Waiting for my March Paper Pumpkin box

I typically receive my monthly Paper Pumpkin box a good 10-14 business days after the 10th of the month…sigh. So this weekend, as I’m waiting for March’s Paper Pumpkin box, I pulled out my February “Bouquet of Hope” paper pumpkin kit. I looked at the directions and example cards and headed out on my own this time. I sorted all the pieces and started creating new cards. Here’s 11 of the cards I made using the kit contents and a few extras on some.

I didn’t like the gold doily with any of the card backgrounds, so I turned it over and used the white back on this card. I used my Basic Black & Rococo Rose markers to create the greeting. Love this one.

This card used just the included card base, the flower bouquet and greeting tag. When I punched out the yellow dot tags, there was a small printed border left on the white paper. I cut it out and popped it on here for subtle frame around my greeting. The “hooray!” came from December’s “Beary Comforting” Paper Pumpkin kit. So simple and quick with just a few pieces. I love my Paper Pumpkin kits!

The gold front on the vellum piece included in the kit didn’t do much for me, but when I turned it over, loved it! I did put this on a Just Jade card base and added a Fresh Fig ribbon bow (retired). I stamped the greeting using my Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set and Just Jade ink. Another simple card, but really love the look.

As I pulled out the last striped card base, I notice this small scrap from my Flower & Field DSP (a Sale-a-bration freebie from last month) and tried it out. I was surprised that it really made the card! Stamped the greeting from my Approaching Perfection stamp set (another Sale-a-bration freebie) in Just Jade on one the kit’s tags. I added a few of the included black sequins and my card was finished! WOW….on a roll making cards with this kit.

I had one more of the vellum pieces (again, I used the white side, not the gold side). I laid it on top of a Just Jade card base with the self-adhesive greeting from the kit. I made the daisies using the Daisy and Medium Daisy punches. I added Pool Party accents in the center (I copied the look from one of the Flower & Field DPS papers which I originally was going to add under the vellum piece). The fuzzy centers are from the retired Perennial Essence floral centers. A few black sequins, and another card done.

So then I switched to the Rococo Rose card bases for my next set of cards. The kit came with lined envelopes to coordinate with the cards. I cut one of the Rococo Rose ones apart to use as an overlay on this card. The tag was die cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies and I added another of the self-adhesive greetings from the kit. I fussy cut several different coordinating flowers from the Flower & Field DSP to add to the corner. All of these elements are popped up on dimensionals for added effects. I tied a triple bow using the Shaded Spruce cord included in the kit.

This next card uses the new (at least for me) Stitched with Whimsy dies. Rather than cut out something it just adds a subtle stitch effect on the card. I added another of the large bouquets to the middle, cutting the ribbon away from the stems. I cut one of the yellow dot tag bands in half and put the “ribbon” piece on top of the band. I stamped my greeting tag stamped in Rococo Rose using the Daisy Lane stamp set. The tag has dimensionals in the middle to raised it up.

The third Rococo Rose card was inspired by another demo’s card I saw on Paper Pumpkin’s Pinterest page. I had to improvise (that’s what creativity is all about!) since I only had one yellow tag band left and one 1/2 piece. The bottom one is the half, but you can’t tell since I layered the greeting tag over it. This time I used one of the smaller bouquets and the individual yellow flower in the kit, layered together on top of the tag. I added another yellow flower in the top right hand corner. I added black sequins to the center of those flowers in addition to sprinkling more on the card base. All the pieces are popped up with dimensionals.

Then I was on to my least favorite card base, the Merry Merlot flowers. The original card example in the kit with the gold doily just didn’t look right to me. I spent a little more time thinking about these cards, but once I made a decision they came together fairly quickly. My first card uses the gold doily, but turned over to the white side. I added several loops of the Shaded Spruce thread under the kit’s Story Label label tag. The greeting, stamped in Rococo Rose ink, came from the December, “Beary Comforting” Paper Pumpkin kit. A few of the black sequins and I think this card turned out quite nice.

Now more pleased with this card base, I die cut another Stitched Rectangles in Basic White and stamped the “Smile” greeting I used above. Another of the yellow dot leftover frames and a small bouquet popped up with dimensionals on top. Yes, much better!

The last card base was sitting there staring at me, and I glanced over at my Paper Blooms DSP and saw the Rococo Rose strip. I layered it over Basic Black to make it stand out and added another of the self-adhesive greeting from the kit. The little black flowers? The greeting sheet has lots of leftover spaces so I pulled out all my tiny, retired flower shape punches and started punching. I added three of them here with black sequins in the middle. I like the simplicity of this one, and in fact, all of the cards I made with this kit.

Here’s the additional supplies I used on some of the cards.

Now I have a few more card ideas on my desk using some of the leftover pieces from the kit, but that’s for later this week. Meanwhile, I’m hoping I’ll get my March Paper Pumpkin kit with its surprise decorative masks in them. I’ve never tried using them before, but I’m looking forward to trying my hand with these masks.

BTW-If you like these cards, here’s what’s coming in the April Paper Pumpkin kit. It looks like so much fun and made to get your kids and grandkids excited about creating cards! If you are interested, don’t forget to sign up for your kit with me here or here by April 10!

Let me know in the comments below which cards you like the best! And don’t forget to sign up by April 10 for a Paper Pumpkin subscription with me!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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