Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope you week is going well. It’s the last Thursday of the month and that means it’s time to play with Paper Pumpkin. Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. And be sure to subscribe while you’re there!! I have to say that although this kit may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I had fun with it. First I want to show you the scrap page I created with the kit.
Here are the measurements for my page:
- Beauty of the Earth DSP 12 x 12
- Mossy Meadow cardstock cut at 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″
I love how this kit goes with so many different elements in the Annual Catalog! I chose to use a sheet from the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack, which is on sale, and the Campology stamp set. My pictures are all 4″ x 4″ and chose to cut the card down to create a large embellishment. I love how this turned out!
Now for my cards. You just knew I was going to cut my card bases apart, right?!? These cards are actually tri-fold cards to create depth with two of the layers printed. I was able to use the entire card for each of my cards. Let’s start with card 1.
After I created this shaker card I saw someone else had created one too. Great minds think alike!! lol Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Shaded Spruce cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Card base from kit – the two pinted layers cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the white section cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside layer
- Window Sheet cut at 3 7/8″ x 4 1/4″
Just a hint here….after the card base is trimmed, you should stamp your fireflies on it before you create the shaker card. I didn’t, but it didn’t turn out too bad. So to create the shaker card, I used Tear & Tape to attach the window sheet to the backof the front layer of the card front. Next I added some of the Foam Strips at all the edges to create a well. Next I sprinkled in some of the Sequins for Everything and then attached the second printed layer on top. I added some more Tear & Tape to the back and attached it to the card base. Next I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin kit on the label, also from the kit, and then added it to the card front with dimensionals.To give the lantern some added shimmer, I colored it with some Wink of Stella and also added some of the sequins from the kit.
For the inside, I stamped the lantern from the Campology stamp set in Garden Green, which is the color of the ink spot, but stamped off first. I also used the sentiment from the Campology set and then glued it to the inside.
The kits come with the cutest envelopes, so they’re already decorated. Now on to Card 2:
Here are the measurements for this card:
- Card base in Mint Macaron cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Misty Moonlight cardstock cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
- Kit card base cut 2 at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
I love the fact that I can use the entire card base in this kit for my alternates, but then, I usually do….can’t waste any cardstock!!! 😉 I used the Campology stamp set for this one too by stamping the tent in Garden Green ink on a scrap of Mint Macaron. I tried using a scrap of the Garden Green, but it just made the tent too dark. I then used my Snips to fussy cut the tent out and made sure to leave a little tail at the bottom to attach it to the back of the front layer. I then stamped the light green die cut tree with the needles image in Garden Green ink and attached it to the second printed layer with dimensionals. I then added some dimensionals to the back of the front layer and added it to the second layer to create the entire dimensional look. I attached it to the Misty Moonlight layer and then all to the card front. I then then stamped the sentiment from the PP kit on the label from the kit and added it with even more dimensionals. That’s a lot of dimensionals!! lol And let’s not forget to add some of those gorgeous sequins!
For the inside I stamped the solid tree in Mint Macaron, stamping off first (hint: stamp your envelope first, then the inside layer for the stamping off) and the needles image in Garden Green, stamping off again. I stamped the sentiment from the Campology stamp set in Garden Green and then attached it to the inside of the card.
I know I said the envelopes were gorgeous enough that you didn’t need to decorate them, but I just couldn’t help myself! Here’s a look at the envelope:
Isn’t that a fun kit?!? Especially for those that love the great outdoors!! Thank you so much stopping by. If there’s anything in today’s projects you would like to order, just head over to my online store here. The Host Code for July is 7FJGQHY9 and I will be closing it out on Sunday. If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get next month’s kit, just head over here to subscribe. Next month’s kit is going to be a gorgeous kit. It was created by Stampin’ Up! Co-Founder. Here’s a little bit about the next kit:
About this kit:
Created from the heart and soul of our cofounder, Shelli, the special-edition, globally released Hope
Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us of why life is precious. Collect treats and trinkets that represent
what hope means to you in your Hope Box and keep it for self-inspiration or share it with a friend!
• Contains enough supplies to create nine cards
and coordinating envelopes.
• Comes with a Classic Stampin’ Spot and an
exclusive stamp set.
• The box is designed to be a keepsake box—
keep mementos of cherished memories or
reminders of what’s yet to come.
• Includes uplifting sentiments that promotes
emotional connection and growing friendships.
• Features an empowering color palette with
these coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay,
Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo,
Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade.
Thank you again and I hope you have a great Thursday!!