I didn’t have my own April My Paper Pumpkin kit in hand when I got a sneak peek of the stamps in the kit. SERIOUSLY. No, seriously, that’s one of the stamps! I was over-the-mango-tree excited.
When my kit hit the front lanai, I was ready. For a warmup, I made the card JUST LIKE THE KIT:
Seriously…I’m crazy about this kit! What’s not to love? It would be easy and satisfying to make all four cards just like this – no extra bits and pieces required – and have 4 great cards to send. But seriously, who would want to read a post about that? And I’m always ready for a little challege – so without further ado, we have cards 2 through 4:
A couple of circle punches, a doily sponged with More Mustard ink, a little snippet of Baja Breeze ribbon and some jewels made this mine. That “FABULOUS” stamp is from an exclusive set we were given last year at Convention and I love the words and the fonts Stampin’ Up! chose for us. (Looking forward to seeing our swag this year for our 25th Anniversary Convention!!)
This one is my second favorite – turned that big panel into flags with a couple of snips, wrapped the self-adhesive tag with the twine, and switched up the button. DId you notice that I used the “splatter” stamp from the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit? Best all purpose stamp ever!
It’s hard to see, but I used my Midnight Muse marker on the edge of that button so that it would be a better match:
And now, my FAVE:
SERIOUSLY!!! Who would put an owl in a grass skirt?? (Ummm…me!) There were a number of cards on Pinterest (the biggest black hole on the planet) from this May Paper Pumpkin set that added a person or animal under the thought balloon, and I decided I would add the owl. I kept looking for the right paper/DSP to use with the “clothes” that are on the punch but nothing was working for me. I had the Linen Thread in my hands and before I knew it that poor owl was in Luau mode. Considered a lei, but since s/he doesn’t have a neck that wasn’t working for me.
I’m sorry to tell you this, but My Paper Pumpkin is exclusive each month, and when it’s done, it’s done. Seriously is done.
The good news is, you have plenty of time to sign up for the subscription service and never miss another! Sign up before the 10th of June, and every month, the box will appear on your doorstep with everything you need except adhesive. Your box will have stamps, ink, paper, and/or accessories to complete the project, plus clear, step by step instruction. Just open the box and make the cards!
Your welcome kit will include a clear block, and I’ll post ideas like these for you to play with. Cost is $19.95 and that includes shipping – sign up or learn more at My Paper Pumpkin.