Tuesday, September 17, 2019

September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin Up - How to Turn the Treat Boxes into Halloween Cards!

I am so excited to share with you today how I turned the cute treat boxes from the September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Bone Appetit into Handmade Halloween Cards! I love creating alternative cards and projects with Paper Pumpkin Kits so make sure to come back for more tutorials as I continue to create with this kit.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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Here are the measurements for the cardstock needed to make these cards:
3 - Pumpkin Pie Cardstock card bases 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25"
2- Pumpkin Pie Cardstock card fronts 5.25" x 4"
1- Basic Black Cardstock card front 5.25" x 4"
1- Basic Black Cardstock 2.75" x 4.25"
1- Basic Black Cardstock 1" x 4"
1- Basic Black Cardstock 1/4" x 4.25"
1- Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 1" x 4"
1- Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 1/2" x 2"
2- 2 5/8" Vellum Circles
24" Blackberry Bliss Twine (part of the Nature's Twine pack)

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the 3 cards:
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 105117 $8.75
Basic Black Cardstock 121045 $8.75
Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 146987 $8.75
Vellum Cardstock 101856 $10.00
Nature's Twine 146342 $9.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 144220 $5.00
Versamark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50
Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad 147086 $7.50
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder 146956 $6.00
Layering Circles Dies 141705 $35.00
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
Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199 $5.00
Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

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1- Take 2 treat boxes (1 of each design) Cut along the seam
2- Trim off the extra flaps so you have a long rectangular shape. It should be about 2" wide
3- Cut the strips in half at about 4" long. The final size is 2" x 4"

Card #1

1- Fold the Pumpkin Pie card base in half and add the card front centered on top adhered with some snail adhesive
2- Place the Basic Black 4.25" x 2.75" piece of cardstock in the center at an angle. Adhere this with snail or glue dots
3- Take the poka dot treat box paper and add this to the left of the black piece at an angle
4- Then add the stripe piece on the right at and angle
5- Add the Vellum circle in the center. Make sure to add minimal glue as you can see it through the vellum.
6- Cut out a flag shape from each end of the 1" strip of black cardstock. Add this to the center of the the vellum circle running horizontal across the card.
7- Take the purple tag from the kit place it so the hole is on the left. Add a small vellum circle from the kit to the right square side. Add a skeleton cut out on top of the small circle with dimensionals.
Then use the hand cut out and adhere it over the hole of the tag with snail or glue dots.
8- Cut 24" of Blackberry Bliss Twine and separate the three strands. With one of the strands create a circle inside the larger vellum circle on the card and adhere it to the black strip with some snail.
9- Stamp a greeting on the little labels in the kit. I used Happy Halloween in Gorgeous Grape ink from the kit.
10- Use dimensionals to add the greeting on top of the tag between the hand and the skeleton. Use dimensionals to add the "tag" at an angle on top of the circle of twine.

11- Attach the clothes pin on the hand and place some rhinestones around the central elements to add some shine.

Card #2

1- Take the Pumpkin Pie card front and ink pad and stamp both of the cute skeletons on the left side of the card front.
2- Adhere the card front to the card base with some snail adhesive.
3- Add the polka dot 2" x 4" strip of paper at the bottom of the card.
4- Adhere the thin strip of basic black cardstock to the top of the polka dot paper
5- Then add the Gorgeous Grape cardstock on top of the strip of black cardstock. Make sure to flag the ends before adhering it.
6- Turn over the black tag from the kit and reinforce the circle so it doesn't come out. I just used some glue dotes and placed them on 2 side of the hole.
7- With the hole at the top - place a small vellum piece from the kit to the right and center on the tag. Then add a skeleton spider web on top of the vellum. I used a little snail as adhesive.
8- Wrap a strand of Blackberry Bliss twine around your hand and then give it a little twist and adhere it to the back of the tag.
9- Add the tag a little to the left of the Gorgeous Grape 1" strip.
10- Tuck a bony hand underneath and to the right of the tag.
11- Stamp a greeting on one of the tiny labels I used Bone Appetit. I thought it was cute with all the bones on the card. Use dimensionals to and add it under the hand and a little on top of the web.
12- Finish the card with some rhinestones.

Card #3

1- On the black card front with versamark ink stamp both skeletons randomly all over the cardstock.
2- Apply black embossing powder all over the images. It should stick to where you stamped.
3- Look for any areas you want to remove the powder. Use a small paint brush to remove any unwanted powder
4- Use a heat tool and from the back heat up the powder. This should make it smooth and shiny.
5- Add the striped paper centered and a little to the right with some snail adhesive.
6- Wrap the remaining strand of Blackberry Bliss twine around the black cardstock running horizontally. It should warp around 3 times and adhere the ends on the back with some adhesive.
7- Add the black cardstock to your Pumpkin Pie card base.
8- Add the large vellum circle in the center and a little to the left of the card.
9- Add 2 skeletons from the kit with dimensionals on to the vellum circle. One should be a little higher than the other.
10- Stamp Trick or Treat on top of one of the gravestone white cut outs from the kit.
11- Using dimensionals add the small strip of Gorgeous Grape cardstock behind the greeting and then adhere it to your card on the right side of the vellum and at the base of the twine.
12- Add some rhinestones!

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  1. Love the cards and your directions for making them are clear and concise. Very easy to understand and to follow. This is the first time I have seen any of your videos but o will be watching for more to come. I really enjoyed how you presented your projects. Thank you.