Ink & Inspiration: Kits

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month our theme is kits. In North America, we have Paper Pumpkin kits, the monthly subscription box that comes full of papercrafty goodness. The kit always contains a small photopolymer stamp set, an ink spot, embellishments, dimensionals, and the materials to make several projects (usually at least 8, depending on the project).

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription box papercrafting kits - June 2018 Paper Pumpkin - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I just got around to putting together my favorite kit in recent memory, which was the June kit. I always put together one of each project as instructed. This kit had the materials to make four of each of the cards shown above. So I made those cards, and then I started playing. One of my favorite things about these kits is playing around with the supplies to make something other than what the instructions call for. Here are the alternative cards I’ve come up with for the June kit (so far — I still have a ton of supplies left!).

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription box papercrafting kits - June 2018 Paper Pumpkin alternative projects - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my first card, I didn’t add anything. I turned one of the marquee pieces upside down to use as a table and stacked two of the cakes to make them fancier. I won’t lie, I love this card. So much fun!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription box papercrafting kits - June 2018 Paper Pumpkin alternative projects - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my second card, I did add some Gold Glimmer Paper circles, which I punched with the 1″, 3/4″, and 1/2″ Circle punches. Everything else is from the kit.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription box papercrafting kits - June 2018 Paper Pumpkin alternative projects - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this card, I added a Basic Black card base and a 2″ Circle punched out of Granny Apple Green cardstock. Everything else is from the kit. The “We just wanted to say” is all one stamp on one line. I just cut it up into single words.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription box papercrafting kits - June 2018 Paper Pumpkin alternative projects - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My last alternative card is mostly from the kit. I punched out the cake (from the kit stamp set) with a 1-1/4″ Circle punch and colored it with Dark and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends.

This was such a fun kit to play with! I hope you enjoyed my projects today! I love that Stampin’ Up! has kits for busy crafters. Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and the additional items I used here can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. You can also go here to subscribe for a month-to-month Paper Pumpkin kit if you’re in the US. If ordering from my store, make sure to use the July Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

Buy the $99 Starter Kit in July, and get $125 in products of your choice, plus an Ink Pad Color Family assortment (10 ink pads)!

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