March’s Paper Pumpkin kit was Stampin Up’s Fifth Anniversary kit. This kit contained a beautiful set of floral cards and envelopes. You can see what the kit looked like here assembled as instructed. The florals in this kit were amazing. And what made this kit so special was that the envelopes were designed to have these amazing flowers and ribbon. After making a few of the cards in the kit, I knew the various pieces would make a beautiful mixed media canvas. Here is the finished project.
The canvas is your standard white 5×7″ canvas that you can buy at most any craft store. Using a sponge and my Crumb Cake ink pad, I inked the sides of the canvas and the front of the canvas. I did not ink the center of the front since this section would be covered. The color Crumb Cake gives this a nice antique look. You can see that the ink is a little uneven in some places along the edge. This is to enhance the textured look of the canvas.
I stamped the flower from the March Paper Pumpkin kit repeatedly on the Fresh Fig card stock to create a background. The doilies are colored with the color Crumb cake. To get the mottled look, I placed the doilie face down directly on the ink pad, and then used my sponge to press it down into the ink pad. I did this several times until I achieved the “worn lace” look you can see here. Once the background floral card stock and doilies were glued down, I layered various pieces of the kit. This canvas uses most of the various pieces from the kit along with some fabulous extra items to enhance the overall look. The “worn” doilies did not come in the kit. You would need to purchase these separately. The paper with the scrolls is one of the envelopes from the kit. The floral piece is added with dimensionals. The ribbon and tag add that extra little touch, pulling everything together.
I am so pleased with how this canvas turned out. There were enough pieces in the March PP Kit that you could make several of these canvases to give as gifts. The Paper Pumpkin Kits are designed so that you can make them exactly as instructed. However, there’s usually enough supplies in the kit that you can really make whatever you want with the kit. You are only limited by your imagination.
Paper Pumpkin can be purchased as either an ongoing subscription or as a limited time subscription. The limited time subscriptions are the following increments: 12 months, 6 months, 3 months, or 1 month. Once you reach the end of your limited time subscription, the kits will stop coming unless you switch it over to an ongoing subscription. The ongoing subscription will keep arriving on your doorstep every month until you cancel it.
We are now in the last ten days of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. I can’t believe we are already at the end of another catalog year. The Retirement Lists have been posted for a while. And now a few items have been discounted as well, mostly embellishments or dies. All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31. Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last. Some items are already sold out.