The March Paper Pumpkin Kit is here!!! And it’s full of bunnies, bunnies, BUNNIES!!!!
This kit will set you up for Easter treats and cards! It’s called Bunny Buddies and it’s full of Spring colors and adorable embellishments to make all your loved ones happy. The contents of the kit are shown below, including 9 card bases (3 each in 3 designs), 9 vanilla envelopes, 9 fabric bunny treat bags, 6 large ear sticker sheets (in 3 designs), 1 small sticker sheet (in 3 designs), 2 die-cut banner sheets, 9 mini clothespins, 15 mini pompoms (5 each in 3 colors), 12 yards of baker’s twine (4 yards each in 3 colors), adhesive dots, AND the Bunny Buddies photopolymer stamp set and a Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Spot ink pad. Whew!!! You get all this for a monthly subscription price of $19.95 plus tax (including shipping.)
Here’s a closer look at the stamp set. I love all the face pieces!!! And I love that Stampin’ Up! included a Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot, because do you know what this Archival Ink pad is good for? Watercoloring!!!! It’s made not to run or smear when paired with watercolors. (I think you can guess what my alternative projects will include.)
Here’s a picture of the adorable bunny treat bags. I LOVE the bunny tails!
I always like to make the kits “as is” first, so I can give you any tricks and tips. These are actually pretty easy to put together. Because the face stamps are small, be careful of getting ink on your block and accidentally getting stray gray marks on the bags. My tip is to have a baby wipe handy, and before you stamp look at your block and wipe off any ink. Also, don’t press too hard. Practice on scrap paper first.
I had fun playing with the different face combinations.
Here are the standard cards that come in the kit. I added some additional colors of ink, including Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, and Dapper Denim. You can either buy the stamp pads or use the 2016-2018 Stampin’ Write Markers (brush side) to paint color directly onto the stamps. That’s what I did for the eggs on my envelopes.
I stamped the bent ear before I realized, whoops now the sticker wouldn’t fit. To fix it, I stamped the bent ear on a Post-It note and cut out the tip of the ear to use as a guide to trim down my sticker.
Here’s a link to both the Stampin’ Write Markers and the extra stamp pads I used, as well as four options for prepaid subscriptions. (While the 3-month prepaid subscriptions says $59, it’s actually on sale and will show up as $55 at check out, as long as you buy it before March 31st.) Remember too that 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items — one for every $50 until March 31, 2017.
I’m working on alternative projects as we speak. Hopefully, I’ll post some later today. I wanted to finish the one I designed for the Paper Pumpkin Gurus first.
Speaking of Paper Pumpkin Gurus, if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator, I will send you a FREE tutorial of at least 8 alternative projects each month! And frequently, we have much more than 8 tutorials. (There are actually 13 demonstrators in the group.) Each of the projects use the contents of the kit, and a few extra supplies. Some projects are simple and some are really stepped-up for advanced stampers. Bottom line is that it really helps you get the most out of the kit! I email the tutorials to my customers around the 1st of the month following the month of the kit. So that means, I’ll be emailing out March’s tutorials around April 1st (no fooling!)
And, speaking of APRIL, you are not going to want to miss this kit!!! To celebrate the 4th anniversary of Paper Pumpkin, the April kit will include a special gift to every subscriber and it was designed by our CEO Sara Douglass!!! I bet it’s going to be artsy and fun.
Sign up for the April kit before the 10th!!!
Watch for my alternative projects coming soon.