Monday, March 25, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Hey There Kit Plus 4

I finally had a chance to play with the My Paper Pumpkin Hey There Kit this weekend. I love the idea of getting a new kit to play with every month. If you have followed my blog for a while, you will know that I always want to do a little something different than the prescribed instructions. For this month, I have added four products (for the supply list scroll to the bottom) to the card kit to come up with a slightly more detailed design. Below is what the kit card looks like without changing it.

If you would like to receive the My Paper Pumpkin Hey There Kit, please go to the My Paper Pumpkin website to sign up. I plan to share my amped up designs each month, in case you want to take your kit a little further. The Hey There Kit shown here will always be the first kit that you receive when you sign up, because it contains a D block that you will need to mount your stamps on.

Card One

Instead of peeling off the yellow striped flag piece, I cut it out, so that I would have enough room to stamp "hey there friend" on it. I also stamped the butterflies on the yellow dotted layer first and then stamped them again on So Saffron Card Stock, cut them out and adhered them to the yellow dotted layer. I did this so that I wouldn't have to hand cut the antennae.

Card Two

For the green zig zag circle frame, I cut out the zig zag circle frame that was left behind when I removed the inner circle. I thought it made a cute frame for my butterfly.

Card Three

This was the only time I used the background splotch stamp. I inked the stamp and then stamped off once on scrap paper, before I stamped on the yellow dotted layer. This makes the splotch more of a shadow than an intense splotch.

Card Four

For the final card, stamp the middle butterfly first. This will help you keep the design centered. I then did as I did for the second card and stamped and cut out a second set of butterflies in So Saffron.

Additional and Optional Supplies

If you would like to make the hey there kit as I have created it, you will need to purchase 4 extra products:

  • Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set (123759) $14.95
  • 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch (129404) $12.95
  • So Saffron Card Stock (105118) $6.95
  • 1/8” Old Olive Taffeta (119256) $5.95

    If you would prefer not to hand cut your butterflies you can also purchase:

  • Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526) $15.95
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406) $15.95

    I also recommend Dimensionals (double-sided foam dot adhesive) to make your butterflies pop and buttons easy to adhere

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) $3.95

    The My Paper Pumpkin kits require you to have adhesive and I will require you to have a good pair of paper cutting scissors. Most people already have these on hand, but here are the item numbers if you wish to purchase them.

  • SNAIL Adhesive (104332) $6.95
  • Paper Snips (193579) $9.95

    To Order the Additional or Optional Supplies, click HERE.
    To Order the My Paper Pumpkin Hey There Kit click HERE.

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    1. I love what you did with the Paper Pumpkin kit! If mine ever arrives, I plan to dress it up too and since butterflies have been my favorites lately I may run with your idea a bit.

      Thank you for sharing, you always have such wonderful ideas and inspiration!

    2. such cute cards and I love the way you suggested a few things I could add on and "up-size" my cards a little bit. Great idea to list the item numbers to make it easy because who wouldn't want to upgrade to the darling samples you shared. ;-) Jan Hoyt O'Fallon,IL

      p.s. see you on SCS!

    3. Your creations are the softest and prettiest that I have seen so far...thank you for sharing them!