May Paper Pumpkin – Alternative 1

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Paper Pumpkin – Alternative 1

My first ever Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived earlier this week and I’ve been having a lovely time creating the gorgeous cards inside. The cards included are notecard size and while they’re perfect just the way they are, I knew I wanted to try to make some full size cards as well as make my supplies go a little further 🙂

Although this month’s kit is feminine & nature themed, I have a lot of guys in my family so wanted to try to get a least a couple of masculine cards out of this kit and chose the card with the writing on it to try this with.

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I only wanted to use the supplies for the original card – including the envelope, to create two cards from the one. I had to add just a few extras, but tried to keep them to a minimum so anyone can try these for themselves if they’d like to 🙂

I used Thick Very Vanilla cardstock for my card bases and Pretty Peacock as a contrast layer. (NOTE: Pretty Peacock is one of the *new* 2019-21 In Colors and won’t available until June 4, you could use one of the other coordinating colours instead & I think Tranquil Tide would work quite nicely as well).

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I started off cutting this card in half which gave me two pieces approx. 8.9 x 12.7cm. I cut these down to 8.0 x 12.4cm to create a nice layer for our C6 size cards (TIP: Keep the 0.9cm offcut to use on other cards) however, if you’re in another country, use whatever measurements are right for your card size.

For the above card I added a few of the background speckle stamp around the edges and a 3/8″ strip of DSP (from the envelope) towards the left. I stamped the bird (3rd generation) on the label and added a sentiment from Piece of Cake – as I need more birthday cards, towards the right. I added a vellum feather and a little twist of twine and popped it up on my card front with dimensionals.

This layer was adhered to a 8.5 x 12.9cm layer of Pretty Peacock cardstock and then to a Very Vanilla card base. I’d stamped the feather image three times in two corners of my card base to dress it up a little as there was such a big border that was looking a little bland.

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My second card uses the back of the card and I cut it down to the same size as the previous one. I added the speckle stamp in a L shape, using 1st & 2nd generation stamping and three of the birds towards the top right.

I cut another strip of DSP (from the envelope) 1/2″ wide and layered some of the velvet ribbon on top. I stamped two feathers (2nd generation) on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured them in with Light Bermuda Bay & Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers then fussy cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals. A tiny knot of twine added a little more texture to my card and gave me a spot to add a dimensional offcut to support the stems of my feathers 🙂

I layered this up & used the same sentiment the same as the last card and added some more of the speckles to the card base this time.

If you haven’t already seen what’s in this gorgeous kit, please have a look at the video and if you like what you see make sure to pick up one – or more 😉 soon as they’re only available while supplies last!

I plan to come up with a couple of alternatives for each of the other cards in this kit – although, as I said earlier, they’re lovely as is 🙂 and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as the originals.


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3 thoughts on “May Paper Pumpkin – Alternative 1

  1. These are all wonderful alternatives! I also did similar masculine cards with this kit. Live the simple but elegant statement these make. Thank you!


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