Thursday, August 5, 2021

Stampin' Up's JULY 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives - Make More Handmade Cards using just the Stamps

For today’s tutorial I would like to share with you my last Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project using the July 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – The Adventure Begins. Every month my Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive an exclusive card kit designed by me using the stamp set from that month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit. These are the cards they will be creating as an extra thank you for being my Paper Pumpkin Customer. If you would like to also receive this special perk, sign up today and select me as your demonstrator (Chelsey Christensen, CO) click here:

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

Early Espresso Cardstock – cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Crumb Cake Cardstock – 4 ¼” x 5 ¼”

Basic White Cardstock – ½” x 3 ½” | 4” x 5 ¼” inside | scraps for stamping

Granny Apple Green Cardstock – scraps for punches

Garden Green Cardstock – scraps of punches

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

Early Espresso Cardstock 119686 $8.75

Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953 $8.75

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

Granny Apple Green Cardstock 146990 $8.75

Garden Green Cardstock 102584 $8.75

Crumb Cake Ink Pad 147116 $7.50

Garden Green Ink Pad 147089 $7.50

Early Espresso Ink Pad 147114 $7.50

Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad 147091 $7.50

Linen Thread 104199 $5.00

Champagne Rhinestones 151193 $6.00

Symmetrical Stems Border Punch 155606 $16.00

Sprig Punch 148012 $18.00

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

1- Randomly stamp Explore in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock. Keep to the bottom half of the cardstock.

2- Stamp the Solid Tree image in Garden Green ink on both sides of the Crumb Cake Cardstock. To get a lighter shade, ink the image – then stamp off on scrap paper – then stamp onto the Cardstock. Stamp 2 trees on both sides with varied heights.

3- Tear the right side of the Crumb Cake Cardstock to give it a unique look. Add this to the Early Espresso Cardbase. Then fold down the top left corner.

4- Stamp the Solid Tree in Garden Green ink (do the stamp off, stamp on technique) on some Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the Detail Lines inside the tree in full strength Garden Green ink. Fussy cut out. Add this to the middle of the card, between the background trees.

5- Stamp your greeting on the ½” Basic White strip in Early Espresso Ink. Add under the tree with dimensionals.

6- Punch out some leaves with different color green cardstocks. Layer them to the left of the tree above the greeting.

7- Stamp some Butterflies in a red/purple color (I used Rich Razzleberry) and fussy cut out. Add them around the other stamped images.

8- Tie a bow with 10” of Linen Thread and add with a glue dot below the greeting on the left side. Add three Champagne Rhinestones.

All Done!


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Have a creative day!


1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea! Great idea to change the colors of the fireflies from card to card.