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Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week is going well. If this is your first time stopping by little blog, please be sure to join my email list to keep up on all the scrappy news around here. I was finally able to play with the May Paper Pumpkin kit this week. When I first saw the photos of the kit, I wasn’t too impressed….until I opened it!! It is such a fun kit!!! And makes masculine cards a cinch to create! Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning when I shared my projects? If not, you can catch it on replay over on my YouTube Channel. While you are there, please be sure to give my video a thumbs up and I would love it if you subscribed to my channel.

The card bases in the kit and the add on bundle are absolutely gorgeous!! Since all of the card bases in the kit are printed on both the front and the back, I had to create fun-fold cards to use up all of the cards. Let’s take a look at my first alternate card, which is a gate fold card.

Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Boho Blue cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″
  • Belly Band in Boho Blue cardstock cut at 1 1/2″ x 11″
  • Envelope from the kit cut at 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • Card base from kit 2 cut at 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ and one at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock 2 cut at 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″

I had seen several alternate cards for this kit and one that stuck out was a gatefold. The card bases in the kit are perfect for this fold! I started by creating the card base first and trimming the card base from the kit for the layers. I attached the two layers for the front and the main piece to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. I decided that the inside layer was too pretty to cover up, so I created the two layers for the inside flaps for the sentiments.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the kit in Boho Blue ink on each side and the compass in Basic Gray.

For the Happy Birthday sentiment, I needed to mask and stamp the sentiment as the stamp itself is all on one line.

For the belly band, I trimmed the strip and folded it around the card and secured with Seal. I know it could have been a shorter strip, but I thought it strengthened it to be the full 8 1/2″ length. Then I cut the strip of the base of one of the envelopes to fit and added it to the band with Seal. Next I stamped one of the labels from the kit in Boho Blue ink and added it on the band with dimensionals. I added two of the 2023/2025 In Color dots in Pebbled Path for my bling.

And since the kit has plenty of envelopes left over, I can use one of those for my card. Let’s look at the second card.

This card is another fun-fold, actually a z-fold card with a larger panel. Here are the measurements:

  • Card base in Copper Clay cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  • Crushed Curry cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Card base from kit cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″

Again, the card base from the kit was just too pretty to use only the front! Once I cut and scored the card base and trimmed the card base, I assembled the layers with Stampin’ Seal. I added the large panels to the front of the folded back card front by adding Seal only to the back of the left side. I stamped the sentiment in Copper Clay ink, the color of this month’s ink spot, added some Seal to the back and attached a length of the Linen Thread that was included in the kit. I then added the label to the card front with dimensionals. I didn’t think the card front needed any bling, especially since there wasn’t any in the kit.

For the inside, I added the trimmed kit card base with Seal. I then stamped the label in Copper Clay ink and attached it to the inside of the card. I then attached one of the binocular die cut pieces from the kit with a couple of Mini Glue Dots.

When I get ready to send the card out, I will add a white layer on the inside of the folded flap that is hidden by the front layers. I just love how both of these cards turned out!! Now let’s look at the 2-page layout I created.

Here are the measurements:

  • Base layers in 12″ x 12″ Basic White cardstock
  • Copper Clay cardstock strips 4 cut at 1 1/4″ x 12″
  • Boho Blue cardstock strips, 1 cut at 4 1/4″ x 12″ and 1 cut at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″
  • 2 Add-on card bases for kit cut at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Wild Wheat cardstock strips 1 cut at 1″ x 6″
  • Photo mats in Pebbled Path cardstock, 3 cut at 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ and 3 cut at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″

Once I found a sketch that I liked, I assembled my layout. I did stamp the bottom strips of Copper Clay with the boot from the kit stamp set in Copper Clay ink before I added them to the bases. Once all of the layers were attached, I added my photos to the mats and added them. I wanted my title to have dimension, so I added a sheet of the dimensional adhesive to a scrap of Night of Navy cardstock and die cut my title with the Alphabet Ala Mode die set. I stamped one of the sentiments in Copper Clay ink on one of the labels and then added some Seal to the back and attached a strip of the Pebbled Path ribbon that I had sitting on my desk and attached it to the layout with dimensionals. Added a few of the In Color Dots and one of the stickers that was in the kit (free gift this month) and called it done.

See? I told you this was a fun kit! Just think of all the camping pictures you have that need to be scrapped! I hope I was able to inspire you with my creations today. If you would like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, June is a good month to do so. Next month’s kit is going to coordinate with the Countryside Inn Suite of products and has an adorable little die set add on, that as of the writing of this post were still available.

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Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you have a great rest of your week. Be sure to take some time for yourself to play – you’ll be happy you did!!

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