April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit Sentimental Rose Alternative Projects (10 Cards with 1 Kit)

Hello and welcome to my Blog and YouTube Channel, today I am going to share with you a few alternative projects for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit.  This month's kit was called Sentimental Rose and featured our first distinktive stamp set in a Paper Pumpkin box.  I used just the stamp set from this month's kit a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White Cardstock and five coordinating ink pads and cardstocks to create 10 different cards using just the stamp set in this month's kit.  Here's a look at all the cards.

So let's talk about the stamp set that came in the kit.  It features a large photopolymer rose stamp that is in the distinktive style of stamps (which means that its a photorealistic stamp).  It has all the different shading already detailed in the the stamp.  You also have great sentiments, and a lovely leaf image. You can see both on today's projects.

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This month instead of cutting pieces of the kit apart to create the 10 alternative projects I wanted to focus on the distinktive stamp set instead.  So I used a piece of 12 x 12 Whisper White and created my own piece of designer series paper and then created a super easy one sheet wonder to create the cards.  I only had one small tiny piece of scrap left that I tossed; everything else went into making the cards.  

In addition to the 12 x 12 piece of whisper white I used five coordinating pieces of cardstock (So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, and Gray Granite.  I also added a few scraps of whisper white to create the sentiments.  I created most of them to be thank you cards since I need them most, but did add a couple additional sentiments to the last two.  

Each piece of cardstock was either scored at 4 1/4 or 5 1/2 depending on which way I wanted to make the card bases.  You all know there's basically two style card bases landscape (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4) or Portrait (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  Most of you know that portrait style is my favorite and I tend to go to it more than most.  Here's a look at all ten cards that I made with the One Sheet Wonder Template above.  










This is one of the things I like about card making you can get so much out of just a few products.  Plus using additional items or items from one of our kits makes it even easier.   Paper Pumpkin kits are a great way to go if you've never crafted before, or you don't have a lot of time to craft these monthly subscription kits are perfect.  They come with everything already to go.  And the great thing is they only take about 45 to a hour to put together.  

I love them and I love showing you alternative ways to get more from your kits each month.  I hope that you are enjoying this series.  Next month's kit is a very special kit!  It's called Hugs from Shelli and was designed by Co Founder and board chair Shelli Gardner.  I got to do a make & take of this kit while I was at OnStage Charlotte, and what I got to see of it I loved.  If you missed that post you can click here to see it.  
 If you want to get this kit you have to sign up by May 10th; but I think that it may sell out before that date.   That has happened in the past for exclusive kits so this may just be one of them that does.   So all I am going to say is if you want this kit sign up now don't wait till the 10th because it may just be gone by then.  Thanks for dropping by.
Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins


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