Monday, February 22, 2016

Paper Pumpkin February 2016: Hello Sunshine

Hello Sunshine INDEED! Don't hate me, but the weather here has been GORGEOUS!!! I'm DEFINITELY in the mood for a little springtime creating. I'm even this close to breaking out my shorts, but first I need some self-tanner on these glow-in-the-dark legs of mine! (Redhead curse) 

I was so excited to get my Paper Pumpkin kit on Friday! This kit is SO fun! The stamps are so versatile. Such a cute font with some GREAT sentiments! I think almost every occasion is covered with this one!

My plan was to put all the cards together following the instructions. But, my sheet of leaf stickers wasn't working. :( (It's ok, I called Stampin' Up! and they're sending me a new kit!!! Best customer service EVAH!!!) So I settled for stamping all the sentiments on the precut banners and made 2 fun birthday cards! (P.S. I LOVE the fun envelopes that came in the kit! I'm going to start making ALL my envelopes that pretty!!!)


 I just added a bit of sponging around the banners with Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.


The sentiments from the new Grateful Bunch stamp set coordinate PERFECTLY for the inside of the card! I also used the flower stamps from the Paper Pumpkin set to dress up the inside.


Maybe while I'm waiting for my replacement kit to arrive, I'll play around with the pieces I have and get a little creative. Sometimes you're in the mood to just MAKE something without having to use your brain (a.k.a. follow the instructions) and sometimes you're in the mood to mix it up a little. I love Paper Pumpkin for both those reasons! It's perfect for whatever kind of creative fix you need.