I finally got a few minutes to play with the “My Paper Pumpkin” welcome kit I received at Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013. How fun is this? You get a new box every month with lots of fun surprises! You can cancel at any time, and you can even put your subscription on hold for a month if you know you’re going to be too busy to create. Here’s the web site for more information or to get your subscription started!
I thought about dressing the cards up a little with pearls or glitter, but I stuck with the products that were in the kit. I love how they turned out. Of course, being my mother’s daughter, I had to use everything, including the parts of the stickers around the sticker (a.k.a. “trash.”) They made cool address frames for the envelopes. Somewhere toward the end, I realized that the negative part of the scallop strip would form a “B,” so I personalized a few of the envelopes.
I did use a punch that wasn’t included in the kit. I punched the circle out of one of the medallions so I could stamp, “hey” inside it. Did you know that “hey” looks very much the same upside down as right side up? Yep. I did. I stamped it upside down. I even used the stamp-a-ma-jig. I thought it looked a little wonky, but it didn’t hit me until I stamped it on the card. No problem, though. I just stamped on a scrap of Whisper White, punched it out and layered it over my “yƏh.”
Here’s one more cute, cute card I wanted to show you. (Bonus Thursday!) It was a Leadership swap from Susan Nygaard, a fabulous demo in South Dakota. Susan was featured on a Stampin’ Up! video presenting a “Workshop Wow” project at a regional conference several years ago, and I loved her projects and her wit.
Isn’t that adorable? She used the All Dressed Up set from the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog (also available in wood – here), with the coordinating Dress Up framelits dies. You can also order the stamps and framelits as a bundle (wood or clear mount) and save some money!
The pearls and the little flower at the waist really add that extra something, as well as the Elegant Lines embossing folder and the Print Poetry designer series paper. I want a dress like that. Wouldn’t it be perfect for a late spring or summer tea or luncheon? So pretty!! Thanks, Susan!
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