Hello and welcome to my Blog and YouTube Channel, today I am going to share with you a few alternative projects for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit. This month’s kit was called Sentimental Rose and featured our first distinktive stamp set in a Paper Pumpkin box. I used just the stamp set from this month’s kit a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White Cardstock and five coordinating ink pads and cardstocks to create 10 different cards using just the stamp set in this month’s kit. Here’s a look at all the cards.
So let’s talk about the stamp set that came in the kit. It features a large photopolymer rose stamp that is in the distinktive style of stamps (which means that its a photorealistic stamp). It has all the different shading already detailed in the the stamp. You also have great sentiments, and a lovely leaf image. You can see both on today’s projects.
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This month instead of cutting pieces of the kit apart to create the 10 alternative projects I wanted to focus on the distinktive stamp set instead. So I used a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White and created my own piece of designer series paper and then created a super easy one sheet wonder to create the cards. I only had one small tiny piece of scrap left that I tossed; everything else went into making the cards.
In addition to the 12 x 12 piece of whisper white I used five coordinating pieces of cardstock (So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, and Gray Granite. I also added a few scraps of whisper white to create the sentiments. I created most of them to be thank you cards since I need them most, but did add a couple additional sentiments to the last two.
Each piece of cardstock was either scored at 4 1/4 or 5 1/2 depending on which way I wanted to make the card bases. You all know there’s basically two style card bases landscape (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4) or Portrait (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2). Most of you know that portrait style is my favorite and I tend to go to it more than most. Here’s a look at all ten cards that I made with the One Sheet Wonder Template above.
This is one of the things I like about card making you can get so much out of just a few products. Plus using additional items or items from one of our kits makes it even easier. Paper Pumpkin kits are a great way to go if you’ve never crafted before, or you don’t have a lot of time to craft these monthly subscription kits are perfect. They come with everything already to go. And the great thing is they only take about 45 to a hour to put together.
I love them and I love showing you alternative ways to get more from your kits each month. I hope that you are enjoying this series. Next month’s kit is a very special kit! It’s called Hugs from Shelli and was designed by Co Founder and board chair Shelli Gardner. I got to do a make & take of this kit while I was at OnStage Charlotte, and what I got to see of it I loved. If you missed that post you can click here
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If you want to get this kit you have to sign up by May 10th; but I think that it may sell out before that date. That has happened in the past for exclusive kits so this may just be one of them that does. So all I am going to say is if you want this kit sign up now don’t wait till the 10th because it may just be gone by then. Thanks for dropping by.
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