22 September 2015

Paper Pumpkin (September 2015) Alternatives

These days it seems that more and more companies are offering monthly subscription services or products. Movies, shows, makeup, sample products, food, beer, etc. The list truly does go on. Well, the geniuses behind the craft companies concocted a scheme to rock both our worlds and our wallets. I could go broke with all of the monthly craft subscriptions I'd love to get!! After careful consideration and tons of research, I selected two monthly kits/boxes from which to subscribe: Simon Says Stamp & Paper Pumpkin.

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit was only my SECOND EVER (same for SSS!). Yes, I am new to it, yes I am in love with it, but I can totally see how customers might be disappointed in the kits sometimes. I get it- truly you can't please everybody; not everyone is going to want to make treats or pie slices or projects, etc. Not everyone bakes. Not everyone hands out treats. Many, if not most, are almost wishing that these were purely card kits. I know I can count myself among them. I got my friend all excited about these kits and she took advantage of the promotion they had (first two boxes to new subscribers are 50% off). When her kit arrived, I could sense her disappointment. I was disappointed by extension. I thought she knew that you could improvise! Once she realized this, though, our brains immediately started spouting out alternative ideas for what can be done with the contents of this month's PP box!

On the Facebook group "Paper Pumpkin Fan Club" you can find numerous ideas for what else to do with the kit. People are making witches brooms, cards, centerpieces, silverware holders, you name it!

Well, I've made two cards and would like to share them with you all. I hope that you enjoy them and that you get inspired to think outside the PP Box! ^_^ The amazing thing about Stampin' Up's Paper Pumpkin box is that, even though it comes with guidelines and specific shapes/pieces, there are no rules!

1 comment:

  1. I just repinned your fringe card! I didn't realize you had a blog! I will be following you!