July 29, 2013

Monday Merchandise-My Paper Pumpkin!

My Paper Pumpkin for July arrived at my doorstep.....well, sort of. I have a little story for this month's kit. Dave and I had to travel 4 hours away from home for 3 days for recertification for our business. So, in the meantime, My Paper Pumpkin arrived while I was away as you see in the photo below:

My Mr. *insert nice word here* mailman, left it inside of my mail box as usual, which sits at the end of our driveway. We live out in the country so I was not worried about vandalism. What really pissed me off is that he stuffed 3 days worth of mail and left the door to the mail box WIDE OPEN! Not because the door wouldn't shut, just because! And guess which part of our abundance of mail was at the very opening of our mailbox? Mr. *Insert another nice word here* mailman has no common sense at times. So to make my story a little short, it rained here for 2 days while we were gone so my box was soaked. You can see how wet my box was by peeking below at one corner of my box that was falling apart:

I am proof that this box is exceptionally well packaged when delivered to your door. All of our items are plastic wrapped and the inks are all sealed:

Phew, everything was okay and I calmed myself down. Thank you Mr. Mailman for the delivery anyway.

Look at all of the goodies we received in this month's My Paper Pumpkin box:

3 stamp images and 2 ink pads and....

All of the items you see here to create 2 banners!. The pennants are adhereed to skewers and then used on a birthday cake. And the pennants are all made so you can adhere them with a front and a back so they are double-sided. How cute is that! I was so excited. Now, before I show you my completed projects, here's a little tidbit of information for those of you that may be new or have never heard of My Paper Pumpkin!
What is My Paper Pumpkin?

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)   
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months. *plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit mypaperpumpkin.com to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the mypaperpumpkin.com website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT). 
Now you know me, I try to show my girls how to stretch the supplies in their boxes and that is what I've done again this month. Here are my completed projects:

I decided to add the banner and the pennants to one set of skewer's. It's not double-sided but what does it matter? When you present the cake, face the front of the cake to the receiver and when you want to take photo's, turn the cake around to face the camera! So what did I do with the remaining supplies?

I made a matching card!

I used Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit and Pool Party Cardstock. The card fits in a #10 envelope. If you would like to replicate my card, here are the layers:
  • Island Indigo: 9" x 7 1/2", score in the center at 3 3/4" on the 7 1/2" side
  • Pool Party: 7 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Summer Starfruit:7 1/2" x 3 1/4"
I did have to trim the 2 shorter skewers a bit to fit the size of the card. All pennants and lettering are glued in place using Stampin' Dimensionals and so is the banner. This card was quick and easy to create!

I hope you will consider joining My Paper Pumpkin. It's a great way to received something different each month to give you some quick, relaxing time to yourself or join a group such as ours where we get together once a month!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!