My momma raised a thrifty girl, so it just thrills my little heart to be able to use up EVERY little bit of something. I always feel so economical! My Stampin' Up all-inclusive craft kits are no different. The projects are cute and quick, and the whole thing is disposable/recyclable, but I always consider it a personal challenge to not allow myself to just pitch the leftovers.
Today I will be reviewing the Hello Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit from February 2016 (yeah, I'm a little behind).
Here's what one of the original cards in the kit looked like (I loved them all!!) This kit made nine cards, three each of three different designs, plus envelopes. Everything was included, and since this kit was from a brand new subscription, it came with a free clear block, too. There was even adhesive dots for the sequins so I did not have to use messy glue.
I did use my own stamp set, And Many More, for the sentiment, but clear photopolymer stamps and an ink spot (mini ink pad) were also included in the Paper Pumpkin.
When I finished the kit cards, I had leftover die-cuts, all self-adhesive and way too good to toss. So I cut a couple of card bases, stamped a few more sentiments, and made more cards with the remaining pieces!
I needed a Get Well card, so I used a stamp from the A Dozen Thoughts set on this one. And while I had it out, I used it on the leaf die-cut card below as well. The "you're in my thoughts" sentiment just seemed to fit the cool, crisp greenness of this card.
Isn't that a fun, clean color combo? Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz, love it! And the other "official" cards from the kit added Pool Party and Tangelo Twist to that mix.
Suggested Color Combination:
So I got 12 cards out of this kit just by adding a couple more card bases from my own cardstock. Pretty sweet!
Let's see, Paper Pumpkin kits are $20 a month (includes shipping) so that means I paid less than $2 per card AND I got a super cute stamp set to keep, and a very pleasant, hassle-free hour of crafting. I got the cards I needed for this weeks, plus some to have one hand. Beats Hallmark all to pieces, I must say!
I hope you'll give Paper Pumpkin a try very soon. http://bit.ly/mypaperpumpkins Thanks for reading my review!