Every month I look forward to getting my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail. I also enjoy the little sneak peeks that the Paper Pumpkin team sometimes reveals before kits are released. For this July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, I was excited to see how they incorporated three different product suites from the current Annual Catalog for the kit’s card projects. The three product suites that inspired this kit are Woven Threads, Garden Lane, and Come Sail Away (so if you missed out on this kit, you can make similar projects with these suite products).
This kit included materials to make 9 cards, three each of three designs. The first cards I have to share are the three intended cards made following the kit instructions.
The rest of the cards are alternate designs, made using mostly the contents of the kit. I only added some extra cardstock, a circle punch, and a wider ribbon. Keep reading for details on the alternate cards I made.
This first card is a fun fold card one of my team leaders recently showed us how to make. She called it a Triangle Tri Fold Twist Card. It starts as a vertical card, but after you untie the ribbon and pull it open it twists into a long horizontal card.
I used the inside of one of the envelopes for the Pretty Peacock patterned paper on the card front. The diamond patterned paper was cut down into strips to use for the card front and one for the inside panel. The white panel is 3″ x 4-1/2″ and I stamped the medallion image with Pretty Peacock ink in the bottom corner before adding the patterned paper strip under it. I added in Sahara Sand cardstock for the card base and the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. Full details on how to assemble this fun fold card will be shared in a separate post because it is more involved than a typical card.
This card features the inside of a different envelope for the main layer on the card front. After opening the envelope carefully, I cut the main rectangle panel to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and adhered it to a Sahara Sand card base. I cut one of the green circles in half to use under the sentiment banner. I stamped the sentiment towards the right side of the banner piece with Pretty Peacock ink. The banner is adhered about an inch down from the top along the left edge. But before gluing it down all the way, I slipped the half circle underneath. To finish the card, I added the ship wheel using the included circle dimensional.
This next card features another strip of the diamond patterned paper (4′ x 7/8″). To make the three shades of the stamped medallion, I inked up the image with Pretty Peacock ink and stamped three times on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock without reinking between stamping. This technique is called Generation Stamping, and since Pretty Peacock is such a deep color it easily gives multiple shades with only one ink pad. I punched out each circle with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch (or you could fussy cut them out).
I layered two of the circles with the diamond patterned piece and the Terracotta Tile piece on the card front from the kit. Then I added the sentiment piece and the last circle with Dimensionals. To add some shine, I put a sequin from the kit in the center of each circle.
This card uses the green striped card base with the green circle and the leaves cutouts. I stamped the sentiment on the right side of the banner piece. Then I adhered it to the green circle and trimmed off the portion that hung over the edge. I tied a bow to the little paper clip and added it to the circle piece. The circle is adhered to the card with Dimensionals. For the leaves cutouts, I rolled up glue dots and stuck them to the stem portion of the leaves. Then I slid two under the top left area of the circle and one under the bottom right.
For this card, I used the geometric patterned paper and the other half of the circle from above. The patterned paper is adhered to the Sahara Sand patterned card base with the half circle poking out from the bottom. The sentiment piece is added with Dimensionals and a few sequins are added around it.
The final card uses part of the embossed card base on a new base. I cut down the original card base to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and adhered it to a Night of Navy base. I added the boat and cloud cutouts with glue dots. The sentiment piece is added with Dimensionals to the top left of the card.
This July 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit was fun to play with. Want to join in on the Paper Pumpkin fun? Learn more about the kits and sign up to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber here.