Friday, July 31, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin- June 2015 Happy Thoughts - Part 3

Well I'm back again with bonus projects from my June Paper Pumpkin Kit!  I already received my July kit and I'm sooo excited to dive into it, but I wanted to use up all of the extras I have from my June kit first.  


The June kit is designed to create 8 cards and I already created 8 cards from the kit, so I'm considering these all "bonus cards."


I made 2 of the cards above using the envelope liner from the kit as a background. Everything used was from the kit with the exception of the card base, the one wood veneer hollow star and the 2 blue die cuts. 


For this card I started with a kraft base & envelope.  I stamped the large flower from the kit with the Tip Top Taupe ink from the kit all over the card base.  I stamped the small flower all over the envelope flap.  Then, I stamped a large flower and 2 small flowers onto one of the coral envelope liners and I fussy cut them.  I added some enamel dots to the small flowers, but I didn't have an enamel dot big enough for the large flower sooo...  I tried something new.  I used a circle punch to punch out the flower center and I backed the flower with a scrap piece of whisper white card stock that I sponged with Crushed Curry ink.  Then I added some Crystal Effects (item#101055)  I like how it turned out, but next time I might add a second layer of Crystal Effects for even more dimension. 

For the sentiment, I actually used the "Happy Thoughts For You" stamp from the kit, I just masked off the part that said "Happy Thoughts" so it just says, "For You."  The banners for the sentiment were just some Whisper White scraps that I sponged with ink to coordinate with the colors of the card.  I used Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.


All in all I made 11 cards with this kit and I still have some bits left over!  These kits really go a long way! Plus, the stamp set which I will use over and over again!  I'm very excited to start playing with July's kit!  I love the colors!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin - June 2015 Happy Thoughts - Part 2


Today I'm going to share what I created with the other half of my June 2015 kit from My Paper Pumpkin.  Check out my last post to see the flower cards.  Today I'm going to show you what I made with the banner cards.



I created this card according to the instructions included it the kit almost exactly.  I just did a little extra stamping on the envelope flap and I added a little wooden star to the center of the star in the negative space of the sticker. Yup, those little triangles are stickers! That's one of the reasons that I love the kits from My Paper Pumpkin so much!  They are so easy!  No measuring or cutting, just the crafty fun!

I had a little time to play so I decided to use my remaining supplies for some cards with different designs.  I have been loving Pinterest for alternate ideas!  I have boards dedicated to each Paper Pumpkin Kit as well as many different Stampin' Up! stamp sets so be sure to follow me on Pinterest for tons of inspiration!


For this card I assembled the banner piece the same was as the first card but I tied the twine in a different spot and I added the two green stars from the sticker sheet to the wooden pennants. 
This is the sticker sheet from the kit after I made the flower cards in my last post.  I used up all the stickers from this sheet on these two cards.
Before I adhered the envelope liners I cut it down so I could use the portion that you wouldn't see anyway along the top of the card.  Then I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the SAB Big Day stamp set (NLA) in the Tip Top Taupe ink from the kit on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  I added some of the wooden stars that came in the kit and I stamped the envelope again.


For this card I trimmed down the envelope liner again so I could add it to my card front.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the kit in Tuxedo Black Memento ink (132708 $6) and added a strip of the envelope liner underneath to frame the sentiment (and use up more scraps ;)  Then I fussy cut the pieces leftover around the negative space of the flowers and leaves from the die cut sheet I used for my flower cards in my last post.
Then I stamped the large flower from the stamp set in the kit in Tuxedo Black Memento ink (132708 $6.)
I colored the flowers with Crushed Curry ink (131173 $6.50) and a Sponge Dauber (133733 $5.) I added the scraps from the negative space from the center of the flower die cuts, popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals (104430 $4) and added an enamel dot from my stash.  I still felt like it needed a little something so I stamped the small flower on the bottom in Crushed Curry ink and added a tiny enamel dot.


I got a little crazy with this card.  It is simple to create, but I think it took me the longest because I kept moving things around.  Shaped cards always throw me off.  It's a bit out of the box for me, but whenever I challenge myself to try something different I usually love how it turns out in the end.  
I only had the negative space left from one big flower so a stamped one big flower and a bunch of the smaller flowers and colored them with sponge daubers and Crushed Curry ink and I colored a few of them with Calypso Coral ink (126983 $6.50.)  I added more enamel dots to the flower centers in various sizes.  Then, I die cut a scrap of Whisper White card stock with a scalloped die from a We R Memory Keepers die set that came with my Evolution.  For the Hello sentiment I used a sponge dauber to color a scrap of Whisper White card stock with Crushed Curry before die cutting the word Hello with a Studio Calico die.  I think this one is my favorite from the whole set!

And, I still have more leftover!  The kit is designed to create 8 cards and between this post and my last post I have 8 completed cards using the 8 card bases from the kit.  I may just do a third post sharing what I make with the leftover materials and stamp set from the kit.  That is one of my favorite things about the Paper Pumpkin Kits!  Not only do you get all of the materials to perfectly create your cards, but you also get a stamp set and an ink spot that you can use over and over again on other projects!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin - June 2015 Happy Thoughts Part 1

I have recently fallen back in love with Stampin' Up! thanks to My Paper Pumpkin!  You all know I love my monthly subscription boxes so when I discovered My Paper Pumpkin I was hooked!  You get everything you need to make different cards or sometimes a project with instructions included.  They include everything! And its only $19.95 a month.

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The June 2015 Kit titled Happy Thoughts came with all the supplies needed to make 8 cards with lined envelopes.  4 each of 2 different designs. I'll show you what I did with the flower cards today and I'll share what I did with the banner cards next time.  



Sometimes I like to see how many different looking cards I can make with my Paper Pumpkin Kit, but this month I loved the flower card so much that I stuck pretty close to the original design for all four cards.


This is the card I made following the exact instruction, above.


For the other 3 flower cards, I tweaked it a bit by adding a banner die cut and a thank you die cut for the sentiment.



The flowers were all made from this easy to punch out sheet.


All of the "patterned papers" were really stickers from this sheet. No cutting or adhesive needed!


This is the stamp set and mini ink pad that came with this month's kit.  And I still have all that twine leftover after making my four flower cards!

Stay tuned to see what I do with the banner style cards that came in this month's kit!  I may do another post about what I do with all the extras, too :)

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