Tuesday, April 27, 2021

April 2021 Paper Pumpkin - So Cool - Alternative "Z" Fold Birthday Handmade Card - Stampin' Up

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 April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – So Cool. This kit comes with everything you need to make 12 fun shaped summer themed handmade cards. Using the supplies in the kit I like to create alternative cards. Today I would like to share with you this fun “Z” Fold Birthday Alternative Card Idea. This fun card uses the original Popsicle Cardbases to create the inside of the “Z” Fold.

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

It is Paper Pumpkin Week here on Creative Chelsey. This is the first tutorial this week. If you would like to see all my alternatives check out the playlist here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40dV1oxpkNmdlA3AwNS35eIRY5O5mjz6

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

From the Kit:

Two Popsicle Cardbases


Two Banner Labels

Silver Glimmer Paper Rectangle


10” Twine

Extra Cardstock:

Pool Party Cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 1 ½” & 4 ¼”

Bermuda Bay Cardstock 1 ½” x 11” scored at 3” & 7 3/8”

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

Pool Party Cardstock 122924 $8.75

Bermuda Bay Cardstock 131197 $8.75

Rhinestone Basic Jewels 144220 $5.00

Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334 $30.00

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

Embossing Buddy or Baby Powder

1- Score the Pool Party Cardbase at 1 ½” & 4 ¼”. Score the Bermuda Bay Belly Band at 3” x 7 3/8”. Open the envelop and trim down to the pattern. Cut two strips about 1 3/8” x 5”. Cut one strip in half at 2 ½”.

2- Cut one Popsicle Cardbase in half on the score line. Attach the white one to the white one on the other cardbase with a piece of copy paper as a hinge to the back. (watch video below for details).

3- Stamp the scattered dots image in Bermuda Bay in the upper left corner and the bottom right corner, when the card is folded. Use second generation stamping (don’t reink for the second stamped image) to get different shades of color. Stamp the greetings “You are so cool” & “Happy Birthday” on the two banner die cuts in Bermuda Bay.

4- Attach the Popsicle to the center of the card by adding adhesive to the back of the last white panel and add it to the center of the opened the card. Then fold the card and add adhesive in the center of the 1 ½” panel and attaching the front panel of the Popsicle to it. Make sure to adhere the front when the card is folded. It won’t be able to open totally flat.

5- Add the two 1 3/8” x 2 ½” pattern pieces to the card. One on the left side of the popsicle at 1 ¾” from the bottom and the second to the right of the popsicle at the same height. Trim off any over hang.

6- Decorate the front of the popsicle with stickers and the Happy Birthday label. Add any stickers you want to the inside. Use Embossing Buddy or Baby Powder to remove the stickiness from the sticker if needed.

7- Wrap the Belly Band around the card and adhere the two ends together in the back. Add the 1 3/8” stripe piece to the front, wrap any extra around the sides. Add the Silver Rectangle in the center. Place 10” of twine on the back of the “You are so cool” label in a faux bow and adhere to the center of the belly band with dimensionals. Slip over the card to hold in place.

8- Add 5 Rhinestones.

All Done!


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

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Have a creative day!



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