Friday, 23 July 2021

July Paper Pumpkin - Trio of Alternate Cards

Hello and welcome to Fun Fold Friday here on my blog. The July Paper Pumpkin kit marks the end of my first year as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. I have really enjoyed these kits, and have managed to build up a nice stash of cards! I put my August subscription on hold while I decide whether or not I will continue subscribing - for no other reason as I don't need even MORE cards in my craft room. I send out Happy Mail regularly and give handmade cards as gifts to friends and family so I certainly don't HOARD the cards I make but I still have quite a stash now.  I think I'm ready for a break from monthly kits. I guess we will see how I feel when they release sneaks of the September kit. 

I can't even tell you how happy I was with this month's kit though. There may have been oooooh's and awwwwwwww's as I opened it and went through the contents. Here are the first three cards I made, simple alternate cards and I will have a lot of fun making up the rest of them as well. This month you can make 12 trifold cards and the printed envelopes are just as beautiful as the rest of the kit.  

I have a walkthrough of my cards on YouTube here:  


First up is the camper card. The only changes I made were to swap out the sentiments using stamps from my collection and I added an acetate panel behind the camper. I like the way the sequins seem to float on the acetate.




For the second card, I cut the card into three panels and saved the centre white portion to use for layering on other cards. After trimming down the remaining two panels, I assembled them into a shaker card and added them to a teal card base.




The third card is on it's way to a friend for Happy Mail!


I love that these are trifold (or tri-panel cards, depending on what you like to call them).


Below is the third card fully open and where I signed my name.


I still have a number of unopened, older Paper Pumpkin kits I found online so I'll be playing with Paper Pumpkin for a long time yet. Would I recommend it to crafters? Absolutely - even though I have used up almost all of the consumables in each month's kit, I still have the ink cubes they send each month as well as the stamps!

For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
July Paper Pumpkin Kit - the Adventure Begins, Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - Artistry Blooms, Stampin' Up (retired)
Crayola markers
Happiest of Birthday's - Stampin' Up
Teal card stock
Sequins
Birthday - Darkroom Door Stamps
Happy Thoughts - Stampin' Up

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Thursday, 22 July 2021

June Paper Pumpkin Alternate - Sympathy Card


Hello!  I'm back with another Paper Pumpkin Alternate using the June kit. I just loved the pretty vellum pieces that were included and that is what I used for my focal point on this card. I pulled out this lovely scalloped rectangle die from Studio Katia and some alcohol inked patterned paper & everything that is available is linked below.

Since there are gold foiled bits throughout the paper, I gold heat embossed the sentiment and added it to a gold foil card stock backer.


Here is a peek at the inside ...


For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.


Additional Supplies:
June Paper Pumpkin kit - Expressions in Colour (Stampin' Up)
Sentiment - Calla Lily, Sympathy (retired)???
Purple card stock
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up

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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Beautiful Day Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing the 10th card created using the April 2021 Blessings Box. I still have a lot of the printed flowers left and could easily make another dozen cards so you will continue to see them on my card shares.

Today's card also uses stamps, pretty papers and dies from Divinity Designs and everything is linked below. The flowers for this card are in the Beautiful Blossoms Set 1, and the stamps are in the Magnolia stamp set - also included in the April Blessings Box!


Here is a peek at the inside ...


For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Rose card stock

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Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Sunflower & Hearts Pop Up Birthday Card


Hello!  I had fun combining dies to create this pop up Birthday Card, using items from my craft room as well as a new heart die from Scrapbook.com. The heart die is on the inside, mounted on the Katherine Label Pop Up by Karen Burniston.  I have all the details in my YouTube video and everything that is available online is linked below:  


The open heart fit perfectly on the arm from the Katherine Label Pop up, and the sentiment from Studio Katia fit perfectly on the banner for the heart. Serendipity!


Remember Karen Burniston has assembly videos for her pop up dies!  Once you know how to assemble your die, the rest is card size, paper and colour choice as well as embellishments! You can change the look of your card every time you use the dies. :-)  I always enjoy showing you different looks and ways you can use your dies once you know how to assemble them. You can find all of her dies & video's HERE:  


For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Card & envelope - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper (on front) - Artistry Blooms, Stampin' Up (retired)
Shimmer Spray
Patterned paper (inside) - Guilded Ink, Recollections
Clear resin hearts - Stampin' Up (retired)
Copic markers

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Monday, 19 July 2021

Slimline Sympathy Card


Hello! Today I'm sharing a Slimline Sympathy card I made to have on hand. I used some pretty alcohol ink print paper and added some gold leafing. The lovely florals have gold foil on them as well - they are actually from Washi Tape by Pinkfresh Studio. After applying the Washi Tape to white card stock, I used the coordinating die to cut them and I love how they turned out! It's hard to see the elegant gold foiling/leaf in photographs.

My right arm is still giving me grief - the inflammation will take many weeks to calm down - so having images that I don't have to colour is the way to go for me these days.

I also used my new Slimline Rounded Rectangle Nested Dies from Scrapbook.com. The sentiment and stitched label are both by Stampin' Up.


Here is a peek at the inside ...


One more look ...


For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Tasteful Label Dies - Stampin' Up
Kindness & Compassion - Stampin' Up 
Clear Resin Hearts - Stampin' Up (retired)
Thinking of You - Happy Thoughts (Stampin' Up)
Corner Rounder

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Sunday, 18 July 2021

June Paper Pumpkin Alternate - Sympathy Card


Hello! Today I'm sharing another Paper Pumpkin Alternate using the June kit - this is a sympathy card created as I wanted something extra special for the family I was sending it to.

The circle that I used on a previous Pop Up Paper Pumpkin Alternate card was cut from the centre of this printed card base from the kit. That way I could still use this card base by cutting the back from the front and layering them together for my card today.  Even though that first card used two of the pretty card bases, you can see I still got a second card from those same two bases. You can see the other card HERE.  

I backed the circle opening with acetate as I like the subtle shine it gave the card, then layered the Paper Pumpkin sprigs over that.


Finally, here is a peek at the inside. The stamps I used are long retired, but I will have everything that is available linked below.


For your convenience I have linked many of the products I used below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.
Additional Supplies:
Card with circle leftover from first Paper Pumpkin Alternate
June Paper Pumpkin Kit - Expressions in Color
Lavender card stock
Gold foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Sympathy stamps - Hero Arts
Heavyweight white card stock

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Saturday, 17 July 2021

Canada Day Mini Slimline Card


Hello!  This Mini Slimline card is one I sent to a friend for Canada Day. I couldn't share it before July 1st as I wanted to be sure it was received and - then I just had other cards to share. 😊

The triple window (everything that is available is linked below) was embossed with a lovely woodgrain plank embossing folder and popped up with foam tape. I used the Maple Leaf from Karen Burniston's Autumn Elements and went over the veining with a Wink of Stella pen.

The Happy Canada Day was created with a label maker and I added some red gems from my stash,


Inside, I just had to add this pair of moose along with the stamped Celebrate.


For your convenience I have linked many of the products I enjoy using below. Some may be affiliate links which means if you use these links to purchase I may earn a small commission but there is NO extra cost to you.

Additional Supplies:
Bling Stash
Moose - Marianne Designs
Pinewood Planks, Dynamic Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up
Red card stock
Celebrate - May 2015 Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up

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