Has your Paper Pumpkin arrived yet? My Paper Pumpkin is a new monthly subscription that Stampin’ Up! is offering for $19.95 (and that includes shipping) per month, see all of the details on my January 13 blog post here or click on the My Paper Pumpkin button on the right side of the screen. My Welcome Kit arrived Monday and I tore right in! This is what I found when I opened the box:
And this is what was hiding inside the paper:
And here are the cards that I made with the contents of the box and a few optional extras:
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps, Ink & Embellishments: My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit (when you go to the My Paper Pumpkin website to subscribe and this will be your first kit). The kit contains everything that you need to create four cards (except for the adhesives), including stamps, a clear-mount acrylic block, ink, card stock, embellishments and four envelopes.
Adhesive: Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the buttons, all of the other pieces in this kit are self-adhesive
Optional Dies & Punches: Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (127003); Scallop Oval Punch (119857)
Optional Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)
Optional Card Stock Cuts: Lucky Limeade (122926) – Scallop Oval Punch
Optional Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Optional Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Here are some individual photos of the cards and their envelopes (I added a few ink splatter stamps to the envelopes too). The first photo is made just like the instructions show:
This is a card just like the instructions show only I turned it on its side:
I used the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies to create a die cut in the center of the third card. I just did a quick large X in the center of the card and placed the framelit over it and ran it through the big shot:
Then I stamped the sentiment in the center of the polka dot paper and I adhered it behind the die cut and added the embellishments from the kit:
Since I hate to waste good die cuts, for the last card I used the die cut piece from the third card and layered it behind the Scallop Oval Punch (Lucky Limeade) that I’d stamped the sentiment on and I tied a little piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the button:
These cards were so quick and easy to put together and you can dress them up as little as much as you’d like. If you’d like to sign up, head over to the My Paper Pumpkin website and click on the “Join Here” tab. There is a quick form to complete with your name, address, billing information and Demonstrator information (for my customers, I’d appreciate it if you’d put my name in there: Amy Koenders, Portland, OR 97229). You can skip a month or cancel any time that you’d like. I’m already excited to see what the surprise kit is next month! Go sign up if you want to join the fun!
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