The last couple of months though, I have been getting together with friends to work on the kit (so much more fun!). In doing so, I have been able to finish a couple of the MPP kits. I do the projects exactly how they are described in the instructions - no thinking outside the box.
But there is so much left over! You are almost forced to create!
It is at this time I consult my Pinterest boards to see what other people have done with their leftover supplies.
The January MPP kit "All Shook Up" is a prime example of this. We made all nine cards that the kit intended to make, but there was so much left over and I couldn't throw it away!
I followed some examples that I saw and wanted to share them with you to show you that you really do get a lot for your money with these monthly kits!
In a previous post I showed you a few of the nine cards you could make with the "All Shook Up" kit:
Here's what I did with the leftover pieces from which the "confetti" stars were punched:
This set will make it cute gift for someone after I include envelopes (perhaps lined with the metallic foil paper like I used on the cards ) and put it in a pretty package!
The following sample was shown on the Stampin' Up! blog. I just made my own:
Here is a similar card, but this time I used a new trick with heart punches (that I will explain in a different post):
The greeting stamps included in this kit are so versatile. I'm sure I will get a lot of use out of them.
And finally, another card using the star punch-out strips, one of the stamps, and some of the sequins from the kit:
Wow! Believe it or not, I still have more "leftovers" sitting on my stamp room desk! I put them aside for a rainy (or snowy day). Next week we are getting together to do the January kit, which is little Valentine packages - I can't wait!
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