5/15/15

Giveaway! Love You A Lot - DIY Craft Kit from Paper Pumpkin

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
It's that time of the month! No, not that time. It's time for my monthly Paper Pumpkin craft kit! I get so excited when I see that little orange box sitting on my doormat out front. This month's kit is the "Love You A Lot" kit and it's filled with everything I need to create eight beautiful cards.
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft subscription and I've received so many wonderful project kits to complete over the past months. Each kit comes with all the supplies needed to finish the project, except for maybe your scissors.
The "Love You A Lot" kit includes a photopolymer stamp set, two different colors of Stampin' Up! ink pads, 8 cards in 2 colors, 8 white cardstock pieces, 2 sheets of ready-to-assemble paper bows, 8 kraft pockets, two colors of baker's twine, 50 adhesive dots, and 50 adhesive 3D foam dots.
Paper Pumpkin craft kits always come with an instructional pamphlet that shows step by step instructions (with photos) on how to do each project. They even have online videos of each project if you prefer to watch someone else do it.
I first started my project by laying out all the pieces and punching out the bow papers. The kraft pockets were so easy to create - just fold and peel the adhesive strip off to secure them. Then I strung the baker's twine through the pre-punched holes at the top of each pocket.
At first I was intimidated at the thought of making a bow, but Paper Pumpkin makes it so easy! I took one of the bow papers and wrapped each side around my finger to curve the paper (making sure not to crease the folds) and then secured the edges in back with the little adhesive dots.
Then I took one of the small bands and wrapped it around the center of each bow, tacking the band in the back with the adhesive dots. I have never, ever made such a perfect bow. (I see I'm also overdue for a manicure!)
Next, I took the long bands and wrapped them around the pockets, attaching them in back with more little adhesive dots. I'm always amazed at the quality of Paper Pumpkin supplies. Stampin' Up! is the parent company, so I know I'm getting great stuff!
Once all the pockets were wrapped with bands, I used the foam adhesives to attach each bow on top of the bands. I love to make three-dimensional projects! Over the months, I've learned to keep the little orange shipping box nearby - it works as a handy trash can and I don't end up with little pieces on the carpet.
After finishing up the pockets, I set up for the stamping part of the project. The cardboard piece that comes in each kit works as a great background so I don't get ink on my table. Each photopolymer stamp peels easily off the clear plastic sheet and can be stored back on it after use.
I put each stamp on a block then stamp the little inkpad on top of the upward facing stamp so I can see when the stamp is fully inked. Then I just firmly pressed it on the little cardstock pieces to make different cards for different occasions.
The stamped pieces dried quickly and I attached them to the folded colored cards and wrote little notes inside. Then I tucked them into the pockets and they are ready to give! The entire project took me about thirty minutes from start to finish. I am so pleased with them!
You, too, can experience the joy of receiving a Paper Pumpkin box every month! Just sign up for your Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription HERE. You can also follow them on Pinterest for fun craft ideas. Be sure to enter below to win!

Win the Paper Pumpkin "Love You A Lot" kit!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends at midnight on 5/31/2015. Good luck! I hope you win!

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21 comments:

  1. I learned you can get 50% off your first two months.

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  2. I like the love you cards.

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  3. I learned that if you sign up for a Paper Pumpkin membership, you can purchase any of their past kits and refills, as long as supplies last.

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  4. I like all the stuff on pg

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  5. I love that it's less than $20 per month for some great craft supplies; nice.

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  6. I love that you can get so much for that 20 dollars per month.

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  7. I learned that Paper Pumpkin is by Stampin Up!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

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  8. They are my paper fairy god mothers! Each month is different and you save $2 if you do a yearly sub. box. I love Stampin Up! $19.95 a month and 50% the first 2 months is a great deal. Thanks for sharing. Great review, great giveaway!
    ~Crystal

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  9. I like that you can see what others have done with their kits

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  10. Right now you can get 50% off the first 2 months.

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  11. Those crafts are so cute! And you can get 50% off the first 2 months.

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  12. I learned you can order past kits and refills while supplies last.

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  13. I love that you can get 505 off the first two months! I am not very crafty and it looks like I could even do this-how fun!

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  14. I learned that right now you can get 50% off of your first two months of Paper Pumpkin.

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  15. I learned that shipping is included so you aren't surprised by a massive add on cost.

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  16. I think its all cute and my kids would love to do it.

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  17. According to their FAQs, subscriptions are on auto renew.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. I learned that some of their past kits are available to buy.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  19. the vintage tree box craft is sooo pretty. Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

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  20. the vintage tree box craft is sooo pretty. Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

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  21. I learned that the longer you subscribe to Paper Pumpkins for, the more of a discount that you get! If you sign up for 6 months, you get a $1 off a month. If you sign up for 12 months, you get $2 off a month!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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