Notes of Kindness – Whip it up Wednesday

The Notes of Kindness kit in the Annual Catalog includes everything to make twenty gorgeous thank you notecards. The stamps, with bold sentiments, a stamping block, adhesives, and even an ink spot. The cards are beautiful and come together in minutes. They’re perfect for recognizing gift from a bridal or baby shower.

I used most of my kit for a card buffet that I held recently to make cards for our armed service members. I had some of the cards remaining, and I decided to see what I could do with them using leftover pieces from past Paper Pumpkin kits.

Friends of a Feather

The Friends of a Feather Paper Pumpkin had lots of leafy punch-outs. The Fresh Figs pieces complimented the succulent preprinted accent. I also used self-adhesive sequins from the kit and finally added some vellum pieces which may have come from the August 2018 box or possibly an earlier one. You know I save everything. I also stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig too.

More Vellum

I liked the vellum as an accent so much, I dug further into my stash and found some Lemon Lime Twist dyed elements and some more delicately cut elements. This card used pearls from the kit instead of the sequins. I like how the two projects are so different. The first is bold, almost masculine and this one is more airy and feminine.

Fussy Cut Flowers

I still had a card base left, but no flower cut outs. Also, I didn’t have the Soft Sea Foam sticker for the layers under the sentiment. I liked the succulent image from the other cards, and I found some retired DSP that included the perfect elements. I think this idea would work well with any good sized flower image, either cut from designer paper or stamped and then either fussy cut or die cut. I also used a strip of paper from the Tranquil Textures DSP pack. I stamped the little background image in the kit using Sahara Sand. And, even though I didn’t get my sentiment on the card perfectly straight, I’m quite happy with the results.

Kits, whether Paper Pumpkin, or from the catalog make crafting so simple. In a few minutes you can have stunning projects to make someone’s day a little brighter. Happy Crafting.

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More than 2 Paper Pumpkin Alternates

Paper Pumpkin kits always come packed with project materials but the January 2019 Be My Valentine kit was exceptional. I made 6 of the pillow boxes, and a few cards and I still had some “stuff” left over. I decided to see just how much I could make. I have to admit, that I gave up before I used it all. I did remanufacture every single remaining pillow box – 18 of them.

The gallery below contains all the images of the cards and tags that I made. I used card sketches. I cased an idea from the incredibly talented artist, Rachel Tessman. And then I just kept cutting and gluing, grabbing paper and ribbon in my stash like a mad woman. And still you may see pieces of this box in future projects.

As always if you have questions about any project on this site, don’t hesitate to contact me. You can also find me on Pinterest to see my inspiration for projects. Happy Crafting!

Delightfully Simple Cards

These two cards use the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack in the Annual Catalog. Paired with the Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, you can have two beautiful cards ready to use in minutes.

The large card uses three cards from the pack. The smoky background is a large card that I adhered to the card base. Then I added the small marbled pattern card at an angle. I cut a 1/4″ from each side of the black starry card because I wanted to see more of the card underneath.

The sentiment is a sticker from the set on a left over Paper Pumpkin banner. I popped it on with Dimensionals for added interest. You can stamp a second sentiment inside or leave it blank for a longer note. Simple and dramatic.

The next card uses the Small card base and three cards from the pack. Again, I started with the smoky background. Next, I cut a strip from the second card 1-1/2″ wide and then used the Triple Banner Punch to fishtail both ends. I finished the card by punching the sentiment from the third card using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. That layer uses Dimensionals. It’s a small card so I left it blank inside for a handwritten note. Pretty and easy!

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