Tuesday, June 22, 2021

June 2021 Paper Pumpkin Card Kit - Expressions In Color - FUN FOLD Slide & Lock Alternative Card

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 June 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Expressions In Color. This kit comes with everything you need to make 9 beautiful handmade cards. Using the supplies in the kit I like to create alternative cards. Today I would like to share with you this Slide & Lock Fun Fold Alternative Card Idea. I hope you enjoy learning how to make this card.

I love creating alternative cards with Paper Pumpkin Kits so make sure to come back for more 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 chelsey@creativechelsey.com

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this card:

From the Kit:

Fresh Freesia Cardbase

Vellum Rectangle – cut to 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”

Large Rectangle Label

Small Banner Label

Green Leaf Die Cut

10” Evening Evergreen Twine

Clear Sequins

Extra Cardstock:

Fresh Freesia Cardstock 5 ½” x 10 ½” score at 4 ¼” & 8 ½”

Basic White Cardstock 4” x 5 ¼”

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the card:

Fresh Freesia Cardstock 155613 $8.75

Layering Circle Dies 151770 $35.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal PLUS Adhesive 149699 $12.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive 138995 $7.00

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

Cutting Template - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1omlFOFKddee66IBo204lpQpEcsQo9XwD/view?usp=sharing

1- Cut the cardbase from one piece of Fresh Freesia Cardstock. Use the template here:
To cut the angled right flap measure 1” from the top right corner and make a mark. Then cut from the mark to the bottom left corner. Add the 4” x 5 ¼” Basic White Cardstock to the inside of the cardbase for your message.

2- Cut the Fresh Freesia Cardbase on the pattern side to 4” x 5 ¼”. Add to the front of the cardbase. On the 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”Vellum Rectangle strip measure ¾” from the top right corner and make a mark. Then cut from the mark to the bottom left corner. Add this to the triangle flap on the card.

3- To create the hole for the locking mechanism: Begin with the cardbase open and the left edge of the card is lined up on the bottom edge of the paper trimmer so the bottom of the card is on the left side of the paper trimmer (watch the video below if this is confusing). Begin your first cut at the top where the angle side is. Line the bottom of the card at 2 1/8” and cut from off the card to 3” should go into the card about ¾”. Then move the cardbase to 1 7/8” and cut again to 3”.

4- Move the blade to between the 10” & 11” mark. Line up the cardbase again to 2 1/8” and cut starting between the 10” & 11” and cut from 11 ½” to 9 ¾”. This should be about a 1 ¾” cut. Lift up the blade and move the cardbase to 1 7/8” and cut again from 11 ½” to 9 ¾”.

5- Rotate the cardbase so the bottom of the card is along the bottom of the paper trimmer. Line the ends of the previously cut lines up with the paper trimmer cutting guide and only cut between the two lines. This will make a nice cut to remove the section between the lines. Do this to all cut lines. (again if you are confused watch the video below). Remove the paper.

6- Cut two 2” circles from the solid side of the Fresh Freesia Cardbase using the Layering Circle Dies. Stamp the large flower image in Evening Evergreen all over both circles.

7- Cut a dimensional in half and add it to the back of one of the circles. Place this circle behind the hole we cut in the cardbase with the dimensional poking through all the way to the left. Add another couple ½” dimensionals on the circle all the way to the right edge of the circle. Remove the paper backing and add the other circle to the top making sure it covers the dimensionals and circle underneath. Slide this to the left and right making sure it “locks” the flap in place and you don’t see the hole in the cardbase unless of course it is open.

8- Stamp the greeting “Thanks” on the right side of the Large Rectangle Label in Evening Evergreen. Trim the left of the label near the “T”. Then adhere the empty piece behind the “thanks” so you can see the left edge and it creates a smaller fully lined label. Add this to the top of the circle with a dimensional. Stamp “Many” in Evening Evergreen on the Small Banner piece and trim the sides and with a dimensional on the circle above “Thanks”.

9- Cut the smallest branch from the Green Leaf Die Cut. With the circle all the way to the right and this to the cardbase on the left of the circle. Tie a bow with 10” of Evening Evergreen Twine and add under “Thanks” with a glue dot. Add a three clear sequins.

All Done! 

I have also created a video walking you through each step:

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Have a creative day!




  1. This is definitely a WOW card! Thank you for sharing.

  2. How clever! Thanks for the download.

  3. So fun... thank you for sharing. I know a lot goes into a blog and wanted you to know that I appreciate you.