Thursday, October 22, 2020

Paper Pumpkin Alternative October 2020 Kit Joy To The World | How I use the Wreath Stamp Tips/Tricks

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 second alternative project using the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Joy to the World. In this tutorial I share with you my tips and tricks for using the Wreath Stamp that came in the kit and a quick tip on stepping up a simple square piece of cardstock by adding a decorative corner. Plus, we make two handmade cards from one cardbase which is a nice way to stretch this kit. 

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these cards:

From the Kit:

1- Vertical lined cardbase

1- Envelope Flap (I used the leftover piece from my first alternative cards)

1- Wreath Die-Cut

1- Your choice of Gold Word

Extra Cardstock:

Thick Whisper White Cardstock card base 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Whisper White Cardstock 2 ½” x 2 ½” | ½” x 2” | Scrap piece

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

Wonderful Gems 153536 $8.00

Shimmer Crystal Effects 150892 $5.00

Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad 147083 $7.50

VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50

Gold Embossing Powder 109129 $6.00

Heat Tool 129053 $30.00

Everyday Label Punch 144668 $18.00

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

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

1- Trim your cardbase into 2 card fronts (4 1/8” x 5 3/8”) Start by removing ½” from the top of the cardbase. Then trim in half at 4 1/8”. Then cut each piece horizontally at 3 ½” so you have a large piece that is 3 ½” x 4 1/8” and a small piece 1 7/8” x 4 1/8”.

2- Remove the flap from one envelope – I used the leftover piece from my first alternative card ( Trim off the white areas so you have two pieces strips, ½” x 4 ¼” & 1” x 4 ¼”.

3- On a cardbase add the gold foil piece to the top and the plain crumb cake piece to the bottom. There should be a think 1/16” border around the edges. You will do the same thing for the other card, but the sizes will be switched. Add either the thin or think strip over the seam where the two pieces meet.

4- Stamp the wreath, either on the wreath die-cut or on the 2 ½” square white cardstock. 

Stamping on the Wreath Die-Cut: Line up the image correctly on the plastic sheet the stamps come on. In the corner there is a small 90-degree marking. Use a permanent marker and make a small mark on the back of the stamp in the “valley” near the 90-degree marking. 

When stamping onto the Wreath Die-Cut line this “valley” up with the single berry along the outside edge that is nearest to the flowers before it is removed from it’s paper surround. This will line up the stamp with the berries on the die so you don’t stamp over any berries. 

Ink up the image with Just Jade ink spot and stamp, just make sure everything looks lined up – if this is too much to concern yourself with, just stamp the image onto the die-cut without worrying about it. Add a gold word from the kit with liquid glue to the areas of the wreath it touches.

Stamping on the Whisper White Cardstock:
Ink up the wreath image with Just Jade and then stamp in the center. Then rotate the stamp a little and stamp again without re-inking. This will give you a fuller wreath with two shades of color. Add the berry image with Cherry Cobbler ink to the center of the foliage all the way around. I stamped about 9 clusters in my wreath. Add a little Shimmery Crystal Effects to each berry, let dry.

Create a decorative corner: Turn the Everyday Label Punch over to the back and insert just the corner into the curved area of the punch. Push the paper in as far as it will go and then punch. Repeat on all corners. 

Stamp “To The World” in Cherry Cobbler on the ½” strip. Add to the right corner of the wreath with a little hanging off. Stamp “Joy” in VersaMark ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, add gold embossing powder, heat until shiny and fussy cut out. Add above “To The World” over the wreath image.

6- Add your wreath images over the Cherry Cobbler pattern strip on the right side of the cardbase with dimensionals. Tie a bow with 8” of twine from the kit and add it to the bottom right corner of the wreaths. Add three red Wonderful Gems.

All Done!

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