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Sending Sunshine

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.

Supplies:

146519Swirly Frames Stamp Set
151820Stitched Rectangles Dies
154711Specialty Plate
152718Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
138292Banner Triple Punch
149516Timeless Label Punch
154888Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
131158Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
119791Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
147155Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
147087Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
147050Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad
132708Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
102283Versamark Stamp Pad
121045Basic Black 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
101910Shimmery White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
149612Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
132622Gold Foil Sheets
150697Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
109129Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder
126185Stampin’ Spritzers
129053Heat Tool
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Throwback Thursday with the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin

The March 2019 Paper Pumpkin was designed to use numbers on the cards but since I don’t know who these are going to yet, I decided to use a cake stamp.  Cake Soiree was a little too girly and I wasn’t sure it would fit well.  Sooooo, I pulled out “Birthday Whimsy” from the 2008 Sale-a-Bration.  Anyone else still have that set?

Check out the YouTube video for how the cards are designed to look.

This is basically the same as the designed card except I used the cake and moved Happy down to the bottom of the label.  I also used gold Wink of Stella on the candles, another throwback.

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

I did try one with the candles from the stamp set but it was hard to get them lined up:

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

This is the inside which is as designed.

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

Here is the second card with just the cake change:

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

I didn’t like the confetti stamp on the front so I changed it to a strip of Bermuda Bay embossed in the Sequins 3D embossing folder with the same inside:

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

As usual, the March Paper Pumpkin kit came with extras that I haven’t finished using up yet (maybe I’ll have another post) but I did make two more cards out of them with a pop up in the middle.

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

Bottom: 1 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, scored at 2″, 4″, 6″

Middle: 1 1/2″ x 5 3/4″, scored at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″

Top: 1 1/2″ x 5″, scored at 1 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/2′

Along the tops I used some strips from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin March 2019

Supplies:

131197 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Bermuda Bay 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
147096 Classic Stampin’ Pad Bermuda Bay 
147050 Classic Stampin’ Pad Poppy Parade 
145649 Scattered Sequins 3D Embossing Folder

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January 2019 Paper Pumpkin

I’m trying to work through partially made items on my craft table and some of the Paper Pumpkins that I just hadn’t gotten to.  Well, this post combines two of those.  I made all the little elements for the candy boxes for the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit but I only needed about 6 of the candy boxes.  So….I had a ton of elements left over that I transformed into cards.  The paper strips are from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack that retired last year (another thing I’m trying to work through).  Now I have a stack of cards to donate to Missing GRACE and Cards for Soldiers.  Yay!

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

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

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

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Paper Pumpkin – Day by Day kit

Happy New Year!  I’m back today with an alternative for the December 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I really wanted to have the year on each of the months and a picture that went with them so here is what I came up with.  (My craft table is a mess right now, you will see why when you see how many stamp sets I used.)

I used the retired Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper on a piece of chipboard I saved from the kit.  I ALWAYS save my chipboard, you never know when you will need it.  The rings are 1/2″ book rings and I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the chipboard.  I cut the chipboard on my guillotine style cutter after adding the DSP (apparently I need to clean the blade to get a sharper cut).  The banner for each year is from Pick A Pennant and done using the Stamparatus.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Colorful Seasons, November 2017 Paper Pumpkin

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, January 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Little Elephant

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Inks: Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Tabs for Everything, December 2018 Paper Pumpkin

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Tabs for Everything, This Little Piggy

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Call Me CloverHighland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black, Highland Heather Marker, Call Me Clover Marker
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Tabs for Everything, This Little Piggy

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Inks: Call Me Clover, Grapefruit GroveLovely LipstickMemento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, June 2017 Paper Pumpkin

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Pool Party, Real RedMemento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Tabs for Everything, Birthday Backgrounds

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Pool PartyMemento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Sheltering Tree

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Cajun Craze Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, Sheltering Tree

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Grapefruit Grove, Cajun Craze, Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, September 2016 Paper Pumpkin

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Grapefruit GroveCall Me Clover, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze Marker, Early Espresso Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, September 2015 Paper Pumpkin

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin December 2018

Inks: Call Me Clover, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Pick A Pennant, November 2016 Paper Pumpkin

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The chipboard is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ front and back.  The base is 4″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 1″, 2″, & 3″ then folded as above.  I attached the chipboard using Beacon 3 in 1 glue.

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