Wow! The February 2018 Paper Pumpkin was AWESOME! The box was designed to make nine beautiful cards. Three each of a note card to a friend, a thank you card and a celebrate card.
Here is a sample of the three cards. I made a minor modification to the vellum leaves on the Celebrate card by pressing them into the Garden Green ink. Super cute, right?
But, I’m sure you’ve seen all the alternatives that can be made with the materials from this fantastic subscription box.
I like to divide up my alternatives into three crafting levels.
For the Zen Crafter. She uses the box and nothing but the box, she has no extra supplies cluttering her house. She makes a card and she sends a card. Here are her alternatives.
I added more. More flowers, more vellum leaves and used the letters from the sentiments instead of the outlines.
Zen, in this case, refers to our crafter’s craft room, not her card design. The extra layers of flowers combine to add texture and more color. They work especially well contrasted with the vellum leaves which have a smooth texture and no color.
Everything on these cards came from the box.
But, our next crafter, the Paper Princess, has a small stash, some ribbon and a bit of colored cardstock. She’s just starting out or likes to keep her craft expenses to a budget. Here are a couple of alternatives for her.
Primarily, she’s using items in the box, but with a little extra. The card on the right uses a quarter sheet of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to complement the colorful flowers and add another layer. The sentiment was stamped in the same ink color.
The card on the left is slightly more advanced. In addition to the quarter sheet of Daffodil Delight cardstock to add another layer and pop of color, she ran the Designer Series Paper (DSP), exclusive to the kit, through the Basketweave embossing folder from the 2018 Sale A Bration catalog. This modification added more texture to the card. The addition of the Double Stitched ribbon in Daffodil Delight is a great alternative to the Linen Thread embellishment, coordinating with the colorful cardstock layer and yet it still has a country style.
Our final crafter is the Stash Queen. She’s been crafting for years. Has one of almost everything in every color. She saves her scraps of DSP and has had to buy new plates for her Big Shot. She has a gallery of cards made from whatever she had filed away, including a Christmas card, because you can’t start creating those too early.
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