Showing posts with label february 2020. Show all posts
Showing posts with label february 2020. Show all posts

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop Lovely Day

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you two alternative projects with the February Paper Pumpkin Lovely Day Kit.  I came up with a super cute card for my card project and I decided to do something a little different for my 3d project.  I decided to make a Junk Journal which I have been seeing more and more of lately.  So I thought I would give it a go.  Here's a look at my projects.
Before we really get into what I did for my alternatives I wanted to share with you a little look at what came in this month's kit and the intended projects.  This month's kit was packed full of some really neat items.  I am in love with these top folding envelopes with the half circle flap.  I really would like to have more  of these.  

This month's kit made 9 cards with coordinating envelopes.  This has been one of the best kits that I've seen recently.  I know I said that last month too; well, it's just because they just keep getting better and better.  

Alternative Card:  

For my alternative card this month' I took inspiration from the die cut flower that came in this month's kit.  I took the stamp set from the set and stamped five of the flower images in tuxedo black ink on the top and right-hand side of a piece of whisper white.  Once the ink dried I used my Stampin' Blends in Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and So Saffron to color all the flowers.  I also added a faux layer on this panel with a few other blends.  You will see the list below of all the colors that I used.  Once the coloring was done I then took the card panel and added it to a mat that I made from one of the card bases from this month's kit.  I then added it to a Whisper White Thick Card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  Once that was done I stamped my sentiment on one of my labels from the kit and added it to the card base.  I then added the foam foil word die cut sticker to the front of the card.  I actually put a dimensionals under the L & Y so that everything was balanced.  

Junk Journal: 

Junk journals are surprisingly easy.  All you have to do is take some of your collection and make book pages, and pockets for your album.  A Junk journal is a handmade book made up of recycled items such as papers from magazines, brochures, patterned paper, music sheets, envelopes, packaging, brown paper bags, maps, greeting cards, post cards, doilies, to name a few. The book covers can be made from cereal boxes, old book covers or any hard card boards.  Basically anything that you can find including the kitchen sink.  

I used some of the card bases, envelopes, (from the kit) and additional DSP and cardstock to make mine 

All I had to do was fold everything up and arrange it into how I wanted the signature to be.  Which by the way are the sections of pages in your journal or book.  Once all the signatures are lined up and the way you want it it's time to do a little piercing of the paper to make the holes for your ribbon, twine, or book rings to go through to hold everything together.  I choose to use ribbon to secure my book close.   I used the stripped Organdy Ribbon for this purpose.  For some of my signatures I used the Woven Thread DSP from the Annual Catalog.  

I even made pull out pockets to write a little note or something that I want to remember or use sooner.  Here are a few pictures of the inside pages.  



As you can see I have places for pictures, keepsakes, and memory keeping all throughout.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you are viewing this post on my word press site you will need to click here to view the blog roll.  Thanks for dropping by.  

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Happy Stampin' 
Rick


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Unboxing and Reveal of the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Lovely Day

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the unboxing and reveal of the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit Lovely Day.  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit by Stampin' Up!.  Everything you need comes right in the box.  This is a super beautiful kit this month.  And, it contains nine cards 3 each of 3 designs.  Here's a look at this month's projects.


This month's kit contains a sheet of die cuts, a sheet of sentiment banners with rose gold accents, exclusive Lovely Day Stamp Set, Rococo Rose Stampin' Spot, Coordinating Envelopes, Foil Foam Stickers (with Rose Gold Accents), a sheet of dimensionals and mini glue dots along with some Petal Pink Sequins.  Plus you have all your card bases for each of the designs.  The great thing about Paper Pumpkin is that everythings all designed and ready to go when you receive you box in the mail.  If you don't have a large budget or are just starting out crafting, or even don't have a lot of room for craft supplies.  Paper Pumpkin is perfect for you since it's cost effect ($22.00 a month plus tax), it's small and compact, and can be stored anywhere, plus everything is sent right to your door ready to go.

Unboxing Video and How to Assemble:  


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This month's kit coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set from Saleabration. In this month's projects and free stamp set you see some coordinating images that match the stamp set.  For example the flower you see here are the same flowers on the cake image from the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set.  You also have the cake imagery but instead of a whole cake you have a cake slice.  Plus this month's kit stamp set has some wonderful sentiments.  This month's Coordinating colors are Rococo Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty Peacock, Old Olive, Petal Pink, and Pool Party.
The cards this month are full size A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) cards.  The card with the Rich Razzleberry Flower die cut on it features a super cute closure.  It has a panel that has a tab that inserts into the Rose Red Side.

Closer Look at This Month's Projects: 

Now it's time to take a look at this month's project.  I only made one each of the three cards in the video, but afterwards I put them all together and it only took about thirty to forty-five minutes.  The first card that I put together was the super cute card with the large flower die cut.  I love how this card goes together with the fun little tab insert.  All the stamping for this card was the little flower buds and the sentiment.  


The second card was the super easy birthday card.  This card could go for both sexes.  The stamping for this card is the layers in the cake and the sentiment.  I love the foil foamed sticker sentiments.  


The last card for this month's kit is the scalloped edge card, with the flower and and the double banner.  This card has a fun look but simple.  I loved how the color for the flower was already printed on the card, and once you stamp the flowers over it the image is completed.  


You have two different ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin each month.  You can do the Month to Month payment (which is what I prefer to do) or you can pick one of the four Prepaid Subscriptions.  You do save a little with the prepaid subscriptions, plus during Saleabraiton you can earn Free Salebration items with the 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions.  
Month to Month Signups:  http://bit.ly/PaperPumpkinSubscription

Prepaid Subscriptions: 


Happy Stampin'
Rick Adkins 




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Last day to sign up for my Monthly Card Club by February 20, 2020!  Sign up and learn more about Card club by clicking here!  February's featured stamp set is the Morning Star Stamp Set.  Stamps sets are not included in the club but may be purchased using the host code as an add on.  Or you may use something you already own.  


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