From the kit, I used the sunflower tags and the striped banners, adding all the rest from my supplies.
My mom's birthday is this week, so I thought she would enjoy having a handful of cards on hand. So I made eight cards, four of which are just HELLO cards and four THANK YOU cards. I had thought the Elegant Dots would be adorable as the background. However, when I embossed my first one and laid my focal point on top of it, I wasn't totally thrilled with the look.
So, what I ended up doing was making two of the thank you notes on that background, as well as two of the hello notes. Then, I finished up by doing the same with a different embossed background, the Boho Chic.
I am mailing the packet of eight cards and their envelopes, so didn't want to add just too much weight. So, I created a simple belly band to keep them neat and all together.
I just love it that Stampin' Up! always provides more components than we actually need to put together the Paper Pumpkin kits. It gives a great opportunity to be even more creative and get more from our supplies!