Hello my friends – I am back from the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to the Greek Isles. I’m not quite caught up to my blog posts but I did manage to squeak in with this Paper Pumpkin project for the monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – On My Mind. This kit coordinates with three suites from the Annual catalog! So if you love the look of these cards (and I know I do) you can use the coordinating products to keep on creating once your kit supplies are gone.
I love that some of the Paper Pumpkin kits are now coordinating with the Annual Catalog. This month’s kit had three card designs and they match with three suites – Woven Thread Suite, Garden Lane suite, and Come Sail Away suite. Personally I loved the cards as is and the one with the sail boat will make a perfect birthday card for my brother in early August!
I struggled with what alternate idea I wanted to do. There aren’t really left overs from the kit this month and I loved the cards the way they were and the envelopes. I think I’m in love with the printed envelopes but I don’t want to tear them up either. So its a struggle. I finally decided that I needed some tags. Every month I create tags to go on my customer orders that get picked up at my house. I may have told you that before. So I decided to take the focal element of each card and create a tag idea with it. I added in pieces of designer series paper from the coordinating suites and a couple of other things to complete my tags.
On My Mind Tags
Here are four tags for each of the card ideas. I mostly added card stock, the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the suite, and some punches. The tags are similar to the main focal image on each card.
The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:
- Card stock – Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pool Party
- Designer Series Paper – Woven Threads, Garden Lane, Come Sail Away
- Punches – Everyday Label, Classic Label, Banner Triple Punch
- Dies – Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes, Smooth Sailing
- Linen Thread
- Classic Ink – Crumb Cake
I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks in a Facebook Live on Monday, July 29 on my facebook page. I’ll come back and update this post afterwards.
I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.
The Blog Hop Continues
To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Everything worked correctly last month – so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again this time.
Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit.
The August kit will feature bags & tags and you’ll be able to order an extra bundle of coordinating supplies to turn your kit into a set of cards. The extra items can be ordered starting August 1st in my online store. To get the kit be sure you have an active Paper Pumpkin subscription by August 10th. Sign up by the 10th – go here.
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