It’s Paper Pumpkin time! The May kit is called Sprinkled With Love and it includes supplies to make nine cute little “donut” themed cards. How cute is that? Several of the cards are in the shape of donuts, including frosting embellishments!
Here’s a picture of the contents of this month’s kit. (You get all of this for the monthly subscription price of $20 plus tax, and that incudes shipping.) The kit includes 6 donut card bases, 3 circle card bases, 9 printed kraft envelopes, 12 printed frosting sheets, 6 die-cut frosting stickers, 2 sheets of heart and circle stickers, 2 sheets of die-cut banners, 1 sheet die-cut flowers, 50 adhesive-backed sequins, 50 adhesive-backed pearls, 11 yds gold/vanilla twine, 25 dimensionals, and 200 adhesive dots.
And of course, you get the best part of any kit … this fun stamp set and a Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot. FYI, you can build quite a collection of ink colors, because the Stampin’ Spots in these kits will never repeat for at least a year!
Stampin’ Up! always provides a great tutorial video on how to put the kit together on YouTube. Here’s this month’s video:
There are three card designs in the kit. Here’s the first one. I love how the embellishments look like sprinkles.
The second card design includes this fun frosting sticker.
And the last design is a more traditional round card. The die-cut flowers in the kit are white on one side and vanilla on the other, so you have a choice. I added some quick watercoloring to some of mine. I squeezed a Powder Pink stamp pad to pool the ink in the lid. Then, with an Aqua Painter I mixed a little water. Since these die-cuts are made of regular paper, the paper will pill if you paint back and forth. But, if you quickly paint one stroke, you can achieve a nice watercoloring effect.
Stampin’ Up! always thinks of everything, and it included perfect sized envelopes to use for all the round cards, as well as cute little stickers to seal them.
One of my favorite things about Paper Pumpkin is the exclusive embellishments in the kits. This month’s did not disappoint. I really love the vanilla/gold twine and the sequins.
Because this kit is so unique … focusing on donuts, it was a little tough for me to come up with alternative ideas, so I really stretched myself. I used the stamps and that gorgeous twine to design this card.
I made a few attempts at the idea I had in my head before it worked. I started out using Stampin’ Write Markers on watercolor paper for bold, vibrant colors. But on my first card, the colors ran together and really didn’t look good.
For this second attempt, I started with the grass area and colored it with Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist markers. Then, I added clear water with an Aqua Painter to blend the colors and let the grass dry. Then, I used Sponge Daubers to stamp the Berry Burst and Powder Pink circles. Then, I very carefully painted each circle with water to blend the color but keep the shape. I watercolored the darker color first and let it dry before painting the lighter flowers. Lastly, I used a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker to color the sky and then I blended it with an Aqua Painter.
After the watercoloring dried, I dropped some clear water on the card, counted to 30, and mopped it up with a paper towel. Finally, I stamped the flowers and greeting with Berry Burst and Fresh Fig, and then drew the stems with the fine point of my Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist markers.
Additional supplies used on my card:
But wait, that’s not all! See my Paper Pumpkin tab for more information on how the subscription works and the perks you’ll receive when you sign up with me as your demonstrator. Perks include a FREE exclusive tutorial that I’ll email you every month with at least 8 tutorials for projects you can make with the kit a few additional supplies. Alternative projects include, cards, 3-D projects and scrapbook pages. You are going to love it!
Have a great day!