You Are My Anchor – Paper Pumpkin Alternate

I recently posted a sneak peek that Stampin’ Up! provided for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I thought it was cute enough but that was until I actually received my kit and starting playing with it.  Well, cute enough was an understatement…this kit is SUPER cute and so much fun!  Here’s the Stampin’ Up! video.

I usually don’t make all the cards in the kit as they’re presented but I thought each of these cute 3×3 cards along with the box to hold them were so perfect that I did make 1 set mostly just as is. I only made some small tweaks here and there.  These are my cards…

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

One notable change I made was not to tie the box closed.  I wanted to be able to open and close the box without untying it each time.

Now for my alternate card…I’m saving this card as a Father’s Day card for my husband, Steve.

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor-Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The card base is Whisper White thick card stock.  The Island Indigo anchor printed card from the Paper Pumpkin kit was cut to 3″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to the left side of the card.  Then a 1/8″ strip of Calypso Coral card stock is glued next to it.  Lastly, the Island Indigo striped card was cut into a 1/4″ strip.

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The sentiment is stamped on a label that’s also included in the kit.  It’s stamped using the Island Indigo ink spot that came with the kit. I popped the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also used dimensionals to adhere the anchor which is a die-cut included in the kit.

I think the tiny die-cut hearts are just adorable and were the perfect accent on this card.

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Using more of the striped card, I embellished the envelope flap.

This kit, like all the Paper Pumpkin kits, came with so many elements to make many more cards.  I still have a few more ideas to explore.

Also, if you are a member of my Paper Pumpkin Club and subscribe through me, you have already received tutorials for three more bonus cards and an additional 3-D project.  These projects will not appear on the blog and are sent exclusively to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

Now is the perfect time to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  There’s still two weeks left to take advantage of the special 50% off for two months promotion.  You can read all about it HERE.

If you have any questions about this promotion, please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.  Even though I’m still playing with this kit, I can’t wait to see May’s kit.  It’s always fun to find that bright orange box in my mailbox!

Thanks for starting the week off with me…have a wonderful day!


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  1. I could not agree more Rosanne! These cards are so cute just as they are! I also love your alternative! This is one time I wish I had more than one kit!

  2. Hi Rosanne, Oh Yes I did like this kit a lot too. I did not make it yet, but hopefully this week. I adore your extra card and saved it for . . . maybe my husband too!
    Have a great Monday.

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