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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Sunshine & Smiles #4

Paper Pumpkin is Stampin' Up's monthly subscription box. February's "Sunshine & Smiles” kit contained supplies for 9 cards--3 each of 3 different designs. Kits always include an exclusive stamp set, a mini ink cube, embellishments, and adhesives.

The intended projects are always fun, but I love to find different ways to use the kits and show their versatility. This time, I added the coordinating Rain or Shine suite.

This is a playset that folds down flat and pops up, ready for all kinds of adventures! You can add props and even change the backdrop! The cute animals in the kit and in the Rain or Shine suite are perfect for pretend play.

Take a look if you'd like to make one:


-Kit cardbase

  • 5-1/2" (W) x 4-1/4" (H)

-Pear Pizzazz cardstock

  • 5-1/2" (W) x 4-1/2" (H), scored at 1/2", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", 3", and 3-1/2" along the short side

-Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper

  • 5-1/2" (W) x 7-1/4" (H), scored at 1/2", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", and 3" along the long side

  • 5-1/2" (W) x 4-1/4" (H)

-Basic White cardstock (optional)

  • 4-3/4" (W) x 3-1/2" (H)

The pond was cut from Rain or Shine Designer Series Paper using the 4th largest of the Layering Diorama dies. The lily pads are actually cloud shapes from the Playing in the Rain die set, cut from Old Olive cardstock.

I cut 2 tree stumps from Soft Suede cardstock and created a simple box support to go in between them:

-Soft Suede cardstock

  • 3-1/4" (W) x 3/4" (H), scored at 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 2", 2-1/4", and 2-1/2" along the long side

Two bridge die cuts were adhered back-to-back and sandwiched in between a base that allows them to stand up. They bridge was decorated with Pear Pizzazz grass die cuts and Loose Daisy embellishments. For the base of the bridge:

-Pear Pizzazz cardstock

  • TWO 3" (W) x 3/4" (H), scored at 1/8" along the short side

March 10th is the last day to sign up for next month’s kit, called Ten Years of Growth. This kit makes 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. We'll get a Polished Pink mini ink cube! This is Paper Pumpkin's 10th anniversary, and they're including the bonus stamp set shown below. If you‘re in the U.S. and would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me, I’ll send you a handmade thank you card, and I’ll be sure to let you know when I post new ideas!


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