Thursday, June 5, 2014

Father's Day {Paper Pumpkin} Delivery Stepped up for a Birthday Card!

Today’s project comes to us courtesy of the May delivery of my Paper Pumpkin subscription.  This fun kit came with supplies to make four full-sized cards and two smaller notecards (envelopes included for all!).  The stamps include a “Happy birthday” sentiment as well as “Happy Father’s Day.”  There are also smaller stamps with “Bro,” “Dad,” and “Son.”

Here’s a {stepped up} version of the cards, made with the materials from the kit as well as “happy” from the newest photopolymer set, Endless Birthday Wishes.  I also used my 1 3/4-inch Circle Punch upon which to base the sentiment stamping (sponged with Wild Wasabi ink to make it stand out).  The Soft Suede Baker’s Twine came in the kit, but I added a scrap of Linen Thread (it actually came from my April Mother’s Day Paper Pumpkin delivery).

Paper Pumpkin kits provide a quick and successful creative escape and then once the projects are complete, you’ve got yourself a fun little set of versatile stamps!  I have really enjoyed both creating the projects as directed as well as altering and {stepping up} the project to my own design.

Need another reason to try Paper Pumpkin?  You can prepay for Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and if your entire pre-shipping/tax order totals $150+, you can also earn Hostess Benefits (these prepaid subscriptions can be combined with merchandise orders)!

Artist's Flair:
  • I sponged Wild Wasabi Classic Ink on the 1 3/4-inch Circle piece to make it stand out against the larger Very Vanilla flagged piece.
  • My Paper Snips came in handy when it came to making the flagged ends on the Wild Wasabi "Happy" piece.
  • Tiny knots at the ends of the Linen Thread and Soft Suede Baker's Twine tidy up the ends of the bows.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:

Stamps:  Hey, Man (May, 2014 Paper Pumpkin), Endless Birthday Wishes (137553)

Papers:  Contents from Hey, Man kit, Very Vanilla (101650) and Wild Wasabi Card Stock (108641)

Inks:  Wild Wasabi (126959) and Marina Mist Classic Ink (a Stampin' Spot is included in the May kit) (full-sized pad = 126962)

Accessories & Tools:  1 3/4-inch Punch (119850), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579) and Stampin' Sponges (101650)

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