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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

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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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A sunflower for you

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired by combining a couple of classes offered at local paint bars, wood sign and mason jar painting! I set out to try and create a sunflower using framelit dies and the leaves from Nature’s Root Framelits Dies worked perfectly! Add some embossing, some sponging, Wink of Stella, and TA-DA!!

To create the sunflower center, use the 2” Circle Punch on a scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock and then emboss using the Softly Falling TIEF:

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To create the sunflower leaves, first cut out the leaves using the leaf framelits from the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, the small leaf on Daffodil Delight cardstock and the large leaf on Crushed Curry cardstock. Next, use the coordinating embossing die with the Big Shot Embossing Mats, use some washi tape to keep the paper and die in place. I originally cut and embossed 9 pieces of each color, but only used 8:

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I adhered the small leaf on top of the large leaf with glue dots and curled the tip of the leaf:

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To create the sunflower, I first adhered two of the leaves together at the ends with glue dots and then repeated again going across. The remaining leaves are adhered on top, in between the bottom leaves, with glue dots. Then use Mini Dimensionals on the leaves and place the Early Espresso piece on top:

To create the wood panel, first cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF that is first inked with the Gray Granite stamp pad:

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I added some Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso ink with Stampin’ Sponges:

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The card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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To create the sunflower stem, I used some Mossy Meadow cardstock and the branch framelit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies:

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Adhere the embossed base layer to the card base and then adhere the sunflower on top, I used liquid glue. I then used the Wink of Stella pen to give the sunflower middle some sparkle:

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To finish the card front, I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon and adhered with glue dots. The sentiment is from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the smallest scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits, and adhered with a dimensional:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder. I created the sunflower in the corner by using the larger leaf stamp from Rooted in Nature in Crushed Curry ink, colored in the leaves with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends pen, and used a Sponge Dauber with Early Espresso ink for the middle:

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What do you think?? I love how this turned out and I will be sending this to my mother, who loves sunflowers, and has been under the weather lately! Below is my finished card, I still have some Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (from the 2018 Occasions Catalog) and used those to create a dewy look. You can also create this using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

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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