Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July's My Paper Pumpkin - Party Pennants

Received my kit today and as promised I did not wait to put it together. I also thought I would show you what the kit looks like when received.

This month was not cards, but banners/pennants that could be put on a cake or into two cupcakes.
 Package you receive in mail
 What you see when opened
 This months project - Party Pennants
 Items received to make your project
 2 sheets of die cuts
My completed project
I wish I had received this project last month. We could have used it at Bonnye's birthday party and then put away for future re-use. Now to just remember I have it for the next birthday...hmmm...hubby's birthday is in August.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Projects

Each month I receive one of the new My Paper Pumpkin boxes from Stampin' Up! I love them...a surprise in my mail once a month for only $19.95 (includes shipping). I hadn't had time to do any of them yet and I have been getting them for 4 months now (5th one due any day now). I sat down this weekend and got them done. Now I have a supply of birthday and hello cards to send out and I needed them. Plus, one of the projects was a mini album, I am going to give it to the man that was feeding the swans that I featured in it. I think he will like having something to commemorate his kindness to the swans and seagulls.

Here are my completed projects. Most use only the items included in the set or something very simple added.

The first set you receive no matter when you join is the Welcome Kit (Hey There), which will include a free clear block for you to be able to use with the stamps in this and all future kits. The card on left is done per the instruction sheet using only the items in the kit, the third from left is just revised. The second and 4th card I revised and added the butterfly with pearls and a different greeting on the 4th. I also stamped on the envelopes.

This is the second kit received called "Seriously". I personally love the greetings that came with it. Other than revising arrangement I only used what came in the kit, except for the birthday greeting. Again, the one on left is per instructions, the others are revisions.

The third box received was the Good Life brag book. This is the one I put the swan pictures in and will be giving to Art. Hope he likes it. The only thing I added was the This & That Washi Tape on the covers. I kept it very simple, so I have lots of the self-adhesive die cuts left over for future use.

The fourth box I received was called "Hello to You". I love it! The only thing I changed on these was to use the birthday greeting on 2 of them.

Here is a closer view of the cards. The darker hexagons are actually punched out and a heart is stamped threw it to inside of card and shows up when closed. So cute!

Now I can't wait to get box #5 and see what is in it...I know I won't be waiting to put it together, whatever it is!