September Paper Pumpkin Alternative-Part 2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two alternative ideas for the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights! I have to say that this month’s kit has been so much fun! Whether you are a new stamper or have been stamping for years, this kit really makes it easy to get creative with the supplies you have on hand. For these two cards, I really tried to keep them simple and to keep the supplies used to what the kit provided.

To create the card on the right, start with a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:


The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first used the sentiment from the stamp set in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, and Gorgeous Grape ink randomly around the paper. Then use the two spider stamps from the kit and stamp those in Memento ink:


I used the 2” Circle Punch to punch out from the Black Foil Sheet, cut a 1” x 4” piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper and punch each end with the Banner Triple Punch, stamp both spiders in Stazon ink, and applied the laser-cut adhesive backed sentiment. This is then adhered to the circle foil piece and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:


For the inside, the sentiment and spiders are stamped in Memento ink and I created a “spider web” using the baker’s twine from the kit and the Fine Tip Glue Pen:


The card on the left is a Z fold card, I first started making the scenery by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 10 ¼” and then used a Sponge Brayer with Gray Granite ink for the skyline and Memento for the ground:


I used the moon stamp from the kit in Pineapple Punch ink (stamped several times and was easy to line up), stamped both star stamps in Whisper White Craft ink, then heat embossed with White Emboss Powder, and then used the tree from Sheltering Tree in Memento ink. The cardstock is then cut at 2 ½” and 5 ¼”:


I cut one of the tag toppers to create the headstone, adhered that to the middle panel with Snail, and then adhered two of the pumpkins, a ghost, and a bat with dimensionals. The panels are then adhered to the 4 ¼” x 11” (scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”) Basic Black cardstock base and I added the silver foil sentiment to the right-hand corner:


For the sentiment on the backside, I stamped the sentiments in Gray Granite and Pumpkin Pie inks and the moon and stars are stamped in Pineapple Punch ink:


Fun and easy alternatives for you! Of course, you can always substitute any of the supplies for what you have on hand! If you are new to stamping, Paper Pumpkin is a great way to get started, contact me today to learn more!

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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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We make a great pear

With all the snow we have been having here in Coastal Virginia, I’m ready for Spring! What better way than to get out of a cold winter funk than to create a fun, spring-like card and the Tutti-Frutti Suite is perfect! If you are looking for a complete and coordinating suite, this is for you and it even has coordinating Stampin’ Spots to take your project on the go!

For this card, the card base is in Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, the base layer is in Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock cut at 5 ¼” X 4”, and the next layer is in Whisper White cardstock cut at 5” x 3 ¾”.

To make the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, I first started with Stampin’ Sponges and used Soft Sky ink for the sky and Lemon-Lime Twist ink for the grass. I used the tree, leaves, and grass stamps from Sheltering Tree, stamped the tree in Soft Suede ink, stamped the leaves in Lemon-Lime Twist ink and used Sponge Daubers to sponge Garden Green Ink around the outer leaves, and stamped the grass in Garden Green ink. I made the basket from a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, stamped the basket image in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed using Clear Embossing Powder, fussy cutting it out. The pineapple was stamped in Daffodil Delight and Garden Green inks, the pear was stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist and Soft Sued inks, and the strawberry and watermelon were stamped in Real Red and Garden Green inks, punching them out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack. I arranged the fruit in the basket and adhered them with Mini Glue Dots, adhered the basket, used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals for the pineapples on the sdies, and made a small bow with the Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine, adhering with liquid glue. I wanted to give the tree a little more pop, so I used some of the Berry Burst Tutti-frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins. The sentiment is on a ½” scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist ink, and used the Banner Triple Punch on the end. I felt the Lemon-Lime Twist layer needed some texture, so I used the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and you can see it just peeking out underneath. I adhered all the layers together with Fast Fuse and then popped the sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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