One of the things I look forward to each month is getting my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail. I love getting the little box filled with a new project to work on. The best part is the freedom you have with the kit. You can make the intended project using the instructions included or mix things up and make something completely different (or a little of both). I made a couple of the intended projects from January’s kit and then made a few alternate projects. Check them out below.
First up, are the intended project cards. The kit came with supplies to make 16 pocket cards. I used one of each pattern and made it per the instructions. They were pretty quick to make. The inside card is the perfect size to leave your message.
Using five of the striped pocket cards, I made a little mini book. I glued the flap of one to the back of another and continued until all five cards were glued together. Each section has the white cardstock piece to write on and spaces to decorate further on the pink areas. The front is decorated just like the intended cards, and since all the premade holes in the cards lined up well and I was able to tie it closed.
I pulled out a few other supplies to make a couple full sized cards. This first one uses Bermuda Bay cardstock for the base and a layer of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (matted on white). The pink piece sticking out from the stamped piece is from the top 1″ or so cut off from one of the pocket cards. I stamped “Be Mine” multiple times on a tall strip of white cardstock with Rich Razzleberry ink, and once on a 1″ wide banner strip of white cardstock with Flirty Flamingo ink and added it above one of the Rich Razzleberry words. The ribbon from the kit was colored with the Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends.
This next card uses Rich Razzleberry cardstock for the base and a layer of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I used a vellum heart from the kit and sponged Rich Razzleberry all over, then took the tip of the marker to brush along the edges to make it stand out more. I took a long piece of Copper Metalic Thread and twisted it into a bunch of loops to place behind the stamped piece, which is popped up with some Dimensionals.
The final project I made is one of my favorite projects. I cut apart one of the copper heart cards to a 3″ x 2″ piece (make sure to keep an eye on the orientation of the hearts when making your cuts). I added a vellum heart on the left side with part of it hanging over the edge, then added the stamped piece towards the right with Dimensionals. For the vase, I wrapped Linen Thread around many times then tied in a bow. I found an extra Mini Clothespin from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit, slipped it over the center of the bow and clipped in the little tag. The best part, the tag can be switched out whenever I want to change things up, same with the flowers (found at the local craft store).
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