Wednesday, 25 March 2020

So Appropriate

The March Paper Pumpkin kit is so appropriate for these trying times. With it's message that "we're in this together" it has provided a creative way to reach out to all my family & friends.


The kit comes with materials for 12 note cards with matching envelopes. Made as-is they're perfect - well almost perfect! It wouldn't be Paper Pumpkin if it didn't inspire my P.P. Peeps & me to take these designs & run with them!

With all this time on my hands I set to creating alternatives with all the products in the kit. Usually my Paper Pumpkin subscribers & I get together to assemble our kits  & create alternative designs by thinking outside the (Paper Pumpkin) box. Well these are not usual times. I am posting pictures of my alternatives here & tonight my P.P. Peeps & I will connect "virtually" to share the fun.

This month's kit marks the seventh birthday of Paper Pumpkin so we all got a present! There's a bonus stamp set (so TWO stamp sets) in the box & it's a beauty. It has images of boots & bunnies, flowers & grasses & a welcoming door adorned with greenery.

Since I prefer full size A2 cards I got busy cutting up some of the cards & envelopes to create matted images with wonderful sentiments. Here's a couple that I made with the bonus stamp.



I was in need of "happy new home" cards so these were perfect!

This awful world-wide Covid-19 virus is heartbreaking & sad. I really wanted to spread a little joy so I was delighted to have a perfect message for my friends & family.



The cute Miss Your Face sentiment is from the Tags in Bloom stamp set available free with a $120 order here in Canada. It arrived the same day as my P.P. kit so I took that as a message - these stamps were meant for each other! The cute green card was designed by Debbie Henderson, an American demonstrator & Paper Pumpkin Designer Extraordinaire. The sentiment from the kit just says it all, don't you think? It uses Call Me Clover cardstock - a lovely vivid green - along with the yellow striped envelope liner cut as an accent mat. Some Happiness Blooms Enamel dots add an embellishment.

Here are a few more alternatives using the kit materials with cardstock & sentiments from previous kits. It's such fun to build a supply of stamps, die-cuts & embellishments to keep the happiness going with more creations.




I hope that you are all staying in & staying safe. For me, creative endeavors ease the boredom of isolation. It also gives me an opportunity to send some cheer to those around me. Send those cards, people & share the joy!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out Paper Pumpkin in my online store. 

Cheers,
Arlene






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