Just a reminder – if you’ve been thinking about signing up for My Paper Pumpkin (Stampin’ Up’s project kit of the month program) tomorrow is the LAST day to get FREE MARKERS with your first kit! And you know it is no obligation, right? You can pause a month, hold your subscription, or even cancel at any time.
So think about it, read more for a bit of Paper Pumpkin scoop, and then sign up and get the bonus!
January’s Geometric Card Kit
So, I’ll admit some months I’ve loved the project kit and others I’ve not loved the default design but I’ve had a lot of fun mixing it up and making my own variations. Now, I’m not sure if it is because I decided to start working on my cards after midnight or if its just that geometric isn’t my style, but I had a bit of a challenge with this kit.
So, here is what the cards were (mostly) supposed to look like based on the included instructions:
I say “mostly” because I had to add that grey and white arrow pennant on the right hand card because it just felt too empty to me without something to balance it out a little. I guess looking at them now, they are pretty cute but I just wasn’t feeling it when I was creating them, so I thought I would try something else.
Here was attempt #1 –
I ended up using the same orientation at the original card (even though for a little bit I had this card turned on it’s side). I just picked different stickers and added more of the doily to my card. Definitely less geometric but still the fun layered look.
This was attempt #2 –
So, this one, you get a little bit more of the geometric them still coming through because of the triangles and the hexagons, but with a few changes I ended up softening it a bit.
You may be wondering how I got the different card front – the blue and white stripes – but you see, this is actually the INSIDE of the card! I just decided to flip the way the card was folded so instead of a solid blue paper peering out through the triangles, I have the Crumb Cake (kraft) color peeking through instead.
I also got a little wild and started trimming stickers and stamping straight onto the cardbase even though I had already started gluing pieces down!
In the end, I still had a ton of stickers and almost 2 doilies left over from my kit to play with later.
But here is the best part – the kits are getting BIGGER and BETTER starting this month!
I know it is a little silly, but I’m really excited to get the next couple month’s kits! I got a sneak peek at leadership and thanks to a video on the demonstrator website, I was reminded how much is in each kit. I was excited about February’s kit when I thought it included enough to make 1 or 2 of the project, but it actually includes enough to make 5 of the project!
In March, I can’t wait to play with the accessories and you get to make 8 of the projects!
The kits will start frequently coming with photopolymer stamps (completely clear stamps) designed by Stampin’ Up and it sounds like will have some fun and unique touches.
Curious and want to give it a try?
The kits are only $19.95 which includes shipping to you! And if you sign up by tomorrow night, you’ll not only get the Welcome kit which comes with supplies to make 4 cards and a clear block, but you’ll ALSO get a set of 5 markers free!
If you have any questions or want the skinny on what is coming in February or March, just shoot me a note and I’ll fill you in!