Do you receive My Paper Pumpkin in the mail? It is this awesome little orange box that comes every month to your mail box – a surprise each time. Everything but adhesive is in the box for that month’s projects. I love my Paper Pumpkin subscription. I look forward to it every month. I call it happy mail! It isn’t a bill and it brings me much joy!
Stampin` Up! this week shared some great ideas for the kit this month and I wanted to share. Remember, the stamps are exclusive to the kits – I really dig that! You don’t want to miss out! They are so darn cute!
Here are some great ideas from Stampin` Up! … enjoy!
I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the stamp set from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the size of the Wahoo! stamp. It’s such a happy, energetic word that it needed to be big to truly convey a sense of excitement. (I picture Walter Matthau bellowing out a big “wahooooooo!” riding on the back of a motorcycle when he played Albert Einstein in the movie “I.Q.” . . . and it makes me smile.)
I wanted to share a few fun projects I’ve made with the stamp set. The first is a card I’d give to someone to congratulate them for a new job, a new house, for accomplishing a goal, or maybe just for surviving another year!
I used the leftover stencil from the April Paper Pumpkin kit to cut out the word bubble from theEtcetera Designer Series Paper. Simply Stars is a perfect companion stamp set. The bright, cheery stars help the excitement jump off the front of this card.
Continuing with the theme of giving something to a loved one to help him or her celebrate, I also decorated this gift bag.
the leftover circle from the rocket image from the Blast Off Stamp Set for the polka dot to emboss the glittery dots onto a piece of Coaster Board that I had cut into a banner shape. Then I spritzed on some Gumball Green and Bermuda Bay ink to give it a fun, ombre look.
My favorite project is next. I was in my kitchen the other night and I had a thought strike. What if I made a card on a plain white base that had a big surprise inside? Well, here it is.
Pink and sparkly gold confetti!! It makes me so happy that I hate to admit how many times I’ve opened and closed the card and sat and smiled to myself. It’s like a surprise party. I just love it.
I used a Brayer to roll the Strawberry Slush color onto the inside of the card. After letting it thoroughly dry, I used the eraser from a pencil to dot on the confetti with VersaMark, then used the same gold glitter/embossing powder mix. I finished it with the “You Did It!” sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder so it really popped. I could definitely see giving this card to someone as another congratulations, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to part with it. Maybe I’ll just have to make another that I can keep at my desk and flip open and closed if I ever have a bad day.
If you haven’t seen “I.Q.”, you should check it out. It’s such an adorable movie, and I love the bit of inspiration I feel when I hear Einstein ask, “When’s the last time you said ‘Wahoo’?” When is the last time you said it?
Melody, these rock my socks! Thank you for sharing these awesome ideas! I love it! I hope this inspires you to grab your paper pumpkin kit again and have fun with the stamps in this month’s kit! Take care and thank you for stopping by! Have a great day and super weekend! I am exploring the art and craft show in Pentwater today – I love stuff like this.. can’t wait to share what I find, with you! See you soon! *hugs*