Wednesday 1 September 2021

Hope in a Box

 The August Paper Pumpkin kit, the Hope Box, is stunning. The colours are wonderful, especially my fave, Blackberry Bliss, & the stamp set included has butterfly images & sentiments of hope & encouragement.

There are enough materials to create nine cards plus embellishments & ribbon to decorate the box. The cards made as per the instructions are lovely but my challenge every month is to create & share alternatives using all the pretty extras provided.


This card uses the stunning die-cut mounted on a card base as the focal point. I snipped the pre-stamped sentiment in half so that the words continue on the inside.

A few butterflies stamped over the textured stamp finish off the inside.

For the next card I used the back of the large die-cut as a mask to create a brushed background. After using the Blending Brushes & shades of Soft Succulent, Melon Mambo & So Saffron brushed onto a Basic White card base, I added a layer of Vellum cardstock to soften the look. This provided a lovely backdrop for my die-cut butterflies. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the wee creatures to add a little sparkle. The sentiment is a favourite of mine from the Ornate Thanks stamp set - perfect for any greeting or occasion.

The grand collection of stamps, embellishments, ribbon & die-cuts provided materials for at least five more designs just by adding some black or white cardstock to the mix. 

Some heat embossed white butterflies highlight the water-coloured mat from the kit.

With inspiration from Rachel Tessman, I mounted the die-cut butterfly onto a black base for a bit of drama.

Refills are available for this kit so you could make a set of these beauties & gift them in the pretty box provided. Shop HERE.

Subscribing with me as your demonstrator comes with loads of perks! Free classes & tutorials are provided every month as a member of my PP Peeps gang. Be sure to subscribe before September 10 to get the fun Autumn kit for September. Subscribe in my online store under PAPER PUMPKIN. Here's a sneak peak at the September box of fun.

With one more month to go for Sale-A-Bration, you could earn a free SAB product with a 3 month Paper Pumpkin subscription. Free classes + free stuff - what's not to love?


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