Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PAPER PUMPKIN - June - Original


My June Paper Pumpkin arrived on time but I've been buried in attempting to get my studio put together so I can have a regular working schedule and a place to work. We are days away from the July Paper Pumpkin shipping.

The concept behind Paper Pumpkin is to have everything you need except adhesive (though sometimes that may be included in some form as well) in the box to make several cards or other crafty items without needing a bunch of other stuff. Work with what you have.

And that is great! If you are not a full-blown crafter but want to send a pretty card now and then, this is perfect for you. On the other hand, if you're a 'Got A Lotta Girl' like me, you have tons of other stuff you can incorporate with the Paper Pumpkin to put your own spin on the kit.

For each Paper Pumpkin, I will do at least two blog posts. One showing what to do with the kit 'as is'. and the other showcasing the 'twist'. The twist may include combining items from past kits.. because as you acquire kits, you're going to have supplies that will work together to form completely different projects.

So here we go with the ORIGINAL!

The kit looks like this:


The stamps, 2 spots... Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron and a project flyer.
All first-time Paper Pumpkin kits include a stamp block


When you flip the project flyer package over, you see additional items.
Striped card bases, Mint Macaron pocket envelopes, white embroidery thread, Washi Tape and a bag of confetti.



I opened everything up then transferred the confetti to a condiment cup with a lid for easier access.

Here is one of the cards I created taken from the project flyer with a bit of an addition.


I managed to split the side of the cellophane banner pocket so rather than just having the Washi across the top, I added the washi all the way around to insure the confetti didn't wind up everywhere.

A great tip from SuNN Stampin on YouTube is to use the Stamping Buddy to destatic from a plastic spoon before using the spoon to add confetti to the pocket. This prevents the confetti from sticking to the spoon. 

There's my card 'as is' from the June kit. Come on back tomorrow and we'll 'do the twist'. 

Creative Blessings!
Kelly


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