Today I have for you a new type of subscription box. Recently my non-crafty self attended a holiday bag party held by my friend Stephanie at Creative Tidings who is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Although I was terrible and needed tons of help to complete three bags (seriously I was worried I’d have to spend the night to finish them :)) I admit I did have fun. Stephanie recommended I try Stampin’ Up!’s subscription box Paper Pumpkin. I decided to sign up and November was my first month.
If you aren’t familiar with Paper Pumpkin
it is a monthly surprise kit with a paper project. It comes with everything you need to complete the project except for some basics like scissor, ruler and perhaps adhesive. It costs $19.95 (includes shipping) plus tax for the kits. It is a monthly subscription but you can skip a month or cancel at any time right through the website – major plus for me! Also as a subscriber you can purchase refills or select prior kits.
This month the craft was holiday cards! Yay perfect as I do need some cards and maybe I can make them instead of buy them. Let’s see what I got! Warning this post will be picture heavy!!
That’s a lot of pieces!!!
Luckily the sets come with instructions and there is a video released that walks you through the steps.
The first project is the Mistletoe Card
So far so good.
The first stamp casualty. I’m hope I can cover that errant red mark up. I need to work on my stamping.
Ok this twine and I are having a major disagreement. It’s supposed to be tied in a bow not a knot and it’s too loose. Grrrrrrr.
Whew. I won’t tell you how long this took to do this but it’s done! Now just 9 more cards to make. Sigh.
The second card is the Holly Card.
Luckily this one is easier. But oh no more twine.
Once I got going the cards were pretty easy to put together! I even did some
stamps inside. I feel very accomplished and had a lot of fun! Can’t wait for next month!
If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you can do so here. You do not have to select a demonstrator if you don’t want to but I have included my demonstrator’s account in the links at the top of this post. I’m sure she’d be happy to help you if you need it!