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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Sunshine & Smiles #5

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. I couldn't resist making another rain shaker card.

I've shared one before that represented snow on a past Paper Pumpkin alternative, and I showed how to make this type of card, which was inspired by Laura Dovalo. I used floss threaders to string clear seed beads onto nylon thread (affiliate links). There are additional tips on this video:

Here's a look at the mechanics of the card:

Because the window opening has irregular edges, I varied the number of beads on each section of thread so that they'd remain hidden by the window panel. In the final card, there's a double layer of foam adhesive to give enough depth for the beads to move freely.

I stamped a sun on the back of the envelope and fussy-cut one out for the back of the card. I used one of the Layering Diorama dies to create a message panel on the back--any size would do, depending on how much space you'd like.

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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