Project Thursday - March Paper Pumpkin

     Happy Thursday everyone and welcome to Project Thursday here at Stampin' Julie. Today I will be showcasing the new March Paper Pumpkin kit. This month Paper Pumpkin celebrated it's 3rd anniversary and it's one millionth box.
To show for this our boxes were decked out in a beautiful Stampin' Up! blue called Bermuda Bay. And as a special Thank You to all it's subscribers next month in the April box we will be getting a free stamp set. So if you are not signed up with Paper Pumpkin you can do so through me here. You need to do it by the 10th of April in order to receive the April kit with the free stamps. So what are we waiting for...lets move on to this month's kit!
     So to start I took several pictures of the various
steps to putting this kit together per the instructions. Then I took some pictures of an alternative way of putting it together. First, we have a picture of the contents of the kit. If you have not received a kit before your first kit will also come with a welcome note and a clear block for you to use on all your kits as you get them. 
     Next, I took everything out of the kit and spread it out to see what I have. The step by step instructions are on back of the cover sheet. This kit is called Pocketful of Cheer. It is two different types of gift card holders. Great idea for Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduations that are coming up. I started with the larger of the two gift card holders. These are always easy things to put together. Great for a beginner stamper or crafter that wants to get into crafting or stamping

as a hobby. And these kits would make great gifts too. I first did the stamping on the white square as illustrated, then I put the two banner flags behind the white square and placed it onto the floral one with the adhesive dots provided. You get everything you need to make your items, that includes adhesive. If you do decide to do your own thing and change them up a bit like I did, you may need more adhesive. And a lot of the time they do give you more of some things so you can
change it up a bit, like in this kit we got more

enamel pearls and a couple extra tags. Next, I placed the whole thing onto the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it the popped up look. Then I added the pearls and the twine bow where indicated and started on the envelope. I added adhesive strips onto the gift card
holder and placed it into the envelope. Place your gift card in now or do as I did and decorate the other side of the envelope. Place the card you made inside and fold up the sides and top and bottom of the envelope. Next, if you have placed a
gift card in it you will place the sticky floral banner strip onto the envelope and then the Bermuda Bay banner strip on top and then stamp a sticky tag with a heart and placed it onto the banners to keep the envelope closed. If you
don't put a gift card into it right away you can either do as I did and decorate the other side or just keep everything until you do use it. And presto you have a cute gift card holder and card to give to someone!

     Next we have the smaller gift card holder to make. First, we stamp the front of the smaller card and circle tags with the holes with the stamp of
our choice. Stampin' Up! usually gives us more then one stamp to use. In this kit we got five sentiments to use on the front of our cards. We then place adhesive strips onto the gift card envelope and fold it into place. Place your
gift card in along with your little card. Fold the envelope up and place the belly band around the envelope using an adhesive dot. Next, wrap some twine around the whole thing, add the tag and tie into a bow. And you are done with your second
gift card holder! You get enough supplies to make four of each type of gift card holder so you will have plenty around for any special occasion. Here is a picture of the alternative I made to the
first gift card holder using only the items from the kit. I placed the gift card holder in the card instead of the envelope this time and folded the envelope the other way so the floral was on the outside. Your mind is 
unlimited on
what you could do with this. Pintrest usually also has many alternatives to do as well. 

     Well, thank you so much for coming to my blog today. Sorry it is a day late but life got a little in the way. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at scrapnmom@live.com. And remember that if you want in on the free stamp set in next months Paper Pumpkin you need to subscribe by April 10th. You can do so here. It only costs $19.95 with shipping included and you can cancel at anytime but I am sure once you get your hands on it you are going to love it. It just makes you feel better to do something creative! Also you can place an order to Stampin' Up! on my site anytime 24/7 here. Please just make sure that it shows me, Julie Kight, as your demonstrator. Thanks again so much for coming and I hope you have a great day!

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