July's Paper Pumpkin kit I think has one of my new favorite stamp sets. I just love the succulents in the tea cups. Plus, I just about never have Get Well cards so these are going to be a great add to my stash of cards. I have many ideas to make more cards with these cute stamps and sentiments.
My favorite part about this kit? The already tied bows on the the mini paperclips. THANK YOU, STAMPIN' UP! I can't imagine having to tie all those little bows. My half hour of crafty escape may have been a full hour with half frustration. ;)
Each month gets better and better. I love card kits! I get worried about running out of birthday cards and then my little red box comes in the mail and saves the day! This month's kit came with thin, wood veneers and I think they really made the cards. The flower cards were cute; my favorite part is the linen thread behind the paper flowers. When the kits started, the stickers were kinda iffy... But these ones were MUCH better. If you had earlier kits and stopped because the stickers were not so great... Problem fixed!
I have some left over wood veneers and I can't wait to make some additional projects. How many days until the Jily kit gets here? :)
These pinwheels are leftover from my July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit. I keep them in my summer holiday box because they're just so darn cute and will use them in different ways each 4th of July until I run out. Last year I made pinwheels on straws and this year pinwheel treat bags.
I filled the treat bags with some patriotic goldfish crackers, sealed the bag closed with some washi tape and used the little paper clip from the kit to layer everything together. I steamed two of the stamps from the kit in Real Red and Night of Navy. I stamped off the red stars once to get a lighter look to layer better with "celebrate" in blue.
Love these pinwheels. If you don't have leftovers from last year's kit, you can easily make these by making your own pinwheels. They're pretty easy to freehand, but here's a couple templates for you if you need a little help. The left is a .studio file for those with a Silhouette machine and the right is a PDF you can print. :)
Happy Independence Day!
I'm so excited to be getting to my past Paper Pumpkin kits. My May and June kits were sitting in their red boxes collecting dust while I was organizing my craft corner. I really liked this kit - I love when my Paper Pumpkin kits go above and beyond with creative ideas.
The kit included four gift bags with the tissue paper. So cute, right? I love that it comes with tissue paper that matches the cards. For these, I stamped on the tag, banner and gift bag.
For the card, I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment and balloon onto the envelope. I think that sentiment is going to be a great go-to sentiment stamp for birthday cards. I love that it's curvy and a great font.
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Hello, blogging world! Oh how I've missed you. Did you miss me? Just a little? ;)
Today I'm jumping right back into it by sharing my pocket letter pen pal swaps from May. These are a little bare because I didn't get a chance to finish them before I tore my house apart to reorganize and clean. But, I still think they're pretty cute!
The theme was black, white and a pop of color. I made a yellow one, a blue one and a pink one. I think the yellow is my favorite of the three so I'm sharing it with you! Because it was a little bare, I sent a June swap that I originally told them to skip my swap this month because my craft room was a disaster and I couldn't access anything. Hopefully it will make up for it. Check back tomorrow for those. And later this week for my before and after craft corner disaster!
Each pocket letter had some tags, snippets of some of my favorite black and white patterned papers, glitter tape, sequins, washi tape, a water colored cardstock for each lady to stamp/write what she'd like and speech bubbles.