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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Paper Popsicles Mini-kit projects

This month I worked with the September Mini-kit and 7 gypsies album addon from Paper Popsicles. Let me just say there is NOTHING mini about this kit...look at everything you get:

4 12x12 double sided sheets by Making Memories
2 12x12 flower die cut sheets by Making Memories
3 12x12 coordinating cardstock sheets
4 coordinating ribbon strips
1 12x12 packaged Heidi Swapp glossy cuts
1 package eyelet brads
2 sheets chipboard
2 pink file folders
miscellaneous coordinating flowers
7 gypsies Flower Gaffer Tape
1 scallop Bazzill 1/2 sheet

for $12.50!!!
for $7.50!!!!

Here are the projects I made:
For my first card, I used the scalloped bazzill on the front of a card. I accented the scallops by punching a circle from the remaining scraps of pattern paper and adding a dot to the center of each one. I used foam tape to adhere the butterfly, so I could score along the butterfly body to make the wings stand up.

for this card, I cut the Heidi Swapp corner in half creating a fun pattern for the card front. I complete the pattern with some black Bazzill from my stash; added some white dots with a gel pen...attached some of the yummy ribbon from the kit with the bradlets included...I also used foam tape to add the butterflies to this card as well.

for this card, I used leftover pieces of the colorful cardstock to create a pattern. I added various lengths of some of the ribbon for visual interest. I cut the title with my Cricut. I added a flower from the kit and a button/floss from my stash.

I created this layout using a piece of the 5th Avenue paper as my base. Using the gaffers tape I connected the two chipboard frames together to form one large mat for my focal photo. I added strips of red cardstock and attached some bradlets to each strip for added interest. I had to cut down the file folder to fit where I wanted it on the layout, but it worked well as a place to put my journaling. I created the flower center using a single punched circle; I then mounted it on various colors of cardstock trimming around each one until I had the look I wanted.

Finally, I took apart the 7 gypsies album and then put it back together with only enough pages for my project. I decided that I could make a desk-top calendar with the book by standing it on end. I then decorated throughout the calendar with various pieces of the 5th Avenue papers from the kit. Be sure to look at how wonderful the gaffers tape looks...LOVE this stuff!!! This is a fun quick project. (btw I created the calendar myself using tables in word and then printed them onto 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock)

This truly is a wonderful not-so-mini Mini-kit and add-on....and you can pick up yours right here at the Paper Popsicles site.


Leah said...

Everything is so cute, but I just love that colander!!

Marci Knecht said...

Fabulous projects! You've been BUSY!!! I love the calendar, that's my fave

eMeLiNe said...

THANKS for your kind words on my blog ! I really appreciate it very much ! I must tell u the calendar is a Brilliant idea and i need to learn card making skills from You !!

Cuchy said...

Fantastic Calendar. Love your projects. M.Carmen