7/3/15

Giveaway! Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit - Happy Thoughts #DIY

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
This month's Paper Pumpkin craft kit includes everything you need to create eight gorgeous Happy Thoughts cards. I love the quilted look of these cards -- they've got sort of an old fashioned flavor to them. Every month is a different theme and you can see some of the others here.
All of Paper Pumpkin's supplies are high quality and come from their parent company, Stampin' Up! This kit includes a polymer stamp set and ink, 8 card bases, 8 envelopes with liners, cardstock pieces, sticker sheets, die cuts, wood cutouts, 4 clear buttons, twine, and two types of adhesives. All you need is a pair of scissors!
To make the first set of cards, I placed the stickers onto the square cardstock. I followed the pattern that was on the instruction pamphlet that comes with the kit, but you're free to add your own flair to any Paper Pumpkin project.
Then I used the "it's your day" stamp and the flower stamp to decorate the cardstock piece and the card base. The cardboard scrap that comes in the kit is the perfect place to stamp because it keeps the ink off my table.
Then I used the 3d double-sided adhesives to place the cardstock piece onto the base. I put mine in the center, but it can be placed to one side or another. I also folded my cards to open at the bottom, but they can be turned to open on the side which is what the instructions suggest.
Using the die cuts, I created the flowers by attaching the white circles and leaves to the back of the flowers with the flat double-sided adhesive circles. The layered design of these embellishments give handmade cards so much personality!
Then I took a piece of the twine and sort of bunched it up around the back of the flower. Since there was already adhesive on the back, I just stuck a few edges of the twine to it so it would stay in place until I was ready to place it on the card.
I put two pieces of the 3d adhesive on the flower back, catching an edge or two of twine, then placed it on the card. Lastly, I put a clear button in the middle of the flower with some of the flat adhesive circles. The envelope liners just slide right into the envelope, and my card is ready for giving!
The Happy Thoughts for You card is just as simple. The stickers go on the large pennant-shaped cardstock, alternating with the wood cutouts, which I attached with the flat adhesive. I simply love the colors in this kit! The stickers are cardstock stickers so they are really easy to work with because they don't fold up or roll up.
I attached my quilted pennant to the card base and tied a piece of twine around the top fold of the card, tying it in a knot. Then I used the "Happy thoughts for you" stamp and the star stamp on the card base, and added two little wood cutout stars partway on top of the stamped stars.
Then I slid the liner into the envelope and this one is ready to give now too! I love having handmade cards on hand to give to family and friends. The Happy Thoughts card kit is a wonderful way to spend an hour, creating something meaningful.
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription craft kit. It's so easy to sign up and costs less than $20 a month. There's an online video available for each kit if you wish to watch someone actually create each project. Sign up HERE and be sure to follow Paper Pumpkin on Pinterest for more great crafting ideas!

Win the Happy Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 7/20/2015. Good luck!

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20 comments:

  1. I like that it is all in one kit, so you don't have to think about what you're going to make!

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  2. I love that this company supplies everything you need - stamps, ink, paper, etc. - in order to complete a creative project. You don't need to supply anything at all!

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  3. I like that you get a new card to make every month. What a great idea.

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  4. I learned that if you subscribe, your subscription is on auto renew.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. I like that each month has a new card! Also it is so convenient to have a stamp included in the monthly kit.

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  6. I like that they offer a monthly subscription.

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  7. I love that you can see what other people are making with their kits. So fun!

    Debby

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  8. I like it is under $20 including shipping! thanks!

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  9. I learned that once your charge card is charged, they will send you an email. That's nice!

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  10. I love how Paper pumpkin kits come with everything and they give you step by step instructions!

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  11. I like that everything is precut

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  12. I learned that you can buy refill kits

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  13. I love that it's under $20 and that everything that you'll need is included together in one spot!

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  14. I learned they deliver a new box every month, sounds fun

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  15. It's less than $20 including shipping.

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  16. If you need assistance they will provide a "demonstrator".

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  17. I visited the Paper Pumpkin and I learned that they have a terrific monthly subscription packed full of everything you need for a fun creative project. I also learned from their Pinterest site how to make beautiful boxes to give with gifts. I never thought of that before and I love the idea.

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  18. I learned that you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.)

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  19. I love how you get a little sample ink pad. It is great because you can really see the color in person before deciding whether to buy the full sized ink pad!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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