My Paper Pumpkin ~ Introductory Kit

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Hello again! In my last blog post I told you about the card kits I’ve subscribed to and promised to show some of my projects. I admit it…I’ve had these cards made for weeks and am only now getting around to posting about them. I’m thinking a “to do” list may be in my near future. 🙂

I decided with this kit I would use only the supplies provided. Even though there’s only one card idea supplied with the kit, there’s lots of ideas online from other truly creative and talented people.

So, here they are…

Cards and envelopes made using the Stampin' Up ~ My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Card Kit

Cards and envelopes made using the Stampin’ Up ~ My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Card Kit

The card on the left is a replica of the card suggestion that came with the kit. The second card from the left was inspired by Julie Davidson. The last two cards are my own originals. After the cards were done, I thought the envelopes looked a little plain and boring. It was easy enough to add a bit of color by cutting out the left over outlines of the stickers and adding them to the envelope flaps.

If you have any questions about these cards or anything else, please get in touch. I’d be more then happy to help!!

Until next time…

Card kits…and more!!

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I can’t believe so much time has passed since my last post. Holy moley…it’s crazy!!

In my last post I talked about becoming a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. Well, after some thought I decided against it. I HATE the idea of limiting my creativity. There’s so many awesome products out there that I love to use and want to share with you all.

Last month, while still making my Stampin’ Up decision, I subscribed to two monthly card kits…My Paper Pumpkin and Simon Says Stamp. My Paper Pumpkin had a special offer of 50% off for the first two months with a regular subscription price of $24.95/month. Simon Says Stamp’s monthly subscription fee is $19.95/month. So…they more or less cost the same.

To be honest, I’m not impressed with My Paper Pumpkin. No matter what month you subscribe you’re introductory package is the same. I really like that special touch they have added with the packaging…it’s wrapped in tissue paper and comes with a “thank you” card. But that’s where it ends. Their kit came with 4 cards, 4 envelopes, an ink spot, 2 stamps, 4 embellishments, and a sheet of stickers. Not worth the money…in my opinion! I hate to give up on a product so I’ll remain subscribed for a few more months. Fingers crossed it gets better!!

My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Kit

My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Kit

Stampin' Up - My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Card Kit

Stampin’ Up – My Paper Pumpkin Introductory Card Kit

When I received the Simon Says Stamp kit, it was beyond exciting!! Their kit included a full set of stamps, full 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of cardstock, double sided sheets of 6″ x 6″ designer paper, stencil, ink pad, and a full package of embellishments. This card kit is well worth the money. The creative possibilities with this kit are unlimited. I’ll be remaining a subscriber to the Simon Says Stamp card kits…no question!!

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - September 2013 "Journey of Life"

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – September 2013 “Journey of Life”

Check back soon for some pics of the projects I’ve made with these two card kits. It’s sure to be fun…