Sweet Sunflowers – Paper Pumpkin Alternatives P3

Wrapping up my alternative inspiration with the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which wraps up my alternative inspiration with the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit! I wanted to create two more cards, which will show you how you can add just a few additional elements to your card or go completely outside the Paper Pumpkin box and create something completely different with products from the Annual Catalog! For the first card, I brought back out a springtime favorite set, the Daffodil Daydreams stamp set and coordinating Daffodil Dies and give a hint of “fall-like feels” with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive color combinations. For the second card, I kept with products from the kit, but added die-cutting, embossing, and baker’s twine for a sweet and simple Thank You card.

For both cards, the base layer for the card front is the green card base from the kit, cut into two 4” x 5 ¼” base layers.

For the first card:

1. The base layer is die-cut on the left side with one of the Split Card Texture Dies and adhered a piece of Gold Foil to the backside.

2. The daffodil buds are die-cut from Mango Melody and Crushed Curry cardstocks and add some Wink of Stella to the Mango Melody die-cuts, the stems are die-cut from Old Olive cardstock, and the leaves are die-cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock. These are adhered to the right side of the base layer, cutting off the excess from the leaves and stems.

3. The sunflower from the kit is stamped on the coordinating laser-cut element in Mango Melody ink and the center in Cajun Craze ink. I used Light and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color the sunflower, a blender pen to pull the Cajun Craze ink out and lightly blend the center, and then used a Wink of Stella Pen over the entire sunflower.

4. I stamped the leaf stamp from the kit in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock two times and fussy cut out. These are adhered behind the above sunflower and adhered over the end/bottom of the daffodil stem and leaves with dimensionals.

5. Use both butterfly layering dies to die-cut out one of each from Mango Melody and Cajun Craze cardstock, adhere the opposite color and size layers together, add some Wink of Stella to the smaller butterfly die-cut, and adhere to the base layer as shown.

6. Use a mini dimensional to adhere the laser cut bumblebee element as shown on the card front.

7. This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½’ x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.

8. For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the butterfly stamp from Daffodil Daydream in Crushed Curry and Mango Melody inks.

9. For this card I did make a coordinating Very Vanilla envelope, stamping the butterfly and spotted stamps in Mango Melody and Crushed Curry inks.

For the second card:

1. The base layer is embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

2. Use enough of the Crumb Cake baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to fold in half and tie around the embossed base layer into a bow.

3. Use the fourth from the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die to die-cut from the backside of a card base and use dimensionals to adhere over the baker’s twine.

4. I used the leftover gold honeycomb piece from the previous posts card and one of the vellum honeycomb elements to adhere to the stitched rectangle die-cut.

5. Adhere two of the flower laser-cut elements to adhere over the honeycomb elements.

6. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink on one of the laser-cut labels, adhere one of the blackberry bliss laser-cut strips to the back of the sentiment, and use adhesive to adhere part of the sentiment piece to the die-cut stitched rectangle and a mini dimensional to the base layer.

7. Use three of the laser-cut bumblebees and adhere to the card front as shown.

8. For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic White cardstock, stamp the bumblebee in Memento ink as shown, use a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color in the body, and use a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to create the dots behind each bumblebee.

Lots of super cute alternative inspiration for this adorable Paper Pumpkin Kit! White I still have plenty elements leftover from the kit, I’m going to put a pin in it for now and come back later to finish this kit up! Halloween is just a few weeks away and it’s time to get busy with my Halloween cards, which will be coming up on my next blog post!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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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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