I love the versatility of the Paper Pumpkin kits. Once in awhile I will put the projects together as per the instructions in the kit.
Usually, however, I would rather do something that will make the creations all my own.
OK. I am going to share a stupid little story to you here. Many years ago, I was at a stamping workshop at someone else's house. I'd gone by myself, so I didn't know any of the people there. I was sitting at a table across from a stranger, working diligently on my card. As usual, I had changed it up to my own specifications. I could sense the lady across from me studying what I was doing. All of a sudden, she said, "Um. You forgot . . . " I answered, "I know. But this is the way I want to do it." Looking at me increduously, she shrugged and uttered, "To each his own," and went back to creating her card as per instructed.
I bet that was 15 or more years ago, but I will never forget that exchange. Shame on me for not following instructions!
That is why, when I have workshops, I encourage all my attendees to make their creations their own. Just because my sample was done one way doesn't mean that's the ONLY way.
Anyway, that's how I am with the Paper Pumpkin kits.
The card shown below is a perfect example. I used parts of two different Paper Pumpkin kits to make this little card.