October 22, 2013


I am one of the thousands and thousands of subscribers of Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription kit, Paper Pumpkin. Don't you just love their projects month after month?

Normally I am totally enamored with them. Last month's kit, however, was an exception. The kit came with all the supplies (except adhesive) to create four cards that were to look like this:

Well, by now, you all know my style. And this isn't it. I am so NOT a WAHOO kind of person. I felt so bad about not loving it. What to do. What to do. I knew that if I made these four cards, I would never find occasion to use them. That seemed like a huge waste.

Well . . . The card base with its circular graphic was kind of cute. And I love the button and the Baker's Twine. But ... Nope. I just couldn't do it.

After giving it some thought, this is what I came up with:

Definitely more ME, wouldn't you agree? I preserved the elements that I liked, and added a few of my own touches. 

And, now I have some leftover elements that I can use in a future project.

I am so sorry Stampin' Up! I feel quite disloyal. 

But, you all know the purpose of Paper Seedlings: Planting Creative Paper Ideas. I guess I planted little paper seedlings in myself, and acted on them, bringing them to full flower. If something doesn't speak to you, switch it up to make it YOUR OWN! 

Let me know what you think.



  1. I like what you did with the kit, not my fave either. And this month?? Well, can't wait to see what you do with it.

  2. LOL, Chris already said *exactly* what I was going to say! I've put both the featured card kit and this month's kit aside in favor of other projects because they're just not "me.: I really like how you modified this kit to fit your own personality, and I hope I can do the same with mine. As for the most recent kit... I'm stumped. I hope you're able to provide some inspiration on this one, too.

  3. Cute! Thanks for linking at Family Fun Friday!

  4. These are cute! Found you from the In and Out Kitchen Party. I'd love to make cards likes the ones you have above. Hugs from Pink Heart String!

  5. These are soo fun!! I like that you made your own little tweeks! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  6. Super cute!! I need to make some and send some sunshine to someone via snail mail! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing on Sunday FUNday!