The hubs and I were puzzling over what to give his dad for his birthday a few weeks ago. You know how it is…they have everything they need, and buy what they want. Then my May Paper Pumpkin arrived in its cheerful red box from Stampin’ Up! And guess what was inside? A kit to make a mini-scrapbook! Perfect!
It came with chipboard covers, designer paper pages, tons of fun embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, and lots more designer paper to add wherever I wanted. Oh, and rings to bind it.
I hurried off to Costco and printed some photos, then sat down at my craft table to create. And, let me tell you, it was so much fun! I spent about an hour assembling the book, but it could have come together in half an hour if I’d been pressed for time.
Here are a few pages:
The cover, using the Woohoo single stamp that’s available only until the end of July.
The inside cover and first page. I cut some solid color cardstock to 5”x5”, to match the book, and each hooligans drew a card on the front and back. Each one’s card was followed by 4 pages of photos of that hooligan, then on to the next.
The last page was a photo of all of us at the Museum of Science and Industry, with a birthday wish added.
Then I just reversed the cover designer paper to cover the back, slipped the binder rings though the holes, and I was done!
Again, if you’re looking for a fun creative “escape” each month, I can’t recommend Paper Pumpkin highly enough. Each month, the contents have been just what I needed to thank people, wish them a happy birthday, or even as a gift. I end up with an exclusive stamp set each month, along with a Stampin’ Spot ink pad. I usually have embellishments leftover, as well, for other projects, not to mention the inspiration that I can reuse again and again.
I’m planning to make one of these for the hubs and my dad for Father’s Day, letting the kids again design some pages. For this project, it’s easy enough to cut a square of chipboard to serve as the cover (I save sheets of chipboard that are included as packaging when I buy paper or other supplies, then cut those to size).
Super fun, involves the whole family, and comes from the heart…like I said, it’s perfect! By the way, if you sign up for Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month, you’ll get that month’s Paper Pumpkin just a week or so later! And you can even try it for a month, if you’re not sure…so what are you waiting for? Go…now!