Hello stampers. Hugs From Shelli arrived yesterday and today I got to play with it. What are Hugs From Shelli? It is the name of the latest Paper Pumpkin that Shelli designed and it is a stunner. Shelli loves all things vintage and this kit reflects that. Sumptuous velvet ribbon, pretty bronze metal birds, vellum feathers and the most gorgeous cards in four different patterns. This kit has twelve cards in it!! I am on a Paper Pumpkin kick and I am really, really promoting it right now because you can still save significant money if you get a twelve month prepaid subscription before June. Why? Because in June the price is going up $3 a month. The twelve month pre-paid is always the best deal because you not only save $1 per month, you also get a month for free AND you get host benefits of $27.50. It is a win-win. Do you want to see what the cards in the kit look like?

 

Cards from the Hugs from Shelli May Paper Pumpkin

 

One thing to be careful of when making these beautiful cards is that there are three different sized labels to put on the front of the cards. I made a mistake on the “Hello Friend” card. I used the wrong size!! I didn’t feel like taking it apart but it does look better on a smaller label.

 

Here you can see all the pretty embellishments that came with the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit

 

The embellishments and elements from the kit looked so pretty laying on my table that I just had to take a picture to show you. Even the envelopes are special. I decided to use my kits to make anniversary and wedding cards for my regular Coffee and a card class on Tuesday morning. I am so happy with how they turned out. If you look closely at the anniversary card you will see that our nested label framelits coordinate perfectly.

 

Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit for May 2019

 

I want to show you closeups of all the cards that I made.

 

Beautiful colour coordination in Hugs from Shelli kit

 

I made a little mistake on this next card. I used the wrong sized label. The picture also does not capture the pretty detail in the metal bird embellishment.

 

A little mistake on this Hugs from Shelli card

 

I just love the vellum feathers in this set. The pretty peacock velvet ribbon is so beautiful in real life, this picture does not do it justice.

 

Birds and feathers from Hugs From Shelli

 

This next card I had already made a month ago at OnStage in Quebec City when we were given a sneak peek at the amazing Paper Pumpkin designed by Shelli Gardner, cofounder of Stampin’Up!. I was stamping in a room full of ladies and I didn’t do it perfectly, but it is what it is, and it is still perfectly lovely.

 

The original Hugs from Shelli card

 

Here are the closeups of my alternatives.

 

Hugs from Shelli wedding

 

This wedding card made me think of something borrowed, something blue, so I added a blue feather and some speckling in the background. Both of those images are in the Hugs from Shelli stamp set.

 

Hugs from Shelli anniversary

 

Now this is the right size label for this card but I turned it into an anniversary card and layered it with a blushing bride nested label framelit. I tied a bow using the twine provided but adding some old olive linen thread as well. My reasoning here was the quote from the Bible ” a three-fold cord is not easily broken”.

 

Hugs from Shelli vintage for the bride

 

This last card is a vintage for the bride card. I added some pearls and the polka dot tulle ribbon. The sentiment is from Special Celebrations. You could step it up a notch by adding another layer of cardstock behind the sentiment. I actually just got up to look at the card, but in real life it doesn’t look as stark or need that extra layer. I had so much fun playing with this set and am excited to share it at coffee and a card class on Tuesday. I know everyone is just going to love adding their own touch to the cards. Some people might not need wedding or anniversary cards. If not, they can make the originals or change them to suit their needs. Here is a picture of the stamp set. Even the tissue paper in this kit was different, a lovely vintage pink!

 

The beautiful stamp set included in the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Hugs from Shelli

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you live in Canada and decide that you want to get Paper Pumpkin, then you do that by clicking here. Have a super day and a great long weekend if you are in Canada. Long live the queen!

 


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