Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Time Again

I wanted to catch up with some of my Paper Pumpkin kits and to show you how the quality of the kits has been upped a notch by Stampin' Up!  Today I'll show you the January kit.

It was a squeeze to get all three samples in this photo.  There are only three here because my hubby used the other one to make me a birthday card!  Yes, he did!  (So proud of him!)  There are no real instructions, but a lot of different elements to add and a little stamping involved!  The danger is the temptation to add too many elements to your card.  You have to keep reminding yourself that less is more.  I'm not sure I totally succeeded in that.

  • Although the instructions do tell you to use the kraft side out, the printed insides were just too gorgeous to keep to the inside, so on this one, I let the kraft peek out the die cut triangles and added some interest by sticking some of the hearts in those areas.
  • I used the border stickers to create very skinny banners at the top.  
  • I added the hung up cute clips from my own supplies.
  • The doilies are interesting additions to the very geometric shapes otherwise provided.

  • I really like the way this one turned out, with the Calypso Coral peeking through the arrows.
  • There are such a variety of banners, tags and stickers - something for everyone!
  • On this sample, I added some stamps from Off the Grid and Gorgeous Grunge, as well as the Love and the Arrows stamps that came with this set.  I stamped them in Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, and Coastal Cabana.
If you want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and have a ready made creative escape show up monthly right to your door, follow this link, My Paper Pumpkin, and please choose me as your Demonstrator.  As soon as you do sign up, you will be able to access some of the more popular past Paper Pumpkin kits.  You can see more details here. ( Scroll down a ways and you'll find it!)  Also, you will be eligible for a set of the 2013 - 2015 In Colour Stampin' Write Markers free from Stampin' Up if you subscribe before March 31, 2014. Join me tomorrow to take a look at the February Paper Pumpkin.

To purchase any of the products listed below used to make this project, simply click on the links which will take you directly to my On-Line Stampin' Up!  Store, where you can view the products and make a purchase if you like.  You can have it delivered right to your door!

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