I’m early! Yay!! I was excited when I got my hands on the special Paper Pumpkin kit this month. And I got to creating right away.
Why is this kit special? Stampin’ Up!’s board chair & cofounder, Shelli Gardner worked closely with designers and concept artists to create a Paper Pumpkin kit that was uniquely hers. AND this May 2019 Hugs From Shelli kit went “global.” Normally these kits are available only in the US and Canada. But paper crafters in all South Pacific, European, and North American markets were able to get their hands on it!
While this kit is fantastic as is (it includes supplies to put together 12 beautiful note cards: 3 of 4 kinds and includes the supplies shown below)…
…I like to think outside the box, see what else I can come up with, and create alternate cards and other project ideas. I added the extra supplies in the product list below to the above kit supplies to create my alternate projects that I’m sharing with you today:
- eight cards from the supplies of 4 (to show how to double your kit!)
- and a 12×12 scrapbook page layout
Watch my video first to get to get measurements, directions, and tips (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog). Then scroll down to see close-up photos, access the links that I mentioned at the beginning of my video, and see a list of extra supplies (linked to my online store) that I used to make my creations. By the way, some of the products are new and won’t be available to everyone until June 4. So keep that in mind when clicking on the product links below.
Here are photos of the cards the kit instructs how to make.
And here are close-up photos of the alternate projects I made and shared in my video. (Remember to watch the video first to get measurements, tips and directions.)
DOUBLE THE CARDS IN THE KIT (8 cards from the supplies of 4)
Just add a pack of Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes and a few sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins pack.
12X12 SCRAPBOOK PAGE LAYOUT
I love scrapbooking, and I’ve created pages with every kit since Paper Pumpkin first started back in March 2013. My goal is to fit many photos on my layouts, thus the multiple photo mats. This layout was fairly simple to put together with elements from the May 2019 kit, some coordinating Bird Ballad Designer paper, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, a Bird Ballad Trinket and some Neutrals 12×12 Cardstock. The most time consuming part was cutting around the nest and branches.
I hope I inspired your creativity with what I shared today!
A PEEK AT JUNE’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
June’s Paper Pumpkin kit is all about sharing random acts of kindness through creativity in a fun and easy way. It includes 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes and an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. Click here to see an introductory sneak peek video. Then click here to get your subscription started by June 10th for this next kit.
Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive
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Product List… things you might need/want in addition to the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit to make these projects
Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products lists so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted from the current catalogs: the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Some things (like designer papers, ink pads and refills, cardstock…) sell out quickly! CLICK HERE for more detailed information.
EVERYTHING IS ROSY MEDLEY
Are you a fan of rose gold, beautiful florals, and stunning designs? Then the May exclusive Everything Is Rosy Medley is perfect for you! To access the informational flyer, click here. This bundle is $80 US and available during the month of May or while supplies last.
THE 2019-20 ANNUAL CATALOG DEBUTS JUNE 4TH!
CLICK HERE to find out how YOU can get your hands on the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog (and to access the dates about transitioning into the new catalog).
BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our handsome masculine-themed May projects are now available!) CLICK HERE for more information.
STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP
Stampin’ Up! is now offering new organizational products! Storage by Stampin’ Up!® for those of us who want to interchangeable, stackable, customizable storage solutions for your Stampin’ Up! ink pads, markers and more!
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Click here for a planning/configuration chart.
Click here to access the informational flyer.
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ANNUAL CATALOG NEWS
Due to recent supplier issues (and other factors), Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying the current die-cutting machine and trimmer: The Big Shot and Stampin’ Trimmer are retiring. These changes are giving Stampin’ Up! the opportunity to research and explore replacement options. But there will be a gap when we do not have a trimmer or die-cutting machine available. You will not see these items in the upcoming 2019-20 Annual Catalog that debuts June 4, 2019. Click here for more information.