Before I begin my post about my projects, I wanted to talk about the plates of your Cut & Emboss Machine, Big Shot or whatever machine you have. People are always asking how to keep your plates from warping. A while ago I saw a video on YouTube where someone showed me the secret to this. I am sorry I do not remember the name of the person who made the video but her method works. First of all, always using the bottom plate on the bottom and the top plate on the top. Do this until your bottom starts to flake or crack. Also do not always cut in the middle of the plate. Move your dies around sometimes using the top of the plate, the bottom or the middle. The most important this is when you want to cut something, lay your plate on a flat surface and press on it with your finger. If it pushes down when doing this, then flip it and use it the other way. I am telling you this method works for me. Here is a photo of my bottom plate. As you can see, it is well used and still flat.
Now back to my regularly scheduled program!
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit from Stampin’ Up!®. Usually it is a card kit but sometimes it is a 3D project. March’s Paper Pumpkin kit was gorgeous. It coordinates with the On The Horizon Suite which is also beautiful. The kit includes everything you need to make six cards (2 each of 3 styles) including stamps, card stock, embellishments, ribbon and adhesives. They also include coordinating envelopes. The kits are geared towards a beginner stamper but a lot of experienced stampers like it too.
I made three cards as the kits explained and I am saving the rest of them to make different designs.
I think Stampin’ Up!® outdid themselves with this kit! Click HERE to order your kit today!