Category Archives: Paper Pumpkin

Fun with the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin

I’ve completed a few Paper Pumpkins while my From the Heart series was posting. Another type of Paper Pumpkin that I put off is one with 3″ x 3″ cards, I don’t ever use them so here they are made into standard sized cards. I even used up some more of the sequins I had left over from Tuesday’s cards. The strips on the cards are 1 1/2″ or 2″ wide. I wasn’t thinking about how many cards I would create when I cut the first piece of paper. This is the honeycomb sheet from the Sale-a-Bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that is unfortunately sold-out.

I inked two of the strips with a sponge and four with a mix of alcohol and re-inker in a spritzer. I think I like how the spritzer comes closer to the heart color.

I misplaced one of the Rocco Rose hearts when I was making the first cards so it got a special version all it’s own. ūüôā

Here is my version that you can make even if you didn’t get the Paper Pumpkin kit.

I punched the heart out of Shimmery White cardstock and sprayed with the Rocco Rose/Alcohol mixture. The sentiment is from the Little Ladybugs Sale-a-Bration host set and I layered it with Crushed Curry using the Layered Circle dies. The Mint Macaron is stamped with Versamark and the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp (of course). The strip is from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series paper and then the front of the card is embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. You actually could do the bees too but I didn’t get the Honey Bee Bundle.

Supplies:

152384Little Ladybug Stamp Set 
151612Breathtaking Bouquet Cling Stamp
1496583D Embossing Folder Plate
151474Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
141705Layering Circles Dies
151292Heart Punch Pack
149500Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Paper
131199Crushed Curry 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
138337Mint Macaron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
150089Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
101910Shimmery White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147106Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
102283Versamark Stamp Pad
148561Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
126185Stampin’ Spritzers
146276Stamparatus
144107Take Your Pick Tool
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals

01.01.20_SAB_CMAIN_US 12-01-19_cbanner_jj_mc_na 10-22-19_happening_now_paper_trimmer_eng.jpg CM100100B 06-01-19_banner_ac_launch_na

Fun with the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin

Okay, I admit, I get behind on my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. *gasp* I especially get behind when the kit is a treat kit and not a standard card kit. My fun with Paper Pumpkin is creating them exactly as directed because it’s relaxing but the treat kits require more thought. I took the August 2019 kit and made cards from it trying to use every single piece. I also made a version of the last card using current Stampin’ Up! products so you can recreate it.

For the first two cards, I made the tags as directed then added them to a piece of embossed cardstock and a cardbase. (The sentiment is from the retired Butterfly Basics stamp set.)

These next two cards are basically the same except I ran out of the Crumb Cake leaves and had to use the die cut from the Animal Friends dies. I die cut the Whisper White cardstock using the biggest Stitched Shapes circle die and stamped it with a stamp from the kit. My banner is a 2″ piece of Pretty Peacock that I punched with the Banner Triple punch.

Here’s where I took a turn. The kit came with these small labels that didn’t have a purpose so I used them with some of the other leftover pieces to create this card. I did have to pull out the leaf punch to fill in for the die cut in the kit.

And if you didn’t have the kit, you can make this card with current Stampin’ Up! products. I die cut the leaf and inked it with Crushed Curry and Merry Merlot.

Supplies:

143726Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
143751Seasonal Layers Dies
146823Animal Friends Dies
1496583D Embossing Folder Plate
151503Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
144667Leaf Punch
138292Banner Triple Punch
120953Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
146979Merry Merlot 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
150880Pretty Peacock 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
145372Stitched Shapes Dies
147112Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad
147087Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
146282Metallic Pearls
133773Sponge Daubers
101856Vellum 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
149444Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
110755Multipurpose Liquid Glue
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals
103683Mini Glue Dots

01.01.20_SAB_CMAIN_US 12-01-19_cbanner_jj_mc_na 10-22-19_happening_now_paper_trimmer_eng.jpg CM100100B 06-01-19_banner_ac_launch_na

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin January 2020 I'll Bee Yours

Paper Pumpkin I’ll Bee Yours

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail every month.¬† Sometimes it may take a while before I have a chance to play with it but this month I opened it right away.¬† I personally don’t use 3″ x 3″ cards often so I like to change them into my regular size of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.¬† This kit also coordinates with the new heart punch pack in the mini catalog that I’ve been busy making cards with for Demos Galore.¬† The ink and stamps came with the full kit which is no longer available but the twine and dimensionals are part of the refill.

