Tuesday, January 4, 2022

December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Handmade Card Idea & How To Give Personality To Your Images

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 I am sharing my first alternative idea using the December 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Lots of Pun. This kit comes with everything you need to make 9 Punny Cards, 3 in three different designs. What I like to do is use the supplies in the kit along with some other products and create different or alternative cards. Today I am sharing a three cards using the same layout and showing how you can easily give personality to your images. I love creating alternative projects with Paper Pumpkin Kits so make sure to come back for more as I continue to create with this month’s kit.

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Here are the extra pieces of cardstock I used for the cards:

Cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” – I used Crumb Cake, So Saffron, or Pool Party

Basic White Cardstock 2 ½” x 4”

From the Kit:


Different color strips

Pool Party Greeting

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

So Saffron Cardstock 105118 $8.75

Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953 $8.75

Pool Party Cardstock 122924 $8.75

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

So Saffron Ink Pad 147109 $7.50

Crumb Cake Ink Pad 147116 $7.50

Pool Party Ink Pad 147107 $7.50

Early Espresso Ink Pad 147114 $7.50

So Saffron Stampin’ Blends 154905 $9.00

Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends 154882 $9.00

Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends 154958 $9.00

Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends 154885 $9.00

Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers – Early Espresso 147158 $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

1- Stamp the splatter image in the same ink color as the cardstock in the top left and bottom right corners of the cardbase.

2- Cut the inside of an envelope to 4” x 4”. Add to the center of the cardbase at an angle.

3- Stamp three images in Early Espresso Ink on Basic White cardstock. Color in with Stampin’ Blends. Add details like faces, mustache, and glasses. Use the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers to draw legs, feet, arms & hands. Add shadow under the images with the Light Crumb Cake Blend. Add at an angle to the cardbase.

4- Cut one of the 1” Crumb Cake strips in half at ½”. Cut the left side at an angle and add to the card below the bananas. Cut the section between the Early Espresso stripe rectangles to create another strip, add to the bottom area of the Crumb Cake strip. Or use other patterns from the kit.

5- Stamp your greeting in Early Espresso on a Pool Party strip. Add to the card with dimensionals.

6- Cut 6” of Linen Thread and tie a small bow. Add to the card with a glue dot near the greeting.

All Done!

I have also created a video walking you through each step and some of the details from the other cards:

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Have a creative day!



1 comment:

  1. Such a cute idea to put hands and feet on them. Really makes them PoP!