some dimensionals that I hid under the label on this one.
The hardest part of using vellum is keeping your adhesive from showing. I try to look for larger sections of printing or places where I'll be adding something on top to cover it.
Another easy layout that is wonderful thanks to the leafy pieces.
This one is a little busier than some of the others but sometimes I can go crazy with lots of layers and embellishments.
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I'll admit when I first opened this month's kit I was not sure I was going to come up with a lot of alternatives. The card bases were only printed on the front so it limited the options there. However, once I started playing with the stamps I had so much fun!
One of my biggest tips is to make your own baseballs! Just grab a circle and a red marker and free hand. I drew the two half circles and then made the stitching marks. You can create any size you want.
I also really liked the font of the sentiments. They inked so well! I stuck with Night of Nave on most of my cards.
Creating a background using the stamps and the same color ink as the cardstock allows for quick cards.
I kept some without a "person" on them so I could use them when I needed them!
A few others I made for Father's Day and (shh) my Dad's birthday!
I loved the Crushed Curry paired with the Night of Nave and Real Red.
I still made a full set of the cards as intended.
I really ended up liking this kit a lot! Be sure to sign up by June 10th to get this month's box. It contains TWO ink spots!
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The April Paper Pumpkin is full of fun! From the colors to the images I loved working with this kit.
Cutting apart the rainbow card and using it as the focal point made this one easy to create. Add a sticker and it's done!
The Ice Cream Corner paper is a great compliment to the kit. Once again, cutting the watermelon base in half allows you to use it on a full size card front. The silver glitter accent is a great touch as well.
A quick a watercolor wash of ink on watercolor paper in bright bold colors makes me happy. Here's to summer treats!
Adding ink to the top of the ink pad lid makes it easy to pick it up with the water painter.
My color choices include Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Poppy Parade.
Lots of alternatives made using the December Paper Pumpkin kit. As usual, I cut down some of the bases and grabbed some extra card stock allowing me to make a lot more cards from one kit.
Cutting these little critters apart and then letting them hug made for a cute alternative use!
A simple design but the background paper and the subtle leaves on the stitched circle make it a pretty one.
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My March Paper Pumpkin arrived a few days ago and I was excited to open and start creating. This month featured a bonus free gift--four stencils and a sponge.
As usual, the first thing I did was make one of each card and then cut apart one of each base. It's my tradition with kits!
I love the masks we got this month. Keep reading for some tips on using them. Another idea--don't be afraid to cut the envelope liners! They are so pretty this month and they work great on a card.
This one is so simple! I cut down the front of the card, matted with Pretty Peacock card stock and adhered to a Basic White base. The sentiment included in this month's kit was a perfect size to add to the bottom of the card.
Here's another card made with the envelope liner! I also used some of the scrap pieces from cutting down the bases to add some color strips to the front. Stamp the flowers off in Calypso Coral and add a sentiment to finish the card.
If you've never used stencils and sponges I have a few tips.
First: you can stretch the use of the sponge by cutting it into pieces. I cut it up like a pie!
Second: you can use pieces of card stock stapled to the end to show you what color you used on each piece.
Third: painters tape can be a great way to lightly hold a mask in place while you sponge.
One of my favorite things to do with my Paper Pumpkin kit is to create alternatives. My advice with every kit is to cut some of the bases to double the cards you can make!
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Adding in another word die helped me create the perfect card. The phrase from the Art Gallery Bundle was just what I wanted.
Don't forget about the adhesive sheets when die cutting words or intricate dies. They are a lifesaver! No more messy glue fingers or smudges on your card.
Combining multiple bases made for easy cards. Don't forget you can save the small strips you cut off to use in layering as I did above.
I really like the look of the bundle of flowers stamp. It stands alone without needing to be colored.
This kit was easy to create with.
One of my favorite things to do with kits that include card bases that are printed on the front and back is to cut them in half to double my options! Just add a few extra pieces of card stock and you’re set.
This design used only a few pieces but I love how it turned out. Simple but pretty.
This was one of the intended designs but mounted on white card stock.
This was a CASE of one of the alternatives from the included instructions. I love it!
I pulled in one of the stamps from the Snail Mail set. They do fit so nicely together. I love coordinating products!
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The November Paper Pumpkin kit is adorable. Meant to create gift card holders it can be used for so much more!
With just a few cuts to the house piece you can turn it into a tag, mini card or full size card. The full size card below is made using a Blushing Bride card stock base and a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4 x 5.25. From there I used the items included in this month's kit to create the card.
This adorable tag is quick to make using the front piece of one of the houses. Punch a hole at the top and add some twine!
The puff sticker candy pieces might be my favorite part of the whole kit. You can check out all the projects I created below. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin click here.
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