Good Morning! I received my March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Ten Years of Growth this week. This is Paper Pumpkin’s 10 year anniversary kit and it came with an extra bonus stamp set. But the first thing I noted was the gold tissue paper – OMG I had to use it! So I made one of each card, pretty much according to the directions and some alternative designs using the bonus stamp set.
Here’s the February 2023 Paper Pumpkin kit unboxing video from the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel showing the kit contents and directions for making each card.
Here’s a closeup of each card. I added pastel adhesive sequins to my cards since the colors worked so well. I love the greenery in the kit! The colors are so pretty and the touches of gold perfect. In the first card, I used Shaded Spruce for my sentiment instead of the Polished Pink that came in the kit.
I love this bookshelf in the second card – I want mine to look like this!
I love the gold die cut word on the second one. There is a great mix of sentiments in the kit between the two stamp sets. And they’re perfect for the this season of growth and for celebrating women and Mother’s Day.
Here are the contents of the kit:
Here is the bonus stamp set that you get for free:
My first alternative is a Mother’s Day card combining items from my stash and the kit. I used Polished Pink for the card base, Gingham Embossing Folder, Stylish Shapes dies Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon, Elegant trim and Orchid Oasis ink. I embossed the floral image in Black and used a Water Painter to color the flowers and leaves in Polished Pink, Orchid Oasis and Shaded Spruce.
Here’s where I used the gold tissue paper. Remember the faux handmade paper technique where you crumble the tissue and adhere it to card stock with the wrinkles? I did that and cut it out with the Deckled Rectangles dies. I embossed the flower in gold and cut it out with a smaller deckled rectangle die and planted it in one of the kit’s large white embossed pots. I used the new gold ribbon from the Online Exclusives for my bow and more Pastel Sequins.
This was another great Paper Pumpkin kit! You can read more about it in the Paper Pumpkin Blog, including more alternative designs.
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The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is All The Little Things!
Good things take time, but you can start creating them now with the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with elegant designs and bright colors. The iridescent foil is the shining detail to bring your crafts together. You can make a card for anyone and for any occasion!
And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE box organizer! This organizer fits perfectly inside your Paper Pumpkin box and is great for keeping your supplies from past kits organized, so you know right where everything is!
The April Kit Includes:
- All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs and coordinating envelopes.
- Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
- 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
- 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
- Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
- Unique embellishments and twine.
- Adhesives to complete the projects.
- FREE box organizer
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce
Sign up deadline for the April 2023 kit is April 10, 2023. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
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