Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! A group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have gathered together to provide alternate project ideas featuring the Paper Pumpkin kits. Continue reading to see the projects I made for the hop, find links to the blogs of the other blogs, and learn more about the next kit (August 10th is the last day to subscribe – details at the end of this post).
Today’s hop features the July 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Fun in the Sun. This kit came with materials to make 9 fun fold cards, 3 each of 3 designs. I used the stamp set to do an embossed resist technique.
Alternate Project Ideas
Emboss Resist Version 1
To make this first card, I stamped the starfish image all over a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of White cardstock with VersaMark Ink. Next, I poured Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped areas. After tapping the excess powder off, I heat-embossed the images. Then I used Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo ink to blend the color over the piece with the Blending Brushes. Finally, I took a tissue to wipe any color off the embossed areas.
To assemble the card, I added this embossed layer to an Azure Afternoon card base. Next, I stamped the sun with Daffodil Delight ink and the sentiment with Melon Mambo ink on a 2-7/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of White cardstock. Then I adhered this piece to a 3″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Azure Afternoon cardstock and added it to the card using Dimensionals.
For the inside, I stamped a sun at the top of a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of White cardstock. Then, I added this piece to the inside.
Emboss Resist Version 2
To make the second card, I inked up the starfish image with VersaMark ink and then (without cleaning it) inked it in Melon Mambo ink. I stamped it towards the bottom of a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of White cardstock. Then I cleaned the stamp so that I could repeat that process two more times (and not get pink ink on the VersaMark pad). Next, I poured Clear Embossing Powder over the stamped areas. After tapping the excess powder off, I heat-embossed the images. Then I used Blending Brushes to add some Crumb Cake ink on the bottom portion of the piece to resemble sand and Azure Afternoon ink on the top/middle to resemble water meeting the sand. Finally, I took a tissue to wipe any color off the embossed areas.
To assemble the card, I added this embossed layer to a Melon Mambo card base. Next, I stamped the sentiment with Melon Mambo ink on a piece of White cardstock and punched it out with the Cloud Punch. Then I added the sentiment piece to the top area and the beach chair to the bottom area using Dimensionals.
For the inside, I stamped a starfish at the bottom of a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of White cardstock. Then, I added this piece to the inside.
Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! Follow the links below to check out more great projects featuring the July 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Fun in the Sun.
A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop List
The Next Paper Pumpkin Kit
August 10th is the last day to subscribe to receive the August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Meaningful Flowers!
Details for the August 2023 Kit:
- 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
- 8 coordinating envelopes
- 1 photopolymer stamp set
- 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
- Linen thread
- Vellum and precut paper pieces
- FREE Distinktive stamp set
- Final card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
- Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Bubble Bath, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide
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