Thanks a Latte Paper Pumpkin Kit
I make most of my Christmas gifts for family and friends. By the time Christmas rolls around I am usually all crafted out. Yesterday I tossed around starting a Winter theme album, but decided I needed to get to work on the various kits I have purchased and not finished. The Paper Pumpkin packaging is generic without any reference to which kit is inside. I picked one at random, it is called Thanks a Latte. I started out with the noble idea of using ONLY the materials provided in the kit. However, before I started I could tell I was going to have to go to my craft room and snag some additional materials. You get two inks in the kit, Early Espresso and Cucumber Crush. I really did not care for the harsh tones of the Early Espresso ink, so went and got a matching grey Memento ink London Fog. I also grabbed an Orange Memento ink called Tangelo and the Tuxedo Black. The kit is pretty complete other than the ink choices but I grabbed a couple of green washi tapes, Calico Studio pads, some cream lace and saw a couple of orange mini lily paper flowers I had made that might be nice. I like to vary my designs. I am easily bored by repetition. As I got deeper into making these, perhaps number four or so, I showed my husband and he complained about the steam. He wanted me to make it popped up like the cup. That got me to thinking, I remember buying a Carta Bella penguin/cocoa with steam stamp and die set. I really liked this steam effect alot so altered a couple of the first ones and used them on the remainder. Overall I really like the set and all you can do with it. If you find yourself stuck without ideas and know you need to make some cards to have on hand, I do highly recommend Stampin Up's Paper Pumpkin subscription service. I had a very relaxing craft day!
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