Hello and welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog. The July Paper Pumpkin kit marks the end of my first year as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. I have really enjoyed these kits, and have managed to build up a nice stash of cards! I put my August subscription on hold while I decide whether or not I will continue subscribing - for no other reason as I don't need even MORE cards in my craft room. I send out Happy Mail regularly and give handmade cards as gifts to friends and family so I certainly don't HOARD the cards I make but I still have quite a stash now. I think I'm ready for a break from monthly kits. I guess we will see how I feel when they release sneaks of the September kit.
I can't even tell you how happy I was with this month's kit though. There may have been oooooh's and awwwwwwww's as I opened it and went through the contents. Here are the first three cards I made, simple alternate cards and I will have a lot of fun making up the rest of them as well. This month you can make 12 trifold cards and the printed envelopes are just as beautiful as the rest of the kit.
I have a walkthrough of my cards on YouTube here:
First up is the camper card. The only changes I made were to swap out the sentiments using stamps from my collection and I added an acetate panel behind the camper. I like the way the sequins seem to float on the acetate.
I still have a number of unopened, older Paper Pumpkin kits I found online so I'll be playing with Paper Pumpkin for a long time yet. Would I recommend it to crafters? Absolutely - even though I have used up almost all of the consumables in each month's kit, I still have the ink cubes they send each month as well as the stamps!
For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.
July Paper Pumpkin Kit - the Adventure Begins, Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - Artistry Blooms, Stampin' Up (retired)
Happiest of Birthday's - Stampin' Up
Teal card stock
Happy Thoughts - Stampin' Up
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