Today I was inspired by the Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit by Stampin Up. This is a monthly subscription that shows up at your door and it's a surprise as to what is inside! It took me a while to get on board but I'm so glad that I finally did.
Here is a look at what you get the first month that you sign up.
You get enough material to make 4 cards. You are also given instructions on how to make the specific project for that month. I will show you the cards that I made but instead of making a 4th card, I decided to make 2 tags. So cool, right?
With the exception of moving the stamp to a different spot, the first card is an example of the project they send you in your kit.
I decided to spice up the next one a bit. I cut the polka dotted paper in half and used a sheet of Daffodil Delight for the bottom piece. I punched out a 1 inch circle using some of the polka dotted paper and adhered it to the green starburst. Then I added some white dash lines to the big scalloped border and called this one finished.
For the last card, I turned the card horizontal for a completely different look. This time I used all of the polka dotted paper. Added some dots and dash lines to the green scallop border to make it stand out a bit. I did add an embellishment that didn't come in the kit but it was too cute to pass up. The arrow is used like a paper clip to add a fun dimension.
Now to my fun tags! Can you believe that these were actually meant to be cards? I cut the grey card base in half and the cut the polka dot in half as well. I played around with all the left over pieces to fit them where I thought they looked best. I only had one piece left of the green starburst, green scallop border and yellow flag so I just cut them all in half. Unfortunately, I did only have one button left and couldn't cut that in half. I decided that since I didn't have the button I would use the stamp from our Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to make it look like splatters of paint.
I still felt like the tag without the button needed something else so I added some lines around the tag and it added just the right touch! I rounded some of the edges with our corner rounder to give them some extra character. To finish them both off, I hole punched a small hole and strung some twine through it.
I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself for thinking outside the box! These are going to be so cute to give away on a gift to a friend. I could even attached them to a white card base and use them on a card. I see an idea forming in my head as I type!!
Find out more about the Paper Pumpkin subscription HERE. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com!
I am linking up with the party over at My Pumpkin Challenge which is featuring TAGS! So fun!