May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

For today’s card, I wanted to share another Paper Pumpkin alternative project I made using contents of the May 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit called Many Manly Occasions. As you may remember, I shared a shaker card I made with the kit a couple of weeks ago. Even though it wasn’t one of the designs included with the set, it was still pretty true to the original concept of making more “manly” types of cards. Today’s design is completely different! I decided to make a very feminine card instead.

Mel's Card Corner | May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative
I started by cutting the front panel off one of the card bases included with the kit. I took the solid back half of the card and cut it down to 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″. Next, I used the triangular die cut area from the front half of the card as a stencil and sponged on some Marina Mist ink over a large circular area on the top half of the panel to create a background.

Using a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped a few flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set using So Saffron and Calypso Coral inks then used the coordinating punch to cut them all out. I also stamped several leaves from the Love & Affection stamp set using Mint Macaron ink. I filled them in using a blender pen then fussy cut them out. I added a layer of clear Wink of Stella to all the flowers and leaves then set them aside to dry.

Mel's Card Corner | May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

For the sentiment, I started by creating the scalloped rectangle mat. I did this by doing some partial diecutting using one of the scalloped squares from the Layering Squares Framelits. I then cut out a  slightly smaller rectangle from white cardstock and stamped one of the sentiments from the Love & Affection stamp set using Marina Mist ink.

I matted my main panel with a piece of Marina Mist cardstock then adhered it to an A2 top-folding card base made of white cardstock. I adhered all the floral pieces to the card, some flat and others popped up on Dimensionals, then added a large rhinestone in the center of each flower. To finish the card, I adhered the sentiment near the bottom of the card using Dimensionals.

Paper Pumpkin One Day Deal

If you would like to try Paper Pumpkin, today is a GREAT day to do it! There is a flash sale happening TODAY ONLY (Friday, June 10, 2016) that will allow first-time subscribers to get their first kit for only $5 plus tax. The shipping is even included in that price! After the first month, the regular price is $19.95 plus tax per month which also includes the shipping. Each month the kit will include:

  • Exclusive stamp set
  • Stampin’ Spot ink cube
  • All the paper, die cuts, stickers, accessories, etc. needed for the project
  • Full instructions

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator already and want to sign up, I would love to be to your Demonstrator. Simply visit my Paper Pumpkin page and sign up. Don’t forget to use the promo code “ONEDAYDEAL” to take advantage of the special offer. This offer expires TONIGHT at 11:50 p.m. Mountain Time.

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Additionally, as long as you remain one of my active subscribers, you will receive a PDF each month with several exclusive project tutorials using the kit contents and other supplies you may already have in your stash. I’ve included a couple of thumbnails showing projects that were included in April and May. If you enjoy Paper Pumpkin and continue your subscription through me for at least three months, I will send you a free gift as a thank you for being my subscriber. If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, please feel free to contact me.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Deborah Smart says:

    A great alternative use for a Paper Pumpkin kit, Melissa. I really love the stenciled background you created, and adding Marina Mist as your mystery colour. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. Deborah

  2. Pam Staples says:

    Mel, WOW! Absolutely gorgeous card and I LOVE the way you used Paper Pumpkin to create an alternative. You rocked the Color Challenge. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Craft Crew. ~Pam, DT

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