September Paper Pumpkin Alternative-Part 1

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two alternative ideas for the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights! I could not wait to get this Paper Pumpkin just so I could create some alternative Halloween cards! This kit is absolutely adorable and these first two alternatives are quick and easy!

To make the ghost card, start with Basic Black cardstock for the base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:


The base layer is from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:


The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:


I used the “boo!” stamp from the PP kit on the Whisper White cardstock with my Stamparatus and the “hinge-step” technique in Gorgeous Grape, Lemon Lime Twist, Mango Melody, and Memento inks:

Cut a piece of the Black Satin Ribbon long enough to go around the front of the card and use one of the ghost die cuts, adhering the silver foil piece. Adhere the ribbon across the front and then use a dimensional to adhere the ghost to the ribbon:

Adhere the top cardstock to the DSP and then adhere to the card base:


The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the “spooky” is one of the laser-cut stickers, the moon and stars are in Pineapple Punch ink, the sentiment is in Gorgeous Grape ink, and I used the ghost outline from the die cut sheet and sponged Smoky Slate ink:


To make the graveyard card, start with Granny Apple Green cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:


The base layer is from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:


To make the headstones, I cut three of the tags from the PP at the score line and used a Sponge Brayer with Smoky Slate ink, use the Spooky Bat Punch with the Black Foil Sheets to punch out the bats, and the hill is created with Basic Black cardstock using the die from the In the Woods Framelits Dies:


The bats are adhered with Mini Dimensionals to the headstones and then I stamped the RIP in Basic Gray ink using letters from the Make a Difference stamp set. These are then adhered to the DSP and the hill is adhered on top:

The DSP is then adhered to the card base and I stamped the outside sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched out with the 1 ¼” Circle Punch, layered this on the Gorgeous Grape piece punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, and adhered with dimensionals:


The inside sentiment is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the bats from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Memento ink several times to make the bats very dark and then I used my Black Stampin’ Write Pen to color in the lines. The sentiment is also from this stamp set, stamped in Granny Apple Green ink:


Aren’t those easy alternatives?? The idea for the headstones actually was inspired by a card that I saw on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page! If you missed this month’s kit and are a current subscriber, you can purchase the kit (and refills!) from my online store! Stay tuned for my next post for two more alternatives!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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