Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fun Fold Alternative Handmade Card Idea using the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin - So Cool - Stampin' Up

Welcome to Paper Pumpkin Week here at Creative Chelsey. For the next couple days, I will share a new alternative idea using the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – So Cool. The card I am sharing with you today was so fun to put together and has a fun fold using the original fun-shaped cardbases from the kit. So much fun – LOL!

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create these cards:

From the Kit:

Rainbow or Watermelon Cardbase


Circle Die Cut

Silver Glimmer Paper Starburst


10” Twine

Extra Cardstock:

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

Bermuda Bay Cardstock ¾” x 5 ½”

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

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 Adhesive 152813 $8.00

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- Remove 1” from one side of the Pool Party Cardbase. So when you fold it in half there is an opening where the other cardbase can be attached.

2- Stamp “You Are So Cool” in Bermuda Bay randomly on the front of the card. Stamp a second time without reinking to create a shadow effect. (If your first stamp is stamped off the cardbase, you will need to reink and stamp off the cardbase, before creating the shadow effect) Tip – if you are using the Watermelon Cardbase the Pool Party cardbase fold should be at the top and opens from the bottom. When using the Rainbow Cardbase the Pool Party cardbase fold should be at the bottom and open from the top. Make sure to stamp the greeting so it reads the right way when on the cardbase. Watch the video below for more details.

3- Open and cut the envelope pattern to 1 ½” x 5 ½”. Add this to the bottom cardbase so you can see it when the card is open and closed. Add the Bermuda Bay strip to the edge of cardbase at the opening. 

4- Adhere the Watermelon or Rainbow cardbase to the inside of the Pool Party cardbase at an angle, so it can close over the stamped side of the Pool Party cardbase.

5- Decorate the front of the card with a sticker or two. If you want the popped up with dimensionals you can add some powder from an embossing buddy or baby powder to the back to remove the stickiness. 

6- Then stamp the greeting “hey there” in the circle die cut. Add a faux bow to the back of the greeting and attach with a dimensional on the Silver Starburst piece. Then attach to the card near the stickers. Add some rhinestones.

All Done!

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