Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today we played with the April Paper Pumpkin kit. Have you played with yours yet? It is sooooo stinking cute!! Were you able to watch my Facebook Live? If not, you can watch the replay on my YouTube Channel here. While you’re there, if you could please like and share my video, I would be so grateful! And please subscribe if you haven’t done so yet. I had so much fun creating these two cards!
Aren’t they cute? Let’s take a look at card 1:
Here are the measurements for this card:
- Card base in Early Espresso cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Ice Cream Corner DSP cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Very Vanilla cardstock die cut measures about 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
For those that don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is, it is the monthly crafting subscription from Stampin’ Up! and this month’s kit is called So Cool. It is all about cool treats with shaped card bases and coordinates with the Ice Cream Suite of products in the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The kit was made to create with kids, but let’s face it, we’re all kids at heart! So I started by taking the watermelon slice card base and cutting it up to create slices. I think watermelon has to be one of my all time favorite summer fruits! I chose the piece of DSP from the kit and trimmed it to fit my card base. I added some of the Faux Suede Trim and then attached it to the card base. Next I die cut the front panel using the upcoming Scalloped Contour Dies that will be available on Tuesday, May 4th when the new 2021/2022 Annual Catalog goes live. I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Early Espresso ink and then added it to the card front with dimensionals. Next I added the watermelon slices, also with dimensionals, and then colored them with Wink of Stella. I tied a small bow in the trim and added it with a Mini Glue dot. By adding just a strip of the trim to the DSP, and then adding your bow or knot later, you can place them right where you want to.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and the watermelon from the Paper Pumpkin kit, both in Early Espresso. Then I colored the slice with the Terracotta Tile and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Markers. We have colored so much with our Stampin’ Blends, that we forget about these markers. While they don’t blend as well as the alcohol markers, they still work beautifully for small images!
For the envelope, I stamped the watermelon again and colored it the markers and then added the sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin kit.
I thought it looked so cute!! Now for card 2, which is not only a slimline card, but also a gift card holder.
Here are the measurements for this card:
- Card base in Early Espresso cut at 8 1/2″ x 7″, scored at 3 1/2″
- Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 3 3/8″ x 8 3/8″ and 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ for the inside
- Granny Apple Green cardstock cut at 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″
- Ice Cream Corner DSP 2 cut at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
I don’t know about you, but I have never seen a kiwi popsicle, but if there is such a thing, I bet it’s good!! lol This popsicle is another shaped card that I cut in half. I took out a scrap piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut it to the measurements. I then took the little spots image and stamped it randomly on the upper portion of the Granny Apple Green layer. I attached a piece of the DSP, that was also a scrap, and then added some more of the trim. When I started to attach it to the card base, I thought it was too dark, so I grabbed another scrap of Very Vanilla to layer underneath it, and then attached them all to the card front. I stamped the sentiment from the kit on one of the labels that are included in the kit and added it to the card front with dimensionals. Then I added some rhinestones to give it some bling.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiments, my favorite from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set, treat yourself, and other from the kit, both in Early Espresso. Then, I took the other piece of DSP and punched a thumb notch with a retired 1″ circle punch. I added some adhesive just at the edges on the sides and the bottom of the layer and glued it to the Very Vanilla layer, and then both to the inside of the card.
So what do you think? I really like how they both turned out!! If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, you can head over here to subscribe. If you already have the kit, the refill is available now. It is Item 157092, but don’t wait, they tend to sell out fairly quickly. The kit that is coming in June is called Batter Up! and will be perfect for all those baseball lovers in your life!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and if you need to stock up on any of your supplies, you can head over to my online store to shop here. The Host Code to use is 4SJSAHNH. I hope you have a great rest of your Thursday!