Paper Pumpkin Sunflowers and So Much More
Have you subscribed to Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up!®? The August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Kit is so gorgeous! When I opened the box, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful watercolor images.
In case you don’t know, Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit from Stampin’ Up!® You can sign up for a month-to-month subscription (that you can stop or place on hold at any time) or you can order a prepaid subscription for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Everything you need (except scissors, but you probably have them already) is in the kit – stamps, ink, card bases, envelopes, embellishments, adhesive, and more. The August kit is Sweet Sunflowers, and they are awesome.
When I looked at the kit, I saw that the cards were printed on the front and back. And the envelopes were also beautifully printed. Confession time. I grew up on a farm with parents who grew up in the Great Depression Era. I wore clothes made out of flour sacks. (They were gorgeous, by the way.) If I saw clothes in the mall that I wanted, my mom would look at the price tag and almost faint. She would make a sketch of the item I liked, then buy material, alter a pattern, and make it for half the price. So I reverted to my roots.
I cut all the card bases in half, and then I cut up the envelopes. I will end up with at least 27 cards if not more. (That’s not the record. A friend of mine made over 40 cards with the kit!)
Here’s a picture of the nine cards you can make with the kit. Bear in mind that the colored card stock bases are not included.
After I created all the cards in the kit, I added the “fronts” to my own card bases. But here’s one alternate design I made. (There will be more, but I’m still working!)
I used the back of one of the cards, plus an extra sentiment tag, the stamps in the kit, a couple extra bees, and a piece of the free gold honeycomb gift. And I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, Sunflowers Dies, and a stamp from the Forever Fern Stamp Set to create this card.
First, I used the stamps in the kit to stamp the little sunflower and the leaf images in Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow on the card. Then I added a piece of the gold honeycomb from the kit to the card back.
Next, I stamped the dots from the Forever Fern Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Ink repeatedly on the bottom of the card.
I stamped the sunflower and leaf images from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set on Basic White Cardstock. I stamped the sunflower in Soft Suede Classic Ink and the leaf in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. I colored the sunflower with Pale Papaya, Crumb Cake, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, and the leaf with Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut them with the Sunflowers Dies. (Except I have misplaced my leaf die, so that is fussy cut.) I also die-cut a few of the “greenery” images from Blackberry Bliss Cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment on the extra label from the kit using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink, then added it to the card with a Blackberry Bliss Cardstock strip behind it. Finally, I added a few extra bees from the kit, and added it all to a Mossy Meadow card base. Inside, I added a Basic White Cardstock layer with another sunflower from the kit stamped twice in Crushed Curry (using the “twist” method from the kit) and some bees and the flower center in Crumb Cake ink.
I can’t wait to create more cards from the rest of the kit components. 10 down, seven to go!
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