Today I want to show you a different way to use your June Paper Pumpkin Kit!
First I want to say how much I enjoy my Paper Pumpkin subscription. I love getting that little red package in the mail with everything I need for a quick project. The quality of the products in the Paper Pumpkin kit are just as good as what you order online (they don’t scrimp)!
The June Paper Pumpkin kit includes:
- Pinwheel Party Photopolymer Stamp
- Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot
- 24 pre-cut Designer pinwheel forms (8ea. of 3 different patterns)
- 24 paper straws
- 20 Whisper White banners
- 24 cellophane bags
- Basic Gray Baker’s Twine
- 24 Silver brads
- 24 Silver clips
- 96 Mini Glue Dots
You can watch a video on how to assemble the June Paper Pumpkin kit at PumpkinHowTo.com.
Although I think the pinwheels are really cute, I don’t have a need for them this month. I’m sure that’s the case from time to time so I wanted to do a post on what else you can do with the items from your Paper Pumpkin kit. The possibilities are ENDLESS, so don’t let yourself be bound to the directions in the box!
So on to the card!
The paper in the kit is pre-cut for pinwheels, this means all of the squares are also cut down each side for folding. I didn’t let this deter me!
I embraced the pre-cut squares and thought “What can I do with triangles?”. With the colors provided I thought a cute little sailboat was the perfect fit!
First I finished cutting several of the squares (in the pattern of paper that I wanted to use) into individual triangles. This acted as the sails and the bottom of the boat. I then proceeded to cut the triangle for the bottom of the boat into a half circle. I did this using my Sizzix Circle Dies and the Big Shot.
For the mast, I cut a paper straw to the desired length and then flattened it. That pretty much completes the sailboat!
For the card, I used the following:
- Card Base: Cherry Cobbler, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″
- Matte 1: Night of Navy, 5 1/4″ X 4″
- Matte 2: Smokey Slate, 5″ X 3 3/4″
I loved the large silver brads that came in the kit, so I used them and the Basic Gray Bakers Twine to string up my sentiments. Using the stamps that were provided with the kit, I stamped “Celebrate” in Night of Navy onto one of the banners.
To bring it all together, I stamped a border in Cherry Cobbler along the bottom using the stars stamp that came in the kit. I LOVE those little stars!
I used the same matting on the interior of the card and stamped the little star border along the bottom. The Party sentiment really finishes this card off!
Now for the Envelope Liner. I stamped a plain sheet of paper using the stamps provided in alternating colors (Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate, and Night of Navy).
This card came together beautifully and so easy too! This will be the perfect card for my nephew’s birthday.
I hope this post inspires you to “Think Outside the Paper Pumpkin Box”!! Get your subscription today!