Welcome to another Paper Pumpkin post! The April 2020 kit and stamp set is a tribute to those in our family…mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and other extended family members. This kit is chock full of goodness or as the description of the kit said…”fam-tactic! Let’s take a look at everything in the kit:
The kit has all the supplies to make 8 cards and came with matching envelopes, plus an assortment of tags, trees, leaves, butterflies, birds, the stamp set, an ink spot, colored pearls, ribbon, dimensionals and glue dots. Whew….that’s a lot! And I almost left out directions!
The directions show how to make 2 cards, both that have a little bit of fancy fold. The first one I made has a tree. Since the theme is family….this would be the family tree. On this card the bottom flips down and you flip up the top to open the card.
The second card is a “Z-Fold” card. This one uses the leaves and a has a beautiful saying printed on the background piece.
There were several comments on a Paper Pumpkin Facebook page about covering up the saying,,….see, it is difficult to read through the leaves.
So I decided to make an alternate version of the card where you could see and read it! I put the piece with the saying on the other card base because the inside of that card was the perfect spot. But then I had to figure out what to put on the front. I decided that since I was switching one of the design elements from the other card, I might as well, switch all the elements.
That is how the tree came to be on the front of this card. I did have to shorten the sentiment banner on the front by trimming off one end…as well as cutting off a little of the bottom of the tree., but it worked wonderfully. Now when you open the card, you can see (and read!) the saying.
Now, because I had switched the elements around I needed to come up with something for the other card, so this is what I did. I turned the card base sideways and adhered the leaf to the front. Before I attached the leaf, I gently folded the leaves in the middle to give them some dimension. You can’t tell well in the picture, but the leaves have a raised embossed veins, so folding them up makes it look more life-like.
I also like the colors on this card better too. The Shaded Spruce leaves go really well with the side border on the card. And the darker colors with the white really make the butterfly pop a little too.
These cards were super easy to make and went together fast….even with making some of them in an alternate way. Plus although I made all 8 cards, I still have some supplies left to use on other cards…ribbon, pearls, glue dots, Dimensionals, sentiment tags, birds and butterflies. And there is always the stamp set. Check back tomorrow…I’m going to share two cards that I made using the stamp set. You’ll be surprised what you can do with that tree top!
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Although each kit is a surprise, I can tell you a few things about the new kit coming out in May. May’s kit contains all the supplies for 12 cards and envelopes. Eight of the cards are the traditional size (5 1/2” x 4 1/4”) and four of the cards are note card size (5” x 3 3/4”). So you’ll have two card sizes in one kit! This kit is also special because four the NEW IN-COLORS for 2020-2022 will be incorporated into the kit and you will get a sneak peak! The new In-Colors are not officially revealed until the new catalog comes out June 3rd, but you’ll have your kit at least two weeks before! If you’d like to order May’s Paper Pumpkin Kit, the deadline is Sunday, May 10th. You can get more information or Sign up HERE.
Paper Pumpkin kits are a great way to add to your stamp collection (and ink) as well as get quick and easy ideas for future projects. And because they are shipped right to your door, they are a great way to keep busy during this time of “Social Distance”….plus you have the added benefit of having beautiful handmade cards to mail to brighten up someone’s day!
Yesterday, Stampin’ Up! revealed the list of products that will be retiring from the 2020 Mini Catalog on May 31st and from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog on June 2nd. Although the official date for the annual catalog is June 2nd….witth the exception of Stamp sets that are guaranteed to be available only until May 15th, everything else on the retirement list is available only while supplies last! Many items, especially the 2018-2020 In-Colors will go quickly. That includes papers, cardstock, ink, re-inkers, markers, Stampin’ Blends, ribbon and embellishments. So do not delay if those items are on your list. There are also quite a few items that are discounted!….so you can save anywhere from 10% to 60% on select items. You can see both lists by following the link below:
Are you ready to shop? If you would like to place an order, please click on HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Store. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my April Host Code: MZU3CMRE and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of April, I will send you a package of Pearl Basic Jewels as a thank you from me!
If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice. Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your package of Pearl Basic Jewels from me!
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