Monday, July 20, 2020

Paper Pumpkin July 2020 - Summer Nights Alternative FUN SPARKLER & HANGING LANTERN Handmade Cards

Welcome to Paper Pumpkin Week here at Creative Chelsey. I love getting my Paper Pumpkin Kit every month and creating fun alternative projects using the supplies in the kit. Today is my first alternative project using the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Summer Night. I was inspired for these cards by the suggested alternative project from the instructions in the kit. I love the idea of using the firework stamp and turning it into sparklers with gold embossing powder. For the second card I used the same embossing technique and created fun glowing lanterns. I love creating alternative cards with Paper Pumpkin Kits so make sure to come back for more videos as I continue to create with this month’s kit. I would love to see your finished creations that are inspired by this tutorial! You can tag me in any social media post using @creativechelsey | #creativechelsey or email me at

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these cards:
From the Kit:
Any Post Card background
Any Cardbase from the Summer Nights Add-on Kit
Lantern Die Cuts
Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Spot

Extra Cardstock:
Thick Whisper White Cardstock card base 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
Whisper White Cardstock ¾” x 2 ½” | 2 ½” x 1 ½”
Gold Twine 8”

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the cards:
Thick Whisper White Cardstock 140272 $8.25
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $9.75
Forever Greenery Combo Trim Pack 152475 $9.00
Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker 100082 $3.00
VersaMark 102283 $9.50
Gold Embossing Powder 109129 $6.00
Heat Tool 129053 $30.00
Memento Black Ink 132708 $6.00
Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00
Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00
Stampin’ Seal Adhesive 152813 $8.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00
Dimensionals 104430 $4.00
Clear Block D 118485 $8.50
Paper Snips 103579 $10.00
Bone Folder 102300 $7.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00
Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Card #1
1- Use a dryer sheet to remove the static from the front of the postcard. Stamp 3 firework images in VersaMark and sprinkle on Gold Embossing Powder. Heat with a heat tool until melted and shiny.
2- Using the line image stamp “handles” with the Blackberry Bliss ink from the center of each firework and angle them towards the bottom right area. Stamp the small star image in Blackberry Bliss in the center of each firework.
3- Add the postcard to the front of the Thick Whisper White Cardbase.
4- Stamp the greeting on the strip of Whisper White Cardstock. Flag the left edge using Paper Snips by cutting a small cut in the center and then cutting from each corner to the top of the cut.

5- Tie a bow with 8” of Gold Twine and adhere it to the back of the greeting. Add the greeting to the bottom right corner with dimensionals.

All Done!

Card #2-
1- Use a dryer sheet to remove the static from the front a cardbase from the Summer Night Add-on Kit. Stamp 3-5 firework images in VersaMark and sprinkle on Gold Embossing Powder. Heat with a heat tool until melted and shiny.
2- Add a Die-cut Lantern to the center of each firework with a dimensional.
3- Using the line image stamp a line from the handle of the lantern to the top of the card in Memento Black Ink. Draw a little bow with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker above each lantern.
4- Stamp the greeting on 1 ½” x 2 ½” of Whisper White Cardstock in Memento Black Ink and flag the bottom with a pair of Paper Snips. Add it to the card on the left side with dimensionals.

All Done!

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Have a creative day!


1 comment:

  1. I love your alternative PP cards each month. You do such an amazing job. Thanks.

    p.s. I live in Utah also.

    Phyllis Christensen