Have you finished your January Paper Pumpkin? No? Well- I’m here to help- with tips from the kit cards & alternative ideas. Plus, a gentle, little, loving nudge to push you to pull it out & open it up. It won’t make a mess & if you’re not done you can load it back into you Paper Pumpkin box.
I’ve set a new goal this year- complete at least one set of the PP cards. This month, there are three card designs in a set. Honestly, the cards are super easy to complete but I haven’t always been the greatest about completing a set or even open the PP boxes. So the goal will be a bit of a stretch but I love our PP Kits & I want to encourage you to give it a try. A 3 month subscription at $67.50 will give you a Sale-a-bration reward. Bump your order up to $100 in product (before tax & shipping) & you’ll get two $50 rewards or one $100 reward.
Over the next few days, I will share alternative cards using the kits contents & stamps plus Annual Catalog and Mini Catalog products. For the most part, I chose to stick with the kit’s colors: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, & Petal Pink. Gold looks great so add some gold paper, trim or embellishments to spice it up.
Here’s my cards; just as the SU! instructs with the easy to follow directions with great graphics. Perfect & just in time for Valentine’s Day. I’m aiming to get my Valentine cards completed & in the mail by this Tuesday 2/7 so there’s a full week for delivery.
The kit cards come together easily. I always like to make at least one set of the original design using the pictorially detailed instructions from SU! This allows me to give you any hints or tips. Although this month, there is nothing special, I did want to share the graphics definitions or what we called in my professional life- The “Legend” or the decoding of the graphics.
On our kit instructions, you will see three dots & three hexagons. These shapes represent glue dots & Stampin’ dimensionals, respectively.
Here’s a picture of everything you received.
If you didn’t get this month’s PP kit, you can still order next month’s “Sunshine & Smiles” kit by the 10th of the month. This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (#160556). That Balmy Blue will coordinate with the Mini Catalog’s Country Gingham 6 x 6 DSP (#160388) and Country Floral Lane 12×12 DSP (#160375)- at least I think so. More on that kit later.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s alternative cards. Have a great Sunday! Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)