Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Paper Pumpkin To You & Yours alternative cards

card 1
This is from November 2018 My Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up called To You and Yours.  I was not a fan of the two designs in the kit so it sat in a pile in my craft room until now.  I love the stamps in the set and have been using them since the set arrived but lacked some inspiration what to do with the kit.  The original kit cost $19.99 + s/h, making the cards around $2 each.
card 2

card 4

card 3

card 6 - scraps
card 5

I spread the entire kit across the table, then started looking at Pinterest to find some ideas on how to make the most of the set.  I chose 5 cards that used most of the set and used scraps to make a 6th design.  I made 5 of each card for a total of 30 cards from the original kit of 10, by only adding a pack of ivory card bases from Hobby Lobby that came in a pack of 50 for $6.99.  You can frequently find it 50% off and I keep many on hand.  I have a few scraps left and one of each label, as well as the ribbon.  The card base that was included in the kit was kraft.  I trimmed 1/4" off the long side, then cut each short end at 3 3/4", leaving a half inch piece in the middle with the score line as my scrap.  I cut those apart on the score line and used them for some of my labels on one of the cards and strips for the last card.  Cards 1,2,3 and 5 all use the original card bases.  Cards 4 and 6 feature the liner from the envelopes included in the kit.  I opened the envelope and the inside was a perfect 5 1/4"x3 3/4" mat layer.  I also used the coordinating Garden Green and Soft Suede ink spots from prior kits on cards 3 and 4.  The last touch, was stamping all the envelopes with the bough stamps in Garden Green ink to match the cards.  By the time I was done, the 30 cards cost less than .80 each.  What a bargain to stretch the kit and get the most from your money. 
Thanks for looking!  April