Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! How’s your week going? For those in Florida, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you! Today we are playing with the September Paper Pumpkin kit. Such a cute treat giving kit! But you know me, gotta change it up!!! Were you able to catch my Facebook Live this morning while we were playing? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you are there, I would love it if you could give my video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you aren’t a subscriber already.
I really had fun creating these projects! Let’s look at card 1:
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Basic Black cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Basic White cardstock 1 cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 1 at 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
- 2021/2023 In Color DSP in Fresh Freesia cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and 1″ x 3 3/4″ for the inside
- Basic Black scrap cut at 2 1/4″ x 3″
- Kit layer cut at 2 1/4″ x 3″
When I saw the spider web layer in the kit, I knew I wanted to add that to a card, but I didn’t like the white; so I changed it up! I trimmed it down so I had just the spider web. Then I grabbed the bottle of silver form the Pearlized Enamel Effects pack in the July-Dec Mini Catalog and added it to the web with a sponge dauber. Definitely use the Silicone Craft Sheet for this as it gets messy. It also takes awhile to dry, which is why I had a second one ready to go in the video. After it dried, I added some Wink of Stella to it so it would really shimmer. Once that was dry, it added the piece of black to the back of it. Next I created the card front by layering the DSP to the white and then both to the card front with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. I added the web layer to the front with black dimensionals and then the spider on top with 2 mini black dimensionals. I had the stitched rectangle die cut left over from another project, so I stamped the sentiment on that in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and added it with more black dimensionals. I then sprinkled on some of the black star embellishments for my bling.
For the inside, I added the leftover strip of DSP from the card front layer to the bottom of the white layer and then stamped my sentiment in Memento. I stamped the spider and then the web on the DSP layer. Since those star embellishments are flat, they are the perfect touch for the inside of the card too.
And the final scrap of that one sheet of DSP was perfect to add to the envelope!
The perfect non-traditional colored Halloween card! 😉 Now let’s look at the second card, which is a fun-fold card.
Here are the measurements:
- Orchid Oasis cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 10 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 4 3/4″, 5 1/4″, 5 3/4″ and 6 1/4″
- Kit layer cut to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
- Basic Black cardstock cut at 3″ x 3″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
- Basic White cardstock cut at 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside
- Window Sheet cut at 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
This is not only a fun-fold, but has a surprise pop up in the center. After cutting and scoring the card base, you want to fold the score lines to create a “W”. Then you add Tear and Tape adhesive, which was included in the kit, to create the fold. Be sure to watch the video here as I forgot to take a picture of this step. Once I had the the Tear and Tape on the folds, I took off the backing and glued them shut, just leaving the middle open. I added some adhesive to the back of the kit layer, wrapped a piece of black baker’s twine around it and then glued it to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Orchid Oasis (the ink spot in the kit) and added the bats in Memento ink on the white square that I had trimmed and added the stitching with a die from the Stitched with Whimsy dies. I attached the square to the black with Stampin’ Seal adhesive, added it all to teh card front with Black Dimensionals and sprinkled on some of the black stars.
So far it’s looking like a basic card….which it is not! When I layered all on the card front, I attached it so that it opened from the top. This where the surprise will come into play. Trust me! lol I took my Basic Black layer and stamped some of the stars in Versa Mark ink and the sun image (which is now a moon image) from the Paradise Palms stamp set, also in Versa Mark ink. I then sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heat embossed it. For the moon, I added a little bit of Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker to give it an eerie glow. I then added that to inside top of the card. Next I took those pieces of Window Sheet and attached 2 of the ghosts and one of the spiders with Mini Glue Dots. I added a strip of the Tear and Tape to the inside fold of the card on each side, removed the paper backing and set in the my die cuts. I closed it up so that the sides adhered the fold together and make the die cuts pop up when you open the card. Next added the strip of the kit layer to the bottom of the white layer and stamped the sentiment in Memento ink. I attached it to the bottom of the inside of the card and this is how it looks when you open the card:
Isn’t that a fun card?? It takes a little bit to put it together, but the end result is oh so worth it!! And for the envelope, I just stamped the ghost in Orchid Oasis on the front.
Now let’s look at the layout. I don’t normally create scrapbook layouts without pictures, but after going through a couple of boxes of pictures (that need to be organized and scrapped!), apparently Halloween pictures weren’t big on the agenda. Now that’s just sad! So I created this with the thought that I will add pictures of Charlie when he goes trick or treating this year!
Here are the measurements:
- Basic Black 12″ x 12″ (Yay!! Thank you SU! for bringing it back!!!)
- 2022/2024 In Color 12″ x 12″ in Orchid Oasis
- Basic White cut at 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
- Pumpkin Pie cut at 3 1/4″ x 10 1/2″
- Orchid Oasis strips 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
- Kit box layers attached to create 3″ x 10 1/2″
Everything except the ghost is attached with Stampin’ Seal, which I added with dimensionals. To create the kit layer, I was able to use up the two pieces left from trimming the layers for my card and attached them together at the seam where it starts to make the point for the box. I layered it on the Pumpkin Pie layer and then took one of the leftover pieces of Orchid Oasis from creating my card bases, trimmed it in half and added them to each side of the layer. Great way to use up those scraps!! I just love how this layout turned out!!!
Now if you aren’t a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin yet, you may want to by October 10th because it’s going to be a really cute Christmas kit! You’ll be able to create 9 cards, but I’m sure you’ll be able to create more. You can subscribe here. Just look how cute the box is!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I inspired you today. If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would love to help you out. You can shop here at my online store or just reach out to me any time. Have a great Thursday!