Friday, August 16, 2019

August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Stampin Up - How I made 2 handmade cards from 1 bag

I received the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail yesterday and couldn't wait to make some cute cards with it.  In this video will show you how I  took one of the paper bags and used it as the background paper for these 2 beautiful cards. I will also show you some watercolor techniques. This kit is so beautiful and has many fun things to play around with. Make sure to come back for more videos as I continue to create with this kit.

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I hope you enjoy this tutorial.

Here are the measurements for the cardstock needed to make these cards:
2 - Cardstock card bases 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25" (any light color will work)

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the 3 cards:
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $9.75
Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00
Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
Dimensionals 104430 $4.00
Clear Block D 118485 $8.50
Paper Snips 103579 $10.00
Bone Folder 102300 $7.00
Aqua Painter 103954 $17.00
Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00

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 1- Remove the sides of the paper bag with scissors.
 2- Carefully remove the handles - save them, we will be using them on the cards.
3- Lay the paper bag flat and cut 2 pieces that are 4" x 5.25" from the sides. Throw away the middle piece which was the bottom of the bag.
 4- On one of the pieces of paper bag stamp the berry branch image all over using the Stampin' Spot Merry Merlot that came in the kit. Then use an aqua painter to fill in each berry. Pick up the color from a corner of the Merry Merlot ink pad.
 5- Trim the top of one white flag from the kit. You only want to remove the hole. Don't cut off too much. I think I only need to remove less than 0.5"
6- On the other piece of paper bag use the aqua painter and the Merry Merlot ink spot and do a quick watercolor wash all over. You want a variation of color.
 7- On the white flag piece that you removed the hole also do a watercolor wash with Merry Merlot ink.

Let these papers dry.

8- Use the lid of the aqua painter and create some splatter over both of the watercolor washed pieces.

Clean your aqua painter.
 9- Cut the handles from the paper that they are glued to. Then cut a piece a little more than 4.25". Twist the handle against their original twist and try to separate the paper from the core. There should be 2 pieces of paper. You want both.

Do this again to another piece that is about 4"
 10- Stamp a greeting on the labels that came in the kit. I did one on the crumb cake side and another on the white side.
Assemble the 1st Card - Berry Branch

1- Adhere the berry branch paper bag design to the front of one card base. Then add the two 4.25" pieces from the handle a little above center to the card. I used snail adhesive.
2- Next add one Merry Merlot circle from the kit to the center of the handles and cut a piece of Crushed Curry ribbon from the kit about 4" and add this to the middle of the circle.
 3- Run some snail on the back of the white label with the greeting on it and then wrap the linen thread around your hand 3 times and snip the end. When you take it off your hand make a twist in the center and add it to the sticky adhesive on the back of the label. Add the label to your card with some dimensionals.
 4- To finish the card add some gold sequins that came in the kit.
 Looks beautiful!
Assemble the 2nd Card - Watercolor Wash
1- Adhere the watercolor paper bag to the front of your card base.
 2- On the white tag adhere the paper handle pieces to the middle with snail adhesive.
 3- Add a Merry Merlot circle from the kit
 4- Place some of the leaves from the kit in opposite corners of the circle. Use snail of glue dots to adhere them.
 5- On the back of the crumb cake label run some snail adhesive and them take about 10" of Crushed Curry ribbon from the kit and zig zag it back and forth. Adhere it to the back of the label.
 6- Add the label / greeting to the card with dimensionals. Mine was added a little crooked, which looks okay :)
 7- Finish the card by adding some gold sequins to the it.

I hope you give these cards a try and if you don't have your own paper pumpkin subscription then get one! You don't want to miss out on the next fabulous kit!!

Have a creative day!

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