Thursday, August 3, 2023

Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives

 Hello and thanks for visiting!

Today's cards are inspired by the June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit called Welcome Inn.  As I was busy packing, and thinking - I'll have no time to create - I heard my inner voice say, "just take it along" - I'm so glad I did!  

Kits are a quick and easy way to get creative while on Vacation.  Sometimes I like the colour combo's Stampin' UP® includes - this one came with Night of Navy - other times I look at the kit, note the coordinating colours and grab an extra ink spot - this time I grabbed Calypso Coral.  

Yes, did you know you can buy Uninked Stampin' Spots™, #141822 p.137 AC and ink them up with your favourite colours, Classic Stampin' Ink™ Refill p. 122-123 AC.  

Here's the first card, made almost according to the instructions :)  I like the symmetry so I used both preprinted round vases and the only ink is the stamped sentiment.

***Trix, for the second card I cut off 1/3 of the hexagon shape and adhered it to the side of the card, grouped the vases and stamped the banner.  I love these printed card bases!

But stop! Oh my gosh - check out that cute little fox on the printed Calypso Coral card, I think I'll save one of these printed cards and add the fox from Playing In The Rain, #160542 when I get home.  So yes the Paper Pumpkin Kits inspire me to mix it up with the stamp sets I have.

*** The Trix  ***

* Use the Paper Trimmer, #152392 to cut the Calypso coral Banner in half lengthwise then flip on over for a white edge, glue together and glue to the card.

I like monochromatic colour schemes or a max of three colours together, so I altered this card by stamping a Calypso Coral vase.  ***Trix, stamp the vase image on the cut out vase, then flip it over and stamp again - voila - 2nd generation stamping and a bit of a distressed look to the image, I love it!

And last but not least, back to the traditional design, but mixed up a bit with supplies in the kit. So create your way, use the kit as inspiration and get creative, mix it up, change the colours, and have fun getting creative while on vacation :)

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