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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Paper Pumpkin adventure

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up!®  is a paper crafting subscription, or as they put it, a "paper fairy godmother (without the white hair)...sweeping away the mundane for 25 years."  Everything is designed, coordinated, measured, cut and ready.  I've been a subscriber since 2013, but I may have neglected to tell you about it.  I don't make up every kit as soon as it arrives and if you're not a subscriber, they aren't available, so I was trying not to tease you.  Subscribers can pick up extra kits after the current month if they're available, but the December kit - One Great Year - is already sold out.  It's my favorite so far, and this time I guess I'll be teasing a bit:
I had been thinking about making myself a desk calendar, and this made it so easy, I almost feel guilty claiming that I made it myself.  Plus, the stamp set of all the months and some special day icons will be a great addition to the Document Life Project™ 2016: the unPlanner™ project that I've signed up for - major bonus!

Not only did I make up my calendar as soon as I could find my craft table, I made it nearly identical to the designer's version - I almost never do that.  Here is the October kit - Blissful Bouquet - which I made up recently as a gift for a friend.  The original design was 3 different size cards, 3 each, but I prefer A2 cards for mailing, so I added a few pieces of card stock, a stamp or two from another set, and switched up the designs a bit:
This kit is still available to subscribers as a refill (without the stamps and Stampin' Spot ink pad), so not quite as much teasing going on here ;)

Edited to Add - forgot to mention My Pumpkin Challenge where the theme for December is Season of Giving, and where you can always find other papercrafters who love and share their Paper Pumpkin creations


Boni said...

Beautiful! I like that you made them A2 cards. So creative! Thanks for sharing at the My Pumpkin Challenge! :)

Heather said...

What a perfect sneak peak! AND, a great one for Season of Giving - a gift for yourself, lol. I just made up one of mine almost just like the kit instructions, too - it was too cute not to! Gonna have to go way rogue on my second kit for the next challenge - hope we see you there! Thanks so much for sharing at My Pumpkin Challenge, Kathe!