Tuesday, March 21, 2023

A Simple Variation To The March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit With Blending Technique - Stampin' Up! Alternative Cards

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 March 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit called Ten Years Of Growth.

This beautiful kit creates 9 handmade cards. There are enough supplies to make three of each card. What I like to do is use the supplies in the kit along with some other products and create different or alternative projects. Today I am sharing a simple variation to the intended card. By adding a little color to the window frame, it makes the die cut images & greeting pop.

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———————— What You Need ————————

Fresh Freesia Cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Basic White Cardstock scraps for stamping

———————— Supplies ————————

• Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [155613] $9.25 —— https://bit.ly/3bG6VgO

• Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock [159276] $10.25 —— https://bit.ly/3OUrF2w

• Blending Brushes [153611] $12.50 —— https://bit.ly/3LAVEMo

• Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad [155611] $8.00 —— https://bit.ly/3PEBEJX

• Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin' Pad [159214] $8.00 —— https://bit.ly/3UqtJTd

• Simply Elegant Trim [155766] $7.50 —— https://bit.ly/3pNUvXI

———————— My Favorite Supplies ————————

• Stampin' Seal+ [149699] $12.00 —— https://bit.ly/3Ibz8YK

• Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 —— https://bit.ly/3IaGF9S

• Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995] $7.00 —— https://bit.ly/3ajQSo5

• Stampin' Dimensionals [104430] $4.25 —— https://bit.ly/3IbzezA

• Mini Glue Dots [103683] $5.25 —— https://bit.ly/3anAcw3

• Stampin' Pierce Mat [126199] $5.00 —— https://bit.ly/3IjEq4d

• Simply Shammy [147042] $8.50 —— https://bit.ly/3bQH7hE

• Paper Snips [103579] $11.00 —— https://bit.ly/3ulT6tV

• Take Your Pick [144107] $10.00 —— https://bit.ly/3IeYxR9

• Bone Folder [102300] $7.00 —— https://bit.ly/3uhErzZ

• Clear Block D [118485] $9.00 —— https://bit.ly/3uuabSs

• Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 —— https://bit.ly/3abvykH

• Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine [149653] $125.00 —— https://bit.ly/3ujz8zU


1- Fold the Window Cardbase from the kit in half and trim off 3/8” from each side. This will give you two pieces that are 3 ½” x 5 ½”.

2- Use a Blending Brush to add Fresh Freesia ink to the bottom left corner of the Window. Use a second Blending Brush to add Orchid Oasis above the Fresh Freesia in the Window. Add this to the center of the cardbase.

3- Add Dimensionals to the Large White Pot Die Cut from the kit. Place it to the left of the window sill

4- Add Glue Dots to the back of the Single Coastal Cabana Branch Die Cut and tuck it into the Pot on the right side.

5- Cut Mini Dimensionals in half and add them to the back of the Large Gold Foil Branch. Tuck it into the Pot on the left side.

6- Stamp your greeting in Polished Pink on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock. Cut to fit the greeting. 

Trim ¼” from the edge of the “happy” gold foil leftover piece and add it to the bottom of the greeting. Trim off to fit.

7- Add a faux bow with 10” of Gold Trim to the bottom left corner of the greeting.

8- Add dimensionals to the right side of the greeting. Place over the Pot slightly.

9- On the inside of the card. Add the back of the cardbase 3 ½” x 5 ½” to the center.

10- Trim off the bottom leaves from the branch. 

11- Add glue dots to the Fern Die Cut and Orchid Oasis Pot & tuck the branch inside the pot.

12- Add the extra leaves to the base at a slight angle. Place this in the bottom left corner of the inside piece.

All Done!


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1 comment:

  1. Love your alternative card! Watching for other alternates now. Thank you! Linda 🌿