Yesterday I decided to make one of each of the cards that come in the global Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine. I a[ppreciate not everyone likes card kits but these are excellent value and give so much more than you need to complete the eight cards provided. As I always do when I put together kit cards, I used THANK YOU sentiments from other stamp sets I have.
Apart from changing the sentiment, I did stay with the instructions that came with the kit for these four cards. I love the sequins provided because they don’t have holes in the middle! I know it probably sounds daft, but sequins with holes are like buttons. When used on greeting cards they should have some cotton, cord, twine or something similar through the hole; it shouldn’t be left empty!
The pineapple, the two lemons, leaves and sun are all from one sheet of die-cuts and there are five of these sheets. This leaves plenty of opportunities to do your own thing with the card bases provided, or for extra cards, once you have finished the eight in the kit. On the back of the instructions are three alternative ideas of how you can use the die-cuts in the kit for alternative projects.
This is an all-inclusive kit which includes Glue Dots and Mini Dimensionals which means you only need to add a stamp block (Block D 118485) to make these cards. My personal preference was to use Tombow liquid glue and the regular size Dimensionals, and I used my Stamparatus for my stamping.
The stamp sets I used for the cards are as follows: the two cards with the all yellow/orange card fronts are from the Borders Abound; the pineapple card is from the Blossoms in Bloom and the sunshine card is from the Field Journal. I love that there is an extra sheet in the kit which provides a large label and extra die-cuts to decorate the box to make it a gift box.
The story behind the Box of Sunshine is from Sara, SU CEO “It is specially designed to help you create a box full of Cheer-and-Treats to share and brighten the day of someone special in your life. Once you have made the eight cards you pack the box (using the beautiful yellow tissue paper which comes in the box) with yellow sweets and treats! This is a great idea for a birthday or if someone needs some cheering up!
In the US Paper Pumpkin is offered as a monthly subscription whereas in Europe and South Pacific we have one global Paper Pumpkin a year. The cost in the UK is £20.00 (155231) and in Europe it’s €26.00. It’s also available in French (155376) and German (155377). This kind of kit would keep me amused if we were travelling or in any situation where I have time on my hands and I can’t craft at home!
That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.