September 4, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin for August!

Once again, my mailman was my favorite person for one day as he delivered my little red monthly box. You know, we at Stampin' Up! started the My Paper Pumpkin back in March and I still get so excited knowing the package is on it's way each and every month:

And take a peek at what I found inside:

Firstly, some designer background cardstock. It's a little difficult to see but the white cardstock has little tiny blue polka dots. Also included was an instruction sheet, the My Paper Pumpkin thank you note and....

...envelopes, 2 stamps, designer sticker banners, adhesive-backed flags, and 2 inks! That little bicycle stamp image is so stinkin' cute!

And as usual, my girls and I met for one night for some girl-time crafting and look what we made with our kit:

I told the girls to bring some coordinating cardstock so that we could cut the designer paper cardstock in half and double the number of cards. I also had some little goodie bags on hand and gave them each one to decorate, coordinated to the cards of course!

Here is card #1:

The is the exact replica card from the kit instructions and you had enough supplies to make 4 of these if you wanted....or you could get creative and make more! We decided as a group to add Rhinestone or Pearl Jewels to our cards also so you'll see the bling on each card.

Card 2:

Island Indigo Cardstock

Card #3:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and the bike image in motion.

Card #4:

Whisper White Cardstock and we used the left over strip of the removed banners.

Card #5:

Daffodil Delight Cardstock and the two skinny banners were cut from the edges of the flag leftovers.

Card #6:

Island Indigo Cardstock, left-over flag piece cut at a point and make your own banner using a toothpick.

Card #7:

This was the very last card we made and all we had left to use was multi-sized banner stickers that we added ink on all the edges by rubbing the stamp pads along the edges.

And last but not least, our baggie:

As you can see, we had a lot of fun and made a lot of projects with our MPP kits!

If you are interested in signing up for a monthly surprise at your doorstep once a month, go to the My Paper Pumpkin link and sign up now. You will need my zip code 04730 when adding me as your demonstrator. I would love to have you join us in person in my home each month or as a virtual participant as I add all of our creations here on my blog for you each month!

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  1. Thanks for the ideas....I will use a couple of them. Love your blog, always interesting.

  2. Love to see how you change these around!! Great cards!


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