To You & Yours-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternative ideas for the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, To You & Yours. I decided to “step up” these cards by adding some shimmer paint, embossing, and die cutting. I wanted to create Christmas cards this still used the Paper Pumpkin supplies, but also make them a “wow” card that is still easy to make.

For the card on the left, start with Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” for your card base:


The base layer is the card base from the kit, which I cut two pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”, I used a sponge and applied Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint all over the front, and after this dried (it dries quickly), I embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF:


For the front sentiment, I cut the vanilla plaid base layer at 1 ¾” (this will give you three pieces at 1 ¾” x 4”) and punched one end with the Banner Triple Punch. The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder on one of the square die cuts, tied a piece of the linen ribbon into a bow, use one of the vellum circles die cut, and six of die cut pine boughs:


Adhere the vellum circle to the plaid paper and then just place on the base layer (do not adhere). Adhere the pine boughs to the vellum circle towards the top left and bottom right “corners”. Placing the paper and vellum base on the embossed base layer will help ensure that the pine boughs are not sticking out over the edge and will fit in the envelope properly:


You will then adhere the square die cut over the vellum circle with dimensionals. To complete the card front, adhere the base layer to the card base and then adhere the sentiment piece with dimensionals:


The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. I used the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set in Garden Green ink, placed some Embossing Paste around the tree to make it look like snow, and then used Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Daffodil Delight, and Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to color some Basic Rhinestone Jewels to look like ornaments. The star is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink and then colored in with a Blender Pen:


For the card on the right, start with Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:


The base layer is the card base from the kit, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. This piece is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then I gently dragged my VersaMark pad across, sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder across, and then set using my Heat Tool:


For the front of the card, you will need to cut out the deer in and flowers in Gold Foil using the dies from In the Woods, cut a piece of the linen ribbon long enough to tie around the deer’s neck (to look like a scarf), I used Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color the rhinestone in the middle of the flower, two of the pine bough die cuts, cut the red plaid base layer in half (this will give you two pieces at 2” x 5 ¼”), and the sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on a ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the end punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:


Adhere the base layer to the card base, adhere the plaid paper across the base layer, adhere the deer to the right side, adhere the pine boughs to the plaid paper with glue dots, adhere the gold flowers to the sentiment with glue dots, and then adhere the sentiment over the pine boughs with dimensionals:


For the inside sentiment, I heat embossed this and the deer from the Winter Woods stamp set in Gold Emboss Powder:


Aren’t those easy?? So now you have at least four more Christmas card that you can make from this Paper Pumpkin as alternatives! Here is all six cards from this week and if you CASE’d these, you will have a total of twelve cards!


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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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