Friday, February 21, 2020

February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives - Lovely Day | Celebrate Birthdays with Handmade Cards

I am loving all the elements from the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit. These cards use a lot of elements that might have been discarded. I love trying to find new ways to use the elements in the kit. The second card uses a stamp technique called sponging, I use it to color the flower and to add some ink to the edges of the cardstock. I hope you enjoy this handmade card tutorial.

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these cards:
Whisper White cardstock 8.5” x 5.5 scored at 4.25”
Whisper White Cardstock 3” x 3”

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the cards:
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Whisper White Cardstock 101650 $9.75
Memento Black Ink Pad 132708 $6.00
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad 147091 $7.50
Old Olive Ink Pad 147090 $7.50
Petal Pink Ink Pad 147108 $7.50
Rococo Rose Ink Pad 150080 $7.50
Sponge Daubers 133773 $5.00
Rose Metallic Thread 146915 $3.50
Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00
Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00
Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
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- Cut the card base- remove the front flaps from the back. Cut the stripes at 2” and the light pink side at 3 ¾”. Remove the tab. Cut the sides down to 5 3/8”
2- Cut 1/8” from the sides and bottom to remove the front from the back. Use the back plain green side and cut a ½” x 4 ¼” strip.
3- Add the 2” stripe piece to the bottom of the card base with a slight boarder. Add the light pink piece to the top. They should overlap slightly. Add the light green strip over the seam where they connect.
4- Use one of the flowers die cuts from the kit and add some Rose Metallic Thread to the back with adhesive. Add this to the right side of the card near the light green strip.
5- Add the foam word “celebrate” from the kit to the left side of the card with the words coving the bottom of the green strip. Add some sequins.
All Done!
Card #2

1- Cut the back side of the original card base to 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
2- Cut a 2” x 4.5” piece from the back side of the light green envelope.
3- Stamp the greeting Birthday Wishes on the right side of the long label from the kit in black ink.
4- Stamp the large flower on the 3” white cardstock with black ink. Color in the flower using sponge daubers color in the flower. I used Rich Razzleberry for the petals, Old Olive for the leaves, and Petal Pink for the berries and the inside of the flower. Fussy cut it.
5- Stamp in Old Olive the “celebrate” from the Happy Birthday To You stamp set down the 2” light green strip.
6- Use the sponge daubers to add ink to the edges of the cardstock. Rococo Rose to the large card front, Old Olive to the light green 2” strip, Petal Pink to the back of the scallop circle (from the hole created for the blue card in the kit – see tutorial from 2/19/2020)
7- Add the Rococo Rose cardstock to the front of the cardbase. Add a scallop edge (from the Rich Razzleberry card in the kit – see the tutorial from 2/18/2020) to the left of the light green paper. Add this to the card on the left with an even boarder around the top, bottom, and left side.
8- Add the scallop circle to the right in the center. Add the greeting to the bottom of the circle.
9- Add some rose metallic thread to the back of the flower. I made a bow shape. Add to the card with dimensionals just above the greeting to the left. Add some sequins.

All Done!

I have also created a video tutorial of these projects.

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Have a creative day!


  1. Wow! I love your alternate ideas! I always struggle. I am a hobby demo in Washington state and am glad I stumbled on your blog.

  2. I love your cards. Just discovered your videos a few weeks ago. Very creative.