If you enjoy making crafts and greeting cards, but don't have a lot of free time, Paper Pumpkin would be great for you then. The projects (which are mostly greeting cards, but occasionally a different sort of paper craft) are easy to make in a short amount of time, but look like you spent a considerable amount of time creating them.
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft subscription box. It’s a fully designed project kit that can be fun for any level crafter. Each kit includes stamps, ink, and paper – everything ready to go. They’ll surprise you with fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more. For those who are just starting out, the project has step-by-step instructions on how to create the project just the way it is shown; but for those who want more of a creative experience, they have the opportunity to take the components and create their own unique project.
Cost: $19.95/month (US) & $24.95/month (Canada) – Shipping included.
June's project is "Banner Surprise" and includes supplies for 6 banner cards and envelopes.
You can follow the written step-by-step instructions or watch the video instructions.
The kit includes:
- photopolymer stamp set
- Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Spot Ink
- Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Spot Ink
- 6 printed card bases
- 6 mint bags/envelopes
- 35 triangular cello bags
- 3 sheets of die-cut circles
- 2 sheets of gold foil stickers
- 1 bag of assorted sequins
- 4 yds of washi tape
- 8 yds of white baker’s twine
At first I thought we were making banners, but they're actually little banners that you wrap around the greeting card. The cards are very cute and unique. There are a few different ways to make the cards, but you can always free-style and just do whatever you want.
The only thing I didn't like about this project was the sequins. Because of the static electricity they kept sticking to my fingers and it was a bit of a mess to deal with. If you're a long-time subscriber you will have accumulated quite the collection of stamps and ink pads, so you can get even more creative with your projects each month by using other stamps from your previous kits.
What do you think of Paper Pumpkin?