Did you know that you do not have to follow the Paper Pumpkin directions? I decided to challenge myself to create my own designs an alternate Paper Pumpkin ideas with the July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Thanks A Latte kit. You can find more information about the Paper Pumpkin Subscription and the current special by clicking here. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial for this card.

Paper Pumpkin Special

Here are the cards Stampin’ Up! designed for the Thanks A Latte Paper Pumpkin kit. See the Stampin’ Up! direction video below.

July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

You can watch the video of my alternate ideas with tips and tricks. I do have each projects pictured below. To see this video you may have to come to my blog is you are reading this post in a reader.

 

 Alternate Paper Pumpkin Ideas

My goal in making these cards was to use as few supplies outside the kit as possible. I did use my Tangerine Tango ink pad, Rose Red ink pad, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, sequins and Oval Thinlit Dies.

Alternate July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Ideas

This card is very similar to the samples, but I did cut the patterned paper apart and add the strip.

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This card I did reverse masking and show this technique in my video.

July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas

Super fun 3″X3″ card. These images are great for 3″X3″ cards and perfect as a quick gift enclosure card.

July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas

Watercolor the cup with ink and the Aqua Painter or paintbrush. I did pull in the Rose Red ink for the sentiment to stand out in the steam.

July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas

This last card measure 3″ X 4″ and has a top fold. I 2-step stamped the plant around the edges of the card base. This way you have a little bit of color peeking out in the background.

July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas

If you have any questions about the Paper Pumpkin Kits be sure to contact me.

 


Here is the Stampin’ Up! direction video for the July 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Stampin’ Up! Little Number Thinlits Dies on sale this week! Many brand new products available on the Weekly Deals right now. The Little Numbers Thinlits Dies are great for Project Life Scrapbooking. Check out the great deals on the clearance rack too. See all the deals here! Quantities are limited.

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Want something unique for your card front? See how to create this thick die cut sentiment with the Hello You Thinlits Die. This fun addition to your handmade card is so easy. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial for this card.

Create A Thick Die Cut Sentiment

Stamping Tip: Cut out 3 die cut “Hello” pieces and layer them to make this simple card. I just sponged the background to create a simple but colorful background for this card front. 

Create A Thick Die Cut Word

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The Wild About Flowers is one of my favorite new stamps. I love the way the blooms are separate from the stems so you can easily stamp them in two different colors. You can click on any of the supplies listed below to find them in my Online Store.

Wild Abot Flowers Stamp set

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This is the post I didn’t think would ever be posted! I made the card and was very happy with it so I decided to make a video. I ended up with technical difficulties I tried to solve in between running my daughter around to obligations. I ended up re-shooting the video and should have done that from the beginning! I hope you enjoy this video tutorial with the Tree Builder Punch that took its time getting here.  Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial for this card.

Tree Builder Punch With Sprinkles Of Life Video Tutorial

Stamping Tip: Use one of the Lots Of Tags Framelits to make a sideways mat. I didn’t want to go bigger and this size was just too close to the size of the oval. Add a little bit of texture with an embossing folder and your are ready to go.

Build A Tree Punch With Sprinkles Of Life

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Purchase the Sprinkles Of Life set and the Ronald McDonald House Charities will receive $3. The RMHC is a charity that Stampin’ Up! supports and will donate $3 per set sold to this wonderful charity. 

Sprinkles Of Life Stamp Set

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Stampin’ Up! Paper Stacks on sale this week! Many brand new products available on the Weekly Deals right now. I can’t wait to order the new Thick Twine, paper stacks, and washi tape. Check out the great deals on the clearance rack  too. See all the deals here!  Quantities are limited.

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I seem to keep going with the same type of wedding card I make so I challenged myself to go a different direction with this handmade wedding card. I am calling it a rustic or maybe a natural wedding card made with the An Open Heart and Big News stamp sets. This card is a bit different and may stand out among the wedding cards a couple receives.

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The gorgeous background is stamped with the branch image from the An Open Heart set. I love the elegance it gives to the background and it gives you the background stamp feel. It is just embossed with White Embossin’ Powder on to the Crumb Cake card stock.

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Stamping Tip: To get your sentiment to show up over busy stamping use the Black Embossin’ Powder to make it more opaque. To get the bird have more color, I embossed it on to Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out. The cut out bird then stands out well over the branch.

An Open Heart Stamp SetBig-News

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It seems like I have needed many “Thinking Of You” cards lately and it always seems to happen when I don’t have anything made. The Wild About Flowers set was one of my favorites from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog and I think it will be perfect for making a Thinking Of You handmade card.

Wild About Flowers Thinking Of You Handmade Card

Check out the Trust God Set for making your “Thinking Of You” handmade cards. These sentiments are designed to give encouragement and support. I already sent this card off today.

Wild About Flowers Thinking Of You Handmade Card

Stamping Tip: The new Tags & Labels Framelits is perfect for sentiments because dies are sized to create a great sized mat. The dies need to be stored next to each because of the size of each die is too large to be nested. So the alternate sized are next to each other. I have been having a great time with this die set.

Tags & Labels Framelits

Purchase the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set and the coordinating Framelits to save!  The Watercolor Wings bundle is $36.50 saving you 15%. There is one butterfly included in the Watercolor Wings set that coordinates with one of the dies from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

Wild Abot Flowers Stamp set

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