Thursday, August 26, 2021

Make Two Alternative Cards From One Carbase in the AUGUST 2021 PAPER PUMPKIN KIT - Stampin' Up!

Welcome to Paper Pumpkin Week here at Creative Chelsey. Today is my third alternative card ideas using the August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Hope Box. These cards are what I call a two for one. You use one cardbase from the kit and create two cards. I love how the gradient really adds a nice pop of colors and goes so well with the fun patterns from the banners.

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

From the Kit:

Melon Mambo Cardbase

3 Banners

16” Ribbon


Extra Cardstock:

2 Thick Basic White Cardstock – Cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Pool Party Cardstock 1” x 4”

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

Thick Basic White Cardstock 159229 $8.25

Pool Party Cardstock 122924 $8.75

Bumblebee Ink Pad 153116 $7.50

Melon Mambo Ink Pad 147051 $7.50

Bermuda Bay Ink Pad 147096 $7.50

Pool Party Ink Pad 147107 $7.50

Blending Brushes 153611 $12.00

VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50

Stampin’ Emboss Powders – Basic (White, Black, Clear) 155554 $18.00

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

1- Cut the Melon Mambo Cardbase in half at 4 ¼”. Trim down the Melon Mambo side to 4” x 5 ¼”. Remove the top section at 1 ¾”.

2- On the White back side create a blend of colors using Blending Brushes and Bumblebee, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, & Blackberry Bliss. Trim down to 4” x 5 ¼” and remove the top section at 1 ¾”.

3- On the larger pieces. Stamp the greeting. You can choose to stamp in Blackberry Bliss or VersaMark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. If you choose to heat emboss, make sure to apply a generous amount of powder (embossing buddy) to the top of the Blended Background so the powder doesn’t stick to any wet ink.

Place the greeting in the top right corner of the Blended Background and the bottom right corner of the Melon Mambo piece.

4- Swap pieces so you have a blended piece with a Melon Mambo piece then add to your cardbases. I placed the Blended Background pieces on top for each of my cards – see images above.

5- Randomly stamp the flower image from the Stamp Set that came in the kit in Pool Party ink on the Pool Party 1” strip. Then cut down the middle to create two ½” x 4” pieces.

6- Remove 4-5 strings from the center of the Ribbon and wrap around the Pool Party strip and tie a bow. Your bow can be either in the middle or to the left of the strip.

7- Attach the strip over the seam between the two papers on the cardbase.

8- Cut each banner in around the half mark making one side small and the other a little bigger. I cut some at 2” and others at 1 ¾”. Mix and match patterns and sizes, then attach them to the card near the bows with dimensionals. Make sure not to cover any of the greeting. Add three sequins.

All Done!

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