The April Paper Pumpkin Kit, called Lovely Little Wreath, made the cutest little wreath and some tags. I made my wreath as intended except I stamped a couple of sentiments from the bonus stamp set called All about Everything that was included in the April Kit as a thank you to subscribers to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 3rd birthday and millionth kit!
After making my wreath, I had a ton of leaves left over plus a little bit of ribbon, some tags, and a couple of flower making pieces. I also had the negative space the branches were popped out of and the stamp sets and ink spot, so I set to work making some cards with all these extras!
First, I made a couple of Mother's Day cards for my mom and mother-in-law. To create the wreath on the first one, I used the Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to poke holes using the largest circle image. I then cut off the individual leaves from several strips of the leaves in the kit and adhered them to the stamped card front using the pierced circle to guide me. I made sure to leave some of the adhesive on a tab at the bottom of each leaf and used it to adhere the leaves in place.
Uses Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Kit plus Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker*, Mossy Meadow Card Stock, Crushed Curry Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, 1/8" Mini Brads, Paper Snips, Updated Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, and Clear-Mount Block C.
I used both of the stamp sets on this next card. To make the ink dry faster on the tag so it wouldn't smear while I was working, I used the Heat Tool for a few minutes.
Uses Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Kit and All about Everything Photopolymer Set plus Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad, Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad, Hello Honey Card Stock, Mossy Meadow Card Stock, Crushed Curry Card Stock, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer, Clear-Mount Block B, Clear-Mount Block C, and Clear-Mount Block H.
Next, I used some of the leftover leaves to create tall grass for some dinosaurs on a birthday card for my one nephew. I made the card long so that I could put an Amazon gift card that can be used as a bookmark inside it.
Uses Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Kit and No Bones about It Photopolymer Set plus Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Pad, Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad, Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad, Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad, Hello Honey Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, SNAIL Adhesive, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer, Clear-Mount Block B, Clear-Mount Block H, and Clear-Mount Block I.
For this next card, I used the negative space leftover after punching out the branches as a stencil. I held it in place and masked off a few of the branches using Post-It Notes and sponged on Crumb Cake Ink with Sponge Daubers. I cut off some of the leaves and applied them using a 2-Way Glue Pen.
Uses Lovely Little Wreath Paper Pumpkin Kit and Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Set plus Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad, Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, Marina Mist Card Stock, Soft Sky Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Cotton Paper Assortment, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Mossy Meadow 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon, 1/8" Mini Brads, Sponge Daubers, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Bird Builder Punch, Paper Snips, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Clear-Mount Block D, and Post-It Notes.
I've still got a bunch of the leaves, some of the tags, and of course the stamp sets and ink spot leftover to use on future projects.
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Items highlighted in bold are retiring. * The Crushed Curry Marker is retiring as an individually available marker. You will still be able to get it as part of the Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers or Many Marvelous Markers though. Items in bold italics are already sold out!
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