Sunday, April 7, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

Check out the cool cards we made for the March My Paper Pumpkin Party! Remember, this kit came with the pieces and parts to make four easy-peasy cards!
March / Starter Paper Pumpkin with a few extras
And four of the five cards shown have extra items on the card. Want to see how much is actually extra?
Original kit plus extras
YUP - that's it! The crafters were able to make one additional card with the four that came in the Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin'Up! Other than that one card (half a sheet of cardstock for the card and a quarter sheet for the inside), all other papers were SCRAPS! Yes, scraps! And I only used Basic Gray Ink!

Here are the close-ups. Can you tell which one is the "extra" card that was made? Does it look different than the others? Hmmm....

Card #1
I'll give you a hint - this is the card design from the package.
No additional items were used.
So this one isn't it...
Card #2
This one added a doily and a couple of scraps to make the blossom flower.
Added a small piece of basic gray stitched grosgrain ribbon to set it.
Card #3
Added scraps to make the pretty butterflies, a little bit of whisper white taffeta ribbon,
some rhinestones for the bling, and did you notice the extra green outline-type of circle?
Use the negative of the stickers that are left.
So EASY!
Card #4
Added a strip of Daffodil Delight to back the printed paper.
Ran the card through the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, used scraps to make the bird,
and a doily half was cut into thirds and layered using Stampin'Dimensionals.
Like the leaves? Used one of the jagged circles and cut the leaves out of it!

Card #5
Added a doily half, scraps to make the bird, and did you notice the Old Olive ribbon piece?
I saw that on another card and really liked how it dressed it up!

I LOVE this kit! While the first card design is nice, by just adding a minimal amount of extra "things," it really bumped up the card. Can you tell that I really like the little doilies that Stampin'Up! is offering in the Spring catalog too? They are just so pretty!


And with the FREE SHIPPING between now and Monday, you may want to add a couple of the items that I used when you place YOUR order. (All items are listed at the end of this posting.) Just click on the link and you will be taken to my online store to order (doublecheck that you see my name, Dawn Stock, in the top right corner when you place your order). 

And I still have the negatives (or skeletons) of the other sticker punchouts from the kit. I have used negatives in the simply scrappin' kit classes the last couple of months, so many of you are familiar with doing this. It is something that is really easy to do and it looks really nice!

So many options and such a deal at $19.95 - which includes shipping! You can join in the Paper Pumpkin subscription by clicking here to Join Now! Make sure you have listed my name (Dawn Stock, Grove City, Ohio) and YOU can snag the invitation to come and make your monthly kit's projects here at my home. We meet the last Saturday of the month and you bring your Paper Pumpkin kit, along with your Crafter's Kit, and we will put them all together. This one took LESS THAN AN HOUR! How often can you make five different cards in less than an hour like we did? Thank you Stampin'Up! for offering this wonderful subscription!

So - could you tell which one was not like the others? It was card #4, the one with the turquoise bird. I used a half sheet of Basic Gray cardstock, placing a quarter sheet of Whisper White cardstock inside the card. The cards that came in this kit were Basic Gray on the outside with white on the inside of the card. Since we do not sell that kind of cardstock, I improvised, adapted, and overcame! 

Hope you have enjoyed this blog posting and the beautiful cards. Remember to join Paper Pumpkin by the 10th to receive the April kit. And it's a surprise - just like our monthly magazine subscriptions - can't wait to see what the kit is - and what we will do with it on the 27th! See you here!

Items Used to Complete these Cards (click on any of the links to order):
Paper Pumpkin Kit -- sign up for your subscription Join Now!
Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, Item #102067 (part of the Brights Collection, Item #119706)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Item #119683 (part of the Brights Collection, Item #119706)
Whisper White Cardstock, Item #100730
Bird Builder Punch, Item #117191
Elegant Butterfly Punch, Item #127526
Bitty Butterfly Punch, Item #129406 - Spring Catalog - only available until May 31st
Blossom Punch, Item #125603
Boho Blossoms Punch, Item #119858
Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Item #129399 - Spring Catalog - only available until May 31st
3/8" Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon, Item #129291 - Spring Catalog - only available until May 31st
3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Item #109070
1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Item #126879
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item #129378 - Spring Catalog - only available until May 31st
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Item #129324 - Spring Catalog - only available until May 31st
Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Item #119246
Stampin'Dimensionals, Item #104330
Snail Adhesive, Item #104332
 (Snail Refill, item #104331)


1 comment:

  1. I am not into this kit, but very much enjoying what you have done....!

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