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My Paper Pumpkin arrived~

Yesterday was one of those days were I was really productive in my stamp room~ lots of typing, editing, fixing, etc. but not a lot of stamping! Sometimes I just need a quick project to get me back to why I love this business. I spend quite a bit of time prepping classes, workshops, and other things and I sometimes feel like I lack the time to stamp just for the fun of it.

So yesterday when I ran to the post office to pick up my mail~ I was so happy to see that bright orange box! My Paper Pumpkin was here~ this means I can sit down and make a quick project that someone else has designed and planned! I think that is why I love it so much~ and this month's project is perfect and adorable. 

My Paper Pumpkin November 001

Sometimes when the kit arrives I follow the instructions and produce exactly what the kit was intended for and other times I take the contents of the kit and make my own project~ this month I did a little of each.

My Paper Pumpkin November 002

I absolutely love the star garland that came with this kit~ I wish I could buy more of it! But thankfully Stampin' Up! threw some extra in the box so I was able to make a couple of other cards with it too.

While I was making the first card, I began to think of other things I could do with this kit. With that adorable star garland this kit was screaming to become a scrapbook page~ so I got out a peice of Real Red cardstock and began to create.

My Paper Pumpkin November 006

I cut one of the card bases in half and then cut out the centers of each so I could use the pieces for other embellishments. The star garland makes the page~ and after I finished I thought if I had used a Night of Navy base it would be a great 4th of July page!

My Paper Pumpkin November 004

This was a fun kit and I enjoyed playing with it~ I was only bummed that all my star garland has been used up~ I love it that much!

If you need a little creative escape each month you may want to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin~ you can learn more about it by clicking here or email me and I will help you get signed up.

Enjoy the Day!