Some Ideas For Your My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit

This last week, I have been performing my civic duty by heading to the district courthouse each morning to report for jury duty.  Most people are not excited by being called for jury duty, but with two overly energetic toddlers in the house and a mom who offered to come help watch the kids, I was actually looking forward to the relative quiet and time away.

But I knew that there was likely going to be times when I was sitting around waiting and so I wanted to take something with me to keep me entertained.  And then it hit me the night before I was due to report and I was trying to figure out what I could grab to make my own crafting kit to go — why not just take my “Welcome Kit” box from My Paper Pumpkin?  All I needed to do was throw in some adhesive and my bone folder and I was ready to go!

My Paper Pumpkin at Jury Duty

So that is exactly what I did!  Smile  This is me sitting in our waiting area bench getting ready to start.  I found that the box, when closed, makes a fine table for assembling.

Now, I like that I can make 4 of the same card with this kit… but what if you don’t want 4 of the same card?  I decided to try to create a variety of designs using only what I got in the kit when making my cards. And this is what I came up with:

The card on the right is the design that is shown on the instruction sheet with the welcome kit supplies.  The card on the left is a bit of a variation.  (and psst – I couldn’t take scissors with me to court, so I made my left card look like the designer paper was skinnier by wrapping it around the left side of the card and adhering it to the back of the card base as well.  Tricky, huh?!)

And here are two more designs I came up with while playing around.  I ended up using all of the contents of my card with the exception of part of one of the green scallop stickers.  But I love that each of the cards is just a bit different from the other.

If you had other stamps at home, change up the sentiments or start adding even more embellishments for even more options.

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