My crafting stuff is still in limbo, so I totally love that I have the Paper Pumpkin kits (and the other kits in the catalog) to use. The May Paper Pumpkin kit was specifically designed for the “manly” occasions such as Father’s Day, so I turned to that for this year’s card.
However, I didn’t want the kit as-is. I’m a crafter, right? I had limited time and brain cells to devote to the dilemma, though, so I did what I saw other demonstrators showed on their blogs — I substituted the orange corrugated paper for another designer series paper. This way, I customized my kit, but in a fast way! I opted for a sheet from the Serene Scenery designer series paper stack. I used the one with the dandelions. It was hard to tell with the paper by itself, and I bet you can hardly tell on the card.
I like how the paper has a gradient of color. Such a nice effect for a card.
Now, I can also save that corrugated for some other project… hah!
This is the time of year in which we say goodbye to products and stamps, and eagerly await the new items to show up on June 1.
The best option is to go to the Retiring Products category at my online store. You will be able to see up-to-date availability. Be patient, though! The server may be slow.
The PDF version is usually updated at the end of the day with what is available. If I get different information, I will let you know.
I just got back from the Stampin’ Up! convention (now called OnStage Live). I had a couple of swaps I made, as well as a few gifts. This is the first time I jumped right back to work, instead of relaxing (and stamping) for a couple more weeks, so hopefully I can share them with you soon. That and I need a new memory card for my camera…
I’m really excited for some of the new things coming in June, so don’t be too sad about what’s going away. Just make sure you snag what you will miss!