Paper Pumpkin

Broadway Star (Paper Pumpkin)

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The Paper Pumpkin kit was a REAL treat this month!  We were given a small tip that it would coordinate with one of the new product suites that was just released in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, Broadway Birthday, which is a gorgeous, glitzy collection perfect for birthdays of all ages (male and female).  I was so excited!

It did not disappoint!

Right out of the box, the projects that were designed by SU! with this kit create two different birthday cards (4 of each) in bright, cheery colors.  There is an exclusive twine for embellishing as well (black/gold) which is a real treat.

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So fun and easy to make.  I didn’t follow the directions EXACTLY! I mostly just used the photo to guide me.  Because they have done most of the work, it is really easy to do!

 

I have realized that I craft in the same style I cook, which really makes me laugh!  I love to cook (and bake) but I have a terrible time following recipes.  I don’t measure exactly (most of the time), and I freely make substitutions of ingredients (especially if I have something I am trying to use up).  So, usually when my family comes home and asks “What’s for dinner?”, my reply is usually something like “something similar to…” or “a version of…”.  Sometimes it results in success (sometimes not!).  My family is so sweet and gracious to me that they never complain (well, mostly never!).

The stamp set will be a valuable addition to my collection as it contains some great celebratory sentiments, beyond birthdays.

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I created some alternate projects as well.  These were inspired by the Paper Pumpkin design team.  They always show additional variations for the kit contents.  Which I think is a FABULOUS idea!  Usually I do switch up a few of the projects.  This month, because it coordinates with the new Broadway Birthday Suite, I also included some products from the suite.

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I’m always in need of gift card holders.  This card style design is my go-to as it is so easy to send in the mail and does double duty acting as the birthday card AND gift holder.  Smart!  Shown in the above photo with the “WISH” die cut, you can see all I did was add a Lovely Lipstick card base, cut one of the included lime card bases in half.  I used the pattern half to decorate the panels, and the back, white half to line the card base to allow a writing space inside my card.  The gift card slides right in to the pocket on the left and the cake (which is popped up on dimensionals) holds the flap closed.

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I really enjoy receiving my kit every month!  Local friends should check my calendar and to my Paper Pumpkin Party each month.  We gather, and put our kits together, have some snacks and fun fellowship.  I always have some supplies on hand for those that want to create an alternate project or two.  And, if you are not yet a subscriber, but have been thinking about it, stop by!  I try to have extras on hand to sample and encourage my guests to bring friends.  It’s very casual and fun!

Those are are not close enough to attend, don’t worry!  You won’t be left out of the fun.  I will send my subscribers who live out of town the same project packets with instructions so you can create your own alternate projects too.  Just drop me a line and let me know you would like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a beautiful day and remember to make something pretty!

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