I got my July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and immediately started to play with it. The first three cards are made according to the kit directions and put on Night of Navy cardbases. The next two I used items from the kit along with some ink and cardstock to create something new.
I stamped the fireworks in Versamark on the postcard with lots of Coastal Cabana and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I dragged the Night of Navy ink pad over it so the fireworks stand out.
For this card I used the stem so the fireworks could be dandelions.
Ink – Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy, Versamark Paper – Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy Coloring Tools – White Stampin’ Emboss Powder Tools – Heat Tool Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL
I was playing with the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit called Sending Sunshine. It had so many leftover pieces I needed to make a few extra cards.
The first card is my least favorite recreation. Apparently my Crushed Curry marker is dry so my lines didn’t come out well in the first card so I went over them with the Mango Melody dark Stampin’ Blend. I think that would have worked better if I’d done it before putting the sun on. The second card is also using Mango Melody but this time I did it before the sun. The last card is using the lines stamp from the kit along with gold embossing powder and that one turned out much better.
This next card turned out a little better. I used one of the basic stencils, versamark, and gold embossing powder to create a polka dot pattern for the background. For the second card, I used a line stamp from Swirly Frames to create a line pattern. For the last card, I cut 1/4″ strips of gold foil and attached them to the card front.
The third card was a lot of trial and error. I put drops of Crushed Curry and Poppy Parade and rubbing alcohol into Stampin’ Spritzers. It was a lot of spraying, pouring, spraying, pouring. Since the ink is dye ink, it tends to stay put and doesn’t more as well as alcohol ink but I think these turned out pretty well. The third card in my recreations is on watercolor paper with watered down ink.
I did learn from this not to drop the reinkers directly onto the paper no matter how wet it was because the ink would stay there. Not exactly what I was going for.
This last card is my favorite, I went to inking with makeup brushes and I’m much better at that. I covered the paper with Crushed Curry and then added some Poppy Parade to it. It’s too bad I don’t have the Tailored Tag punch because I think it would match this label perfectly.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.