Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. Today we are playing with the January Paper Pumpkin kit. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can watch the replay here on my Youtube Channel. While you are there, I would love it if you liked and shared my video and if you aren’t a subscriber, I would be honored if you did subscribe. If you aren’t sure what Paper Pumpkin is, it is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly craft subscription in a box. For just $21.00 plus tax, you will get an adorable box filled with crafty goodness. Sometimes we make cards, others we make treat holders and sometimes we even get a cute decor kit. It always comes with an exclusive stamp set, an ink spot and all the supplies to create that month’s projects. Your first month’s kit will include an arcylic block and many tiimes we even get some Mini Glue Dots and/or Dimensionals. You can cancel any time so there really is not obligation. So let’s take a look at card one.

Here are the measurements for this card:

  • Petal Pink card base from kit cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Poppy Parade cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, scored at 4 3/4″
  • Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

This month’s kit creates 8 full sized cards with die cuts, resin embellishments,  some gorgeous 1/8″ Basic Black ribbon and a Poppy Parade ink spot. I did follow the instructions loosely in terms of what die cuts go with which card base, and how they were arranged ont he card bases. I decided to make a very simple fun fold for this one. I started by cutting the card base in half to use one as the base for my alternate. I then cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to create the fun fold card topper. I stamped the xoxo sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink on the bottom right corner of the card front. Then I stamped the heart layer like the instructions shows and attached the scalloped die cut to the botton of the layer and then attached it to the Poppy Parade layer on what becomes the card front. I tied the ribbon around both layers and then added the resin heart embellishments. Next I stamped the yout sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on the small die cut label, attached the Love die cut with dimensionals and added the small label with a Mini Glue Dot.

For the inside, I stamped the hearts and flowers image in opposite corners in Poppy Parade and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black.

I used one of the envelopes from the kit and stamped the xoxo in Tuxedo Black ink on the flap.

Ready for the second card?

Here are the measurements for this card:

  • Card base in Petal Pink cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and at 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
  • Poppy Parade card base from kit cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside
  • Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside

I think this card layer is so stinking cute! It just depicts happy mail!! I chose to cut the card bas from the kit to use as layers, and once I had trimmed them, I add the larger one to the Basic Black layer and then attached it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. Next I took the card layer and added a stamped image of the hearts and flowers in Poppy Parade ink. The layer already has some images on it, but it is designed to add more with your stamp. Then I added some more adhesive to the back side of the layer and attached the scalloped die cut. I love that look and the black just pops!  I then stamped my sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on one of the Petal Pink labels. I added a piece of the ribbon by using the “cheater method”. This uses way less of your ribbon by cutting a piece just long enough to go across the cardstock and attaching it to the back with either Stampin’ Seal or even Scotch Tape. I added dimensionals to the back of this layer and attached it to the card front. Next I added dimensionals to the Petal Pink label and attached it to the card over the ribbon. I tied a small bow in the ribbon and added it with a Mini Glue Dot. I sprinkled on some of the resin embellishments and two of the Gilded Gems on the label to bring out more of the gold in the layer.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. I glued all the layers together and attached it to the inside of the card. I love that the resin embellishments are flat because you can use them on the inside of the card as well, like I did here.

And don’t forget your envelope! I stamped the heart image over the closed flap in Poppy Parade. I really like the look of tone-on-tone here.

I think this kit is just too cute. It kind of reminds me of the Valentine’s cards we used to give away as kids. I can’t wait to create a scrapbook page with some of these elements! Next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called Bouquet of Hope and is all about comforting our friends and family through trying times. It’s going to be a beautiful kit and if you’d like to subscribe to get a kit for yourself, just head over here to begin your subscription.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful Thursday. If you happen to be lookig for a demonstrator, I would love to help you with all your crafting needs. Let me know if you need a catalog or having any questions. Have a great day!

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