Here are my alternates:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin January 2020 I'll Bee Yours

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin January 2020 I'll Bee Yours

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin January 2020 I'll Bee Yours

Supplies:

153628 I’ll Bee Yours Refill Kit
151292 Heart Punch Pack
151474 Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
149658 3D Embossing Folder Plate
147106 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
146986 Highland Heather 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
138337 Mint Macaron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
150882 Rococo Rose 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
124262 Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine

01-03-20_header_pp_feb.jpg

01.01.20_SAB_CMAIN_US

12-01-19_cbanner_jj_mc_na

10-22-19_happening_now_paper_trimmer_eng.jpg

CM100100B

06-01-19_banner_ac_launch_na

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin November 2019

Winter Gifts Paper Pumpkin

I love getting my Paper Pumpkin box every month, the latest was for tags.¬† I save most of my Christmas tags and reuse them each year so I don’t always have a use for them.¬† I decided to take these gorgeous tags and make some cards out of them.

To see the Paper Pumpkin kit, check out this YouTube video:

Here are the tags I made according to the directions:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin November 2019

Here are the cards I made using the tags:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin November 2019

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin November 2019

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin November 2019

img_6507_watermark3

Supplies:

150444 Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper
150393 Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper
149596 Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper
149658 3D Embossing Folder Plate
150645 Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder
151801 Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder
148551 Stitched Rectangles Dies
122924 Pool Party 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
102482 Real Red 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
146981 Shaded Spruce 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
148752 Crackle Paint Cling Stamp Set

10-01-19_dbanner_onlinex_na

12-01-19_banner_paperpumpkin_dec_na.jpg

CM100100B.jpg

10-22-19_happening_now_paper_trimmer_eng.jpg

09-04-19_banner_hc_launch_us.jpg

CM100100B

06-01-19_banner_ac_launch_na

Another Paper Pumpkin Card

Happy Independence Day to everyone in the USA!

Yesterday was my son’s birthday and I used some of the leftovers from my June 2019 Paper Pumpkin to create a card for him.

The Crumb Cake base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and cut off 2 3/4″ from one end because that’s what you use for the focal point image.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin June 2019

It’s hard not to make extra cards from Paper Pumpkin kits, I mean look at everything I had left over after making the cards.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin June 2019

Supplies:

120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
100702 Old Olive 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
147097 Coastal Cabanna Classic Stampin’ Pad
147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
141337 Stamping Sponges
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

06-01-19_banner_ac_launch_na

06-11-19_banner_on_my_mind.jpg

07-01-19_bonus-days_demo_happening-now_en.jpg

07-01-19_banner_extraextra_na.jpg

CM100100B

A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin Kit

I really love getting Paper Pumpkin kits in the mail every month.¬† Even if I don’t exactly like the designed project, I can come up with alternate ways to use the items.¬† Not to mention the abundance of leftover pieces to keep creating with.

I think the cards in the June 2019 kit are adorable, just too small.¬† I haven’t broken out of my comfort zone enough to hand cards to random people so I changed the mini cards to regular size cards.¬† I only added Crumb Cake cardstock, Crumb Cake ink, sponges, and Vellum Cardstock.¬† I inked all the edges using the Crumb Cake ink.

Here are the cards made as directed:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up

And here are the cards I was inspired to make based on ideas I saw on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook Group:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin June 2019

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin June 2019

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin June 2019

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin June 2019

Supplies:

120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
101856 Vellum 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
147097 Coastal Cabanna Classic Stampin’ Pad
147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
141337 Stamping Sponges

06-01-19_banner_ac_launch_na

06-11-19_banner_on_my_mind.jpg

07-01-19_bonus-days_demo_happening-now_en.jpg

07-01-19_banner_extraextra_na.jpg

CM100100B

Stamp-a-Stack Card 4

I didn’t use a specific stamp set for this card, instead I used sentiments from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin and Floral Phrases stamp sets.¬† I love the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper and the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper (DSP).¬† I’m down to just a few bits left over in both. ¬†Thanks to Susan Campfield for the inspiration.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Floral Phrases

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up!

Supplies:

141764 Floral Phrases  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
141767 Floral Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
121044 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Basic Gray¬†
144243 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Berry Burst¬†
144242 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Fresh Fig¬†
144244 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Powder Pink¬†
100730 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White¬†
146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
149165 Classic Stampin’ Pad Basic Gray¬†
141705 Layering Circles  Dies
145489 Ribbon Metallic Edge 3/8″¬† Berry Burst¬†
144159 Ribbon Classic Weave 3/8″ Whisper White¬†
143263 Big Shot
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

04-01-19_banner_q2_oop_naddda8f1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372d.jpg

04-15-19_banner_retiring_list_na

04-10-19_banner_shelli_global_na8faa8f1b0be1686086dbff0000ec372d

04-01-19_banner_storage_by_stampin_up_na.jpg

11-01-18_banner_cling_engjp

11-12-18_banner_stamparatus_bag_us